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6  Publisher’s Note

7  Editorial:
If you want to take care of your health, you have to take control of your life

80  Ask Jackie:
Pressure cooker as pressure canner, seed varieties, weevils in rice, beef jerky without salt, sterilizing jars, rose hips, etc.

67  Ayoob on Firearms:
Centennial of the All-American .30-06

76  Irreverent joke page

77  Claire goes to the movies

85  Letters

91  Classified ads (pdf)

91  Classified advertising form

90   Advertiser Index

94   BHM anthologies, CD-ROMs, & books

95  The last word:
Confident liberals vs. whiny conservatives?

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Cover 100
This issue’s photograph for the cover was taken just a few days before going to print with this 100th issue. Publisher, Dave, and sons, Robby, Jacob, and Sammy, took their new boat, the Olga, out for a spin on the Rogue River. They’ll be busy this summer catching and eating the many varied types of fish that are bountiful in the southern Oregon area. Thanks to boat builder, Wayne Adams (driving the boat), the Duffys will enjoy the healthy benefits of fresh air, fresh fish, and a whole lot of just plain fun.


Building and tools

53  Indoor air pollution solved   By David Lee

Keep the air quality in your home fresh and healthy by installing these unique vents.

Alternative energy

37  Walden Pond the solar version, part 2   By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM

Learn about basic battery and generator systems for your weekend cabin or getaway.


27  Starting over: Part 10   By Jackie Clay

78  Clean up your act!   By Nanette Blanchard

Non-toxic and cost-effective cleaning supplies can help keep your home safe and clean.


8  A healthy heart starts in the kitchen   By Richard Blunt

43  Drinks and desserts to help you beat the heat   By Linda Gabris

Veggie cocktails, tutti-frutti shakes, strawberry orange yogurt pops—they’re all here for your summer enjoyment.

49  Healthy vegetables   By Habeeb Salloum

Vegetables to keep your heart healthy and your figure trim.

59  Cooking with seeds   By Linda Gabris

A surefire way to sow good health into your family’s diet.

64  Lemons, the versatile fruit   By Sharon Palmer, R.D.

Who would have thought that there are so many varieties and so many things that you can do with lemons.

73  Asparagus   By Habeeb Salloum


19  A brief history of health and medicine   By John Silveira

John explores the evolutionary process from witch doctors to computer technology.

Farm & Garden

42  Growing potatoes in straw   By Habeeb Salloum