My Top Sites With Relevant Health Information
School of Natural Healing – Where I got my Master Herbalist Degree. They teach practical information on self reliance in health, based on solid principles. By using this link you can get a discount off their family herbalist course.
Christopher Publications – I own most of the books sold here and they are great references for home medicine and healthy diet.
Green Smoothie Girl – Secrets on packing nutrition into your kids (& yourself) by delicious smoothies & other yummy creations. It gives me energy!
Green Smoothie Queen – More great information on healthy diet and the power of smoothies.
Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Legacy Newsletter – Get classic lessons in home medicine & use of herbs with this free newsletter. Free recipes too.
Earth Clinic Folk Remedies – I’ve found many remedies here. Great resource!
Hallelujah Acres – A minister who cured himself of cancer solely through diet shares his tips & hundreds of similar stories.
Christina’s Home Remedies – This lady is an MD, but uses natural therapies for her treatments. She has some great information, and an excellent eBook on treatment & prevention of sinus infections.
Doterra Catalog – Learn about effective home medicine from this company and it’s catalog. They offer the most potent oils I can find. I love them!
Order Doterra – Go here to order these high quality oils for home health self-reliance. If you want good discounts, click the Sign Up/Join link. For $10 you will get a 17% Preferred Customer discount. For $35 you can get 25% distributor discount. Their auto-ship gives generous rewards.
Giving Birth Naturally – Plenty of information here to help women make informed decisions. Evidence based, from a variety of reputable sources: peer-reviewed research & scientific journals, government statistics, and guidelines for evidence-based care.
Dr. Mercola – Timely, researched information on crucial health issues. I love browsing all his information. Worth signing in and taking a look!
Azure Standard – Where I buy large quantities of healthy food. They deliver to the west and mid-western states and mail orders elsewhere.
Bountiful Baskets – A cooperative group in some western states that uses collective purchasing power to buy high quality foods at prices usually reserved for restaurants and grocery stores. I get a huge basket of produce each week for only $15 a time plus other amazing deals.
Environmental Working Group – I look here to find the safest sunscreens and other personal products. These folks work hard to keep toxic chemicals out of our family environment.
Blogs I enjoy reading
Power of Moms – “A Gathering Place for Deliberate Mothers interested in growing through motherhood, not just going through motherhood. Their articles inspire me. I went to one of their retreats and absolutely loved it. Their Mind Organization for Moms has helped me tame my office.
Persnickety Clothing – Corinne is one of my best friends, and this is her own clothing line. Her stuff is so stinkin’ adorable!
Center for Social Leadership – A think tank and action organization dedicated to healing society, preserving freedom, and ensuring peace and prosperity for humanity. Steve Palmer & Oliver DeMille are brilliant. I love reading their life-changing articles.
Heart-to-Heart With Diane – I read some of her articles and home-made curriculum when I first started homeschooling, and loved it. She’s classic.
Teaching Self Government – This woman has mentored me powerfully in the department of disciplining my children. I’ve heard her speak several times and watched some interviews of her by the BBC. She’s positively amazing.
Passionate Homemaking – Loving simple & natural living on a budget. This girl’s got some great articles on food and family. I love reading her thoughts.
Dagmar’s Momsense – Making sense of motherhood-breast feeding-attachment parenting-green & frugal living-decorating-social media. I love Dagmar’s fresh take on so many REAL topics. You go girl!
Stephen R Covey – Wrote the classic Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I love the man. He motivates me to be better every day. These articles are from last year, but still great.
Heavenly Homemakers – Making our Homes Heavenly…Striving Toward our Heavenly Homes. Great articles on healthy food, preserving, menus and happy family living.
Kitchen Stewardship – A “mindful mama” who talks about her eco-healthy decision making. Her blog is very informative.
Frugal Granola - This frugal mom has tons of great tips on being healthy and living green without breaking the bank.
The Pioneer Woman – This girl is hilarious! She teaches photography and gives fun commentary on country life, food, and homeschooling. Her blog inspired me.
Sue’s News, View & Muse – This lady is awesome! She was a teacher of mine when I was a teen. I loved her, and we had some crazy adventures together. She has a way with words.
Empowered Traditionalist – Great commentary on how classic values can still make us happy in today’s world.
Down to Earth – A wealth of information on home and gardening. I’ve learned much from this woman about raising chickens among other things.
Other Great Resources
Thomas Jefferson Education Online – “TJEd” is a philosophy and a methodology by which great individuals throughout history were educated. Thousands of families and professional educators are applying those same principles today, with astounding success.
TJED Marketplace – A one-stop support resource for homeschoolers, mentors, educators and parents engaged in leadership education.
Khan Academy – This guy’s personal mission is to provide a “high quality education to anyone, anywhere,” for free. There’s lectures on all kinds of topics, but heavy on mathematics, economics and science. He’s planning to add history, and other subjects in the future. He has many videos on YouTube.
Values Parenting – Joyschool & Alexander’s Amazing Adventures – Awesome values-based resources for teaching kids values from age 3 up.
Tom Chapin – My favorite music producer for kids. He is talented at incorporating great messages in FUN music!
Have Kids – Will Travel – A family guide on inexpensive or even free traveling with children anywhere in the world.
Scholastic Books – If you homeschool, you can sign up (by calling 1-800-scholastic) to order books and get some free directly from Scholastic at excellent prices. Just give them a formal name for your homeschool. It may take a couple tries, but it’s worth it.
George Wythe University – They offer an amazing model of learning, and are now doing many great courses online. It’s true leadership education.
Allrecipes.com – My favorite online recipe resource. I can look up recipes by the food I have or by ratings, and read what other people’s experiences have been with those recipes. It’s nice to know that 300 different people have rated something 5 stars before I try it.
Shropshire Music Foundation – Liz Shropshire, a music graduate fresh out of college, went to Kosovo in the late 90′s to help war refugees. She ended up teaching them music. She saw how music changed people there and how it influenced the youth for good. Since then her organization has taught more than 10,000 youth not only in Kosovo, but also in war-torn Uganda and Northern Ireland. These youth learn through music that they can bring healing, hope, and peace to their communities. Is there a better way to teach peace? Her videos make me weep and want to go help her. Check it out.
Gospel For Asia - I am very impressed with this organization. They do so much to help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to people in Asia, and also lift many of them out of poverty. Before Christmas, we gave each of our children 8 nickels representing dollars for an activity. We carefully read their gift catalog describing how gifts of farm animals and other items (blankets, water filters, mosquito nets, sewing machines, etc.) can improve people’s lives dramatically. Then our children chose what gifts they wanted to donate. When I made the donation, I was happy to see that 100% went to the gifts and 0% to administration costs. The stories they send to me break my heart, make me grateful for what I have, and inspire me to do more to help. I hope you’ll help too!
World Village – My husband’s small non-profit organization. He and a close friend love to go to Bolivia once a year with family and friends to take down much needed medical equipment, do a humanitarian project, and enjoy the Latin culture. It’s a great way for us to teach our children the value in other cultures and the importance of helping others.
Persnickety Clothing Company/Buying Is Giving Program – Mike and I are intimately involved with this program and are so thrilled at the great things that are happening. Much needed clothing is being provided to those who can’t afford it, most often children in orphanages. But other lives are being changed as well. Many poor children are able to go to school because they have a uniform. The women who make the clothing are receiving income to support their families. This makes us so happy.
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