"Everything Herbal Remedies" is a beginner's guide to herbal medicine. It has a rich and diverse history - it's been used by civilisations around the world for thousands of years - and is one of the building blocks of conventional Western medicine today. Author Martha Connor explains the background and practical usage of herbs and herbal preparations, as well as tips on buying herbs and herbal products. Readers will also learn how to use herbs and plants to strengthen immunity, ease hormonal mood swings, and even create natural beauty products. With sections on the use of herbal medicines for women, children, and older adults, "Everything Herbal Remedies" readers will have all they need to decide on the right natural treatments for themselves and their families. More
This health manual merges modern nutrition with insight from ancient Asian traditions. There are life-enhancing guidelines to renewal and rejuvenation, allowing the reader to dHealing. evelop an optimal diet to fit his or her constitutional type. This revised edition includes many updates, including new research, resources, information on GMOs, an expansion of the whole food section, and new guidelines for making the information more accessible. More
'Completely updated to include the latest prescription drugs - the resource guide that 'belongs in the library of every home" - Dr. Lendon H. Smith. From America's trusted nutrition and health experts, Dr. Earl Mindell and Virginia Hopkins, comes this updated fourth edition of their authoritative guide to prescription drugs and their natural alternatives. "Prescription Alternatives" draws from the most up-to-date research to give you the complete story on commonly prescribed drugs - including FDA warnings, little-known side effects, vitamin robbers, and other dangers - and provides a range of safer alternatives, such as natural home remedies, herbs, and other supplements. More
The all-in-one natural health resource your family can trust Dr. James Balch coauthored "Prescription for Nutritional Healing", which became the first major popular guide to the healing power of foods and nutritional supplements, selling more than 8 million copies in all its editions. Now, Dr. Balch and Dr. Mark Stengler present a new natural health resource that you can't afford to be without - a comprehensive reference of natural remedies for common ailments, including: acne, allergies, arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, depression, fibromyalgia, heart disease, hypothyroidism, influenza, irritable bowel syndrome, menopause, osteoporosis, stroke, Syndrome X, varicose veins, and more - almost 200 health problems and conditions in all."Prescription for Natural Cures" provides a complete natural Rx for each condition, giving you a proven, natural, customized prescription that may include supplements, herbal medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, Chinese medicine, hydrotherapy, bodywork, natural hormones, and other natural cures in addition to nutritional advice. More
Prince Charles is a staunch defender and millions of people swear by it; most UK doctors consider it to be little more than superstition and a waste of money. Welcome to the world of alternative medicine. In "Trick or Treatment?", the truth about the efficacy of alternative medicine is rigorously addressed for the first time by the scientist uniquely qualified to do so: Professor Edzard Ernst, the world's first professor of complementary medicine. Having spent over a decade at Exeter University meticulously analyzing the bewildering evidence for and against alternative therapies, this former practitioner of both traditional and complementary medicine brings no bias to the subject. Writing with him is the respected science writer, Simon Singh, who also brings his considerable scientific knowledge and scrupulous impartiality to this most controversial subject.Together, they present a hard-hitting, groundbreaking examination of more than thirty of the most popular treatments, such as Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Chiropractic and Herbal medicines, delivering the ultimate verdict on all of them. More
The second edition of this highly successful, essential clinical reference provides concise, evidence-based information on 69 popular forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and 46 common conditions frequently treated with CAM. Each section has a clear and accessible design for quick decision-making, and includes an analysis of the most up-to-date research available. This handy reference also includes a searchable CD-ROM. More
