Exploring Holistic Alternatives

Families practicing: Alternative & Natural Health; Attachment and Mindful Parent

Share resources and explore ideas regarding Holistic Alternatives. Seek information about local, holistic resources in Charlotte, NC.

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Allergies (seasonal)
Bee Stings
Bug Bites
Cuts, Scrapes
Eye Injury
Food Poisoning

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Recycling is bad?

Posted by Cara Yara on September 18, 2008 at 4:58pm — 4 Comments

Kale in english muffins, yay!

Posted by Cara Yara on October 5, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment


Posted by Jenn on September 15, 2009 at 9:34am — 7 Comments

Children Call For Change

Posted by Donah Ollila on November 8, 2009 at 5:47pm — 1 Comment

Co-Creative Parenting

Posted by Donah Ollila on November 8, 2009 at 5:45pm — 1 Comment

Family Farm

Posted by Douglas M Robinson on May 26, 2010 at 3:48pm

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Our gatherings are for holistic families around the Charlotte region, to simply have fun, relax and share time with other holistic families - Families practicing: Alternative & Natural Health; Attachment and Mindful Parenting

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Disclaimer: This list shares personal experience and information only and should not be taken as medical advice. All opinions and information shared are the views of the individual member, and do not reflect the views or policy of the network owner or the group itself.

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Spider Bites

Home remedies for spider bites can help extract venom, reduce swelling, and ease pain and itching.Make a paste with charcoal and water. You can find charcoal capsules at health food stores. Empty the…Continue

Started by Pat in Holistic First Aid Jul 22, 2010.

Poison Ivy

We tried everything homeopathic and topical. Rhus Tox is indicated, I believe. We sprayed it on, pellets, too. Lidocaine spray helped but is very cold. My sister suggested Clearasil Plus, it dried…Continue

Started by Pat in Holistic First Aid Jul 22, 2010.

Nose Bleeds

How to Cure Nosebleeds with Natural TreatmentsSoak a small cotton ball in the apple cider vinegar and pack it lightly into the nostril.Squeeze nettle leaves, soak a cotton ball and pack lightly into…Continue

Started by Pat in Holistic First Aid Jul 22, 2010.

Motion Sickness

Ginger - Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is one of the more popular natural remedies for motion sickness. It has been used for centuries in cooking and medicinally.Acupressure - According to traditional…Continue

Started by Pat in Holistic First Aid Jul 22, 2010.

Jellyfish Stings

How to Cure Jellyfish Sting with Natural TreatmentsWash immediately with apple cider vinegar, DO NOT wash with water!Wash with vinegar immediately.To relief the pain from jellyfish stings and help…Continue

Started by Pat in Holistic First Aid Jul 22, 2010.

Heat Rash

Perspiration helps to regulate your body temperature by cooling you down as it evaporates through your skin. Donning tight-fitting clothes in fabrics such as nylon and…Continue

Started by Pat in Holistic First Aid Jul 22, 2010.

Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is caused by water depletion (dehydration), or in rare cases—rare because of Americans' typically high-salt diets—by salt depletion. (We lose salt along with our sweat.)Thirst is…Continue

Started by Pat in Holistic First Aid Jul 22, 2010.

Head Injury

Your active child may receive a good wallop on the head as she runs, climbs and plays, but as long she is up and running again after the injury, it is not likely that she has sustained serious…Continue

Started by Pat in Holistic First Aid Jul 22, 2010.

Poison Ivy 3 Replies

Does anyone have suggestions for relieving poison ivy itch?  I'm new to holistic treatments, and hubby has a small case of what he thinks is poison ivy or oak on face and hands.

Started by Pamela Fuller in Holistic First Aid. Last reply by Pat Jul 3, 2010.

Drinking Water Usage for Your Family

Can you spare a few moments to take my survey?Please take the survey titled "Drinking Water Usage". Your feedback is important!…Continue

Started by Benita Gibbs in General Chat Jun 28, 2010.



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Amanda Holmes left a comment for sandra
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Mar 20, 2009
sandra left a comment for Amanda Holmes
"I wanted to see if you were around tomorrow but now my sweet Elizabeth has thrown up twice in her bed and so we will be staying home from daycare. Thanks for your number. How have you been feeling? I will try calling you over the weekend."
Mar 19, 2009
sandra and Amanda Holmes are now friends
Mar 19, 2009
Francie commented on Francie's blog post Love at first sight...
"I just have to add an update about Dan.... I LOVE HIM! He is sooooo sweet! He is very curious. We were all building a horse shelter, and while the rest of the horses could care less what we were doing, and spent the afternoon grazing, Dan was in our…"
Mar 19, 2009
Francie replied to Pat's discussion Monthly Holistic Gatherings
"I was all set to go to the grocery shopping gig, and then couldn't make it! I think most of my problem right now is I have to drive my kids to take care of the horses every single day, plus soccer runs, which my husband has actually been good…"
Mar 19, 2009
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"Hey it's Sandra, I wrote down the wrong phone number for you and you are not on my caller id anymore. Give me a call :)"
Mar 19, 2009
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Anna replied to Pat's discussion Monthly Holistic Gatherings
"I've had Bee School for the past 2 months on Tuesday nights. It's made the MNOs impossible and extra nights off hard. I'm saving my time to see Tori's presentation on Sunday. I will be back with the MNOs in April. We had some…"
Mar 18, 2009
Pat posted a discussion

