Category Archives: ORGANIC HEALTH & HOME

Shut Off Water Before the Freeze.

By Tia Cristy

Shut Off Water Before the Freeze.

Problem: Hi T, it’s my first winter in a new place. I have a sink in the garage where it’s unheated, do I have to shut that water off before freezing temperatures?

Tip from Tia: Thanks for the question. Before the freeze you most definitely want to shut off water to all outside water, like hoses; making sure water is not still in the pipes by letting all the water run out. Now, as for areas where it’s covered, yet unheated, you want to also shut the water off, unless you have it well insulated.

Turn off the water to the sink and be sure to also empty the water from the trap as well. Standing water can cause the pipe to crack or break.

If you need the outside water or sink during winter months remember to shut it off and winterize the pipes again.

Thanks for reading!

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By Tia Cristy

Ear Infection with a Cold. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Ear Infection with a Cold

Problem: Do you have any home remedies to get rid of ear infection during cold?

Tip from Tia: Sad to say, this is becoming a common question this season. Having a cold can be bad, but adding an ear infection into the mix is down right miserable! A great home remedy to relieve the pain while treating the infection is using olive oil. Heat a spoon with warm water. Then pour a small amount of olive oil onto the spoon. Make sure it’s not too hot and drizzle into the ear. (Having a helping hand, while you lay down is easiest) Let the oil run in the canal for a few minutes. Watch your balance before getting up, and have a paper towel close by to catch what runs back out.

Then, use a heating pad throughout the day. Place it behind the infected ear. This will help with swelling and loosen and thin the mucus inside the ear.

Using over the counter medicine? Get one with an expectorant. that will help break up the blockage as well.

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Get Ink Out of Vinyl Bag

By Tia Cristy

Get Ink Out of Vinyl Bag

Problem: Okay Tia, how do I get pen in out of my “leather” (not real) hand bag? I’ve tried everything.

Tip from Tia: Thanks for the question. I’m going to tell you something you haven’t tried yet. I know because this works great. Pending upon how long it’s sat or how deep it is, you may see some left behind, but this will get out a bulk of it.

Mix together baking soda and water to make a thick paste. Apply it to the ink stain and rub it in so it gets in all the cracks and crevices. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes while periodically rubbing it in. Wipe down with a damp cloth or towel. The stain will be lighter if not gone. Repeat as necessary.

If residue is stubborn, scrub down with a foaming dish soap and try above method again.

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Need to kick Start Energy. Tips on Triggers:

By Tia Cristy

Tips on Triggers: Need to kick Start Energy.

Sometimes throughout the day we lose energy. Yet, sometimes it’s hard to even find the energy from the start of the day. A good trigger to kick start energy actually starts in the feet.

On the bottom of the foot the “top” of the arch is closest to the toes. So, from the top of the arch go to the half way point, from the top of the arch and the pinky toe.

This spot is where you will find energy. Press and rub area in a circular motion to stimulate a surge of energy to get moving.

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Keep Nose from Drying Out. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Keep Nose from Drying Out.

Prevent the nose from drying, cracking and overgrowth of bacteria by swabbing the nostrils with olive oil. Apply olive oil to a cotton swab and gently apply inside the nostrils. Olive oil is an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, that will help in prevent of overgrowth in the nose.

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Before You Kick the Heat On.

By Tia Cristy

Before You Kick the Heat On.

So depending what area you are from, you may have gone from air conditioning, straight to heat with these cold snaps. But, usually before you turn on the heat, there’s a couple thing you should do to help in keeping healthy.

If you have force air, take the vents off and run the vacuum hose into the vent to get any close debris out. Start from the top floor and work your way down.

Next, check the main system, take out the filter and vacuum inside as best as you can. Be gentle, especially if you’re not familiar with the system.

Then, replace the filter with a new one, about every 30 days during the heating months. This will keep the house from getting stuffy.

If you have radiators, wipe down as best as possible. Vacuum underneath and if it’s hardwood underneath, be sure to wipe with a vinegar and water mix. Let dry fully before closing the area back up with a cover.

Be sure to bleed the radiators, to get rid of air bubbles in the system and allow it to function more efficient and quieter.    

Making sure the area is clean, dust free, etc. is a good start to a healthier Winter season that will be here soon.

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Keep Feminine Product in Your Car? Quickie:

By Tia Cristy

Quickie: Keep Feminine Product in Your Car?

Did you know that keeping feminine product in you first aid car kit is a good idea? Keeping a pad or even tampon, whether you’re male or female, in a car’s small first aid kit is beneficial, if you are in or come across a very bad accident, where a head or nose injury has occurred. These products can absorb more amounts of blood, than towels or clothing could. And, remember if you use it for another kind of emergency, be sure to replace the one in the first aid kit.

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Thyroid Meds. Medication Tips on Triggers:

By Tia Cristy

Medication Tips on Triggers: Thyroid Meds.

There are tons of medications, that may trigger tons of side effects. Some side effects can be so obscure to a patient, suffering.So, a new thing, I decided to do is, when I hear of a trigger so odd given to me, from one of my readers, to look into it, to let you know,  what may be a possible side effect here. And, of course, recommend you, to call your doctor.

A reader was having very severe foot pain and cramping. After talking more about it to me, and their personal situation, I came to discover that Thyroid medicine, especially after changing up doses, can cause severe lower extremity muscle pain and cramping.   

If one should feel something like that come on after a few months of changing their medicine, call your doctor immediately with your symptoms.

Remember, not all triggers feel good, but they are there for the positive; to tell our body’s when something is right and even when it’s wrong.

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Relieve Bone and Muscle Pain. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Relieve Bone and Muscle Pain.

Feet hurt? Shin splints are the worst! This tip can help from the shoulders, to the knees, all the way to the tippy toes. Do a foot bath or fill the bath tub with warm/hot water, a cup of Epsom salt and 1/4 cup of baking soda and steep for 15 minutes.

It will significantly reduce inflammation and relax sore muscles and bones.

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Streak-Free Shine, How You Ask?

By Tia Cristy

Streak-Free Shine, How You Ask?

Do you hate when you clean the windows, car windshield or mirrors and step back to admire, and see streaks running across. Yes, it’s not so nice.

A quick and easy way to get a streak-free shine, is to wipe the cleaner off with newspaper instead of a rag or paper towel.

The ink and the paper, have something to do with leaving a crystal shine with no streaks left behind.

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By Tia Cristy