Sore Throat Tonic

Sore Throat Tonic | What with the polar vortex freeze that trampled through the country, my family, like everyone else, suffered through a spell of bitterly cold weather. In the end, my throat was the only thing left unfrozen... Browsing medicinal folk remedies and recipes, I settled on one concoction in particular, adding my own embellishments of ginger and turmeric to the mix. Within an hour of sipping on this concoction, I was able to join my family for my son’s birthday meal. | GNOWFGLINS.com

What with the polar vortex freeze that trampled through the country, my family, like everyone else, suffered through a spell of bitterly cold weather. In the end, my throat was the only thing left unfrozen… Browsing medicinal folk remedies and recipes, I settled on one concoction in particular, adding my own embellishments of ginger and turmeric to the mix. Within an hour of sipping on this concoction, I was able to join my family for my son’s birthday meal. [by Tracey Vierra]

Healing Foods (for after the holidays)

Healing Foods (for after the holidays) | Holiday celebrations can be hard on our bodies. Eating foods prepared in other kitchens often means we're consuming ingredients that are not necessarily nourishing. My family chooses to stay flexible during these times, making the best choices we can under the circumstances. But after the holidays, we start craving simple and healing foods. Are you in the same boat? Try my three simple recovery tricks and two favorite back-on-track simple recipes. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Holiday celebrations can be hard on our bodies. Eating foods prepared in other kitchens often means we’re consuming ingredients that are not necessarily nourishing. My family chooses to stay flexible during these times, making the best choices we can under the circumstances. But after the holidays, we start craving simple and healing foods. Are you in the same boat? Try my three simple recovery tricks and two favorite back-on-track simple recipes. [by Jenny Cutler]

Treating High Fevers with Egg Whites

Treating High Fevers with Egg Whites | Media nowadays teaches parents that they can help their child by giving aspirin or other fever-reducing medicines in order to "break" a fever. For a mild fever, this can do more harm than good; it suppresses the production of antibodies, which makes the body more hospitable to invaders. But, if your little one's fever is just too high, consider... egg whites. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Media nowadays teaches parents that they can help their child by giving aspirin or other fever-reducing medicines in order to “break” a fever. For a mild fever, this can do more harm than good; it suppresses the production of antibodies, which makes the body more hospitable to invaders. But, if your little one’s fever is just too high, consider… egg whites. [by Paula Miller]

Whipped Body Butter

Whipped Body Butter | No, it's not frosting, but it does look good enough to eat, doesn't it? Hello, body butter! I was looking for a spreadable all-over-body lotion. But not just lotion. I wanted something thick and rich that would stay-in-place while nourishing the skin -- and using just a few ingredients. My friend Renee from Hard Lotion has a great recipe I tried and I loved -- and she gave me permission to share it with you! | GNOWFGLINS.com

No, it’s not frosting, but it does look good enough to eat, doesn’t it? Hello, body butter! I was looking for a spreadable all-over-body lotion. But not just lotion. I wanted something thick and rich that would stay-in-place while nourishing the skin — and using just a few ingredients. My friend Renee from Hard Lotion has a great recipe I tried and I loved — and she gave me permission to share it with you! [by Wardee Harmon]

KYF #058: First Aid with The Survival Doctor

First Aid with The Survival Doctor | In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, you'll meet The Survival Doctor, James Hubbard, M.D. As a practicing family doctor for 30 years, he's one of the nation's top survival-medicine experts and the author of a brand new book, The Living Ready Pocket Manual to First Aid. This podcast is a part of his book launch blog tour, and I'm thrilled to be part of it. Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/58

In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, you’ll meet The Survival Doctor, James Hubbard, M.D. As a practicing family doctor for 30 years, he’s one of the nation’s top survival-medicine experts and the author of a brand new book, The Living Ready Pocket Manual to First Aid. This podcast is a part of his book launch blog tour, and I’m thrilled to be part of it. Get to know Dr. Hubbard and his new book through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]