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The Benevolent Bee: Capture the Bounty of the Hive through Science, History, Home Remedies, and Craft
By Stephanie Bruneau. 2017
A beekeeper and herbalist shares how you can use six products of the beehive: honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax,…and bee venom. Not all new beekeepers realize that a honeybee hive produces a lot more than just honey. While your hard-working ladies will produce delicious honey, the hive as a whole also produces pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, and bee venom; all very useful things for humans, if we know how to use them.The Benevolent Bee describes how and why the bees make these products, how they&’ve been used by humans throughout the ages, and how beekeepers can harvest the products. It also presents simple do-it yourself recipes for using the products in health and wellness, body care, nutrition, and craft. You'll learn how to make salves for burns and a cough syrup from raw honey; how to make a tincture, an infused oil, and a mouthwash from propolis, the anti-bacterial &“bee glue&” that lines the inside of the hive; and much more. Get crafting now, it&’s all already in your hive!
By Rachael Matthews. 2019
“The whole book feels like a peaceful space into which you can step at will to reflect on the significance…of the stitches on your needles.” —The Twisted YarnAnyone can pick up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. And everyone can be mindful. The Mindfulness in Knitting casts fresh light on this renowned calming craft, and reveals how the act of “knit and purl” can be the epitome of conscious living.Ethical textile artist Rachael Matthews unpicks the threads of this popular pastime to explore how knitting connects us to each other and to the world around us. Through personal anecdote and expert insight, she unravels the true value of what it means to craft, its therapeutic benefits, and the joys of mindful making.“Matthews is knitting together words of inspiration and joy . . . But be forewarned, it may change the way you knit and think about your knitting forever.” —Busy Hands Quiet Hearts
By Tessa Wardley. 2019
“Turn your outdoor bathing into an enriching meditation with this exploration into the emotional benefits of swimming in nature.” —Health…& FitnessThe Mindful Art of Wild Swimming explores how swimming in rivers, lakes, and seas is the very epitome of conscious living. Zen-seeker Tessa Wardley reconnects the physical and spiritual cycles of life to the changing seasons and flow of wild waters worldwide and leads the reader on to a mindful journey through the natural world. Combining expert insight and personal anecdote, she shares with sparkling clarity why our relationship with open water is so fundamental to pure wellbeing, and reveals how wild swimming can be the ultimate Zen meditation.“Tessa Wardley is a keen and knowledgeable guide” —Times Literary Supplement
By Ian Maddox. 1994
This book provides a clear, practical approach to sanitation in the food industry. The content ranges from the principles of…microbial growth, through descriptions of cleaning chemicals, to the management of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems. It will be an invaluable basic text for all tertiary students who intend to work in the food industry, as well as for the existing industry personnel.
By Parag Jain, Shiv Shukla, Vishal Jain, Ravindra Pandey, Amber Vyas, Shailendra Saraf. 2019
Due to the increase in the consumption of herbal medicine, there is a need to know which scientifically based methods…are appropriate for assessing the quality of herbal medicines. Fingerprinting has emerged as a suitable technique for quality estimation. Chemical markers are used for evaluation of herbal medicines. Identification and quantification of these chemical markers are crucial for quality control of herbal medicines. This book provides updated knowledge on methodology, quality assessment, toxicity analysis and medicinal values of natural compounds.
