Health and Diet

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

Herbal Medicines for Fall and Winter

By now you have probably harvested and preserved your summer produce for the winter but have you considered what to…

1 month ago

Making Oxymels: The Sweet-Tart Medicine

Oxymel... what an odd word.  The etymology of the word actually gives us the basic recipe for this ancient medicine. …

2 months ago

How to Make Milk Soap from Scratch

Drowning in milk? Have enough cheese and yogurt to last for more than a decade? It’s time to learn how…

3 months ago

Relief for Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac: The Poisonous Triplets

"Oh My Heavens! It's in My Bellybutton!" Taming the Poisonous Triplets The worst place I ever got poison ivy was…

4 months ago

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…

4 months 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 months 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 months 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…

5 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…

6 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…

7 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…

7 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…

7 months ago