Natural Remedies for Eczema

Depending on where you live, this time of year can really agitate Eczema. Eczema is an allergic condition that can be aggravated by diet, household cleaners, soaps, laundry detergents and perfumes. When prescription creams fail, here are some Natural Remedies that work… Avoid using commercial Gels, Soaps, Shampoos and Conditioners: popular brands of personal care…

I Haven’t Got Time for Pain Meds

FDA admits that all Anti Inflammatories (Vioxx, Bextra, Celebrex, Aleve or Naprosyn, Aspirin, Ibuprofen) May Kill You (lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular problems), USA Today December 23, 2004; USA Today December 20, 2004 Vioxx and Celebrex May Affect Kidneys, Annals of Internal Medicine 2000;133:1-9 Painkillers Increase Risk of Miscarriage, British Medical Journal August…

Adverse Reactions to Fluvirin Flu Shot

Adverse Reactions to Fluvirin Flu Shot Body as a whole: Local injection site reactions (including pain, pain limiting limb movement, redness, swelling, warmth, ecchymosis, induration), hot flashes/flushes; chills; fever; malaise; shivering; fatigue; asthenia; facial edema. Immune system disorders: Hypersensitivity reactions (including throat and/or mouth edema). In rare cases, hypersensitivity reactions have lead to anaphylactic shock…

Behind the Label: Flu Shot

Before administering a flu shot, most medical practitioners do not follow the protocol that they are instructed to of reviewing the patient’s current health and history as well as the pertinent information found behind the flu shot label (package insert). For that reason, I believe it is crucial to educate myself by reading package inserts…

First Aid with Essential Oils

Now’s the perfect time to replace outdated, chemical products found in your First Aid kit with natural ones like Essential Oils. BRUISES: Helichrysum italicum HOW TO: Blend 5 drops total of Essential Oil with 1 ounce of jojoba or natural, unscented lotion and gently massage on location. INSECT BITES: German Chamomile Lavender Purification essential oil…

Clean, Bright, White and Sick?

Has your nose ever felt violated when you walk down the laundry detergent aisle of your local grocery store? Mine has. It’s truly disturbing how overloaded your nose becomes by all of those synthetic chemicals and fragrances. But then there’s all those pretty packages and catchy phrases. Have you ever looked beyond these enticing labels…