Food supply 101: How to store rice properly

Rice is an essential component of many preppers’ emergency food stockpile for many reasons. For starters, it’s high in calories, meaning it can keep up your energy in the event of a disaster or SHTF scenario. It also lasts for years if kept at room temperature and is inexpensive when bought in bulk. It’s also very … Continue reading Food supply 101: How to store rice properly

Food supply 101: Differences between farm-fresh eggs and store-bought eggs

Store-bought eggs are laid by caged chickens fed an unnatural diet with antibiotics that may be harmful to your health. Meanwhile, farm-fresh eggs are laid by chickens set free on pastures to forage for their own food. Here are some of the important differences between farm-fresh and store-bought eggs, from shell color and taste to nutrient content. … Continue reading Food supply 101: Differences between farm-fresh eggs and store-bought eggs

23 Foods you should never store in the fridge

Refrigerators have been making foods last longer since the 1830s. But not everything stays fresh in the fridge. In fact, some foods taste better and last longer when stored at room temperature. Plus, it helps to know that there are many foods that don’t need to be refrigerated to last for a long time in case disaster strikes or SHTF. Listed … Continue reading 23 Foods you should never store in the fridge

Storing salt: 3 Good reasons to stock up on salt

Salt is easily one of the most important ingredients preppers should have in their pantries. For starters, salt is a key ingredient in the daily diet of humans. It supports healthy muscle and nerve function and regulates the fluids in the human body. Plus, salt enhances the flavor of virtually any food and preserves food, too. Salt also … Continue reading Storing salt: 3 Good reasons to stock up on salt

8 Natural treatments for urinary tract infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bladder infections. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria getting into the urinary tract, causing inflammation and pain when urinating. Conventional treatments for UTIs include antibiotics, which are known to cause both acute and long-term adverse side effects. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to treat … Continue reading 8 Natural treatments for urinary tract infections

How to grow, harvest and use turmeric, a versatile superfood

  Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a tropical plant in the same family as ginger. It is commonly used as a spice but also hailed for its medicinal properties. You can find turmeric, fresh or powdered, in most health food stores and even mainstream groceries. However, it doesn’t come cheap. Luckily, turmeric is relatively easy to … Continue reading How to grow, harvest and use turmeric, a versatile superfood

Turmeric, despite its MANY health benefits, still isn’t considered medicine by the FDA … thanks, Big Pharma

Research on the specific health benefits of turmeric, the golden spice from India, is far from limited. Findings from animal studies, test-tube studies and human clinical trials indicate that turmeric can confer a long list of health benefits. But despite the tremendous amount of data in support of turmeric’s health-promoting effects, turmeric is just “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) … Continue reading Turmeric, despite its MANY health benefits, still isn’t considered medicine by the FDA … thanks, Big Pharma

4 Amazing health benefits of antioxidant-rich olive oil

4 Amazing health benefits of antioxidant-rich olive oil

Need something to finish a recipe? Here are some alternatives to common cooking ingredients

Following a healthy diet if you have food sensitivities or allergies isn’t impossible, but it requires a bit of research. Once you’re familiar with healthier swaps for common ingredients, you can enjoy meals and desserts without sacrificing taste. Who says you can’t have your gluten-free cake and eat it, too? Even if you don’t have a … Continue reading Need something to finish a recipe? Here are some alternatives to common cooking ingredients

More than good hair and clear skin: Biotin helps the body in many ways

Biotin has become popular these days. It’s in numerous health and beauty ads promising shiny hair, gorgeous skin, and overall wellness. While biotin supplements are available in local drugstores, there are many foods that can provide biotin. Biotin is not only good for the hair, it also offers plenty of health benefits. The health benefits of biotin … Continue reading More than good hair and clear skin: Biotin helps the body in many ways