Natural Health

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

5 Easy Changes You Can Make to Promote a Healthier Lifestyle

By Amy Fewell

Often times, whenever someone wants to start living a more natural lifestyle, they never know where to begin. Here are five quick and easy things you can change in your home to help promote a more natural lifestyle.


Valerian Root for Sleep Improvement

By Chelsea Clark, Natural Health Advisory Institute

Valerian is known for its sedative qualities, which can help to increase sleepiness, as well as to decrease nervousness and restlessness.


Blessed Life

By Shawn Hosford

Why I use the #Blessedlife.


Belly Dancing Through Pregnancy

By Lisa Marie Morgan

She had ballet under her belt with her first birth and has turned to belly dance with the birth of her second. In a conversation with Jamie Rose Lyle, who dances with Gypsy Heart Tribal Belly Dance, she tells us about the birth of her first child and how she thinks belly dancing will change the birth of her second.


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"Kinfolk" Magazine

By Shawn Hosford

Some great insights on building community thanks to "Kinfolk," a quarterly publication.


Is Chocolate Good for You? 7 Reasons to Eat Dark Chocolate

By Chelsea Clark

The list of reasons why chocolate is good for you is seemingly endless. Here are just a few of the impressive health benefits of dark chocolate.


A Close Study of Holy Basil

By Jane Cookman Metzger

Holy Basil is an herbaceous plant in the mint family that is native to South Asia. It grows throughout lowland regions of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, southern China, Thailand, and Malaysia. The species name, sanctum, reflects the sacred nature of the plant in Indian culture. Holy basil includes a few species and varieties.


'Numen: The Nature of Plants' Is a Film to See

By Crystal Stevens

"Numen: The Nature of Plants" is a cornucopia of intuitive wisdom, science based knowledge, and exuberant passion and reverence for plants around the world. The film opens with plant close ups and stunning time lapse photography of plants throughout their growing cycles, their intrinsic eye catching patterns and their symbiotic relationships with pollinators. Numen is defined as the spirit believed by animists to inhabit natural objects. The film describes that we sense this force the most abundantly through plants.




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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.

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