Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sick and need to Throw Up, but can't. Here's help, the Natural Way

   I was talking with a friend several weeks ago, and he had told me that he had been sick and felt like throwing up but couldn't. Can you relate? If so this post is for you. You could always try the two fingers method, but your natural response is to pull your fingers out before it works and you walk away unrelieved.

   Here's a method my mother used for us kids when we where young, and I am still using it today. She said that she had learned it from her mother on the farm. My mother was also a RN, so she would not have used this method if it would do harm to us.

   Mix 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda (not baking powder) with about 1/4 C of warm water. Mix it well and drink it. Now I have to warn you, one of two things will happen, so be ready! You will either puke in the next minute or so or it will neutralize the acid in your stomach and you will feel better. It may also cause you to burp. It will work, so be prepared!

  This may seem to some of you a strange post, but the fact is that when you are sick and feel like puking its awful when you can't. The fact is that you generally feel better afterwards. Throwing up is one of the ways your body has of ridding itself of toxins. Usually you sleep pretty good for a while also. Remember to drink enough clear fluids(H2O) to replenish fluid loss by puking. One glass every several hours is good.

   So next time you are sick and feel like puking, but can't, give this method a try instead of the two fingers method! You will be glad you did.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Treating Diaper Rash and Rashes the Natural Way

    Our daughter just had a little girl last summer and she was concerned how to treat and get rid of diaper rash. Well here it is for everyone who has babies and grand babies. You take some Rosemary and Thyme out of the kitchen spice rack and get started.  Make a tea out of them. Put 1 tsp of Thyme and 1/2 tsp of Rosemary in a mug. Then fill the mug with boiling  water  (preferably purified) and let it steep until water is cold. Filter out the tea leave and place in a container with a lid (Glass would be best), so you can store it in the fridge. It should last you several weeks. Its that easy and cheap to make. After you change the little one and clean them up, dab the tea liberally on with a cotton ball, let it air dry and diaper as usual. The rash will be gone the next day.

   Diaper rash is, believe it or not caused by a virus, the same virus that causes cold sores. So this mixture would probably work on cold sores as well. I have had friends that have tried it when they have broken out in a rash and they have told me it works great.

    Thyme and Rosemary both have very powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties in them. The wonderful thing is that you can treat the rash naturally and without chemicals, or store bought remedies, and the added bonus is that it is inexpensive.

  My hope is that you will try it and bless someone else with the  information by passing it on!