I know, I know, the old saying goes that “there’s no such thing as a free meal”.
But in this case, there are such things as FREE books.
Free e-books, that is.
I have really been really enjoying reading and offering some great e-books to you all over the past few weeks (mostly on my Facebook page), and today there are some more that I hope that you love the ones I found for you today. (If you aren’t following me there, please hop on over and do so. There is so much I like to share with you all and I just can’t write that many posts and try that many recipes in one week – so it’s kind of like a one stop shop for things that interest me and help keep my on my toes with what is going on in the health world.)
I download every book prior to recommending them to you to make sure it’s worth your time….’cause we’re all strapped a little in the time department, right?
And I know that the Kindle thing can be a little confusing.
How to Read Kindle Books — Without a Kindle
The FREE E-books are for Kindle, but even if you don’t have a Kindle (I for sure don’t. I’m the type who likes to hold a book in my hand when I read it), you can download Kindle for PC or Mac when you are looking at the Kindle books, and then you can just read the books on your computer anytime.
So, here goes with the great free offerings for this week.
And remember, the price of these books can go up at anytime, do download quickly and enjoy!!
This one is super short but has some great tips that I never would have thought of! Like…nutmeg in mashed potatoes ??!!
This is a super-informative book for anyone looking at going gluten free. Even for those of you who are fairly well-versed in the gluten free lifestyle, these is so much good information that I highly recommend it.
There are sooo many things that you can use vinegar (including apple cider vinegar) for in your home and for personal care. This book even has information on how to make your own vinegar, and information on kombucha vinegars. I so need to start making kombucha again!
We are planning to work on getting hoop gardens set up this weekend. This book has TONS of great info for helping you become more self-reliant.
Great Deal on Rebuild from Depression -
A Nutrient Guide Including Depression in Pregnancy and Postpartum
My friend, Amanda Rose, has written a wonderful book called Rebuild from Depression. It’s one of those books that I just couldn’t put down. Amanda writes in a very engaging style and with tons of details about her life that sunk into depression following the birth of her son.
Here is the very accurate description from Amazon. com:
In Rebuild from Depression: A Nutrient Guide, Including Depression in Pregnancy and Postpartum, Amanda Rose, Ph.D. and Annell Adams, M.D. identify the seven nutrients most commonly associated with depression in the medical literature, including Omega 3 in fish oil, B vitamins, vitamin D, iron, magnesium, and zinc. They provide readers with tools to: (1) Identify a nutrient deficiency, (2) Locate the best supplements / vitamins for depression, and (3) Select and prepare foods to maximize those nutrients in their diets.
The depression book opens with Rose’s biography of depression and psychosis. She makes a compelling claim: My grandmother died at the age of sixty-one from complications of postpartum depression. Rose argues that her grandmother showed signs of nutrient deficiencies in her twenties, did not correct them, and suffered a life of depression, diabetes, and heart disease, all of which share a common nutrient deficiency: Omega 3 fatty acids.
The book describes the research basis for the nutrient-depression link, highlighting the nutrients with the strongest basis in research. With seven specific nutrients in mind, the authors review each of the food groups, recommending how to improve one’s diet for the long-term. Which meats are highest in Omega 3 fatty acids? How do you select oils to improve your Omega 3 status? Should you trim your steak?
In a unique contribution published depression books, the authors present “depression buster foods”: those foods for depression, highest in the seven focus nutrients. The Rebuild book is the only depression book of its kind to identify criteria for depression-fighting foods and apply those criteria systematically to the USDA’s database of over 5,000 foods.
Amanda’s book is always available on Amazon, but this week it is on sale at Tropical Traditions for only $14. And you get FREE SHIPPING via media mail if you have another non-book order with them. So, if you are planning to order anything else from Tropical Traditions from now through October 4, you can save $5 on this great book.
You do need a $16 order to get this deal.
Following are the deals I think are worth considering:
1. 4 oz Hand Sanitizer on sale for $4.49.
2. Coconut Oil for Pets – (just for pets???) 32 oz. – $11.25. From what I can tell, this is exactly the same as the Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil that I use all the time. So this is a really good deal! (NOTE: This deal is only good through tomorrow, Sept. 30.)
3. Of course, you can still get Rebuild from Depression for $14 and pay shipping.
4. Lady Finger Popcorn – 2 lbs for $8.45. That’s pretty expensive for organic popcorn but this popcorn is pretty special. It’s guaranteed to be open-pollinated and GMO free. I’m considering trying this out myself.
You can see all of the sales at Tropical Traditions here.
You know from my posts on:
that we love popcorn here. And even at $4 per pound for the kernels, it is still one of the more budget-friendly snacks you can buy.
A Great Deal on Super Dishwasher Tablets
Sometimes I take time to share with you all the deals at Vitacost that I think are worth looking at.
This week I am short on time but I did want to share that I purchased the Ecover Dishwashing tablets the last time I ordered from Vitacost – and I LOVE them. They really made my dishes come out clean (considering how dishwashers use less water power now and we can’t have phosphates in our dishwasher detergents anymore — thanks overbearing goverment – Sigh.) . Anyway, until I figure out how to make my own dishwashing detergent that actually works (maybe I should just buy some phosphates myself ). I think I just might use these.
This past load I even forget to use my Natural Dishwasher Rinse Aid and my sons commented on how there were so few dirty silverware pieces this time. Typically I have a pretty decent pile that needs to be redone (since I do
completely over-fill my dishwasher before using it), but this time there were only 6 pieces!
The Ecover tablets are still on sale for only $3.99. If you are first time shopper with Vitacost, get 3 boxes, get a $10 coupon for your next order, and your cost ends up being only $1.98 for 3 boxes !
I hope you enjoy them!
Hope that helps you with your money-saving goals for your home. You now have some good reading materials to keep you busy and keep you learning about how to provide for yourself and your family in a healthy way.
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