Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

<!-- http://code.jquery.com/jquery-migrate-1.4.1.js--&gt; window.yumprintRecipeDisabled = true; Did your grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn’t. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic of food allergies, worsening with every generation.  According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011 (1). … Continue reading Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

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The PRIME Act: Giving the Power Back to the People, At Least When It Comes to Meat

[article repost: http://www.righttothrive.org/2016/01/25/the-prime-act-giving-the-power-back-to-the-people-at-least-when-it-comes-to-meat/ ] By Christine on January 25, 2016 in Local Economy There aren’t enough federally regulated slaughterhouses anymore. For many farmers, the closest facility with an inspector onsite is a couple hours away, even if they’re only planning to sell the meat at a farmers market. This costs more for the farmer, which raises … Continue reading The PRIME Act: Giving the Power Back to the People, At Least When It Comes to Meat

The 1800s Pain-Relief Plant That Doctors Used

Written by: Tammy Robinson Every time we are afflicted with a headache, hangnail or even the common cold, most of us simply pop down to the local drugstore and pick up an over-the-counter remedy. But chemical-induced drugs aren’t always best for us, and we also should consider: What if the drugstore is closed – or … Continue reading The 1800s Pain-Relief Plant That Doctors Used

Natural Laundry Soap Cubes

Natural Laundry Soap Cubes

I am starting my series on homestead laundry!  For those who do not know, laundry is the bane of my existance.  Admit it, we all have those household chores which we do not enjoy.  For some it is cooking, others weeding the garden or cleaning the bathroom.  Mine?  Mine is laundry.  In order to deal … Continue reading Natural Laundry Soap Cubes

To The Rescue : CPR for Baby

Infant CPRWhile I am certified to perform CPR for infants, I am not certified to instruct others on how to perform CPR.  Instead I am providing another source for you so that you too can come to the rescue, God-forbid, the need ever arise.  The Baby Center: Expert Advise section has illustrated guides on first … Continue reading To The Rescue : CPR for Baby

4 Rare Herbs to Add to Your Garden

4 Rare Herbs to Add to Your Garden By Ashley Houk Before hospitals, clinics or doctors were available to everyone, herbs were an important part of peoples’ lives. As time progressed, many medicinal herbs were used for their culinary properties to add flavor. Although you can find plenty of herbs, fresh and dried, in most … Continue reading 4 Rare Herbs to Add to Your Garden

Natural Solutions for Sensitive Skin

Fight redness, dry skin, and other bumps and blemishes caused by sensitive skin with these natural beauty tips. By Gina DeBacker What is sensitive skin? Although up to 50 percent of women say they have it, the exact definition varies depending on whom you ask. And despite the vast number of skin-care products targeted at … Continue reading Natural Solutions for Sensitive Skin

7 Steps to Stop the Bird Flu in Its Tracks!

[reposted from my Capper Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] The bird flu is an infection which jumps.  The avian flu virus can pass from wild birds such as ducks to say chickens laying eggs on a farm to people like you.  As this virus makes its jump, it strengthens, becomes nastier, even deadly.  It is very … Continue reading 7 Steps to Stop the Bird Flu in Its Tracks!

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Blackberry & Chamomile Herbal Tea Recipe

"Blackberry and chamomile herbal tea is medicinal tea.  It is known to help with throat inflammation, calms and relaxes, boost immunity and helps to heal wounds with a good amount of vitamin C.  It is perfectly safe to drink and has no known side effects with all the benefits!" 8 oz Dried Chamomile Flowers 8 … Continue reading Blackberry & Chamomile Herbal Tea Recipe

The 6 Most Versatile Essential Oils You Can Own

Written by: Robin Marri Miller As an essential oil practitioner, there are several oils that I use more often than others. This is because these essential oils are extremely versatile, with each having multiple uses. Here is a list of what I consider the six most versatile essential oils you can buy. Stored property, they … Continue reading The 6 Most Versatile Essential Oils You Can Own