Depression is not a disease. It is a symptom.
Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with 1 in 4 women starting their day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the panacea for everything from grief, irritability, panic attacks, to insomnia, PMS, and stress. But the truth is, what women really need can’t be found at a pharmacy.
According to Dr. Kelly Brogan, antidepressants not only overpromise and underdeliver, but their use may permanently disable the body’s self-healing potential. We need a new paradigm: The best way to heal the mind is to heal the whole body.
In this groundbreaking, science-based and holistic approach, Dr. Brogan shatters the mythology conventional medicine has built around the causes and treatment of depression. Based on her expert interpretation of published medical findings, combined with years of experience from her clinical practice, Dr. Brogan illuminates the true cause of depression: it is not simply a chemical imbalance, but a lifestyle crisis that demands a reset. It is a signal that the interconnected systems in the body are out of balance – from blood sugar, to gut health, to thyroid function– and inflammation is at the root.
A Mind of Your Own offers an achievable, step-by-step 30-day action plan—including powerful dietary interventions, targeted nutrient support, detoxification, sleep, and stress reframing techniques—women can use to heal their bodies, alleviate inflammation, and feel like themselves again without a single prescription.
Bold, brave, and revolutionary, A Mind of Your Own takes readers on a journey of self-empowerment for radical transformation that goes far beyond symptom relief.
More and more people are exploring the healing possibilities of plant-based medicines, and health shops across the country now stock their shelves with natural remedies, but treatments can easily be made at home. The Herbal Apothecary profiles 100 of the most important medicinal plants with striking photographs and step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, tinctures, compresses, and salves to treat everything from muscle strain to the common cold or anxiety. This holistic guide also includes advice for the home gardener on growing and foraging for medicinal plants.
Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to plant-based medicine. With the guidance of naturopath JJ Pursell, herb enthusiasts can learn how to safely create their own remedies using plants they know and love.
All of today’s most-diagnosed ailments can be traced back to an injured and irritated gut. The gut is an intricate and powerful system, naturally designed to protect and heal the body every moment of every day And yet for far too many of us, this remarkable system is in disrepair, which leads to all kinds of health problems—from extra pounds, aches and pains, allergies, mood swings, and lack of libido, to heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disorders, insomnia, and depression.
But we no longer have to be sick to get healthy. In this groundbreaking program, Alejandro Junger, M.D. explains how instead of treating the symptoms as they arise, we can preemptively attack disease before it takes root in the gut.
No matter your current state of health, you will benefit from this program: Clean Gut will help you put an end to everyday ailments, reverse chronic disease, and achieve true, long-lasting health.
Divided into 6 sections, this book takes the understanding of homeopathy from basic principles to the treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, the first prescription, and difficult, confused and hidden cases. Each section progresses through five themes broadly divided into philosophy, material medica, case taking, case analyses and case management. Each theme is woven together through the text and, section by section, builds into an essential study guide for the homeopathic student. It provides opportunities for reflection, and invites all practitioners to engage in their own personal and professional development.
Natural Hormone Balance for Women is Dr. Reiss's breakthrough, step-by-step program for women who want to take control of their lives by restoring hormonal balance. This revolutionary, commonsense natural hormone replacement program is designed to meet the individual needs of most women looking to rejuvenate body and mind—and offers astounding benefits for women of all ages:
More energy and stamina * Improved memory * Healthier, more youthful skin * Balanced moods * Less depression and anxiety * Stabilization of weight and more muscle definition * Better sleep patterns * PMS and menopausal symptoms reduced or eliminated * Enhanced sexuality
Dr. Reiss takes the confusion out of the medical information you need to know. In clear, nontechnical language, he thoroughly explains:
-the important difference between standard chemical hormone prescriptions and natural hormone replacements
-which hormone replacements are best for you and how to adjust them to your maximum individual benefit
-how to take hormones without worry
-how to choose the most effective hormonal gel, cream, pill, or sublingual drops, and when to use them.
