Neem Paste for Skin Diseases
Preparing a Soothing Eyeliner
Irritation in Your Eyes
For Stroke Victims
Flatulence and Dyspepsia
Malaria and Periodic Fever Cure
My Natural Oil Remedy
Different Uses of Neem
Fodder for Poultry
The Neem- Azadirachta Indica – Margosa was an indigenous plant found in the Indian subcontinent, but thanks to more and more people all over the world knowing all about its miraculous long-term curative properties, it is being used as an alternative medicine cure by naturopaths globally.
This book is going to tell you all about some known and some lesser-known remedies which you can use as an organic fertilizer, as a pesticide, and also to cure yourself.
It has been estimated that if we collect all the seeds produced by all the neem trees in the world annually, we are going to get 4,018,000 tons of valuable seed. The market value of the seeds themselves is about $50 million. Apart from that, the wood can bring in another $20 million.
Nevertheless, we would prefer our neem trees flourishing in our gardens, and providing us with shade, seeds and leaves to keep us and our family healthy. It is also going to provide a natural air purifier for us and ours.
Herbal skin Soap from the neem seeds is normally made with neem seed oil extract. The leftover husk remaining after the oil has been extracted is used as an organic fertilizer, as well as fodder for farm animals.
Food. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it?
Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.
"Michael Pollan [is the] designated repository for the nation's food conscience."
-Frank Bruni, The New York Times
" A remarkable volume . . . engrossing . . . [Pollan] offers those prescriptions Americans so desperately crave."
-The Washington Post
"A tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that food can be redced to its nutritional components without the loss of something essential... [a] lively, invaluable book."
--Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"In Defense of Food is written with Pollan's customary bite, ringing clarity and brilliance at connecting the dots."
-The Seattle Times
Michael Pollan’s most recent book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation--the story of our most trusted food expert’s culinary education--was published by Penguin Press in April 2013, and in 2016 it serves as the inspiration for a four-part docuseries on Netflix by the same name.
Introduction to Mushrooms
So What Is a Mushroom?
Cultivation of Mushrooms
How Are Mushrooms Grown
Making a Mushroom Bed
Best Mushroom Compost
Mushrooms in Shelves or Trays
Watering of Mushrooms
Mushrooms in Cuisine
Mushrooms in Medicine
Is a Mushroom Edible
Getting to Know More about Morels
Learning about Truffles
Starting up a Mushroom Business
Just look at the illustration of any fairy story with a number of fairies, elves, gnomes, and other imaginary creations of the writer’s imagination. You are going to see them sitting on toadstools and mushrooms. The Amanita muscaria is one of the easiest recognizable of all these illustrations, because you see it ever so often in illustrations, associated with gnomes. In ordinary terms, this is called a toadstool.
The struggle to perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line with every decision. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable.
Gawande's gripping stories of diligence, ingenuity, and what it means to do right by people take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on modern medicine, and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand washing. And as in all his writing, Gawande gives us an inside look at his own life as a practicing surgeon, offering a searingly honest firsthand account of work in a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable.
At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" (Salon). Gawande's investigation into medical professionals and how they progress from merely good to great provides rare insight into the elements of success, illuminating every area of human endeavor.
Definition of Autism
Probable Causes of Autism
Symptoms of Autism
Voice and Facial Response
Recognition of Symptoms and Diagnosis
Diagnosis of Autism
Treatment of Autism
Attitude of People towards Autistics
Stress on Family
Autism is a many times inherited disorder which becomes apparent in early childhood. Children suffering from autism are going to have a lot of problems in communicating verbally. This is a neuro- development disorder which is going to prevent children from learning and communicating in a verbal language, as well as understanding abstract concepts.
This book is going to give you more information about this disorder, its reasons, it symptoms, and how you can cope with a child suffering from autism in your family.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--BASED ON THE DIET RANKED "#1 BEST DIET OVERALL" BY US NEWS & WORLD REPORT--FOR 4 YEARS IN A ROW!
The DASH diet isn't just for healthy living anymore-now it's for healthy weight loss, too. Using the key elements of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and proven, never-before-published NIH research, bestselling author, foremost DASH dietitian and leading nutrition expert Marla Heller has created the most effective diet for quick-and lasting-weight loss. Based on the diet rated the #1 Best Overall Diet by Us News & World Report, this effective and easy program includes menu plans, recipes, shopping lists, and more. Everything you need to lose weight and get healthy!
With a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat and nonfat dairy, lean meats, fish and poultry, nuts, beans and seeds, heart healthy fats, and whole grains, you will drop pounds and revolutionize your health, while eating foods you love. In just 2-weeks you'll experience:
Faster metabolism Lower body fat Improved strength and cardiovascular fitness Plus lower cholesterol and blood pressure without medication, without counting calories!As effective as the original DASH is for heart health, the program is now formulated for weight loss!
General Principles of the Embroidering Art
Selection of Pattern
Pattern Laying on the Cloth
Selection of the Best Thread
Threading During Embroidery
Finishing and Starting Yarn
Working with an Embroidery Hoop –
Transferring the Pattern
Copying The Design onto Another Paper/Fabric
Different Traditional Stitches of Embroidery
Flat Stitch Group
Tacking Stitch And Running Stitch
Stem Stitch Also Known As Outline Stitch
Long and Short Stitch.
Fishbone and Open Fishbone Stitch
Loop Stitch Group
Blanket Stitch And Buttonhole Stitch
Double Feather Stitch
Fly Stitch, Open Attached Fly Stitch, and Closed Attached Fly Stitch
Chain stitch group
Open Chain Stitch
Twisted Chain Stitch
Lazy Daisy, Wheat Ear, and Attached Wheat Ear Stitches
Knotted Stitches Group
French Knot Stitch
Finishing Your Project
Blocking Your Design
A thing of beauty is a joy forever and Curly Locks sitting on a silk cushion and sewing a fine seam after dining off strawberries and cream are 2 clichés which have everything to do with keeping oneself adorned with something beautiful, made by one’s own hands.
The instinct of beautifying one’s house and surroundings and also one’s clothes is innate in a human being. And that is why traditional designs incorporated designs, including natural symbols and figures like flowers, animals, leaves, and birds, through needle and thread on a base.
Women used fishhooks and ivory needles 5000 years ago with fiber from plants like cotton thread, jute thread, and even silk thread. Even today, natural fibers are used for embroidery including silk.
We do not know which particular civilization where and how long ago decided to embellish the garments one wore with embroidery. But we do know that ancient civilizations more than 5000 years ago had experts in the art of needle and thread and their families, and these housewives were proud to demonstrate their creative abilities to everyone who came to visit and admire.
When the Spaniards conquered the Philippines, – 1521 to 1799- they wanted to show the natives that they were the conquerors and that is why they ordered them to wear their traditional shirt- Canga untucked in their loin cloths -bahags. The Filipinos in order to show that they were not conquered decorated these shirts with such exquisite embroidery, that each shirt worn became an admirable barong tagalog. When I was young, I had a number of these sent to me by my aunt in the Philippines, – shirts for ladies – which I wore when at college to the great admiration of all my fellow classmates.
You can look at some of the examples in the Appendix and throughout the book. Each of them took anywhere between one and a half years to 3 years to make by hand by my skilled artisan friends through state aided societies for the upliftment of women.. They are now being sold all over the world through nonprofit organizations and the money going straight to the women.
Traditionally, any surface which was present and visible would be embroidered upon and embellished with patterns. So this book is going to tell you all about how you can learn the traditional art of hand embroidery. After that you can try your hand at your own designs.
This story of Collins' four-year surgical residency traces his rise from an eager but clueless first-year resident to accomplished Chief Resident in his final year. With unparalleled humor, he recounts the disparity between people's perceptions of a doctor's glamorous life and the real thing: a succession of run down cars that are towed to the junk yard, long weekends moonlighting at rural hospitals, a family that grows larger every year, and a laughable income.
Collins' good nature helps him over some of the rough spots but cannot spare him the harsh reality of a doctor's life. Every day he is confronted with decisions that will change people's lives-or end them-forever. A young boy's leg is mangled by a tractor: risk the boy's life to save his leg, or amputate immediately? A woman diagnosed with bone cancer injures her hip: go through a painful hip operation even though she has only months to live? Like a jolt to the system, he is faced with the reality of suffering and death as he struggles to reconcile his idealism and aspiration to heal with the recognition of his own limitations and imperfections.
Unflinching and deeply engaging, Hot Lights, Cold Steel is a humane and passionate reminder that doctors are people too. This is a gripping memoir, at times devastating, others triumphant, but always compulsively readable.
