Christina Strutt of Cabbages & Roses reveals how to have a calmer, healthier, eco-friendly home. Saving the planet for future generations is a laudable aim, but what about the current populace? Why wait when even quite small lifestyle changes can make a big difference now? A Guide to Natural Housekeeping is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path. Recycling, reusing, and shopping at farmers markets are a good start, but cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important its perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, baking soda, vinegar, and plain water. Here old-fashioned methods are complemented by newer ideas and innovations, and applied not only to cleaning but also to caring for clothes, furniture, and even silver and glassware. Growing some of your own vegetables, fruit, and herbs can be very satisfying, and you can use any extras to make jams, oils, and chutneys using the handy tips and delicious recipes. Make beauty preparations and bath oils, too, for soothing, effective treatments to enhance everyday health and wellbeing. To become eco-friendly doesnt require self-sacrificejust some readjustment; and by following the advice in this valuable guide you will find yourself living a calmer, greener life.
Saving the planet for future generations is a laudable aim, but why wait when quite small changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference here and now? This guide is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path.
The job market continues to change. Highly skilled and specialized workers are in demand. Traditional education cannot meet all the needs to create specialty skill workers. Certification provides up-to-date training and development while promoting individual or professional skills and knowledge in a focused manner. Certification as a way of continuing professional eduction can also be more cost effective.
The Hidden Toxins in Everyday Products - and What You Can Do About Them
Author: Patricia Thomas
Category: Health & Fitness
We all like to buy things that make our lives easier, keep us healthy and provide a bit of luxury. But, few of us are aware that many of the products we buy every day are polluting our homes and bodies. In this fascinating and sometimes shocking book, Pat Thomas reveals that many widely-used products contain a cocktail of cheap, poorly-tested chemicals that are implicated in long-term health problems. Many of us now scan food labels for unwanted ingredients, yet we unthinkingly use toiletries and other products that contain a multitude of undesirable chemicals, believing that what we put on our bodies is not as influential to health as what we put in them. However, scientists now believe that household and beauty products and everyday foods expose us a witches' brew of chemicals that wage a kind of chemical warfare against our bodies. Wide-ranging and practical, What's In This Stuff? examines everything from food additives, beauty products and household cleaners, to pharmaceutical products and garden and pet supplies. It also contains a glossary of chemicals and E numbers, a list of the 50 chemicals you should definitely avoid, and suggests non-toxic alternatives to conventional products.
A Seasonal Guide to Assembling Balanced Vegetarian Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinn ers
Author: Annemarie Colbin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
"It is difficult to imagine a better course for practicing, would-be, or even part-time vegetarians," said The New York Times of Annemarie Colbin's cooking classes. And, in this book, the founder of the successful Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City offers a whole year's worth of her popular classes. The Book Of Whole Meals -- Provides a sound holistic nutritional philosophy on which to base your food choices -- Gives thorough instructions on how to set up a kitchen and a well-stocked pantry -- Offers varied menus for each season: dozens of whole breakfasts, lunches; and dinners, using the fruits and vegetables of the season -- Shows how to make quick meals with leftovers, without sacrificing taste or nutrition -- Teaches you how to maximize efficiency and grace in the kitchen with time-saving hints for organizing every step of food preparation...and more! Voted one of ten best cookbooks by New Age Journal readers.
Covering everything a woman needs to know before, during, and after a pregnancy, this revised edition also guides parents from the baby's newborn stage through age three. 800+ color photos & illustrations.