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6 Best Turmeric Powder Brands

So you’ve read about all the health benefits and you’ve decided to buy some, but which is the best turmeric powder? Here are the 6 best turmeric powder brands according to Amazon.com reviews.   1. Indus Organic Turmeric Powder A 100% USDA certified organic turmeric powder from southern India, Indus Organic Turmeric (Curcumin) Powder gets […]

10 Holistic Cold & Flu Remedies

1.  Garlic Tea  Garlic tea might not sound that tasty but I assure you it’s not that bad and it is definitely worth it. Garlic has been found to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity which is very helpful when trying to fight something off. Eating a whole clove of garlic would also help but its […]

How To Make Your Own Seed Packets

You need a piece of card or brown paper that measures at least 7 inches (18cm) x 6 inches (15cm). Use the template below to draw your seed packet outline. Cut out your template, then make folds along the dotted lines. Stick tabs A and B to the back of the packet. Stick or draw […]

How To Save Seeds From Your Garden

After flowering, all plants produce seed. This is one way in which plants reproduce. Seed comes in many different types, shapes and sizes. Seeds are also spread in many ways. Seeds in pods – when ripe, the pods such as those on Broom can explode and split open and the seeds shoot out. Hooked seeds […]

Health Benefits of Turmeric

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a […]

How To Be Prepared For Blackouts

Have you thought about how you’ll be able to complete important tasks during power blackouts? You’ll need to eat, drink, stay warm, sleep and even entertain yourself. It’s easy to take these simple things for granted when you have electricity, but you need to be prepared to do them without power. Blackouts can occur at […]

Methods For Preserving Meat

When we think of preserved meats, the thought is usually associated with packaged meats from the supermarket. However, with just a little bit of knowledge, meats can be preserved safely and effectively right from the comfort of home. There are several ways to preserve meat. Some of the most popular methods are as follows. Storage […]

How To Prepare For A Winter Storm or Blizzard

With an impending storm slated to arrive this Friday, February 8th 2013, it is a good time to discuss how to prepare for a winter storm or worse, a blizzard. Major nor’easter could bring well over foot of snow Storm moves in Friday through Saturday February 6th 2013 http://www.wmur.com/weather/stormwatch/Major-nor-easter-could-bring-well-over-foot-of-snow/-/17328920/18428730/-/skc0xuz/-/index.html A developing storm to the south […]

Food Storage Tips

In the wake of a world-wide food crisis many people are stocking up on essential items such as canned food, non-frozen convenience meals, freeze dried meals, etc. But what is the best to have? More canned food or more freeze dried meals? People have always worried about the future of society and where the country […]

First Aid: Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS)

The Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) is an excellent treatment for all causes of dehydration. It is just what the thirsty body needs to restore the lost fluid. The water, salt, and sugar in the formula team up to speed the patient’s recovery. The quantity of sugar in the ORS can be varied depending on patient […]

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