Introduction to Plant Propagation
The Essential Guide to Plant Propagation
Methods and Techniques
“Striking” Cuttings Successfully
Traditional Cutting Growing Technique
Benefits of Shallow Pan Technique
Triple Pot Method
Propagation through Buds
Grafting Wax Solutions
Growing Cuttings in Water
Points for Water Cuttings
It is always been the nature of human beings to try to improve on nature. That is why, you can be certain that millenniums ago when some enterprising soul learned how to domesticate wild plants and grow them in his own little yard for food, shelter and wood, one fine day he decided – what is going to happen if I can grow the branch of such and such tree on such and such other tree? That means I am going to have oranges and apples in one parent tree.
The start of such creative ideas must have given rise to many bizarre experimentations, most of which would fail monumentally. However, as time went by, and more and more people started to experiment, they gained more knowledge and gardening experience related to plant propagation.
In the natural state, you are going to see different vegetative propagation methods through which a plant can grow. That means the plant is going to grow its own seeds, and use natural methods like air, wind and water to spread the seeds far and wide.
In a strawberry, you are going to have the plant sending out long branches trailing on the soil. Stimulus of moisture causes the production of roots below a bud on a long branch. The bud is then going to send out shoots. Soon the connection between the new plant and the old plant is severed by a withering up of the intervening branch.
Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.
Materials for Making the Baskets
Trimming the Ends
Maintaining the Finished Articles
Some Traditional Patterns And Projects
Making a Base
Materials You Will Need
Examples – Cross design
Popular Traditional Latticework Design
Cane Fruit Basket
Traditional cane basket weaving
Basket work, basket weaving, or making containers out of cane is possibly one of the earliest crafts known to man. Archaeologists have found traces in digs, more than 7,000 years old in the Middle East, and anywhere where ancient civilizations settled.
These vestiges of baskets showed that these people used baskets as the molds for clay cooking pots. That was because the imprint of the basket weave showed clearly on the clay. Plaited basket work has also been found in the Nile Delta some of which date back as early as 8000 BC.
Many museums all over the world have a priceless collection of engine basket work usually shown along with ancient and early poetry and the common factor seems to be that baskets have always been made of any material available that is pliable, native, and the design and the type is going to be largely dependent on the availability of the material.
The moment anybody talks about a basket you subconsciously associated with bringing home the shopping as these are nearly always used for carrying or holding things. In fact, I would not be surprised if you have one or 2 of these woven examples in your own house in the shape of lobster pots, especially if you are a looking fisherman, potato baskets to hold vegetables, especially if you are a farmer, decorative baskets for crediting a wine bottle, containers to hold flowers and fruit, containers for your table to hold bread rolls, wicker baskets, waste paper baskets, work baskets, lampshades, baby cribs, pet baskets, picnic campers, and houseplant holders… The uses of such baskets are global and infinite bound only by your creativity and imagination!
This book is going to tell you all about how you can introduce yourself to this new satisfying craft, and start basket weaving when you have some leisurely time and energy over the weekend. You are definitely not going to be disappointed at the really attractive and soul satisfying final product and who knows, this may be a start of a beautiful new business!
Nurses is the compelling story of the year in the life of four nurses, and the drama, unsung heroism, and unique sisterhood of nursing—one of the world’s most important professions (nurses save lives every day), and one of the world’s most dangerous, filled with violence, trauma, and PTSD.
In following four nurses, Alexandra Robbins creates sympathetic characters while diving deep into their world of controlled chaos. It’s a world of hazing—“nurses eat their young.” Sex—not exactly like on TV, but surprising just the same. Drug abuse—disproportionately a problem among the best and the brightest, and a constant temptation. And bullying—by peers, by patients, by hospital bureaucrats, and especially by doctors, an epidemic described as lurking in the “shadowy, dark corners of our profession.”
The result is a page-turning, shocking look at our health-care system.
Uses of Soapwort
Pomanders and Air Fresheners
Lavender Scented Beads
Making Aromatic Candles
Herb Pillows and Lavender Bags
Herb Pillow Cover
Sachet Bag with Dried Herbs
Making Natural Gums and Glues
Animal Care Solutions
Herbal Beauty Products
Making a Bath Bag
How to Make Your Own Bath Oil
Making Your Own Bath Salts
Making Traditional Soap Balls
Natural Body Powders
Foot Care Talcum Powder
Natural Anti-wrinkle Lotion
Rosemary and Herbal Infusion for Haircare
Natural Hair Rinses
When I began writing about the products you could make, at home, and sell from home, in your own small business, I had not thought about the multitude of uses, man has found for plants. For millenniums he has used herbs and parts of plants for culinary, medicinal, and domestic purposes.
Apart from the well-known traditional use for all manners of illnesses and ailments – I defy any person in the world who has not used some natural cure, natural remedy, or even natural beauty recipe in order to cure himself naturally, – herbs have also proven to be invaluable in many other different ways, when you take it in the domestic context.
For centuries men have been using plants to provide shelter, fire material, floor coverings, roof coverings, and even utensils. Even today, in many parts of the world, the calabash is hollowed out and used as a container to store water as well as food. I have often used half of coconut shells in order to drink water, whenever I have gone trekking. Apart from this, herbs and plants have been used to provide color, decoration, flavor, and healthy benefits to a large number of our culinary preparations.
This book is going to tell you how you can use natural herbs and plants to create a large number of products, that you can either sell outside in your neighborhood, city, or use at home. Many of these methods have been time-tested and have been used down the ages to provide us with useful items, even though we have half forgotten about how to make them, because it is so easy for us to get them off the supermarket shelf.
Nevertheless, even if you do not use this book for providing you with items for sale, you can use it as a ready reference whenever you want to practice creating something naturally, profitably, and beneficial.
Bringing to bear his talent for explaining complex issues in a clear, engaging way, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid visits industrialized democracies around the world--France, Britain, Germany, Japan, and beyond--to provide a revelatory tour of successful, affordable universal health care systems. Now updated with new statistics and a plain-English explanation of the 2010 health care reform bill, The Healing of America is required reading for all those hoping to understand the state of health care in our country, and around the world.
Latch Rug Hooking
Locker Needle Hooking
Making Rugs with Rug Guns
Punching needles and other tools
Rag Rugs with Recycled Scraps
--Using a Shaggy Rug Tool
I was just browsing through my own personal library, looking at all the vintage craft books, but I did not find a book with instructions on how to make rugs. I could make Victorian crochet doilies, knitted mittens, scarfs, some articles of clothing called fascinators, and even socks and knickerbockers, but what about rugs?
It is only later that I found out that according to the Victorians rug making was not considered to be a genteel occupation, which could be indulged in by the daughters and wives of gentlemen. These languishing ladies would sit in front of the embroidery frame, plying a needle, while dining of strawberries and cream, no doubt, while rug making was done by people of lower social strata.
Nevertheless, we are fortunate that we have stopped thinking of such idiotic considerations in order to make rugs. So this book is going to tell you all about the art of rug making, and you are going to let your creativity loose in making these amazingly beautiful items for your home.
From the Paperback edition.
--Rulers and Scales
Learning about the Metric System
Preparation of Fabric and Shrinking
--Common Sewing Terms
--Non – Washable Fabric
--Estimating the Fabric Quantity
Hand Basting on Interfacing
--Proper Cutting Out Of the Fabric
--Folding the Fabric – two layers
--Folding the fabric – 4 layers
--Results of Proper and Incorrect Folding
--Folding the Material to Make 8 Layers
--Preparing Your Layout
--Pinning Your Cloth
--Doing the Cutting
Seams Darts and Gussets
--Placement of Darts
--Blouses and Tops
Making your own clothes is one of the most interesting of skills that you can learn. Down the ages, people have learned how to design clothes through trial and error, with new fashion innovations being used as accessories in order to hold the clothes to the body. These included belts and brooches, which held tartans, cloaks, skirts, and other body coverings in place.
As time went by, people began to look for more and more ways in which clothes could be worn fitting and protecting the form while looking elegant at the same time.
This book is going to tell you all about how you can begin tailoring, by making up your own patterns.
You can get plenty of patterns ready-made, which can be cut out or are precut and all you have to do is pin them onto the cloth, and cut it out. According to your requirements, these patterns can be modified by adding or subtracting, and once you know the basics of drafting, you are going to understand exactly what needs to be done, when you see a pattern, and recognize the different parts of it.
You are going to learn all about pattern drafting, and dressmaking in further volumes, of the series, and this is going to be an extensive project, somewhat like an encyclopedia about all the information of which you could think about dressmaking, simple stitch craft, sewing, pattern designing, and everything else, which has to do with tailoring.
But first, before you think about tailoring, you need to have some basic supplies with you. These are essential in order to give your clothes a professional look, or at least to show that you are serious about tailoring!
You can add to these supplies, as time goes by, and you will get more skilled and enthusiastic about how you intend to draft clothes before you cut them out on cloth.
You may want to do some practice cutting sessions on useless pieces of cloth, so that even if you manage to pin the wrong portions together and stitch them together without even finding out what happened during the pinning and sewing process, you can just rip the seams open with the seam ripper, and begin fresh!
