Rushlow Homestead

Rushlow Homestead

Nurse coaching S.A.D light therapy, assist to support & facilitate all your health goals/ needs .

*RN coaching and consulting 15-25 minutes/ $20
*Homemade Organic Elderberry Syrup 8 oz
*Medicinal Tinctures 2 oz
*Essential oils * SAD Light Therapy (Assist vit D)
*Farm raised, free range meat chicken and eggs,
Orders being taken
* SAD Light Therapy sessions ( assist Vitamin D )

Operating as usual

Photos from Rushlow Homestead's post 05/27/2023

***** Update SOLD OUT ‘******

Thank you everyone we couldn’t be happier with all who continues to support our farm and ideals.
All our animals are free of hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, or chemicals of any kind…

Just picked up from USDA processor
“”70”” pastured chickens 🐓🐓🐓
we raised from day old chics !!
All feed was foraged or local granary

3.99$ / lb
Fresh not frozen
Unless u want frozen - lmk
Come out anytime today/ tomorrow (sat/sun)
Limited quantity ***

- Have pkg ‘s of 7 piece split w/ bonless breast
- split splatzled / flattened for grill
- whole
They are anywhere from 2-3 lbs each

Also smoked chops available from our farm raised pigs****


10 Days *** Update ***
Free range meat chickens will go to process 5/25

I will contact everyone via txt or email that week to schedule pick up day / time

Fyi - We do still have a few chickens available !

Send me a Pm 🐓🐓🐓


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Methyl Groups [-CH3] … why they are important

In general Methyl groups are very stable and consist of a central carbon atom bonded to three hydrogen atoms [-CH3]. Adding on a methyl group maintains DNA, promotes detoxification, enables glutathione production and are essential for balancing hormones and various neurotransmitters.

Methylation or the adding on methyl groups [Me, an alkyl group] is involved in:

* … protecting DNA by locking it up by methylating the cysteine residues. When methyl groups are attached to the cysteine the genes underneath cannot be transcribed and thereby controls the expression of some genes.
Methyl groups are important to epigenetics because they turn genes “on” or “off.” When we have depleted availability of methyl groups:
………. bad genes like cancer causing oncogenes are turned “on”
………. good genes, like cancer preventing tumor suppressor genes, are turned “off”.

PICTURE: Methyl groups on DNA keep a gene protected or locked. Methyl groups bind to cysteine

* … immune function
DNA methylation works together with other epigenetic mechanisms such as histones and microRNA expression to have multiple effects on the immune system, including:
………. T helper lineage fate determination
………. differentiation of memory cells
………. resolution of inflammation
………. control of cellular proliferation


The translational level of genetic information takes place at the ribosomes.

Robosomes are made of RNA and protein and they organize translation and catalyze the reaction that joins amino acids to make a long protein chain coded for by the genome.

MicroRNAs are short non-coding RNA transcripts that are 18 to 24 nucleotides long that regulate gene expression at the translational level [at the ribosomes].

* … Detoxing many molecules via the use of many TRANSMETHYLATION ENZYMES found in the Liver for PHASE TWO CONJUGATION DETOX and elsewhere in the body. Methylation helps clear many endogenous compounds such as hormones.

* … Methylation is necessary for cell division … because it governs progression through cell division. The chemical modification of DNA by methyl groups is involved in the regulation of gene expression by controlling access to the correct DNA sequence.

* … Synthesis of bases for DNA and RNA

* … Development of the central nervous system by way of the synthesis of neurotransmitters and the formation of the protective myelin sheath that covers many nerves.

* … Methylation and phospholipids ... “As the phospholipids are successively methylated, they are translocated from the inside to the outside of the membrane. When catecholamine neurotransmitters, lectins, immunoglobulins or chemotaxic peptides bind to the cell surface, they stimulate the methyltransferase enzymes and reduce membrane viscosity.”

Membrane viscosity is the ease with which substances can move through the membrane.

HOMOCYSTEINE and the Methylation Cycle:

* … Homocysteine can be remethylated to form methionine which in turn may be made into SAMe and retained within the “Methylation Cycle”. SAMe is the body’s most important methyl donor.
* … Homocysteine can be converted to cysteine via the “Transsulfuration Pathway”. When the enzyme CBS [Cystathionine Beta Synthase] converts Homocysteine irreversibly down the “Transsulfuration Pathway” the homocysteine is taken away from the “Methylation Cycle” to make cysteine.

PICTURE: The biochemical pathways involved in the transfer of methyl groups.

