Natural Health

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

7 Easy Ways to Protect Your Skin Without Sunblock

By Tammy Taylor, Taylor-Made Homestead

Sun protection is important, and although sunblock is marketed as safe and effective, I'd rather not slather chemicals on my skin every day. Although sunblock has its place in my skin-protection arsenal, here are seven easy ways I'm able to protect my skin from the sun's harmful rays without resorting to sunblock.


Local Herbal Remedies Using Violets, Plantain, and Dock

By Jane Cookman Metzger, The Herbal Academy

These three underappreciated plants deserve their time in the sun, so to speak! Let’s dive into Local First Aid, learning about the edible and medicinal uses of these common wild plants: violets, plantain, and yellow dock.


Study Finds Benefits in Mediterranean Way of Eating

By Eleni Roumeliotou, Primal Baby

The blessings of the Mediterranean diet have been praised for years. The fact that a diet based on olive oil, vegetables, and pulses has significant cardiovascular benefits makes it immediately a sensible and healthy gastronomic choice. But thanks to a major scientific study, we may also have some real evidence that Mediterranean diet is a powerful and tasty way to prevent serious chronic diseases.


Repel Mosquitoes with These Plants, Part 3: Cooking with Lemongrass and 2 DIY Bug Spray Recipes

By Julie Fryer, Clovers Garden

With herbs and lemongrass in your garden, you can keep out mosquitoes, add flavor and spice to your summer menu, and have the ingredients for your own homemade bug spray. This blog post shows you how to harvest and cook with lemongrass and offers two easy, all-natural mosquito repellents you can make yourself.


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Herbalist and Artist Create Everyday Guides for Healthy Living

By Sarah Baker

The ‘Everyday Living Series’ by Thyme Herbal offers a supportive guide for healthy living. The series is created by herbalist Brittany Wood Nickerson, who shares her experiences and advice concerning herbal practices and homesteading.


The Exciting Herbal Resurgence

By Marlene Adelmann, Herbal Academy

Herbalism has a rich, beautiful history and is once again finding a place in many modern homes. Now is a vibrant, exciting time to be an herbalist!


Drummer Shares Tips for Healthy Living While on the Road

By John Fred, Black Stone Cherry

Being a touring musician poses challenges for a healthy life. I’m always trying to figure out how to get vitamins and nutrients without having to carry a garden behind the tour bus. There are things you can do in almost every profession to live more sustainably and help the environment, and I share some of my go-to tips here.


Entertaining Yourself When Living Off-Grid

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group

How do you currently fill your spare time? Is it with things that are time wasters or things that are productive? How do you entertain yourself when Living Off Grid, Really?!?!