Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
What are some effective
remedies for ear infections?
Using colloidal silver. I put 2 drops of colloidal silver in each ear 3
times throughout the day, I also give silver by mouth (about 1/2 tsp. for children and 1 tsp. for adults) 2 or 3 times a day. After the first few days, I put a drop in the ear 1-2 times a day for a total of 10 days to make sure the infection is gone. I always continue a treatment for about 10 days, and not stop when they feel better - it can come back or not being completely gone - just like with anti-biotics. Colloidal Silver boosts the immune system and kills the infection.
I took one of my kids for a regular check-up as a baby and found out she had a double ear infection - which I did not know because she wasn't in pain, nor miserable - just a runny nose. I used the method with silver as described above, and brought her back to the doctor in 2 weeks just to hear from him that the infection was gone ~ and it was!
Many times kids can have ear infections and not have much pain, if any at all. I watch for the symptoms of fussiness plus pulling or playing with one of their ears. That shows the ear is causing discomfort, but not necessarily pain. With the ear infection I just treated, I recognized the continuous cough, runny nose, fussiness and saw her pull on one of her ears when I laid her down to sleep. If I suspect an ear infection, I put silver in both ears, and not just the one that appears to be the infected one. The other ear could be infected also, but not as bothersome, and drainage could go to the other ear during the sickness to cause an infection in that ear. I always treat both ears because the silver is safe!
I always order my silver off the internet because the price is about half the cost of buying it in a store. I buy a 16 oz. because it's the best deal and a GREAT savings! My co-pay for a doctor's visit is more than twice of what I pay for one bottle of colloidal silver - and the bottle lasts for several sicknesses - this is such a money saver for me! 16 oz. Colloidal Silver Or, there is the option of an 8 oz.
I have also used onion and garlic for ear pain. One of mine were up crying constantly with ear pain, and I administered a few drops of silver and also cut an onion and garlic in half. I alternately placed the cut side of the onion and garlic against the ear and held it there. It took the pain away, and she was fine by morning. (You can also place the cut side of an onion against both ears and hold it in place with ear muffs while they sleep. In the morning, it will have pulled all the gunk out!) I've only used this once because the few times my kids have had an ear infection were without pain. They mostly feel only discomfort. You can have your family free of ear infection and pain in no time with simple, inexpensive home remedies!
*Have you ever used this remedy for ear infections? What natural remedies do you use for these nasty infections?
Please swing by Jill's blog and check out more amazing remedies!
Posted by Marcie @ DWYH at 6:00 AM
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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Monday, September 26, 2011
A few months back I opened Don't Waste your Homemaking to contributors who have a passion for Jesus and have a particular area in homemaking that they thrive in. Today, I'm introducing the first contributor, Sarah from Why Sew Serious. She is basically amazing! She will be sharing what you need to get started sewing.
I’m a twenty-five year old wife from New
I absolutely love being my husband’s helper these (almost) four years.
I spend my days teaching English part-time,
welcoming tourists at our Christchurch airport and keeping house.
To relax and recuperate after a year full of earthquakes, I sew, sew, sew – oh, and did I say sew?
I am a self-taught beginner and have only ever been to one class, so all the posts I’m going to be writing about will be for people like me – who love fabric and using their fingers actively, but don’t really know where to start! So join me as we learn all about the basics of sewing, in particular quilting and other homemade goodies for the house. Check out my blog too, at Why Sew Serious.
Pins/Pin Cushion/Unpicker. I go through pins – but only because I lose them all the time! Good pins are a necessity and having enough is a must. Keeping them in a pin cushion that is ready at hand is a good tip, and you can also buy pin cushions that wrap around your wrist. As much as I hate unpicking and used to avoid it at all costs, if I want my sewing to look accurate, sometimes I have to. So, unpicker’s are a hated but necessary tool.
Scissors/Rottery Cutter. I used both of these interchangeably, but I must be honest and say I haven’t mastered the rottery cutter yet. Mature quilters use their cutters for everything, but I’m still learning, so I like using scissors mostly. But both are needed. Buy a good brand for both, they’re worth the money.
Ruler. I’ve picked these up as I’ve gone and must say that now that I have them, I love them. This is when you do use your rottery cutter rather than templates (which I make handmade with cardboard). They are easy to measure and once in place, you slice along the edge with the cutter.
Mat. When you use your cutter, these self-healing mats are fantastic and you won’t destroy that tabletop! It’s also got measurements on it to help everything align rightly.
Sewing Box. Invest in one of these – they’re cute and great to store everything in.
Machine. My sewing machine is the most basic and cheapest you can get – but for what I do, it’s all you need. If you like embroidery, invest in a more high-range machine, but the basics are excellent all the same. Make sure it has different stitch types and lengths as well as a button-hole setting. They usually come with extra bits and bobs, but what you need to invest in are “bobbins” – the thread holder that is put inside the machine. You need quite a few for different colours you use.
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