Dr. Reiss has helped thousands of women transform their lives by achieving natural hormone balance. Now you can tap into the replenishing "fountain of youthfulness" that is not only essential for better life, but easier and safer to achieve than ever before.
Clean is an M.D.'s program designed to be easily incorporated into our busy schedule while providing all the practical tools necessary to support and rejuvenate our bodies. The effect is transformative: nagging health problems will suddenly disappear, extra weight will drop away, and for the first time in our lives, we will experience what it truly means to feel healthy.
Expanded Edition Includes:
New Introduction • New Recipes • How to Become Clean for Life
Did you know that blueberries can increase brain longevity? That kiwi fruit can be an excellent weapon for battling cancer and heart disease? That pears can help prevent fibroid tumors?
From the bestselling author of Meditation as Medicine, comes a remarkable book that helps you achieve maximum health by eating well. Grounded in science, Food as Medicine is a pragmatic and accessible reference that sets readers on the right nutritional path. Dr. Khalsa then explains how to use natural organic juices and foods as medicine, and how food can help reverse the progress or diminish the symptoms of certain diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Hepatitis C.
Drawing on patient case histories, Food as Medicine outlines the seven principles of "The Khalsa Plan" for healthy eating, details ailment-specific nutritional plans, and lays out dozens of delicious recipes that promote overall well-being. After all, food is not only the original medicine -- it's the best medicine.
Fact: By the time they reach menopause forty percent of American women have at least one uterine fibroid; 600,000 women are diagnosed each year.
Fact: Fibroids are the leading cause of hysterectomy, the second most common surgical procedure performed on women.
Fact: Natural, holistic medicine can heal fibroids without invasive surgery.
Fibroid tumors, while usually benign, can swell a woman's uterus to the size of a basketball, frequently causing heavy menstrual bleeding, cramping, bladder infections, and even infertility. Most doctors recommend surgery as the only answer. Now this innovative holistic program brings new hope for a surgery-free life to millions of American women.
Dr. Allan Warshowsky combines traditional Western medicine and holistic science to cure not just the fibroid condition but also the underlying imbalances and systemic dysfunctions that can cause fibroids. With an exciting program of diet, exercise, supplements, herbs, and mind/spirit work, Dr. Warshowsky shows fibroid sufferers how to become the strong, healthy women they deserve to be.
Common infections like cough and colds can be cured by using synthetic drugs that people can buy in the nearest drug store. But, these minor health issues can be treated by using some incredibly powerful ingredients and items that you can find in the comfort of your home. These are what we called home remedies. If there are antibiotics and antiviral medicines that you can find in the local drug stores, you can find also remedies that are called natural antibiotics and antivirals at home.There are different herbal antibiotics and antivirals that you can find around you and you can actually find some of them inside of the spice cabinet in your kitchen. To take advantage of their antibacterial and antiviral properties, you just need to learn and understand the proper way to use them and with that, they can start helping you in getting rid of different illnesses, from colds to shingles. You can also find natural remedies that you can take if you have stomach ulcers or cold sores. Everything depends on what your problem is and on what you require.
From teas to tinctures, you are sure to find that there are several ways to help you ensure that you will get well in a natural and healthy way. All you have to do is to ensure that you have everything at hand and this book will take care of the rest. This book is going to teach you the reasons why more and more people turn to natural antibiotics and antivirals. You will also learn the steps to using mixed oils to cure infections and rashes.
This book will serve as your leading guide to understand why it is a must for everyone to try what nature has to offer. This book is about the best and most effective natural antibiotics and antivirals that you can use to get rid of different infections. May you find this book as a very helpful guide to make the most of the benefits of these natural medicines! Every page and chapter will educate you more about the natural remedies you can use and how you should prepare and use them to reap their promised benefits.
Start reading now... Enjoy!
Why do we age? Why does cancer develop? What's the connection between heart failure and Alzheimer's disease, or infertility and hearing loss? Can we extend lifespan, and if so, how? What is the Exercise Paradox? Why do antioxidant supplements sometimes do more harm than good? Many will be amazed to learn that all these questions, and many more, can be answered by a single point of discussion: mitochondria and bioenergetics.
In Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine, Naturopathic Doctor Lee Know tells the epic story of mitochondria, the widely misunderstood and often-overlooked powerhouses of our cells. The legendary saga began over two billion years ago, when one bacterium entered another without being digested, which would evolve to create the first mitochondrion. Since then, for life to exist beyond single-celled bacteria, it's the mitochondria that have been responsible for this life-giving energy. By understanding how our mitochondria work, in fact, it is possible to add years to our lives, and life to our years.
Current research, however, has revealed a dark side: many seemingly disconnected degenerative diseases have tangled roots in dysfunctional mitochondria. However, modern research has also endowed us with the knowledge on how to optimize its function, which is of critical importance to our health and longevity. Lee Know offers cutting-edge information on supplementation and lifestyle changes for mitochondrial optimization, such as CoQ10, D-Ribose, cannabinoids, and ketogenic dietary therapy, and how to implement their use successfully. Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine is an invaluable resource for practitioners interested in mitochondrial medicine and the true roots of chronic illness and disease, as well as anyone interested in optimizing their health.
• A complete handbook for the medical practitioner
• Includes the most up-to-date information on preparations, dosage, and contraindications
• By the author of The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal
Medical Herbalism contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, the limitations and potential of viewing herbs chemically, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines. It also includes information on toxicology and contraindications, the issues involved in determining dosage and formulation types for an individual, guides to the different measurement systems and conversion tables, and the pros and cons of both industrial and traditional techniques.
With additional sections devoted to the principles of green medicine, the history of Western Herbalism, the variety of other medical modalities using medicinal plants, an extensive resource directory, and a discussion of treatments organized by body system, Medical Herbalism is the comprehensive textbook all students and practitioners of clinical herbalism need to develop their healing practices.
Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone.
This is Ira Byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, medical drama, and conflict. Through the true stories of patients, he shows us that a lot of important emotional work can be accomplished in the final months, weeks, and even days of life. It is a companion for families, showing them how to deal with doctors, how to talk to loved ones—and how to make the end of life as meaningful and enriching as the beginning.
Ira Byock is also the author of The Best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
In her groundbreaking book, Dr. Orloff leads readers to the heart of a radical revolution in health care: the union of medicine and intuition, of body, mind, and soul. Intuition plays an indispensable role in self-diagnosis, pain control, immune response, and recovery from acute and chronic illness; it can lead you to breakthroughs in anxiety, panic, depression, and other emotional blockages, even when traditional psychotherapy has failed. Intuition also offers insights into the use of medications and the selection of the right healer for your needs. Further, it is integral for sexual healing, since sexuality is a potent connector and energy source for clarifying spirituality and improving vitality.
With Dr. Orloff's five practical steps, you'll learn to clarify your beliefs, listen to your body's messages, access inner guidance, sense subtle energy, and interpret your dreams. Practicing the steps, you'll recognize early warning signals and act on them to help prevent illness. You'll have skills to uncover important information from meditation and remote viewing (a way of intuitively tuning in) to make sense of confusing signals. The insights you'll gain from these tools will lend reason, compassion, and meaning to events such as illness, loss, or despair. Following Dr. Orloff's simple, clear instructions, illustrated with examples from her own experience and psychiatric practice, you'll recapture a sense of vision that will bring vibrance to all that you do.
"Our intuition can open us up to our spirituality and show us how to be more healthy and whole," writes Dr. Orloff. "If you're in good health, you'll want to know about intuition because it can help you stay well and recognize messages that prevent illness. If you or your loved ones need healing, you'll also want intuition to show the way." Written with abundant warmth, humor, and compassion, this guide is your companion to a healthier, more fulfilling life.
Table of Contents.
Section one- Asthma – an overview.
Asthma – What is Asthma?
Symptoms – When you know it’s coming…
Risk factors and Complications – Why you should bother trying to avoid asthma?
Section Two- Reducing Asthma in a natural way.
Natural remedies – Who needs a doctor?
