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Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science.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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Choosing the Right Pot
Collection of Seeds
Quality of Goods Seeds
Successful Germination Tips
Season for Sowing
Proper Method of Sowing Seeds
Seed Sowing Depth
Time for Repotting Your Plants
Operation of Potting
Well Watered Plants
“Do me a favor,” you are going to say, “what do I need to know all about pot culture? I am an experienced gardener, and I know how to move one plant from one container to another. What other tips and techniques can you teach me about potting, containers, and other information about pots?”
Well, my friend, this book is going to tell you all about how you can cultivate all kinds of plants or even the choicer kinds of plants, as well as grow seeds in pots. Along with that, you are going to learn more about pot maintenance, and make sure that you have these containers in which you have invested so much money lasting you a long, long time.
Along with this, you are going to get tips about drainage, the best organic soil, and even a little bit of information on seed sowing.
Remember that plants may be propagated in two ways – by seed or by vegetative means such as cuttings, grafts and layers. When we are planting them by seeds, we will have to plant them either straight into the earth, outdoors, or in containers and in pots beforehand whether they can grow up into seedlings. The seedlings are then going to be transplanted into their permanent positions when they have reached a height of about 4 to 5 inches.
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.
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.
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.
Drafting of Trousers and Slacks
Attaching the Zipper
Drafting of Pleated Pants
Fitting for a Flat Derrière
Fitting the full Derrière
Pants with Additional Pleats
Baggy Trousers Draft
How to Sew and Assemble Baggy Trousers
I once remembered a pep talk being given by a baseball coach, to his team, which was not very enthusiastic about the coming baseball game. “So,” he thundered, “what is so scary about that other team? They also put their pants on one leg at a time, don't they.”
His team won the game. After all pants are such necessary parts of our outfit, that we do not bother much about their importance in our lives and in fashionable style. In the 1950s pants had 2 and 4 pleats, they were baggy and then the time came for elephant bottom and bell bottom pants.
Ladies used to wear stylish slacks and jeans were nondenominational and universal. Pants are also known as trousers, but the cutting principles are the same. The draft of a plain pant without any pleats can be done by adding in extra for the pleats at the center top. In the same manner, narrow bottom trouser drafts can be changed into bell pants after making changes at the knee portion and at the bottom of the pants.
While taking the measurement of the pants, you have to make sure that the pants have to be adjusted so that they can fit up to the crotch to the extent desired. After that, you have to stand straight so that the body rests well on the legs with the feet about 8 inches apart, so as to give free play for measurements.
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.
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.
"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
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.
The Mindbody Prescription is your invaluable key to a healthy and pain-free life.
Tips While Drafting
Knowing More about Scale Measurements
Table for Different Scale Measurements
Method of Scale Calculation
18 – 28 inches
25 – 28 inches
29 inches – 36 inches
More Than 36 Inches Chest Measurement
Common Terms Used In Drafting
Drafting of Upper Body Garments
Drafting for Lower Body Garments
Front Part of the Bodice
Back Part of the Bodice
The first two books in our series have given you information about the basics of stitch craft, and how you are going to measure the figure properly so that you can start setting out your drafting pattern.
Drafting is the method with which you are going to draw the pattern of a garment, a given measurement on a piece of paper. Proper drafting is a systematic method which involves a number of steps. Some of the measurements are going to be lengthwise and some of them are going to be widthwise.
Proper drafting is going to depend on three important factors. The first is of course the proper layout, proper pattern making and after that, the cutting of the cloth properly.
So if you do not know the basics of proper drafting, and the layout of the design, you are going to have great trouble making up the pattern with just haphazard and topsy-turvy knowledge. When I was a child, I used to see plenty of experienced tailors who just took a couple of measurements, with their inch tape and with their eyes. After that they did some mathematical calculations in the air with their fingers, and noted down some numbers on a piece of paper. After that, it was fascinating the way they just picked up a pair of heavy shears, folded the cloth so that the lower part was facing towards them.