Discover how to preserve your favorite foods in every season with the easy techniques and recipes in Real Food Fermentation:…Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen. Learn the process of fermentation from start to finish, and stock your pantry and refrigerator with delicious fruits, vegetables, dairy, and more. Fermenting is an art and a science, and Alex Lewin expertly takes you through every step, including an overview of food preserving and the fermentation process. Get to know the health benefits of fermented foods, and learn the best tools, supplies, and ingredients to use. Then start making wholesome preserved foods and beverages with step-by-step recipes for sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, yogurt, preserved lemons, chutney, kimchi, and more, getting the best out of every season’s bounty. The book is filled with beautiful photos and clear instructions help you build your skills with confidence. It’s no wonder people are fascinated with fermenting—the process is user friendly, and the rewards are huge. Inside you’ll find: ·an overview of the art and craft of home preserving ·why fermented foods are good for you ·how to troubleshoot recipes, and how to modify them to suit your taste ·which vegetables and fruits are best for fermentation ·the best seasonings to use ·how to ferment dairy products to create yogurt, kefir, and buttermilk ·how to create fermented beverages, including mead, wine, and ginger aleWith this book as your guide, you’ll feel in control of your food and your health. See why so many people are discovering the joys of fermenting!
Facts on foods—no spin, no agenda: “Finally, a book that tells the truth about what foods are really healthy.” —Mark…Hyman, MD, author of Eat Fat, Get ThinIt’s time to debunk all the myths about foods we want to eat. The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Revised Edition delivers facts on foods; no spin, no agenda. In this newly updated nutrition reference guide, acclaimed nutritionist and bestselling author Jonny Bowden debunks traditional food myths, saves the reputations of foods long suffering from bad publicity, and provides just the facts—so you can make good, health-conscious decisions about which foods you and your family should eat. You’ll learn the latest research on many of your favorite foods, as well as some surprising new findings on the health benefits of foods you may have been avoiding unnecessarily. Did you know that, according to research:·Saturated fat does not cause heart disease?·Full-fat dairy may protect against diabetes?·There is no need to avoid meat if it is one hundred percent grass fed?·There is a major difference between farmed salmon and wild salmon?No food provides everything. But real food—whole food with minimal processing—contains a virtual pharmacy of nutrients, phytochemicals, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and healthful fats, all of which keep you alive and thriving. Learn how easy it is to find “real” food and discover what more than a dozen well-known nutrition experts say are their “top ten” healthiest foods on earth.
By William Bodri, Lee Shu-Mei. 1998
An indispensable reference for individuals searching for the meditation technique that is best for them.Twenty-Five Doors to Meditation is the…first guide to provide extensive, comprehensive, and detailed information about a variety of meditation methods. Together, William Bodri and Lee Shu-Mei make sense of the seemingly conflicting information that exists today regarding the path to spiritual enlightenment. Each meditation technique is fully described as is the interrelationship between the different paths to enlightenment.The authors show how Buddhist techniques can be explained through Taoist principles, Christian techniques through Hindu principles, and so on. Each meditation technique is designed to help you attain samadhi, the crux of spiritual development. The authors explore the scientific basis behind each technique, developmental stages of accomplishment, and each path’s effectiveness for entering samadhi. Especially useful is an extensive list of recommended references for the further study of individual techniques.
“The greatest guide ever written—by our greatest living teacher of magick—to the greatest occult system on Earth.” —from the forward…by Jason Louv, author of John Dee and the Empire of AngelsHaving mastered the arts and sciences of his age, Elizabethan magus Dr. John Dee (1527–1608) resolved that worldly knowledge could no longer provide him the wisdom he desired, and as did so many other learned men of the day, he turned his attention to magick. In 1582 he and his clairvoyant partner Edward Kelley made magical contact with a number of spiritual entities who identified themselves as angels—the same that communicated with Enoch and the patriarchs of the Old Testament. Over the next 3 years they revealed to Dee and Kelley three distinct magical systems of vision magick. The third and last of these incorporated a series of “calls” to be recited in an angelic language in order to raise the consciousness of the magician to a level where angelic contact is possible.In Enochian Vision Magick, Lon Milo DuQuette introduces the origins of Enochian magick and offers the expert and novice alike the opportunity not only to see the big picture of the full system but also the practical means by which he or she can become attuned in the same step-by-step manner that first prepared Dee and Kelley.First published by Weiser in 2008, this new edition includes a new introduction and new back matter by the author as well as a new foreword by Jason Louv.