Try some homemade remedies.
Go green, Go for herbs.
What to eat, what to avoid?
Healthy life style – An effective prophylaxis.
Use air conditioner.
Change your room décor.
Reduce mold spores.
Reduce pet dander.
Cover your mouth and nose.
Get regular exercise.
Maintain normal weight.
Control heart burn
“An estimated 22 million Americans have asthma; 6.5 million are under 18”
(American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology)
Asthma is a serious complication of respiratory track which causes symptoms like chest congestion, coughing and difficulty in breathing.
“In America alone, asthma causes 4,000 deaths per year” (American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology)
Environmental pollution and too much exposure to harmful chemicals have significantly increased the susceptibility of people getting asthma. The death toll is expected rise even further. The cost of treatment of asthma is increasing. Accept it- No one likes going to a doctor. A single visit to a doctor costs too much.
“Americans spend, through direct and indirect expenses, a total of $19.7 million each year for the treatment of asthma" (American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology)
This book focuses on describing all the possible natural treatments of asthma. You don’t have to go to great lengths to cure asthma. Sometimes, simple things in your cupboard or refrigerator can serve as homemade remedies for asthma. Another natural way is to treat asthma with herbs. Herbs are being used for the treatment of several ailments for thousands of years. But, it’s an astounding fact that people consider them unsafe and difficult to use. Several experimentations have proved that herbs can cure several health conditions with virtually zero side effects. A simple change in life style can also help in curing asthma. Asthmatic attacks, in some cases, are triggered by eating certain food substances. So, having knowledge of what to eat and what to skip can actually decrease the frequency of asthmatic attacks.
Section one - Asthma – an overview
Asthma – What is Asthma?
Asthma is a common health condition related to an immune reaction taking place in the respiratory track. It’s a breathing disorder characterized by several symptoms like air way obstruction, difficulty in breathing, tightness of chest, coughing and wheezing. For most of the people asthma is not a big problem. But, in reality it can cause serious hindrance in performing routine activities. If it goes untreated, it can produce serious and life threatening conditions.
Asthma is an immune reaction triggered when the respiratory track is exposed to certain irritating stimuli. Human body has got a strong immune system which protects it from the harmful effects of foreign substances like chemicals, pollutants and organisms like bacteria and viruses. An important component of this immune system is “mast cells”. These cells respond to the presence of certain “antigens” and release several mediators of inflammation, in the presence of these antigens. For example, if these cells are exposed to the smoke of cigarette, they’ll release several chemicals which, in turn, will start a cascade of events leading to the development of symptoms of inflammation. These mediators cause spasm in the muscles of respiratory track, increase the production of mucus and make the respiration difficult.
Asthma is a combination of several environmental and genetic factors.
Norman Cousins’s iconic firsthand account of victory against terminal disease, Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient inspired a revolution, encouraging patients to take charge of their own treatment.
A political journalist and activist, Cousins was also a professor of medical humanities at UCLA, where he studied the biochemistry of human emotions and their relationship to healing. When Cousins was hospitalized with a debilitating collagen illness, he decided to take his health into his own hands. Cousins and his doctor combated the disease together by creating a regimen of laughter and vitamin C specifically calibrated to his needs. Against all odds, the treatment worked, proving to Cousins that a positive attitude was key to his improvement.
Years later, Cousins set pen to paper to tell the story of his recovery. In this humorous and insightful account, Cousins analyzes his own journey in relation to holistic medicine and discusses the astounding power of mind over body. The result is an inspirational and educational guide to health that continues to offer hope to many.
This ebook features an extended biography of Norman Cousins by his daughter, Sarah Cousins Shapiro.
While the number of patients using medical marijuana increases every year, misconceptions about cannabis and whether it’s harmful or dangerous still exist. In Cannabis for Chronic Pain, Dr. Rav explains the potential of marijuana’s capacity for healing anyone afflicted with chronic pain. Medical marijuana is a safe, non-addictive alternative to dangerous opiate pain pills. “Without a doubt, there is a great need for a reliable source on information regarding the safe and effective use of cannabis. Well, here it is. I can think of no other person who embodies such authority than Dr. Ivker,” (Michael Finkelstein, MD, FACP, ABIHM, author of Slow Medicine).
