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Natural Materials for a Healthier Indoors

You might think building a green home automatically means you’re building one with good indoor air quality. That’s not necessarily the case. Here are three ways to ensure the air you’re breathing inside your home is as good as — or better than — the air you’re breathing outside.

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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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 Antibiotics: An Effective Defense Against Drug-Resistant 'Superbugs'
As the antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as "superbugs" become more numerous and more virulent, herbal medicine offers an alternative to increasingly ineffective drugs. 

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 Fats You Need for a Healthy Diet
Delicious news: You may want to bring bacon and butter back to your plate! Find out which fats you need, which you should avoid, and the top food sources for a healthy fat diet.

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.

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.

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CANNING, PICKLING AND FREEZING WITH IRMA HARDING

Urban farmers, foodies and cooking enthusiasts of all ages are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to food preservation. For those wanting to preserve garden-fresh vegetables at home, Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding offers modern techniques and tasty recipes from heartland farms. In Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding, writer Marilyn McCray leads readers through step-by-step techniques for preserving fresh foods and offers great tips for preparing tasty recipes provided by food artisans, chefs and farms from across the country. The book not only explains canning, pickling and freezing, but goes further to cover smoking and curing of fresh fruits, vegetables and meats as well.

Readers are guided through the book by Irma Harding, a fictional spokesperson for appliances produced by International Harvester during the 1950s. The book features vintage art and photographs of Irma back in the day, as well as a brief history of Irma and her ever-so-collectible vintage appliances and memorabilia. Most important, this cookbook is packaged with timeless step-by-step techniques and tasty, interesting recipes.

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BUILDING SOILS NATURALLY

In an organic garden, plants in optimum health thrive abundantly, produce harvests with amazing taste, and possess the ability to fight off plant predators. When they don't, there's often something lacking in their proper nutrition. Maybe they are missing beneficial microorganism companions, or perhaps they are short of the energy needed to reach their full nutrient-dense potential. The solution is to "start with the soil," but healthy soil doesn't happen just by composting, fertilizing or companion planting alone. The solution can be found in Building Soils Naturally, which gives gardeners a hands-on plan for creating productive, living soil by using a practical, holistic approach - crafted right in your garden.

$19.95