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The Healing Power of Pets: Harnessing the Amazing Ability of Pets to Make and Keep People Happy and Healthyby Marty Becker Danelle Morton
Modern medicine is now discovering the amazing power of animals to detect, treat, and cure a host of diseases and conditions. The scientific facts interlaced with stories of pets and their owners.
Did you know?...<P> Known as Mother Nature's "nectar of the gods," honey was praised for its healing powers as far back as 5,000 years ago by Egyptians.<P> Eating honey can help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer , diabetes--even help reduce body fat and unwanted weight!--and increase longevity.<P> Pure, raw, unprocessed honey is a healthier sweetener than table sugar and high fructose corn syrup. It's chock-full of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins--and only has 21 calories per teaspoon.<P> Super "bee foods" (including nutrient-rich bee pollen, propolis, and royal jelly) are used and touted for their healing powers by beekeepers and medical experts in the present-day.<P> Honey can relieve a variety of ailments, including allergies, coughs, fatigue, pain, and stress, as well as boost libido.<P> The honey bee pollinates about one-third of the food we consume (including nutritious fruits and nuts).<P> Drawing on the latest honey buzz and interviews with medical doctors, beekeepers, and researchers, this charming and enlightening book (sweetened with stories about honey bees and humans) reveals 30 healing honey varieties paired with cinnamon and teas, tells you how to incorporate honey into Mediterranean-style, heart-healthy recipes like Honey Custard French Toast, Honey-Glazed Game Hen, and Filo Pear and Honey Tarts, and provides more than 50 home cures that combat digestive woes to skin woes. You'll also enjoy Cleopatra's milk-and-honey beauty treatments and eco-friendly beeswax household uses--all made with the amazing honey bee's gifts!
From Folk Medicine to Modern Miracle-- Discover the Amazing Powers of Vinegar! * Discover the healing powers of apple cider vinegar--now widely recognized as a valuable weight loss tool and a potent elixir. * Find out how vinegar's curative powers can also help prevent age-related diseases like cancer, heart disease, and bone loss. * Learn how red wine vinegar contains the same important antioxidants as red wine--without the alcohol. * Put dozens more home remedies to work for treating allergies, arthritis, toothache, sunburn, swimmer's ear, sore throat, and other pesky ailments. You'll also find a wealth of natural beauty treatments and environment-friendly household hints--from making kitchen countertops sparkle to cleaning up kids and pets. Incorporating the latest scientific evidence, plus Mediterranean-style heart-healthy "fisheterian" recipes, The Healing Powers of Vinegar is a must-have, invaluable resource that will show you how to make the most of this proven powerful healer! "Wonderfully useful for everyone interested in health." --Elson Haas, M.D., author of Staying Healthy with Nutrition
When her youngest daughter, Pascale, was preparing to leave for boarding school, Marie Herbert wanted to mark the end of the child-rearing phase of her life by a rite of passage. Wishing to find a new life-path for herself, she planned to go on a vision quest-a journey of personal transformation-under the guidance of Native American healers. Pascale's sudden, tragic death made-Herbert's odyssey far more poignant and urgent than she could have imagined. Healing Quest is the extraordinary description of Marie Herbert's inner and outer journey toward a renewed wholeness. She traveled through the southwestern United States, meeting with different Native American shamans, master storytellers, and medicine people. These healers kept suggesting that she shouldn't go through with her preconceived notion of the vision quest, and that she should, instead, listen to what her spirit needed. During her journey, she met Jamie Sams, creator of The Sacred Path and Medicine Cards, who convinced her that the fasting required in a vision quest was not "the feminine way." With Sams' help, Herbert realized that her spirit yearned for the feminine energy of a healing quest. Herbert offers a fascinating account of the Native American ceremonies and rituals in which she participated before the climax of her transformation-four days and nights alone and apart, seeking wholeness within the sacred space of the medicine wheel.
Her life was spinning out of control. A mix of anger and emptiness defined her. Desperate for true peace, she headed to a place of rest - the healing sands.Ryan Coe feels lost - her marriage is over, her kids are living with their dad, her God-life is silent, and her patience is practically non-existent. To top it off, her once exciting job as a photojournalist has been reduced to taking pictures of enchilada festivals and B-level actors. But when she arrives at the scene of a crime and sees her son's face through her zoom lens, her world crashes. Her only mission - to find out who really did this and why they framed her.But before she can help anyone. Ryan's got to get her anger in check. She turns to Sullivan Crisp's Healing Choices clinic, but even that doesn't go according to plan. Quirky and unusual don't even begin to describe Sully and she soon realizes that he isn't the quick-fix therapist she was hoping for. Between his unorthodox counseling and a group of women who are the first real friends she's had in a long time, Ryan begins to realize it's not control she's for, but something much more powerful.
