The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), representing more than 500,000 members, is pleased that consumers will have more choices than ever before of high quality USDA organic personal care products, such as soaps, lotions, crèmes and balms in 2008. Organic synthetic-free personal care products which comply with the USDA's National Organic Program's (NOP) strict standards for organic food, will be more widely available as manufacturers have begun to catch up with consumer demand. Personal care companies may represent that they are NOP certified "organic" and display the USDA organic seal, or "made with organic," so long as such products are certified to meet the NOP standards.
Flora Inc., renowned manufacturer of natural health products, announces four new flavors of its Bija™ Healing Teas. With an emphasis on quality and purity, Bija's teas offer remedies delivered in a soothing cup of tea. Based on healing traditions from around the world, Bija's richly flavored blends help promote optimal health.
Expanding on its already popular functional tea line, Flora Health introduces the following new flavors that will delight health-conscious tea drinkers.
Deep Defense: This blend of astragalus, cranberry, rooibos, peppermint and three types of echinacea is formulated to support the body's natural defense system and is 94 percent organic.
"I am a farmer living in California," Paula Moulton says. "To most people the mention of 'farmer' conjures up pictures of a man dressed in dungarees with a piece of hay dangling from the side of his mouth as words like 'darn,' 'dangit,' and 'little missus' slip from his tongue. The truth is I do not fit this picture at all. Instead, I'm more likely to be seen as a gal raising money for a charitable cause and dancing around at the benefit in an evening gown and a pair of sexy stilettos – yet I owned acres of land that I cultivated with my own manicured hands – on top of that I am a business woman, a mother, a widow, a winemaker and an author. This is my story in my own words..."
Bestselling author Julia Cameron (The Artist's Way) has inspired millions of people around the world to transform their lives and tap into their own creativity. Now, her new book THE WRITING DIET: Write Yourself Right-Sized offers a unique and rewarding approach to personal health and weight loss—and demonstrates how daily writing can be an effective tool for slimming down.
Want to find ways to save the planet, but don't know where to begin? Now it's simple, with It's Easy Being Green (Gibbs Smith, Publisher; $12.95; April 2006), a helpful resource for all things environmentally friendly. Founder of the online activism site GreenMatters.com, Crissy Trask's guidebook contains innumerable tips, habits, and reasons to conserve natural resources, decrease air and water pollutants and cleanse our communities of unnecessary waste.
There is a good reason that 11 American presidents, 7 popes, Charles Darwin, J.D. Rockefeller, David Beckham, Tina Turner, and Mother Teresa have used and advocated for homeopathic treatment: homeopathy works!
The majority of people in Western society seek out conventional medical treatment, but an amazing and impressive number of cultural heroes and celebrities of the past 200 years have been treated with and raved about homeopathic medicine. Through a cutting-edge explanation of homeopathy as "nanopharmacology," Dana Ullman's Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy presents a strong case for this internationally respected, but often misunderstood, medical practice.
For those that need a little help in getting started on the 'road to green', check out The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living by Trish Riley.
Increasing awareness and concern over global warming is leading many to seek opportunities to do more to improve environmental conditions and be more responsible and careful consumers of our natural resources. Green living is an option that many are turning to. Trish's book shows readers the steps they can take to make a difference in the world environment and just what it takes to live green.
While most of us know we should increase our intake of whole grains to achieve a healthier diet, it is all-too-easy to fall short of this objective. Pressed for time and unfamiliar with the range of whole grains and how to cook them, we are likely to pass them by or choose their processed counterparts, which are often far less nutritious. THE COMPLETE WHOLE GRAINS COOKBOOK: 150 Recipes for Healthy Living (Robert Rose Inc., February 2008; Softcover/$24.95; ISBN: 978-0-778-0178-8) — written by best-selling author Judith Finlayson — offers an abundance of recipes for year-round cooking, along with in-depth nutritional information and facts about the potential impact of whole grains on health.
"To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life." - Elizabeth Gilbert
Sometimes we give up one kind of balance for another. Our work lives take over our personal life, new families take over old exercise routines, and sometimes our love life can take over all of it. Losing our balance over love can be fun. Actually that in love, out of control craziness of deep connection can be like a drug, blurring our vision so that the world has a rosy hue and commitments to any thing other than our beloved are hard to keep.