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61.

THE WILDERNESS FIRST AID HANDBOOK

Grant S. Lipman, MD
Paperback

Price: $14.95

The Wilderness First Aid Handbook is a handy, quick-reference guide easily accessible with basic wilderness first aid knowledge, but it does not require advanced degrees or experience with medicine an…

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The Wilderness First Aid Handbook is a handy, quick-reference guide easily accessible with basic wilderness first aid knowledge, but it does not require advanced degrees or experience with medicine and prehospital care. Recognizing that certain knowledge and procedures are outside the scope of a layperson's training, Dr. Grant Lipman limits the use of technical terms and advanced techniques that may be unfamiliar to some readers or beyond their comfort zone. This system-based, easy-to-follow guide assists the first aid provider when encountering most wilderness emergencies, from cold and heat concerns and blister treatments to high-altitude illness and lightning injury prevention-and much more.

Typically the most challenging decision in the wilderness environment is when to evacuate a sick or potentially sick person, and as such, each section has detailed decision-making steps to inform you of when to be concerned and when to get out. This guidance is based upon the recent evidence-based consensus statement published by the Wilderness Medical Society on the scope of practice of wilderness first aid. Filled with original, full-color artwork illustrating the techniques and procedures described and with internal-spiral binding and waterproof pages handy for travel into extreme environments, The Wilderness First Aid Handbook is a must-have for every back pocket or backpack.


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MEDICINAL WILD PLANTS OF THE PRAIRIE

Kelly Kindscher
Paperback

Price: $14.95

The Plains Indians found medicinal value in more than 200 species of native prairie plants. Unfortunately, modern American culture has not paid much attention.

White settlers did learn a f…

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The Plains Indians found medicinal value in more than 200 species of native prairie plants. Unfortunately, modern American culture has not paid much attention.

White settlers did learn a few plant-based remedies from the Indians, and a few prairie plants were prescribed by frontier doctors. A couple dozen prairie species were listed as drugs in the U.S. Pharmacopeia at one time or another, and one or two, like the Purple Coneflower, found their way into the bottles of patent medicine.

But in both the number of species used and the varieties of treatments administered, Indians were far more proficient than white settlers. Their familiarity with the plants of the prairie was comprehensive: There probably were Indian names for all prairie plants, and they recognized more varieties of some species than scientists do today. Their knowledge was refined and exact enough that they could successfully administer medicinal doses of plants that are poisonous. All of the species used by frontier doctors were used first by Indians.

In Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie, ethnobotanist Kelly Kindscher documents the medicinal use of 203 native prairie plants by the Plains Indians. Using information gleaned from archival materials, interviews and fieldwork, Kindscher describes plant-based treatments for ailments ranging from hyperactivity to syphilis, from arthritis to worms. He also explains the use of internal and external medications, smoke treatments, moxa (the burning of a medicinal substance on the skin), and the doctrine of signatures (the belief that the form or characteristics of a plant are signatures or signs that reveal its medicinal uses). He adds information on recent pharmacological findings to further illuminate the medicinal nature of these plants.

Not since 1919 has the ethnobotany of native Great Plains plants been examined so thoroughly. Kindscher's study is the first to encompass the entire Prairie Bioregion, a 1 million-square-mile area bounded by Texas on the south, Canada on the north, the Rocky Mountains on the west, and the deciduous forests of Missouri, Indiana and Wisconsin in the east. Along with information on the medicinal uses of prairie plants by the Indians, Kindscher also lists Indian, common, and scientific names and describes Anglo folk uses, medical uses, scientific research and cultivation. Descriptions of the plants are supplemented by 44 exquisite line drawings and more than 100 range maps.

This book will help increase appreciation for prairie plants at a time when prairies and their biodiversity urgently need protection throughout the region.


63.

WHY WE GET FAT

Gary Taubes
Paperback

Price: $15.00

Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Gary Taubes revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat-and how we can change.

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Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Gary Taubes revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat-and how we can change.

He reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century-none more damaging or misguided than the "calories-in, calories-out" model of why we get fat-and the good science that has been ignored. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management.


