"Plants from Pits: Pots of plants for the whole family to enjoy" by Holly Ferrell
What do avocados, apples, mangos and tomatoes have in common? The answer is that they can all be grown at home, for free, from pips that you would otherwise throw into the recycling bin. Plants from Pits shows you how to grow a range of fruit and vegetables, indoors and out, with minimum equipment and experience. This complete guide covers everything from the science of how plants grow to how to deal with pests and other problems. Find out what to grow, what to grow it in and when and where to grow it for the best results.
Packed with colorful photographs and step-by-step illustrations, this is the perfect way to introduce beginners of all ages, from 6 to 60, to the joys of watching things grow.
"Revolutionizing Your Health: The Natural Way to Health and Wellness Through Diet, Nutrition, Prevention and Natural Cures (An Owner's Manual for Your Body)" by Dr. Marvin Kunikiyo
Dr. Marvin Kunikiyo's Revolutionizing Your Health will help you not only to understand the causes of disease, but also what the body requires to be healthy. You will learn how your body works and why it gets sick.
You will also learn: why the medical paradigm is failing us why so many diseases are caused by dehydration why ionized water is truly a magic elixir the real cause of heart disease (it's not cholesterol) why vaccines are a really dangerous idea how an acidic environment breeds disease, while an alkaline environment fosters health the truth about diabetes and high blood pressure why whole foods promote health while processed foods degrade it how free radicals destroy and anti-oxidants protect cells why chiropractic care offers much more than just relief from back pain
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Revolutionizing Your Health is truly an Owner s Manual for your body. When you understand these basics and apply them in your life, you will likely reap the harvest of radiant health. You will also marvel at this amazing machine called the human body, and the Intelligence behind it.
An A-to-Z Guide to a Longer, Happier Life. Included topics: Acupuncture and Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Biofeedback, Diet Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Flower Remedy/Essence Therapy, Herbal Therapy, Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Juice Therapy, Light Therapy, Massage, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Sound Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yoga and More.
Paperback, 216 pages, English, Black Dog & Leventhal, 2015
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"Solving the Depression Puzzle" Paperback BOOK
"Solving the Depression Puzzle" by Rita Elkins M.H.
Depression - one of the top reasons Americans visit their doctors every year - is typically viewed as a one-dimensional health condition. Conventional medicine often sites a single cause (such as chemical imbalance) and recommends a single "cure" (antidepressant drugs like Prozac or Zoloft).
In Solving the Depression Puzzle, author Rita Elkins explains how depression is, in fact, multidimensional. Its causes are usually varied and interconnected, ranging from food allergies to prescription drugs to strained family relationships. Likewise, overcoming depression most often will require a multidimensional treatment. A combination of dietary regiments, natural supplements (such as St. John's wort) physical exercise and / or meditative therapies may be in order.
This accessible and reader-friendly guide provides an investigative approach to piecing together the complex puzzle we call depression. Armed with hundreds of facts on depression your doctor will never tell you, dozens of the latest research studies, and advice from leading experts in the field, Solving the Depression Puzzle will help you beat your depression and regain a joyful, optimistic outlook.
Paperback, 366 pages, English, Woodland Pub, 2001
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"The Complete Illustrated Guide to Reflexology" Paperback BOOK
"The Complete Illustrated Guide to Reflexology" by Beryl Crane
With a history rooted in Egypt and spanning thousands of years, reflexology works on a very simple premise: that the reflex points on the foot represent a “map” of the rest of the body
Paperback, 283 pages, English, Metro Books, 2010
"The Enzyme Factor" Paperback BOOK
"The Enzyme Factor" by Hiromi Shinya, MD
n The Enzyme Factor, Dr. Hiromi Shinya presents his research, grounded in his 45 years of medical practice in the United States and Japan. This research supports the idea of a miracle enzyme out of which all the enzymes the body needs are produced. He suggests cancer and other diseases occur when this key enzyme is depleted and cannot properly do its job. In this book he clearly shows how what we eat affects that key. Dr. Shinya's science is clearly explained and easy to understand. The suggestions for diet and lifestyle based on this science are simple and easy to follow. Even those who think they know everything about how to eat right will be surprised when they discover what is really healthy.
This simple health regime has led hundreds of his patients, many suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases, to perfect health.
Inside The Enzyme Factor you will discover:
How to look younger and delay aging
* How to live strengthen your body's natural defenses.
* How to become a healthy 100 year old
* Misconceptions with many dietary trends
* What your intestinal traits can teach you about your health
* Why drinking milk will cause osteoporosis
* How your body will become oxidized if you eat oxidized foods
* Why eating the meat of animals that have a higher body temperature than humans pollutes the blood
* The inseparable relationship between the human body and the land
"The Microbe Factor: Your Innate Immunity and the Coming Health Revolution" By Hiromi Shinya, MD
Prominent Japanese-American gastroenterologist Hiromi Shinya shows you how to boost your innate immunity in this follow-up to his bestseller, The Enzyme Factor. Here Dr. Shinya shows how cells protect and cleanse themselves and how the trillions of bacteria that live inside us can be turned to our benefit. He clearly explains the workings of our body's rejuvenating enzymes within cells and reveals simple techniques you can use to enhance this revitalizing power, including:
. The Shinya "Little Fast"
. The "tummy massage" for natural cleansing
. The miracle of drinking "good" water
. The "plant power" diet
It is all part of the Shinya Biozyme, a complete lifestyle, clearly explained here, that can turn trillions of microbes to your benefit and keep the "bad" microbial bugs from destroying your health. You can:
. Be vibrantly healthy.