By Panos Constantinides. 2024
In an era of digital transformation within healthcare management, this important book outlines an ecosystem perspective to illustrate how a…range of actors can use digital technologies to offer better value within the provision of healthcare services. From mobile applications to point-of-care diagnostic devices, from AI-enabled applications for data analysis to cloud models for service delivery and blockchain infrastructures, it provides a roadmap for how healthcare organizations can leverage these digital technologies. The book is also illustrated with case studies from different areas, including software for medical diagnostics, blockchain infrastructures for use in pharmaceutical supply chains and clinical trials, and federated learning platforms for genomics. Covering key issues such as patients’ rights to data and written in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the book will be essential reading for researchers, postgraduate students, and professionals interested in how technology can support and enable healthcare service provision.
By Matt Fitzgerald, Ryan Whited. 2023
Discover how to move through pain and injury, overcome perceived limits, and be in control of your athletic performance. Pain…is universal. Athletes in pursuit of performance are not strangers to pain—in fact they embrace it. But nothing derails training faster than nagging athletic pain and injury, which all too often land athletes in an endless cycle of physical therapy or leave them sidelined from sport altogether, awaiting surgery. Pain & Performance is a tour de force that explores compelling advances in pain science to reveal the shocking lack of evidence to support modern medicine&’s approach to injury management. Author Ryan Whited shares how his own journey, as both an elite climber and a professional trainer, inspired his revolutionary Training as Treatment method for helping athletes bounce back from broken to achieve breakthrough performances. This powerful new approach to musculoskeletal health will empower athletes to move through pain with confidence and control as they continue to chase big goals.
By Fred Wolf. 2001
A physicist examines ideas from medieval alchemy and contemporary science to explore the connection between mind and matter.Alchemists of old…attempted to make sense of the universe—to discover the connection between mind and matter. Some of today’s scientists, in particular quantum physicists, are doing the same. In this contribution to the study of consciousness, physicist Fred Alan Wolf reveals what he calls the “new alchemy” —a melding of the ideas of the old alchemists and the new scientists to reach a fuller understanding of mind and matter.An elegant book with short, stand-alone chapters, each framed by an alchemical symbol and its definition, Mind into Matter is thought provoking for scientists and lay people alike.Praise for Mind into Matter“I consider Fred Alan Wolf one of the most important pioneers in the field of consciousness. This book could change the way you perceive the world.” —Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, author of How to Know God“Once again, physicist Fred Alan Wolf takes us on a magical mystery tour into the adventure land of science and spirit. . . . Both enthralling and energizing.” —Michael Toms, cofounder, host, producer of New Dimensions Radio“How refreshing to have a scientist put the emphasis on the individual where it belongs! Wolf has written a glorious entertainment for the mind that matters.” —Kenneth Ring, PhD, author of Lessons from the Light“[A]llows readers to look at their own inner mechanism and better understand the consciousness which gives them life and makes them aware of the outer world of forms and phenomena in which they live.” —Glen P. Kezwer, Ph.D., physicist, author of Meditation, Oneness and Physics
By Douglas Rosenau, Jim Childerston, Carolyn Childerston. 2004
Reclaim the Bible-based concept of marriage as a satisfying one-flesh relationship. In this definitive guide to marital intimacy for Christian…couples over 50, learn how to deepen sexual pleasure and enjoy God&’s gift of sexual intimacy with your spouse. It can be difficult to find biblically based sexual advice. A licensed psychologist and family therapist, Dr. Douglas Rosenau answers specific and often unasked questions about sexual topics, presenting married couples with detailed techniques and skills to deepen their sexual pleasure and improve their marriages.In this easy-to-read guide for older couples, Dr. Rosenau covers topics including:The normal effects of aging on sexualityCommon medical problems and solutionsPostmenopausal estrogen replacementOvercoming roadblocks to intimacyReviving and sustaining sexual desirePhysical and emotional sexual fitnessGrounded in Scripture and written by a pioneer of Christian sex therapy, A Celebration of Sex is comprehensive, direct, and honest, treating sex with the respect it deserves and a Christ-like foundation. An excellent tool for premarital education and counseling, it&’s a must-read for Christian spouses.
