Nothing can replace the services of a good health practitioner. You don't need to run to the doctor for every scrape or bruise, however. Learning how to take care of your own health will ultimately make your health practitioner's job easier and keep you much healthier. Courses here are not meant to start you on a career towards being a health practitioner but simply toward better self-care, with an emphasis on food and remedies you can grow and collect yourself, and what to do when a doctor isn't available.
Any general source of information on matters concerning health is going to have certain limitations in how applicable it can be to individual situations. This short course will try to explain these limitations and make sure the student understands them. This course is free and successful completion of this course is a mandatory prerequisite to take any other course in this category.
Modern medicine has been a wonderful blessing for many. Unfortunately, it is also highly dependent on industrial society. In crisis situations you may need to have alternatives. Once you step outside the bounds of modern medicine, however, there are a bewildering array of options available. This course will give you a conceptual framework for both modern medicine and alternative medicine, as well as give a brief survey of different popular forms of alternative medicine.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are generally considered an important part of daily nutrition. With a good permaculture setup, getting a good supply daily is no problem for most of the year. When the growing season is not the entire year, either because of the cold or the heat, sprouts are an excellent solution to fill in the gap. This course will show you how to make a simple system for growing sprouts and cover a few of the most popular seeds for sprouting.