As I did not want to waste lots of cloth, because I have a bit of problem visualizing the end product, – I should have started young – I did my cutting out on sheets of newspaper.
No substance on earth is as hotly debated as marijuana. Opponents claim it’s dangerous, addictive, carcinogenic, and a gateway to serious drug abuse. Fans claim it as a wonder drug, treating cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines, PTSD, and insomnia. Patients suffering from these conditions need—and deserve—hard facts based on medical evidence, not hysteria and superstition.
In Stoned, palliative care physician Dr. David Casarett sets out to do anything—including experimenting on himself—to find evidence of marijuana’s medical potential. He smears mysterious marijuana paste on his legs and samples pot wine. He poses as a patient at a seedy California clinic and takes lessons from an artisanal hash maker. In conversations with researchers, doctors, and patients around the world he learns how marijuana works—and doesn’t—in the real world.
Dr. Casarett unearths tales of near-miraculous success, such as a child with chronic seizures who finally found relief in cannabidiol oil. In Tel Aviv, he learns of a nursing home that’s found success giving marijuana to dementia patients. On the other hand, one patient who believed marijuana cured her lung cancer has clearly been misled. As Casarett sifts the myth and misinformation from the scientific evidence, he explains, among other things:
• Why marijuana might be the best treatment option for some types of pain
• Why there’s no significant risk of lung damage from smoking pot
• Why most marijuana-infused beer or wine won’t get you high
Often humorous, occasionally heartbreaking, and full of counterintuitive conclusions, Stoned offers a compassionate and much-needed medical practitioner’s perspective on the potential of this misunderstood plant.
From the Hardcover edition.
The Healing Power of Fruit
Benefiting Tips for Fruit
Fruit in Its Natural State
Fruit as Food Substitution
Healing through Fruit
As a Pimple Cure
Nausea and Giddiness
Lemon for Weight Loss
Bananas for Weight Gain
Bananas for Stomach Ailments
Boils and Carbuncles
Pomegranates for Your Teeth
Healing Yourself with Vegetables
How to Use Vegetables Effectively
Spinach for Stones
Turnips for Your Teeth
Kidney Stones and Gallbladder Stones
White Spots on Skin – vitiligo
Potatoes for Burns
Potatoes for Eyesight
The Healing Power of Spices
Wounds and Insect Bites
Coughs and Colds
Bishops Weed Oil
Cumin for Female Health
Fenugreek Seed Balls
Cloves for Aches
My Pain Relieving Mixture
Cloves For Throat Infections
Ginger Cure for Asthma
Ginger for Dyspepsia
Chilies for Alcoholism
Traditional Winter Hot Oil
Chillies Infused Oil
Dr. Otis Brawley is the chief medical and scientific officer of The American Cancer Society, an oncologist with a dazzling clinical, research, and policy career. How We Do Harm pulls back the curtain on how medicine is really practiced in America. Brawley tells of doctors who select treatment based on payment they will receive, rather than on demonstrated scientific results; hospitals and pharmaceutical companies that seek out patients to treat even if they are not actually ill (but as long as their insurance will pay); a public primed to swallow the latest pill, no matter the cost; and rising healthcare costs for unnecessary—and often unproven—treatments that we all pay for. Brawley calls for rational healthcare, healthcare drawn from results-based, scientifically justifiable treatments, and not just the peddling of hot new drugs.
Brawley's personal history – from a childhood in the gang-ridden streets of black Detroit, to the green hallways of Grady Memorial Hospital, the largest public hospital in the U.S., to the boardrooms of The American Cancer Society—results in a passionate view of medicine and the politics of illness in America - and a deep understanding of healthcare today. How We Do Harm is his well-reasoned manifesto for change.
The Magic of Saffron
How to Use Saffron?
Right Soil for Saffron
Preparation of the Soil
Crocus Diseases and Infections
Harvesting Your Saffron
Drying of Saffron
Using Saffron in Cuisine
Traditional Cooling Saffron – Almond Drink
Saffron for Beauty and Health
Saffron for Lightening the Complexion
Saffron to Cure Diseases
Getting Rid of Kidney Stones
Saffron as a Cold Preventative and Cure
Saffron as a Headache Remedy
Best Moisturizing Lotion
Saffron for Women’s Personal Health
Where Do You Get Edible Camphor?
The moment you hear the word “saffron”, your immediate reaction is the vision of an exotic, valuable and very expensive spice. You may also think of a golden – orangeish color.
The term saffron comes from the Persian term Zaferan for orange gold. That is because the Persians were supposed to be the first of the culinary gourmets to use saffron in cooking. They already knew all about the healing qualities of this precious spice and used it extensively in medicine. But when they found out that just a couple of stigmas of the precious crocus was able to give their dishes a lovely tint, aroma, and look, saffron came into popular usage.
It is also said that saffron was used extensively in China, more than 2000 years ago, where it was used in herbal medicine. A saffron plant had up to four flowers. Each of them had three Crimson and bright stigmas. These stigmas are the most precious providers of saffron in their dried form.
In ancient Greece, which is also a contender for “we discovered saffron first,” the people of Minoan and Cretan origin painted beautiful paintings of saffron collectors on their walls. Santorini excavations, going back to the Bronze Age, – more than 5000 years ago have extremely well defined frescoes of saffron collectors , wearing their native garb.
This plant, belongs to the crocus family, and is called Crocus Sativus. It is supposed to be a native of Southwest Asia, from where it slowly and steadily spread to North America, North Africa, and Europe.
As time went by, and people began to use new sea routes to discover brave brand-new worlds, the demand for more and more saffron began to grow, especially in ancient civilizations where cuisine and the standard of living was steeped in luxury. This is why the conquering Romans who could not do without crocus, make sure that wherever they went, they did take some crocus bulbs and corms along with them. Since those long gone days, this is considered to be one of the most expensive and exotic of spices known to mankind.
How to Lay Out a Herbal Garden
Thinking of Layout Plans
Best Flower Choices
Making a City Herbal Garden
Making Leaf Mold
Making Natural Organic Compost
Feeding the Soil
My Way of Planting
Making Soil Beds
Wooden Boxes as Plant Containers
Herb Growing Project for Children
Suitable Herbs for Your Garden
Perennials for herb borders and for beds
Culinary and Beauty Uses of Herbs
Herbal Force Meat Stuffing
Apple and Mint Jam
The Power of Herbs
Which Herbs to Grow
Where Do You Grow Herbs?
Best Soil for Herbs.
Planning Your Garden
Propagation of Herbs
Growing through Cuttings
Test – Have Roots Been Formed?
Herb Plant Division
Harvesting Your Plants
Whole Plant Harvesting
Drying Your Herbs
Omelet aux herbes fines
Making Herb Tea
Growing herbs on your window sill
Knowing More about Herbal Plant Culture
Some Important Herbs and How to Grow Them
Basil [Ocimum basilicum]
Chives [Allium schoenoprasum]
Horseradish [Armorecia rusticana]
Horseradish and Applesauce
Sweet Marjoram [Origanum majorana]
Parsley Petroselinum crispum
Fennel [Foeniculum vulgare]
Medicinal Chamomile Tea
Sweet Woodruff [Gallium odoratum]
Sweet Cicely [Myrrhis odorata]
Knowing More about John Innes Compost
How to Make Leaf Compost
A Little Rant about Outdated Agricultural Practices
Growing Herbs in Pots
Marjoram- Origamum omites- leaves
Thyme – Thymus vulgaris-Leaves
Chives –Allium choenoprasum –leaves
Tarragon - Artemisia dracunculus – leaves.
Fennel -Foeniculum vulgare–F.officinale – Leaves, Stem and Seed
Shrub Permanents for Your Garden
Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia
Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis
Sage – Salvia officinalis
Rue –Ruta graveolens
Artemisias –Artemisia pontica – the Roman wormwood
Hair Growth Recipe
Bay – The Roman Laurel –Laurus nobilis
Winter Savory – Satureja Montana
Medieval Sciatica Remedy
Other Herb Garden Favorites
Sorrel – Rumex acetosa
Traditional Sorrel Sauce
Tansy – Tanacetum vulgare
Poppy – Papaver Orientale
Clove Carnation – Dianthus caryophyllus
Borage – Borago officinalis – leaves, flowers, and stems
The moment you hear the word “Herb” you visualize a soft stemmed plant, which is normally used in cookery, as well as in alternative medicine. These herbs used for millenniums have been an important part of our social traditional and religious fabrics all over the world. No one, without an interest in nature is not going to know more about Rosemary, sage, lavender, thyme, hyssop, basil, and other herbs put into use down the centuries.
For readers of Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air, a medical “page-turner” that traces one doctor’s “remarkable journey to the essence of medicine” (The San Francisco Chronicle).
