My Itchy Body is a fact-filled book about everything that itches: the causes, the cures, the myths, and the reality. Medically accurate information is presented in fun and lively text, and illustrated with a comic touch. Includes fun facts and sidebars, and a glossary.
Turmeric for Healing
Cultivation of Turmeric
Storing Fresh Turmeric
Turmeric for Beauty
The Danger of Online Incomplete Knowledge regarding the Usage of Natural Medicine, including Turmeric
In my previous books, where I have written extensively about herbs, especially when they are used for healing, in cuisine and for beauty, I have normally spoken about herbs which are found globally. However, thanks to the state-of-the-art transport system of the 21st century, I can talk about herbs, which were once unavailable to the common people in other lands and native to only just one particular part of the globe. And that is the reason why the healing qualities of many local and native herbs, like ginseng, lemongrass, and other such herbs, which were possibly not available to people in other corners of the earth were overlooked for centuries.
But that is definitely not the situation today. You can walk into any city market and request spices from all corners of the world and you just have to ask and you will be given. And that is why today, we are going to be talking about one of the most powerful healing herbs available in the world today, to mankind, turmeric.
Turmeric belongs to the ginger family, and it is a rhizome. It originated in the southwest part of the Indian subcontinent millenniums ago, and nobody really knows which particular civilization found out that this rhizome dug up from the ground, could be used fresh, to impart a golden color to anything, food, clothes, and skin!
Being a native of a tropical region, turmeric needs lots of rain. The average temperature outside has to be around 20°C – 30°C, for this particular plant to survive.
When I was a child, I often saw one of our gardeners who also was a native herbalist going out into the woods and coming back triumphantly with these dug up rhizomes in her hand. They looked like ordinary ginger to me. So that is when I found out that these rhizomes were boiled for about 45 minutes and then allowed to dry in the sun in the shade for about 3 – 4 days. And after that the dried rhizomes would be ground in a pestle and mortar, to give a deep natural, yellow – orange powder, which was precious turmeric.
In his Guide to Being Awesome, Kid President pulls together lists of awesome ideas to help the world, awesome interviews with his awesome celebrity friends (he has interviewed Beyoncé!), and a step-by-step guide to make pretty much everything a little bit awesomer. Grab a corn dog and settle in to your favorite comfy chair. Pretend it's your birthday! (In fact, treat everyone like it's THEIR birthday!) Kid President is here with a 240-page, full-color Guide to Being Awesome that'll spread love and inspire the world.
They'll meet the engine room of the body, the beating heart; the brilliant brain; the amazing lungs and the super skeleton. Let your child learn what makes the body tick with Human Body: A Visual Encyclopedia.
Supports Common Core State Standards.
How Come? explains, in fascinating detail, more than 200 mysteries and phenomena in the world around us. These are the questions that pique kids’ curiosity—and stump parents.
When it rains, does running (rather than walking) to the nearest shelter really keep you any drier?
How can a stone skip across a pond (instead of sink)?
If the Earth is spinning, why can’t we feel it? Why don’t we fly off?
Why do elephants have trunks?
And the all-time classic, Why is the sky blue? (Sunlight has a hidden rainbow of colors, and air molecules scatter blues the most—sending bright blue light down to Earth.)
The text is clearly written, engaging, and accessible. It’s for every kid who wants to know—and every grown-up who simply doesn’t know.
Suggested for ages 6 and under.
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Suggested for ages 6 and under.
For more kids products and free downloads, visit our website at http://www.icharacter.org
From the tip of your nose to the top of your toes, Eyewitness: Human Body lets you learn all about how the body works. Find out how we digest food, how many bones are in the body, how we breathe, and what makes us human. The DK Eyewitness reference series is perfect for homework help or school projects.
Packed with all the fascinating information, stunning artwork and photography from the previous edition, DK Eyewitness: Human Body is now more interactive and colorful than ever, with new infographics, statistics, facts, and timelines, making the book more engaging and educational.
Lays out the inside scoop on the biggest issues affecting our planet, such as global warming and overflowing landfills Offers dozens of tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way Includes interviews with teens like you who are involved with fun, innovative green causes Shows that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of your life -- and your generation's contribution to turning things around.
It doesn't matter if you can't vote or drive. Your efforts -- big or small -- will contribute to saving the planet. It's time for all of us to take action. It's time to go green!
Marvel at the wonders of the human body, from the tiniest cells to the awesome power of the brain. DK's Human Body is a vivid, cutting-edge look at how our bodies work and will change the way you look at yourself forever.
Do you know the answers to these questions about the Solar System?
Where is The Main Asteroid Belt?
Are all the dwarf planets out beyond Pluto?
