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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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"[A] book you will go back to time after time as a 'comfort book' (like comfort food!)—one that will variously provide information, stimulate your thinking, give you peace, and entertain you."  —Peter A. Gail, PhD, author, books and articles on creative living and edible wild plants, and founder, Goosefoot Acres for Resourceful Living

"A myriad of natural methods for achieving and maintaining good health and all-around happiness."  —Houston Tribune

"A power-packed volume of the wisdom of ages placing generations of knowledge and practice into everyone's hands. Mama's Home Remedies delivers a healthy dose of common sense and common remedies touched with folklore, quotes and even superstitions."  —Lynnette Walther, columnist, The Herald Gazette

"Packed with nearly 800 remedies and recipes, motivational mottoes, inspirational advice and useful tips, this book provides centuries of healthy wisdom."  —Balance Magazine

"An herbal saga with time-tested secrets of good health and the pleasures of natural living, hidden until now "under seven seals." From centuries of healthy wisdom, discover nearly 800 remedies and recipes, secrets of joie de vivre, motivational mottoes, inspirational advice and interesting facts. The combination creates a perfect balance for readers seeking to nourish both body and spirit."  —The Nashville News

"I hope that this work will help to instill a deeper reverence for the environment in readers everywhere."  —Miriam A. Kilmer, artist and granddaughter of poet Joyce Kilmer, author, "Trees"

Miriam A. Kilmer
I hope that this work will help to instill a deeper reverence for the environment in readers everywhere. (Miriam A. Kilmer, artist, owner of Rising Dove Fine Arts and Services, and granddaughter of Joyce Kilmer, American poet and author of the poem "Trees")
Small Press Bookwatch magazine
Packed cover to cover with nonstop invaluable wisdom . . . Highly recommended.
Little Green Blog
A great book!. . . . Easy to make natural recipes for treating common ailments and conditions. The author [provides].a body, mind, spirit approach . . . which always gets my vote!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979175824
  • Publisher: Aurora Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Foreword     x
Introduction     xii
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
Sleeping Beauty     151
When Your Head Is Swimming     175
Don't Be Afraid of Good Stress     185
Trips to the Fairyland     203
Dialogue with the Trees of Strength and Everlasting Life     229
As Isis, So Is Mama     261
Nature's Green Clinic: Useful Herbs, Plants, Fruits and Vegetables     275
Endnotes     283
Appendix     285
Natural Health Resources     285
Glossary     288
Bibliography     291
Useful Addresses/Herbal Suppliers     296
Index     297
Credits     309
Acknowledgments     310
A Note About the Author     311
About the Book     313
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    Mama's Home Remedies: Discover Time-Tested Secrets of Good Health and the Pleasures of Natural Living is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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