Health and Wellness
Prevent disease, treat ailments and live a naturally healthy lifestyle with our health tips, natural remedies, recipes for homemade beauty products and more.
Browse more great health and wellness content in the Mother Earth Living archives.
Fall Health Concerns
Happiness, Zen and Autumn Leaves
While a chore like raking fall leaves may seem menial, it is actually one of the many ever-present opportunities for mindful concentration.
Natural Healing: Fall Into Detox
Maximize your health with a seasonal detox.
Build a Fall Garden Medicine Chest
Harvest and preserve these six multipurpose plants now for maximum wintertime health.
Sitting at a desk all day can harm our posture and negatively affect our breathing. Open up your airways and improve your sitting position with this simple stretch.
Small-scale home biodiesel production holds a singular attraction for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. While perhaps it can't save the world, this unique renewable fuel is economical, fun to make, better for the environment, and will help you reduce your dependence on Big Oil. And getting started is easier than you think.
Backyard Biodiesel is written by two recognized experts in the field of small-scale biofuels. This comprehensive hands-on, practical, DIY guide includes:
- The basics of small-scale brewing – recipes, strategies and technologies
- Advanced backyard analytics and troubleshooting
- Safety considerations and regulatory issues
- Topping up the tank – how to put your biodiesel to work for you
Have you ever wanted to build your own chicken coop, cider press or herb-drying rack? How about a clever two-bin composter, horse-blanket washing machine or genuine Langstroth beehive? In Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency, you'll find these projects and a couple dozen more to help you develop and grow your self-reliant lifestyle. Most self-sufficiency books give you pages of words and a couple of small drawings for an explanation, but this book shows you exactly how to do things, employing beautiful photos and complete plans. The projects are organized into four categories: Food Prep & Preservation, Homestead, Garden and Animals. Among the projects are a simple brooder box for chicks, a jumbo cold frame, a basic loom, a large-capacity soil sifter, fencing, trellises and even a solar oven. So, whether you're a longtime do-it-yourselfer looking to complete your skill set or a newcomer taking your first step toward sustainability, Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency is the book to get you there.
If you want to build an environmentally friendly house, garage or barn from natural materials, this is the e-book for you. Explore the pros and cons of building with straw, logs, cordwood, earth and local lumber. Learn how to manage local building codes and inspections. And find out how you can design any home to take advantage of solar heat and natural cooling.
Plus, we've included extra articles on green roofing options, used building materials and choosing the perfect plaster.
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