By Rebecca Campbell. 2015
An encouraging guidebook to awaken to your potential, connect with the callings of your soul, and light up the world…with your presence.This international bestselling book has helped hundreds of thousands of people all over the world to create a life that is in deep alignment with their soul."Light Is The New Black is an inspiring book with a message that is so needed right now. Rebecca courageously guides us to turn our lights on and follow the daily calls of our soul so we can all light up the world with our authentic spirit.&” – Sonia Choquette, bestselling author of The Answer is SimpleANSWER THE CALL OF YOUR SOUL AND WORK YOUR LIGHTYour inner light is your soul and it is guiding you every moment of every day. Light Is the New Black is for those who agreed to be here at this time in history to answer the call of their soul and work their light.Rebecca Campbell had her first awakening when she was a teenager, but without anyone to guide her, she ignored her soul's callings and dimmed her light in order to fit in. Then, just before her 30th birthday, the life she had so consciously created began to crumble around her.It was as if the Universe had turned off all the lights, so she had no choice but to rediscover her own.In this inspirational book, Rebecca shares her own healing journey, alongside practical tools to help you reconnect with the core of your being, and channelled messages from the Universe.Once you rediscover what you already know at soul level, you can create a life that is in divine alignment, discover your soul gifts, and offer the world something that only you can give.&“When I first woke up to the callings of my soul, I lacked the courage, confidence, inner support, and practical tools not just to hear the callings of my soul, but to let them truly lead my life.There were pieces missing, a journey needed to be taken. I called upon the Universe and spiritual teachers to support me. This book is the result of that journey.You can read it in one sitting, one chapter a day, or pick a page at random for an instant hit of guidance. Throughout you will find &‘Work Your Light&’ exercises, mantras, and affirmations.I created these with the intention of guiding you not only to hear the callings of your soul, but to act on them too...I pray that you discover the authentic gift to the world that you already are and choose to serve the world by being You. Follow what lights you up and you will light up the world.So much love,Rebecca x
By Alex Howard. 2023
This powerful self-help book will change the way you see your past and transform the way you live now.Do you…struggle to find happiness in yourself or in your relationships? Do you have issues with your physical or mental health such as fatigue, anxiety, sleep problems, addictions or depression? Do you feel emotionally numb, or are you unable to truly feel your emotions? You are not alone. And maybe you need to stop blaming yourself.We are all affected by our early experiences – both good and bad. But for many of us, the patterns of our younger years have damaged us as adults, leaving us unable to truly feel or form lasting positive relationships with ourselves and others.As children, we're dependent on those around us to meet our emotional needs for us – the need for boundaries, safety and love. When these key needs go unanswered, the template for good mental health in adulthood is not properly formed. As adults, we can learn to meet these needs for ourselves, and to break free from a life of unnecessary suffering. Doing so doesn't just heal the impact of our past, it also helps us unlock our true potential in life.Childhood trauma will continue to trap us throughout our lives if we don't seek to confront it. Drawing on his own healing from childhood trauma and his clinical work with thousands of patients, Alex Howard sets a clear path to understanding your own unique blueprint from childhood and then provides a clinically proven reset plan for healing.It's Not Your Fault will help you to understand your trauma and heal its impact, build better boundaries and connect to your emotions to create healthy and fulfilling relationships.