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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO HEALING HERBS, 4TH EDITION


Paperback

Price: $6.99

Keep your body healthy this winter season with all the tips and helpful articles from the Mother Earth News Guide to Healing Herbs, 4th Edition. This 100-page guide is filled with articles that cover everything from making your own herbal medicines to creating herbal vinegars. You'll be able to read about the best herbal remedies; learn about antibacterial food and herbs; dive into making your own natural arthritis remedies; or discover how to use calendula for treating those minor burns, bruises and inflammation.

Guide to Healing Herbs is separated into six sections that cover everything from medicines to healthy recipes. Filled with beautiful color photos, this guide will arm you with valuable information on keeping you and your family healthy and happy this winter season.

    Other articles include:
  • Guide to Aromatherapy - Diminish stress, boost energy and improve mood by learning the basics of this ancient art.
  • Sweet Medicine - Honey is rich with healing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • Natural Dental Health - Keep chemicals off your pearly whites with these expert tips.
  • Herbs for Skin - Find relief for skin disease including eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
  • Drying Herbs & Spices - Growing and drying herbs is one of the easiest forms of food preservation.
  • Stealth Health With Culinary Herbs - Discover the everyday healing power of flavorful culinary herbs.

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THE SKIN TYPE SOLUTION

Leslie Baumann
Paperback

Price: $16.00

Take the simple questionnaire inside The Skin Type Solution and within minutes discover which of the 16 unique skin types describes your skin, which ingredients to avoid, the skin care brands that are…

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Take the simple questionnaire inside The Skin Type Solution and within minutes discover which of the 16 unique skin types describes your skin, which ingredients to avoid, the skin care brands that are right for you, and your new time- and money-saving regimen. In this revised edition of her classic bestseller, world-renowned Miami Beach dermatologist and researcher Dr. Leslie Baumann helps you shop for the optimal skin care products. She provides detailed lists of recommended products suited to every skin type and budget. Inside you'll find:

  • Your personal skin type profile detailing exactly what will work-and what won't-for your unique complexion
  • The newest products for healthy, radiant skin-cleansers, moisturizers, toners, sun blocks, foundations, and more
  • Tips on preventing skin aging and "problem" skin
  • Vital information on the new world of prescription products, facials, chemical peels, Retin-A, Botox, and Restylane injections
Now you can look like a million bucks without spending a fortune. This book is almost as good as having Dr. Baumann give you a personal consultation!


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500 TIME-TESTED HOME REMEDIES AND THE SCIENCE BEHIND THEM

White, Seeber, Grogan
Paperback

Price: $21.99

Look no further! From insect bites, insomnia and upset stomach to nasal congestion, stress and heart health, 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies offers easy, effective recipes to bolster your resistance to …

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Look no further! From insect bites, insomnia and upset stomach to nasal congestion, stress and heart health, 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies offers easy, effective recipes to bolster your resistance to illness, ease aches and pains, and manage minor ailments naturally.

The authors explain the science behind these remedies, debunk common myths, and let you know when to call the doctor. In addition, they provide a blueprint for wellness for you and your family. The book's 500 recipes contain readily available, inexpensive and safe ingredients. Many you'll find within your cupboards or at the grocery store. For example:

  • Dab on tea tree oil to clear up acne
  • Gargle with sage and thyme tea to combat sore throat
  • Engage in mindfulness exercises for weight loss
  • Eat chia seed to help with hay fever
  • Whip up a calendula salve for diaper rash
  • Heal dry skin with coconut oil
  • Lift mood with a gratitude journal
  • Take elderberry syrup for influenza
  • Apply aloe vera gel and peppermint essential oil to sore muscles
… And more!


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THE RELAXATION & STRESS REDUCTION WORKBOOK

Davis, Eshelman, McKay
Paperback

Price: $24.95

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook broke new ground when it was first published in 1980, detailing easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulat…

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The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook broke new ground when it was first published in 1980, detailing easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world. Now in its sixth edition, this workbook, highly regarded by therapists and their clients, remains the go-to source for stress reduction strategies that can be incorporated into even the busiest lives.

This new edition is updated with powerful relaxation techniques based on the latest research, and draws from a variety of proven treatment methods, including progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualization, and mindfulness and acceptance therapy.

