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A Family History of Healthy Living

A Family History of Healthy Living

By Jeff Wise June 06, 2023 |

Family history is important. My mom often shares with me what life was like for her as a child. She was born in 1948 in California – a completely different time than the world we live in today. She lived in a small house built by her dad. They were...

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Three Ways to Prepare Your Homestead for a Natural Disaster

Three Ways to Prepare Your Homestead for a Natural Disaster

By Jeff Wise June 02, 2023 | homesteading

No one wants to experience a natural disaster. Unfortunately, many of us have to at some point in our lives. It's one thing to deal with it when you have just your home, family, and maybe a pet or two. Relocating is challenging, but not impossible. It's another thing when...

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Is It Really Important to Drink Clean Water?

Is It Really Important to Drink Clean Water?

By Jeff Wise May 30, 2023 |

Americans have become so accustomed to having treated water at our fingertips, that it's easy to forget the importance of drinking clean water. There's a long, disturbing history of transmittable diseases being passed through water sources. Contaminated water has led to such diseases as cholera, dysentery, typhoid, hepatitis A, and...

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Heavy Metals Found in Natural Water Supplies

Heavy Metals Found in Natural Water Supplies

By Jeff Wise May 23, 2023 | Water Contaminants

In our current society, there are many ways heavy metals leak into natural water supplies and eventually contaminate our tap water and well water. This is hazardous and should be avoided at all costs! What are heavy metals and why are they harmful? Heavy metals are elements that exhibit metals...

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5 Healthy Snacks for Picky Eaters

5 Healthy Snacks for Picky Eaters

By Jeff Wise May 17, 2023 | Recipes

Have you been looking for healthy snacks for picky eaters? Families tend to have at least one picky eater in the house. This can often create a lot of stress for parents ... and kids. It never fails. Whatever I make for meals or snacks, someone complains about it and...

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What Parents Should Know about Toxic Heavy Metals in Water

What Parents Should Know about Toxic Heavy Metals in Water

By Jeff Wise May 16, 2023 | Water Contaminants

Toxic heavy metals in drinking water can wreak havoc when consumed by us, our children and even our pets. Is it really so necessary that our kids drink clean water? After all, it doesn't seem like there are any imminent harmful effects from drinking tap or other water sources. The...

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4 Ways to Keep Family Safe During Emergency

4 Ways to Keep Family Safe During Emergency

By Jeff Wise May 12, 2023 | Preparedness

There are multiple emergency situations we may encounter throughout our lives in which we need to keep our family safe. It's important to know how to handle those situations, especially if you have a family with little ones counting on you. Perhaps you will face a natural emergency, like flooding...

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5 Ways to Use Berkey Water While Cooking

5 Ways to Use Berkey Water While Cooking

By Jeff Wise May 03, 2023 |

Berkey water and cooking go hand in hand. Water is necessary for many recipes and it's best to have Berkey clean water while you cook to avoid harmful contaminants seeping into your food. Whether you're a regular cook or not, there may be ways that you use water while you're...

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The Best Water Filter for Heavy Metals

The Best Water Filter for Heavy Metals

By Jeff Wise April 25, 2023 | Water Contaminants

Berkey water systems are known for being the best water filter for heavy metals. In fact, laboratory tests have determined that a Black Berkey Element can drastically remove more than 200 contaminants in the water supply. One of the major concerns when it comes to contaminant consumption is finding the...

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Easy RV Recipe: Rosmary Lemon Salmon & Zucchini

Easy RV Recipe: Rosmary Lemon Salmon & Zucchini

By Jeff Wise April 19, 2023 | Rving

Traveling doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your health so check out this easy RV recipe. There are many ways to eat healthy on the road. The most cost-effective way is to cook your own meals. If you're traveling in an RV or even just camping, here’s a simple (and...

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How to Have Clean Drinking Water on a Trip

How to Have Clean Drinking Water on a Trip

By Jeff Wise April 10, 2023 |

No matter where you go, exposure to clean drinking water is necessary for health. You may be taking a road trip, a plane trip, or a trip to another country, and water contamination could ruin your experience. It's easier to make sure you're consuming clean water while at home. Leaving...

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5 Signs of Dehydration

5 Signs of Dehydration

By Jeff Wise April 06, 2023 | Hydration

Do you drink enough water? Many of us assume we do, but without even realizing it, we can easily become dehydrated. Continue reading to see the 5 signs of dehydration. The best way to ensure you're drinking enough water each day is to do this: half your weight and whatever...

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