The Easiest Way to Consume More Liver

The Easiest Way to Consume More Liver

We have been covering the health benefits of liver recently, including a very delicious way to prepare it that makes it quite enjoyable to incorporate into  your diet. This way to prepare it is liver pate, which is made out of mostly liver and butter. While I certainly find this recipe to be quite delicious and enjoyable, it’s also pretty caloric and rich, and not necessarily what you want to eat on a regular basis. There are also many who simply do not find liver pate to be enjoyable, in fact, they find it to be just about as repulsive […]

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DIY Dry Shampoo

DIY Dry Shampoo

Last week I wrote an extensive post about how to wash your hair using the “no-poo” method, and one method I mentioned was using homemade dry shampoo. This is a method of freshening up your hair that can go in conjunction with regular washing, or the no-poo method. You probably won’t want to use it as your only mode of washing, but just as a way to absorb oil and grease in between washing, and adding texture to hair to help with styling. Dry shampoo is essentially what it sounds like; a dry rub you can use to clean your […]

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Soaking and Sprouting Times for Seeds (Infographic)

Soaking and Sprouting Times for Seeds (Infographic)

I shared an article last week on sprouting alfalfa, and I did mention that you can use many other kinds of seeds and beans as well, using this method. It is definitely true that the basic principle of soaking, draining, and sprouting applies to many seeds and beans, they vary, sometimes quite drastically, in ideal soaking time and the amount of days it takes for them to sprout. Here is a great resource from nourishsystem.com for any aspiring sprouters out there. This is a chart that lists many of the popular sprouting seeds, grains, nuts, and beans, and all the information […]

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Delicious Beef Liver Pate Recipe

Delicious Beef Liver Pate Recipe

I recently shared a post on the health benefits of liver, and I did promise I’d post a liver pate recipe. Liver pate is a great way to eat liver, it’s super delicious and actually very good for you, at least in moderation, as while it includes lots of healthy fats, it’s still pretty caloric. It is a classic example of fattening-but-healthy French food, and liver pate from France has gained a worldwide reputation for its decadent flavor. And it’s really not too hard to make at home! I chose a very basic recipe that calls for ingredients you already […]

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Simplest Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Simplest Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

You may have heard of bulletproof coffee, which is gaining massive popularity among foodies everywhere. It is an aspect of the bulletproof diet, a book and diet plan designed by a man named Dave Asprey, that focuses on lots of good fat, moderate protein, and low carbohydrates. Healthy fats are making a huge comeback, after decades of “low-fat”  being considered healthy, nutritionists have changed their tune on saturated fats, which they now say make up an important part of a healthy diet. And bulletproof coffee is a great way to make sure you’re getting healthy fats, and make your morning coffee […]

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How to Grow Alfalfa Sprouts

How to Grow Alfalfa Sprouts

Spring will soon be upon us, and you might be eager to get your garden started. If you’re impatient to have fresh greens again, you might want to try sprouting as you wait for the seeds in your garden to germinate. Sprouting seeds is a great way to get quick, delicious nutrients you can throw in sandwiches and salads, and they only take a few days to grow right on your countertop. This is also a great option for folks who don’t have room to garden! Fresh sprouts are not only delicious and easy, they’re actually really good for you […]

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12 Amazing Uses for Lavender Essential Oil (Infographic)

12 Amazing Uses for Lavender Essential Oil (Infographic)

  I’ve written before about how awesome lavender essential oil is, and how many uses it has. Apparently, the folks over at Leonsbeautytipsandsecrets.com agree with me, and have this great infographic to show for it! As I’ve said before, if you’re going to buy only one essential oil, lavender is a really great choice. It is both versatile, safe to use around babies and small children, smells amazing, and is incredibly effective. Lavender has been used for centuries for many cleaning and medicinal uses, and essential oil is such a concentrated form of it, it’s super efficient, as one or two […]

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How to Make Probiotic Cream Soda

How to Make Probiotic Cream Soda

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love a good, old-fashioned cream soda. It’s such a great treat, and hard to find a really well-brewed one these days. Earlier this week we wrote about a ginger bug which is the base for many kinds of probiotic sodas, and cream soda is one of the delicious, healthy, probiotic sodas you can make using ginger bug as a result! The really great thing about probiotic cream soda is that since you are fermenting it with a culture, the little bacteria in the culture actually eat the sugar, changing its metabolic structure, so […]

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How to Detox With Coconut Oil

How to Detox With Coconut Oil

Our modern lives are full of toxins. Air pollution, manufacturing chemicals, preservatives in food, you name it. These toxins degrade our health and compromise our immune system. Detoxing has become very popular for this reason, and many people report incredible transformation after trying a “cleanse” for a short time. If you’d like to try some detoxing, coconut oil is a really great way to do this. Coconut oil is incredibly nutritious, and packed with important fatty acids and have many great health benefits, including: Increased brain activity Digestive support Blood sugar regulation Heart and cardiovascular health Protection against cancer Cholesterol […]

