I was watching a TV show last night, a hospital show. They were talking about burns, "first degree" and "second degree" and such. I started wondering what defined each degree of burn? So this afternoon I decided to find out. I did a bunch of research and I thought that I would share the results with you.
Last winter I ran across a video on You Tube with a recipe for a homemade cold and cough remedy that looked really easy to make, so I decided to try it. It is simple to make and it also works, making you feel better and I believe get well faster. The best part is that it is made from all natural ingredients. Since the cold and flu season is coming, I thought this was a good time to share it.
I don't know about you, but this time of year I have a lot of aches and pains. Pulling weeds in the garden, bending and stretching to pick beans and other veggies, trimming shrubs, just all the work that goes with the approaching harvest and the end of summer.
By the end of the day, my shoulders and knees are hurting and need some relief, so I wanted to try cold gel packs to help reduce the swelling and pain. However, they are kinda pricey at $20 to $50 each for the reusable kind, and I really did not want to pay that much, not knowing if they would help. I did some research and found that they are ridiculously easy and cheap to make.
Now that summer has arrived, so has the hot weather. If you work, or play, out in the heat then you will sweat, this is an unavoidable fact of life. Sweating is the body's mechanism to get rid of excess heat, but you also lose fluids and it is very important to replace them. The healthiest and most efficient way to do this is a drink with electrolytes to prevent dehydration. This is why you see athletes drinking Gatorade during the game at sporting events. Gatorade replaces electrolytes and prevents dehydration when a person is sweating constantly for long periods of time, like when playing ball, or working outside.
Have you see the price of Gatorade? Not exactly cheap, so I decided to try making my own. It's pretty simple to do, you can even mix the powder and package it to mix with water when you want to drink it. The recipe is very easy.
Just a short post for you all today, but really useful! Over the weekend, I was attacked by a really bad case of heartburn. That is a most uncomfortable sensation! Sometimes it's even scary as you wonder if it is something else that is worse.
I remembered the remedy my Mother always used when she got heartburn, so I went searching for our good old friend apple cider vinegar. I swear sometimes I wonder if there is anything that vinegar or baking soda won't cure or clean!
So this is the heartburn cure:
To add insult to injury, consuming this new GMO wheat has also been found to be linked to a myriad of illnesses, such as dementia, heart disease, arthritis, cataracts, obesity, intestinal problems, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerances and bloating.
Grow Your Own Antibacterial Band aids
I am always on the lookout for useful plants. One day I was in my garden in the back yard and I found a strange little plant with only three leaves that were thick and fuzzy. They were soft as velvet. Being curious, I looked it up on the internet and found it to be a plant called Wooly Lamb's Ear.
Lamb's Ear is a very versatile plant and it has many uses, both edible and medicinal:
I am not one to have a ton of apps on my phone. In fact, I had almost none until a few days ago when I heard about a recycling app that I thought would be useful. After I downloaded it, I started looking around the App Store, and I found four others that I thought would really help me in my resolve for my family to live a healthier and greener lifestyle. I wanted to share them with you. :)
Today I have a lovely surprise, a post from a friend of mine that is also a blogger, Marika Charalambous. She made some homemade deodorant over the weekend and decided to share with us how she did it.
Homemade Deodorant by Marika Charalambous
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