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Natural Remedy Series

The Magic of Carrots To Cure and to Heal

The Magic of Carrots To Cure and to Heal

Table of Contents
Introduction-Knowing More about Carrots
How to Grow Carrots
Mulching
Traditional Compost Making
Carrot harvest
Carrots to Heal Digestive problems
Indigestion
Dyspepsia
Camphor Cure
Constipation
Flatulence
Amoebic Dysentery/Diarrhea
Salty buttermilk
Digestive Cramps
Traditional Mung Dal Khichri
Increase of Spleen
Carrot Pickles
Gallbladder Problems
Sal Ammoniac Remedy
Jaundice
Sugarcane Juice Remedy
Watermelon remedy
Tomato Juice Remedy
Carrots in Traditional Cuisine
Carrots Sherbet
Traditional Carrot Halva
Carrots Chutney /Preserve
Fresh Carrots Chutney
Coconut Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Basil and Carrots Moroccan Carrot Salad
Refreshing Traditional Black Carrot Juice – Kanjee Carrot and Orange Marmalade
Traditional Carrot Cake
Traditional Carrot Soup
Creamed Carrots
Carrots Glazed in Butter
Conclusion
Appendix
Rose Water
Desi Ghee-Traditional Clarified Butter
How to Make Coconut Cream And Coconut Milk
Useful URLs
Author Bio

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Introduction – Knowing More about Carrots
If some wise man had not discovered carrots, more than 3000 BC, you would not see that wascally wabbit otherwise known as Bugs Bunny, chewing on a carrot today. The combination of rabbits and carrots is about as taken for granted as is ham and eggs, and salt and pepper.
Carrots were grown in China and in Afghanistan more than 1100 years ago. China is of course the largest grower and exporter of carrots in the world today. The different varieties are yellow, purple, white and red, even though we are so used to seeing orange carrots peeping out of the mouth of Bugs as Doc stalks him .

If the carrot was white or yellowish in color, we would think he was munching a horseradish…
Carrots belong to the same family, as other herbs like Parsley, cumin, dill and fennel. In fact, in most countries, the carrot greens are not discarded, but they are dried and used as herbs in cooking. So the next time you decide to harvest carrots, you do not throw away the tops. Instead, dry them, and try them out as dried herbs sprinkled on your soups.
77% of the carrot taproot is made up of Beta carotene. Apart from that, It Is Rich in Vitamin A.
Are carrots really good for eyesight? When I heard a friend talking to her child to eat more carrots, because that would improve his eyesight, I thought that was a really good psychological ploy to get him to eat vegetables. This has a basis on a historical fact, where the British use this psychological ploy as propaganda. Carrots were not rationed during the second world war. British technology had discovered nighttime radar, which allowed the RAF pilots to see enemy planes in the dark. So, they could attack the enemy planes.
The British propaganda machine made up a story, that it was the increased use of carrots in the pilots’ diet, which improved their vision, including night vision. This was accepted by the Germans, who already had some ancient traditional beliefs, saying that carrots improved eyesight. And so we children, including Dennis the Menace have to eat carrots whether we like them or not since that is what parents believe. Read more…