San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hôtel-Dieu (God’s hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves—“anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times” and needed extended medical care—ended up here. So did Victoria Sweet, who came for two months and stayed for twenty years.
Laguna Honda, relatively low-tech but human-paced, gave Sweet the opportunity to practice a kind of attentive medicine that has almost vanished. Gradually, the place transformed the way she understood her work. Alongside the modern view of the body as a machine to be fixed, her extraordinary patients evoked an older idea, of the body as a garden to be tended. God’s Hotel tells their story and the story of the hospital itself, which, as efficiency experts, politicians, and architects descended, determined to turn it into a modern “health care facility,” revealed its own surprising truths about the essence, cost, and value of caring for the body and the soul.
Hidden Hunger Explained
The Importance of Micronutrients
Vitamin A Deficiency
Choosing the Best Diet
Preventing Micronutrient Deficiency
You consider yourself to be a very health conscious person, eating the right foodstuffs, at the right time. However, you have been noticing of late that you get tired easily. You are pale, and feel that subject. You do not feel hungry, very often. You may also suffer from giddiness.
By evening, you’re so tired that you have absolutely no patience and inclination to be nice to the rest of the family and you snap at them at the slightest procreation! Naturally the family is at a loss to understand your unusual behavior.
On the other hand, let’s take the example of your once happy go lucky teenager. One evening, while playing basketball, she felt dizzy and fell down. Also, her grades which were quite good, in the past have started falling down because according to her she cannot concentrate. Her attention span has shortened considerably. She is very easily distracted, much more than what is normally in a normal teenager!
Both of these examples may be unrelated, but the underlying reason for both of them is the same. You as well as your teenager are suffering from what is normally called “hidden hunger.”
This is not an eating disorder, which is self-inflicted, like bulimia or anorexia. This is micronutrient deficiency. This is one of the most important and worrisome of all the public health problems all over the world today. Did you know that 47% of the people, even in well-developed nations are suffering from this micronutrient deficiency?
You may tell yourself, how can that be, you have been eating well and you have been eating often. But what have you been eating? Processed foods? Foods which have been treated in such a manner that all the micronutrients have been removed beforehand, and other supporting additives being placed in those foods instead?
Many of the foods which we eat today are lacking in the essential minerals and vitamins, which are necessary to keep the body functioning properly. These micronutrients include iodine, zinc, iron, and vitamin A.
To Ty Bollinger, this isn’t just a statistic. It’s personal. After losing seven members of his family to cancer over the course of a decade, Ty set out on a global quest to learn as much as he possibly could about cancer treatments and the medical industry that surrounds the disease. He has written this book to share what he’s uncovered —some of which may shock you —and to give you new resources for coping with cancer in your life or the life of someone you love.
As Ty explains, there are many methods we can access to treat and prevent cancer that go well beyond chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery; we just don’t know about them. The Truth about Cancer delves into the history of medicine —all the way back to Hippocrates’s credo of “do no harm” —as well as cutting-edge research showing the efficacy of dozens of unconventional cancer treatments that are helping patients around the globe. You’ll read about the politics of cancer; facts and myths about its causes (a family history is only part of the picture); and the range of tools available to diagnose and treat it.
If you’re facing a cancer diagnosis right now, this book may help you and your health-care provider make choices about your next steps. If you’re already undergoing conventional treatment, it may help you support your health during the course of chemo or radiation. If you’re a health-care provider and want to learn all you can to help your patients, it will expand your horizons and inspire you with true stories of successful healing. And if you just want to see cancer in a new light, it will open your eyes.
Introduction to Sleeves
Basic Sleeve Cuts
Set in Sleeves
How to Measure Sleeves
Making Puff Sleeves
Stitching a Puff Sleeve
Three Fourth Length of the Sleeve
Various types of Full Length Sleeves
Full length sleeve with a puff on the shoulder
Sleeve with cuffs
Basic Sewing Technique for Garments
Introduction to Collars
Peter Pan Collar
Making the Shirt Collar Stand
A Shawl Collar
So all right, you say, you can understand a book on shirts and also trousers, and how to draft them, and also stitching instructions for a couple of drafts, for practice. But why a book dedicated to sleeves and collars? Well, this is the most important part about how you are going to attach an ornamental, necessary portion of your garment to the main body.
As every part of your garment is made and cut out separately, you are going to be cutting out sleeves and collars too, depending on your own preferences and choices.
Musculoskeletal pain disorders have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with most doctors failing to recognize their underlying cause. In this acclaimed volume, Dr. Sarno reveals how many painful conditions-including most neck and back pain, migraine, repetitive stress injuries, whiplash, and tendonitises-are rooted in repressed emotions, and shows how they can be successfully treated without drugs, physical measures, or surgery.
"My life was filled with excruciating back and shoulder pain until I applied Dr. Sarno's principles, and in a matter of weeks my back pain disappeared. I never suffered a single symptom again...I owe Dr. Sarno my life." - Howard Stern
Figs and Grapes
The Use of Honey
How many times have you seen people around you, coughing uncontrollably, suffering from shortness of breath, whooping air desperately into an air passage, which suddenly seemed to have closed up? How many times have you seen your loved ones almost suffocated, because it is impossible for them to get air naturally in their tortured lungs?
They are suffering from asthma, 330 million people all over the World are suffering from this disease. It is not a relatively modern ailment, because in Egypt, it was treated with giving the patient some strong incense to inhale, and all over the ancient World, it was recognized as an ailment of the respiratory system.
This book is going to tell you all about asthma, the reasons for it, its symptoms, and how you can cure asthma naturally. If you say that you can get plenty of allopathic treatments, they are going to be made up of cortisteroids, bringing you temporary relief, not curing you at all and not treating the problem at all.
The New York Times Bestseller--Based on the Diet Ranked "#1 Best Diet Overall" by US NEWS & WORLD REPORT--for 4 Years in a Row!
Finally, the #1 ranked DASH diet is popularized and user-friendly. Unlike any diet before it, DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, came out of groundbreaking NIH-funded research. Now, Marla Heller, MS, RD, who was trained by one of the primary architects of the DASH diet and is herself the leading dietician putting DASH into action for over ten years, shares the secret to making the diet easy and accessible, in THE DASH DIET ACTION PLAN.
Rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat and nonfat dairy, lean meats, fish, beans, and nuts, DASH is grounded in healthy eating principles that lower blood pressure; reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer; and support reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.
No diet has a medical pedigree like DASH, and this book is a simple, actionable plan that can fit seamlessly into everyone's life and lifestyle. It includes:
28 days of meal plans at different calorie rangesSimple tools to help you personalize a DASH Diet Action Plan for guaranteed successDASH-friendly recipes and shopping listsTips for eating on-the-runAdvice on healthy weight loss and exercise for every lifestyle.Now, you can revolutionize your health and change your life-without medication.
Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases
Ringing of Ears
Cough and Whooping Cough
When I wrote The Magic of Onions around two years ago, I told you all about the historical origin of onions, its usage in the life of a common man down the millenniums, and its importance as a vegetable, I did not touch much upon how important this herb is in curing and helping prevent a large number of diseases. These diseases can either be common diseases or may be chronic diseases to which mankind has been subject, all over the World.
But as long as you have onions on hand, why do you need to suffer?
This book is going to tell you all about the number of diseases which can be cured through onions and onion juice. It is also going to tell you all about why it is necessary for you to have lots of onions in your daily diet – especially raw. You are also going to learn that onions, since ancient times, have been used to prevent infections, contagious diseases, chronic ailments, and other useful and beneficial information about that common vegetable/herb – the onion.
In ancient times onions were always eaten fresh, plucked from the ground and eaten within one hour of their harvesting. It was believed that the potency of the onion would keep for just one hour after it had been harvested, and the longer the onion was stored outside the ground, the lesser you would benefit from its naturally powerful curative properties.
When we think of all those onions being stored away for months, before they are sent to the market or exported to other parts of the World, one wonders about how much of their natural goodness has been dissipated into the fresh air. But even so, when we eat the onions – possibly three months after they have been harvested – we find them strong, pungent, and we reassure ourselves that all right, these onions are full of flavor and natural goodness.
Does inflammation of your joints or arthritis keep you from doing the activities that you desire? Does it restrict how you are living your life? Do you feel like you aren't thinking as clearly as you once did as you age? Is the potentially protecting yourself and your family from heart disease and cancer important to you?
For those searching for an all-natural way to delay ageing...
For years, I have studied natural remedies, from essential oils to the latest superfoods, always searching for that supplement that would help prevent a variety of ailments. Finally on a trip to India, I found a herb that would change my life: turmeric. This simple spice has amazing health benefits, including relieving arthritis and inflammation, improving brain functioning, helping to prevent heart disease and cancer, as well as being shown to be effective in preventing and treating Alzheimer's Disease.