Monthly Holistic Gatherings

We have only two folks RSVP'd to come tonight. I hope that others will join us. My husband comes home early so that I can attend. But, if we are going to have limited participation, I'd rather cancel the gathering in advance.What are your thoughts? Are the days, times, frequencies an issue? Same with the MNO?Thanks, PatSee More
Mar 18, 2009
Leigh Fransen posted a discussion

Please Support the Birth Center! AKA, who likes hockey?

Hi all,A group of midwives (myself included) are working very hard to get a birth center open in our area soon! We just kicked off a fund raiser:http://www.gocheckers.com/fundraisers/#ccmcBuy some tickets to the Charlotte Checkers hockey game on April 4th, and support the birth center! Forward this link to anyone you know who might be interested. We need all the help we can get to spread the word and get these tickets sold!…See More
Mar 17, 2009
Laura Anne Farley left a comment for Tori Groat
"This year she did not run Mapleseed. I was going to call her sometime. I started homeschooling in Novembr. I really like Charlotte Mason and have been reading her books. We have a small group that wants to co op 2 days a week."
Mar 17, 2009
Laura Anne Farley replied to LocalFoodie's discussion Healthy, Local Food All Year
"Is this affordable. Our budget is so tight."
Mar 17, 2009
Tori Groat left a comment for Laura Anne Farley
"I'm great, Laura! Hope all is well on your end too! Yes, still teaching yoga and I'm gearing up to homeschool starting this summer! I'm SO excited to share more time with my girls!! :) What about you? What's your plans for…"
Mar 17, 2009
Tori Groat and Laura Anne Farley are now friends
Mar 17, 2009
Laura Anne Farley left a comment for Tori Groat
"How are you? I wanted to touch base and see if you were still teaching yoga and if you were homeschooling?"
Mar 17, 2009
Sarah W posted a discussion

Cooking Class based on Nourishing Traditions

Just wanted to post some info on a cooking class being offered by a woman I know. It will be held at her home in South Charlotte. Space is limited. If you decide to sign up, please let her know that you found out from Exploring Holistic Alternatives / Sarah Wood. (I am also signed up for this class and really looking forward to it!)____________________Healthy cooking classes and Nutrition basicsA 6-wks mix of theory and class demonstration allowing you to get comfortable with new techniques…See More
Mar 16, 2009
Meredith replied to Angela Spielman's discussion Preschool?
"My children have attended The Children's Schoolhouse, located on Rte 115 in Huntersville, NC. It is a Co-Op, mixed age pre-school and transitional kindergarten. It is a wonderful place that fosters creativity and freedom and independence in…"
Mar 16, 2009
Joette replied to Tori Groat's discussion NAET : Has anyone heard/used this method for eliminating food allergies??
"Both of my boys have been through SRT, which is similar to NAET. SRT combines kinesiology, homeopathy and acupressure. We have had great success with it. It was expensive, initially. The doctor we go to is a doctor of osteopathy in Cleveland, Ohio.…"
Mar 16, 2009
Missy posted a discussion

Gardening Volunteer Opportunity-details below

I won't be able to go, but thought you all might find this cool to be a part of. If I could, I'd be there. MissyInstead of our regular monthly Sierra Club meeting at Freedom Park, we will participate in a volunteer event this Saturday. See details below. Hope to see you there!March 21, 2009 Volunteer Event@ James Martin Middle SchoolWhen: 9am - 12pm, Saturday March 21st (1st Day of Spring!)Mark your calendars now! We have an exciting opportunity for volunteers to get involved in the local…See More
Mar 16, 2009
Pat posted a discussion

Carolina Raptor Center-Bring Cash

We have only 31 people confirmed for tomorrow at 2:30pm. That is our minimum number to get the discounted rate of $4.50 per person. I'm hoping to have another family or two sign up this morning to give us a buffer, in case anyone is sick tomorrow.Please let me know if you would like to attend the 2:30pm class tomorrow!! Also, if anyone can not attend their confirmed class (see below), I need to know ASAP, today, please.Everyone is requested to BRING CASH and EXACT CHANGE to pay the educator…See More
Mar 16, 2009

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