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10 Ways to cook a little healthier this thanksgiving (without sacrificing tradition or flavor)

Registered dietician, Ricardo Boye, and natural foods chef and Rethink:Rural editor, Kristen Boye share the secrets to cooking healthier and...

How Keeping farm animals keeps you happier and healthier

The health benefits of having a pet are becoming widely known. But, did you know farm animals can also play a unique role in preserving your...

5 Ways Gardening Fights Aging and Increases Your Lifespan

Research shows gardening can boost your heart health, reduce stress and strengthen your brain!

How Homesteading Helped This Man Beat Stage 3 Cancer

At age 39, Harold Thornbro—husband, father of three, business owner and seemingly healthy individual—was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.

How Homesteading Creates Healthier Families—An Interview with “The Thrifty Homesteader,” Deborah Niemann

People turn to homesteading for a variety of reasons: to be more self-sufficient, because they love animals, to make a side-income on their...

Bella Vista Farm—Creating Community, Herbal Elixirs and Empowered Health in Monroe, GA

Anne-Marie Bilella went from working as a nail tech to making a living baking breads and selling medicinal herbs.

Get Ready to Ditch and Switch! A Step-By-Step Guide to Detoxifying Your Country Home

The average person spends 90 percent of their time indoors, so it's important to ensure what's inside your house is safe for your body.

Mushroom Farming for Fun and Profit on Your Rural Land

Could mushroom farming be the ideal way to put your rural land to use? Best-selling author and medicinal mushroom expert Tradd Cotter shares how...

Elderberries—The Ultimate Cash-Crop for Your Rural Land

Wondering how you can diversify your rural land and increase profits? The elderberry may be the perfect superfruit crop for you.

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...