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Natural Remedy Series

The Magic of Radishes to Cure and to Heal

The Magic of Radishes to Cure and to Heal

Table of Contents
Introduction – Knowing More about Radishes
How to Grow Radishes
Harvesting Your Radishes
Soils
Summer Radishes
Winter Radishes
Radishes in Cuisine
Wheat Radish Salad with Yogurt
Apple Sauce with Horse Radish
Thai Meat Salad With Radish
Kimchi-or Fermented Radish/Cabbage
Traditional Radish Stuffed Bread-Mooli Parantha
Desi ghee
Radishes to Cure
Get Rid of Skin Diseases with Radishes
Eczema Cure
Blemishes on your Skin
Appetite Enhancer
Traditional appetizing and digestive Mint Chutney
Tummy ache
Dropsy
Flatulence Problems
Radishes for Your Hair
Hair Growth
Dental Care
Shaking Teeth
Pyorrhea Cure
Toothache
Insomnia remedy
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction – Knowing More about Radishes
I was once being shown around the organic farm of a friend of mine, and I noticed him giving me rather funny looks. “You have never been around an organic farm before, have you? Or it is possible that you have not lived in this area, have you.” Naturally, I had to ask him what made him say that, because I was used to going around organic farms, once being an organic gardener myself. He said that any native of that particular area would immediately pounce upon a radish growing in the fields, and pull it out – without waiting for an invitation from the owner – dip it into the nearest water source, and sink his teeth into it.
When in Rome do as the Romans do. I did so. And thus I enjoyed the crisp natural sweetish taste of this taproot, Raphanus sativus, which has been the mainstay of so many civilizations since prehistoric times.
The Romans could not do without the radish. In fact, it was eaten raw, cooked, boiled, made into salads, and not only the taproot, but even the leaves were finished by those people who enjoyed good food.
The ancient Greeks and Romans used to make a paste of radish and onions with dried fish and eat it with every meal. In fact Apicius has spoken about radishes, best eaten with pepper in “his Art Of Cooking in Imperial Rome.” So I would not be surprised if the ubiquitous fish sauce, used to liquefy and spice dishes, and known as garum was not also added to dishes with another sharp flavoring agent – radish.
One is grateful that radishes are available all over the world, but whether people use them for their own benefit as much as they should, is debatable. That is because many people think that radishes like onions and garlic have a distinctive odor. That is why, at parties or at get-togethers, they are just served as salad helpings, accompanied with onion slices and tomatoes. Read more…add-to-cart-click-here

Grandpa John’s Famous Dutch Oven Recipes

Grandpa John’s Famous Dutch Oven Recipes

Table of Contents
Introduction
Tools Needed
Preparing & Seasoning Your Dutch Oven
Cleaning Your Dutch Oven
Buying a Dutch Oven
Buying an indoor Dutch oven
Buying an Outdoor Dutch oven
Tips on Cooking with Your Dutch Oven
Section Two: Recipes
Dijon Chicken Stew
One-Dish Chicken & Rice
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili
Autumn Chicken Stew
Jamaican Curried Shrimp & Mango Soup
Braised Winter Vegetable Pasta
Leek, Potato & Spinach Stew
Indian-Spiced Eggplant & Cauliflower Stew
Salmon Chowder
Peppery Pork Stew
Beef Stew Recipe
Vegetarian Black-Bean Chili
Pork Rib Ragu
Turkey and White-Bean Chili
Golden Lentil Stew
Manhattan Fish Chowder
Quiche Lorraine
Country Breakfast
Dad’s Breakfast
Dutch oven All in One Breakfast
One Pan Breakfast
Dutch oven Pot Roast
Barbecue Sauce (Family Secret )
Heart Healthy Dutch oven Ribs
Chuck Wagon Brisket
BBQ Beef
Dutch oven Stew
Home Grown Stew
Swiss Chicken & Vegetables
Dutch Oven Teriyaki Chicken
Chicken Washington
Heart Healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu
Dutch Oven Chicken
BBQ Chicken
Cashew Chicken
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Pork Loin Roast
Pork Chops and Potatoes
Little Smokies
Barbecued Spare Ribs
Fresh Rainbow Trout
Dutch Oven Pizza
Easy Dutch oven Lasagna
Dutch oven Potatoes
Double Good Potatoes
Dutch Oven Potatoes & Cheese
Onion Rings
Baked Beans
Bob White Burritos
Patio Beans
Cream Soda Biscuits
Dutch Oven Rolls
Pioneer Dutch Oven Cornbread
Pioneer Dutch Oven Bread
Hard Tack
Fry Bread
Dad’s Campout Bread
Norwegian Crisp Bread
Indian Fry Bread
Honey Butter
Raspberry Delight
Fruit Cobbler
Dutch oven Mixed Surprise
Chocolate Carmel Cake
Quick Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Cobbler
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Cobbler
Apple Spice Cobbler
Fruit Cobblers
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Chocolate Chip Cookies

