Monday, June 25, 2012

My health library / Ma bibliothèque santé

Before I start sharing some of my library's jewels with you, I'd like to say that I am no health expert and have no degree nor curriculum in that field. However I believe in the body's ability to heal itself (something I have experienced) through various means (proper nutrition being on of them), and old time-tested remedies still work (at least for me) and should not be forgotten. Health is not something granted but something that needs to be worked on daily...It's all about balance.
Avant de partager avec vous les trésors de ma bibliothèque, je tiens à dire et rappeler que je ne suis pas medicin et je n'ai aucun diplôme dans le domaine de la santé. Mais je sais que le corps est capable de guérir (j'en ai fait l'expérience) par des moyens variés (la nutrition étant mon cheval de bataille) ainsi que des méthodes anciennes (qui marchent pour moi) et que je considère toujours d'actualité. La santé n'est pas un dû mais une chose sur laquelle il faut travailler quotidiennement...C'est une question d'équilibre.

*WATER & SALT / EAU & SEL*
  • "La santé par le sel cristallin de l'Himalaya" de Nora Kircher
  • "Seasalt's hidden powers - The biological action of all ocean minerals on body and mind" by Jacques de Langre
  • "Water & salt - The essence of life" by Barbara Hendel & Peter Ferreira
  • "The complete book of water healing" by Dian Dincin Buchman
  • "Your body's many cries for water" by F. Batmanghelidj
  • "Healing springs - The ultimate guide to taking the waters" by Nathaniel Altman
*MAGNESIUM, COLLOIDAL MINERALS & CLAY / MAGNESIUM, OLIGO-ELEMENTS & ARGILE*
  • "Living clay - Nature's own miracle cure" by Perry A~
  • "L'argile, médecine ancestrale - De la tradition aux preuves scientifiques" de Philippe Andrianne
  • "The magnesium miracle" by Carolyn Dean
  • "Transdermal magnesium" by Mark Sircus
  • "Le grand livre du chlorure de magnésium" de Jackie Seguin
  • "Colloidal minerals and trace elements - How to restore the body's natural vitality" by Marie-France Muller
  • "Rare earths - Forbidden cures" by Joel D. Wallach & Ma Lan
*SCHUESSLER/CELL SALTS / SELS DE SCHUESSLER*
  • "Natural healing with cell salts" by Skye Weintraub
  • "Homeopathic cell salt remedies" by Nigel Lennon & Lionel Rolfe
  • "The healing echo - Discovering homeopathic cell salt remedies" by Vinton McCabe (my favorite)
  • "Facial diagnosis of cell salt deficiencies - A user's guide" by David R. Card
*COCONUT / NOIX DE COCO*
  • "Coconut cures - Preventing and treating common health problems with coconut" by Bruce Fife
  • "Coconut water for health and healing" by Bruce Fife
  • "The coconut oil miracle" by Bruce Fife
*APPLE CIDER VINEGAR & BEE PRODUCTS / VINAIGRE DE CIDRE & PRODUITS DE LA RUCHE*
  • "Apple cider vinegar" by Victoria Rose
  • "Natural healing with cider vinegar" by Margot Hellmiss
  • "Vinaigres - Cuisine, santé, bien-être" de Nathalie Nagy-Kochmann
  • "Healing from the hive" by Carlson Wade
  • "Bee propolis - Natural healing from the hive" by James Fearnley
*NUTRITION & FERMENTATION*
  • "Nourishing traditions: the book that challenges politically correct nutrition and diet dictocrats" by Sally Fallon & Mary Enig
  • "Wild fermentation: the flavor, nutrition, and craft of live-culture foods" by Sandor Ellix Katz
  • "The art of fermentation" by Sandor Ellix Katz
  • "Truly cultured: rejuvenating taste, health and community with naturally fermented foods" by Nancy Lee Bentley
  • "A la découverte des aliments fermentés" de Chantal & Lionel Clergeaud
  • "Des aliments aux mille vertus: cuisiner les aliments fermentés" de Claude Aubert & Jean-James Garreau
  • "Trick and treat - How "healthy eating" is making us ill" by Barry Groves
  • "Deep nutrition - Why your genes need traditional food" by Catherine & Luke Shanahan
  • "Pottenger's prophecy - How food resets genes for wellness or illness" by Gray Graham, Deborah Kesten & Larry Scherwitz
  • "Healing with whole foods - Asian traditions and modern nutrition" by Paul Pitchford
*ALSO WORTH MENTIONING / MENTIONS SPECIALES*
  • "Magnet therapy" by William H. Philpott, Dwight K. Kalita & Linwood Lothrop
  • "Brain allergies - The psychonutrient and magnetic connections" by William H. Philpott & Dwight K. Kalita
  • "Le sucre - Un ami qui vous veut du mal" de Roland Di Sabatino
  • "Suicide by sugar" by Nancy Appleton & G.N. Jacobs
  • "La santé commence par les intestins" de Scarlett Weinstein-Loison
  • "Seaweed: nature's secret to balancing your metabolism, fighting disease, and revitalizing body & soul" by Valerie Gennari Cooksley
  • "Healing wise" by Susun Weed
  • "Healing herbal teas - A complete guide to making delicious, healthful beverages" by Brigitte Mars
I will not delve into the topics of Herbalism and Sprouting because there are many good books available, however I can suggest some in private messages. Je ne vais pas discuter d'Herboristerie ou de Graines Germées car il y a pas mal de litterature sur ces deux sujets, neanmoins je peux suggérer quelques livres par messages privés.



Saturday, June 16, 2012

What I like to do...

...When my husband is busy working on weekends: I SEW!
I've been having a lot of fun with Japanese sewing patterns but what I like the most is to transform something old into something else. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, a ribbon here, a few buttons there, an embroidery...Whatever I have handy.
I'm currently making some kind of country dress (also inspired by one of my Japanese craft books) with an old sailor style sweater (a cotton knit w/ navy and light beige stripes) + the double layered skirt part of a dress and and old crochet collar my mom gave me. I don't think the dress would find its way to the cover of a magazine but I'm having fun and it's another addition to my wardrobe ;).
I also made a hair piece out of some recycled off white & black lace (very nice stuff I scavenged from a dress): I roughly cut a ribbon from the lace, gave it the shape of a rose and then sewn on a piece of black felt + a hair clip glued on the other side.
I recently discovered the art of knotting: it's nice but not easy (especially for an illogical mind like mine). I managed to make a trinity knot that I painted and turned to a fun hair piece (I know: another one but I always have some accessories in my hair). This is a technique I'd like to learn and perfect for a new project that hopefully will find its way to my Etsy shop.
And in case you're wondering about my old book project, well I'm almost done writing the book. I'm currently working on my last story. Then I have to organize everything and do some kind of artwork for the cover. We're getting close...
I'll try to post some pictures of my creations soon.
Meanwhile, be well...
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