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

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2016-03-22
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
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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 Noël 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.

Author Biography

Maria Noël 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Achieving a Natural Balance
Part 1: The Foundations of Good Health
1. Your Body’s Basic Needs
2. Herbal Nutrition
3. Stress and Energy
4. Relaxation, Mood, and Sleep
5. Digestion and Elimination
6. Detoxification: Cleanup Time!
Part 2: Going Deeper and Tying It Together
7. The Immune System: Tending Your Inner Army
8. The Respiratory System: Breathing Deeply
9. Blood Sugar: Not Too Sweet
10. The Cardiovascular System: Your Body’s Superhighway
11. Memory and Cognition: Sharpening Your Mind
12. Managing Pain: Listening to Your Taskmaster
13. The Thyroid: Butterfly in Balance
14. Your Skin and Connective Tissue: Keepin’ It Together
15. Reproductive Vitality: The Canary in the Coal Mine
16. Longevity and Vitality: Aging Gracefully
17. Children and Animals: Herbal Medicine for the Whole Family
Part 3: Buying and Making Herbal Remedies
18. Harvesting, Buying, Storing, and Using Herbs
19. DIY Herbal Remedies
Appendix I: The Latin Names of Herbs
Appendix II: Learn More

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