Spices not only add a flavorful kick to meals, they also have some amazing benefits to improve certain ailments and improve overall health. Rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, spices and herbs like turmeric, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, cloves, coriander, and sage can fight inflammation, protect against chronic conditions, and can even help with losing weight.Featuring dozens of recipes for meals and beauty remedies, Healing Spices is a great tool for anyone looking to add more flavor to their diet and cut out unhealthy seasonings like salt, sugar, and fatty oils. You'll find great recipes like: Chickpea and carrot tangine Sweet potato and coconut soup Probiotic ginger beer Chicken tikka masala with turmeric rice Lemon-garlic sorbet Cayenne toasts Orange, fig, and sage chutney Mexican hot chocolate cupcakes And much moreThere are also remedies for burns, problem skin and hair, losing your voice, toothaches, and a guide detailing the benefits of each spice and herb. Healing Spices is the ultimate compendium for anyone wishing to cook with healthier seasonings.
A colorful and compelling examination of evidence for the mind's ability to heal, taking a step into the fascinating world of psychic healing and shamanism.
She'd have called his mouth kissable had it shown the slightest appearance of a smile.
A complete guide to medicinal teas from around the world and their amazing healing powers For thousands of years, cultures throughout the world have known the healing power of teas. While the art of brewing these medicinal teas does take some extra effort, the results can be amazing for a host of illnesses, ranging from arthritis to migraines. Healing Teas is a complete and easy-to-follow and informative guide, blending together proper methods of preparing teas with the latest scientific research. Healing Teas also provides a unique A-Z guide to herbs, individual brews, and home remedies. From essiac to kombucha, chamomile to garlic, learn to prepare teas from around the world--and maximize your health.
Healing the Addicted Brain: The Revolutionary, Science-Based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Programby Harold C. Urschel III
Healing the Addicted Brain is a breakthrough work that focuses on treating drug and alcohol addiction as a biological disease--based on the Recovery Science program that has helped thousands of patients defeat their addictions over the past 10 years. It combines the best behavioral addiction treatments with the latest scientific research into brain functions, providing tools and strategies designed to overcome the biological factors that cause addictive behavior along with proven treatments and medications. Using this scientific approach, you will learn to conquer the physical factors that keep people tied to drug and alcohol addiction. The proven fact is addiction is not a moral failing or an issue of not having enough willpower. It is a disease of the brain that can and must be treated like other chronic medical illnesses --such as diabetes, hypertension, or asthma--in order to defeat the disease. This revolutionary program can triple the success rate of patients, from 20-30% to 90%. There Is Hope. By understanding addiction and using 21st-century breakthroughs, for the first time drug and alcohol addiction can be, and will be, defeated.
When a tornado strikes a Kansas town without warning, wealthy businessman Greg Garrison rushes an orphaned boy to safety. His heroism--and kindness--stirs something inside single mother and secretary Maya Logan. Especially when her hard-nosed boss helps search for the child's missing dog. Suddenly, Greg is pitching in all over town--including her own destroyed home. Rebuilding efforts will take time. Yet Maya now has hope that there's room in her boss's much bigger heart for love. . . and family.
Rancher To The Rescue When wild mustangs threaten someone's life, rancher Cade Baldwin springs into action. But he's not pleased when he sees the beautiful woman he's saved is the town's new forest ranger. Lyn Warner is determined to round up the wild horses he loves so much. But she's also the woman who makes him smile like no one else. After her husband died in a car crash, Lyn turned her back on her beliefs and focused all of her attention on her injured daughter. But Cade's strong faith and steady love might be exactly what they all need to create an unbreakable family.
Free yourself from the threads of grief that grip your heart. In an irreversible moment, your life changes forever. Your life is upside down and your heart is inside out. Life goes on for others, but yours came to a screaming halt. With comfort and assurance, Dr. Flamming points ahead to tomorrows that will become a little easier than today. From years of pastoral experience and the heartbreak of losing his own son, the author knows that grief is anything but a tidy, predictable progression. Written in short, easy chapters, with practical helps, this book can be your companion as you struggle to pick up the pieces and go on. Contents: When Grief Breaks In What Do I Do Now? Unpredictable Emotions of Grief Decide Who to Talk To When One Day at a Time is Too Much Find Your Releasing Activites Strength from Beyond Yourself Soemtimes Faith Needs Healing Turning Points and Beginning Again
Divided into four sections devoted to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual "selves," Healing the Hungry Self shows readers how shaping new behaviors leads to healthier eating while avoiding unhealthy dieting. It explains the difference between physical and emotional hunger, and how attitudes, thoughts, and feelings affect our eating choices. Dr. Price gives directions for reversing eating rituals, recognizing danger zones, using alternatives to food to cope with emotions, and accepting our bodies the way they are. This comprehensive workbook includes: Real-life stories, Checklists and questionnaires, A variety of exercises, Charts for keeping a daily routine. For those who starve themselves to lose weight, find themselves eating all day long, or turn to food for comfort or relief, Healing the Hungry Self offers a way to create a permanent change in their minds and bodies. Deirdra Price is a clinical psychologist with extensive credentials and training. Dr. Price conducts seminars nationally, speaking at high schools, colleges, hospitals, and businesses.
