Keyword: health

    The EcoNest Home

    The EcoNest Home

    Designing and Building a Light Clay Straw House

    An EcoNest is not just a home – it is a breathtakingly beautiful structure that nurtures health and embraces ecology. This unique approach to construction combines light clay straw, timber framing, earthen floors, natural plasters, and other …

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    Heal Local

    Heal Local

    20 Essential Herbs for Do-it-Yourself Home Healthcare

    Most of us understand the value of eating and buying local. Taking back our food, goods, and services from multinational corporations and sourcing them from small growers, producers, artisans, and entrepreneurs benefits our families, our …

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    Conceiving Healthy Babies

    Conceiving Healthy Babies

    An Herbal Guide to Support Preconception, Pregnancy and Lactation

    Healthy babies don't just happen. The lifestyle of the prospective parents is a crucial factor in promoting fertility and ensuring a successful pregnancy. But the average North American diet is saturated with processed foods, and environmental …

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    Field Exercises

    Field Exercises

    How Veterans Are Healing Themselves through Farming and Outdoor Activities

    There are nearly 25 million veterans and active-duty soldiers in North America. Some experts estimate that more than one quarter of these men and women suffer from post-traumatic distress, and many other military personnel experience difficulty …

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    High Steaks

    High Steaks

    Why and How to Eat Less Meat

    Each year the average North American ingests well over 200 pounds of animal protein, and the global appetite for meat has also increased dramatically. But feeding our meat addiction comes at tremendous cost. Maintaining our current level of …

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    The Non-Toxic Avenger

    The Non-Toxic Avenger

    What you don’t know can hurt you

    Most of us turn a blind eye to the startling array of chemicals lurking in everything from shampoo to baby bottles to the bills in our wallets, choosing to believe that government agencies ensure the safety of the products we wear, use, ingest and …

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    The Practical Cyclist

    The Practical Cyclist

    Bicycling for Real People

    Riding a bicycle is something you never forget -- even if the last time you owned a bike, it had playing cards pinned to the spokes.

    People are coming back to bicycling in droves; propelled by rising gas prices, expanding waistlines, or the allure of …

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    Not Just a Pretty Face

    Not Just a Pretty Face

    The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

    Lead in lipstick? 1,4 dioxane in baby soap? Coal tar in shampoo? How is this possible?

    Simple. The $35 billion cosmetics industry is so powerful that they've kept themselves unregulated for decades.

    Not one cosmetic product has to be approved by the …

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