Along with sharing his own story of using medical marijuana to heal from a severe case of shingles, Dr. Rav guides you through the cannabis and holistic treatment for your specific chronic pain condition. If you are suffering from arthritis, back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, anxiety, depression, or pain from cancer or its treatment, this may be the book for you.
"An excellent source of objective information about medical marijuana,” (Library Journal), Cannabis for Chronic Pain is the new, definitive guide for anyone who suffers from chronic pain.
Thyroid Power can help you determine whether you're one of the millions who suffer from low thyroid. It discusses food, vitamins, and natural remedies that support thyroid health;explains how to avoid environmental and emotional triggers; and offers tips from thyroid support groups. By following this clear 10-step program and working with your health practitioner, you can channel the incredible power of your thyroid into greater health and well-being.
Table of Contents
2. What is Arthritis?
3. Types of Arthritis
4. Symptoms of Arthritis
5. Causes of Arthritis
6. Home Remedies for Arthritis
7. Lifestyle Changes During Arthritis
8. Physiotherapy Treatment for Arthritis
9. Foods to Eat During Arthritis
10. Foods to Avoid During Arthritis
11. Allopathic treatment for arthritis
12. Surgical Treatment for Arthritis
13. Photo Credits
All your questions, concerns and queries are going to be answered through this book «How to get rid of arthritis and joint pain naturally». This book will give you a brief review of all the possible causes and treatments of arthritis.
The book will provide you guideline regarding the lifestyle changes, eating habits, medical treatment, surgical treatment and natural remedies for arthritis. Having a detail look of this book will help you overcome the arthritis within no time.
The Way of Herbs is an essential manual for gaining and maintaining good health through a holistic approach, a natural path to well-being and is “the one book that should be in everyone’s library” (William McGarey, MD).
*The three functions of herbs
*Eight traditional methods of herbal therapy
*The benefits of a balanced diet
*Herbal treatments for cancer, herpes, acne, arthritis, back pain, weight problems, colds, and flu
*Detailed descriptions, use, and dosage for more than 140 Western herbs and 31 important Chinese herbs
*How to purchase, grow, and store herbs
*A new, extensive directory of herbal health-care stores
“The first herb book that effectively blends Eastern, European, and American Indian healing traditions” (Steven Foster, director of the American Center for Herb Study).
This beautifully illustrated little book will help you to awaken your chakras to improve your physical health, balance energies and resolve physical, emotional and spiritual issues. With detailed descriptions of the chakras and their associations and easy-to follow exercises and activities, you will learn how to work with each of these powerful centres of energy to enhance all aspects of your life.
Personality and Soul Characteristics plus Rising Signs
Discover your own myth
and revitalise your life with
the power of ESOTERIC astrology!
Astrology comes of age with this remarkable set of 12 zodiac books (Each sign sold separately) that explore the inner person, the secret Self, as well as the personality that the Self presents to the world.
You will be astounded to discover how far reaching the influence of the signs are on our lives, especially our sun (birth) and rising signs, and how much you are a product of the stars.
These easy-to-read books are far more than a representation of the same old characteristics and qualities of the signs. With over 40 years of practical experience in astrology, research, teaching and interpretation, Dr. Douglas M. Baker is in a unique position to fully appreciate just what it is people want to know about themselves. In these works he shares his knowledge with us all, covering such subjects as:
· The personality and psychology of the signs.
· Helpful hints on raising the children of each sign.
· Health and the zodiac.
· Flower remedies and tissue salts related to each sign.
· How your own sign is reflected in the world around you.
· The talents and potential genius of the signs.
· The Rising Sign – an indication of the life’s purpose.
· The spiritual path of your sign.
· The qualities and influences of your sign’s ruling planet.
