Could you handle an injury or infection on your own? Treating Infections Without Antibiotics

Antibiotic medicines

Life without Antibiotics Are you afraid to take antibiotics? Have you ever thought about treating infections without antibiotics? I sure think twice before accepting a prescription from my doctor. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria… “superbugs”… … It’s truly terrifying. Why haven’t we heard more about this? The End [...]

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Millions worth of microbes A New View of Life on Earth - the National Microbiome Initiative

Scientist examining a leaf with a microscoper

America's New National Microbiome Initiative There's a big new project getting underway in the scientific community.  Some big name scientists have put together a massive budget in order to study some very tiny subjects.  It's the National Microbiome Initiative, and it's the biggest tiny news of the year so far. What's the reason for all [...]

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Fend Off the Fungus An Easy DIY Homemade Garden Fungicide

Squash plant in the garden

Controlling The Fungus Among Us If you're growing any gourds this year, this easy homemade fungicide recipe might just come in handy for you.  Curcurbits like cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, and watermelon are notoriously prone to a fungal disease that's known as powdery mildew. And as you'll see below, this simple recipe can also be used [...]

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The Sweetest Squash Growing Chayote Squash

Chayote squash in hand

Chayote Squash are Delicious! This is my second year growing chayote squash and I'm thrilled to have them making their way into the kitchen. I think it's quite unfortunate that they're called "squash," since they taste nothing like a squash. Chayote taste more like a crisp cucumber mixed with a hint of pear and fresh [...]

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