This is a picture of the herbal store where I get lots of help and wonderful organic herbs. Although I do order from Jean's greens as well... they also have a wonderful selection of bulk herbs at great prices and super fast shipping!!
our family tries avoid going to the doctors as much as possible especially the kids who do go for their year well check up but that's usually it (and to tell you the truth I even missed that appointment once and my son wasn't seen for two years....oops) What the doctors don't know is the ear infections, diaper rashes, and common colds that the kids did have in between the visits.
I bring this subject up because of the current UTI that my daughter is fighting off...
She has been such a good little patient through all of this. c We are currently having her drink 3/4 cup water every hour this makes urine to run clear so it will stop the burning sensation.
We are also giving her CranActin which comes in a veggie cap that is very easy to pull apart and mix with yogurt or applesauce. We have been doing this 2 times a day and plan on continuing this treatment for 3 days and see where we are.
So the water is what is going to flush out the bacteria that's in the urinary tract, and the CranActin (which are simply cranberry extracts with vitamin C) this is what stops the bacteria from sticking to bladder cells.
I will be going to my midwife in a week and was going to ask her opinion of my idea to take one capsule of milk thistle a day for the last trimester, it hopes to prevent jaundice so I would be able to leave the hospital the day after Annabelle birth so we can enjoy our newest addition to the family.
Another resource I'm turning to is Susun Weed's book Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, such a wonderful resource for any mama to be.
She talks about including rich minerals, and proteins to promote healthy livers which will help clear the extra red blood cells.
She also mentions dandelion during pregnancy and early lactation to help baby develop a strong liver.
What are your thoughts about natural remedies?