Healthy Living

Some of My Favorite Educators

I thought I would take some time to share some of my favorite educators in the natural health field. I have listened to several people through the years, but there are some I have listened to on a regular basis. I have subscribed to many podcasts and youtube channels, but I find myself going back to certain ones and never listening to 95% of the others I have subscribed to.

Recently, I have subscribed to the Old Fashion on Purpose podcast. Some of you may be familiar with the Prairie Homestead. This podcast is the same family. I really enjoy the content of this podcast.

Mountain Woman Radio is another homesteading podcast that I enjoy. Tammy Trayer always provides great homesteading information and basic life lessons.

On the natural health side of things, a new podcast I have subscribed to that looks to be a keeper is Mito Life Radio with Matt Blackburn. Matt is very knowledgeable and is comparable to the next show I will share, which is my favorite. So I highly recommend Mito Life Radio. By the way, all of these hosts have youtube channels as well.

My very favorite podcast, and the one that I go to most and have stuck with through the years, is Extreme Health Radio with Justin and Kate Stellman. These folks know their stuff and are on top of the most pertinent information. I have said many times, I have probably learned more from them than I did working on 4 degrees in natural healing. I can’t say enough good about this podcast. It’s tops! I would love to meet the Stellmans some day.

So there you have my 2 favorite homestead podcasts and my 2 favorite health podcasts. I highly recommend all of them. I’m so grateful for people who produce great information in such a way that it holds the attention of the listener. So, go check out my favorites #OldFashionOnPurpose, #MountainWomanRadio, #MitoLifeRadio, & #ExtremeHealthRadio.

Have a healthy and blessed week!

Healthy Living

My Opinion on Milk

There are many theories out there on to drink or not to drink milk. I’m going to share my opinion.

First of all, if you are going to drink milk, it needs to be raw organic. If you don’t have access to raw milk, just be sure it’s organic.

Cow’s milk versus goat’s milk: Cows make milk with all the nutrients that a calf will need to grow into a cow. An average cow weighs around 800-1000 pounds. So that milk has to be full of nutrients to build a large body.

An average goat weighs around 80 pounds. So the milk for a baby goat is filled with the nutrients to build that baby goat into an 80 pound adult.

Are you following me? We drink Cow’s milk that is meant to build an 800 pound body. It’s too much for us in reality. Goat’s milk is more reasonable since it is meant to build an 80 pound body.

Having said all that, I personally doubt whether we should be drinking milk at all. Humans are the only species that continue to drink milk after we’re grown, and to beat it all, we drink it from another species. I know they drank both goat’s and possibly cow’s milk in the Bible. I get that argument and many others. I just don’t think it’s the best for us.

I have found that cow’s milk, goat’s milk, almond milk, etc. has way too much calcium. I had an uncle who had to have a valve replaced in his heart because of too much calcium from milk. Coconut milk has the least amount of calcium and would be the safest.

I know I’ll get flack on this, but it’s my opinion. I encourage you to be careful in your consumption of milk. I don’t drink it and nver have. I’m pretty fat and healthy without it. Lol

Until next time, have a healthy and blessed week!

Healthy Living

Sad Times on the Homestead

Most days on the homestead are pretty good. Every day is good for our animals. They are given the best we can give in food and sleeping quarters. We treat them like pets. So they live good lives.

We do have sad days from time to time. Over the past 2 or 3 weeks we had a sick buck. The buck, Jordan, had been doing good and suddenly began losing weight. Monday, August 26th, we really did everything we could for him. Nothing helped. On Tuesday morning he passed away. It was very sad.

Last week we also noticed Fred, our rooster, was struggling. He got really bad Saturday. Saturday evening he passed away. He was very old. We think he was 8 or 10 years old. He was a good rooster, very handsome and never mean to us.

So the past couple of weeks have had sad days here. I hope we don’t have anymore tragedies anytime soon. All our other animals seem to be doing well.

Until next time, have a healthy and blessed week!