It's that time of the
year when Alberta Health Services
remind us to get immunized against flu. Back in
the last century, people most
often treated symptoms rather than taking
preventive measures. They relied a
great deal on home remedies and various medicines
sold by itinerant merchants
or at the local store.
If a young child
had a rough barking cough and had trouble
breathing, the solution might be a croup lamp.
As the solution heated and evaporated,
breathing was soothed and diseases such as croup
and whooping cough were cured.
Beef, Iron and Wine
is a "stimulating tonic and
nutrient for invalids, convalescent or persons
suffering from fatigue, debility,
nervous derangements, impoverishment of the
blood". One teaspoonful to one
wine glassful is all you need!
was a magazine published by Health Supply Centre
in Winnipeg. The leading
article of the winter 1950 issue was "Outwitting
Old Man Winter: Best Way
to Resist Colds". Some the key recommendations
·Sunshine is lacking
so you need Vitamin D, preferably fish
liver oil tablets.
·Eat more liver to
prevent anemia, more prevalent in winter.
·Blow your nose the
right way (one nostril at a time, with
the mouth open).
·Take baths less
frequently to maintain skin health and forestay
·Oranges are a great
winter source of calcium, iron and
You can find
healthy solutions this winter at Onoway Museum!
A cresolene solution (made from
coal tar) was heated
the bowl creating a vapor
throughout the room.
The Health Supply Centre magazine
had been a source
herbal treatments and health foods
as well as diet
and health teachings since
Beef Iron and
This tonic is still available
– so it must work!