And then they picked up a piece of tailor’s chalk, held down the cloth with something heavy so that it did not wrinkle up, took their tape measurements, and measured out the cloth properly. After that they did the cutting and then they gave the stitching work to their underlings.
Hopefully, after we read this book, I and you are going to be so proficient in the basics of grafting, that we are going to understand each and every line on a drafting pattern and exactly what it means.
For this, of course, we will need to know all about proper drafting, the proper layout of the cloth, and making patterns.
So let us start with drafting.
What is the difference between drafting and laying out the pattern? Drafting is the drawing out of the pattern on a piece of paper. Laying out the pattern is cutting out the pieces of paper, according to the drafted design and then laying out the different pieces of paper properly on the cloth. After that we are going to cut the cloth, according to the pattern.
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 expose 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 bad42 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.
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.
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. 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.
Ancient Water Drinking Rules
Use of Water Down the Ages
Benefits of a Cold Water Bath
This book is for all of those people who know that, yes, water has been used since ancient times to cure diseases permanently, and also have heard something about hydrotherapy, which means treatment with the use of water. I am going to touch upon the subject of hydrotherapy, without going into too much of a detail, in this book, which is going to be confined to how water can be used as a curative for a number of diseases and also to prevent them from occurring in your body.
You are going to get to know how just that glassful of water – pure water, and definitely not bottled and mineral water, or perhaps that water which has been subjected to extensive additions of chlorine, these 21st-century modern innovations do not work - is going to keep you healthy, and also get rid of all the toxins in your body.
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.
Skin Cleansing Rubs
For Oily Skin
Dull and Lifeless Hair
Problems of Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis And Mud Therapy
Benefits of Using Mud
Local Application of Mud
Benefits of Mud Packs
Having a Mud Bath
Natural Skin Lightening and Anti-Tanning Methods
Getting Rid of Wrinkles
An Oil Polish
Thick Brows and Eyelashes
Preventing Chapped Lips
Smoothing Rough Skin
Getting Rid of Corns
Getting Rid of Warts and Moles.
I was reading one of my favorite authors, Rex Stout, and Archie Goodwin, my favorite narrator spoke about one of their clients who he did not like. She was loudmouthed, rude, overdressed, and he was glad to see that he had an excuse not to like her. She had an unwashed neck.
I gave a grin of smug and superior pomposity. Washing behind my ears, and washing my neck properly every day when having a bath had been drilled into me when I was a baby. So I had a squeaky clean neck, hurray, hurray. But it looked like I had been neglecting my elbows and my knees and also my feet. That comes of having no time for leisurely showers because one is in too much of a hurry to shower, get ready, and get out of the house in time to catch the morning’s rush to the rat race.
Even if you are not rushing around, and you have all the time in the world to have a long leisurely bath with all those lotions, potions, bath salts, and all those chemical-based stuffs, let us look at natural methods which are going to add to a clean body and exterior.
These notions of elementary hygiene and cleanliness were disregarded, in many parts of the world, especially in Europe for centuries, but in other parts of the world, especially in ancient civilizations like Egypt, Persia, Babylon, China, Japan, and even ancient Europe, traditional beauty recipes to take care of the body and keep it young, youthful looking, and beautiful were handed down from grandmother to grandchild, and utilized.
Nowadays, so many of us are so busy buying really expensive brand name cosmetics, and slathering them all over our skins, that we have forgotten all about natural-based traditional methods which have been in use for millenniums, especially in body and hand care.
People always admire beautiful and well-maintained hands because they are about as expressive and appealing a feature to enhance your personality as a beautifully formed and made up youthful looking face is.
The time spent upon taking care of your hands, feet, and the rest of your body can never be thought wasted. However, hands and feet and other parts of your body only get a fraction of the care and attention, we lavish upon our faces.
