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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I've never had a kidney stone, but Goodman has had many kidney stones. The first one was a total shock as he thought he was going to die from the pain. He had no idea what was causing it, and we had insurance at the time so he went to the doctor and was sent home to wait it out. 4 or 5 days ensued before the stone passed. OUCH, but it was finally over.
Years passed happily by... then two years ago the dreadful thing happened again. This time I scanned my herbal remedy books and the internet to see what could be done. I thought it would probably take some kind of drastic measures to alleviate the situation, but I was sure those would be better than waiting for a jagged chunk of hard calcium to make it's way to the light of day. Sure enough, there's a natural solution that begins the dissolving process so that the stones pass within 24-48 hours.
Not only has this remedy worked for my husband several times, but it's worked for another family member, also.
Now, I'm not a physician, so if you need to, by all means, see a doctor. If you are sure you have a stone and are willing to let it pass naturally... make some lemonade to expedite the process.
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Monday, June 3, 2013
It's a beautiful start to the week here in the foothills with mild, sunny weather.
Linking with The BackYard Farming Connection, The Art of Home-Making Mondays
What a face.
Our neighbors have a pine tree in their backyard that over hangs part of our pasture behind their house. As is the way with nature, the pine cones fall and the cycle of renewal begins, again. I love nature the way God intended it.
Authentic Indian Chai ... our youngest granddaughter says it tastes like a good donut. I say hold the milk down to a dribble and make it spicier, but you might like it as is. Anyhoo - give it a try, you just might like it. We added a sprinkle of cinnamon on top for a little added zip. Click the link, there's a cool story about this chai recipe that I like nearly as much as the tea itself. And did you know that a cup of chai tea will help if you're having an asthma attack? Yes, the spices help open the airways.