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After many years as a scoutmaster teaching boys to cook he decided to put his recipes together and find other peoples favorite family recipes from around the community and put them together into a cookbook that he could share. At first it was a fund raiser for scouts to go to camp and then it has just evolved over time as a great collection of family recipes that anyone with a Dutch oven can use to cook, over an open fire, with briquettes or just in your house oven. Simple easy recipes.
There is nothing better than being at the family cabin and cooking a great meal and being with family. Some of the family favorites are the Dutch oven lasagna or the stew. We hope you have as much enjoyment from cooking and sharing these recipes as we have had making this book and cooking these recipes in our family. Read more…

The Science of Living With Honesty and Integrity

The Science of Living With Honesty and Integrity

Table of Contents
Introduction
Earning Good Karma.
Quite an honest man!
Let My Conscience Speak for Me
Black, Gray and White – Inflexibility And Compromise.
Walk Quietly by, by the Other Side
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction
“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.”- Spencer Johnson.
I was reading a story by a French writer, in the 17th century, and I found this line very amusing.
“The more he talked about his honesty, the faster we counted our spoons.”
Well, cynicism is definitely not something new in the 21st century. It has passed down the ages, and especially, when Shakespeare said “The lady doth protest too much, methinks,” when he wrote Hamlet in 1602. Here was a clear-sighted person who knew that somebody was trying to persuade herself and trying to pretend to the world that what she was saying was her own belief and the truth as she saw it.
How many of us are self-deceivers? Some of us will not and cannot face reality. Some of us are ready to blame others for our shortcomings. Some of us are quite prepared to fight for what we consider to be the truth, because we have expounded it, and we want other people to share our beliefs and thoughts.

Be honest with yourself. Once you have faced reality, you can be honest with others.
Honesty, especially when you are able to face reality, and you can understand that you are in the wrong or you are in the right is something very few people can do. They would rather stick their heads in the sand, hoping against hope that the problem is going to go away. Of course, they were not responsible for that particular problem. It just happened.
I was reading a Novel by Amanda Quick in which the whole family decided that they belonged to Bad blood, which was frivolous, spendthrift, and definitely not responsible. That is why they could fob off all their extravagances, and stupid behavior, to this excuse, “we cannot help it, our ancestors were like that and they passed on their habits to us.”
This was Regency England. Even today, we have plenty of people using the same excuse, because they are definitely not honest enough to admit it that they do not have the strength or the willpower or the inclination to make something of themselves.
They would rather go with the wind, and pretend helplessly, that they really cannot do something, because, well, they are not capable of doing that. They belong to a genetically imperfect family, they do not have any money, they have always been pulled down by circumstances and situations, and other such puerile and feeble excuses. These are just ways and means in which they can shirk their responsibilities.
These people are slackers and freeloaders. They are not honest, to themselves, or to others, however much they may pretend to be honest in the given sense of the word. They also do not have personal integrity. Read more…

The Science of Living How to Cope with Grief After Losing a Loved One

The Science of Living How to Cope with Grief After Losing a Loved One

Table of Contents
HOW TO COPE WITH GRIEF AFTER LOSING A LOVED ONE
OTHER CAUSES OF GRIEF
COMMON REACTIONS OR BEHAVIOR SHOWING GRIEF
HOW TO DEAL WITH THE FEELINGS OF GRIEF AFTER THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE
HOW TO COPE WITH COMPLICATED GRIEF THAT MAY ARISE AFTER LOSING A LOVED ONE
REASONS FOR EXPERIENCING COMPLICATED GRIEF
STRATEGIES TO DEAL WITH COMPLICATED GRIEF
HOW THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE CAN BRING OUT PAINFUL EMOTIONS
IT IS POSSIBLE TO ACCEPT THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE?
HOW TO COPE WITH LONELINESS AFTER THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE
HOW TO COPE WITH DEPRESSION AFTER THE DEATH OF YOUR LOVED ONE

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HOW TO COPE WITH GRIEF AFTER LOSING A LOVED ONE
Is it normal to go through the grieving process? I tend to think that grieving is normal and natural; it takes place over time and through it you can accept and understand the loss. How does it differ from bereavement? Bereavement is what you go through when someone close to you dies. Grieving may involve actions and emotions which may assist one to go through the difficult times people experience due to the loss of loved ones. Both mourning and bereavement are part of the grieving process. Every loss of a person may not be the same to everyone hence grieving may not be the same for everyone. Is this true? This is true. I want you to compare the loss of your beloved mother and a very close friend of yours, which one do you think may lead to prolonged grieving? Keep that answer to yourself. But you should agree with me that grief doesn’t look the same for everyone. I lost my mother and still I cannot talk about that death freely.

