Mama's Home Remedies: Discover Time-Tested Secrets of Good Health and the Pleasures of Natural Living

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Aurora Publishers, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 313 pages
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2010 Living Now Bronze Award Winner for category: Nutrition, Dietary, Circulation

Winner, 2009 Mom's Choice Gold Award in Adult Books: Health, Nutrition, Fitness & Safety

Finalist in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for two categories: Health/Wellness and Multicultural Non-Fiction

Interwoven with centuries-old herbal remedies, time-tested techniques, and women’s wisdom handed down through the ages, this kaleidoscopic whole-health tapestry reveals a myriad of natural methods for achieving and maintaining good health and all-around happiness. At the heart of the narrative is a compilation of natural recipes for infusions, poultices, teas, and tinctures--garnered by the young Svetlana while listening to her mother and "the girls” (other medical professionals like her mother) as they shared their bond of friendship and their tales of healing success while gathered for tea in the family’s blossom-filled garden--intertwined with her grandmother’s fairy tales, family vignettes, legends, and herbal lore. Filled with easy-to-make, natural, healing recipes for common ailments and illnesses--such as allergies, asthma, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, and respiratory problems--this all-encompassing guide to wellness offers a holistic approach that intermingles alternative treatments with folklore, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality to foster optimal health and joyful living.
 

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Contents

Poem A Fine Mood
1
Rose Hips Tea Party
3
Even the Badger Knows
7
A Healthy Spirit Lives in a Healthy Body
21
Stop Sneezes and Sniffles and Stifle a Cold
53
A Sickness of the 21st Century
85
Ourselves Our Children Allergens and Happy Cells
111
Clever Remedies to Outsmart Headaches
127
As Isis So Is Mama
261
Useful Herbs Plants Fruits and Vegetables
275
Endnotes
283
Appendix
285
Glossary
288
Bibliography
291
Useful AddressesHerbal Suppliers
296
Index
297

Sleeping Beauty
151
When Your Head Is Swimming
175
Dont Be Afraid of Good Stress
185
Trips to the Fairyland
203
Dialogue with the Trees of Strength and Everlasting Life
229
Credits
309
Acknowledgments
310
A Note About the Author
311
About the Book
313
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About the author (2008)

Svetlana Konnikova was a writer of award-winning television scripts in the former Soviet Union and a host of several television shows there, including Listen and Learn, Masterpieces of World Literature, and Science and Life. Since moving to the United States in 1989, she has been a teacher of French and Russian. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida. Anna Maria Clement, NMD, PhD, is a codirector and chief health administrator of Hippocrates Health Institute. She is the author of A Families' Guide to Health & Healing and the coauthor of Healthful Cuisine. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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