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141.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FAMILY HEALTH, 2ND EDITION


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Price: $6.99

Help boost your family’s health with the more than 220 tips for natural wellness offered inside the latest Mother Earth NewsGuide to Family Health. The second edition of this glossy-paged guide will h…

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Help boost your family’s health with the more than 220 tips for natural wellness offered inside the latest Mother Earth News Guide to Family Health. The second edition of this glossy-paged guide will help you keep your family’s health under control with helpful articles covering topics such as what chemicals to ban from your home, using vinegar, how to eat well for more energy, and ways to keep your heart healthy.

Discover 13 household uses for baking soda to help clean, deodorize, soothe and more. Read solutions to help fight redness, dry skin, and bumps and blemished caused by sensitive skin. Learn how over-the-counter pain relievers can cause problems and try effective, natural options. Help reduce refined grains in your diet with high-quality, nutritious alternatives.

Articles in the guide include:

  • De-Plasticize Your Life: Plastic is pervasive. Get harmful plastic out of your life for good with these simple steps.
  • Homemade Beauty: Make your own body-care products at home with these simple and affordable solutions.
  • Sleep Naturally: If you are one of the millions who find restful sleep elusive, try this expert advice.
  • Stock a Do-It-All Freezer: Arm yourself with smart freezer strategies to save time and money.
  • Summer Harvesting Guide: Enjoy the garden harvest all year with this plant-by-plant guide.


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NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR DIGESTIVE HEALTH

Jeannette Bessinger
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Price: $16.95

Based on the latest medical and nutritional research, Natural Solutions for Digestive Health, provides anyone suffering from chronic or intermittent gut disorders the relief they seek. It covers every…

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Based on the latest medical and nutritional research, Natural Solutions for Digestive Health, provides anyone suffering from chronic or intermittent gut disorders the relief they seek. It covers everything from low-grade irritations (such as bloating, gas, constipation and lactose intolerance) to more serious conditions (such as ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, gallstones, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease). A special section focuses on pediatric digestive problems, and there's expert nutritional and dietary advice. You’ll also find recipes to help ensure digestive health.


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NO MORE DIRTY LOOKS

S. O'Connor, A. Spunt
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Price: $15.99

It started with a harmless quest for perfect wash-and-go hair. Every girl wants it, and Siobhan O'Connor and Alexandra Spunt finally found it in a fancy salon treatment. They were thrilled … until the…

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It started with a harmless quest for perfect wash-and-go hair. Every girl wants it, and Siobhan O'Connor and Alexandra Spunt finally found it in a fancy salon treatment. They were thrilled … until they discovered that the magic ingredient was formaldehyde.

Shocked, O'Connor and Spunt left no bottle unturned. If it went on their body (and thus, was absorbed into their skin and bloodstream), they researched it. As it turns out, many of those unpronounceable ingredients in your self-tanner and leave-in conditioner are not regulated and the “natural” on your face wash doesn't mean what you think it does.

Now, with the help of top scientists, dermatologists, and makeup artists, the authors share their compelling findings and the easy way to detoxify your beauty regimen. No More Dirty Looks also reveals the safest, most effective products on the market and time-tested home recipes. Finally, you don't need to sacrifice health for beauty … because coming clean is the best look yet.


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THE MIRACLE OF MINDFULNESS

Thich Nhat Hanh
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Price: $15.00

In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness: being awake and fully aware. From washing…

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In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness: being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.


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WHEREVER YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE

Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D.
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Price: $16.00

Author Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994 and launched itself onto best-seller lists nationwide. Revised for its 10th anniversary, the book now features a new …

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Author Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994 and launched itself onto best-seller lists nationwide. Revised for its 10th anniversary, the book now features a new forward by Kabat-Zinn and goes much more deeply into the practice of meditation. Kabat-Zinn explores meditation and mindfulness, the power of paying attention to the moment rather than the past, the future, or the multitudinous distractions of modern life.


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MINDFULNESS FOR BEGINNERS

Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Price: $21.95

We may long for wholeness, suggests Jon Kabat-Zinn, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of content…

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We may long for wholeness, suggests Jon Kabat-Zinn, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives. With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work and play … and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are.

Here, the teacher, scientist and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways: as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding “lesson-a-day” primer on mindfulness practice.

Beginning and advanced meditators alike will discover in these pages a valuable distillation of the key attitudes and essential practices that Jon Kabat-Zinn has found most useful with his students, including:

  • Why heartfulness is synonymous with true mindfulness
  • The value of coming back to our bodies and to our senses over and over again
  • How our thoughts “self-liberate” when touched by awareness
  • Moving beyond our “story” into direct experience
  • Stabilizing our attention and presence amid daily activities
  • The three poisons that cause suffering … and their antidotes
  • How mindfulness heals, even after the fact
  • Reclaiming our wholeness

The prescription for living a more mindful life seems simple enough: Return your awareness again and again to whatever is going on. But if you’ve tried it, you know that here is where all the questions and challenges begin. Mindfulness for Beginners provides welcome answers, insights and instruction to help us make that shift, moment by moment, into a more spacious, clear, reliable and loving connection with ourselves and the world.

The book includes a complete CD with five guided mindfulness meditations by Kabat-Zinn, selected from the audio program that inspired this book.


