Treat Yourself Natural is a sourcebook for mind, body and soul, as well as a testament to the natural power and beauty of herbs. Overflowing with ideas from the pretty to the practical, this handsome volume contains many projects that use the gardener's bounty throughout the seasons. Our gardens contain much of what we need to keep mild ailments at bay and it's fun giving it a go: Instead of nuking the dandelions in your lawn, pick and use them. Plant marigolds not just for their cheerful color, but to make wonderful skin oils. You'll find recipes for invigorating body scrubs, relaxing bath salts and just plain fun bath bombs. Author Sof McVeigh also offers tips for what to look for in your garden or home that can be used to make health-giving tonics or soothing balms. Take a leaf out of the wisdom of country lore (along with new research that shows much of what they were talking about made sense) and put it to use for mild ailments. Whether you want to give something practical for the home, indulgent to enjoy at bathtime, or to complement a delicious dinner, there is a present that will suit everyone.

    Item: 7144

    Author: Sof McVeigh

    Format: Paperback


    Mockingbird Meadows formulates Tummy Love Honey Booster for balanced digestion, greater absorption of nutrition, bowel regularity, and daily detox.


    Tummy Love Honey Booster with triphala is a nod to the centuries of tradition found in Eastern medicine. According to Ayurvedic practice, balanced digestion plus healthy removal of waste equal vitality. That’s why triphala has been an important daily practice for thousands of years. On its own, it can be bitter and hard to swallow. So, Mockingbird Meadows created a formulation that’s delicious! This blend is designed to mix with 1 pound of your local, raw honey. Herbs are just better in honey; it amplifies their effect and makes them delicious! We suggest you use the Tummy Love Honey Booster either once a day for ongoing, gentle, daily detox or weekly for maintenance+. We think you’ll find that you feel much better when you give your tummy some love!

    How Will You Use This Honey Booster?
    For those wanting to use Tummy Love formula without honey, use it powdered or stir it into 1 pound of agave or maple syrup.
    Some other ideas for uses:
    • Make an herbal matcha! Stir 1/2 teaspoon into 2 ounces of hot water and enjoy!
    • Bake it into your favorite recipe.
    • Add some to your smoothie.

    Free of sugar, gluten, and caffeine – No artificial preservatives, colors, or additives – Produced at a nut-free facility

    Ingredients: Triphala*, Cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.)*, and Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum)*. [*Organic] (0.9 oz., 16 servings per tin/64 servings in honey)

    +This statement has not been tested by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Item: 8584


    Format: Other/miscellaneous products


    Invaluable around the house, Mockingbird Meadows’ Universal Balm provides relief for small cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, and bites. + The makers report they have used it for just about every type of injury you can imagine (human and animal)! Description Unlike commercial preparations, this Universal Balm is safe for young children and animals because it’s safe to ingest. (It’s not just fine for animals to lick – several animal customers actually find this to be a gourmet pet treat!) If you use it with animals, though, you’ll want to keep them from licking so that your salve tin lasts longer for you. How It’s Made: Mockingbird Meadows makes their Universal Salve with a 6-week-long solar infusion. They use thyme (Thymus vulgaris)*^, comfrey (Symphytum officinale)*^, and goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)*^ in olive oil. After about a month, they add fresh, chemical-free beeswax. Best of all, they make the salve just soft enough to rub on a sensitive cut or diaper rash, but firm enough to safely travel in a bag, tote, or purse. Ingredients: Olive oil* infused with goldenseal* (Hydrastis canadensis), comfrey+ (Symphytum spp.), and thyme* (Thymus vulgaris); beeswax. [* Organic, + Chemical-free] 1 ounce. +This statement has not been tested by the Food and Drug Administration. This product isn’t intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Item: 8678


    Format: Other/miscellaneous products


    Picture a world where humans exist, like all other living things, in balance. Where there is no separation between 'human' and 'wild'. Unlearn, Rewild boldly envisions such a world, probing deeply into the cultural constraints on our ability to lead truly sustainable lives and offering real, tangible tools to move toward another way of living, seeing and thinking.

