Answers to your questions about gardening, energy, homesteading and other sustainable living topics.
I’d like to rely on the food that I eat to maintain my health, but I don’t really know anything about natural health, or the best foods or herbs for health, and can’t make heads or tails of all the information on the Web. Are there any reliable resources that you can recommend?
James A. Duke’s book The Green Pharmacy is a well-regarded and long-standing guide to using herbs for health. The book has been in print for more than 10 years, and is available online and in bookstores.
Here are a couple of other recommended books from our friends at Herb Companion magazine:
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Balch & Balch
Herbal Remedies for Dummies by Christopher Hobbs
The New Healing Herbs by Michael Castleman
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
You can also find a lot of great information on the Herb Companion website.
— Aubrey Vaughn, assistant editor