Did you ever notice how Amish people seem to be very healthy and live to older ages than most people in our modern society? The reason for this has to do with several factors; One is the fact that they don’t have to deal with the stress of modern society including everything we see on TV like violence, “bad” news, Jerry Springer, and other TV shows revealing low aspects of our society. We take for granted the technology we have today but yet the Amish seem to be living peaceful lives. They are also not sitting behind a desk all day drinking coffee and working from 9-5, they are naturally getting their exercise by working in the fields, construction, or other trades that consist of physical activity. How many times have you seen an Amish person sitting next to you at the Dr’s office? Well, not to many and it is because they also eat healthy diets consisting of foods that they grow on their own which lack environmental toxins which are in the produce we buy commercially. And finally, there must be some kind of secret they have when it comes time to treating common ailments like the common cold, minor cuts/bruises, muscle aches and pains, and much more. Well, I have discovered some of these “natural home health remedies” which some have been passed on to me from my great grandma Princess Poorman who had these remedies passed down from her mother that lived like the Amish back in the Indian civilization days. Here are some of those remedies:


Lavender oil applied directly to skin for itch and pain (also TeaTree oil)

1. Put 3 teaspoons of eucalyptus leaves in a heat-proof bowl
2. Pour 4 1/4 pints of boiling water onto herbs and soak a bit
3. Place your head over the bowl and cover the bowl with a towel-Inhale through the nose for 10 minutes

•Cold Sores
Undiluted lemon juice dabbed onto a cold sore will sting but help heal

Peppermint ice cream after meals

1. Lightly crush 4 oz. of black mustard seed in a bowl big enough for your feet
2. Pour in hot water, and soak feet for as long as it feels comfortable
3. Place a cold cloth on the front of your head and back of your neck while your feet are soaking

•Kidney Infections
A glass of cranberry juice daily to prevent kidney and bladder infections

Bee Sting-Apply seasoning salt to reduce pain and swelling
Ant Bites-Garlic and onion with cucumber juice
Wasp Sting-Cotton batting soaked in lemon juice



Take some castor oil and put it into a cloth baby diaper or a soft cloth that has been dampened with cool water. Wrap the cloth around the injured area. Place a plastic barrier over the cloth. Elevate the extremity and let it sit for 1/2-1 hour and do this 3x/day (this can also be done for people who have arthritis).

These are just a few remedies which have been handed down to me or have been learned through reading articles or books and by word of mouth from other sources over the years. These remedies are not clinically proven and there is no guarantee they will work. Any severe trauma, allergic reaction, symptoms or pain should be taken care of by a medical professional. These remedies are also intended to help mask symptoms only and are not cures for any of the above mentioned diseases.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me at 260-459-2205 or via e-mail at Our open house date has been officially set for Friday, November 30th thru Saturday, December 1st. We are located just west of Jefferson Pointe on the north side of the road. Look for the maroon and green awnings!

We have also added various FREE TREATMENT stations with our Open House consisting of Anodyne therapy, Trigger point therapy and activator type manipulation, 5 minute massages, Hot Stone therapy, Wine and cheese, Hot towel foot treatments, Thai stretching, Electro acupuncture, Raindrop therapy, Essential oils, Mona Vie, Cocogevity, and Floor Flexor samples/demo’s. There will be plenty of freebies, promotions, discounts, massages, and many more exciting things at our open house so when the time comes, make it your #1 priority to come and see the newest, most economical advancements in the wellness industry today.

For now, feel free to come by for a FREE tour, FREE demonstration, and/or a FREE consultation.


Thank you and have a healthy day!

The Waynedale News Staff

James P. Nill, D.C.

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