Health and Diet

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

The Devil We Know: Keeping Sugar Off the Table

At a recent grandkid-birthday party, watching the little darlings consume a delicious dark chocolate cake prepared at the local whole…

1 month ago

Homesteader-cise: Health, Fitness, and Fun on the Homestead

One day a while back a group of us got talking about exercise, workout routines, and gym memberships. I listened…

1 month ago

Preventive Medicine: What You Need to Know

  There is a lot of talk today about healthcare in America.  Why does it cost so much?  Am I…

2 months ago

Elder: Heirloom Herb and Source of Elderberry Syrup

The elder is a deciduous shrub of myth, legend, beauty, and usefulness.  In June through early July, the whole bush…

2 months ago

What’s So Convenient About Convenience Foods?

  When I was a kid, my family was fueled by convenience foods.  With two working parents, the idea of…

3 months ago

Symptoms of Potential Medical Emergencies, Part Three: Headache

  Read Symptoms of Potential Medical Emergencies, Part One: Chest Pain Read Symptoms of Potential Medical Emergencies, Part Two: Weakness Now, I…

3 months ago

Symptoms of Potential Medical Emergencies, Part Two: Weakness

  Read Symptoms of Potential Medical Emergencies, Part One: Chest Pain Health catastrophes are sudden, stunning, and leave everyone touched by…

4 months ago

Symptoms of Potential Medical Emergencies, Part One: Chest Pain

  It might be the last thing to cross your mind, sitting on the front porch of your homestead, looking…

4 months ago

Doctoring on the Homestead: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

  Let’s face it: at some point in life, there is a distinct possibility that you will, in fact, have…

4 months ago

Herbal Remedies on the Homestead: Tinctures, Teas, Syrups, and Salves

  Using Herbal Remedies on the Homestead One of the greatest benefits of homesteading is the increased responsibility you have…

4 months ago

Fight Back! Save Money on Prescription Drugs

In 2007, Americans spent five times as much on prescription drugs as they did just six years earlier. In 2002,…

5 months ago

Cannabis 101

  Introduction to Cannabis Cannabis hasn’t always been a controversial substance. In fact, it wasn’t until the early twentieth century,…

5 months ago