Author: Deborah

Fever: Fear it or Embrace it?

The fever.  One of the most common reasons children are brought to the emergency room.  As an ER nurse, I created this presentation Fever: Fear it or embrace it? to teach parents about fevers so they can understand whether to fear it or embrace it.  Held at the Antelope Valley Birth Center August 30th at 6:00pm and September 23rd at CalCity Fitness Center at noon. Some of the topics covered are: What is a fever and what does it do? What causes a fever? When do you call the doctor? What are febrile seizures? Risks and benefits of antibiotics Ibuprofen and acetaminophen: how they work, and the risks associated with their use Natural methods to support a child or adult with a fever How to know if they are getting better? Click on the link above or here for all the details of this...

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Water fun…on a serious note.

It’s that time of summer fun which means water fun!!! I love the water and so do my children and grandchildren. But in this post, I want to talk about a more serious aspect of water fun. After attending a pediatric nursing refresher conference last month, I wanted to give a review of one of the potential dangers of water fun…drowning. According to the World Congress of Drowning: “Drowning is a process resulting in primary respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in a liquid medium.” This definition makes an important distinction between the definition used since the 1970’s. We used to...

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Herbally Yours Open House – Create A Materia Medica

Begin your own Materia Medica by creating your first herb study at our Open House!  Use one of these free templates that will be available at the Herbally Yours Open House.  What is a Materia Medica? It’s an important tool to help you learn about the herbs in your home herbal apothecary. You will record general information about the herb such as its botanical and common names, what it looks like, and where it grows. Information on growing, harvesting, and preserving herbs is also included. Important information such as uses, preparations, actions, and safety information are also included. The...

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Herbally Yours Open House!

Herbally Yours Open House  Herbally Yours Open House Sale! Bulk organic herbs, DIY table, Kids table, herb games, containers for sale to store your homemade balms, salves, and tinctures, and many more items. Select supplements, herbal tinctures, and other natural and organic herbal products for adults, children, pregnancy and lactation will be available as well. There will be mini lectures given throughout the day, raffle prizes, and herb teas to sample. This is a great time to begin or add to your home apothecary! Join the Herbally Yours private Facebook Group    Herbally Yours Open House Saturday May...

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Elderberry Syrup: Herbal Home Apothecary

Elderberries are always in my home apothecary and homemade elderberry syrup is always in my kitchen.  Elderberries are rich in flavonoids and have been used for centuries to shorten the duration of the flu among.  Elderberry syrup is a very enjoyable way for adults and children to receive the immune boosting benefits from this berry. Simply take 1/2- 1 cup dried elderberries or 1 cup fresh elderberries (use only blue or purple elderberries, not the red ones) and place them in a pot with 3 cups of water. Bring this to a boil. Then turn down the heat and...

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