Category Health

Challenges of getting older

How many of us wake up after a long night’s sleep and make an assortment of noises just walking to the bathroom. This is the reality of getting older...

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Arlene has a question……

Frequent commenter Arlene recently asked the question:

“Does anyone have any advice re: Medicare. I am almost at the application age.”


Being that I am totally clueless to help I figured I would throw this out there.

So – any knowledge out there?


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What would a prepper do with the gifts from the Magi?

We probably all know that the three wise men brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, and most probably know that frankincense was traditionally used for incense or perfume and myrrh was used as an anointing oil for embalming purposes...

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Recipe for “Flu Soup”

From the WE2’s – 
No, we don’t have any colds or flu, but I usually make up several quarts of my “Flu Soup” just to keep on hand.  It’s worked so good for years to relieve any type of sinus/cold/flu or congestion etc...
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‘Tis the Season: A recipe to help colds and flu

The season of colds and flu will soon be upon us, (or maybe it’s already hit you). What could be better than something which is not only warm and comforting but which actual helps to relieve the symptoms?


I’m not a herbalist but this recipe wa...

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Back problems – one solution…..

back pain, survival, fitness, preparedness

This was originally published back on May 4th, 2012

I have been battling lower back pain for close to five years. No one has been able to help me. I have visited regular doctors, ortho doctors, and chiropractors...

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Free online fitness training source…..


by Wifey

Each of us knows the importance of staying fit, and as we age it’s becomes more important and yet harder to do.  After a recent surgery (Wifey here) that became VERY complicated I found myself nearly bed-fast for several weeks...

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Ebola case in New York City

Well folks – here we go again!

A doctor who spent time in West Africa has gotten sick and has been diagnosed with Ebola. He began to experience a fever and gastrointestinal problems...

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ENJOY!! A Woman’s Poem – A Man’s Poem

man.woman poem

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Seeds & Growth

seed metaphor

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Video of the Week: Cheap Medical and Prepping Supplies! COSTCO Baby!

video of the week

Another featured video from YouTube. From preparedness to frugality, from gardening to self-reliance – YouTube has an enormous amount of information available.

Here is but a small piece we hope you find interesting, informative, and maybe even tho...

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Why NOT to Wear Antiperspirant/Deodorant

breast cancer diagramI have two friends who are going through Chemo in their 60s for breast cancer. One is female and one is male. They both shared this graphic on Facebook and I haven’t touch an antiperspirant/deodorant stick since!

Are the toxins in these hygiene produ...

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Frugal Cooking

By GrammaMary,

In line with the money saving tips post I offer this web site.  A while ago I began to wonder…...

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The Litany Against Fear

Submitted by Wyzyrd


Not a song per se, but a ‘verse’ that has helped me out a LOT of times in the past 40-or-so years.
From the late Frank Herbert’s “Dune” novels, “The Litany against Fear”:

“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is th...

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Video of the Week: Potato Storage


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They’re Not Happy!

Sent to me by Harold,

Apologies if this offends anyone, I have done some slight editting. SCP is non-political, but we are overtly Christian. This actually made sense to me!

They’re Not Happy!

They’re not happy in Gaza ..
They’re not happy in Eg...

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Pandemic Supplies

The following article comes courtesy of Dr. Doom and Nurse Bloom. It can be seen in its original form HERE.  

The world is full of infectious diseases that have made the news in recent weeks...

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You’re an Overcomer! Totally Uplifting!

Shared by GrammaMary,

“A friend called me this morning when I just happened to be at a low point, actually driving in my car at that moment.   She said she just heard this song and felt it was for me...

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John Wayne & More Singing God Bless America!

Submitted by Jeanine 

Thank You!  Lots of memories here. If this doesn’t bring a smile to your face and warmth in your heart, I don’t know what will. Bev

I think you’ll like this…

Some Familiar Faces:

In 1970, John Wayne hosted a variety show cele...

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Why We Shouldn’t Feel Bad

By Harriet, Editor-at-Large
“Isn’t it terrible what happened to the Malaysian Airlines flight, getting shot down like that,” said a friend who had visited me, “It just tears me up inside to think of all those killed.”

I’ve thought about t...

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Video of the Week: Arthritis Natural Cures


Have you watched a YouTube video that you would like to share? Please send the URL to bcfossillady at gmail dot com

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Tastefully Offensive – Humor

Submitted by Jeanine,

A friendly Albert Einstein look-alike named Ray Jessel, 84 years old, performs his funny original song “What She’s Got…” on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

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A Good Night’s Sleep – Cool Shield Mattress Protector

By Bev Sandlin

A good night’s sleep can make the difference between thinking clearly or not, and goes a long way in boosting energy levels...

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Laugh, Cry and Remember…

I know I did… Humor is essential to health.

Budweiser commercials just for fun!

Submitted by Jim

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Tick Bite – Yuck!

By Beverly Sandlin


They turned my stomach…

Okay, I had two deer tick bites last week – oh yes, they were embedded.

Old thinking – cover the tick with Vicks or petroleum jelly to smother them, back them out with a hot match or...

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