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MRSA (topical)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat May 13, 2010.


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Pat replied to Rena Henson's discussion MRSA (topical)
"Naomi is our primary health professional. Marston St. John would be our acute care provider. She is an acupuncturist. We address everything from a natural/holistic perspective. Nutrition is huge for rashes. If you'd like to start a thread with…"
May 13, 2010
Andrea replied to Rena Henson's discussion MRSA (topical)
"Not at the moment, but my little guy had an infected diaper rash a while ago and we ended up using an antibacterial cream. I'd love to use something better next time! Thanks for the info. I feel like I know enough to be dangerous, but not…"
May 13, 2010
Pat replied to Rena Henson's discussion MRSA (topical)
"Near Park Rd. Shopping Center, off Woodlawn Rd. at 704-553-1811 or nzeskind@earthlink.net 1515 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 530 in Charlotte, NC 28209 Do you have a wound that you are concerned about MRSA? Consider topical lavender essential oil,…"
May 13, 2010
Andrea replied to Rena Henson's discussion MRSA (topical)
"Where does Naomi Zesken practice?"
May 13, 2010
Rena Henson replied to Pat's discussion Bee stings
"I have seen it growing in sun and shade. Sure I will share some if you can't find any in your yard. I would also check in Anna's back yard. I am sure she would have some growing there."
Apr 9, 2010
Rena Henson replied to Pat's discussion Bee stings
"Here is a link to a picture of wide leave (or common) plantain. There is also narrow leave (or English) plantain. they are almost the same and can be used interchangeable. http://www.shenyounet.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/plantain2.jpg"
Apr 8, 2010
Rena Henson replied to Pat's discussion Bee stings
"Pat - is this a trick questions!!? Kidding. No, I didn't plant it. It is growing on it's own. But I always send out my welcome to all the wild plants that want to find a home in my yard..... Plantain is very abundant. I am sure you have…"
Apr 7, 2010
Rena Henson replied to Pat's discussion Bee stings
"Levi got stung by a wasp on the pad of his thumb just last week. I used my homemade plantain salve. It didn't seem be quite strong enough so I ran out in the yard and picked some fresh plantain and lamb's ear leaves. I crushed them with a…"
Apr 6, 2010

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What does "holistic" mean to you?
Living as close to the way Mother Nature intended as possible.
How long have you been interested in holistic living?
8 or 9 years
a little about me
I am Mom to Solana (4 yo) and have a baby due in November 08. We homebirth, co-sleep, breastfeed, don't vac and try to live an enviromentally friendly lifestyle. I am a doula and Childbirth Educator and aspiring midwife.
What professional or business affiliations do you offer?
PAVE (People Advocating Vaccine Education)
Charlotte Doulas

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At 1:02pm on March 31, 2010, Pat said…
Next MNO is Tuesday, the 6th at Bombay Grill in Pineville if you can join us.

Hope you are doing well!

At 9:28pm on January 27, 2009, Pat said…
Hope you can join us for the MNO on 2/3, or the monthly gathering on 2/18 or 2/22!

At 9:37pm on October 25, 2008, Christine Cagnina said…

Congratulations on your little guy! Hope everyone is doing well. Can't wait to see more pictures!!! Love, Christine
At 4:14pm on October 10, 2008, Pat said…
Hey, hope you can join us for the family potluck on the 25th! See you on Wednesday??

Hope you are doing well!!

At 4:48pm on September 22, 2008, Pat said…
Glad you are here!

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"Thanks, lots of great ideas we can try. (I am a new member on the yahoo group as of last week.) We also read some information elsewhere about treating with arnica, do you have any experience with that? DH used arnica pellets on Sunday for muscle…"
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Pat replied to Pamela Fuller's discussion Poison Ivy
"We had two recent discussions about poison ivy relief on the yahoogroup with many options to consider. Plantain, witch hazel and Epsom salt baths seem to offer significant relief. Are you already a member there?…"
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