The Dirt Cure

Healthy Food, Healthy Gut, Happy Child

The Dirt Cure

In this “carefully researched, compellingly written game-changer for children’s health” (Mark Hyman, MD), Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, reveals the shocking contents of children’s food, how it’s seriously harming their bodies and brains, and what you can do about it. And she presents a nutritional plan for getting and keeping children healthy—that any family can follow. Chronic diseases in children are rising dramatically—from allergies and ADHD to mental illnesses and obesity. A traditionally trained pediatric neurologist and a parent herself, Dr. Maya encountered the limits of conventional medicine when her son suffered a severe episode of asthma on his first birthday and hit a developmental plateau. Treatments failed to reverse his condition, so Dr. Maya embarked on a scientific investigation, discovering that food was at the root of her son’s illness, affecting his digestive system, immune system, and brain. The solution was shockingly simple: Heal the food, heal the gut, heal the brain…and heal the child. Recent changes in growing and processing food harm kids’ gut microbiomes, immune systems, and brains, contributing to chronic disease. Dr. Maya “convincingly argues the case for a dirt-filled but chemical-free life” (Publishers Weekly). She used fresh foods and nature to heal not only her son but chronically ill patients from around the world from the inside out and the outside in—and now makes it available in The Dirt Cure. “Full of scientific information presented in a fun and informative way, [with] concrete evidence that good food can transform one’s life,” (Publishers Weekly), The Dirt Cure shares success stories from Dr. Maya’s practice and her tips as a working mother of three on stocking healing foods (from veggies to chocolate!), reading labels, and getting even picky eaters into the new menu. “Reader-friendly” (Kirkus Reviews), this paradigm-shifting “tour de force prescription…to fight and prevent chronic disease” (Robert K. Naviaux, MD, PhD) empowers you to transform your child’s health through food and ensure the long-term wellbeing of your kids and the entire family.

The Green Cure

How shinrin-yoku, earthing, going outside, or simply opening a window can heal us

The Green Cure

Discover how going outdoors and spending time in nature, from forest bathing to a walk in the park, provides a simple and powerful way to improve your health and wellbeing. What we all know on an intuitive level is a scientific truth: the simple act of going outside is good for us – really good for us. It has been shown to have a positive effect on a huge number of health conditions and issues, from diabetes to depression, anxiety to arteriolosclerosis. Down-to-earth and relevant, The Green Cure shows you that you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment or holidays to heal your body and mind. An afternoon stroll among trees in the park, a dip in the ocean or sinking your bare feet in the mud might change your life! Each chapter combines anecdotes and literature alongside recent medical and scientific discoveries to show how nature can heal us. The book also includes ‘prescriptions’ for how to use the information in realistic, easy ways, so you, too, can enjoy the beneficial shift within that simply going outdoors can bring you.

There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather

A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge)

There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather

“A perfect antidote to the hyper-vigilant, extra-electrified, standardized-tested, house-arrested, 21st-century childhood.” —Richard Louv, bestselling author of Last Child in the Woods and Vitamin N Bringing Up Bébé meets Last Child in the Woods in this lively, insightful memoir about a mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American children. When Swedish-born Linda McGurk moved to small-town Indiana with her American husband to start a family, she quickly realized that her outdoorsy ways were not the norm. In Sweden children play outside all year round, regardless of the weather, and letting young babies nap outside in freezing temperatures is not only common—it is a practice recommended by physicians. In the US, on the other hand, she found that the playgrounds, which she had expected to find teeming with children, were mostly deserted. In preschool, children were getting drilled to learn academic skills, while their Scandinavian counterparts were climbing trees, catching frogs, and learning how to compost. Worse, she realized that giving her daughters the same freedom to play outside that she had enjoyed as a child in Sweden could quickly lead to a visit by Child Protective Services. The brewing culture clash finally came to a head when McGurk was fined for letting her children play in a local creek, setting off an online firestorm when she expressed her anger and confusion on her blog. The rules and parenting philosophies of her native country and her adopted homeland were worlds apart. Struggling to fit in and to decide what was best for her children, McGurk turned to her own childhood for answers. Could the Scandinavian philosophy of “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” be the key to better lives for her American children? And how would her children’s relationships with nature change by introducing them to Scandinavian concepts like friluftsliv (“open-air living”) and hygge (the coziness and the simple pleasures of home)? McGurk embarked on a six-month-long journey to Sweden to find out. There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather is a fascinating personal narrative that highlights the importance of spending time outdoors, and illustrates how the Scandinavian culture could hold the key to raising healthier, resilient, and confident children in America.

Heal: 101 simple ways to improve your health in a modern world

Heal: 101 simple ways to improve your health in a modern world

So many of us are looking for practical changes we can make to nourish our body, be more active and find meaningful connection - ways to be stronger, happier and healthier, in a fast-paced world. Pete begins with what he knows best - food - and offers suggestions on how to eat and drink in ways that will support your wellbeing. Next, he explores different ways to move and play that are known to positively influence physical and mental health. There are ideas on how to relax your body and mind, including massage and meditation, as well as the best strategies for restorative sleep. Finally, Pete explores activities that promote creativity, self-awareness and connection with other people, which are all essential to emotional wellbeing. With ideas to inspire everyone to make a change in their lives - no matter how big or small - Heal will help you to find the path to your healthiest self. This is a specially formatted fixed-layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.

