It’s never easy watching the ones you love become unable to care for themselves. They may become forgetful or clumsy, putting themselves at risk of falls and other injuries. The stress and time that needs to be spent looking after an elderly relative can really take its toll, especially if there are health problems to take into consideration. Home health care could be a solution that lets your loved one stay independent at home for much longer, and bring you the peace of mind that you need.
No one wants to put a loved one in a nursing or care home, and no one wants to be uprooted and placed in an unfamiliar place to be “forgotten.” Thankfully there are alternatives, including in-home care by trained professionals, that will keep you or a loved one at home safely for longer. Home health aides provide services such as occupational and physical therapies, speech therapy, and skilled nursing.
The aides can monitor the elderly patients for changes in health that can be treated at home immediately, or have them seen by a doctor. Having your loved one’s health constantly monitored means that problems can be detected early and treated promptly, making them less likely to escalate into more serious (Read More....)
You need fertilizer to help your plants and your flowers grow. However, most store-bought brands are loaded with harmful chemicals that will eventually find their way into the food you are growing. You can easily get the fertilizer you need to help your plants grow without the toxic side effects by making your own organic compost.
Making your own organic compost is not difficult. You can make it with things that are already in your house and your yard, and it is much better for your plants than any variety you could buy in the store. Here’s how you can make your own organic compost:
Buy or Build a Compost Bin
First, you need a place to create your compost. You can buy bins from the hardware store, or you can build one yourself from some scrap lumber. Your bin needs to have solid sides (no chicken wire or pallets) and a cover. While you can just throw your compost materials into an open heap and eventually get compost, the process will take much longer and will be vulnerable to pests if you don’t choose an enclosed bin.
The bottom of your bin should be completely open and resting directly on soil. You need to place your bin in a sunny location that is not in the path of runoff.
Add Your Materials
Compost requires two things: “Green” materials (Read More....)
Understanding the difference between organic meat and non-organic meat is imperative for making informed decisions about the foods we eat.
Organic animals are not allowed to be given antibiotics, any genetically engineered drugs, or bovine human growth hormone (rbGH), a drug that artificially increases milk production in cattle.
Over half of the antibiotics fed to mass-produced farm animals, including chickens, are the same ones prescribed to human beings. It has been well publicized lately in the media that the overuse of antibiotics is leading to super strains of bacteria that are growing resistant to antibiotics. This is creating a wide opening for human diseases that potentially won’t be helped with the antibiotics currently available.
Organically raised animals are not allowed to eat genetically modified foods
.GMOs are genetically modified organisms whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. For example, scientists have been able to splice fish genes into tomatoes, producing the trait of a more freeze-resistant tomato. While this may sound good in theory, virtually nothing is known of the consequences of these laboratory creations. In addition to not being fed GMOs, an animal that is certified as organic cannot itself have had its genes modified in any way. By eating 100 (Read More....)