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Increase Health Literacy through Corporate Sponsorship

The more you know, the healthier you are! Sponsor the Homestead’s Health Literacy programming for a year and make a direct, positive impact on the health of our world!

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Sing-a-long First Aid for Kids: RICE it!

Sing-a-long with Arwen & Skully the Skeleton to learn about what to do when you get a boo-boo.

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The case of the mystery tincture

Always label your herbs! But just in case you forget, here’s how to identify St. John’s Wort tincture and infused oil. When in doubt, throw it out!

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Mental Health First Aid brings hope, change to inmates

A few months ago I received a grant to become a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor. The week-long training was intense, heart-breaking and eye-opening. It was heart-breaking to consider the fact that 1 in 5 young people between…

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Stranded? 10 expert tips to keep you safe

How often do you travel more than 20 miles by car? Are you taking your family to a relative’s house for dinner? Going to a concert in the city? Spending the weekend in your mountain getaway? Wherever your destination, “preparedness…

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How to make All-Natural Heal-All salve

What’s in my All-Heal salve? Coconut Oil Calendula or Comfrey (fresh or dried) Oatmeal What’s it good for? Rashes Bug Bites and Stings Eczema Psoriasis Burns How does it work?  Let’s start with Coconut Oil. Dr. Axe lauds the wound…

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How to save a life: understanding anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is an extreme allergic reaction experienced by some people with allergies to certain foods (like shellfish and peanuts), insect stings, and latex. Anaphylaxis should be differentiated from a common, non-emergent allergic reaction by the severity and locality of symptoms.

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Natural interventions for Viral Gastroenteritis

Wait…wait! Don’t skip this one right away. You’re probably thinking, what the heck is “viral gastroenteritis” and “why should I care?” Basically, this is really bad diarrhea with vomiting, which are common symptoms of the stomach flu, but it can…

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101 Ways The Homestead Helps the Community

woman and small child with painted sign: How would you change health and wellness in Gilpin County?

Grant Writing is one of my favorite pastimes. Seriously. I turn the lights down, put on some sweet, mantra-laced techno/trance beats, and I’m in the “Homestead Zone”. “How does your nonprofit benefit the community?” “How many people does your nonprofit…

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Meet Arwen Ek, your Summer Solstice Hostess

Dear Friends, Some of you have been following the Homestead for a long time – since we started in 2012. Many of you, I’ve noticed, are new readers, subscribers and members. Welcome! Arwen Ek founded the Holistic Homestead in 2012…

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