Health and Diet

Homesteading Health and Diet articles collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Savvy Salve Making on the Homestead

Healing herbal salves have been a popular remedy for centuries. During the mid-9th century, an educational reform was organized by…

3 weeks ago

Weston A. Price: Introducing the “Real” Way of Eating

Homesteaders often enjoy looking back and learning how the old-timers did things.  We look back at their lives as not…

4 weeks ago

Beet Kvass: The Miracle of Russia

When considering the wonderful contributions that Russia has made to the culinary world, the first response that might spring to…

4 weeks ago

Delightful Scents: Using Essential Oils for Health and Home

In 1964, Dr. Jean Valnet said, "It is conceivable that the day will come when the true therapeutic value of…

2 months ago

How to Make Herbal Tinctures

Learn how to make herbal tinctures and liquid medicinals from herbs, berries, and roots. Medicine making is both an art…

3 months ago

Growing Red Wine Cap Mushrooms on the Homestead

Homesteaders are constantly trying to find a new product they can produce on their land and that is smart.  If…

3 months ago

A Homesteader’s Guide to Covid-19 Coronavirus: This is Not a Drill

The following is a common-sense guide to prepare your homestead for the current Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The author is not…

4 months ago

Entering the Hospital: Some Facts to Know to Protect Yourself (Part III)

This is the final article in my series about medical concerns in regards to a case study on the Homestead.org…

4 months ago

Entering the Hospital: Some Facts to Know to Protect Yourself (Part II)

This is the second article addressing medical concerns and questions in the hospital setting (read "Entering the Hospital: Some Facts…

4 months ago

Entering the Hospital: Some Facts to Know to Protect Yourself (Part I)

A blog was recently brought to my attention which details both the trials and triumphs of a patient and her…

4 months ago

Eight Medicines to Have in Your Cabinet… and Why

A well-stocked medicine cabinet is like a well-stocked pantry in many ways.  First of all, it allows for rapid reaction…

5 months ago

Medicinal Herbs: Kitchen and Field

There's nothing quite like having the right first aid kit handy when emergency strikes.  But what if you're fresh out…

5 months ago