Natural Solutions Blog

Why I Went to an IBCLC

I’ll start with what an IBCLC is. It’s an “International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.” This means that they have gone through over 90 hours of education including baby development, pre and post natal care, anatomy, biology, and more. Many, also have their RN as well, which means they have additional medical training and have worked… Continue reading Why I Went to an IBCLC

Eleanor Margaret Jane

After buying a house in August of 2019, Ethan and I decided to hold off on having another baby and trying to get pregnant until fall of 2020. On top of this, we were still doing therapy with Athena and figuring out her needs.  December 4th 2019 after reading our Advent study, I took a… Continue reading Eleanor Margaret Jane

Happy & Healthy

I guess I should start with the “disclaimer.” You know, the ones that all “alternative resources” have. The one that says, “According to the FDA these products can not prevent, treat, or cure, any illness or disease” blah blah blah. Isn’t it funny that somehow resources that have grown on the Earth and were used… Continue reading Happy & Healthy

Baby Milk Bath

People have been taking milk baths for hundreds and thousands of years. Cleopatra was known to take baths of milk, honey, and oils. Medieval women believed bathing in milk would help keep their skin white as milk. There are very legitimate benefits to bathing in milk, but most adult milk baths call for whole milk,… Continue reading Baby Milk Bath

Refuel with Re-Lyte

Field hockey was my life for 10 years. 10. Whole. Years. And I more than likely drank gallons of sports drinks in that time. Because really, that was, and still is, the norm. Who drank coconut water in 2003? Nobody; that’s who. This year Redmond re-released their newly formulated Re-Lyte; their powdered drink mix. I… Continue reading Refuel with Re-Lyte

Battle of the Pits

I think the title of this is hilarious, but maybe that’s because it’s way past my bedtime. There’s an inherited “disease” in my family. It’s sweat. Particularly, sweaty arm pits. There’s really no “nice” or “polite” way to have this discussion. We can be sitting, doing NOTHING, in an average temperature room (68-72 degrees), in… Continue reading Battle of the Pits

Acupuncture with Dr. Kari

I wasn’t skeptical, but acupuncture wasn’t something I thought I’d ever do. It made sense, pressure points and what not. Similarly, we apply oils at certain reflexology points. But then Kari started practicing out of the same office as our chiropractor. Ethan was the first to test it out. He and Kari actually went to… Continue reading Acupuncture with Dr. Kari

Sheet Soak

Like having a favorite stove burner, another sign of adulthood may be having a favorite set of sheets. I think Ethan and I got this set of sheets sometime our first year of marriage. They are Nate Berkus from Target and we love them. Of all of our sheets, they are our favorite. A few… Continue reading Sheet Soak

Wound Care

Thorns, cuts, scrapes, slices, splinters, OH MY! With as much time as we spend outside, we see it all. So how do we take care of these wounds in our house? –Redmond Salt–Redmond Bentonite Clay–Patch Bandaids-CorrectX-*Optional* Boo-Boo Spray CorrectX is essentially a natural neosporin alternative! The oils blended into the ointment help support healing, fight… Continue reading Wound Care