Growing Your Own Medicinal Herbs – Why Bother?

Growing your own herbs

 

So, we already addressed what holistic health means, and the start of my own medicinal herb garden. Now I’d like to address exactly why I choose to grow my own herbs whenever I can, instead of just purchasing herbs from other sources. Right up front, my hope is to plant a seed (pardon the pun) in everyone who reads this. I want people to be curious. I want them to research, question and evaluate. I want them to want to do this, too!

So, what are my reasons? Continue reading “Growing Your Own Medicinal Herbs – Why Bother?”

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Why I Just Bought a Second Berkey Water Filter

Creativity is intelligence having fun.
Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine. – Slovakian Proverb

Right off the bat, I’d like to tell you that this is NOT a sponsored post. I have absolutely no affiliation with Berkey, and I am not being compensated for this post in any way.

Our family has owned a Berkey water filter for about the last five years… and we just bought a second one. Here’s why:

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Garden Fresh…

Garden Fresh

I think that people who don’t garden tend to have a very idealistic view of what it must be like. Zen hours in a beautifully manicured cottage garden, surrounded by perfectly robust plants, just dripping in fresh produce. Nary a critter or weed to be seen. Beautiful, golden rays caressing your shoulders in warmth and gentle light. Cue the lounge chair and the obligatory margarita.

Spoiler alert: That ain’t reality.

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The Beginnings of a Medicinal Herb Garden

I’ve been using herbs medicinally in varying forms for several years now. I primarily rely on medicinal tinctures and teas, though I occasionally use a few other forms of herbal remedies. If you’ve ever looked into buying these things, you likely know they can put a dent in your wallet in a hurry. Ergo, my husband and I decided to install a new garden bed solely for medicinal herbs.

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What Does it Mean to Have a Holistic Lifestyle?

“No matter how much it gets abused, the body can restore balance. The first rule is to stop interfering with nature.”

Holistic… it’s a popular buzzword, and if you tend to read anything geared towards natural health, whole foods or alternative healthcare, it’s probably a word you see thrown around a lot. But what does it really mean? It’s attached to all sorts of subjects, without many clear explanations about what it entails or why it’s important. I’m hoping to help in that regard. Continue reading “What Does it Mean to Have a Holistic Lifestyle?”

The Adventure Begins

Hi! My name is Nicole, and I am The Holistic Housewife. Of course, I’m not just a housewife – I’m a wife, a homeschooling mother of 4 children, a garden nut, and the biggest holistic health fan you could ever ask to meet. This blog is the creative outlet for all of my research, my thoughts, my hopes, my adventures, and hopefully it will one day be something more… something big. Something inspiring. Something to help those who happen upon it. Continue reading “The Adventure Begins”