If you had to name one important benefit of living an off-grid lifestyle, what would that be? There are many reasons for adopting a more holistic, natural way of life, one that is more in tune with creation and our role in it. However, if one had to stand here and list only a single benefit that made this whole effort worthwhile, it would be the advantages to our health.
There’s just no way that our bodies aren’t affected by the chemicals, additives, antibiotics, and whatever else industrial agriculture pumps into our food supply.
We wonder why our food tastes like cardboard, and why our bodies are breaking down. There’s just nothing nutritious in our food supply and genetic modifications are wreaking havoc with the molecular processes in our bodies.
It’s imperative that we begin to learn to sustain ourselves. This 100 year trial in “feeding the world through a global food train” has derailed itself and is skidding off the tracks.View Text Transcription
Bill Heid is joined by today’s guest on Off the Grid Radio, Deborah Niemann, a homesteader, writer, self-sufficiency expert, and author of the book Homegrown and Handmade. She relocated her family from the suburbs of Chicago to 32 acres “in the middle of nowhere,” where they built a home and began growing their own food. Deborah encourages everyone to learn self-sufficiency and says that there’s no better time to learn these skills than right now, at the beginning of this brand new year.
- The main reason to become self-sufficient
- How genetic modification is a land-mine of disease transmission
- Why being self-sufficient is a major money-saving venture
- How self-sufficiency can have entertainment value as well