Note: Jones explains that people used to live longer because they ate better food, took herbal remedies, and didn't expose their bodies to the elements, wearing heavy underwear, winter and summer. She believes that covering the skin all year long keeps one's body cool. Homemade pot-ash soap is how people kept their clothes and bodies clean. They made their own medicines, such as fever grass. Sleep and rest were other important ingredients for healthy living. Animals were also well cared for and kept healthy, which made for better meat to eat. Epsom salts were administered to chickens, and Jerusalem root was used to keep hogs worm-free and fortified.