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

9 Mind-Blowing Ways Our Grandparents Recycled Stuff During The Great Depression

Written by: Tammy Robinson Chances are pretty good that you know someone who lived through the Great Depression. Some of the stories they tell are almost unbelievable. My mother, for example, was a child during the Great Depression and World War II. She always kept some type of snack in her purse, even though she … Continue reading 9 Mind-Blowing Ways Our Grandparents Recycled Stuff During The Great Depression

7 Survival Things You’re Better Off Buying in Mexico (No. 2 Will Save You TONS Of Money)

Written by: Rich M I live real close to the Mexican border. While that usually elicits questions about the dangers of the drug cartels coming over the border, that’s not something I worry a whole lot about. The cartels are smart enough to know that Texans believe in concealed carry, so chances are that if … Continue reading 7 Survival Things You’re Better Off Buying in Mexico (No. 2 Will Save You TONS Of Money)