Alternative medicine is enjoying more popularity with consumers and greater acceptance in traditional medical communities than ever before. Although alternative methods, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic, and homeopathy, can offer patients less costly and more effective treatment options, it's hard to know how to choose a competent and reliable practitioner. In this revised edition of "Alternative Medicine," 400 of the world's leading alternative physicians have contributed safe, affordable, and effective remedies for more than 200 medical conditions ranging from common health problems like allergies, asthma, and obesity to serious illnesses like cancer, heart disease, and AIDS. With all the schools of alternative medicine combined into one encyclopedic volume, this updated edition of "Alternative Medicine" is the bible of good health. More
Integrative medicine is a holistic, patient-centred approach to health care that is revolutionizing medicine for the 21st century. It is the future of medicine, and "The Encyclopedia of New Medicine" is the quintessential resource on integrated conventional, complementary and alternative ways of treating and preventing disease. Part 1 of this 640-page encyclopedia guides readers through Duke University's approach to state-of-the-art integrative treatment programmes for more than 200 diseases and conditions. Each is linked to the relevant alternative treatments - from acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to Zen meditation and herbal treatments - that are described at length in Part II. With informative overviews of the current state of medicine, an in-depth explanation of integrative medicine, and Duke University's innovative philosophy, "The Encyclopedia of New Medicine" will equip readers with the tools to enable them to take charge of their own health. More
Kava, Piper Methysticum, is the most effective relaxing and stress-relieving plant in all of nature. This book is the tale of plant researcher Chris Kilham's investigations into this plant and his far-ranging explorations deep in the South Pacific in search of a source of kava. Kilham takes the reader on an adventurous journey through the mystical native legends, outlandish history, and exciting science surrounding this potent plant. A story replete with pulpit-pounding missionaries, kava-drinking natives, sorcerers, a mysterious Tahitian prince, and the author's own humorous outlook amidst difficult and perilous circumstances, Kava is a must-read for those who love tales of travel and adventure and those interested in plant medicine.Kava is poised to become an important and now readily available natural alternative to stress-relieving drugs. More
As complementary and alternative health care becomes ever more popular and mainstream, and as the continued success of books like "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and "Healthy Child, Whole Child prove, women are eager for a comprehensive pregnancy guide by a physician on the best conventional, complementary, and alternative medical practices. "The Whole Pregnancy Handbook will offer just that--information from a trustworthy authority that cannot be found in any other pregnancy book on the market. More
A naturopathic physician shows you how to use the latest in natural therapies to heal your body and promote good health
Now fully revised, this comprehensive guide from a leader in women's alternative health features up-to- date information on the safest natural therapies, medicines, herbs, and supplements. The new edition also features the latest research on infertility, menopause, heart disease, osteoporosis, and more.
"An intelligent guide through the maze of natural approaches to women's health."
--Susan M. Love, M.D., author of "Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book" and "Dr. Susan Love's Hormone Book"
"An excellent resource for women and their physicians .... A practical, well-written discussion of important health topics that includes natural prescriptions that actually work!
--Michael T. Murray, N.D., medical editor of "The Natural Medicine Journal" and coauthor of "Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine" .. More
The second edition of this comprehensive guide to cancer helps patients and their caregivers learn about causes and prevention of cancer; offset the side effects of conventional medicine; evaluate effective alternative treatments; utilize natural therapies involving diet, lifestyle, and nutritional supplements; and achieve deep healing through a mind-body-spirit approach. Featuring in-depth discussions of 20 specific cancers, including detailed descriptions of integrative treatments, this accessibly written guide is an invaluable tool for understanding and implementing integrative and complementary cancer care.
* An extensively revised and updated second edition of Alternative Medicine magazine's definitive guide to integrative cancer prevention and treatment.
* Includes current cancer research, expert interviews, and real-life stories from practitioners, patients, and caregivers.
* Peer reviewed by an editorial board of integrative practitioners.
* The American Cancer Society reports that one in four Americans dies from cancer. More
A complete self-help guide to using enzymes -- the little known but powerful nutritional marvel of nature -- to reverse 28 major health conditions from one of the nation's leading enzyme therapists.
