Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care by Maria Noel GrovesBody into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care by Maria Noel Groves

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

byMaria Noel Groves

Paperback | March 22, 2016

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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.
Maria Noël Groves is an herbal practitioner, teacher, columnist for Remedies magazine, columnist and health editor for Herb Quarterly magazine and the former editor of Natural Health magazine. She runs Wintergreen Botanicals Herbal Clinic & Education Center in New Hampshire, is a registered professional herbalist with the American Herb...
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Title:Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.75 inPublished:March 22, 2016Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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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
Index

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“Much of the modern illness we face is a reflection of life out of balance -- with nature, with daily rhythms, with ourselves. Maria Noel Groves offers readers an opportunity to return to nature by returning to ourselves. This is the beginning of our healing.” — Aviva Romm, M.D., author of Botanical Medicines for Women’s Health, winner of the James Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature “Through great insight and experience, Maria Noel Groves empowers us to be our own healers.” — Christopher Hobbs, Ph.D., L.Ac., A.H.G., Institute for Natural Products Research (INPR) “Maria Noel Groves guides readers to use botanicals safely and effectively, with an understanding that herbs offer the greatest health benefits when incorporated into a daily regiment to prevent disease.” — David Winston, R.H.(A.H.G.) “If you are floundering with your health care and need some guidance, this easy-to-understand introduction to herbal medicine is your book.” — Sharol Marie Tilgner, N.D., author of Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth “Those who are interested in managing their health holistically may wish to incorporate herbs into their regime. Groves, an experienced herbalist, provides the necessary tools for doing just that… A solid introduction to herbal medicine.” — Library Journal