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It is so important to seek out root cause medicine
“Functional medicine practitioner “ who is legit
to get answers to improve your health -
Especially !!!! if you are dealing with chronic conditions !!!

DEPRESSION… and biochemistry

Many people are depressed because they lack a sufficient amount of the neurotransmitters needed to maintain a balanced mood. One of the most common biochemical reasons for depression is due to a lack of the reduced forms of folate. Only reduced form of folate can enter the brain. The reduced forms of folate include:
*… Folinic acid [Leucovorin]
*… L-Methyl Folate [5-MTHF]

Some of the folate is made into Tetrahydrobiopterin [BH4] which is the critical cofactor for the making of neurotransmitters such as:
*… Dopamine
*… Norepinephrine
*… Serotonin
It is essential that the brain has adequate amounts of these neurotransmitters to maintain a BALANCED MOOD.

The most common problem with folate metabolism involves genetic variants affecting the enzyme called MTHFR [MethylTetraHydroFolate Reductase].

Fifty percent [50%] of the people in the population possess at least one copy of the most influential MTHFR genetic variants referred to as C677T and A1298C.


The MTHFR A1298C variant adversely affects the reverse direction of the MTHFR enzyme and thus has an adverse influence on the "Folate Cycle".

The "Folate Cycle" influences:

*... BH4
The making of the critical cofactor Tetrahydrobiopterin [BH4] which not only influences the making of NEUROTRANSMITTERS but is also critical for the management of Nitric Oxide [NO] by the enzymes Nitric Oxide Synthase [iNOS. eNOS, nNOS] due to a lack of BH4. When the NOS enzymes lack BH4 this causes oxidative stress and tissue damage.

ACETYLCHOLINE [neurotransmitter]:
TetraHydroBiopterin [BH4] is also involved in the making and function of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine which is important for LEARNING and many other neurologic functions.

Impaired “Folate Cycle” function also affects the production of DNA bases needed for making our DNA, chromosomes and the faithful transcription of our genes into RNA for delivery of the genetic information from the gene out into the cell's cytosol for the manufacturing of all the proteins the body requires for proper function.

In summary adverse "Folate Cycle" biochemistry affects:
*... Depression
*... Anxiety/Panic
*... Fluctuation of Mood [Bipolar-like]
*... Oxidative Stress... tissue damage
*... Cognitive Difficulties...ADHD, and learning disabilities


The MTHFR C677T variant adversely affects the forward direction of the MTHFR enzyme and thus has a significant influence on the making of Vitamin Methyl-B12 and the conversion of HOMOCYSTEINE into methionine. If this biochemistry doesn't work properly then the person will be at risk for all of the following and more:

*... Not producing insufficient SAMe [S-AdenosylMethionine] which is the body's most important methyl donor, a lack of which has a negative influence on 100's of biochemical processes.

*... The buildup of too much HOMOCYSTEINE which increases blood clotting and harms connective tissue health and much more

*... Or, the buildup of SAH [S-AdenosylHomocysteine] which is what is left over after SAMe has given away its methyl group. Too much SAH blocks many TransMethylation enzymes and their reactions.

For example, when the enzyme Catechol-O-MethylTransferase [COMT] is blocked up by SAH this interferes with the breakdown of Estrogen and Dopamine and other catecholamines. When Dopamine and other neurotransmitters are not inactivated properly then the person can develop feelings of anxiety, jitteriness and even panic. These patients often explain that they feel like they just want to “crawl out of their own skin”.

If a person who is “Sensitive to Methyl Donors” because of a slow COMT and develops too much SAH, then their COMT enzyme cannot inactivate DOPAMINE and the extra Dopamine may then be preferentially made into Epinephrine and Adrenaline. The extra production of Epinephrine and Adrenaline will likely cause the person to develop palpitations and they will feel like they are undergoing a ‘FLIGHT OR FIGHT’ response by their autonomic nervous system even though there is no eminent threat and nothing to be afraid of. This is likely what is happening when a person experiences a “PANIC ATTACK” out of the blue…for apparently NO REASON.

Another example is the potential blockage by SAH involving the enzyme HNMT [Histamine-N-MethylTransferase]. Blockage of the function of the enzyme HNMT causes the inability to inactivate HISTAMINE. When there is too much of a buildup of histamine the person will likely experience excessive allergy symptoms and perhaps aggravation of Mast Cell Degranulation disorder in some people.

COMT and HNMT are just two examples of enzymes affected by either a lack of SAMe and or the presence of too much SAH.

DNA MethylTransferase is another important MethylTransferase enzyme and it is critical for the protection of our DNA [epigenetics]. The consequences of inappropriate DNA methylation could potentially influence the development of cancer and other disorders.