Below are some of the reasons that may cause grief;
Losing your job
Relationship breakup or divorce
Miscarriage
Serious illness of a loved one
Loss of health
Loss of a friendship
Loss of financial stability
To some people even retirement
Losing a pet to some people may cause grief Read more…

The Science of Living – How to Improve Your Communication Skills

The Science of Living – How to Improve Your Communication Skills

Table of Contents
Introduction
Starting a Conversation
Communicating With a Spouse
What about Communication with Close Friends?
Talking To Small Children
Maximizing Your Potential at Work through Communication
How to Communicate During Interviews
Talking To Strangers and Making New Friends
Conclusion
Author Bio

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How to Improve Your Communication Skills
Introduction
Communication is the process of conveying a message or feeling through verbal or non-verbal means. It entails talking, use of gestures, posture and/or facial expressions. Although most people tend to ignore the importance of communication skills in their lives, the truth of the matter is that it greatly affects their relationship with other people. You must therefore take your time to understand how to improve your personal and professional life by developing better communication techniques.
Regardless of your height, race, gender, age or place of residence, there is no way that you can live a comfortable and stress-free lifestyle without good communication skills. Your choice of words and other expressions will have a huge impact on the number of friends you have. It will also affect how close –or distant- you are to your friends and the kind of secrets you are likely to share with them.
Your love-life is also greatly determined by your verbal and non-verbal communication techniques. This means that you must put some effort to improve these skills so as to have a strong and fulfilling love-life.
Learning good communication skills is also one of the things that can make your professional life so much easier and enjoyable. With good skills, you will find it easy to talk and relate with your juniors and superiors.
Students might also find it very important to improve their communication skills as it will have a huge impact on their performance at school. Socializing with fellow students or even teachers will be so much easier once you learn how to communicate properly.
It is my hope that after reading this book you will have gained the necessary knowledge to improve your communication skills. Nothing will give me more pleasure than knowing that I improved somebody’s relationship(s) through this book. Read more…

The Science of Living – How to Raise Kids With Discipline and Values

The Science of Living – How to Raise Kids With Discipline and Values

Table of contents
Raising Successful Children
Creating Healthy Routines for your kids
How to Discipline a Child Effectively
How to Discipline a Child According to Age
Effective ways to Discipline Children — That Work!
How to Love Your Kids
Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Children
Parenting to build character
Kids and money
Important Values to Teach Children
Author Bio

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RAISING SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN
PHRASES such as “helicopter parent” and “tiger mom” have made their way into the daily language. But does over-parenting help, or hurt?
While parents who are embarrassingly and obviously inappropriate come in for ridicule, many people find themselves drawn to the idea that with just a little more parental elbow grease, they might turn kids with amazing talents and assured futures. The main question of whether there really is anything wrong with a kind of over-parenting lite still remains unanswered.
Parental involvement has rich and long history of being studied and researched. Decades of research, many of them by renown clinical and developmental psychologists, have revealed that the optimal parent is one who is responsive and involved; who sets high expectations but still respects his/her kid’s autonomy.
The “authoritative parents” tend to hit the sweet spot of the appropriate parental involvement and usually tend to raise kids who perform better academically, socially and psychologically compared to kids whose parents are either more involved and controlling, or less involved and permissive. Read more…

The Science of Living With Patience and Understanding

The Science of Living With Patience and Understanding

Table of Contents
Introduction
Why Can’t We Admit That We Are Wrong?
Have the Strength to Take the Blame
I Am Always Right – Can’t You Do Anything Right?
I Just Hate That Habit of His/Hers
Living with Showoffs
Bringing Up Baby
For the Sake of Argument!
Open Windows On Your Mind
Listening to Your Views with Patience
Conclusion

