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A decade ago, after suffering from life-threatening autoimmune disorders, Hollywood actress Shiva Rose set out to discover a more holistic way to natural health and beauty. Growing her own organic herbs and flowers; mixing creams, lotions, and tonics; and following Ayurvedic practices and creating mindful rituals, she has not only healed her life but has also become a leader and entrepreneur in the world of all-natural beauty and lifestyle.

Ayurveda teaches us that true health is our birthright and that by artfully adapting to the rhythms of nature, we can restore ourselves to balance and experience optimal well-being. In Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom, healer, teacher, and scholar Acharya Shunya teaches to live in a way that supports our greatest health through daily ritual, nourishing food, spiritual practice, and self-care.

Sacred oils are part of a mysterious and ancient art that dates back thousands of years. Only a handful of people alive hold this knowledge. Among them is Felicity Warner, a healer and myrrhophore. Join her on journey with 20 sacred oils as she explains how to mix, dilute, blend each and how to use them to perform sacred rituals, cleanse auras, and heal the soul.

In ‘Crystals’ classical singer and sound healer Yulia Van Doren presents crystal healing in a modern, accessible and relatable style. Knowledge and tools include – choosing and using, programming, chakra cleanses and moon manifesting and how to add sparkle to your life and home.
PS: Remember, you are made of stardust!

Learn to feel more grounded, aligned with your purpose, and in touch with your innate sense of knowing. Mindbodygreen wellness editors Emma Loewe and Lindsay Kellner have gathered some of the most potent and powerful rituals and grounded them in science, reason and logic. With this book you will learn to create moments of stillness, tune out the noise, and come back to yourself with a deeper sense of joy, gratitude, and connection to yourself and Mother Earth.

This book uses historical and mythological information, traditional recipes, and unique insights for those people who feel they have lost their “magic.” From the author, “I decided to write this book as a lighthearted means to return us to our magical roots, to help people discover why they might be acting a certain way, or have certain passions for foods or hobbies.” Once you discover your magical type you can become healthier knowing what foods and activities are best for you. But above all the message of this book is: Be happy with who you are and how you look.

Imagine less stress, greater well-being, and better health. Through journaling exercises and expanded awareness practices anyone can tap into hidden resources for healing. The practices empower you to gain insights, balance energies, dialogue and interact with nature, work with your dreams, your inner healer, and more. Whether you are dealing with aging, health challenges, or ongoing concerns, you can change your health story.

In this beautifully written work, one of America’s most beloved meditation teachers offers wisdom on understanding faith as a healing quality, a refuge that can be nurtured in each of us to soothe life’s deepest wounds. With insight from her lifelong spiritual quest, Salzburg provides us with a road map for cultivating a feeling of ease and peace that can be practiced by anyone of any tradition.

A bold presentation of energy medicine by medical intuitive Caroline Myss. Based on fifteen years of research into energy medicine, Dr Myss shows how every illness corresponds to a pattern of emotional and psychological stresses, beliefs, and attitudes that have influenced areas of the human body. By teaching you to see your body and spirit in a new way, this book provides tools for spiritual maturity and physical wholeness that will change your life.

International Bestseller. We create every so-called illness in our body. Resentment, criticism, and guilt are the most damaging patterns. Releasing resentment will dissolve even cancer. We must release the past and forgive everyone. We must be willing to learn to love ourselves. Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the keys to positive changes. When we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.

Dr. Robynne Chutkan offers a groundbreaking, one-stop guide to digestive wellness and a program to give women the tools they need for true and lasting relief. Discussed – root causes of bloating, nutritional and exercise plans and much more. Effective and not based on junk science, helpful & leading edge information all women need to know.

Forget everything you think you know about your body and food, and discover the new science of how your body heals itself. Learn how to identify the strategies and dosages for using food to transform your health. Your body was designed to fight disease, and we have underestimated how foods can be used to amplify this power. Stave off cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases.

Gives a simple six-step process to conquer sugar addiction. Learn to de-code your sugar addiction, what foods to add in before taking sugar out, how to reduce stress and belly fat, and how to make your hunger hormones work for instead of against you. Features recipes and a 365 ways to love yourself silly every day for a year guide.

Dr. Robynne Chutkan offers a groundbreaking, one-stop guide to digestive wellness and a program to give women the tools they need for true and lasting relief. Discussed – root causes of bloating, nutritional and exercise plans and much more. Effective and not based on junk science, helpful & leading edge information all women need to know.

Iodine can help: breast cancer, fibrocystic breast disease, detoxification, fatigue and more. Find out why iodine deficiency may be the root cause of thyroid problems including hypothyroidism and thyroid cancer disease. Discover how to get iodine from your diet and improve your immune system because there is not enough in salt alone.