The Complete Collected Works of Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (Hardcover Edition)

The Complete Collected Works of Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (Hardcover Edition)

Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802-1866) was a lifelong resident of Belfast, ME and a clockmaker, by trade. From the late 1840s until the time of his transition, he wrote down his own particular philosophical, psychological and metaphysical views on life, death, health, religion and the mind. His early studies of hypnosis, then called mesmerism, led him later on to develop his unique method of healing for both mental and physical affirmities. Proud of his New England heritage, passionate in his love of liberty and equality for all, outspoken in his admonitions against what he considered aristocracy and priestcraft, empathetic toward the sick and suffering, he recorded his experiences, experiments and case studies of his own life journey's explorations into humanity and spirituality, in order to leave behind, for us, what he found, for himself, to be universally applicable truths, for the benefit of all mankind. For this reason, he wrote this book. (Hardcover Edition) (700 pages)

The ISLE Reader

Ecocriticism, 1993-2003

The ISLE Reader

This volume gathers nineteen of the most representative and defining essays from the journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment over the course of its first ten years. Following an introduction that traces the stages of ecocriticism's development, The ISLE Reader is organized into three sections, each of which reflects one of the general goals the journal has sought to accomplish. The section titled "Re-evaluations" provides new readings of familiar environmental writers and new environmental perspectives on authors or literary traditions not usually considered from a green perspective. The writings in "Reaching Out to Other Disciplines" promote cross-pollination among various disciplines and methodologies in the environmental arts and humanities. The writings in the final section, "New Theoretical and Practical Paradigms," are especially significant for the conceptual and methodological terrain they map. The ISLE Reader documents the state of research in ecocriticism and related interdisciplinary fields, provides a survey of the field, and points to new methodologies and possibilities for the future.

Coconut Oil- Natures Wonder Cure

How Coconut Oil Revitalizes The Body

Coconut Oil- Natures Wonder Cure

Have you heard about using coconut oil as a healthy product for the body or are you curious about learning all about it? If you are then "Coconut Oil- Natures Wonder Cure" is the perfect book for you. It will allow you to learn about the origin of coconut oil and the many ways that it can be processed. The book then goes into greater dealing by expounding on the main benefits that persons can get if they use coconut oil in certain ways. This book is suited for any individual that has an interest in coconut oil. The last chapter should be particularly appealing to the male reader as it focuses on the benefits that the use of coconut oil has on libido. Coconut oil is natural and has great properties, contrary to what was formerly thought about it.

The Tilian Cure

The Tilian Cure

Seven years ago, the Tilian Virus swept across the globe. In its wake, billions fell horribly ill…but they did not die. Death would have been a blessing. Instead, friends and loved ones regressed to a primitive state of existence; consumed with one driving instinct—survival. But it was not just the virus’ victims who had changed. The world’s few remaining survivors were forced to adapt as well. Teachers and students, farmers and politicians began their own struggle to survive in a world unmade. However, they quickly learned that the outbreak of the virus was only the beginning. Its lasting effects were even more merciless. Now comes the survivors’ last stand. Some forces divide, while others band together. Enemies, human and Til alike, surrounded them from all sides. Can the weary summon their last vestiges of strength and hold against the approaching tide of death? Or can a cure be found in time? If so, what form might it take? What scars might it leave? For, as the old saying goes, the cure is often worse than the disease.

Lethal Cure

Lethal Cure

From the award-winning author of OVERDOSE and DYING TO REMEMBER “This medical thriller is chock-full of fascinating ideas—memory erasure, memory transfer, the military applications of memory—that will hook readers almost immediately.” --Publishers Weekly "The book moves forward with impressive momentum . . . Like running up a spiral staircase--you might see where it's going, but the twists will leave you dizzy." --Kirkus Reviews A teenage girl hobbles into the emergency room on the stump of an amputated leg, only to die in the arms of medical resident Jake Warner. She leaves behind a handgun, a strange diary, and many unanswered questions. Haunted by his inability to save the girl, Jake photocopies the diary before turning it over to the police. Days later another patient in Jake’s care unexpectedly dies, and he discovers that he has somehow forgotten everything from the entire day when he was treating the young man. Seemingly by coincidence he also wins a free vacation in Europe. Although the trip comes with unusual restrictions, he accepts and brings the girl’s diary with him. On the streets of Milan, Jake witnesses a mugging and helps the victim, a tourist named Tykeria. They fall in love, and together they try to figure out the connections among the deaths, the diary, and Jake’s forgotten day. But Jake’s problems, including his memory loss, keep getting worse. Somehow he must cross the void of lost memories to reveal the true cause of his patient’s deaths—and to save himself.