Natural Health
Stay healthy with herbal remedies, a nourishing diet, and a chemical-free home.

75 Safe and Effective Herbal Remedies

Used correctly, herbal remedies can be a safer, less expensive alternative to pharmaceuticals. Doctors have begun to recognize their treatment value.

Considerations Before Drinking Raw Milk

Milk is food. Commercial dairy farmers are under so much pressure to increase milk production and cut costs that they often overlook that fact. When you are selling your milk directly to your customers, it is extremely important to pay attention to and be knowledgeable about milk flavor, shelf life and safety.

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Tick Prevention and Management
Given their capacity to carry Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tick prevention is a must if you're spending time outdoors. Here are 10 tips we recommend.

6 Natural Allergy Remedies
Breathe easier with these natural, medically proven allergy treatments, including immunity-boosting foods and plant-based healers.

12 Strategies to Strengthen Your Immune System
From sleep habits to socializing to choosing the right foods, find out how you can give your immune system a natural boost.

19 Ways to Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu
Stay well this winter with these proven strategies for preventing colds and flu, and some simple, natural cold and flu remedies. 

75 Safe and Effective Herbal Remedies
Used correctly, herbal remedies can be a safer, less expensive alternative to pharmaceuticals.

Directory of Culinary and Medicinal Herbs
From soothing aloe to spicy horseradish, subtle-sweet marjoram to savory thyme, discover the exceptional flavors and gentle healing capabilities of more than 40 of the plant kingdom's finest.

Herbal Skin Care Basics: Tools, Ingredients, Recipes
Discover the best natural ingredients for concocting your own herbal skin care products, and try these easy, refreshing recipes for Rose Water, Bay Rum Aftershave and Astringent, and Sea Salt Body Scrub.

Homemade Herbal Medicines for Common Ailments
Simple and safe, homemade herbal medicines can help you heal common ailments on a shoestring. 

Natural, Homemade Laundry Soaps
Use baking soda, white vinegar, lemon juice and other natural ingredients to clean, soften, whiten and freshen your clothes — no harsh chemicals necessary!

The Benefits of Honey
Honey can be used as an inexpensive remedy for sore throats and indigestion, as a disinfectant, an energy booster and much, much more.

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VICTORIAN BIRD HOUSE E-PLAN

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  • Unique design will accent any backyard
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

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4-CAR GARAGE WITH SHOP E-PLAN

  • Width: 52'-0" Depth: 22'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Slab
  • Building height - 19'
  • Roof pitch - 8/12
  • Ceiling heights -
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  • Complete list of materials

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DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$250.00

THE BARBECUE! BIBLE

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THE ART OF NATURAL BUILDING, SECOND EDITION

The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable and environmentally responsible. While many books cover specific methods (such as straw bale construction, cob and timber framing), few resources introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field.

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  • Explanations of 30 versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each
  • How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world
Clearly written, logically organized and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building.

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