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THE SELF-SUFFICIENT HOME

Nancy Hoffman
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Price: $14.99

Whether you're looking to lead a healthier life, protect the environment or save money, The Self-Sufficient Home will show you how to transition from your current lifestyle to a self-sufficient one wi…

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Whether you're looking to lead a healthier life, protect the environment or save money, The Self-Sufficient Home will show you how to transition from your current lifestyle to a self-sufficient one with hundreds of tips that you can start doing right now. You'll not only improve your day-to-day life with these basic living skills, you will also prepare yourself for any disaster that might arise in your area. Complete with advice and detailed instructions for living more simply, this book teaches you everything you need to know about building a self-sufficient home, such as:

  • Growing fresh produce and composting
  • Raising animals in your backyard
  • Preserving and canning your harvests
  • Administrating first aid to yourself or family members

With The Self-Sufficient Home, you'll be able to keep your family healthy, safe, and happy as you rediscover the simple (and secure) pleasures of a self-sufficient lifestyle.


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THE NATURAL & HANDMADE SOAP BOOK

Sarah Harper
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Price: $24.99

From nourishing oat soap bars to impressive rosebud soap cakes and fun soaps for kids, this book will inspire you to make beautiful handmade soap without all the chemicals found in commercial products…

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From nourishing oat soap bars to impressive rosebud soap cakes and fun soaps for kids, this book will inspire you to make beautiful handmade soap without all the chemicals found in commercial products.

Sarah Harper shows you how to master the two key techniques of handmade soapmaking: the traditional Cold-Process method and the fast and fun Melt-and-Pour method. She then demonstrates how to use these techniques to make fabulous soaps, shampoo bars, homemade washing powder and even dishwasher soap bombs.

Step-by-step photography and the author's insightful advice from years of experience teaching soap-making makes every project achievable, guiding you effortlessly from start to finish.

Packed with handy tips and an easy, approachable style, this is a beautiful book filled with practical projects so that anyone, including children, can make a variety of soaps they will be proud to use, display and give away!


149.

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO HOME HERBAL REMEDIES

Melanie Wenzel
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Price: $24.95

Nature still provides just as many effective remedies today as in times gone by. These remedies work as valuable medicine against all sorts of diseases and conditions … as well as the unpleasant side …

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Nature still provides just as many effective remedies today as in times gone by. These remedies work as valuable medicine against all sorts of diseases and conditions … as well as the unpleasant side effects of modern life, such as stress, exhaustion and listlessness.

New science has acknowledged the positive properties of many medicinal herbs. This growing interest in medicinal herbs is accompanied by the desire to make simple preparations at home that benefit and address the common conditions and ailments of both men and women. When concerns affect children and teenagers, parents can offer onion packs if their offspring complain of painful ears, because they recognize that many of their grandmother's home cures are exactly that, cures. In fact, all age groups can and do benefit from nature's healing powers without a lot of effort. Throughout this wonderfully comprehensive book the easiest methods and the most popular applications for natural remedies are provided in detail. In the large recipe section there is a suitable recipe for almost any complaint.

Making use of the healing power of plants can be accomplished with little effort by producing home-style "remedies." The 68 recipes address different types of complaints, organized for every age and stage of life. Each remedy includes step-by-step instructions, enabling the least-experienced reader to make a suitable remedy with confidence. No prior knowledge required.

For small children, Marjoram Ointment works wonders: By applying a little under a child's sniffly nose, the sneezing stops quickly. Homemade Ginger Candy greatly alleviates the effects of morning sickness. Using a natural gargling solution of sage tea, apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil soothes a tickly, sore and difficult to swallow sore throat.

Recent studies from Europe show that nearly half the population is convinced that herbal remedies work and trust in nature's healing powers. This trend is mirrored here in North America. With this outstanding resource guide, dozens of useful and prescriptive home herbal remedies can be easily created.


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THE BEST NATURAL HOMEMADE SOAP

Mar Gomez
Paperback

Price: $24.95

There are only three essential ingredients required to create luxurious, soothing soaps: water, olive oil and caustic soda. Olive oil, the most beneficial oil for your health, is the primary ingredien…

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There are only three essential ingredients required to create luxurious, soothing soaps: water, olive oil and caustic soda. Olive oil, the most beneficial oil for your health, is the primary ingredient. In cosmetics, it has been used since ancient times because of its virtues for glowing hair and skin. Rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins, it has the added benefit of being available virtually everywhere.

A number of wonderful extra ingredients customize and create a personal soap: beeswax, cocoa butter, clay, kaolin, seaweed, goat milk, egg yolks, and others. Some ingredients give the soap hardness (beeswax), softness (honey) or more foam (cocoa butter) for greater cleansing ability.

Because using soap is such a sensory experience, a comprehensive section covers essential oils that create the air of perpetual breeze of that good soaps possess. With this information, you can create the perfect scent. The recipes feature essential oils of the highest purity that are added to the soap right before it is placed in molds.

Easy step-by-step preparation techniques produce luxurious soaps such as:

  • Sandalwood Soap, Kiwi Soap, Chocolate Soap, Wheat Germ Soap, Green Tea Soap, Cedar Soap, Echinacea Soap, Lavender Soap, Marshmallow Soap, Lemon Soap, Rose Hip Soap, Marigold Soap, Coconut Soap, Vanilla Soap, Seaweed Soap, Oat Soap, Clay Soap, Mung Bean Soap, After Eight Soap, Beach Sand Soap

This fascinating history of soap and its ingredients with therapeutic recommendations is informative and fun to read. The comprehensive recipes with preparation, utensil and ingredient tips guide the reader to create better-than-store-bought quality soaps at home.

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