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Fermented Probiotic Soda Recipe

Fermented Probiotic Soda Recipe

You’ve probably heard of or even made your own probiotic kombucha drink, which has been all the rage among foodies and health-minded folks over the last few years. You can easily find it bottled in many grocery stores and restaurants these days, and you can also pretty easily brew it at home, as an easy, super-healthy, homemade probiotic. A lesser-known homemade probiotic drink is those that can be made using a ginger bug, which is a culture grown with ginger and sugar and used as the base for healthy, delicious sodas. Back in the day, this is how drinks like ginger ale, cream […]

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How to Make Healthy Gummy Candy

How to Make Healthy Gummy Candy

Gummy candy is a great treat, but unfortunately, it’s usually loaded with dyes, preservatives and chemicals. Like many junk foods, there are healthy versions you can make at home, but DIY gummy candy has a unique quality among healthy alternatives to candy: it’s actually really good for you.  The base of homemade gummy candy is gelatin, which is an excellent source of protein, minerals, and vitamins that help improve skin, hair, nail, dental, and bone heath, ease the symptoms of arthritis, relieve tendonitis and other muscle and joint-related health issues. It’s amazingly good for you, but make sure you buy gelatin from grass-fed […]

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How to Make Infused Vinegar for Cleaning

How to Make Infused Vinegar for Cleaning

If you want to clean using natural, green cleaning products, but miss the fragrant smells of conventional, store-bought cleaners, then this is a great idea for you. Scent-infused vinegar is a really great, and cheap way, to make your own fragrant cleaners that actually work. We’re definitely fans of essential oils here, but we understand a lot of people aren’t ready to make the dive into buying them, or aren’t sure how to use them properly. This recipe is cheap, easy, involves no essential oils, and cleans amazingly well. You even can most likely make your own custom cleaner with […]

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4 Health Benefits of Frozen Blueberries

4 Health Benefits of Frozen Blueberries

Blueberries are well-known as a delicious source of antioxidants and valuable nutrients, and although they’re not as glamorous or trendy as acai berry, they’re actually more nutritious and top many dieticians have named them the #1 superfood out there. But did you know that when you freeze them, contrary to what you might think, it actually increases the nutrients? Anthocyanins are what gives blueberries their dark, rich color. They are a are a type of flavonoid, which is a phytonutrient found exclusively in plants, and they’re what make blueberries so incredibly healthy. What happens when you freeze them is that is […]

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The Amazing Power of Lavender Essential Oil

The Amazing Power of Lavender Essential Oil

Essential oils are amazing. They’re a super natural and effective way to treat a multitude of health issues and even clean and sanitize your home, and they can be used to replace a ton of different OTC meds and chemical cleaners and solutions. But if I had to pick one essential oil to be stranded on a desert island with, it would probably have to be lavender oil. Not only does it smell absolutely amazing, it has a bunch of great uses, and is one of the safest essential oils there is. Here is an idea of the many things […]

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How to Use Extra Whey

How to Use Extra Whey

Every aspiring or seasoned dairy farmer is familiar with whey, the byproduct of making yogurt, cheese, and other delicious dairy products. In the process of making many of these dairy products, the whey is often discarded, but it’s actually quite nutritious on its own, and can be reused in many different ways.    Use in almost any recipe in place of water or even milk. Whey adds depth of flavor to bread, soups, sauces, marinades, and main dishes. If you are overrun with whey, you can even boil pasta or rice with it! Soak grains and legumes The acid and cultures in […]

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DIY Tooth Whitening Recipe

DIY Tooth Whitening Recipe

We’ve shared a lot of DIY health and personal hygiene products on this blog, and for good reason. There are so many products out there that are full of chemicals and toxins, that can be easily made at home for a fraction of the cost. This whitening tooth powder is packed with beneficial ingredients you’ll want to try.   Ingredients: 4 tablespoons bentonite clay. This is a natural, mineral-rich powder that gently cleans your teeth. It also detoxifies your mouth to freshen breath and fight gum disease 2 teaspoons baking soda. Baking soda is a very mild abrasive that polishes […]

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How Does Homesteading Make You Healthier?

How Does Homesteading Make You Healthier?

When you have a homestead, no matter the size, you do not have a lot of time to rest if you want it to stay up and running properly. Homesteading can provide you with a sense of accomplishment, but it certainly takes work. However, this work can be very good for your health. This is one of the “hidden” benefits of homesteading that many people do not think about. Let’s look at some of the ways that becoming a homesteader could make you a healthier person. Getting Exercise You are going to be outside and working quite a bit. Whether […]

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