I have made it my goal to introduce this amazing herb to people, confident in its abilities to help them live a better, and healthier, life. For the first time, my extensive research into turmeric and curcumin has been collected into one place, helping you to understand how you can now protect yourself and your family with this wondrous natural herb.
Advantages of Hydroponics
Nutrients for Healthy Plants
The Difference Between Hydroponic Growth and Soil Growth
Different Growing Mediums
Hydrocorn And Expanded Clay
Vermiculite and Perlite
Sand, Brick Shards, and Pumice
Slivers of Wood
Mineral wool aka Rock Wool
Containers and Irrigation
Static Solution Hydroponic Culture
Raft Culture Solution
Continuous Flow System
The NFT system
Traditional Bengal System
Deep Water Culture
Top Fed Water Culture
If you start a discussion on hydroponics with a person who is a keen and an avid gardener, he is going to say in a very blasé tone, “Oh yeah, you are talking about a gardening method which you are not going to use any soil at all. In fact, you are going to be growing your plants in water.”
And he is going to be so right. Hydroponics is that gardening method, in which you are going to grow your plants in lots of water. This gardening method is normally implemented in places where the soil is not fertile enough to sustain plant life. I, being a practical doomsayer, predict that within the next 50 years plants are going to be grown extensively through hydroponics because we will have poisoned all the soil, with our chemicals, by then.
The idea of hydroponics is not something new. I would not be surprised if in ancient times plants were grown in water, especially in places where one wanted to grow plants indoors – especially in palaces. By the way, a couple of years ago, archaeologists who were doing a little bit of digging in Egypt found some Lotus and water Lily seeds going back more than 2,000 years ago, in some pond excavations in a palace in ancient Egypt. Out of the 20 buried seeds found, which were sent to Kew Gardens London, three of them germinated, and so we have 2,000-year-old lilies, whose ancestors were collected by Egyptian princesses.
The princesses in the palace collected the lotuses every day in the ponds and use them for religious rituals as well as adorning their rooms and persons. I do not think they went bathing in the scented waters, because they must have been really careful about the muddy and dirty waters, especially with natural organic fertilizers put in them to promote the growth of the plants.
Sugar is an addictive substance, just like caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol. Eating too much sugar can have serious, long-term consequences for your health and your appearance. The Sugar Detox for Beginners will give you the tools you need to seize control of your sugar intake. A sugar detox diet is the most effective way to remove sugar from your system and break the dangerous cycle of unhealthy sugar cravings. With The Sugar Detox Diet, you will get over 75 delicious sugar detox recipes to help you feel more energetic and clear-headed than ever before.
Sugar Detox for Beginners will help you start an effective sugar detox today, with:• 77 delicious and nutritious recipes for an easy sugar detox, including Almond Pancakes, Lemony Hummus, Tuna Salad, and Salmon Teriyaki
• A complete 21-day sugar detox plan when you want to gradually remove sugar from your diet
• 3-day sugar detox plan for when you want to get rid of sugar quickly
• The science behind sugar addiction10 tips to beat sugar cravingsSugar Detox for Beginners will help you reduce your sugar intake without depriving you of the delicious, feel-good foods that you love.
Making Your Own Wax Flowers
Making a Wax Flower Candle
Making a Wooden Flower Press
Making Your Thick Padded Board –
Setting Out Your Flowers
More Tips for Sand Drying
Silica Gel Tips
Silica Gel – Borax Drying Plants
Drying in Your Microwave
Picking Your Wildflowers
How to Dry Wildflowers
Air Drying Your Flowers
Flowers and other parts of the plant have been dried since ancient times, to be used in herbal remedies.
I recently wrote a book on how you could preserve flowers by drying them, and make things of beauty and a joy forever out of them.
As I am fascinated with flowers, and anything else including interesting looking leaves, driftwood, seeds, and even dried fruit which has anything to do with their presence in nature and their presence right in my home after I have gathered them in great handfuls on my many rambles outdoors, is it surprising that you are going to learn more about how you can preserve flowers, especially when you find them right there indoors, when it is 0° outside and a force 10 wind blowing.
Traditionally, man has been fascinated with the ephemeral quality of flowers for millenniums, and he has tried his best to make sure that they last just a little bit longer after he has collected them from the branches on which they blossomed so beautifully just this morning. This book is going to tell you all about tips and techniques on how you can press flowers in a methodical manner, both traditional and modern, and also how you can try out some interesting creative techniques in order to preserve these flowers for just another year or so right indoors.
Good health is not a secret. To achieve good health, we must first understand it. By drawing links between diet, health, and the immune system, this book provides fascinating insights into the preventive science of Nutritional Immunology.
Research and Auction Houses - Some Amusing Personal Experiences
Educate Your Kids Too
Choosing the Best Sale House
Tips for Clearing up – Rule of Thumb
Setting up Your Online Shops
Amazon sellers link –
EBay sellers -
Lot/Collection, Estate Sales
Writing the Description
The Bugaboo of Negative Feedback
Once upon a time, it was very common for us to spend our weekends, going around to yard sales and garage sales, because in our city it has been the norm for the 85 years of its existence. Weekends means empty out your garrets/cellars and garage especially when you are doing your spring cleaning, and selling all the junk which has been accumulated there.
As the city grew and more families arrived there to set up house, and settle down, especially, as this was a “Made to Order” city made for retired defense personnel, and retired senior level government officials, it was a given, that one could find some amazing treasures, collected through a lifetime of traveling all over the globe, being sold in junk yard sales.
That was the place where everybody learned how to bargain. That was the place when anybody could know that he could get something he had always wanted, on his limited paycheck. And that was our weekly social club, where the visitors were told where the next junk sale would be, in whose garage, the next week, and to pass the word on through word-of-mouth.
The sellers had one full week in which to decide whether they wanted something or some gewgaw could be put in the junk yard sale pile.
In Sierra Leone, one in 21 fifteen-year-old women will die in her fertile years of a maternal-related cause; in Italy, the figure is one in 17,100; but in the United States, which spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, it is one in 1,800 (and now, with the new administration chipping away at Obamacare, the statistics stand to grow even more devastating). Why?
Dramatic differences in health are not a simple matter of rich and poor; poverty alone doesn't drive ill health, but inequality does. Indeed, suicide, heart disease, lung disease, obesity, and diabetes, for example, are all linked to social disadvantage. In every country, people at relative social disadvantage suffer health disadvantage and shorter lives. Within countries, the higher the social status of individuals, the better their health. These health inequalities defy the usual explanations. Conventional approaches to improving health have emphasized access to technical solutions and changes in the behavior of individuals, but these methods only go so far. What really makes a difference is creating the conditions for people to have control over their lives, to have the power to live as they want. Empowerment is the key to reducing health inequality and thereby improving the health of everyone. Marmot emphasizes that the rate of illness of a society as a whole determines how well it functions; the greater the health inequity, the greater the dysfunction.
Marmot underscores that we have the tools and resources materially to improve levels of health for individuals and societies around the world, and that to not do so would be a form of injustice. Citing powerful examples and startling statistics (“young men in the U.S. have less chance of surviving to sixty than young men in forty-nine other countries”), The Health Gap presents compelling evidence for a radical change in the way we think about health and indeed society, and inspires us to address the societal imbalances in power, money, and resources that work against health equity.
Chapter #1: What is Mindful Eating and What are the Benefits
Chapter #2: Types of Overeaters
Chapter #3: Food Preferences for Different Overeaters
Food Transit Time
Chapter #4: Food Transit Time
Chapter #5: Improving Your Food Transit Time
Learning Tips and Tricks for Controlled Eating
Chapter #6: Tips for Eating Mindfully
Chapter #7: Five Tricks to Keep Your Stomach Happy for Hours
Trick #1: Eat foods with a high water content
Tip #2: Eat foods with high fiber content
Tip #3: Add more proteins than starches to your diet
Trick #4: Use smaller plates and bowls for eating and large glasses for drinking water
Trick #5: End with tea
Chapter #8: Techniques/Exercises for Practicing a Mindful Workout
With the revolution in cooking ingredients and networking, where we can easily share and make recipes of different states, countries, and continents just to satisfy our taste buds and have variety, there is no doubt we crave for something different every day. A new recipe, a new spice, or a new taste not only makes us crave for more, but results in mindless eating without even thinking how much harm the food will do to us and to our digestive system. The result of which has been obesity and a number of diseases.
Beyond this, the researchers and nutritionists have been following some simple tips and tricks and exercises, which not only help us enjoy all the flavors of the food, but also help us in controlling our portion size and motivating us to eat in a proper manner.
The following eBook helps us understand the concept of mindful eating, its benefits, simple tips, and exercises for eating mindfully. It also gives us an insight into the food transit time, type of over eater we are, and helps us to work towards eating less and appropriate food, as per our needs and habits.
