50 years ago, nature was our medicine cabinet

Fresh herbs in first aid kit

I am Penny Sue Mueller, a mom, a nurse and an entrepreneur.  I have an affinity for alternative medicine. Think about it: Before man-made medicines burst onto the scene, we used to rely on nature for the treatment of our ailments.  In fact, all of the chemically synthesized medications artificially formed in the lab are all derived from nature’s building blocks.

But nothing beats nature itself, there’s simply no substitute for it. Nature is perfect and instinctively knows what to do and never second guesses itself. It doesn’t create mistakes and in our seemingly perfect concrete jungles that we live and work in, we’ve never been more detached from nature than we are now.

I’m rediscovering Nature’s Medicine Cabinet

Look around you: We live in an environment that would not have made sense 100 years ago. So separate from our surroundings and light years away from the way our ancestors used to live that with our modern fast-paced lifestyles and our even faster food, we’re sicker in this generation that we’ve ever been before.

While modern medicine is remarkable, it relies too heavily on pharmacology and physical interventions in the form of surgery and invasive procedures designed to suppress symptoms.  The result is a failure to address the disharmony produced by the underlying disease.

Case in point:   A person has a fever, and it is treated with a pill:  Advil or Tylenol and the fever goes down.  This practice fails to let the body deal with an unbalance and fails to ask important questions:  Why is the fever there in the first place? Why do we want to suppress the fever? Why are we preventing the body from doing what it was created to do?  In other words, by giving a pill to stop a fever, this is preventing the body’s natural processes.

Mortar with medicine cross, fresh herbs and essential oil bottle

By rediscovering nature’s medicine cabinet, we are facilitating the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

What is this blog about?

  • Rediscovering Nature’s Medicine Cabinet
  • Facilitating the body’s innate ability to heal itself
  • Helping to get through illness instead of fighting illness
  • Promoting wellness instead of curing ill health
  • Recommending lifestyle changes including diet, exercise and rest
  • Looking at herbalism and essential oil therapy as the least invasive procedures possible that encourage healing and continued good health
  • Promoting holistic health and striving for physical, mental,spiritual, social and/or environmental balance
  • Realizing that holistic health includes financial health
  • Stress is one of the leading causes of physical illness. Financial worries are the leading cause of stress.  By helping ease the financial stress, physical health improves.

We’ve got to realize that for better health, we need to live in harmony with nature because it holds the key to every cure of every disease. All we need is time.

In this blog, you will find remedies, recipes, articles, tips, resources and references to treat every day ailments naturally. You will learn how to get to the root cause of those symptoms to discover what’s triggering those ailments in the first place, for greater holistic healing.

Today I am a Registered Nurse Entrepreneur and student of  Herbalism and Essential Oils Therapy. I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

I’m not a doctor, I’m not a diagnostician, I’m not a pharmacist. I’m simply a nurse who is learning how to promote wellness naturally with herbs and essential oils with a passion for teaching and sharing what I learn with others.

**  Please note: I am not here to Diagnose, Treat, Cure, or suggest replacements for what a health care provider prescribes

So, welcome!  This blog is always under construction, so please, do make sure to check back often.

I would love to hear from you, so please leave comments or email me!
PennySue Mueller


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