8 things your grandparents did that could save your life

Old School Wisdom

Our society has largely lost the wisdom of generations past. There is a lot to be learned from our grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ ways — so much, in fact, that it can literally save our lives.

Here are a few kernels of wisdom we should apply immediately:

1. Grow your own food. 

Invest some time and energy in growing your own food. Not only is there an incredible sense of accomplishment and wonder in growing your own fruits and veggies, but the quality control is unparalleled. You can ensure that your crops aren’t sprayed with pesticides and you can control the types of seeds and transplants that you sow and grow.

Choose heirloom varieties whenever possible. Whether you’re living on a large plot of land or in a tiny apartment, you can grow some of your own food. Square foot gardening is an incredibly effective method to produce a robust share of food in a small space.

2. Get back in the kitchen. 

Nothing beats a home-cooked meal. First off, the intention and love you put into cooking for yourself and your loved ones is incredibly nourishing. Secondly, if you prepare your own food, you can control what goes onto your plate and into your body. You can make more empowered choices and ensure that you are eating a whole foods, organic, non-genetically modified diet.

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