If you think that a hand is not expressive look at the soft and smooth, graceful gestures of a dancer using both her hands to express a variety and gamut of emotions. It is sheer poetry and you may often have seen women using their hands so gracefully even in normal day-to-day gestures. This may make you feel so envious.
Being quite human ourselves, we look at the ill cared for, rough skinned, and possibly red hands and decided that we are going to do something about it tomorrow.
Well, tomorrow is here today, and this book is going to tell you all about traditional recipes made from items found right there in your kitchen, and in any traditional kitchen, with natural products.
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.
Properly Proportioned Figure
This is when somebody is taller or shorter than the normal size. This is going to make the rest of the body not properly proportionate when compared to the upper portion or the lower portion of the body.
Stout and Short Figure
Tall Anorexic Stick Thin Figure
Stiff Military Figure
Stooping Hunchbacked Figure
Prominent Chest or Bust
Prominent and Flat Hips
Different Parts of Anatomy
Lengthwise Measurements and Girth Wise Measurements
Relative Length Measurements in Men
Relative Girth Measurements in Men
Relative Girth Measurement in Ladies
Height and Girth Measurements
Fashion Lengths For Different Garments
Shirts, Jackets and Trousers
A Short Coat
Bodyrise and Leg Girth Measurements
Easy to Remember Tips While Measuring
Relationship Between Body Measurements
The Relationship between the Length and the Width –
The Relationship between the Shoulder and the Chest
Relationship Between the Chest and the Neck
Standard Measurements for a Normal Figure
Scale Formula for Depth of Scye
Body Rise Measurement
Learning about the Metric System
Now that we know a little bit more about preparation of the fabric – see volume I – and how to fold it before it is cut, we come to the most important part, designing dresses. This is taking your measurements and after that we are going to start doing the pattern drafting in volume III.
So while you are measuring, you have to remember these important points – garment cutting is based on measurements and that is why every inch is going to count. Also, you have to give some allowance to many parts of the garments so that you do not find yourself bursting out of it because it has been cut too tight and there was no way in which you could loosen it.
Apart from that, you need to know the personal requirements regarding the style, fit, pockets, shape, buttons, color, ideas about what is wanted, before taking measurements. If you are making a dress for yourself, remember to look at all the design options available out there, so that you can find something which suits you best.
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.
Choosing the Right Soil
Soil Color and Fertility
Preparation of the Soil
Best Time for Seed Sowing
The Thinning Process
Staking Your Annuals
Cultivation and Maintenance
Watering your Plants
List of Hardy annuals
Half Hardy Annuals
Annuals Suitable for Cutting Purposes –
Annuals for autumn blooming –
Half Hardy Annuals for Edging Your Border
Knowing More about Biennials
Sowing the seeds
Preparing the Ground
List of Popular Biennials
Choosing the Plants
The Jasmine Family and Plumeria
Useful Gardening Tips
Propagation through Buds
Preparing a bud
Grafting Wax Solutions
Division of Species
Terrestrial orchids –
Epiphytic Orchids –
Cultivation of Orchids
Cultivation of Orchids at High Altitudes
Propagation of Orchids
Making an Orchid House
Types of Popular Orchids Varieties
Cypripedium – Lady Slipper Orchid genus
Why Re-Pot a Plant
How To Grow Roses
Types and Varieties of Roses
Preparation of the Soil
Why Stake Your Roses
Organic Manure for Roses
Pruning Your Roses
Subsequent Pruning –
Other Types of Roses
General Management of Rose Plants
Rose Pests and Diseases
How to Make Rose Water
How to Make a Rose Potpourri
Knowing More about Azaleas
Cultivation of Rhododendrons
Soil for Your Rhododendrons
Shade and Shelter for Your Rhododendrons
Effect of Wind and Sun
So How Do You Get the Best Shade for Your Rhododendrons?
