Emergency food prep: 9 Pioneer foods that you’ll need in your survival stockpile

Pioneer foods make excellent survival meals because they are easy to prepare. Additionally, they have a long shelf life and can provide high amounts of energy. When SHTF, these long-lasting, energy-dense foods will matter the most because they can keep you from feeling hungry and weak at a time when you need to stay on survivalist mode. Listed … Continue reading Emergency food prep: 9 Pioneer foods that you’ll need in your survival stockpile

Dairy products can increase the risk of cancer, but these plant-based diets can REDUCE it

A study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association shows that dairy products may increase the risk of prostate cancer but plant-based diets may decrease that risk. Mayo Clinic researchers based their findings on previous studies that examined the link between certain diets and prostate cancer risk. “Our review highlighted a cause for concern with high consumption … Continue reading Dairy products can increase the risk of cancer, but these plant-based diets can REDUCE it

Lower your cholesterol naturally with these nutrients

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three Americans suffers from high blood cholesterol, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke. Eating plenty of fatty foods and red meat is the usual cause of high cholesterol. However, this health condition does not present symptoms. For this reason, stroke or heart attack often seems … Continue reading Lower your cholesterol naturally with these nutrients

Superfoods in your backyard: 5 Root crops to plant for an amazing fall harvest

It’s best to grow root crops in early spring, but did you know that fall is also a suitable growing season? In fact, gardeners who didn’t have access to modern food preservation methods often planted crops during fall so they had enough to fill their root cellars once it was time to harvest. If you … Continue reading Superfoods in your backyard: 5 Root crops to plant for an amazing fall harvest

Homesteader tips: 5 Ways to extend your gardening season

If you want to grow crops throughout the year – without worrying about the frost killing them, there are numerous ways to broaden your growing season by weeks, months or even indefinitely, regardless of how chilly it gets. (h/t to PreparednessMama.com) 1. Choose the right plants Pick plants that will yield produce in the amount of … Continue reading Homesteader tips: 5 Ways to extend your gardening season

The Epigenetic Benefits of Your Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is a time for people to come together to share what they are thankful for, enjoy each other’s company and, perhaps most importantly, eat. Sharing a large feast is a great way to strengthen the bond between family and friends during Thanksgiving, but you might not know it’s an opportunity to make the best … Continue reading The Epigenetic Benefits of Your Thanksgiving Feast

Prevent and fight cancer with allium and cruciferous vegetables

Whenever studies report about anti-cancer foods, fruits and mainly vegetables top their lists. These fibrous, plant-based foods are rich in chemical compounds that can prevent, halt the progression of, and even fight several diseases. After years of investigating, researchers have finally identified these valuable sources of cancer-fighting chemicals as cruciferous and allium vegetables. What’s even better is that both types of vegetables can … Continue reading Prevent and fight cancer with allium and cruciferous vegetables

Gardening hacks: High-yield strategies to make the most out of your space

You don’t need a large plot of land to have a garden with a high vegetable yield. For productive gardening, you just need to figure out which strategies are best for your garden space. Here are seven high-yield strategies that can help you maximize your garden space. (h/t to GoodHousekeeping.com) (1) Use raised beds with rich soil. To … Continue reading Gardening hacks: High-yield strategies to make the most out of your space

Think like a pioneer: When prepping your stockpile, remember the old ways

Your food supply is crucial for your survival when SHTF. By learning how to store your supplies the same way the pioneers did, you can extend the shelf life of various food items. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) American pioneers preserved and stored as much produce as they could to ensure that they had access to enough food for … Continue reading Think like a pioneer: When prepping your stockpile, remember the old ways

Can you survive on your own garden if you need to? Having a productive garden could make or break your survival

A well-maintained garden can enhance the beauty of any home. But a survival garden can offer so much more: It allows you to harvest fresh produce, and it can even be a source of useful medicinal herbs. (h/t to ThePreppingGuide.com) The benefits of cultivating a survival garden Preppers are practical, and a survival garden is perfect … Continue reading Can you survive on your own garden if you need to? Having a productive garden could make or break your survival