. Attain and keep your natural weight.
. Be free from depression, nervous tension, or hyperactivity.
. Overcome allergies.
. Make small, easy changes for a healthy life.
Dr. Shinya also gives you the whole truth about popular diets -- what works, what doesn't, and why -- as he reveals his lifestyle recommendations the Shinya Biozyme, the key to natural beauty and vibrant good health.
This is the Third Edition update to the RAVE Diet & Lifestyle. It has been extensively updated to include more documentation, recipes and sections. This edition does not include the Eating DVD. It describes a diet and lifestyle program that is designed for weight loss as well as the reversal of a wide range of diseases, including heart disease and diabetes, and the prevention of our common cancers. The author explains why Americans cannot lose weight, why modern diets don't work, and shows you how to reach your ideal weight by going back to the old-fashioned foods Americans used to eat, before losing weight was a problem. The book describes the relationship between diet and disease and explains why the standard American diet is responsible for the two largest killers in America today, cardiovascular disease and our common cancers. It also explores the relationship of diet to other diseases and how government policies are promoting diet-related diseases. For more information go to RaveDiet.com.
Paperback, 252 pages, English, RaveDiet.com, 2009
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"The Rocky Mountain Wild Foods Cookbook" Paperback BOOK
"The Rocky Mtn Wild Foods Cookbook" by Darcy Williamson
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press The Rocky Mountain Wild Foods Cookbook contains recipes and preparation methods for 28 varieties of wild plants easily found in the Rocky Mountains and the West.
Paperback, 251 pages, English, The Caxton Press, 1995
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"Wild Berries of the West" Paperback BOOK
"Wild Berries of the West" by Betty B. Derig & Margaret C Fuller
Wild Berries of the West, a color field guide to the more than 150 berries and fruits of the westn United State is indispensable for berry lovers, adventurous cooks, amateur botanists, and students of Native American lore. Learn how to find and identify edible berries, and try them in creative and mouth-watering dishes such as juniper berry chicken, huckleberry bread pudding, and groundcherry chutney.
"Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year" Paperback BOOK
"Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year" by Susun Weed
Simple, safe remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborns.
Now in its 24th printing. A confirmed favorite with pregnant women, midwives, childbirth educators, and new parents. Packed with clear, comforting, and superbly helpful information.
Beginning with the two months before pregnancy, herbs are enlisted to provide safe, effective birth control, or to help ensure pregnancy, even in the most difficult of situations. A special list of teratogens, including herbs to avoid before pregnancy, is included, as is a section on herbs to improve the father's fertility and reduce the risk of birth defects.
Once pregnancy has occurred, herbs are safe and beneficial allies in reducing the distress of pregnancy, including hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, morning sickness, emotional changes, anemia, muscle cramps, bladder infections, and preclampsia. Tasty recipes and clear directions make use easy and fun.
Herbs take a starring role in labor and delivery -- whether initiating labor, increasing energy, diminishing pain, or staunching postpartum bleeding -- and in postpartum care of the mother's perineum, breasts, and emotions, and the infants umbilicus, skin, scalp, digestive system, and immune system.
Humorous, tender, and detailed, this classic text is supported by illustrations, references, resource lists, glossary, and index.
Includes herbs for fertility and birth control. Foreword by Jeannine Parvati Baker.
Paperback, 171 pages, English, Ash Tree Publishing, 1996
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"Working the Roots" Paperback BOOK
"Working the Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing" by Michele E. Lee
African American traditional medicine is an American classic that emerged out of the necessity of its people to survive. It began with the healing knowledge brought with the African captives on the slave ships and later merged with Native American, European and other healing traditions to become a full-fledged body of medicinal practices that has lasted in various forms down to the present day.
Working the Roots: Over 400 Years Of Traditional African American Healing is the result of first-hand interviews, conversations, and apprenticeships conducted and experienced by author Michele E. Lee over several years of living and studying in the rural South and in the West Coast regions of the United States. She combines a novelist's keen ear for storytelling and dialogue and a healer's understanding of folk medicine arts into a book that makes for both pleasant, interesting reading, and serves as a permanent household healing guide.
Divided between sections on interviews of healers and their stories and a comprehensive collection of traditional African American medicines, remedies, and the many common ailments they were called upon to cure, Working The Roots is a valuable addition to African American history and American and African folk healing practices.
Paperback, 396 pages, English, Wadastick, 2017
Quality Tea Supplies
100% Cotton Muslin Tea Bag
Want to brew up your own herbal blends for tea, infusions or baths? Use them for potpourri or for an impromptu sachet.