Public sanitation and antibiotic drugs have brought about historic increases in the human life span; they have also unintentionally produced new health crises by disrupting the intimate, age-old balance between humans and the microorganisms that inhabit our bodies and our environment. As a result, antibiotic resistance now ranks among the gravest medical problems of modern times. Good Germs, Bad Germs addresses not only this issue but also what has become known as the "hygiene hypothesis"— an argument that links the over-sanitation of modern life to now-epidemic increases in immune and other disorders. In telling the story of what went terribly wrong in our war on germs, Jessica Snyder Sachs explores our emerging understanding of the symbiotic relationship between the human body and its resident microbes—which outnumber its human cells by a factor of nine to one! The book also offers a hopeful look into a future in which antibiotics will be designed and used more wisely, and beyond that, to a day when we may replace antibacterial drugs and cleansers with bacterial ones—each custom-designed for maximum health benefits.
Psychological Reasons for Unhealthy Eating Habits
Collecting All Those Muffins
Food As a Symbol of Love and Affection
Food Eating Habits and Lifestyles
Tackling a Sugar Addiction
I was just browsing through one of the oh so clichéd books, which pass as escapist fiction today under the genre of chic-lit. And the female was suffering from He-Loves-Me-He-Loves-Me-Not blues, and that is why she went straight to the fridge, took out a large helping of ice cream, lots of chocolate, and had a really self pitying sob fest.
In the 21st-century, food is getting to be a psychological weapon, because psychologists are telling us that eating lots of it is going to give us a security blanket. This book is going to tell you all about how wrong they are, how unhealthy this addiction to food is, knowing more about a sugar addiction, and how you can wean yourself away from reaching for the nearest source of sugar and carbohydrates, whenever you feel like acting like a drama queen singing. Nobody loves me. Everybody hates me I am going to the garden, to eat worms.
When youngsters start to appreciate healthy food, as children, they are going to remain healthy when they grow up to be adults.
This book is going to tell you all about how food can affect you psychologically, how it has been used as a comfort item, and how healthy eating can keep you spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally healthy.
A decade ago, Martin Gibala was a young researcher in the field of exercise physiology—with little time to exercise. That critical point in his career launched a passion for high-intensity interval training (HIIT), allowing him to stay in shape with just a few minutes of hard effort. It also prompted Gibala to conduct experiments that helped launch the exploding science of ultralow-volume exercise. Now that he’s the worldwide guru of the science of time-efficient workouts, Gibala’s first book answers the ultimate question: How low can you go?
Gibala’s fascinating quest for the answer makes exercise experts of us all. His work demonstrates that very short, intense bursts of exercise may be the most potent form of workout available. Gibala busts myths (“it’s only for really fit people”), explains astonishing science (“intensity trumps duration”), lays out time-saving life hacks (“exercise snacking”), and describes the fascinating health-promoting value of HIIT (for preventing and reversing disease). Gibala’s latest study found that sedentary people derived the fitness benefits of 150 minutes of traditional endurance training with an interval protocol that involved 80 percent less time and just three minutes of hard exercise per week.
Including the eight best basic interval workouts as well as four microworkouts customized for individual needs and preferences (you may not quite want to go all out every time), The One-Minute Workout solves the number-one reason we don’t exercise: lack of time. Because everyone has one minute.
From the Hardcover edition.
Pie dishes and Cake dishes
How to Measure Baking Utensils
Tips For Ingredients
How to Make Caster Sugar
Basic Baking Tips
Getting Your Tins Ready
What Happened There? – Baking Disasters
My Cake Sank!
Rock Heavy Cake
The Cake Is Too Dry
Oven Temperature Guide
Handy Measures Chart
Sponge Cake – Fail Proof Baking
Rolling out the Pastry
Sausage Pie Recipe
Biscuits and Cookies
Dropped from a Spoon Cookies
Icing and Cake Decorations
Piping Swirls And Spirals
When people of my generation begin talking about their childhoods, especially when they have been brought up in a what we can only call a conventional/ traditional atmosphere, just ask them about the thing they miss most and most of the time, they are going to talk about the scent of freshly baked cakes, cookies, or just anything coming out from the oven, baked by either grandma or by mom!
In fact, the traditional cliché of a stereotyped grandma is the one who made the best chocolate chip cookies for her grandchildren when they came to visit.
So this book is going to bring you back to the joys of baking. Don't worry if you have never baked anything before. Don' worry if your first results or something which even the mutt would cringe at – been there, seen that, grrr, – in fact when the kids asked whether they could borrow the rock buns for a ice – hockey puck, because they had lost theirs, I nearly flung the rock buns at them – so have fun baking.
In her effort to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments. But her discomfort only intensified, leaving her feeling frustrated and perplexed. As she searched for better solutions, she exposed a much bigger problem. Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine—often ineffective and sometimes harmful —exemplified the worst aspects of the U.S. health care system.
The result of six years of intensive investigation, Crooked offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine, and provides practical advice and solutions. Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, specialized bodywork practitioners. She met with many patients whose pain and desperation led them to make life-altering decisions, and with others who triumphed over their limitations.
The result is a brilliant and comprehensive book that is not only important but essential to millions of back pain sufferers, and all types of health care professionals. Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections and painkillers, and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation options—showing, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends, while saving money, time, and considerable anguish. With Crooked, she reveals what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery.
Why Am I so Shy?
Childhood Programming And Shyness
Just “Being Yourself”
Social Behavior and Society
Taking That First Step
Volunteering Your Services
Natural Programming for Survival
Learn Not to Be so Self Absorbed
Just Lending a Helping Hand
Believe it or not, when given the chance to interact socially, unless of course you are a totally outgoing, extroverted sort of person, a large percentage of us may find the going tough. That is because we have been genetically programmed by nature not to be social at first instance. And later on, with the passing of time, and the veneer of civilization adding to the natural instincts, man decided that any sort of social interaction is only going to be among people of his own social standing, and he would talk to men of lower rank only when necessary.
Millenniums have passed since then. However, the situation has changed all over the world, and it is the 21st-century. There is absolutely no rhyme, reason, or security need for you to be wary and chary to go and talk to somebody, because you think your life depends on it. That is not so. So this book is for all those people who absolutely cannot talk to anybody in a social milieu, do not know how to make small talk, or get into a conversation, or interact with anybody just because they are so shy.
Let me tell you something – 2,000 years ago, if you behaved in this antisocial manner, and did not conform to tribal traditions by being a part of a social group, it was possible that you would be destroyed because you were a threat to the whole group. That was because you were definitely not around asking questions on how to survive. You definitely did not take part in any survival exercises and training sessions. Instead you went off all alone to commune with nature, and to talk to the animals and trees, because you were different and could not be bothered to talk to human beings.
In Africa, of course, you would be fed to the Crocodiles. In Asia you would have been put in a large group, with people of your own age group, bullying and tormenting you, until you retaliated. If you were not able to retaliate, it meant that you did not have the spirit to survive. So next sacrificial session, you would have been sacrificed to the mother earth, because nobody would be willing to carry your burden.
Hoping for the stability he needs to start a family, Jauhar accepts a position at a massive teaching hospital on the outskirts of Queens. With a decade's worth of elite medical training behind him, he is eager to settle down and reap the rewards of countless sleepless nights. Instead, he is confronted with sobering truths. Doctors' morale is low and getting lower. Blatant cronyism determines patient referrals, corporate ties distort medical decisions, and unnecessary tests are routinely performed in order to generate income. Meanwhile, a single patient in Jauhar's hospital might see fifteen specialists in one stay and still fail to receive a full picture of his actual condition.
Provoked by his unsettling experiences, Jauhar has written an introspective memoir that is also an impassioned plea for reform. With American medicine at a crossroads, Doctored is the important work of a writer unafraid to challenge the establishment and incite controversy.
HEALING WITH FRUIT
Table of Contents
Redness in the Eyes
Nausea and Sunstroke
Constipation And Acidity
Grapes for Eye Ailments
Chronic Fever and TB
Oranges and Lemons
Oranges For Your Immunity System
Lemon Juice Cure
Lemons for Your Teeth
Gall Stones and Kidney Stones
Protection for Summer
Watermelons, Musk melons, and Cantaloupes
Hysteria, Neurosis, and Madness
Many naturopaths know that vegetables and fruits are excellent healers, but most of these timeworn remedies have been lost, just because we are so used to popping pills and taking short-term shortcuts in healing ourselves.
Nature has made our body so adaptable, taking into view its bio – physiological makeup that fruit, vegetables, spices, and other natural products are extremely beneficial in helping to heal natural ailments.
This book is going to tell you all about these natural remedies which have been practiced down the millenniums by Wise Men down the ages, to help heal and cure problems. These remedies were also supported with natural products like milk, butter, and yogurt along with honey to provide the body with its deficiency of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates, which may have been the possible causes of deficiency diseases.
