Whether or not coverage exists, we are still responsible to educate ourselves and be aware of things within our means to improve our overall health. Homesteading offers us whole foods and plenty of exercise to keep us moving and improving, but illness and accident can happen to anyone.
It has been our personal conviction to educate ourselves about natural and common sense proactive, preventative treatments. Understanding our bodies, our immunities and how they work give us a leg up on the germ war. The more we can do for ourselves the less dependent we are on outside care. Our family always focuses on what we can do and going for help when it is apparent we need it.
Some areas we continually strive to learn more about are: nutrition, fitness, essential oils, herbal remedies, and improving immunity naturally. Integrative, holistic health improves our independence and strengthens us for times when illness does come. Overall, we have been very blessed to have minimal health needs while living a healthy and very active homesteading life.
No matter what size our homestead, or even if we homestead at all, our health is in our hands- an area we can improve upon one step- one choice- at a time.