What is Ison?
What formed the Kuiper Belt?
Why do scientists say Pluto was “discovered by mistake”?
Which planet had the potential to become a star?
This book is a set of seven 14 Fun Facts books, plus additional facts. The books are:
14 Fun Facts About the Solar System
14 Fun Facts About the Sun
14 Fun Facts About Pluto
14 Fun Facts About Comets
14 Fun Facts About Dwarf Planets
14 Fun Facts About Asteroids
14 Fun Facts About the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud
Learn about our solar system with these books of fun facts.
Ages 9 and up.
Measurements in both American and Metric.
LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Through understanding comes respect.
This book was inspired by the author's daughter, Jaimie, who struggles with SPD. It was written to validate Jaimie's feelings and to show her other children feel things the way she does. This book can help children with SPD learn how to explain their disorder to others; help peers understand what children with SPD go through; and also help therapists, teachers and/or counselors learn how to talk about it. Helping others learn about children with special needs brings understanding to them and help to make them seem less...different. This revised edition of I'm Not Weird, I Have SPD, includes suggested activities teachers or caregivers can do with children to help develop a deeper understanding of how SPD "feels."
In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today, Chelsea Clinton combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference. With stories about children and teens who have made real changes big and small—in their families, their communities, in our country and across the world—this book will inspire readers of all ages to do their part to make our world a better place.
In addition to informing and inspiring readers about topics including Poverty, Homelessness, Food Insecurity, Access to Education, Gender Equality, Epidemics, Non-Communicable Diseases, Climate Change, and Endangered Species, this book encourages everyone to get going! With suggestions and ideas for action, Chelsea Clinton shows readers that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts.
You can make a difference. You can make a change. It’s your world.
Praise for It's Your World:
"Clinton clearly paid attention to her parents' discussions at the dinner table, and she capably shares the lessons they imparted about the future impact of what we do in the present."--Publishers Weekly
"[A] terrific resource for junior activists."--Booklist
"This book is a resource for children and teens who also want to make a difference and may not know where to begin or may have an idea for ways they can make a difference."--VOYA
From the Hardcover edition.
HP Newquist takes young readers on an engaging tour of the world of blood, from
ancient history to modern science—with an occasional trip to the very strange side of
the most important tissue in our bodies. Oddly enough, scientists began to understand
this fascinating fluid only within the past one hundred years and how its microscopic
components nourish the entire body.
Whether the tales of vampires, medieval medical practices, and Mayan sacrificial
rites captivate or terrify, this comprehensive investigation into blood’s past and present
will surely enthrall. And if this account is a little bloodcurdling, well, that’s half the
This book contains all the secrets that will allow you to get the desired results naturally and surely. Your body will be transformed and you will feel much better.
No matter your age, you will get results that will satisfy you. This book is especially advised to parents to learn what can influence the size of their children.
While fashion magazines, television programs, and websites emphasize the superficial and foster insecurities, Sarah Stillman directs teen girls to a healthy place where a strong sense of self and direction take center stage. Originally written when the author was just sixteen, Soul Searching has been fully updated and expanded to address the concerns of today’s teens, bringing girl power to the printed page by offering young women a clear path to self-discovery and empowerment. Through fun quizzes, insightful exercises, and provocative statistics, Stillman guides young women through the complex maze between adolescence and adulthood.
Featuring updated sections on safe cell-phone use, social media, health, and gender, as well as including updated resources throughout, Soul Searching is a must-read for teenage girls.
After KoKo wakes at night with another big earache, Dr. Polar recommends the insertion of tiny ear tubes to prevent any hearing loss. This means day surgery at the hospital and naturally KoKo is afraid. In this delightfully illustrated little story, children will share KoKo's discovery that the hopital is a great place to feel well again.
In addition to KoKo's story, the book contains many useful tips for parents anxious to minimize their child's fears, plus essential information for insuring a child's speedy recovery. A section at the back of the book features easy-to-understand answers to parents' most commonly asked questions. This is also helpful to healthcare professionals who address parental concerns.
I had a really good time writing this book. All of the topics are the little things I've discussed with my own kids when dealing with issues. I'm no doctor, psychiatrist, counselor, or self-help guru. I'm just a dad who wants to share what I've learned. I've personally lived life on both sides of the spectrum. In what seems like a different lifetime, I've been down and out, miserable, depressed, financially broke, spiritually bankrupt, and struggled with addictions. I spent well over a decade of my life wondering if my suffering would ever end. Things are much different today and have been for quite some time. Coming to understand many of the ideas in this book was key for the shift that took place in my own life.
