contents NATURAL HEALTH SPECIAL • AUG/SEPT 2009 ISSUE 30
MAIN FEATURES 10 LIVING OFF GRID
We explore what it means to live with no mains power or water. 15 ALTERNATIVE BREAKS
Last minute eco holiday ideas for those looking for something different. 18 RISING ENERGY
Natalie Fee shares tools and techniques to increase your energy.
FAMILY LIFE 17 SUNDAY SELECTION
Our favourite day of the week – places to go and things to make. 27 SPIRITUAL PARENTING
How to turn your junk into treasure. 82 SMALLHOLDERS DIARY
Janet Ross longs for a break but what can she do with all her animals?
BUMPS & BIRTH 21 TONGUE TIED
Jo Middleton explains how tongue-tie affects breastfeeding.
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How to create a beautiful ceremony to honour pregnancy.
LEARNING 28 ON THE BOOKSHELF
Great green reads for the whole family. 30 NATURAL LEARNING
Gill Kilner shares stories of autonomous home education. 31 MAKE YOUR OWN
Painted picture collage inspired by summery leaves and objects.
HEALTH & BEAUTY 45 CHILD HEALTH
Dealing with constipation. 47 YOUR HEALTH
How our skin is affected by our emotional wellbeing. 50 SLEEPLESS IN BED
Rebecca Stonehill shares her experiences of insomnia and ways to combat it.
33 NATURAL HEALTH SPECIAL 34 GROW YOUR OWN DRUGS How to plant a magical herb garden for beauty and wellbeing. 36 MEET THE CREATORS Inspirational women who have started their own skincare ranges. 38 DIY BEAUTY Ideas and tips from making natural toothpaste to homemade shampoo. 40 MAKE YOUR OWN Recipes to make your own herbal lotions and potions for the whole family. 49 TRIED AND TESTED Luscious natural body lotions put to the test by our reader panel.
DIY BEAUTY Natural Health Special
Recipes for gorgeous natural skincare Page 40
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GROW YOUR OWN DRUGS Plant a garden for beauty and wellbeing 34
PLUS MEET THE CREATORS 38 | HERBAL HAIRCARE 41 | ORG ANIC LOTIONS 47
Natural Health Special | The Green Parent 33