Go to the garden before you go to the doctor for simple illnesses in your family
Demetria Clark is a master herbalist and in her book, Herbal Healing for Children, she provides parents with safe, effective and natural alternatives to conventional medicines which can often have negative side effects.
The book is easy to follow providing practical guides and explaining how to use herbal remedies to deal with common childhood health issues
For example simple teas for tummy aches, drops for earaches, treatments for eczema and diaper rash, and much more.
Demetria gives the reader an introduction to herbal medicine, explaining how each herb works and the conditions it treats. It is a comprehensive guide to herbal basics which can be safely used on a daily basis. Childhood illnesses are listed alphabetically with the corresponding and appropriate herbal treatment for those illnesses
In this book you will also be shown how to gather, preserve, and store herbs, and make your own herbal teas, infusions, and salves etc. The author does not stop there, she also outlines where to find resources on everything from buying and growing herbs to locating an herbalist.
Healing Herbs for Children . Key Points.
- It is a hands-on guide which gives parents safe and effective alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs whose side effects often make children feel worse.
- It provides an introduction to herbal medicine, an explanation of how each herb works, and contains important information about the herbs you should always have on hand for daily use and first aid.
- The books title says “children” but this book is helpful for everyone of all ages.
- The book is written as if the author is talking to a friend. It is easy to understand for beginners yet informative enough for you to really use what is being taught.
- Takes time to explain drug interactions with various herbs.
- A must read if you’re interested in natural remedies for common illnesses rather than resorting to pharmaceuticals or other chemically-manufactured products.
The Modern Guide to Using Herbs and Essential Oils
You don’t have to identify with the goddess or Earth Mother labels to get going with holistic treatments for your everyday health needs. If you already buy organic produce, make an effort to eat whole foods, and tend to choose Method products over Windex, it only makes sense that that you’d approach your health, wellness, and beauty regimen with a similarly all-natural approach.
Do-It-Yourself Herbal Medicine inspires you to easily and affordably take charge of how you look and feel by sharing simple and fun recipes that use Mason jars, sauce pans, and even your French press in creative ways. In these pages, you’ll find:
- Down-to-earth info on the exploding popularity of essential oils and why they’re so effective
- In-depth profiles of 5 must-have herbs to kick off your herbal medicinal projects, as well as 30 additional herbs to get to know and use
- Over 200 recipes for face and hair care, body and skin care, intimate care, mental health and wellness, common ailments, home cleaning products, and self-care for the day common occurrences, from a hangover to a Netflix binge watch .
Improve your health and empower yourself today with these simply, powerful remedies.
Each of the books featured above will give you valuable information about herbs and how to heal with them.
Why Herbal Medicines?
Herbal medicines have demonstrated effectiveness in their ability to improve blood perfusion to the brain and learning capacity. The use of herbal medicine in the treatment of ADHD is of high interest to the many families and professionals looking for alternatives to drug therapy.
A Worrying Trend
According to the The Drug Enforcement Administrations own records, the production of methylphenidate by the drug manufacturers in the United States has increased by more than 500 percent since 1991.
The production of amphetamine has increased by over 2,000 percent in the same nine-year period of time. More than 50 percent of the methylphenidate and amphetamine prescriptions are written by pediatritions.
Their data indicate that the number precriptions written for ADHD has increased by a factor of 5 since 1991. In 1998 alone, over 4,000 prescriptions for methylphenidate were written for children 2 years of age or less. (It should be noted that this drug is not approved for use in children under six years of age because safety and efficacy has not been established.)
These are very concerning trends
Epidemological studies indicate that the increased prevalence of modern diseases, ASD and ADHD is associated with a western style diet (such as nutrient-poor processed foods, food additives, colourings and preservatives) and environmental factors such as lifestyle and pollution.
We need to get back to LHI foods. That is low human intervention.
Take a good hard look at what we are eating and understand what are the hidden dangers in the foods we consume.
Sally Falon makes this point very clear in her book Nourishing Traditions
She followed the work of a dentist who was interested in the diets of many third world countries where they showed few signs of tooth decay. He wanted to know why they had such strong teeth while kids in western society were getting braces on their teeth at a young age and having multiple fillings .
He found that these people were not eating highly processed foods and as a result had stronger healthier teeth than the more affluent counterparts in our society.
I know we have Nevan friends from Vanuatu who have the most amazingly beautiful teeth and they eat a diet rich in locally grown and prepared foods.
The Okinawan people of Japan were another example of how a LHI diet afforded them longer and healthier lives.
Some Good Reasons why You Should Avoid Processed Foods
- CANCER – Some synthetic chemicals used in the processed foods industry are known to have carcinogenic properties.
- OBESITY – Heavily processed foods are usually higher in sugar, fat and salt, and lower in nutrients and fiber than the raw foods used to create them,.
- According to the World Health Organization, processed foods are to blame for the spike in obesity levels and chronic disease around the world.
- HEART DISEASE – Many processed foods have trans fatty acids (TFA), the dangerous type of fat you don’t want in your diet. TFA’s give a rise to LDL, the dangerous cholesterol, and squash HDL, the good one.
- A recent study bu Harvard found that women who avoided high-carb processed foods cut their heart disease risk by 30%.
Folks we need to get back to basics in our approach to food and medicine. Take a good look at what God has provided us with first before going off the the chemist or the supermarket, we should go to the garden.
Home grown vegetables and herbs always taste so much better.
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