This full-color, 300+ page approachable book introduces natural self-care and herbalism from a body system approach within a western herbalism framework. An antacid or an aspirin may soothe your pain, but it doesn’t cure the cause of your symptoms. Headaches, indigestion, fatigue, allergies, anxiety, eczema, high blood pressure, and other conditions are clues to a deeper imbalance in your body, and learning to read those clues is a key step in maintaining optimal health. Herbalist Maria Noël Groves shows you how to read your body’s signals and support your own wellness with herbal remedies and other natural treatments. You’ll learn how each of your major body systems -- respiratory, digestive, immune, nervous, memory, reproductive, circulatory, and more -- optimally functions, and you’ll discover how to use natural remedies to nourish and repair problem areas, restore lost vitality, support your body as a whole, and prevent future problems. The book covers herbal actions as well as whole foods nutrition and lifestyle support for common conditions. Groves includes in-depth instructions, with step-by-step photographs, for making your own herbal remedies, as well as expert guidance on buying and effectively using commercial preparations.
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Unlike many herbal texts, this one does not strive for completeness but instead considers a limited number of important conditions and herbs in great depth, reviewing not only the herbs with substantial research support but also discussing modern application of traditional herbalism including overlooked and underused but still effective herbs. This text aims to deepen and broaden clinical knowledge not serve as an encyclopedic reference.
Healthy babies don't just happen. The lifestyle of the prospective parents is a crucial factor in promoting fertility and ensuring a successful pregnancy. But the average North American diet is saturated with processed foods, and environmental toxins are rampant - we must take responsibility for what we put into and onto our bodies to create optimum conditions for the childbearing year.
Drawing on the author's own personal triumph over infertility, Conceiving Healthy Babies is a unique herbal guide geared to helping couples achieve balance in preconception, pregnancy, lactation and beyond. Its individualized approach to fertility explains the importance of:
Understanding, accepting and celebrating our own bodies
Basing our diets on organic, nutrient-dense foods that have been traditionally prepared
Using whole plants in their original form for their medicinal benefits.
Packed with detailed information on hundreds of different herbs, with a focus on their roles in building healthy babies, this comprehensive manual is a roadmap to wellbeing. The reference guide is rounded out by complete information on herbal use before, during and post-pregnancy, and special attention is paid to supporting nursing and lactation. Whether you have experienced challenges in conceiving or just want to ensure that your pregnancy is as natural and uncomplicated as possible, Conceiving Healthy Babies is an indispensable guide.
Cultures around the world have used herbs to help a great deal with the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges associated with each stage of womanhood. This book outlines the traditional use of herbs though out the ages, now often validated by modern science, for all stages and cycles of a woman’s life: puberty, menstrual years, pregnancy, birth, lactation, menopause and more.
Our oral health is intimately linked with our overall health and well-being. In this practical guide to herbal dental care, medical herbalist Leslie Alexander and registered dental hygienist Linda Straub-Bruce detail how to use 41 safe and effective herbs for the mouth for optimum oral health, prevention of decay and inflammation, and relief from pain and discomfort.
Chanchal Cabrera, an internationally known herbalist who had fibromyalgia herself, shares her holistic healing program that will help you lessen symptoms and achieve lasting wellness through herbs, diet, and other natural approaches. The book includes essential information on herbal remedies as well as nutrition, sleep management, therapeutic massage, visualization, and light therapy.
GlobalHerb Pro 2007 gives you fast, easy access to the most comprehensive database of alternative remedies from around the world! It covers over 6,800 treatable medical conditions, from asthma to yellow fever. You can also search by action, constituent, or name. It includes over 1,300 natural remedies, over 8,700 herb names, and over 17,000 chemical and organic constituents. Covers the spectrum of natural remedies, including herbs, Chinese herbs, Ayurvedic herbs, homeopathic remedies, supplements, aromatherapy oils, and many popular natural formulas. Quick and easy cross-referencing of biochemistry, dosages, and warnings ensures safer and more effective use of natural remedy products. Over 125,000 footnotes are included from 50 countries and regions to provide a global perspective. 200 visually appealing color photos can be viewed individually or together in a slide show. Tooltips and help buttons make this CD-ROM a snap to use.
Good Decisions…Most of the Time is not just another diet or nutrition book. It’s an adventure into the foundations of nutrition and the inner workings of your body, where even the smallest change can bring about a dramatic shift in how you look and feel.
If you have a vision of your best self, but have not been able to turn that vision into a reality, this book will give you the tools and information you need to achieve that vision. From the psychology of food to nutritional nuggets, Good Decisions will increase your ability to self-govern effectively around food, and teach you how to be in tune with your body and what it needs.
What You Will Learn:
• The foundations of nutrition
• How to deal with powerful emotions and food cravings
• Which foods increase mental clarity and which foods dull the mind
• How to eat to increase energy and vitality
• Which foods pack on the weight and which ones help you shed it
• Which foods decrease sex drive and which foods support it
• How hormonal imbalances affect sleep, energy, and mood, and how you can use food to bring hormones back into balance.
And much, much more!
Created in response to the growing need for a safer and more effective health care system, Healing Medicine provides natural self-care solutions that teach you how to create a lifetime of health without drugs. We need a new medical system that starts with guarding our health, continues with safer, natural approaches, and is completed with powerful medical techniques. Reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Learn to cleanse and strengthen body systems. Dozens of medicinal plants are introduced as part of integrated medicine Carefully researched with hundreds of references for further study. Avoid the secret dangers of food processing. Discover a deeper diagnosis that reveals the true causes of disease. Learn to avoid the perils of modern medicine. Find out how to prevent stress and dynamically relax. A very thorough analysis of the state of modern medicine...a very balanced approach - Charles Inlander, author of Medicine on Trial.
This comprehensive overview of the principles of aromatherapy is a guide through the world of essential oils: their history; their origins; and the many ways they can be used to treat a host of common conditions, including pain, menstrual disorders, digestive complaints, and children's ailments.