Shade Plants to Avoid
Best Sheltering Plants
Pests and Diseases
Rhododendron Types and Hybrids
Planning a Border
Preparing Your Border
General Cultivation Tips
Planting of Shrubs
List of Different Color Plants
Borders of Just One Color
Getting a Period Border
General Herbaceous Borders
Choosing the Right Background
Staking and Supports
Growing a Shrub Border
Using Bulbs in Your Border
Planting Your Bulbs
Border Bulbs – Hyacinth and Crocus
Management of your Borders
Traditional Control of Slugs
There are far too many people out there who are under the impression that you cannot have a beautiful garden without spending huge amounts of money. That is so not true. A little bit of planning and this fallacy is going to fall to pieces by the wayside. Those who are grown annuals for years are going to give this statement the lie gladly.
Their initial investment must have been just a packet of seeds. The next year, the plants were grown from the seeds collected from the previous years’ crop.
Do not forget that the life of an annual is limited to just 12 months and so you must not expect them to grow up and bloom again the next year, unless of course you allowed the seeds to lie in the bed without collecting them. That is when they are going to bloom up just like weeds with a little bit of rain, and with the coming of the spring.
One of the great advantages of annuals is that they are quite easy to grow and flourish in your garden over a long period. The most common are well known to even amateur gardeners who can recognize a cornflower, nasturtiums, Virginia stock and Candytuft. These are very beautiful in themselves, but every gardener is growing them in his garden.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions.
A woman troubled by pornographic dreams about Tom Jones. An 80-year-old man who can't remember why he's come to see the doctor. A woman with a common cold demanding (but not receiving) antibiotics. A man with a sore knee. A young woman who has been trying to conceive for a while but now finds herself pregnant and isn't sure she wants to go through with it. A 7-year-old boy with 'tummy aches' that don't really exist.
These are his patients.
Confessions of a GP is a witty insight into the life of a family doctor. Funny and moving in equal measure it will change the way you look at your GP next time you pop in with the sniffles.
How to Skeletonize Leaves
Drying Flowers Naturally
Traditional Drying with Sand
Preparing Your Flowers for Drying
Two Ways of Drying Flowers – Face up and Face Down
Dry Filler Items
Drying with Silica Gel
How to Prevent Over – Drying
Air Drying Methods and Glycerin
Assembling Your Flowers
Dried Flower Projects
Flower and Herb Leaf Ideas
How to Make a Rose Potpourri
The art of floral preservation has been en vogue for millenniums, all over the world, in some form or the other. You may have heard of dried flowers, dried herbs, dried seeds, bark, roots, and even potpourri. The only reason why I would want to live in the age of Cleopatra is that the ancient Egyptians knew all about a flower preservation method with which flowers kept their original color, shape, and looks for more than 6 months after they had been cut. Cleopatra’s rooms were full of these flowers.
Unfortunately, we have lost this method of preserving flowers, with the burning of the library at Alexandria. However, even up to 1638, Signor Ferrari living in Siena – Italy – described how flowers could be preserved and kept everlasting and alive.
Nevertheless, the flowers that we dry today do not have their original color not do they have the rich feel of a thing alive. What we have is something mummified because it has been dried in sand and silica gel.
When I was a child, I asked my science teacher to give me a little bit of silica gel because I wanted to preserve all the flowers in our garden in all their colors, and that nice gentleman told me that the colors changed and turn brown, when the water content was removed from that particular plant. I believe that was the first disappointment in my young life, because I wanted all of those colors and their shapes to last forever. But, well, that secret has gone with the ancient Egyptians.
Nevertheless, today we are drying flowers, through air drying processes, and this book is going to tell you all about how you can create things of beauty from dried flowers, and anything natural, which you can dry and turn into a thing of beauty and a joy forever.
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.
Choosing an Aquarium
Fabricating an Aquarium
Placing Your Aquarium
Rearing of Fish
How Many Fish to an Aquarium?
