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Friday, July 23, 2010

NATURALLY HEALTHY...



Hello fabulous fellow naturals !,

Before I start in to my post, let me just say" is she beautiful or what!!!!". Now on to my post , just recently with the help of visiting some of my favorite naturals over time who are on a quest for a healthier eating lifestyle.  I decided to do a little research on this subject and which way would work best for myself.

It was, then on my journey that I found I was highly interested in applying loose dry herbs into my diet. loose Dry herb teas.....loose dry herb infusion's , etc.  What I have also realized is that I am much more interested in using the actual  loose dry herbs ..oppose to the teas, except maybe one ( just until , I receive this in the loose dry herb form) which would be green tea.  These herbs have replaced my daily 1 cup of morning coffee.  There are tons, and tons of dry herbs with such great health benefits it is just Amazing!!!

Last, night I did my very first dry herb tea which included 1 teaspoon of dry chamomile and a pinch of dry peppermint.  And, ladies I must say it wasn't that bad...I mean it is something I must get use to , but guess what it's worth it...I'm worth it, and I am going to stick to it!  This little number is a keeper!

This morning, at this very moment , I have some dry nettle leaf steeping, I plan to at least drink one cup of this daily....I will keep you posted.  Nettle, is said to have great, great health benefits.

I plan to incorporate the herbal teas into my children's eating regimen as well....there are particular dry herbs that are great for children .  I plan to do posts from time to time on many different dry herbs which are very beneficial to our health.

Below is a list of really great books on my to get list which gives tons and tons of beneficial info and education needed on building an naturally healthy herbal regimen :

HOW TO HERB BOOK :

Author: Velma J. Keith and Monteen Gordon

The How To Herb Book gives practical, concise information in an easy-reference form. This book was written as a “how to” of herbs for self and family. The How To Herb Book stresses common, easily available herbs. The remedies used were chosen for effectiveness, ease of use, and have been time and experience tested. Includes herbs, vitamins, minerals, diets, juice fasts, exercise, pregnancy, babies, and much more.
An indispensable book. Designed for quick reading and to give confidence and assurance with herbs.
The How To Herb Book will be enjoyed by both experienced herbalists and novices.

The ABC Herbal
Author: Steven H. Horne

A Simplified Guide to Natural Health Care for Children. As a father and parent himself, Steven Horne has focused over twenty years experience as an herbalist to bring you The ABC Herbal, a common sense; approach to natural health care for your kids.  Addressing a host of common childhood ailments in this easy-to-read little book, Steven will share the same tried and true; herbal home remedies he used with his own children. You will learn simple methods to make and apply your own herbal preparations your family will enjoy taking The ABC Herbal is an invaluable resource for all parents concerned with the health and well being of their children.

Practical Herbalism
Author: Phil Fritchey

Practical Herbalism is destined to become a favorite reference for experienced herbalists and natural health newcomers alike. Drawing on nearly two decades of personal experience, observation, and research, Dr. Fritchey provides a refreshing and enlightening historical perspective, and a bounty of reassuring, down-to-earth methods for using commonly found or easily grown medicinal herbs. Practical Herbalism will take you on a journey from its “ancient roots” to modern science beginning with the evolution of Herbal Medicine in the West. Learn how the healing salvation of God-given herbs was dragged from common knowledge to “quackery,” and how the revival of interest in natural health might have saved thousands of years of herbal wisdom from eradication. Learn simplified processes for gathering, preserving, and making good medicine from everyday plants – techniques once familiar to every self-sufficient household. Learn why and what an herb does is more important than what it is. Then follow along as Dr. Frichey takes you on an in-depth exploration of 46 very common “Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Powers.” Learn when and how you can use the herbs that can be readily found in your own neighborhood or easily grown in your own garden just as herbalists and wise-women have done for centuries. Compare notes with the ancients, and find validation in current scientific studies. Most of all, find comfort and reassurance in the healing gifts of a Loving Creator which have been placed all around us in anticipation of our every need.  Practical Herbalism is authoritative in its research, and extensive in its scope. At the same time, Dr. Fritchey simplifies and demystifies herbal medicine, and puts it back within the grasp of all who want to reclaim some control over their health options. Products can be taken away, but knowledge is irrevocable. Here is the knowledge you need to help yourself, your family, and your clients – whatever the future may bring.

New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way : Alternative Approaches for woman 30-90
by Susun S. Weed.

The best book on menopause is now better. Herbal solutions for osteoporosis, hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, flooding, fibroids, low libido, incontinence, anxiety, depression. Completely revised with 100 new pages. All the remedies women know and trust plus hundreds of new ones. New sections on thyroid health, fibromyalgia, hairy problems, male menopause, and herbs for women taking hormones. Recommended by Susan Love MD and Christiane Northrup MD. The best book on menopause is now better. Completely revised with 100 new pages. All the remedies women know and trust plus hundreds of new ones. New sections on thyroid health, fibromyalgia, hairy problems, male menopause, and herbs for women taking hormones. One of the world's best selling books on menopause still comes on strong. Called "indispensable," "incredible," and a "treasure trove of information," Menopausal Years is the "bible" for the 87% of American women over the age of fifty who want nothing to do with hormones Includes information and remedies for problems with premenopause -- flooding, erratic periods, fibroids, spotting, water retention, muscle soreness -- as well as menopause -- hot flashes, sleeplessness, mood swings, headaches, palpitations, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and much more. Final chapters speak to post-menopausal women's concerns: including ways to maintain heart health, prevent and reverse osteoporosis, deal with dry vaginal tissues and incontinence, ease aching joints, and maintain healthy libido.  Includes superb resource lists for menopause information, index, glossary, directions for using (and preparing) herbal medicines, complete descriptions of the most-used menopausal herbs (including nettles, ginseng, dong quai, red clover, oatstraw, and motherwort), recipes for heart- and bone-healthy dishes, and lots of illustrations. Also available: Menopause Metamorphosis Video starring Susun S. Weed.


I can not wait to receive these books !

                    
                                                                                     ENJOY!!!

3 comments:

ChocolateOrchid said...

The books you listed look very interesting. I have a couple of books on herbs myself.
"Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health" by Rosemary Gladstar and "The Herbal Handbook" by David Hoffman. I really like "The Herbal Handbook" because it breaks each herb down as to what it is, what it can do and how to use it.

Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely going to check out the books you listed. I like to cross-reference the information I come across.

ChocolateOrchid said...

And yes, I forgot to mention. Babygirl is A-dorable. =)

zainab1 said...

@ Chocolaterchid...these books you mentioned also sound good, I am going to look into "The herbal hand book" thanks for sharing these !

Take care.