Down the ages, men have been using ginger, onions, garlic, radishes, lemons, apples, carrots, different vegetables, herbs, spices, and milk products like yogurt, butter, and milk to provide man with nourishment as well as healing natural materials. However, these remedies were also supplemented with lots of fruit, which would help in helping keeping him healthy. So pick out your favorite fruit and see how it is going to cure you of common ailments.
When may a fever be beneficial?
Why do pregnant women get morning sickness?
How do certain viruses "manipulate" their hosts into infecting others?
What evolutionary factors may be responsible for depression and panic disorder?
Deftly summarizing research on disorders ranging from allergies to Alzheimer's, and form cancer to Huntington's chorea, Why We Get Sick, answers these questions and more. The result is a book that will revolutionize our attitudes toward illness and will intrigue and instruct lay person and medical practitioners alike.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
How Does Constipation Happen
Symptoms of Constipation
Reasons for Chronic Constipation
Increasing your liquid intake
Irregular Bowel Movement Habits
Factors Encouraging Constipation
Curing Constipation Naturally
Carrots and Citrus Fruits
Constipation is one of the ailments besetting mankind down the ages. Believe it or not, there were ancient Eastern medical treatises written in olden days, which had about 236 natural remedies to cure constipation. So for a person who is lucky enough not to know what constipation is, it is not being able to empty the elementary canal naturally and regularly. This is a condition usually accompanied with hard fecal nodules.
Constipation is one of the elements, which is often a part of human discussion, especially in social gatherings. When people begin to talk about their health, the conversation is going to go around to anybody asking the audience if they know any cure for constipation. Well brought up people may think this rather vulgar, but that is how matters stand. Nevertheless, as every human being has faced this problem sometime or the other in his life, it is an integral part of the social and natural identity of mankind.
of the greatest joys in life is for you or your partner to conceive and carry a
child. Fertility for Beginners is
your guide to healthy and effective methods for increasing your fertility
naturally, and getting one step closer to becoming pregnant.
you have been trying to conceive for some time, or perhaps you are just
beginning to explore your options. With supportive advice and practical steps, Fertility for Beginners will show you
how to make simple changes to your lifestyle and diet in order to improve your
fertility naturally. Lifestyle changes can have as much effect on fertility as
medical issues or medical intervention. And this handy starter guide gives you
the tools you need to eat healthy, reduce stress, and treat your body kindly in
order to naturally induce fertility and prepare your body for conception.
Fertility for Beginners will coach you through
the basics of increasing fertility naturally with:
· A primer on the science
of fertility, and how to chart your body’s fertility cycle
· Useful tips for ways to
cultivate a healthy lifestyle for greater fertility, including stress
management, suggested tests, and natural treatments to consider
· Information on how to
nourish your body to improve fertility, including what foods to eat and what foods
· A 7-day fertility meal
plan to help you begin the Fertility Diet, with numerous delectable recipes like
Baked Apples with Almonds and Honey, or Citrus-Soy Salmon
Fertility for Beginners will help you increase
your fertility naturally so you can take the worry out of conceiving a child,
and instead enjoy this special time in your life.
The Importance of Vitamin C in Your Diet
Gaining Full Benefit of Vegetables and Fruit
How to Use Vegetables Effectively
Fruit Juice Cures
Cough and cold
Healthy Vegetarian Dishes
Traditional Pizza sauce –Passata sauce
Spinach With Cream
For centuries people have been very particular about the things they eat. What should be eaten, what should not be eaten, what should be eaten within its spanned season, and other factors related to food, are a part and parcel of our daily lives.
This book is going to give you plenty of information about how a vegetarian diet can keep you healthy and long-lived, along with a number of recipes, which you can incorporate into your lifestyle right now. And for all those people who cannot do without their pizzas, one of the recipes is going to include a magnificent traditional pizza recipe.
Down the ages, people have known that they are some essential nutrients, which are available only in the bounty of nature, and which cannot be obtained by any other resource. These are vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and other essential nutrients, which are necessary to keep you healthy and strong.
Thousands of people make an early exit each year and arrive on medical examiner Jan Garavaglia’s table. What is particularly sad about this is that many of these deaths could easily have been prevented. Although Dr. Garavaglia, or Dr. G, as she’s known to many, could not tell these individuals how to avoid their fates, we can benefit from her experience and profound insight into the choices we make each day.
In How Not to Die, Dr. G acts as a medical detective to identify the often-unintentional ways we harm our bodies, then shows us how to use that information to live better and smarter. She provides startling tips on how to make wise choices so that we don’t have to see her, or someone like her, for a good, long time.
• In “Highway to the Morgue,” we learn the one commonsense safety tip that can prevent deadly accidents—and the reason you should never drive with the windows half open
• “Code Blue” teaches us how to increase our chances of leaving the hospital alive—and how to insist that everyone caring for you practice the easiest hygiene method around
• “Everyday Dangers” informs us why neat freaks live longer—and the best ways to stay safe in a car during a lightning storm
Using anecdotes from her cases and a liberal dose of humor, Dr. G gives us her prescription for living a healthier, better, longer life—and unlike many doctors’ orders, this one is surprisingly easy to follow.
From the Hardcover edition.
Filtering and Purification
Different Layers Filtration, Traditional Method
Going Back To Boiling Water
SODIS - Solar Water Disinfection
Building Fire Without Matches – Tips
If you enjoy browsing through survival and disaster management books, it is a given that you are looking for books, where you can get tips and techniques on proper water management, conservation, and how to have drinking water, ready at hand in situations of survival, camping, traveling, and even in your house.
This book is going to give you lots of commonsense ways and methods, some modern, some traditional, and technical, so that you can get to know how man has managed to survive in areas where there is a lack of water, the water has been contaminated, or the water sources are drying up, and he has to make do with the amount he has at hand.
In many parts of the world, it is very easy for you to get access to potable water, because of the administration supplying you clean, filtered, and chlorine water regularly, through your pipes and through your taps, possibly 24/7.
But for others in remote areas, where water sources may still be underground wells, which are tapping into underground rivers, nearby freshwater streams and other natural sources of water are the only way in which they can get water to drink and to survive, having large amounts of water ready at hand, to use, and even to waste is still a pipe dream, no pun intended.
And even more so, when the streets are waterlogged in a flood, or the rains have been relentless.
I have been to many parts of the world, where my hosts told me – just do not drink straight from the taps will you, and you are going to be all right.
In his New York Times bestseller Wheat Belly, Dr. William Davis changed the lives of millions of people by teaching them to remove grains from their diets to reverse years of chronic health damage. In Undoctored, he goes beyond cutting grains to help you take charge of your own health. This groundbreaking exposé reveals how millions of people are given dietary recommendations crafted by big business, are prescribed unnecessary medications, and undergo unwarranted procedures to feed revenue-hungry healthcare systems.
With Undoctored, the code to health care has been cracked—Dr. Davis will help you create a comprehensive program to reduce, reverse, and cure hundreds of common health conditions and break your dependence on prescription drugs. By applying simple strategies while harnessing the collective wisdom of new online technologies, you can break free of a healthcare industry that puts profits over health.
Undoctored is the spark of a new movement in health that places the individual, not the doctor, at the center. His plan contains features like:
• A step-by-step guide to eliminating prescription medications
• Tips on how to distinguish good medical advice from bad
• 42 recipes to guide you through the revolutionary 6-week program
Undoctored gives you all the tools you need to manage your own health and sidestep the misguided motives of a profit-driven medical system.
Learn the Art of Natural Dyeing
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Steps for Dyeing
Preparation of Your Fabric
Bleaching Your Goods
Tying before Dyeing
Preparing the Dyes
Different Types of Natural Dyes
Coloring Wool Blue
Coloring Wool Purple
Coloring Silk Green
Coloring Cotton Sky-Blue
Coloring Clothes Brown
Black Dye for Linen, Wool, and Cotton Goods
Coloring Wool Green
Coloring Silk Crimson
Dyeing Silk Pale Pink
Getting a Deep Red Color
Traditional Turmeric Dye
Using Woad to Get a Blue Tint
Dark Blue Color
Cinnamon Brown Color
Olive Green Color
Ferrous sulfate –
Stannous Chloride – tin
Chrome – Potassium Dichromate
Copper Sulfate –
Last Finishing Touches
Whenever members of my family have to move for official duty, all over the globe, they asked me what I want from their new posting. And my answer is always invariably, traditional textiles, and that is all I have, a really good collection of traditional textiles made locally.
Below is an excellent example of traditional dyeing, an art which has been practiced in many parts of the world, for millenniums. So this book is going to tell you all about how you can enjoy a brand-new activity, that of dyeing, as done in the East and in the West with natural products.
You can see the neck in a different color design, and the border of the shirt made up with a white traditional border design. All I have to do is press this cloth after washing it, pressing it, and then cutting it, according to my own specifications and stitching it to make an excellent tie-dye shirt.