These books will help you tap into reservoirs of energy that are linked to your own sign. Energy that will help you cope with the stresses and strains of modern life and bring you into closer contact with the real you, your inner self! This is your birthright because you were born in that particular sign.
ARIES: March 21st to April 20th
TAURUS: April 21st to May 21st
GEMINI: May 22nd to June 21st
CANCER: June 22nd to July 23rd
LEO: July 24th to August 23rd
VIRGO: August 24th to September 23rd
LIBRA: September 24th to October 23rd
SCORPIO: October 24th to November 22nd
SAGITTARIUS: November 23rd to December 21st
CAPRICORN: December 22nd to January 20th
AQUARIUS: January 21st to February 19th
PISCES: February 20th to March 20th
New to the Fourth Edition:
• Updated research related to holistic health and practices
• Expanded coverage of obesity and diversity
• Tips for practitioners on providing holistic care in conventional settings
• Discussion around the integration of conventional medicine and alternative therapies
• Provides detailed herbal, antioxidant, and nutritional strategies for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine, and seizures
• Supported by scientific studies and years of successful clinical practice
• Discusses potential side effects, counter-indications, and the proper dosages to reduce symptoms, slow disease progression, and lessen the chances of recurrence
Numerous medical journals have published studies supporting the use of herbs and nutrients in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Yet in practice most neurologists rarely include them as part of their protocols. In this practical guide, Sidney Kurn, M.D., and Sheryl Shook, Ph.D., explain how to safely and easily incorporate herbs, antioxidants, and nutritional supplements into the standard conventional treatments for 6 common neurologic disorders: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine, and seizures.
For each condition, the authors provide detailed strategies supported by scientific evidence and years of successful clinical practice. They examine the biochemical role of each recommended herb, nutrient, or antioxidant and discuss potential side effects, counter-indications, and proper dosages to reduce symptoms, slow disease progression, and--in the case of stroke, migraine, and seizures--lessen the chances of recurrence. The authors explore the nutrient deficiencies and physiological mechanisms, including inflammation, heavy metal toxicity, and mitochondrial dysfunction, that can cause oxidative injuries and initiate neurologic disorders. They reveal which common substances, such as aspartame and glutamate, can trigger these mechanisms at the cellular level and recommend specific herbs and antioxidants, such as turmeric, cannabinoids, resveratrol, and N-acetyl cysteine, to counteract their effects. They discuss the importance of sleep to overall well-being, especially for those suffering from neurologic disorders, and offer tips to help ensure a good night’s sleep.
Integrating neuroscience, biochemistry, herbalism, and decades of clinical experience, the authors lay the scientific foundation for a holistic, naturopathic approach to neurologic disorders and a way to enhance the quality of life for those suffering from these conditions.
In Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis, Dr. Myhill examines this essential role of our mitochondria in energy production and why it is key to understanding and overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and the inflammation that often accompanies it: Myalgic Encephalitis (ME). She explains the importance of healthy mitochondria, how we can assess how well they are functioning, what we can do to keep them healthy, and how to restore them to health if problems arise.
Since publication of the first edition in 2014, new research and new clinical findings have shed further light on a condition that is debilitating to those who suffer from it, but “all in the head” to many doctors. The second edition of this groundbreaking book includes new insights and chapters on why CFS/ME is the most poorly treated condition in Western medicine, the role of the gut, allergy and autoimmunity, Lyme disease and other coinfections, reprogramming the immune system, reprogramming the brain, and the roadmap to recovery.
This book was written for the beginning student entering the Massage Therapy profession. It is not intended to replace the schools anatomy and physiology text but be a companion to the materials. This handbook answers many questions at the beginning of a future career. such as the history of massage, the tools and equipment, the basic hour massage, advanced diagnostic procedures, the different styles and purposes of massage,
For centuries women have turned to herbs to cope with a wide variety of health problems and conditions. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Herbal Healing for Women explains how to create remedies—including teas, tinctures, salves, and ointments—for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman's life.
