Pain Relief from an unlikely source: Milkweed Balm

Milking a Weed Part 2: Pain Relief from an Unlikely Source

For those who suffer from chronic pain, finding relief isn't always easy. Often, pain medications come with unpleasant side effects and over the counter remedies do not work. This can lead to a feeling of helplessness. Fortunately, researchers have discovered a way to combat pain from an unlikely source: the milkweed plant. Milkweed not only helps to relieve…

She Doesn’t Leave Home Without It

Vickie Cotten retired from her position at First Baptist Child Development Center in Spring Lake, North Carolina, after working there for 19 years. She enjoyed working with the 3-year-olds and in administration, but in April 2012, she started to have problems with her breast and noticed a lump shortly after. Vickie was diagnosed with stage 3…

Hypodown helps protect monarch butterfly habitat.

Milking a Weed: Luxury Bedding Helps Conserve Habitat

How can luxury bedding help to conserve a habitat? Seems like a funny question, but with a new spin on insulation, that's exactly what's happening. Milkweed may not be the first thing that comes to mind for insulation, but Ogallala Comfort Company uses it as an environmentally friendly option.  Ogallala's Hypodown products are made with a combination of…

A Natural Remedy for Childhood Pains

Most kids won't escape childhood without encountering some sort of pain. From teething to growing pains to bruising from falls, chances are your little one will have some experience with pain. Sadly, some children will experience pain associated with more serious circumstances. Cancer and other childhood diseases can wreak havoc on little bodies and cause a great…