Your throat is scratchy and your nose is stuffy. You're tired and your whole body feels achy. You're catching a cold or maybe the flu. Is there anything left to do but crawl into bed and suffer until the miserable illness passes? Yes. You can arm yourself with natural remedies that can keep the illness at bay or make it retreat more quickly.
Gathering edible and medicinal plants from local woods can be fun and exciting. They're often nutrient-dense and void of harmful chemicals and genetic tinkering. They're also beautiful and delicious, but a foraging education is a must before ingesting any unidentified wild plant. If you spend any time in nature, learning about which plants are safe to eat and which aren't is sensible information to have.
Are you feeling jittery, sleepless or bloated? Are you catching a cold and having trouble breathing? Does your immune system need a boost? If your symptoms are mild, tea might be just the beverage to help you feel better.
Open any traditional medicine cabinet and you'll likely find prescription and over-the-counter treatments for any number of ailments, such as heartburn and indigestion, cuts and burns, and cold and flu symptoms.
It's a debate that's raging all over the place — from the Internet to the water cooler. Is it more expensive to eat healthy than not? The main argument you hear is that grocery prices are simply lower for "junk" food than for whole foods. And, yes, it's very often true.
The lavender farms of Southern Oregon are blooming with soft purple color and sweet fragrance this month, drawing visitors on a peaceful journey.