Natural Health

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Nature's Multi-Vitamin: The Many Benefits of Bone Broth (with Crock Pot Recipe)

By Alexander and Ashley Poptodorov, A+A Wellness

Discover the many benefits of bone broth and enjoy a medicinal Crock Pot recipe for our favorite bone broth soup.

Comforting Comfrey Can Speed Recovery

By Blythe Pelham

Always one to find the shiny underbelly of a cloud, this post shares how I used my knowledge of this amazing plant to become an outlier in healing my broken wrist. Comfrey can speed healing in beneficial ways when using with care. It can also cause major problems when put into action incorrectly.

10 Herbs for Tea-Kettle First Aid

By Agatha Noveille, The Herbal Academy

A tea kettle and some dried herbs are all you need to be able to begin using herbs in your own home and even provide herbal support for common first aid complaints.

Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup

By Carrie Williams Howe

Make this simple elderberry-honey syrup to boost your immunity as you combat winter colds. You can make a great elderberry syrup at home for a fraction of the cost with just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time. This is especially true if you, like us, grow your own elderberries or keep your own bees!


12 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Hostile Valley Living

Apple Cider Vinegar is a superfood, able to tackle tasks from cleaning up mold and covering odors to spicing up a salad with ease. It is easy to make yourself, and can also be inexpensive from the grocery store in raw, organic versions with the mother. What can you use this amazing vinegar for? It is truly astonishing how many tasks ACV can help out with. Here are just a dozen of my favorites.

Dealing with Sickness on the Homestead

By Anna Twitto

Sickness has some particularly challenging aspects for homesteaders — how to make the best of it?

Canine Skin Problems Caused by Food Allergies

By Bruce McElmurray

Where we live remotely in the Sangre de Cristo mountains (9,800-foot elevation), we have to be aware of our surroundings, especially when it comes to our four German Shepherd dogs. Our veterinarian is 45 miles away so we need to be familiar as laymen with ailments and conditions that may impact our fur family, including the subject of this post: skin issues caused by food allergies.

4 Herbal Teas for Autumn and Winter

By Jane Cookman Metzger, The Herbal Academy

Bodily imbalance may arise during autumn and the long winter months either due to illness arising from fluctuating weather or passing viruses around, reduced activity, the stress of the holidays, or the decreased daylight hours. We can turn to herbal teas to support our body’s resilience and to correct imbalance.