Right Fish Combinations
Adding More Fish
Fish Care During Your Absence
Egg Layers and Live Bearers
So you have finally designed your home’s interior to your own satisfaction. The furniture, the curtains and all the decorative ornaments have been put in place. However, there is something missing, which could enhance the aesthetic beauty of your house. This is possibly an aquarium.
Ornamental fish keeping has become a multimillion dollar modern-day art and business. Everyone wants to enjoy the beauty of exotic fish as well as attractive water plants. In fact, many doctors prescribe keeping aquariums in the houses of their stressed-out patients, so that they can look at the calm and tranquil movements of the fish moving about in their aquatic abode and thus relax.
Once upon a time, aquariums were used to decorate the entrance of houses. However, nowadays, this business has grown from $8.9 billion in 2012 with an annual growth of 10% per annum! The USA is the largest market in the world of ornamental fish, importing fish worth $500 million each year, followed by the European Union and then Japan.
When I was a youngster, father being the DIY type built an aquarium and stocked it with goldfish, neon tetras, Veil-tails and black Mollies. These were the only fish varieties available in the city at that time because nobody knew much about aquariums or fishes as pets/drawing room ornamentations.
Nevertheless, people came, people saw, people admired, and people wanted. Within a month the whole neighborhood had aquariums and had begun to vie with each other to get more and more exotic and possibly expensive stock.
And most of these experiments failed, because these people did not know much about aquarium care and fish care. This book is going to give you that basic information, so that you can choose your fish varieties, care for them, and even have an interesting long time hobby which relaxes and entertains you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The nation’s economy is in trouble, but there’s one cash crop that has the potential to turn it around: cannabis (also known as marijuana and hemp). According to Time, the legal medicinal cannabis economy already generates $200 million annually in taxable proceeds from a mere two hundred thousand registered medical users in just fourteen states.
But, thanks to Nixon and the War on Drugs, cannabis is still synonymous with heroin on the federal level even though it has won mainstream acceptance nationwide.
ABC News reports that underground cannabis’s $35.8 billion annual revenues already exceed the combined value of corn ($23.3 billion) and wheat ($7.5 billion). Considering the economic impact of Prohibition—and its repeal—Too High to Fail isn’t a commune-dweller’s utopian rant, it’s an objectively (if humorously) reported account of how one plant can drastically change the shape of our country, culturally, politically, and economically.
Too High to Fail covers everything from a brief history of hemp to an insider’s perspective on a growing season in Mendocino County, where cannabis drives 80 percent of the economy (to the tune of $6 billion annually). Investigative journalist Doug Fine follows one plant from seed to patient in the first American county to fully legalize and regulate cannabis farming. He profiles an issue of critical importance to lawmakers, media pundits, and ordinary Americans—whether or not they inhale. It’s a wild ride that includes swooping helicopters, college tuitions paid with cash, cannabis-friendly sheriffs, and never-before-gained access to the world of the emerging legitimate, taxpaying “ganjaprenneur.”
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.
The Cannabis Spa at Home contains more than seventy-five cannabis spa recipes free of preservatives and major allergens that can be prepared in the home kitchen or professional spa with wholesome herbal ingredients.
Cannabis spa isn’t new—cannabis has been used for thousands of years for external use in the traditional health practices of Eastern cultures. In locations where cannabis has renewed legal status today, cannabis spa potions such as lotions, salves, poultices, scrubs, and baths are being rediscovered as a healthy alternative for managing pain, soothing irritated skin, and enhancing the spa experience.
In The Cannabis Spa at Home, you’ll discover which spa preparations provide local healing—and which have potential for a more euphoric experience. You’ll also learn how to make:
Refrigerated and shelf-stable cannabis lotions, creams, balms, and masks
Emulsions, cannabis base oils, cannabis herbal poultices, aromatherapy essence water, cannabis bath salts, and foot and hand soaks
Edible treats such as luscious spa nosh, hemp smoothies, and cannabis bhang