-Carol savage , MTHFR


** Salsa Post **

For Cinco de mayo
Im making salsa
If you know -you know 😉

Because i still get messages once in awhile- from people who want my salsa
((Loyalty from Back when i sold it at
Country pantry - ))

Just shoot me a Message if u want to order a container for this weekend !!

$5 container Hot or Mild

Available for pick- up
Friday - in monroe
Saturday - in New Boston

All orders must be received by tomorrow ( thursday)


😂 hahahhaa

Photos from Rushlow Homestead's post 04/28/2023

Loving the Stages of Life here on this little farm 🕊️

~ Making the dream work ~


Can’t emphasize this enough!

If i may have the opportunity today to encourage you, I would say

Start small, maybe you want to start a small bee hive,
or start a raised garden bed, you can easily make a brick or rock raised bed area even with little space and with very little money…. Start somewhere, just start !!!
Another very doable wise decision is visiting local farms to buy locally grown fruit to Can your own jamms, jellies and preserves while they’re in prime season will give you the most nutrients available from the fruit.
Simply Having your own fresh vegetables, potatoes, and herbs and then-saving alllll the seeds,
What a sweet reward and awesome experience to learn and grow 🌱
Buy local, invest in your health and the health of your family.
Do what you can….

Photos from Rushlow Homestead's post 04/16/2023

Newest addition this week , blessed with this teeny tiny baby ram lamb born 3 days ago 4/13/23 here on Rushlow Homestead 🥰. Enjoying everyday on the farm !
✝️ so much to be thankful for.

Lots of work going on here, 💪🏼
Especially within the last few weeks but I wouldnt change it for nothing …..

Giving a shout out and all the Credit to my hard working, crazy talented husband, who makes all this possible. Team work makes the dream work 🙏

Home - Real Milk 03/25/2023

Home - Real Milk

• F.D.A. Feb. 7, 2019 Listed Conventional Milk as the #1 Food Allergen.
• To absorb calcium in milk, the body needs the enzyme Phosphatase. The test to know that pasteurization is complete, comes from . It is when all the Phosphatase is deactivated.
• Propylene glycol (car anti-freeze) and polysorbate 80 are both emulsifiers/stabilizers used in different dairy products. Information courtesy of the Food Processing Development Centre. According to a retired high school, Formolin (construction building material) is a preservative used in milk.
• To absorb the vitamins, the enzyme Liptase is needed to digest the fats, but the Liptase is needed to digest the fats but the Liptase is deactivated by pasteurization.
• The enzyme Lactase is needed to digest the Lactose but the milk components that makes the Lactase is deactivated by pasteurization. The Lactose without the Lactase will cause some people to be sick or intolerant to store milk.
• Only Organic Milk must not have GMO feed being fed to the dairy cows.
• Farms that are Listed by the Raw Milk Institute ( or Organic farms have their cows living longer and are healthier on the average life span.
• As of 2020, there are 49 States that allow consumers to access Real Milk ( in the U.S. that is unpasteurized and un-homogenized.
• The majority of illnesses and deaths from raw milk is sourced from U.S. farm bulk milk tanks that are not intended for human consumption but was to be pasteurized. This is a valid reason for the Exemption “c” to be added to the Food and Drug Regulations.
• Many illnesses that have been credited to raw milk, is caused by another source e.g. hamburgers! At one hospital, all affected patients that came to the E.R. were asked, “Did you drink raw milk?” If they said, “Yes,” they were hospitalized but the rest of the affected people were not. Source: The E.R. nurse on duty that drinks the raw milk.
• “the principles and guidelines of the “Cabinet Directive on Regulation” from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat would be accomplished,” when the , “3.1. “Regulations are justified by a clear rationale in term of protecting the health, safety, security, social and economic, well=being of Canadians, and the environment.” Exemption “c” covers all these principles and guidelines by 100%. Exemption “c”: add the following exemption to the Food and Drug Regulations (C.R.C., c. 870), Division 8 – Dairy Products, section B.08.002.02: “(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to . . . “(c) unpasteurized fluid milk or dairy products from farms that are either Listed by the Raw Milk Institute or are licensed and regulated under equivalent provincial laws.”
​​Part #1 of DID YOU KNOW THAT:

Home - Real Milk Help Save Raw Milk Farmers in New Zealand. Farmers operating herd share agreements in New Zealand face massive penalties and jail time. You can help… Read More

Photos from Rushlow Homestead's post 03/24/2023

Three incubators are full !!!
Thats close to 90 eggs currently !!!!
And we are hatching babies

Everyone is happy and healthy here on the Rushlow Homestead
#1 . We provide a variety of nutritional dense foods that meet the needs of each and everyone here….
—That means , *no soy used , no fillers, no antibiotic fortified feeds……
Only whole grains, Barley, oats, sunfower seeds, whole peanuts, corn, fruits , vegetables, and of course ability to be free range foragers so all the bugs they can dream of.