Divided into three sections, Part 1 tells you everything you need to know about enzymes, Part 2 is an A-to-Z of health conditions with enzyme therapy success stories, with Part 3 offering helpful appendices. Enzyme therapy can help reverse these conditions: Acne; Diabetes; Headaches; Insomnia; Seizures; Allergies; Disc problems; Heart problems; Menopause; Sprains; Arthritis; Fibroids; Hernia; PMT; Weight problems; Asthma; Gastritis; Hyperactivity; Psoriasis;...and many more . More
Standing up against a legion of medical doctors who insist there is no cure, Lloyd Wright researched this disease and proved them wrong. Now he wants to share this cure with other Hepatitis C sufferers. You will read about how Hepatitis C affects your body, the failures of the medical establishment and the horrors of interferon treatment. You will also read stories of hope and triumph from those who have stood up against this disease and won.Triumph Over Hepatitis C offers an effective plan to take back your health. Herbs and their uses are discussed and illustrated in detail. You will learn about supplements that can make a difference in your recovery. This book is both informative and inspirational, and a must read for the more than four million Americans suffering from this debilitating disease.Triumph Over Hepatitis C is presented in two parts: part one deals with how American doctors deal with Hepatitis C and relates the perspective of one patient determined to live Hepatitis C free. Part two lays out the remedy and relates the alternative medical solution that saved Lloyd Wright's life. More
Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease can be permanently reversed using nontoxic alternative treatments. In this authoritative guide, more than 30 leading physicians explain their holistic diagnostic and treatment methods. Each chapter has been updated to reflect the latest research and therapeutic approaches to treating-and ultimately reversing-these debilitating conditions. Written by the authors of the acclaimed ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE (more than 600,000 copies sold), this book shows how to regain vitality, say goodbye to muscle pain, peak your immune system, and shake off depression with clinically proven therapies.The first edition sold more than 100,000 copies and is recognized as the leading alternative medicine guide to chronic fatigue.Contains new chapters on Lyme disease and holistic treatment options.Three million Americans suffer from chronic fatigue and an estimated three to six million suffer from fibromyalgia, 86 percent of whom are women. More
Today, more breast cancer treatment options are available than ever before. But how can you determine the course of action that is right for YOU?
"Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention" is the only single resource that lays out all of the traditional and alternative approaches available today. Assembling a "dream team" of breast cancer experts, the editors of this truly groundbreaking guide encourage readers to work with their practitioners as they consider a variety of approaches, all explained in clear, nontechnical language. Readers will discover
- how to find the right caregiver and how to best complement conventional medical treatment with alternative medicine
- how to be "healed" without necessarily being "cured"
- how to incorporate traditional Chinese medicine -- including herbs, qigong, and acupuncture
- the right diet to choose, no matter the form of treatment; the importance of soy products; plus fifteen delicious recipes to sample
- the best vitamins, minerals, and natural foods, and the specific benefits -- and possible dangers -- of each
- the merits of spiritual treatments, from meditation and directed prayer to the powerful mystery of the "will to live."
The guide features an encyclopedic appendix of websites, and lists of national support organizations, care centers, recommended audiotapes, CDs, and books -- making this the single source to help patients take control of their treatment, assuage their fears, and get them on the road to healing.
"A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at theUniversity of California, San Francisco" More
This superb new medical reference from the world-renowned Duke Center for Integrative Medicine presents a state-of-the-art approach to integrative care
Increasingly the trend in health care is away from a disease-oriented, physician- and technology-centered model toward a wellness-oriented, patient-centered approach that combines alternative healing therapies with conventional medicine. Nowhere is this holistic philosophy of healing practiced at a higher level than at the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine (DCIM).
