Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care

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Storey Publishing, Apr 2, 2016 - Medical - 336 pages
Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner for Health & Healing

An antacid or an aspirin may soothe your pain, but it doesn’t cure the cause of your symptoms. Headaches, indigestion, fatigue, allergies, anxiety, eczema, high blood pressure, and other conditions are clues to a deeper imbalance in your body, and learning to read those clues is a key step in maintaining optimal health. Herbalist Maria NoŽl Groves shows you how to read your body’s signals and support your own wellness with herbal remedies and other natural treatments. You’ll learn how each of your major body systems — respiratory, digestive, immune, nervous, memory, reproductive, circulatory, and more — optimally functions, and you’ll discover how to use natural remedies to nourish and repair problem areas, restore lost vitality, support your body as a whole, and prevent future problems. Groves includes in-depth instructions, with step-by-step photographs, for making your own herbal remedies, as well as expert guidance on buying and effectively using commercial preparations.
 

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Contents

Achiving a Natural Balance
9
The Foundations of Good Health
19
Your Bodys Basic Needs
20
Herbal Nutrition
30
Stress and Energy
43
Relaxation Mood and Sleep
55
Digestion and Elimination
69
Detoxification Cleanup Time
92
Managing PainListening to Your Taskmaster
182
The ThyroidButterfly in Balance
204
Your Skin and Connective TissueKeepin It Together
215
Reproductive VitalityThe Canary in the Coal Mine
232
Longevity and VitalityAging Gracefully
258
Children and AnimalsHerbal Medicine for the Whole Family
276
Buying and Making Herbal Remedies
291
Harvesting BuyingStoring and Using Herbs
292

Going Deeper and Tying It Together
109
The Immune SystemTending Your Inner Army
110
The Respiratory SystemBreathing Deeply
123
Blood Sugar Not Too Sweet
138
The Cardiovascular SystemYour Bodys Superhighway
150
Memory and CognitionSharpening Your Mind
168
DIY Herbal Remedies
301
Appendix I
322
Appendix II
324
Index
326
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Maria NoŽl Groves is the author of Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies and Body into Balance. She is a clinical herbalist and herbal medicine teacher with more than two decades of experience, and a registered professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. She writes for numerous publications including Herbal Academy’s The Herbarium, Taste for Life, Remedies, Herb Quarterly, and Mother Earth News. Her business, Wintergreen Botanicals, is based in Allenstown, New Hampshire.

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