    Item: 6588

    Author: Miles Olson

    Format: Paperback


    Mockingbird Meadows formulated Vapor Balm as a natural alternative to the chemical, store-bought options for congestion relief. Vapor Balm has all the cozy, comforting qualities that you’re looking for when dealing with a stuffy head and chest. Description The owners of Mockingbird Meadows originally made Vapor Balm to fill a need during cold and flu season in their own house. Rub this balm on your back between your shoulder blades for cough and chest congestion. Rub it on your chest for sinus congestion. If you wish, you may rub some on your forehead and cheeks for stronger sinus help. (If you do, be sure to wait until bedtime to prevent the vapors from making your eyes water.) How It Works: The balm releases mentholated vapors that help with opening up clogged passageways. Slightly warming to the skin, it helps to move congestion out of the head and chest (thanks to the use of farm-raised yarrow). Best of all, you don’t need to save it for bedtime! The pleasant scent doesn’t advertise to everyone that you’re under the weather. That gives you the ability to wear it in public … or even … to work! How It’s Made: Mockingbird Meadows makes Vapor Balm with a 6-week-long solar infusion of olive oil, peppermint, yarrow, and cayenne. When the oil is ready, they add fresh, chemical-free beeswax along with menthol crystals and camphor oil. This formula is gentle enough for every member of the family, regardless of age! Ingredients: Olive oil* infused with peppermint++ (Mentha piperita), yarrow++ (Achillea millefolium), and cayenne++ (Capsicum annuum); beeswax; menthol crystals*, camphor oil. [* Organic, ++ Chemical-free] 1 ounce. +This statement has not been tested by the Food and Drug Administration. This product isn’t intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Item: 8679


    Format: Other/miscellaneous products


    Promising a sweet way to feel better fast, this specially formulated product can be added to your local honey to boost your immune system before you get on that next airplane (or when everyone in the office is falling sick). + Description Mix Mockingbird Meadows’ Well Fast Honey Booster with 1 pound of your local, raw honey. Herbs are just better in honey; it amplifies their effect and makes them delicious! The adaptogenic herbs in this formula also support your immune system by helping your body deal with stress. How Will You Use This Honey Booster? If you wish to enjoy the benefits of this formula without honey, use it powdered or stir it into 1 pound of agave or maple syrup. Other possible uses include: • Make an herbal matcha! Stir 1/2 teaspoon into 2 ounces of hot water and enjoy. • Bake it into your favorite recipe. • Add some to your smoothie. Mockingbird Meadows designed their Honey Boosters to add to your choice of local, raw honey. When their Honey Spreads began to gain in popularity, the farm thought about how to scale up their business. Because of their BEESFirst philosophy, raising all the honey themselves was never an option. Instead, they decided to support many small beekeepers and homesteaders. By making their powdered formula available, consumers can choose to supercharge their honey or use the powder by itself! The Honey Boosters are vegan and sugar-free, making the formulas available to even more people. Free of sugar, gluten, and caffeine – No artificial preservatives, colors, or additives – Produced in a nut-free facility Ingredients: Elderberries (Sambucus canadensis)*, shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes)*, astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)*, and echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)*. [*Organic] (0.6 oz., 16 servings per tin/64 servings in honey) +This statement has not been tested by the Food and Drug Administration. This product isn’t intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Item: 8585


    Format: Other/miscellaneous products


    Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances. Matthew Stein's When Disaster Strikes provides a thorough, practical guide for how to prepare for and react in many of life's most unpredictable scenarios.

    In this disaster-preparedness manual, he outlines the materials you'll need—from food and water, to shelter and energy, to first-aid and survival skills—to help you safely live through the worst. When Disaster Strikes covers how to find and store food, water, and clothing, as well as the basics of installing back-up power and lights. You’ll learn how to gather and sterilize water, build a fire, treat injuries in an emergency, and use alternative medical sources when conventional ones are unavailable.

    Stein instructs you on the smartest responses to natural disasters—such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods—how to keep warm during winter storms, even how to protect yourself from attack or other dangerous situations. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you can be sure to respond quickly, correctly, and confidently when a crisis threatens.

    Item: 5768

    Author: Matthew Stein

    Format: Paperback


    There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills — from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills — prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But, unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown or environmental catastrophe.

    When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Chapter subjects include: a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine and healing; energy, heat and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines and materials.