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Introduction
How many times have you heard a person tell you brightly, that they could achieve some particular goal, or do something, but they do not seem to have the patience. In fact, they are quite proud of the fact that they leave things half way, because they do not have the patience to complete it.
Others are going to tell you all about losing patience with another person, who does not see their point of view. And then the argument gets to be really acrimonious, and friendships break, because of a loss of understanding and patience on the part of one stubborn person.
Well, the science of living book is going to tell you all about the importance of patience in your life, when touched with understanding.
I remember an instance, when I was traveling with a couple of friends, in their car, to visit some more friends for the weekend. This was the first instance that we were driving down to their weekend cottage in the country. The atmosphere was very pleasant, and we were looking forward to amusing times, with friends, when one of those all too frequent arguments started up between the husband was driving and the wife was reading the map.
I could see that we were well and truly lost, and would inevitably not keep our luncheon appointment. We do not have the GPS installed, because it had not come into vogue, lo those many years ago. So arguments over Map reading were extremely common, and many of us who remember such instances in our own lives are going to smile reminiscently. Read more…

The Science of Living – Parenting With Responsibility and Purpose

The Science of Living – Parenting With Responsibility and Purpose

Table of Contents
Introduction-What Do You Mean By Parenting Responsibly?
Child Psychology –Do You Understand Your Teenager?
Parental Attitudes
Teenage Discipline
Defiant Behavior in Children – Boot Camps Taking on the Responsibility of Raising a Girl Child
Mama, daddy, Why Do Not You Listen?
Conclusion
Author Bio

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What Do You Mean by Parenting Responsibly?
“It is not enough just becoming a parent; you need to take on the responsibility of a lifetime of conscientious guidance. No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.” [Plato – 427-347 BC]
This was written millenniums ago, by one of the most famous philosophers of Classical Times, Plato, but even though we read his books and his system, we definitely do not know how to apply his teachings in bringing up children, responsibly and conscientiously.
The Science of Living is a series, in which you take example from daily life, and try to implement them in your own lifestyle and gain guidance from the lessons taught to you by the people who have gone before you based on their experience, knowledge and wisdom.
This particular book is going to tell you all about parenting responsibly, and whether you are doing it for your own children, or are you just shirking responsibility? Read more…

The Science of Living – Graciously

The Science of Living – Graciously

Table of Contents
Introduction – What Is The Science Of Living?
Contentment and How to Achieve It
Other People’s Problems – Possibly Your Headache
Self-Pity and Self-Absorption
Is it Worthwhile to Keep a Stiff Upper Lip?
Expressions and How They Facilitate Your Passage through Life
My Beliefs are Superior to Yours – You Have to Follow Them

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Introduction – What Is The Science Of Living?
Many of us are familiar with the Art of Living. But do you know about the Science of Living? The physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional processes which we are going through in our day to day living are natural, inbuilt, and something which we do instinctively and automatically. Apart from these activities, we add spiritual and emotional strength to our lives by practicing the social, traditional and ethical principles and guidelines to good living brought to us by our ancestors and the wise ancients. This is the extra that we put into our lives in order to achieve spiritual and mental peace and equanimity. These rules of living brought to us by these ancients, under the heading of the art of living.
The Science of Living is looking at little incidents throughout the day or occurring in the lives of people around you. Now how are those actions going to influence you? How are you going to benefit from their mistakes? How are you going to be inspired by their experiences? How are you going to take advantage of this knowledge? This is the basis of The Science of Living in the modern atmosphere of stress, tension and worry.
The Science of Living graciously is going to be made up of a number of lessons. These are easy to implement in your own lives after you have understood them. They are going to be examples of people you see around you. You need to have the power of analyzing this factor – does this example relate to me? Am I a person who spreads joy around me? Or am I a taker contributing nothing to society except possible worry and tension to them. How do I achieve contentment? Is it possible to achieve everything you wish and desire in this world? How do I manage this stressful life, when I find myself facing problems and troubles at every turn? How do I gain the mental strength to cope with sorrow and loss?
Can I achieve all the goals I have set out for myself during this lifetime? If not, is it really worth struggling against huge odds?
Well, I hope this book and the others following it is going to teach you lessons in life and how they were used by the ancients to gain spiritual and emotional guidance, help and strength. Read more…