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Natural Oral Rehydration Therapy for Rotavirus and Norovirus

Natural Oral Rehydration Therapy for Rotavirus and Norovirus

Have you ever had the "stomach flu?" The symptoms are unforgettable.

Most of the time, the Norovirus, or the Rotavirus are the culprits of severe vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. The symptoms in babies and toddlers tend to be more serious because of their developing immune systems. 

Read more to learn about how these viruses spread and how to make several healthy electrolyte rehydration drinks.

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RSV From Mild to Severe What You Need to Know

RSV From Mild to Severe What You Need to Know

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) pronounced Sin-sish-ul is a common viral infection.  It can be mild with cold like symptoms lasting 1-2 weeks, or it may require hospitalization.  In fact, RSV is the number 1 reason babies are hospitalized each year. There are outbreaks every fall through spring. The vast majority of babies under 2 years old will get RSV.  Fortunately only 2% of babies with RSV will need a high level of care.

Learn about how to manage mild to moderate RSV symptoms at home with naturally with herbal remedies. Also learn about high risk infants that may require hospitalization.

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Common Holiday Breastfeeding Issues (and How to Prevent Them!)

Common Holiday Breastfeeding Issues (and How to Prevent Them!)

As a La Leche League leader, the holiday season means a huge surge in messages from frantic mamas dealing with high anxiety about their newborns getting passed around, clogged ducts, or a baby refusing the breast (or a combination of all three, which can lead to nasty case of mastitis!).  The most wonderful time of the year typically means the most busy, and it is so easy and so common for mothers and babies to get a little off track from their nursing rhythms with all of the travel plans and distractions. If you are a new breastfeeding mama, here are a few things to keep in mind as you navigate the upcoming season.

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Mullein: A Herb For Lungs and Ears

Mullein: A Herb For Lungs and Ears

On this segment of Apothecary Wisdom Maria will be sharing all about the benefits of Mullein! Mullein leaves are great expectorant herbs helping you to have a productive cough.  The analgesic properties of Mullein Flowers sooth the pain of ear aches!  Listen to todays episode to learn more! 

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Earache Relief Oil: What's Behind The Blend?

Earache Relief Oil: What's Behind The Blend?

We are so excited to share with you our newest product, and why this natural remedy is a great choice for acute ear infection. 

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Earaches: Causes, Evaluating Symptoms, & Herbal Care

Earaches: Causes, Evaluating Symptoms, & Herbal Care

On this episode of Apothecary Wisdom we'll be further discussing earaches; the causes, different types, symptoms, and herbal care.

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What Is An Earache & How Can You Care For It?

What Is An Earache & How Can You Care For It?

On today's Apothecary Wisdom our focus is on earaches; what an earache is, the different types of earaches, and how to care for them with herbal remedies.

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5 Herbal Cough Remedies For Kids

5 Herbal Cough Remedies For Kids

As a busy mom, you’d love to just cuddle your coughing child until they feel better, but the world keeps moving and you’ve got to keep up. Those days were and are awful, and they weighed heavily on my mind as I chose herbs for a supportive tincture. 

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