September 20th – Advice Column

While I am sharing random ‘pieces of my mind’ this is probably as good a time as ever to share some practical advice I have picked up along the way.

I was chatting with fellow blogger John and I mentioned that French onion soup is good for flushing out kidney stones. (I have been making/eating it regularly since 2012 and haven’t had a kidney stone problem since 2012, Yay!) Since this home remedy was news to him, I thought I would share a few more of my home health tips.

  • While I swear by onion soup for kidney stones, my brother-in-law’s goto is a glass of Coke a day. That stuff dissolves anything so there is some logic to this – and it works for him. 🀷
  • Popsicles or Freezies for a mild fever. I have used ice cream in a pinch. (NB: If you have grandkids, they may develop a chronic cough when they visit – especially if your goto is their favourite ice cream bar)
  • Ginger ale for a tummy upset
  • Cake with icing for constipation. Just the icing works. I had granddaughter Maddy try it one time and she pooped every time she had cake for the next three years. πŸ˜‚
  • Yogurt for a sore throat – My doctor actually recommended that for my son Mark when he was having recurring throat infections and it worked!
  • Milkshakes for weight gain. It worked – but not for my son. He wouldn’t touch them. After trying a dozen different flavours, I had to give up. My husband was gaining too much weight drinking the milkshakes my son wouldn’t touch.
  • 1/4 tsp of ginger in turkey stuffing to prevent flatulence. My grandmother-in-law taught me this one. I don’t know why turkey stuffing would make one flatulent but I do my part to prevent it. πŸ’¨
  • Lemon and baking soda to soften foot callouses – DO NOT DRINK. I pour about 1/2 cup of lemon juice in a basin of warm water. My husband soaks his feet for five minutes and adds about 1/2 cup of baking soda and soaks his feet for another ten minutes. I dry his feet and massage with lotion. He has to wear socks for the rest of the evening but it works like a darn. (We only use the lemon and baking soda every third night – in between we use Dr. Teals Epson salts or CBD bath salts). His callouses were horrid and a few months in, they are virtually gone
  • And last but not least! Pumpkin for doggy diarrhea – I add a tablespoon to Kat’s kibble once a day and it straightens her out in no time!

Note!!! Obviously, I am not a medical professional and would only suggest any home remedy to cure or prevent mild health upsets! For any serious health issue or concern for myself, my family, or my pet – we see our family doctor (or vet). I am also totally PRO vaccine (all vaccines) – for people and pets alike!

That is it for home health tips for today. If you have any that you use, I would love to hear about them in the comment section!

Bonus advice: Prepare for a cold winter! The more black vs less brown fur on this little guy suggests it will be a bad one. Of course if you live in Saskatchewan, you should always be prepared for a cold winter. πŸ™„

Take care and have a great rest of the day. πŸ’ž


9 thoughts on “September 20th – Advice Column

  1. Excellent tips!! Some I’ve not heard of, but others I have and I’m sorry it’s going to be a cold winter… Interesting with the caterpillar colors!! I’m thinking now I want some onion soup!! Lol πŸ€ β€οΈπŸ‘

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  2. Could be nice to taste french onion soup. Never tried it. But I use coke to remove calcium deposits in the toilet. As you said: it dissolves anything πŸ˜‰

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