Marjory Wildcraft is famous in the permaculture/gardening/prepper niches for her no-nonsense way of approaching just about everything. She’s put together a Home Medicine video class series I want to share with you. I took the course last year. Even though I’m a nurse practitioner and natural medicine expert, there were still things I learned for the first time and a bunch that I was reminded I already knew but had forgotten.
Many of us with chronic illness rely on doctors to know what is wrong. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always work. If you find yourself in a situation where doctors dismiss your complaints as anxiety or some other psychological cause, you need to take this course.
Our bodies have a wonderful way of healing themselves if we don’t muck it up too bad. I’m not saying someone with chronic pain can think their way out of it, or that MS is not a real illness. What I am saying is that we need to take control of our health. The best way is to listen to your body. The second best way is to take the Home Medicine 101 course.
Here’s a post that Marjory wrote.
My teenage son coughed and spoke in a hoarse voice “Mom, have you got something for my cold?”
I felt a rush of happiness at his question. I know that seems strange – and I was deeply concerned by all the mucus and congestion – but what made me happy was his faith in my remedies.
He knew the medicines I had were ones I had either made myself…something that I pulled from the pantry…or possibly it would be something I had grown in the garden.
Over the years he had seen me heal the various troubles that come up in every family. He didn’t know the specifics himself, but he knew that I had good medicine and there wouldn’t a trace of those chemicals mentioned in such tiny print you can’t even read it on the bottle.
It didn’t used to be this way.
Like a lot of people, I had a fast-paced, high-stress life with an investment company I had created.
When any of us got sick – and it seemed to happen often – my husband, David, or I simply ran to the nearest drugstore, picked up two or three of the various brands of syrup or capsules, and hoped for the best.
We didn’t really know any better.
My son was a small toddler when I first decided to become my family’s primary caregiver. I’ll never forget the day I was on the phone with an attorney – in a fight with a shoddy building contractor – and I saw my son crawling around and playing with his toys on the floor of our home office.
I realized that if I didn’t start changing how I lived I would miss all the joys of really being with my kids. Here I was on the phone with a lawyer, and there was my son playing without me. I would miss everything that I had signed up for when I became a parent.
Including taking care of them when they were sick
Changing my life took many steps. I wound down my financial services company and left Austin, Texas for the small rural community of Red Rock. David and I began cultivating the land and growing our own food. Over time, I became a happier, healthier individual. The good food and the daily exercise made me feel young again.
But even before that, one of the first, simple steps I took toward escaping the clutches of the system was to learn about home medicine and quit depending on pharmacy drugs.
Fortunately, I had an excellent herbalist teacher who guided me through all the most common ailments for a family; fevers, coughs, colds, bites, stings, wounds, stomach aches, and more. She showed me how to take care of my family with simple materials and techniques; most of which I already had on hand. Through the years I’ve used all I’ve learned and kept my family healthy and happy.
And now my grown son comes to me when he needs help.These days my family is astonishingly healthy, and this cold is a bit of a rarity. But I am so grateful that his first thoughts are to ask his family for help – and not some big pharmaceutical company.
I believe that 90% of a family’s medical needs can be taken care of at home with herbal remedies. These techniques have been used and handed down for generations because they are effective.
The Home Medicine 101 Certification is an e-course that teaches natural first aid remedies for common afflictions.
✔ Live Q&A Webinar with Herbal Medicine Master Educator, Dr. Patrick Jones.February 28th, at 8pm CST
✔ Edible Flowers: Their Culinary and Medicinal Uses by Kami McBride (a digital video)
✔ Apocalypse Apothecary,by Dr. Patrick Jones (a digital video)
Here’s a link to a site that will explain all that is waiting for you in the videos.