Category Archives: Food

  • Just What Are GMO Foods Anyway?

    Just What Are GMO Foods Anyway?

    Most Americans have probably heard of GMO foods but could you explain what they are to someone else? Don’t worry, I couldn’t either until I took a shallow dive into the murky waters of crop bioengineering. What became apparent quickly was how little I knew about this important ...
  • Tap Water Nitrates Linked To Cancer

    Tap Water Nitrates Linked To Cancer

    The first time I read about dangerous nitrates in everyday foods we eat was in Dr. Atkins’ first book about a low-carb ketosis regime. Despite the title phrase “Diet Revolution” the author make it very clear in the text that his nutritional method was not a “diet” ...
  • High Blood Pressure? Eat More Potassium!

    High Blood Pressure? Eat More Potassium!

    Have you or a family member been diagnosed with high blood pressure? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. There are about 75 million people in the United States alone with high blood pressure, which equates to about one in every three people. How serious is high blood pressure, also known as ...
  • Could Your Diet Be Reducing Your Testosterone Levels?

    Could Your Diet Be Reducing Your Testosterone Levels?

    When you are choosing the food you want to eat, you’re probably like most Americans and are aware of how that food may affect your waistline. However, the food you eat affects more than the number on your bathroom scale. That food can make a difference in the way your body functions, including ...
  • Raising Quail for Eggs and Meat

    Raising Quail for Eggs and Meat

    If you have a homestead where you are preparing to hunker down and live off-grid should the poop hit the fan, you are probably planning to raise much of your own food. Of course, gardening for fruit and vegetables is no-brainer in such a situation, but what about animal protein (assuming you ...
  • From Garbage to Garden

    From Garbage to Garden

    If you go online and search for a recipe for vegetable soup, you’ll probably find a whole slew of recipes, each with its own set of ingredients and instructions. Well, the same thing is true if you decide you want to create compost potting soil from your household garbage and yard waste. Once ...
  • Man’s Second-Best Friend: The Domestic Goat

    Man’s Second-Best Friend: The Domestic Goat

    Are you planning for a future where you are self-sufficient and can care for your family without the help of your local grocery store? A logical, but sometimes overlooked, addition to your family homestead should be a few goats. These personable, entertaining animals have multiple benefits for ...
  • Gardening for Food, Medicine, and Self-Care (part 2)

    Gardening for Food, Medicine, and Self-Care (part 2)

    In my last article, I told you about a plant called lambsquarter, often considered a weed but actually a wonderful powerhouse for food and medicine. In this article, I will introduce three more common plants with qualities that might prove useful in a survival situation. Plant number one is the ...
  • The Health Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

    The Health Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

    Although the day may very well come when the members of our society are forced to grow their own food, there are so many health benefits to this practice that it makes sense to get our feet wet (or our hands dirty) right now. It’s acceptable, maybe even preferable, to start small. A small ...
  • The Great Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Conspiracy

    The Great Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Conspiracy

    Visitations by ancient aliens, chem-trails in our skies, government mind control — there seems to be no limits to conspiracy theories. And now, the latest to be making headlines surrounds one of most people’s favorite childhood memories – Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza. According to YouTube ...