Food supplements are part of a multi-billion dollar industry that is poorly regulated and loosely controlled. Some supplements are good, some are bad, a few are totally terrific. Can you tell the difference? Chapters include: Food-Health Connection, Craving Carbohydrates, Vitamins and Vitality, Mighty Minerals, and How to Find Totally Terrific Supplements.

The world is facing the largest health crisis in recorded history. Dr. Baroody’s research links illness and disease to over-acidity in the body. So many life factor’s that we think are normal are linked to upsetting our alkaline/acid balance. By following the guidelines in this book you can evaluate your alkaline/acid situation, find a course of correction, and achieve a higher level of vitality and strength.

Would you be able to survive if you were cut off from vital medical treatment and prescription medications during a crisis? In this invaluable book, Dr. Scott Johnson shares information that could save your life when modern medicine collapses. With 42 essential oils in your kit, Dr. Johnson gives a specific, easy to follow guide to manage more than 350 health conditions and includes topical & oral dosage guidelines.

In this comprehensive guide to natural oral care, health expert Nadine Artemis introduces a whole body approach that prevents problems from taking root and gently restores dental health. She describes physiology of the teeth and the source of bacteria and decay, explains the risks of common dental procedures including fillings, extracts, and root canals, and discusses nutrition for healthy teeth and immune-boosting benefits of botanical substances and plant extracts. Her daily 8 step dentistry plan protects and prevents decay.

The vagus nerve originates in the brainstem; the trunk of the brain that senses, processes, and regulates the majority of automatic functions of the body. Some of functions include: heartbeat, blinking, breath rate, dilation of blood vessels, detox of liver and kidneys, digestion. Dr Habib explains the nerve function, optimal functioning, and training for optimal health.

The discovery that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains – even into old age – is the most important breakthrough in neuroscience for centuries. Dr Doidge introduces progress of people whose lives have been transformed – stroke patients cured, a woman with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, learning and emotional disorders overcome, IQ raised, and aging brains rejuvenated. This book has implications for all human beings and human history.

We used to think our DNA determined our behavior as well as our physical characteristics. No more. Exciting new scientific research shows that many genes are being turned on and off – every day – your beliefs, feelings, and attitudes. Every thought you think ripples through your body, affecting your immune system, brain, and hormone system. This book – with over 300 studies – shows you how to take control of your health and well-being.

Our source is beyond all boundaries. Seeing ourselves as isolated, limited physical creatures is merely an assumed identity. Written by Deepak Chopra after seeing unexplained recovery of patients that had been given only a few months to live. This book covers ancient healing traditions, Western medicine, neuroscience, and physics to uncover a “network of intelligence” in the human body with the potential to defeat cancer, disease, and aging. Fascinating and deeply moving, a book of hope and healing.

Based on work at the Mind/Body Clinic, Dr Borysenko shares a unique blend of mental and physical exercise to elicit the mind’s relaxation response to boost your immune system, overcome chronic pain and alleviate the symptoms of a host of stress-related illnesses. This book guides us to a new understanding of illness and heal and shows how each of us can take an active role in healing ourselves mind, body, and spirit.

If you’ve ever felt queasy as you walked into an uncomfortable situation or based a life decision on a “gut feeling” then you know that our bodies react faster than our minds. Most of us have also experienced the same in reverse, where our mental state has affected our digestive system – like butterflies in our stomach. This is the mind / gut dialogue. Dr. Mayer gives cutting edge views about this communication how to make changes to enjoy a happier life with enhanced immunity.

A cancer diagnosis is a traumatic even, since thoughts of pain and imminent death come to mind. The information in this book creates a paradigm shift about breast cancer, so that you never have to fear breast cancer again. Go from confused to confident and fearful to empowered by applying the principles in The 7 Essentials System. Whether you choose traditional treatments or natural medicines, the steps in this book will lead to a healthier life.

Cancer is the result of an emotional response to an even or series of events making a person “not-at-ease.” Once the patients view of these events changes to the positive, his/her body begins to heal. This book reveals those views so that you and those around you can maintain wellness and have the ability to access your power to prevent cancer. “Heal the Mind First”

This book is about prevention and begins by discussing how cancer is strongly related to environmental factors and lifestyle choices to which we expose ourself to. Topics include: Mammmography, Dietary Connections and High-Risk Foods, toxic chemicals, stress, and a 7 step prevention plan.