    Fully revised and expanded — the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously — When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

    About the author

    Matthew Stein holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He is an engineer, author and building contractor. He has also worked as a schoolteacher, carpenter, and rock-climbing and ski instructor. As the owner of Aloha Aina Builders, Stein has built hurricane-resistant, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly homes. As a mechanical engineer and president of Stein Design, he has designed consumer water-filtration devices, commercial water-filtration systems, photovoltaic roofing panels, medical bacteriological filters, drinking fountains, emergency chemical drench systems, computer disk drives, portable fiberglass buildings, and automated assembly machinery for Applied Solar, Hewlett-Packard, Seagate, Plantronics, Duraflame, Haws and IGT. He currently resides with his wife, Josie, in the High Sierra Mountains near Lake Tahoe, Calif. For many years, Stein has pursued avid interests in renewable energy, alternative healing, sustainable growth and preventative medicine.

    Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, MOTHER EARTH NEWS is recommending books to readers. For 40 years, MOTHER EARTH NEWS has been North America’s “Original Guide to Living Wisely,” creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.

    Item: 4521

    Author: Matthew Stein

    Format: Paperback


    From one of the country's foremost doctors comes a groundbreaking book about diagnosing, treating and healing Lyme, and peeling away the layers that lead to chronic disease.

    You may not know that you have Lyme. It can mimic disease processes including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis, psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety, and cause significant memory and concentration problems, mimicking early dementia. It is called the "Great Imitator," and inaccurate testing (combined with a fierce, ongoing debate that questions chronic infection) makes it difficult for sufferers to find effective care.

    When Dr. Richard Horowitz moved to the Hudson Valley more than two decades ago to start his own medical practice, he had no idea that he was jumping into a hotbed of Lyme disease. He would soon realize that many of the chronic disease diagnoses people were receiving were also the result of Lyme … and he would discover how once-treatable infections, in the absence of timely intervention, could cause dis¬abling conditions. In a field where the number of cases is growing exponentially around the world and answers remain elusive, Horowitz has treated more than 12,000 patients and made extraordinary progress. His plan represents a crucial paradigm shift, without which the suffering will continue.

    In this book, Horowitz:

    • Breaks new ground with a 16-Point Differential Diagnostic Map, the basis for his revolutionary Lyme treatment plan, and an overarching approach to treating all chronic illness.
    • Introduces MSIDS, or Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome, a new lens on chronic illness that may prove to be an important missing link.
    • Covers in detail Lyme's leading symptoms and co-infections, including immune dysfunction, sleep disorders, chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders. He pro¬vides a unique functional and integrative health care model, based on the most up-to-date scientific research, for physicians and health care providers to effectively treat Lyme and other chronic illnesses.

    Cutting through the frustration, misinformation and endless questions, Horowitz's enlightening story of medical discovery, science and politics is an all-in-one source for patients of chronic illness to identify their own symptoms and work with their doctors for the best possible treatment outcome.

    Item: 7659

    Author: Dr. Richard Horowitz, MD

    Format: Hardcover


    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.
    Item: 6881

    Author: Gary Taubes

    Format: Paperback


    Buy Green. Eat Green. Save Green. If you've wanted to eat like it matters but felt you couldn't afford it, Wildly Affordable Organic is for you. It's easy to think that "organic" is a code word for "expensive," but it doesn't have to be. With these ingenious cooking plans and healthy, satisfying recipes, Linda Watson reveals the incredible secret of how you can eat well every day -- from blueberry pancakes for breakfast to peach pie for dessert -- averaging less than two dollars a meal. Get ready for wild savings! You'll discover how to:

    • Ease your family into a greener lifestyle with the 20-minute starter plan
    • Go organic on just $5 a day -- or go thrifty and spend even less
    • Take advantage of your freezer and freeze your costs
    • Find the best deals at your local farmers market or grocery store
    • Cook easy, scrumptious, seasonal dishes from scratch
    Packed with tips for streamlining meals, from shopping and cooking to washing dishes, this book shows how sustainable living is within everyone's reach. Slow global warming with delicious dinners? Lose weight, save money, and save the polar bears at the same time? When you live the Wildly Affordable Organic way, it is possible! Join the movement to change the way you eat -- and keep the change.

    Item: 7019

    Author: Linda Watson

    Format: Paperback

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