natural answers for the flu

Cold or Worse? There Are Natural Answers for the Flu

This flu season has been terrible. Practically everyone I know, myself included, has been down with something, whether it’s a cold, some kind of viral infection or the flu itself. This year’s shots are worthless I’m not going to jump into the flu vaccine controversy, although I can say I do not get flu shots. … Read moreCold or Worse? There Are Natural Answers for the Flu

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Lavender Benefits, how do I love thee? Let me count 8 ways…

I love lavender! Just the mildest whiff makes me sigh with release. And, of course, stress relief: That’s what lavender is all about. I’ve had a stressful couple of weeks. An almost fatal computer crash that took a couple of weeks to remedy, but saved me from having into invest in a new laptop (thanks … Read moreLavender Benefits, how do I love thee? Let me count 8 ways…

Natural Sore Throat Soothers

Natural Sore Throat Soothers

This article by Kathleen appeared in Natural Awakwenings Magazine in October of 2016. She’s down with a sore throat and laryngitis this week and taking a bit of her own medicine. These soothers aren’t just for kids. The household is settling for the night when the 5-year-old cries out, “My throat hurts!” “There’s no need … Read moreNatural Sore Throat Soothers

Special Echinacea Formula

Special echinacea formula for stress and anxiety

Are you stressed? Who isn’t these days? Insomnia? Yup, for most of us. Do you suffer from anxiety? This is a far more serious problem that disrupts everyday life with spiraling out-of-control worry. So many of us do actually have clinical anxiety, which conventional medicine treats with prescription drugs that have terrible side effects. Now … Read moreSpecial echinacea formula for stress and anxiety

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Natural solutions for poison ivy, sunburn and more

The next time a minor summertime skin woe makes you miserable, take a trip to the pantry or refrigerator or the woods behind the house for natural solutions. You may find just what the doctor ordered. Many of these remedies evolved from folk remedies that have been used since the times of our wise grandmothers … Read moreNatural solutions for poison ivy, sunburn and more

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Solutions for Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

This article originally appear on this blog September 3, 2013.  My dear friend Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum has just released a new book that is destined to change the lives of many of my readers and friends and others around the world. The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia simplifies … Read moreSolutions for Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Strong Immune System

Four Steps To A Strong Immune System

This article originally appeared on KathleenBarnes.com on November 10, 2009. Yes, everybody’s talking about the swine flu and whether or not we should get vaccinations or even if they’ll be available. I’m not going to go elaborate on the politics of the vaccine and the profits Big Pharma is going to make on the vaccines … Read moreFour Steps To A Strong Immune System

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The Many Healing Secrets of Lavender

If you could grow just one herb on your windowsill or in your garden, what would it be? Lavender is hands down my personal choice. It offers the biggest health return for my investment of time, energy and real estate in my garden and the essential oil is inexpensive and even enhances the benefits. So … Read moreThe Many Healing Secrets of Lavender

Natural Skin Protection

Natural skin protection under the summer sun

Now that beach vacations, gardening, outdoor sports and more summer sun activities are on most of our calendars, it’s time to consider ways to protect skin from damage. The medical profession has broadcast its message loud and clear: Too much sun exposure causes dryness, wrinkling, premature aging and can lead to skin cancers. Certain types … Read moreNatural skin protection under the summer sun

Healing Music; Healing Sounds

Healing Music, Healing Sounds

Here’s an article Kathleen wrote for Natural Awakenings magazine, published in September, 2016. As primeval drumbeats echo across an African savannah, the rhythms circle the globe, picked up by the chants and rattles of shamans gracing Amazonian jungles and Siberian tundra. They’re repeated in Gregorian chants filling medieval cathedrals and Om meditations resounding in Himalayan … Read moreHealing Music, Healing Sounds