These 100% cotton re-usable muslin herb bags with draw-string come in several different sizes:
3x5 in tea bag - Best size for making 1 cup of tea (about 2 tablespoons of herb)
4x6 in tea bag - Best size for making 1 quart of tea (about 1/2 cup of herb)
6x8 in tea bag - Best size for making 1/2 gallon of tea (about 1 cup of dried herb)
The bags may be brewed with and then emptied, washed, dried and re-used. When brewing and infusing, be sure to under fill the herb bag in order to accommodate the expansion of dried herbs when soaked.
USEFUL HINT: We have found that washing the tea bags in the top rack of the dishwasher works well. We give them a quick rinse after to make sure there's no soap remnant on them.
What is muslin?
Muslin refers to a cotton cloth of varying styles of weave, from sheer gauze to fine linen. Perhaps the best representation of the latter is jamdani, also known as daka, a fine muslin produced for centuries in Dhaka, now the capital of Bangladesh. At one time, linen muslin was popular in dress-making from the 1700s through the early 20th century.
These muslin bags are made of a simple linen type weave that you wouldn’t want to make a dress out of, but they’re perfect for making large batches of tea, spice and seasoning sacks, herbal sachets or bath bags.
Acopa French Press
Brew flavorful tea or coffee quickly and easily.
Great for coffee shops, cafes, and bakeries, this decorative french coffee press is perfect for steeping coffee or tea. No need to worry about paper filters removing taste from your delicious coffee with this french press! This versatile design delivers an authentic taste every time without using paper filters. Use it for brewing hot or cold brew coffee or tea.
One of the key functions of the adrenal glands is to prepare our bodies and minds for situations in which we may need a quick and appropriate response. They accomplish this by producing certain types of hormones and sending them throughout the body. Hormones are the communication system of the endocrine glands. If our belief is that we live in a stressful or unsafe environment, the adrenal glands will be continually firing, all day long, every day. This continual work load eventually sends the adrenal glands into a state of fatigue, leaving us with symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, memory problems, food cravings, allergies, blood sugar problems, aching joints, low energy, and with a need for a couple of naps throughout the day.
The kidneys and the adrenal glands are closely connected. I have pondered the connections here. Stressed kidneys can contribute to a personality that is generally fearful; afraid to move forward but afraid not to at the same time, and afraid of many other things. Did the malfunctioning kidneys cause the fear or are the kidneys malfunctioning because of the fear? Either way, the adrenals get over worked coping with the fear.
The adrenal glands are vital to immune system function. They also produce hormones which are important in the metabolism of carbohydrates, the regulation of blood sugar, the maintenance of electrolyte and water balance in the body, and the regulation of blood pressure (to name just a few of the their many functions).
This formula is helpful, along with other remedies, for mononucleosis and chronic fatigue. There is a full program for these outlined in my book,Butterfly Miracles with Homeopathic RemediesII.
Many people think buckwheat is a cereal grain. It is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb & sorrel. It contains no protein glutens. Studies show buckwheat help lower the risk of high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
3 batch package
Each batch makes 10 – 5 ” flapjacks.
The 3 Buckaroos:
Gluten free Ivory or Brown Teff are sweet tasting grains unlike any other. Brown Teff has a subtle nut-like flavor and Ivory Teff has a more mild flavor. Teff is tinier than a poppy seed and just 2 oz. of Teff has as much protein as an extra large egg. Gluten-free buckwheat groats have a mild buckwheat flavor.
Low in fat and high in fiber & protein 3 batch package Each batch makes 10 – 5″ Flapjacks
Almond Carrier Oil
ALMOND OIL (Prunus dulcis)
EXTRACTION METHOD:cold pressed, refined
CONSISTENCY:medium weight, light almost clear color
APPLICATION:Almond Oil is such a delightful carrier oil that is can be used all by itself, 100%.
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS:little to no aroma
GENERAL INFORMATION:Sweet Almond Oil is easily the most popular carrier oil for many reasons. Almond Oil is inexpensive and absorbs into the skin quite quickly. Almond Oil is rich in vitamins A, B, and E, all of which are beneficial nutrients for healthy skin. Almond Oil is light enough to be used as a make-up remover. It opens the pores, ensuring that all makeup is easily removed. Almond Oil, heated, can be used in place of more expensive, commercially available hot oil treatments for dry hair and scalp. This is one of my favorite uses for Almond (and Coconut) Oil.
Almond Oil contains, along with the vitamins mentioned above, heart healthy fats, potassium and folic acid. Besides using Almond Oil as a carrier oil when applying essential oils, perhaps replacing some of your cooking oil with Almond Oil might be a good idea. I use mostly Solid Coconut Oil for cooking because I like the slight coconut flavor it provides. I use Almond Oil from time to time where the flavor of coconut might not be appropriate or desired.
GENERAL INFORMATION:Apricot Oil is appropriate for all skin types, but especially effective for sensitive, inflamed, dry, or prematurely aging areas. Apricot Oil is readily absorbed by the skin and leaves very little greasy residue. It is generally non-irritating, making it appropriate for children and infants. There are reports of the benefits of Apricot Kernel Oil for treating mild sunburns.