This medical reference, with hundreds of full-color images, is the most authoritative and comprehensive ever published on integrative care. It contains:
- individual entries for more than 200 common health concerns with a detailed description of Duke's integrative approach to treating each condition
- profiles of nearly 100 complementary and alternative healing therapies--from acupuncture to ayurveda, magnet therapy to massage, vitamin and mineral supplementation to Zen meditation - More
This book presents a practical introduction and is a reference source for all the major complementary and alternative medicines. Complementary medical treatments are now increasingly popular and the public demand for information and treatment is growing rapidly. It is therefore essential that all pharmacists have good knowledge of the main aspects of complementary therapies as they are meeting more and more patients who want advice and treatment with alternative therapies.This book provides a practical introduction and reference source on the products most frequently requested in community pharmacies and in hospitals. Chapters on other complementary therapies such as massage are also included for information so that pharmacists can give knowledge-based advice to the public.Additionally CAM is now an integral part of every MPharm course in the UK and of the pharmacy degree course in the USA. The previous edition has been adopted by universities both in the UK and the USA. Indeed in the UK, this is an essential textbook that includes all aspects of CAM covered in the MPharm degree. More
Every day, newspapers and television news programs present stories on the latest controversies over healthcare and medical advances, but they do not have the space to provide detailed background on the issues. Websites and weblogs provide information from activists and partisans intent on presenting their side of a story. But where can students - or even ordinary citizens - go to obtain unbiased, detailed background on the medical issues affecting their daily lives? This volume in the Health and Medical Issues Today series provides readers and researchers with a balanced, in-depth introduction to the medical, scientific, legal, and cultural issues surrounding alternative medicine and its importance in today's world of healthcare. Alternative Medicine is organized to provide students and researchers with easy access to the information they need. More
A leading researcher shares natural remedies for psoriasis. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, at least seven million people in the U.S. and more than 100 million worldwide suffer from this chronic skin disease. This book outlines Dr. Pagano's natural, drug-free treatment regimen that can alleviate, control, and even heal psoriasis without steroid creams, tar baths, injections, or ultraviolet treatments. "Healing Psoriasis" outlines a healthy diet and lifestyle and includes case histories, photos, recipes, and a chapter on eczema. John O. A. Pagano, DC (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), is a chiropractic physician who has conducted psoriasis research for more than 40 years. He has been a featured guest on CNBC, ABC, and Health Talk with Dr. Ronald Hoffman, and his work has been featured in "Alternative Medicine" and "Dermatology Times". He has lectured on five continents. More
Toxic chemicals are everywhere. These poisons may cause or trigger ADHD, asthma, autism, eczema, and cancer. This guide gives you 29 ways to help you start using safer products on your body, on your children, and in your home. More
Gluten Free Living
Do you love cooking and eating great food? Do you worry about gaining weight? Do you have or suspect you have food sensitivities? Would you like to feel fabulous all the time? The good news is that there are ways of having your cake and eating it too. Basing their philosophy for health and wellbeing on their formidable combined experience in the food and natural health industries, Jan Purser and Kathy Snowball have created another cookbook with sensational healthy food suitable for all occasions, whether it's dinner for two, a family meal or entertaining the masses. And it's all gluten and dairy-free, making it suitable for people with sensitivities or allergies in those areas. Following on from the success of their award-winning The Detox Cookbook, this is a book of recipes and practical advice for living well, for people with a passion for food who also want to keep a close eye on their health. More
Toxin Free Living
Be scared, be very scared: toxic chemicals are in thousands of everyday products…and then they become part of our blood, our fat, our bodies. The chemicals that make things non-stick, flexible, flame-retardant, or stain-resistant are implicated in a staggering range of health issues, from birth defects to the rising rates of certain cancers.
More than ever, we want to know how to make informed, responsible choices about what we buy, for our own good and for the good of our planet. The Toxic Consumer provides the answers, precisely and accessibly. And you don’t need to be a scientist to understand the information. One by one, the guide breaks down such noxious substances as PFCs, phthalates, perchloroethylene, and formaldehyde and explains what each one is and what threats it poses, what items contain these poisons, and how they interact with our bodies and well-being. Then it outlines healthier options for bedding, flooring, cosmetics, clothing, food and drink, and everything else we need. More
Toxic chemicals are everywhere. These poisons may cause or trigger ADHD, asthma, autism, eczema, and cancer. This guide gives you 29 ways to help you start using safer products on your body, on your children, and in your home