Mother Earth News has covered a lot of content in 2019! From homesteading and livestock to natural health and gardening, each issue published was full of information to help readers live a more sustainable and independent lifestyle. Now, in The Best of Mother Earth News, all the best articles are together in one special edition! Whether it’s learning how to organize your homestead, manipulate your microclimate, build your dream log home, or something else, the information in this issue will help you take the next step.
It’s amazing to think of all the different types of breads and baking methods there are around the world. In the Grit Guide to Home Baking, 2nd Edition, you’ll get an in-depth look at what some of those types and methods are. From learning the possibilities for cooking whole-grain or gluten-free bread to discovering the perfect grain mill for your kitchen, this special issue is a trove of knowledge. Packed cover to cover with recipes from Sourdough Vegetable Stromboli and Homemade English Muffins to Garlic Bread and Turkey Stuffing, this collection will have everyone asking, “Can I have your recipe?”
This practical, accessible guide to using CBD-dominant cannabis contains a wealth of information for both first-time explorers and experienced patients who want to know more about safely treating a number of health conditions with remarkable results and low to no psychoactivity or negative side effects. CBD (cannabidiol) is a component of cannabis that can provide relief for conditions such as seizures, pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, arthritis, and a number of other issues. This book offers guidance on various forms of the medicine such as oil infusions, alcohol-based tinctures, capsules, and carbon dioxide-concentrated extracts. The information is organized by health condition and also by recommended CBD-rich strains, which do not produce the "highs" associated with THC. With dosage suggestions, potential side effects and contraindications, and the pharmacology of the plant, this is an essential guide for both doctors and patients looking for a nontoxic alternative to opiate-based pain medications and other pharmaceuticals.
The ethical wasteland of Big Business, Big Medicine, Power Politics, and Advertising has manufactured a diet that is the root cause of many diseases (including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer) as well as a broad range of common ailments. It has also created an industry that kills over 70 billion land animals every year. Too few of us realize how our food choices actually contribute to the climate change we are now experiencing worldwide. Recognizing and understanding the impact of our food choices is the first important step in reversing habits that damage the body, heart, and soul.
How to Eat Right & Save the Planet cuts through the hype and nutritional confusion that surrounds us by first showing how they hide the truth. It then explains how the food that we eat can be a massive force for good in creating personal, social, and environmental health. Author Bill Tara not only provides vital nutritional facts based on the latest dietary and medical research, he also explains in plain English how our diet impacts social justice and environmental sustainability.
Here is a complete guide to creating a healthy and Earth-friendly diet for you and your family. With this book in hand, you will understand that each of us can take back control of our health, our family’s health, and the health of this planet. It can all begin with our next meal.
Herbs are quickly becoming a common aid for healing all kinds of ailments. In Mother Earth News Healing with Herbs, you’ll learn about making your own medicine, find health tips, and discover the most-trusted herbal companies. Twenty plant profiles cover the health benefits of each. Whether you’ve been working with herbs for years or just starting to take the leap, this guide is packed with helpful tips and recipes for every level of herbalist.
The secrets to better health can be found in a surprising place: your kitchen. Trained herbalist Devon Young gives you all the know-how you need to transform affordable foods and common herbs into meals that improve your overall health.
Instead of looking to your medicine cabinet, banish headaches and congestion with Daikon Radish Kimchi or soothe an upset stomach by munching on Soothing Ginger Thins. Colds don’t stand a chance against the antiviral and antimicrobial properties of thyme found in Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup with Thyme. Your skin and cognition get a boost from the asparagus in Lemony Pan-Roasted Asparagus. Improve your heart health and circulation thanks to the antioxidant-rich berries found in Mixed Summer Berry Galette.
With recipes to bolster every aspect of your health and wellness, this remarkable collection makes it easy for you to whip up delicious meals that heal your body and put you on the path to better health.
Treat ailments the natural way with organic health remedies made from herbs found in your own garden, yard, or neighborhood, without resorting to risky medications or prescriptions. These herbal infusions are incredibly easy to make. All you have to do is infuse fresh or dried herbs in a liquid to draw out the healing properties, and you get an amazing homemade remedy that will truly work for you and your family.