In the first chapter, you'll explore your own stress triggers and symptoms, and learn how to create a personal plan for stress reduction. Each chapter features a different method for relaxation and stress reduction, explains why the method works, and provides on-the-spot exercises you can do to apply that method when you feel stressed. The result is a comprehensive yet accessible workbook that will help you to curb stress and cultivate a more peaceful life.


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THE SURVIVAL MEDICINE HANDBOOK

Joseph & Amy Alton
Paperback

Price: $39.99

The Survival Medicine Handbook is a guide for those who want to be medically prepared for any disaster where help is not on the way. This book is written by Joe Alton, M.D., and Amy Alton, an advanced…

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The Survival Medicine Handbook is a guide for those who want to be medically prepared for any disaster where help is not on the way. This book is written by Joe Alton, M.D., and Amy Alton, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, the premiere Medical Preparedness Professionals from the top 10 survival website: www.doomandbloom.net. The expanded second edition is geared to enable the non-medical professional to deal with all the likely issues they will encounter in catastrophic scenarios. The Survival Medicine Handbook is not your standard first aid book. It assumes that no hospital or doctor is available in the aftermath of a catastrophic event. This book will give you the tools to handle injuries and illness when you might be the end of the line with regards to your family's medical well-being. In circumstances where medical personnel are overwhelmed and access to modern technology is limited or nonexistent, The Survival Medicine Handbook is the essential reference book for every library. Written in plain English, you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to identify and treat more than 100 different medical issues. The second edition also covers alternative remedies for almost every possible medical condition in situations where modern health care is inaccessible.


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100 ORGANIC SKIN CARE RECIPES

Jessica Res
Paperback

Price: $17.99

Discover all-natural beauty product recipes for healthy, glowing skin and a happier you!

Stimulate your senses with Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub. Rejuvenate your skin with a Glowing Goddess Face…

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Discover all-natural beauty product recipes for healthy, glowing skin and a happier you!

Stimulate your senses with Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub. Rejuvenate your skin with a Glowing Goddess Face and Body Mask. Wash away your worries with a Fizzy Mojito Foot Spa.

Filled with all-natural ingredients like shea butter, essential oils and brown sugar, each recipe in 100 Organic Skin Care Recipes gives you the opportunity to mix up your own beauty products …without any of the hazardous chemicals you'd find in store-bought brands. Whether you have sensitive skin or just want to switch to a natural beauty routine, these step-by-step instructions will teach you how to use oils, herbs and other easy-to-find ingredients to make amazingly effective organic skin care recipes. You will enjoy creating your own one-of-a-kind home spa products, such as Invigorating Ginger Citrus Body Wash, Carrot-Coconut NutraMoist Mask, and Chocolate Lip Scrub.

With the beautiful, soothing products in 100 Organic Skin Care Recipes, you'll always be just a few moments away from the luxury of your very own home spa experience, and an easy escape into tranquility, relaxation and indulgence.


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THE EVERYTHING SOAPMAKING BOOK

Alicia Grosso
Paperback

Price: $16.95

Create beautiful, natural soaps without leaving home!

Ever wonder what's really in your store-bought soap? Once you start making your own soap, you'll never have to wonder again! The Every…

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Create beautiful, natural soaps without leaving home!

Ever wonder what's really in your store-bought soap? Once you start making your own soap, you'll never have to wonder again! The Everything Soapmaking Book, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive guide to making all kinds of soap, whether you want to decorate your home or pamper your skin or your family's skin. Homemade soap is not only an easy project for any level of craft lover, but it's beautiful, too!

Completely revised and updated with information on natural and organic ingredients, this easy-to-use guide shows you how to:

  • Choose the right soapmaking equipment
  • Blend colors and aromatic scents
  • Create all kinds of soap, from bath soap to facial cleanser
  • Make soaps for holidays and special occasions
You'll also learn how to beautifully package your soaps and sell them at farmers markets, local retail outlets and online craft sites. With these simple-to-follow recipes, stunning photographs, and expert tips and advice, you'll be a soapmaking expert in no time!

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