The Soldier's Homecoming Ensign James Rowland was fortunate to return from Waterloo unscathed-at least in body. But guilt from that terrible battle has left him almost mute and crushed in spirit. Only in the company of sweet, compassionate Lucy Williams, a volunteer at the Veterans' Group in Bath, does he begin to feel happiness is within reach. Penniless governesses can't afford dreams of romance. Lucy Williams is resigned to lifelong spinsterhood-until James enters her life. His mother opposes the match. Lucy herself is sure the chasm between their ranks is too wide. But now that she has helped heal James, he intends to overcome every obstacle between them...and emerge victorious in the battle for her love.
<div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px;">Neighborly Affection, #3</span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px;"><br></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px;">There are no safe words. There is only surrender.</span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px;"><br></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 14px;">When Alice leapt into sexual games with her neighbors Henry and Jay, she didn't plan to fall in love. She sure didn't expect she'd be the switch between Henry's commanding mastery and Jay's submissive playfulness. But now she's moving in with them, and she'd better figure it all out - fast. Trouble is, she's never been a live-in girlfriend. The day after a traumatic first night at a BDSM club might not be the best time to start. Struggling to find her place within the lifestyle, Alice seeks equality in a relationship built on surrender. Learning to lean on Henry challenges the foundation of her self-worth. He'll have to lean on her in return for their triad to find stability. But can her stoic dominant lover accept her as a confidante as well as a submissive? And will their love be enough to silence Jay's emotional ghosts?</span></font></div></div>
The author of this new, illustrated guide tells us there are a number of ways to respond when trouble knocks at the door of one's heart. Reaching out, reaching up, and reaching within can bring balm to ease the pain. Let this book of support and inspiration point the way toward a better day.
This book is about empowerment for chronic pain patients and care providers alike. Every chronic pain condition has a treatable myofascial trigger point component, including fibromyalgia. Many of the localized symptoms now considered as fibromyalgia are actually due to trigger points. The central sensitization of fibromyalgia amplifies symptoms that trigger points cause, and this book teaches care providers and patients how to identify and treat those causes. Chronic myofascial pain due to trigger points can be body-wide, and can cause or maintain fibromyalgia central sensitization. Trigger points can cause and/or maintain or contribute to many types of pain and dysfunction, including numbness and tingling, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, cognitive dysfunctions and disorientation, impotence, incontinence, loss of voice, pelvic pain, muscle weakness, menstrual pain, TMJ dysfunction, shortness of breath, and many symptoms attributed to old age or "atypical" or psychological sources. Trigger point therapy has been around for decades, but only recently have trigger points been imaged at the Mayo Clinic and National Institutes of Health. Their ubiquity and importance is only now being recognized. Devin Starlanyl is a medically trained chronic myofascial pain and fibromyalgia researcher and educator, as well as a patient with both of these conditions. She has provided chronic pain education and support to thousands of patients and care providers around the world for decades. John Sharkey is a physiologist with more than twenty-seven years of anatomy experience, and the director of a myofascial pain facility. Together they have written a comprehensive reference to trigger point treatment to help patients with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and many other conditions. This guide will be useful for all types of doctors, nurses, therapists, bodyworkers, and lay people, facilitating communication between care providers and patients and empowering patients who now struggle with all kinds of misunderstood and unexplained symptoms. Part 1 explains what trigger points are and how they generate symptoms, refer pain and other symptoms to other parts of the body, and create a downward spiral of dysfunction. The authors look at the interconnection between fibromyalgia and myofascial trigger points and their possible causes and symptoms; identify stressors that perpetuate trigger points such as poor posture, poor breathing habits, nutritional inadequacies, lack of sleep, and environmental and psychological factors; and provide a list of over one hundred pain symptoms and their most common corresponding trigger point sources. Part 2 describes the sites of trigger points and their referral patterns within each region of the body, and provides pain relief solutions for fibromyalgia and trigger point patients and others with debilitating symptoms. Pain treatment plans include both self-help remedies for the patient--stretching or postural exercises, self-massage techniques and prevention strategies--as well as diagnostic and treatment hints for care providers. Part 3 offers guidance for both patients and care providers in history taking, examination, and palpation skills, as well as treatment options. It offers a vision for the future that includes early assessment, adequate medical training, prevention of fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, changes to chronic pain management and possible solutions to the health care crisis, and a healthier version of our middle age and golden years, asserting that patients have a vital role to play in the management of their own health.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed care organization in the country. It also happens to have the largest and most complex labor-management partnership ever created in the United States. This book tells the story of that partnership-how it started, how it grew, who made it happen, and the lessons to be learned from its successes and complications. With twenty-seven unions and an organization as complex as 8. 6-million-member Kaiser Permanente, establishing the partnership was not a simple task and maintaining it has proven to be extraordinarily challenging. Thomas A. Kochan, Adrienne E. Eaton, Robert B. McKersie, and Paul S. Adler are among a team of researchers who have been tracking the evolution of the partnership between Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions ever since 2001. They review the history of health care labor relations and present a profile of Kaiser Permanente as it has developed over the years. They then delve into the partnership, discussing its achievements and struggles, including the negotiation of the most innovative collective bargaining agreements in the history of American labor relations. Healing Together concludes with an assessment of the Kaiser partnership's effect on the larger health care system and its implications for labor-management relations in other industries.