Make your own herbal treatments for common cold and flu symptoms, such as Fever-Reducing Tea, Pine Needle Cough Syrup, and Sage, Marshmallow & Ginger Sore Throat Tea. Ease muscle and body aches with Arnica Salve for Sprains & Bruises and Basil, Thyme, & Oregano Tea for Chronic Pain, and soothe digestion with Prebiotic Honey Electuary and Herbal Vinegar Infusion for Heartburn. Nourish your skin, lips, hair and, most importantly, your inner well-being with infusions such as Healing Flower-Whipped Body Butter, Relaxing Herbal Face Steam, and De-Stress Tea.
Save money and avoid harsh chemicals by infusing your own cures for burns, cuts, scrapes, dry skin, flaky scalp, and even a baby’s diaper rash, plus so much more! Each recipe features helpful info, safety tips, and dosage recommendations for adults and children. With 75 homemade treatments, this book is the go-to modern resource to support your entire family’s wellness the all-natural way.
Transform your house into a toxin-free home with Natural Solutions for Cleaning & Wellness. In this valuable and practical guide, Halle Cottis goes beyond using vinegar and baking soda and provides powerful recipes to clean your entire house from the inside out. With ingredients such as salt, rubbing alcohol, and Castile soap, you can create indoor cleaners (such as the All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner, Powder and Liquid Laundry Detergent, and Streak-Free Window Cleaner) and outdoor solutions (such as Natural Garden Pesticide, Heavy-Duty Grill Cleaner, and Screen Cleaner).
Halle uses turmeric, coconut oil, and Epsom salts to create concoctions that alleviate common ailments such as headaches and migraines, swimmer’s ear, and cough and sore throat, and that ease even the more difficult-to-treat health conditions (such as eczema, poison ivy and poison oak, digestive system troubles, and emotional issues like PMS, anxiety, and seasonal depression).
Aside from reducing the amount of harsh and toxic cleaners and medicines in your home, you can rest easier knowing you’re saving both time and money with this wide range of 140 natural solutions.
In Compost Teas for the Organic Grower, you’ll find everything you need to know about feeding your garden, orchard, or smallholding with homemade and chemical-free “teas.” It’s packed with recipes for creating nutrient-rich, healthy soil, to give you healthy plants and ecosystems.
In the book’s pages, permaculture orchardist Eric Fisher provides an in-depth history of organic agriculture and the rise in chemical inputs. He then goes on to explore the importance of nutrients, their cycles, and the structure of soil. This enables readers to truly understand their soil and ecosystems, so they can manage them properly.
From crayons to cough drops, cookies to candles, Beehive Alchemy offers a comprehensive introduction to incorporating the miracle of bees into everyday life.
Beehive Alchemy is a continuation of Petra Ahnert's bestselling Beeswax Alchemy. With this new book, beekeepers (and bee lovers) will learn about the benefits and attributes of beeswax, honey, propolis, and more, alongside a full range of projects and techniques to process and harness the amazing gifts of bees. Inside, you'll find instructions to make Ahnert's award-winning hand-dipped birthday candles, the classic French dessert canelé bordelais, and much more, including:
Build It Yourself: Weekend Projects for the Garden is a fun and user-friendly manual for constructing practical pieces for your garden and home. Whether you’re looking to attract a bit of nature with a birdfeeder or to keep it out with a fence, get into organic living with a cold frame or compost bin, engage your green thumb with a plant stand or potting table, or add some tasteful furniture to your patio or sunroom, this book will help you to do all that and more.
Master woodworker Frank Perrone outlines the essential tools, techniques, and tips needed for basic woodworking. The 12 projects are designed for simple, straightforward building. Each includes a materials list, a cut sheet that makes getting lumber a snap, layout diagrams, and illustrated step-by-step instructions. Designed to minimize waste, every piece can be flexibly rescaled or customized for a more personal touch.
The Way to Make Wine reveals everything needed to make delicious wines, both reds and whites, from start to finish. Rich with insider know-how, this book divulges the many practical advances made in the past few decades and demonstrates that do-it-yourself winemaking is now simpler and more rewarding than ever. Straightforward illustrations of key tools and steps help make this book one-stop shopping for wine lovers, beer brewers, avid cooks, or anyone who’s ever dreamed of producing table wines at home.
This updated and expanded edition features:
• New how-to illustrations
• Tips and techniques from accomplished professional winemakers
• Up-to-date information on the rewards and challenges of running natural wine fermentations
• Fresh ways to apply your homebrewing knowledge to make remarkable reds and whites
Providing concise, clear, and practical guidance, author Sheridan Warrick shows that making your own wine is not only easy but also a pleasure.