So now let us begin with the art of dyeing, which is almost forgotten today, even though once upon a time with a great number of chemicals dyes coming into the market in the Victorian era, every single piece of cloth was dyed in really colorful, discordant, and really bright hues.
If you look at some of the clothing worn by women in the 18th and 19th century, you should not be surprised if they wore dresses made up with green, orange, vermilion, scarlet, red, pink, and any other color of their choice, all mixed together like that of a colorful parakeet.
And that was the fashion. Today, we are going to call that loud fashion sense “noisy and tasteless.” That is because it is possible that we prefer more subdued colors instead of dark and clashing colors all mixed up in rainbow hues in just one garment. But at that time, the more colorful the attire, the more that woman was considered to be fashionable.
Tie-dye traditionally happens to be the art of resistance dyeing. You can get distinctive patterns by just tying the fabric into pleats, folds, knots, and even scrunches. This is going to prevent the dye from penetrating certain areas. My mother told me that she and her younger sister were taught a particular subject, at school in England after the 2nd world war, called Domestic Science, and these types of courses were even taught at the college level.
I was looking in my aunt’s practical books, and found plenty of tie and dye patterns, which had to be made by the students, in order to pass the Degree Course.
These techniques have been around for centuries, all over the world, especially in West Africa, where it is called batik, in Asia, and in southeastern Asia. The flower children of course used to wear plenty of tie and dye clothing, in the 50s and 60s and this particular dress happened to be emblematic of the free-spirited day and age of that particular era. These clothes were accompanied with lots of beads and huge chunky jewelry.
So let us begin with tips on how to dye properly.
Fast food is far more than just the burgers, fries, and burritos served at chain restaurants; it is also the toxic, human-engineered products found in every grocery store across America. These include: cold breakfast cereals; commercial and preserved (deli) meats and cheeses; sandwich breads and buns; chips, pretzels, and crackers; fried foods; energy bars; and soft drinks. Fast foods have become the primary source of calories in the United States and consequently the most far-reaching and destructive influence on our population. The indisputable truth is that our highly processed diet is the source of a national health crisis that is exploding into a genocide with unseen tragic implications.
Heart attacks, strokes, cancer, obesity, ADHD, autism, allergies, and autoimmune diseases all have the same root cause – our addiction to toxic ingredients. New York Times bestselling author, board-certified physician, nutritional researcher, and leading voice in the health field Joel Fuhrman, M.D., explains why the problem of poor nutrition is deeper, more serious, and more pervasive than anyone imagined.
Fast Food Genocide draws on twenty-five years of clinical experience and research to confront our fundamental beliefs about the impact of what we eat. This book identifies issues at the heart of our country’s most urgent problems. Fast food kills, but it also perpetuates bigotry and derails the American dream of equal opportunity and happiness for all. It leaves behind a wake of destruction creating millions of medically dependent and sickly people burdened with poor-quality lives.
The solution hiding in plain sight — a nutrientdense healthful diet — can save lives and enable humans to reach their intellectual potential and achieve successful and fulfilling lives. Dr. Fuhrman offers a life-changing, scientifically sound approach that can alter American history and perhaps save your life in the process.
Benefiting Tips for Fruit
Fruit in Its Natural State
Fruit as Food Substitution
Healing through Fruit
As a Pimple Cure
Nausea and Giddiness
Lemon for Weight Loss
Bananas for Weight Gain
Bananas for Stomach Ailments
Boils and Carbuncles
Pomegranates for Your Teeth
In ancient times, it was said that the Wise men were very careful about their diets. They ate meat very rarely. However, their diet was totally made up of roots, spices, nuts, vegetables and fruit. According to their knowledge, this was the way in which they could ensure good health, absence of diseases and also promote longevity.
Nevertheless, it is a sad thing that in the 21st century, not many of us know how to eat fruit properly. Yes, there is a method of eating fruit in order to gain the proper benefits of fruit. In ancient times, people also knew the rules went to eat fruit in which season and under what circumstances and in which amounts.
That was to prevent people from gorging on fruit. This was a natural reaction, especially when they were extremely hungry and suddenly found themselves confronted with trees and trees of fruit ready to be picked and eaten.
In ancient times, it was said that any fruit which belonged to one particular season had to be eaten in that season itself. That was because nature had made it to benefit the human body, only in that season. That is why seasonal fruits in tropical areas like mangoes, melons, guavas, and cantaloupes grew only in the summer so that they could provide human beings with refreshment as well as plenty of water content which they needed in the summer.
“Every once in a while a book comes along that rocks the foundations of an established order that's seriously in need of being shaken. The modern American hospital is that establishment and Unaccountable is that book.”-Shannon Brownlee, author of Overtreated
Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawande's bestselling The Checklist Manifesto. As a busy surgeon who has worked in many of the best hospitals in the nation, he can testify to the amazing power of modern medicine to cure. But he's also been a witness to a medical culture that routinely leaves surgical sponges inside patients, amputates the wrong limbs, and overdoses children because of sloppy handwriting.
Over the last ten years, neither error rates nor costs have come down, despite scientific progress and efforts to curb expenses. Why? To patients, the healthcare system is a black box. Doctors and hospitals are unaccountable, and the lack of transparency leaves both bad doctors and systemic flaws unchecked. Patients need to know more of what healthcare workers know, so they can make informed choices. Accountability in healthcare would expose dangerous doctors, reward good performance, and force positive change nationally, using the power of the free market.
Unaccountable is a powerful, no-nonsense, non-partisan diagnosis for healing our hospitals and reforming our broken healthcare system.
--Design Your Label
Collecting Your Basic Ingredients
--Fuller’s Earth Preparations
--Orange Peel Powder
--How to make Rose water
--Making Your Own Infused Oil
--The Slow Sun Method
--Quick Kitchen Method:
--Making Salves And Liniments
Simple Perfumed Ointments
--Winter Ointment Remedies
--Winter Natural Chilblains Remedy
Clarified Butter As Beauty Cream/Healing Base
--Making Clarified Butter in Your Kitchen
--Recognizing Pure Clarified Butter
The natural beauty health product business is a billion-dollar industry, of which the demand is growing monumentally day by day. That is because more and more people are looking towards natural and organic solutions of the ever youthful look or getting rid of skin diseases, wrinkles, pimples, or just looking squeaky clean and fresh.
The instinctive nature of human beings to hold on to their youth, and the smooth attractive skin of that time is one of the reasons why so many people are looking for alternatives, which supposedly give them a fresh lease on looking young and looking attractive. That is the reason why you see so many brands in the market today, marketing products with supposedly exotic ingredients or secret ingredients. This is the oldest marketing stunt and wheeze, which has been practiced down the ages and it is going to continue in the year 5000.
If you stood on a market street corner in ancient Egypt, there would be some pattering show man, talking all about a magic cream, which he had learned from his Gypsy ancestors who were wise good witches. They used a secret ingredient, which were the rays of the moon, collected on a full moon’s night, with a golden spoon. And as the full moon on that special night was in her full bloom of youth and beauty, so would everyone who would pay 10 obols would get the secret of the gods. Also, he would give anyone a powerful magical elixir, which would keep him looking young and attractive for as long as he wished.
Today those same showmen on the billboards talk about the same magical mysterious elixirs, lotions, and potions which have the secret ingredient of that X factor, found only by dedicated researchers in the labs and because of their truly altruistic motives and natures, they are going to give you 10 g of this precious rare cream at a bargain basement price of $149.99, when they were selling it yesterday globally at $259.99.
And you buy it. And because you think that it is so expensive it is going to do something to you, you ought to suggest yourself into thinking that you are looking much youthful and younger. Let me tell you that even if you applied ordinary olive oil and milk cream upon your face, scrubbed it, and cleansed it, your skin would feel softer, look younger, and more youthful looking. That is because you had moisturized it and got rid of the extra layer of dirt, grime, and dead cells.
"Get your hands on this book."-Bill Moyers
This groundbreaking book, based on thirty years' research, demonstrates that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them-the well-off and the poor. The remarkable data the book lays out and the measures it uses are like a spirit level which we can hold up to compare different societies. The differences revealed, even between rich market democracies, are striking. Almost every modern social and environmental problem-ill health, lack of community life, violence, drugs, obesity, mental illness, long working hours, big prison populations-is more likely to occur in a less equal society. The book goes to the heart of the apparent contrast between material success and social failure in many modern national societies.
The Spirit Level does not simply provide a diagnosis of our ills, but provides invaluable instruction in shifting the balance from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more collaborative society. It shows a way out of the social and environmental problems which beset us, and opens up a major new approach to improving the real quality of life, not just for the poor but for everyone. It is, in its conclusion, an optimistic book, which should revitalize politics and provide a new way of thinking about how we organize human communities.