The landmark The Healing Touch: The Proven Massage Program, now updated and revised. Distinguished veterinarian and animal psychologist Dr. Michael W. Fox shares his pioneering 6-step massage technique through detailed illustrations, photos, and easy-to-read instructions, and provides information on how to understand your cat's anatomy, develop a massage routine, use massage to diagnose illness, and integrate it as part of overall care for your cat. This proven massage program for cats helps affirm the human-animal bond by providing instruction on why cats need massage, how to understand your cat's body language, how to give a diagnostic or therapeutic massage, and how to keep your cat healthy. 60 black & white drawings & photos, resources, index.
When life seems to conspire against you, how do you find the courage to dive into Healing Waters?When Lucia Coffey looks at her reflection, she sees fat and failure. When she looks at her sister Sonia, she sees svelte and success. When she looks at God, she sees that divine love can't possibly be doled out equally. All her life, Lucia has coped by throwing herself into taking care of those who seem more worthy of God's goods, and feeding the dreams she has buried alive. But when tragedy strikes Lucia's family, she meets Sullivan Crisp--a decidedly offbeat psychologist who is trying to cope with his own shattered past. They form an alliance to try to hold her family together and, in the process, both tentatively dip their toes into the waters of healing. Step by faltering step they wade in, forging an unlikely community and digging deep for the courage to face a lurking danger that could pull them under . . . or remind them what it's like to dance on the waves.
For the past ten years, Andy Rosenfarb has successfully used acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat a wide range of eye conditions. His treatments include moxibustion techniques, tuina (massage), microcurrent stimulation, Chinese herbs, and qigong exercises, along with "essential acupuncture" where essential oils are placed on acupuncture points. The culmination of his work--which includes a recent pioneering study involving metabolic testing-is this handbook for healing the kinds of conditions too often considered almost impossibly challenging or irreversible.The first half of Healing Your Eyes with Chinese Medicine explains Traditional Chinese Medicine and its perspective on the eyes, which is based on the idea that the eyes and the brain work in tandem, not isolation. The second half focuses on proven methods derived from Rosenfarb's practice, including nutritional, supplemental, and lifestyle adjustments. Individual chapters cover eye disorders such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and many more. This book is intended as a practical manual to help readers understand their eyes and vision more comprehensively, and to learn new, affordable ways for retaining the precious gift of sight.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Few people escape what Paul Sibcy calls a rift with God. Most often the rift starts with a childhood event -- in his own case, the suicide of his father -- that wounds the soul and induces spiritual alienation. In later life, the rift can manifest itself in a variety of ways, from spiritual longing to physical illness. For more than two decades, Paul Sibcy has been helping people heal their wounded souls. Now, drawing on his own spiritual odyssey as well as on the experiences of people he has counseled, he shows how to mend a rift with God. Sibcy demonstrates how physical wellness is intimately connected with spiritual wholeness. He describes the five major types of "soul wounds" and presents a detailed five- step program for spiritual recovery. For everyone who feels alienated by modern life, this book offers a breakthrough plan for renewal and wellness.
It's current, it's accurate, it's user-friendly, and it's FUN! With an emphasis on environmental responsibility, the new Health: The Basics, Green Edition features compelling graphics and relatable content that bring health topics to life, keeping you hooked on learning and living well. Now enhanced with an even more comprehensive package of student support materials, this edition makes learning personal health easier than ever. TheGreen Editionincludes an environmental feature; new mini-chapters; a brand new art program with a new, lively design; and additional content on behavior chan>= in addition to a robust and expanded supplements package.
You can do many things to help yourself stay healthy and fit. Just as importantly, you can avoid doing things that will harm you. If you know ways to stay safe and healthy and do these things, you can help yourself have good health throughout your life.
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