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radiant health

here is one of my favourite books: radiant health.
it contains some real gems and some great photos.
here we are informed thus regarding the drinking of tea:
“Beatification of the ever-popular “cup that cheers” is really not warranted at all. The ultimate effect is injurious rather than reviving”
it also includes some miracle cures for common ailments, like colic and food poisoning. i can hire out some old pieces of hose pipe for those wishing to try these cures.
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or how about this for hiccups – a few things to try in the office next time someone hiccups. i had to look up the word emetic. it was worth it.
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Smocking For Pleasure

i have a small library of quality literature. i shall share some with you:
here is a book i purchased recently entitled “smocking for pleasure”. not a typo.
“[The book] not only guides would-be enthusiasts through their first projects, but also provides inspiration for accomplished smockers … Altogether an irresistable book for followers of this decorative and popular needlecraft”
smocks are so now.