By Diana Cage. 2014
The explicit and essential guide to sex for lesbian, bisexual, and queer women—winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian…Erotica (2015).The Lesbian Sex Bible is a fresh, funny, irreverent, and inclusive look at lesbian sexuality. This book encourages women to talk freely about sex and to deepen and expand their sexual knowledge. Above all, it empowers women of all sexual identities to have the hottest sex possible. Lesbian, bisexual, bicurious, trans, butch, femme, androgynous, seasoned dykes, and curious new comers alike will want to keep this book on the nightstand.Filled with explicit techniques and tips for enhancing your intimacy and pleasure, each chapter focuses on individual elements of lesbian sex while also providing frank advice about lesbian dating and relationships, gender, identity, and sexual culture.Highlighting strategies for sexual satisfaction and erotic empowerment, The Lesbian Sex Bible is a comprehensive guide for lesbians and all women interested in expanding their sexual knowledge.
It’s time to fully inhabit our lives, to reclaim what has been stolen from us, and to embrace the wisdom…our bodies long to share.Too many of us are living disconnected from our bodies, chasing a constantly moving target of ideal, and accepting the societal narrative about which bodies are deserving of safety and protection. In an effort to keep ourselves safe, we shame, push aside, and assimilate parts of ourselves that don't align with the cultural norm. In turn, we are disconnected from our bodies and therefore from our humanity, losing sight of the true nature of who we are.Embodiment coach Tara Teng helps us untangle ourselves from centuries of body-based oppression built into our societal systems or masquerading as religion. When we embrace our relationship with our bodies, we come into alignment with all things: ourselves, each other, the earth, and our spirituality. When we embrace ourselves, we can take back what society says is too much — too loud, too feminine, too masculine, too gay, too worldly, too unique. Now is the time to journey back to our bodies and to celebrate our whole selves.
By Massimo Maffei. 2002
Vetiveria is one of the most versatile genera in plant kingdom. For example, the species Vetiveria zizanoides produces oderous roots…from which a precious essential oil is distilled and used in a variety of applications from perfumery to ethnopharmacology. The same roots give the plant particular characteristics that make it a valuable natural barr
By Ben Irvine. 2017
“Irvine . . . strikes an engaging, self-deprecatory tone as he criticizes his field for its aloofness and failure to engage with the…world as it is.” —The Creativity PostWhy am I here? What does it all mean? These are the big questions we all ask ourselves at some point. Offering an enlightening approach to these universal conundrums this book explores how mindfulness can reveal hidden solutions to life’s mysteries. Weaving together philosophy and mindfulness to reveal how we can become wiser and happier simply by paying attention to everyday life, Dr Ben Irvine illustrates how the feeling of existential angst can be turned into a sense of wonder and opportunity. Offering a positive approach to the common problem of existential angst, he teaches how to embrace life’s uncertainties through the transformational practice of mindfulness meditation, and provides practical and thoughtful meditations for everyday life, bringing us back to the here and now.
By Sukey Novogratz, Elizabeth Novogratz. 2017
From the cofounders of The Well Daily, an illustrated, informative, and easy-to-use meditation guidebook—including an eight-week plan for busy novices.We’ve all…heard the reports about meditation: that it helps us relieve stress and anxiety, improve our moods, lose weight, and sleep better. We know that it can make us healthier, nicer, a kinder parent, a better coworker, a more thoughtful spouse. But there’s a catch—you actually have to do it.Written for the many, many people whose schedule or skepticism has kept them from trying meditation, Just Sit is an approachable and visually engaging beginner's guide. Assuaging fears, answering questions, and providing real-world information to demystify the process, Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz provide a hands-on look at what meditation really is, what is does, and how to do it. The authors make clear that meditation doesn't have to be complicated or follow a specific protocol. The most important part, to “just sit,” can lead to a lifelong practice, tailored to anyone's lifestyle.A perfect blend of information and instruction, Just Sit covers everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. Sukey and Elizabeth address meditation myths and realities, offer advice on how to combat awkwardness, extoll the physical and emotional benefits of meditation, show readers how to find those precious minutes to meditate every day, and more. They also include an eight-week plan to get help readers kick start—and stay with—their own daily practice.Time to ditch the excuses. With this warm, encouraging, sassy guide, everyone will want to show up—and sit down—every day.