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Authors: Svetlana Konnikova, Anna Maria Clement (Foreword by), Anna Maria Clement, NMD, PhD
ISBN-13: 9780979175824, ISBN-10: 0979175828
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Aurora Publishers, Inc.
Date Published: January 2008
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Svetlana Konnikova

Svetlana Konnikova was a writer of award-winning television scripts in the former Soviet Union and a host of several television shows there, including Listen and Learn, Masterpieces of World Literature, and Science and Life. Since moving to the United States in 1989, she has been a teacher of French and Russian. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida. Anna Maria Clement, NMD, PhD, is a codirector and chief health administrator of Hippocrates Health Institute. She is the author of A Families' Guide to Health & Healing and the coauthor of Healthful Cuisine. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Book Synopsis

Interwoven with centuries-old herbal remedies, time-tested techniques, and women’s wisdom handed down through the ages, this kaleidoscopic whole-health tapestry reveals a myriad of natural methods for achieving and maintaining good health and all-around happiness. At the heart of the narrative is a compilation of natural recipes for infusions, poultices, teas, and tinctures—garnered by the young Svetlana while listening to her mother and “the girls” (other medical professionals like her mother) as they shared their bond of friendship and their tales of healing success while gathered for tea in the family’s blossom-filled garden—intertwined with her grandmother’s fairy tales, family vignettes, legends, and herbal lore. Filled with easy-to-make, natural, healing recipes for common ailments and illnesses—such as allergies, asthma, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, and respiratory problems—this all-encompassing guide to wellness offers a holistic approach that intermingles alternative treatments with folklore, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality to foster optimal health and joyful living.

Miriam A. Kilmer

I hope that this work will help to instill a deeper reverence for the environment in readers everywhere. (Miriam A. Kilmer, artist, owner of Rising Dove Fine Arts and Services, and granddaughter of Joyce Kilmer, American poet and author of the poem "Trees")

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Foreword     x
Introduction     xii
Poem: A Fine Mood     1
Rose Hips Tea Party     3
"Even the Badger Knows..."     7
A Healthy Spirit Lives in a Healthy Body     21
Stop Sneezes and Sniffles and Stifle a Cold     53
A Sickness of the 21st Century     85
Ourselves, Our Children, Allergens, and Happy Cells     111
Clever Remedies to Outsmart Headaches     127
Sleeping Beauty     151
When Your Head Is Swimming     175
Don't Be Afraid of Good Stress     185
Trips to the Fairyland     203
Dialogue with the Trees of Strength and Everlasting Life     229
As Isis, So Is Mama     261
Nature's Green Clinic: Useful Herbs, Plants, Fruits and Vegetables     275
Endnotes     283
Appendix     285
Natural Health Resources     285
Glossary     288
Bibliography     291
Useful Addresses/Herbal Suppliers     296
Index     297
Credits     309
Acknowledgments     310
A Note About the Author     311
About the Book     313