Thank you for making your health a priority ❤️



***Reserve your / free range Pastured chicken ***

next date pick -up - May

Simply fill out the form - hit submit & thats it !!
and your order is reserved !!
payment upon pick - up …

Any question , special cut options
Message, txt me and i will add those to your order, otherwise they will come as whole fryer chicken ..

Turkeys will only be available in Nov
But reserve them now ….

RUSHLOW HOMESTEAD Please click the link to complete this form.

Photos from Rushlow Homestead's post 03/21/2023

* Milk share *
Benefits of finding and belonging to a local
* milk share….

So just Look at that beautiful cream on the top of this 1/2 gallon glass jar of farm fresh milk !!! 😃

So with 2 gallons a week - We can and do make

1+ lb butter (pictured)
Sour cream
Feta cheese ( in progress)
Farm cheese

Have milk the way it was intended
Full of beneficial strains of enzymes your body needs 💪🏼



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Credit to the genetic group for MTHFR Mutations 


THIAMINE … why it is so important

Caution! … Gardasil shot
We do not know for sure how Gardasil or other vaccines or certain medications can elicit thiamine deficiency, but they do and thiamine deficiency in these cases may not be due to a pure dietary deficiency. The problem is more likely caused by direct damage due to the breakage of the thiamine molecule’s disulfide bonds. A lack of thiamine greatly affects the balance of the autonomic [automatic] nervous system [ANS]. It is certainly able to explain POTS (one of the many conditions that produce abnormal ANS function) in girls affected by having received Gardasil vaccinations.

Insufficient Thiamine is important for the brain and without it cells in the brain can die off. The result can be a buildup of fluid in the brain with a buildup of pressure which can cause pressure that can press on the optic nerves and cause blindness and a terrible headache. Symptoms can mimic a seizure.

Thiamine deficiency also contributes to adverse reactions involving the Limbic System.

The primary functions of the Limbic System are to process and regulate:
* … Emotion
* … Sexual stimulation
* … Behavior
* … Motivation
* … Memory and learning
* … Long-term memory
* … Sense of smell

Mangalitsa Pig | Are They the Best Choice for Your Homestead? - Rural Living Today 01/09/2023

Mangalitsa Pig | Are They the Best Choice for Your Homestead? - Rural Living Today

"" Interesting fact "" !! A mangalista pig is known for its meat, its unique in that many refer to it as the “Kobe beef of the pig world.”

Mangalitsa Pig | Are They the Best Choice for Your Homestead? - Rural Living Today Deciding whether to add a Mangalitsa pig to your farm can be an expensive yet beneficial endeavor. Here's what to know about Mangalitsa pigs.


Excited we will be welcoming two Hereford/ Mangalitsa baby pigs to the homestead this Friday !


Know the difference between organic vs non GMO. also while planning meals for your family be aware of the
"The dirty dozen " what foods hang onto the most toxins / chemicals.


Sharing the newest additions to the Homestead, our Guardians!! Welcome to the family


4 Mineral Deficiencies That LOWER Your IQ (Intelligence)

God's blessings to you, I hope the day finds you all well!! Today's topic is mineral deficiencies…..

33 million Americans have chronic disease...
The leading cause of chronic illness and disease is…
Mineral deficiencies

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 40 million people are deficient in one or more minerals, and nearly half of those people don't know they're deficient...
Minerals are essential to life. They are found in every living thing, and without them, your body would not be able to function properly.

Nutritional deficiencies gone undetected or without cause for alarm over long periods can lead to life altering health complications. Different areas of your body can present signs signaling to you that something is physiologically wrong. Being in tune with your body’s needs and aware of these signs of nutritional deficiencies are critical to whole body wellness.
Optimal vitamins and minerals are required by the body to properly eliminate toxins from the body, promote the health needs of your digestive system, cardiovascular system, metabolism and total body strength. Signs can be both external and internal and can be caused by the over consumption of one vitamin or mineral which can leave your body out of balance and deficient in another mineral.
Learn these body signs of nutritional deficiencies so that you can better detect how your body is functioning and to enable you to heal faster if you notice something is wrong. These small signs today are fixable and can prevent you from long term health problems.

