Saturday, August 10, 2013

Outdoors Free Kindle Books 8-10-13

PLEASE. Do everyone a favor and write an Amazon review if you end up reading a book (or trying to and giving up in disgust). It does not have to be much. Just tell what you think of the book. By the way, many times I have found the 1 and 2 star reviews on self published works to be far more revealing about the book than the more stellar reviews. Reviewers need gratification too, so if a review is helpful to you, please click on the voting button to indicate it was helpful.

Most times these books are only free for a day or two, so you have to grab them while you can. Worry about whether you really want to read it later if it seems interesting. And be careful, they can change from free to not free at any time. I have also decided to list books for no more than 3 days in a row to avoid cluttering up the posts, unless there is some reason I think the book deserves extra attention.

From the top 100 free list

From Seed to Table - Growing, Harvesting, Cooking, and Preserving Food
Tips and ideas for vegetable gardening along with plenty of recipes for vegetables

From Seed to Table offers the personal experiences of home gardening from one couple. Starting with winter, the book follows each season from the garden to the table. Gardening tips, as used by Robert and Patricia Zick in their western Pennsylvania vegetable garden, are given along with preserving tips and recipes throughout the whole year, including suggestions and recipes for canning and freezing vegetables. The Zicks hope some of their experience will inspire others to grow their own food and to eat local food as much as possible. While not an exhaustive reference for all gardening, preserving, and cooking techniques, it is filled with firsthand experience from an experienced gardener and a veteran cook.

5 star:(4)
4 star:(2)
3 star:(2)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)


The Ultimate Guide To Witch Hazel: Everything You Need To Know About Witch Hazel Including 7 Home Recipes
Over 3000 downloads! Learn the secrets of witch hazel today!
Learn to use witch hazel for:
Treating acne and blemishes
Treating hemorrhoids
Healing diaper rash
Reducing puffiness of the eyes
Reducing poison ivy sting
Relieving varicose veins
Healing bruises
Hair follicle infections
Soothing sunburn
Moisturizing dry skin
Treating bug bites
Refreshing tired, oily skin
Refining pores
Curing a sore throat
Swimmer's ear
Fighting dandruff
Cleaning your dog's ears
Household cleaner
Air freshener

For years, the survival of humans depended on alternative medicine. This branch of health care, which is unlike orthodox medication in several ways, was once considered the pinnacle of nature’s way of saving man’s life. However, over the years its importance and usage has seen a steady decline.
The reasons for this trend are multifaceted, more so because alternative medicine had always been in conjunctive use with orthodox medical methods for years on end. Therefore, its decline can be attributed to the popularity and technological advancement of the modern health care industry. One of the most prominent reasons has been a shift in attitude on the part of medical practitioners and the masses in general.
In the 1998 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, the use of alternative medicine, especially herbal medication, had been severely criticized. Some of the major areas of contention revolved around this field being ‘...unregulated, unscientific and dangerous.’ Even though herbal medicine is usually considered free of side effects, thinking of it as perfect and a God sent was never a claim.
Consequently, steadily after this revelation, herbal medication was sidelined and orthodox practices took over as the most reliable and widespread means of curing and curbing major and minor illnesses. The relatively small chunk of the population that still believes in herbal cures has become as extinct as the herbs themselves!
After years of worshipping orthodox medicine and its miracles, a new found interest in organic produce has brought herbal medication to the forefront once again. However, this time the reason behind the interest and attitude shift has more to do with tackling the numerous side effects that modern medical practices have left in their wake. Herbs, their oils, essences and bi-products are being explored under a strict medical lens as sustainable future medicines. Therefore, the once bleak future of alternative medicine may just become more promising.

[#65 - one 4-star review.]

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