There is little doubt in my mind that if a kid can master a majority of the ideas talked about in this book; they'll be on their way to living the fruitful and satisfying life we all desire. This was my motivation behind this writing.
Based on an address he gave to students at the University of Oxford in 2013, T.A. Barron, author of the New York Times bestselling Merlin Saga, channels the wizard Merlin and offers advice on how to live a meaningful life. Divided into sections, each revolving around a magical word, this book poetically explores the concepts of Gratitude, Courage, Knowledge, Belief, Wonder, Generosity, Hope, and Love.
A gem of inspiration, this is the perfect graduation gift, sure to encourage readers of all ages to live life to the fullest.
Praise for The Wisdom of Merlin:
"Perfect for a graduate's gift."--Kirkus Reviews
From the Hardcover edition.
Developed by a homeschooling pediatrician, this book focuses on the amazing design and functionality of the human body’s nervous system. You will discover:The main areas and structures of the brain and what important role each plays in making your body work Awesome examples of God’s creativity in both the design and precision of human anatomy showing you are wonderfully made Important historical discoveries and modern medical techniques used for diagnosis and repair of the brain!
Learn interesting and important facts about why you sleep, the function of the central nervous system, what foods can superpower your brain functions, and much more in a wonderful exploration of the brain and how it controls the wondrous machine known as your body!
Suggested for ages 7 and under.
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In the United States, as many as eleven million people suffer from eating disorders. In this book, you'll investigate the complex causes and devastating effects of anorexia and bulimia. Case studies let you follow the progression of these disorders in individuals from their first purging episode, through the pain of hiding the affliction from loved ones, to the eventual realization that they are suffering from a disorder and need help. You'll also find detailed information on treatment options and support organizations. This book helps you better understand the severity of these disorders and gives you the tools necessary to help yourself or loved ones who need your support.
Following on the incredible success of One Million Things: A Visual Dictionary, this spectacular book features dynamic photographic spreads that beautifully showcase the skeleton, organs, tissues, and cells that make us human, along with the technology that gives us this info. There are millions of things to learn about the Human Body!
Inside:• information to help parents weigh the benefits and risks of medicines • descriptions of medicine for treating fever, infection, and common illnesses• practical tips on measuring, flavoring, and administering liquid medicines• directions for giving medicine in the mouth, the nose, the ear, and the eye • advice for keeping children safe around medications • facts about vaccinations: how do they work, and are they safe?• answers to parents’ frequently asked questions-- Laxmi Chaandi
At the time, Phineas Gage seemed to completely recover from his accident. He could walk, talk, work, and travel, but he was changed. Gage "was no longer Gage," said his Vermont doctor, meaning that the old Phineas was dependable and well liked, and the new Phineas was crude and unpredictable.
His case astonished doctors in his day and still fascinates doctors today. What happened and what didn’t happen inside the brain of Phineas Gage will tell you a lot about how your brain works and how you act human.
When her mother sweeps her off to live in the city, Carmen finds her old world disappearing. With everything to gain and absolutely nothing to lose. Carmen starts to ask: if she was thin, very thin, could it all be different?
A new cover edition of Julia Bell's critically acclaimed YA novel, Massive, published to coincide with the release of Julia's new book, The Dark Light
'Bell's debut novel is tough, grimy and truthful as it looks at three women in the same family with food problems' Guardian
'. . . boldly yet sensitively explores complex interactions between emotional and nutritional needs . . . perceptive and disturbing' Bookseller
'. . . told with sympathy and humour . . . manages to be enjoyable as well as thought-provoking' Big Issue
Clearly organized, authoritative, and readable, The Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine covers both traditional historical subjects and medical details. It offers clear explanations of unfamiliar medical terms, diseases, wounds, and treatments. The encyclopedia depicts notable medical personalities, generals with notorious wounds, soldiers' aid societies, medical department structure, and hospital design and function. It highlights the battles with the greatest medical significance, women's medical roles, period sanitation issues, and much more.
Presented in A-Z format with more than 200 entries, the encyclopedia treats both Union and Confederate material in a balanced way. Its many user-friendly features include a chronology, a glossary, cross-references, and a bibliography for further study.
Your amazing body can jump, sprint, twist, and twirl. Your body is built to move.
Lizzy Rockwell explains how your bones and muscles, heart and lungs, nerves and brain all work together to keep you on the go. Kids walk and skate and tumble through these pages with such exuberance that even sprouting couch potatoes will want to get up and bounce around—and that’s the ultimate goal. Studies show that American kids are becoming more sedentary and more overweight and that they carry these tendencies with them into adolescence and adulthood. Experts agree that we need to help kids make physical activity a life-long habit. Through education, information, and encouragement, this book aims to inspire a new generation of busy bodies!