Great video / please watch !


Don’t get me wrong — I absolutely love my Bible. It is my lifeline. But when I think of the weightiness of its contents and the vast amount of information, it can cause me to sigh and think, Can I do this? Where do I even begin?

During my current season of feeling overwhelmed, I am reading through the book of Mark. I have been able to focus on that specific text, allowing a story I’ve read many times to bring new comfort and understanding.

“Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins. Jesus called his disciples to him and said, ‘I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions. For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on.’” (Mark 12:42-44)

Though this passage talks about money, I think the truth goes beyond finances. Some days, we have a surplus of ourselves to give. We are filled with energy, invigorated to study and full of purpose. Other days, we are beaten by the stresses of life, weighed down by exhaustion, and we struggle to find even a small portion of ourselves to give. And just as He saw the widow’s offering, God sees ours too.

Whether we’re ready to unpack large amounts of God’s Truth or need to focus on the bookcase method — one thing at a time — God is ready to commune with us right where we need Him. In His Word, we find renewed strength. And no matter the size of what we can bring, He is all-in. He is holding us through every challenge and every joy we face.

-Evie Polsley (Tyndale Bibles)

What is one way you can get into God’s Word even when you feel overwhelmed?

Photos from Rushlow Homestead's post 05/02/2022

Everyone is growing well and getting so big !

So much to be joyful, thankful, and humbled by when raising animals.
An equal amount of Hard work, dedication and love goes into the care of these animals .

The sheep we raise are Katahdin, which is one breed of hair sheep. ( No shearing necessary)😃

Photos from Rushlow Homestead's post 04/12/2022

Some new updates on the Homestead !

Lambing season is complete !
Twin ewe lambs Dahlia and prim
Twin rams tango n cash
Last birth was a single moo
our little
lively ram ( oreo)

All the splendor and excitement of homesteading, free-range layer Chickens, meat chickens, free range turkeys, rabbits, lambs, and hatching eggs 😊

Life is good .....

Currently Have 7 whole fryer chickens
in freezer camp left between 4-5 Lb,
Taking orders on coming meat chickens, turkeys and always have a plentiful supply of eggs *

Organic Elderberry syrup
Local honey
Various combo tincture's

Nurse coaching by appointment.

Photos from Rushlow Homestead's post 03/19/2022

Happy to Announce
so far we've had 15 out of 24 successful hatch 🐣

We have 12 - Appenzeller Spitzhauben which
is the national breed of Switzerland
And 12 of the beautiful
Ayam Ketawa (the Laughing chicken) 💚

Photos from Rushlow Homestead's post 03/19/2022

Just wanted to share 🥚
these beautiful eggs from my girls .

Photos from Rushlow Homestead's post 03/16/2022

6 Days- Getting closer to hatching day


Rare Disease month

Today its been 2 months shy of two years since my surgery. my life has changed dramatically in the last 2-3 years Pre and post surgery. hypoparathyroidism, These past couple years have been a learning experience. It has presented struggles I wasn't prepared for. It has shown me that attitude is everything. It has shown me that I'm not done yet. I've learned to be patient with myself. I've learned to love myself. I've learned to slow down.
This year has thrown me in situations where I've had to learn to be my own voice again and again. A Covid world made this so much harder as my surgery was postponed, trips to the ER had to be by myself. I learned to allow myself to cry, it's ok really. I have sat on hospital beds alone, scared and on the brink of depression.
I've learned to stop expecting others to understand or even care but to not let anyone deter me from my mission to learn to live again and get real answers.
I'm posting this with hopes that if you don't understand rate diseases you take time to read what some of us go through and learn that although I get up and try to push through it is not always easy.
When I say I'm tired it doesn't mean I'm lazy or unmotivated.
Or when I forget things I used to have no trouble remembering it doesn't mean I am not trying to be normal. Or when I just hibernate at home it means I'm putting my peace and health first. Something I've struggled to do in the past. Thank you for my family and friends who have checked in on me and cheered me on when I felt like I couldn't go on. Even if they didn't really understand why I'm now so slow or in pain. To those going through a disease or illness know that this does not mean you are broken or useless. On the contrary your rise above this will be monumental and the level of understanding and knowledge you will acquire will one day be used to help others fighting a silent battle.
I want to thank the many groups i belong to because without all sharing of experiences and being so supportive this journey would be so much harder. Thank you all❤
This disease certainly does not define me. It isn't who I am. It doesn't decide my life for me. It is a part of me but only a small part. Like the Phoenix out of the ashes


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