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Could Country Living Be Your Best Probiotic?

Our health expert takes a look at ways living in the country can serve as a natural probiotic, building up your immune system when you don't even...

Healthcare in Rural America: Can You Get Good Care in the Country?

You want to move to the country, but will your medical care suffer, or will rural doctors measure up to city doctors? Rethink:Rural asks an expert.

Homesteading for Health: How Country Life Can Heal

A commitment to healthy living and simplicity on the homestead helped this family improve their son’s health and quality of life.

Tips From The Ladies Behind Ladies Homestead Gathering

Being a woman on the homestead can be challenging if you don't know other homesteaders. The Ladies Homestead Gathering aims to make things easier...

What Drives a Woman to Become a Farmer?

Being passionate about eating well and caring about the food you consume can lead you to some interesting places, like a field of okra.

How to Bake a Little Healthier (and feel sexier) this Valentine’s Day

Health writer Kristen Boye explains how to modify your favorite recipes to be healthier -- and still delicious -- this Valentine's Day (and...

How Cold Fresh Air Helps You Be Healthier

While you may hide in the house as soon as cold weather hits, there are more than a few reasons to get out and enjoy the cool air.

7 Easy Ways to Preserve Food (No Canning Required)

Not a fan of canning? Here are 7 alternative ways to preserve produce to enjoy all winter long.

How a Digital Detox Could Change Your Life

Taking a break from technology might sound interesting and scary at the same time. With devices so ingrained in our daily lives, many people...

Want to be healthier? Live near trees, studies say

We look at 5 scientifically-proven ways trees help prevent health problems and even reverse chronic diseases in adults and children.