Monday, June 10, 2019

Herbs and Healing Foods - informative books for wellness

As we spend more time outdoors in the garden during the summer, I try to include everything we grow from flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits into our meals and daily lives. These DK books Complete wellness, Healing foods, and Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine have been an inspiration.
Complete Wellness delivers a head-to-toe guide to healing for every part of our body so we can enjoy long-lasting holistic health and prepare natural health remedies for common ailments with essential oils, herbal remedies, and pure foods. It is a good way to learn tried and tested, centuries-old herbal remedies, so we can include it into our lifestyle.

For example...
A treatment for acne infuse 1 to 2 teaspoons dried thyme in 6 fl oz of boiling water and apply as a skin wash twice daily or drink as a tea twice daily.  
Stress buster vitamin C recipe blend until smooth 5 1/2 oz of mixed berries such as blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries with regular yogurt and drink immediately. 
Drinking a skin cleansing tea once a day made with 1 to 2 teaspoon dried parley in 6 fl oz of boiling water. 
The importance of practicing yoga, meditation, and exercise to maintain good health. 
There are step-by-step demonstrations on how to blend our own teas and tinctures; concoct all-natural-ingredient creams; create therapeutic aromatherapy oil blends; discover delicious recipes for wellness; and master a variety of other practical techniques and tips for well-being. We really like how it suggests top herbs, nutrients, and essential oils for each area of the body not only to stay well, but to reach the very peak of wellness, whether to boost circulation, enjoy glowing skin, balance gut flora, or maximize energy levels.  
Healing Foods teaches us how to take care of our health by showing what foods are best and how to optimize their super-food potential. There are more than 200 healing foods, from carrots to clementines, and 150 easy-to-prepare recipes. The book shows how certain foods can be incorporated into daily life to target specific health issues. The content is separated by types of food such as orchard fruits, berries, tropical fruits, fruiting and flowering vegetables, bulbs and stems, seeds and sprouts, medicinal herbs, culinary herbs, cereals and grains, dried beans, spices, fats and oils, fish, and more.
The book gives details on what the food is good for, how to get the best from it, and how to use it. 
For example...
Apples, high in pectin, fiber, and releases sugars slow which helps improve heart health, reduces cholesterol, and regulate blood sugar levels. It has many important vitamins and minerals that is needed for healthy bones, so it is best to eat the entire apple with its peel.
The seed inside the apricot stone is edible and it has anticancer properties and helps remove toxins.
There are over 550 key herbs and their uses as natural remedies for nearly 200 common ailments in the Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine 2nd Edition by Andrew Chevallier an experienced medical herbalist, healer, and author of books on botanical medicine. The book starts off by giving the history of herbal medicine, and then details about each of the mentioned herb and plant's habitat and cultivation, parts used, active constituents, therapeutic properties, and traditional and current uses. The format makes it easy to read about the chemistry of plants and how and why they work as medicines within the body. 

Giveaway:
If you are in Canada and would like to win the Complete Wellness book enter the giveaway using the giveaway tool below. This giveaway ends on June 30th. Please leave comments and follow the social media networks to be eligible to win. 
Update: The winner is Tammy


Disclosure: This giveaway is in partnership with DK Canada. Please note that all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. All rights reserved on photographs and written content Createwithmom © 2010 - 2019. Please Ask First 

21 comments:

  1. I am interested in healthy alternatived

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  2. I am very interested in reading books about health! They look like great informative book!

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  3. I enjoy reading about health

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  4. I would love to win because I'm fascinating with books on health!

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  5. My garden is in full bloom and I would love to learn about how my plants can aid in healing.

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  6. I do enjoy reading about ways to be healthy.

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  7. I seem to have a little collection of books about eating in a healthier manner. This prize looks like a great addition.

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  8. I prefer to use natural remedies over medication when able, food and herbs can heal.

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  9. I Love reading books especially on health and wellness! I've been doing everything i can to learn about eating healthy as i had my entire large bowel (colin), part of the small bowel and part of my rectum to gangrene! Now my gallbladder needs removed!! WHAAAT??? Doctors cant even figure out what caused the gangrene! Thanks and Good Luck to all!

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  10. I think it would be a very informative book to read and I do enjoy reading about new science on heath and wellness.

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  11. I am now 50+ years old and these books will keep me healthy.

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  12. I think it would be very informative to read and give me tips on living healthier.

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  13. I would love these books. They would be a great reference for healing naturally and helping the body heal. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

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  14. Love learning about natural healing

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  15. I want to be more healthy so I would love these books.

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  16. I do like learning about natural remedies and alternative medicines.

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  17. I'm interested in the more than 800 easy natural remedies!

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  18. I'm interested in the more than 800 natural remedies!

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  19. I would love to read this book as I try to use natural remedies as much as possible; this is totally up my alley :)

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  20. I would like to read books about health and wellness. If I win I could do that. I don't own anything like these books right now.

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  21. We follow natural medicines and foods as much as we can. These books would definitely help me delve deeper into all the remedies that we might ever need.

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