Thursday, December 24, 2009

Baking Soda for Colds and Flu

I'm sending you over to Dr. Mercola once again. He reports on using baking soda for colds and the flu. Apparently it was used back in 1917-18 for the Spanish influenza to good effect. I haven't personally tried this yet (I'm waiting til I can get some of Bob's Red Mills baking soda, which does NOT have aluminum in it).

If you're interested, read here. It's quite interesting, and if it works, then it certainly would be a great thing to have around.

You can get your Bob's Red Mills baking soda at some stores, or order online here.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Excellent Article on Homeopathy

Jeez. Can I go forever without a blog post or what? It's embarrassing to be such a slag, but there you have it. My apologies to those who would rather I blog more often. I would, but then Real Life happens and the next thing I know it is a month or so later.

Anyway, have any of you ever wondered what exactly homeopathy is and why some folks swear by it (the Royal family in Britain for instance)? I have. I mean, I'm conscious of its existence and have been for years. Occasionally I will buy a preparation of some homeopathic medicine and use it, usually to good effect. Sometimes. The article I'm going to send you to explains this healing path well, and it also explains why some of the preparations I've purchased don't always work. The answer there is that each patient is different and a good homeopathic doctor would spend a lot of time figuring out exactly what I need, might, indeed, try out a few different preparations til we found the right one--the one that would cure me. Not just suppress my symptoms, but actually cure me.

I found this article on Dr. Mercola's site, in his email newsletter. You might want to sign up and get his info in your email as I do. If you're interested in alternative therapies, you might want to check this out. Like I said, it explains homeopathic medicine really well. It clarified a lot of what had been small mysteries to me about homeopathy. It's a good read.

Check it out!