When you think about growing your own food, you typically picture a large garden or plot of land. However there are many foods that you can grow in small spaces with little light or even dirt required. Here are some ideas for foods you can grow organically at home on your windowsill:
1. Wheat grass – Wheat grass is a traditional supplement found in many health drinks. But not only is it good for you but it is super easy to grow your own. All you need is a container (even a yogurt cup will do) a bit of dirt and some seeds. Wheat grass grows quickly and you harvest it by snipping off the tops as it grows. Easy and so yummy.
2. Sprouts – Things like bean sprouts or alfalfa sprouts can easily be grown in your home. They even have specially made containers to grow sprouts in. For a simple solution line a shallow dish with a damp paper napkin and spread out the seeds. Keep the sheet damp and watch as your sprouts come to life! Harvest and replant over and over again to supplement your meals.
3. Green onion – Green onion is another easy to grow (Read More....)
Good health is the most important thing that anyone can have in this world. Without it, nothing else would matter. Dental health is linked to overall health, and when one declines, the other worsens as well. If you want to stay healthy through your later years, make taking care of your teeth and gums a priority in your life. Otherwise, you could develop a number of problems that you probably don’t ever want to experience–gingivitis being one of them.
> What is gingivitis?
Gingivitis is a form of gum disease that causes swelling of the gums. It is categorized as a periodontal disease, or one that affects the tissues surrounding the teeth such as the gums and underlying bones. Although gingivitis occurs in a large proportion of the population, it is usually quite mild and goes away quickly. However, gingivitis can worsen to become periodontitis, a more severe form that attacks the teeth and gums more aggressively. Gingivitis can be divided into two major classes: those caused by plaque and those not caused by plaque.
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When you notice an aging relative’s health start to decline, you have to start considering whether it’s smart to keep them at home or whether they might belong in a nursing facility. Here are several questions you can ask yourself to figure out where this person should go.
1.) What Kind of Care Do They Need?
Sometimes, it’s not so obvious who should be caring for your loved one. Even when it is—maybe they obviously belong in a nursing home—a concerned relative or spouse will still insist on taking care of them at home. This can be dangerous, though, and you need to put the ill one’s well-being first.
What is their current condition, and are they expected to decline? What kind of procedures, medications, and machines will they need to rest (Read More....)
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Many people we’ve met who claim they want the survivalist lifestyle are in complete shock when they come to realize that this isn’t suburbia with different scenery. It requires a complete change from most peoples’ current lifestyle and mindset.
Life in the wilderness is closely aligned with nature, the direct opposite of what we have been conditioned to accept as urban/suburban life. If you live in an air conditioned home, work in an air-conditioned office, drive in an air conditioned car, with artificial lights all around…it would be hard to more disconnected from nature than you are right now.
Living in your survivalist retreat doesn’t mean you just pick up your whole suburban life and move it to a different (Read More....)