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About Asphyxia

Food and Nutrition

  • Traditional Foods
    My health has dramatically improved after changing my diet for a more traditional way of eating, as advised by Sally Fallon.
  • Food Flower Poster
    Forget the food pyramid! It was developed by the agricultural industry, not by nutritionists. Instead, print this Food Flower poster, which shows a visual guide to choosing nutritious and satisfying traditional foods.
  • Sourdough bread Recipes
    I make delicious sourdough bread in my bread machine - recipes and tips here.
  • Raw Food
    Should we be eating a diet of 100% raw food? Here's what I found by way of "scientific proof".
  • Raw garlic to cure colds & flu
    If you feel a cold or flu coming on, eat a whole clove of raw garlic, three times a day - it works miracles.

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11 August 2012


Asphyxia, this is freaking amazing! this is self-sustainability taken to the nth, and I really dig it. To make something like this yourself, from feathers you've grown and harvested yourself and which will reduce your need to heat your house, is just fantastic. Well done!

Love the coat ,but what are the buttons made of?. This post is perfect timing I've been having trouble finding what material to use that's featherproof so thankyou for the answer. I learn so much from this website . Thankyou :-)

Adrienne, the buttons are little wooden buttons I found in a haberdashery store. And the Japara is amazing! But remember to use very very fine stitching - I forgot to at first and now there are a couple of seams where the feathers poke through.

Meg, thank you!! :)


Thanks for the tip of small stitches. I made wooden buttons years ago. Have pruned some trees so thought I might make some more buttons.

Wow! How do you make wooden buttons, Adrienne? I've never done that and would like to give it a go.

Always pleasant to stumble across a new website this great.

I'll be coming back here for certain

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