Natural beauty is about making choices that create true radiance from the foods we eat to the way we move to how we care for ourselves and our planet.
You’ve already purified your meals, workouts, and bodies by returning to clean naturals. Now it’s time to align your beauty routine with the other wellness practices you follow. What we put on our skin is easily as important as what we put in our mouths. But natural beauty is about much more than just products. Through routines, recipes, and rituals, High Vibrational Beauty addresses beauty from the inside out and vibrancy from the outside in.

In this collection of more than 40 columns, New York Times beauty writer Bee Shapiro gets the world’s most photographed people to share their most intimate rituals: daily skin care regimens, opinions on makeup, hair care, diet and exercise, and the way beauty has evolved for each person over the course of his or her life.

RECIPES TO IMPROVE YOUR SKIN, SLEEP, MOOD, ENERGY, FOCUS, DIGESTION, AND SEX.
Whether you want to totally transform your eating habits, clear up your skin, add more nutrient-rich dishes to your repertoire, or sleep more soundly, you’ll find what you need in this book. Along with go-deep guides on specific wellness topics contributed by experts, this gorgeous cookbook delivers a little more wellness in every bite.

Food writer and health blogger Liz Moody once followed trendy diets and ate solely for fuel, not for flavor. That changed when she met her soon-to-be-boyfriend and they started cooking nutrient- and vegetable-rich meals.
These 100+ flavor-packed recipes are designed to be cooked and enjoyed by two people, plus they’re all gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant-centered. They include homemade alternatives for all the foods you love to share, such as brunch, takeout, and sweet treats. Pick your partner—near or far—and get ready to get healthy.

Beauty is more than skin-deep, it comes from within – from the gut, to be precise. Glamorous it may not be, but a well-balanced gut bacteria can be the answer to glowing health and beauty. In The Beauty Chef Carla Oates, founder of the natural beauty company of the same name, combines the joy of cooking with the science of nutrition, offering you glowing skin and optimum gut health.
Find more than 150 delicious and nutritious recipes that are gluten-free and mostly dairy-free to feed both your skin and your gut, alongside practical words of wisdom from the wellbeing authority, who has been researching, writing and teaching on organic beauty for the past 15 years.

In The Moon Juice Cookbook, Amanda Chantal Bacon – founder of L.A.’s hottest wellness boutique – artfully distills her powerful approach to healthy living, sharing over 75 recipes. Amanda’s recipes harness the healing properties of adaptogenic herbs, raw foods, and alkalizing ingredients to create potent drinks, snacks, and sweets that deliver a multitude of benefits, including sparked libido, glowing skin, and boosted immunity. She begins by guiding readers through the fundamentals of the Moon Juice kitchen, teaching them how to stock the larder with milks, juices, cultured foods, and “unbakery” doughs and crèmes—all of which can be mixed and matched to create nutritionally turbo-charged meals with minimal effort. With recipes for healthful, delectable indulgences like Strawberry Rose Geranium Bars, Hot Sex Milk, Savory Tart with Cheese and Tomato Filling, Pulp Brownies with Salted Caramel Sauce, Yam Julius Milk, and Chocolate Chaga Donuts, The Moon Juice Cookbook is the stylish yet pragmatic roadmap readers need to achieve optimal wellness in a natural and delicious way.

Slow Beauty works because it’s a lifestyle, not a quick fix. It provides inspiration, support, and tools for working from within toward looking and feeling healthier and more joyful than ever. In this book you’ll find:
Ideas on beauty with substance from around the world;
Rituals such as finding and designing your own sanctuary, breathing exercises, meditation, and deepening relationships (and inner strength) through women’s gatherings;
Recipes for teas, soups, juices, smoothies, scrubs, body oils, and even how to create your own mantra;
How to incorporate these practices into daily life in the best way for you.
Filled with inspirational images and a message that’s sustainable for a lifetime, Slow Beauty will harness the power within every woman to physically, mentally, and spiritually nourish their bodies from the inside out.

With Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Natural Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare (with 50-plus Recipes), harness the power of plant-based energy to maintain your natural beauty and let your skin glow like never before. Natural beauty experts Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault show readers how to deconstruct beauty labels, parse ingredients lists, make informed choices about the products they use—and, most important, better understand how their skin works.
At the heart of Plant-Powered Beauty, you will find more than 50 easy-to-follow recipes to make your own plant-based skincare and beauty products, such as: Almond Milk Facial Cleanser, Anti-Aging Facial Scrub, Blemish Gel, Choc-o-Mint Lip Balm, Coconut Whip Makeup Remover, Vitamin-Rich Hair Health Serum, Moisturizing body Oils, Natural Mouthwash, and more.
Plant-Powered Beauty unlocks sought-after wisdom for all aspects of plant-based personal skincare and celebrates the shift in beauty trends, bringing us back to natural beauty and reconnecting us with plants and healthy choices.

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