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Thinking About Raising Chickens? Start Here.

by Jennifer Megyesi, The New pioneer Whether you decide to keep chickens for eggs, meat, show or just companionship, learning to care for them is easy and rewarding, providing that you know some basics. Local laws, such as zoning and other ordinances, may end your chicken enterprise before it takes flight. The best way to


13 Alternatives To Viagra That Won't Fall Flat

Viagra is a multi-billion dollar blockbuster drug, but it has serious side effects. Thankfully evidence-based natural alternatives abound... Erectile dysfunction is no trivial matter. In fact, Dr. Mercola correctly labeled it 'the canary in the trousers,' insofar as dysfunction 'where it counts' reflects body-wide endothelial dysfunction, a well known precursor to cardiovascular disease. But putting


Lawmakers: Americans 'Too Stupid' For GMO Labeling Laws

The "experts" have spoken, and here's what they have to say: You're just too stupid to handle a label on your food that says "this product contains genetically engineered ingredients." Members (see the list here) of the subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, along with four of their hand-picked puppets (um, experts), met


Michigan Dept of Agri Forces Farmer To Dump 248 Gallons Of Organic Milk And Break 1200 Free Range Eggs

While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water,  the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op in Standish for having the utter audacity to provide milk, butter, cream and eggs to people who bought


These Blockbuster Drugs Destroy Heart Benefits Of Fish Oil

Millions take these blockbuster drugs for 'heart protection,' and yet they are actually killing the well established heart protective properties of fish oil. The published literature on the cardiovascular health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids is increasingly contradictory, with multiple studies in the past demonstrating their significant cardioprotective properties, but with newer trials revealing far


The Assault On Organics

Ignoring science to make the case for chemical farming. The New York Post loves a good villain, but you’d think it would be hard to cast a bad light on the group of people profiled in an April 19 story: moms who feed their kids organic food. Naomi Schaefer Riley took on the challenge in


Why You Should Consider Quail For The Urban Homestead (VIDEO)

Raising food sources in urban settings or those living in close proximity to others can pose a problem for some. Urban homesteaders have started efforts in finding microlivestock to raise that will provide adequate nutrition as well as can be raised in small spaces and not annoy neighbors. For years, Marjorie Wildcraft has educated the


An Herb For Thought: Passion Flower

PASSION FLOWER Family Name: PassifloraceaeBotanical Name(s): Passiflora IncarnataPopular Name(s): Maypops, Wild Passionflower and Apricot VineParts Used: Leaves and whole plantHabitat: The plant is native to North, Central, and South America.Description: Passionflower is a perennial climber with deeply lobed, finely toothed leaves, with fragrant lavender to white flowers appearing in summer. Edible fruits follow the flowers of passionflower. Uses: Passionflower is used internally to


Dead, Lifeless Food

FDA aims to sterilize our food through the Food Safety Modernization Act After two years of delay, the Food Safety Modernization Act is finally about to go into effect. The FDA is moving forward with rules that are supposed to make food in the United States the safest in the world. Hailed as the most


Protect Yourself From Radiation With Flaxseeds

We are bombarded every day by harmful radiation and, shockingly, nearly half of our radiation exposure in the U.S. comes from medical tests like X-rays and CT scans. The balance comes from radiation in the earth, radon gas and radiation from space. And many worry about fallout from disasters like the meltdown at the Fukushima


Canadian Farmers Say Entire Organic Industry At Risk In GM Alfalfa Debate (VIDEO)

Scroll down for video. GUELPH, Ont. – There’s a new genetically modified crop on the horizon that some say is jeopardizing the entire Canadian organic farming industry. Organic farmers across the country are sounding the alarm bells on the state of alfalfa, one small plant with a massive role in organic farming. When most people


Thousands Of U.K. Doctors Are Putting Patients On 'Death Lists' And Denying Them Treatment

The face of government-run socialized medicine just keeps getting uglier in Britain, where as many as 3,000 doctors are set to place many thousands more patients on so-called "death registers" where they are ultimately denied treatment - all to save a buck. Or in this case, a pound. Being placed on the registers means those


15 Things To Start Doing For Yourself

Not long ago we published an article called 15 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself. The article was all about outlining the tendencies many of us have that can make life more complicated and difficult. Things we do to ourselves that we have full control over. That article inspired this new one that will focus


Parents, Have You Drugged Your Child Today?

Our children will be going back to school anywhere from 3-6 weeks. Over that time span, I plan on publishing some helpful tips on protecting your child while in the care of others, namely the schools. Most schools do an excellent job watching out for the children under their care. However, there are some who


5 Things You May Not Know About Aspartame

Aspartame is a nasty chemical that’s sold as a zero-calorie healthy sweetener. But did you know that it’s technically not calorie-free? Not a lot, only about 4 calories per gram. [1] That isn’t a lot, and it’s not a big deal. But it’s one weird fact you probably didn’t know about aspartame. Let’s take a


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