Recovering from a Concussion: 7 Things that Helped Me

Recovering from a Concussion: 7 Things that Helped MeJust over three weeks ago, I passed out and hit my head very hard as I came down. The result was a severe concussion.


I’ve spent the better part of three weeks healing from this head injury, and while things are still not quite right, I’m definitely feeling much better than I was.


Here are 7 things that have helped tremendously as I’ve been recovering from a concussion:


  1. Lots of Rest.
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How I’m preparing for Cold and Flu Season

How I'm preparing for Cold and Flu SeasonFall is here, winter is approaching, and already I’m hearing lots of people sniffling and coughing. We’re all spending more time indoors, and heaters are coming on more frequently. The season of colds and flu seems to be settling in.


While I firmly believe that a healthy diet and plenty of sleep are the best ways to keep our bodies healthy, I also keep some other natural immune system supports and remedies around our house in order to help our bodies if we’re exposed to a virus or if we feel ourselves coming down with something.… Continue reading

Natural Burn Remedies

Natural Burn Remedies
My burnt fingers along with the lavender essential oil I used to help support their recovery.

Today while I was cooking, my boys were swooping in and out of the kitchen, pretending to be bats. As they dove after mosquitoes, the timer went off, and I was busy keeping an eye on them and reminding them to stay away from the open oven.… Continue reading

All-Natural Insect Bite and Sting Relief

All-Natural Insect Bite and Sting Relief
Purification quickly changed my 6-year-old’s insect bites from itching and swelling to completely gone in a couple of hours.

Today my 6-year-old was sitting outside eating a fresh plum when all of a sudden he came into the house yelling that something was on him and his back was hurting. Sure enough, he had two insect bite marks on his back and one on his chest.… Continue reading

When Two Boys Come Down with a Virus: Ways to Support the Immune System

When Two Boys Come Down with a Virus: Ways to Boost ImmunityThis morning my 6-year-old woke up telling me his head hurt. Soon there following, he started telling me that his stomach hurt. A few minutes later he told me that he was going back to bed (I think this is the first time this has happened ever – usually he’s rather full of energy even when not feeling his best). Because my boys very rarely get sick and this was unusual behavior, I decided to consult with our naturopath.… Continue reading

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Homemade Elderberry SyrupElderberry syrup is a great, traditional way to boost immunity. Our naturopath recommends taking some at the first sign of a cold or flu. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to find high-quality organic elderberry syrup that doesn’t contain vegetable glycerin.

We try to avoid foods containing vegetable glycerin as a preservative because glycerin can coat your teeth and thereby prevent the natural tooth remineralization process.… Continue reading