Covering adolescence, childbearing years, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause, Rosemary Gladstar teaches how herbs can be used to treat the symptoms of conditions such as acne, PMS, morning sickness, and hot flashes. A complete women's health-care manual, Herbal Healing for Women discusses:
-common disorders and the herbs that are effective for treating them
-how to select and store herbs
-preparation of hundreds of herbal remedies
-an alphabetical listing of herbs, including a brief description of the herb, the general medicinal usage, and when necessary, warnings about potential side effects.
By explaining the properties of specific herbs and the art of preparation, Rosemary Gladstar demonstrates not only how to achieve healing through herbs but good health as well.
Author, Kathleen Phelan brings her skills as an investigative reporter and her experience as a medical writer to bear in a tour de force-part history. part story. part resource- for any reader seriously interested in his or her own well-being and in the future of medicine and medical treatment in this country Once considered "alternative; Eastern medicine has gained widespread acceptance by the general public, but it is the blending (or integration) of Eastern healing with Western medicine that is now commanding the attention of the medical community.
Dating the birth of integrative medicine to 1971, when James Reston brought the concept of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to America's shores, Phelan traces a movement that's grown into a $15 billion dollar industry in a generation .
Through interviews with Eastern and Western practitioners and their clients, she puts a human face on the "crisis" of medical care in our time. With extensive detail, she recounts the history of both Eastern and Western medicine, presenting the best-and sometimes exposing the myths-of both ancient cures and current high-tech methods.
Table of Contents
Monday’s Child Is Fair of Face
The Healing Power of Infused Oil
Remedies for winter-
Quit your Bellyachin’!
Simple Perfumed Ointments
Natural Cures For Summer Ailments
A couple of years ago, somebody asked me what made me so interested in herbal remedies and natural cures as well as natural beauty recipes? That is when I told him that the wisdom of the ancients had not been garnered together, and would be lost as the generations forgot about asking their old wise ancestors, the Lore which they knew. So I was seven years old, when I decided to myself that I needed to know everything about what my grandmother had learned from her grandmother. And I started writing those ancient natural remedies and beauty recipes down.
More than three decades later, I started writing books on natural remedies and natural herbal recipes, which I collected, whenever I went around the countryside. People used to go around looking at the places to visit; I used to go around asking for the oldies of the village who would give me herbal remedies and recipes. In around 30 years, I collected thousands of these recipes, which were and are still being used by villagers and townsfolk and which have been given to them down the ages. And they work, because all the ingredients are natural. And also, the genetic makeup of hard-working people living in an unpolluted atmosphere helped in keeping them healthy. So they did not have to go running to a doctor whenever they caught a sniffle. They knew the easiest herbal tisane in which would put them straight in a couple of days.
Now, I spent my childhood and youth in jungles as well as in remote areas in all corners of the compass, where nobody believed in medicines, – and sometimes medical access for serious cases was able only through air lifting by a helicopter – but everybody believed in the power of nature and her curative properties. Also, plenty of exercise, a good and healthy diet and grandma’s natural remedies kept us healthy and happy. And the funny thing is that the only times we got sick with measles, mumps, and chickenpox was when we came down from the mountains to the cities and the towns during our annual vacations. The moment we got back into the healthy atmosphere of the mountains, with plenty of fresh air, plenty of fruit and drink and plenty of opportunities to create lots of childish mischief and mayhem, we were content and happy children again.
We never knew that there were medicines which you needed to pop to keep healthy.
Is not this the natural trend of the 21st century “civilized” person? You have lost your faith in natural remedies to keep you healthy. You would rather buy something expensive, which is being endorsed by your favorite star. I am certain she never uses that medicine herself, because it is made up of chemicals. These chemicals are going to have a harmful after effect on your body. The first thing you do when you wake up is take some vitamins with your breakfast. After that, you take some vitamins or pills to pep you up. Then you take the medicines prescribed to you by a doctor.
Count the times you take some sort of medicine in the shape of a pill, vitamin, and drug throughout the day. And then can you believe someone who has not been to see a doctor for the last 30 years? There are plenty of octogenarians in our area who believe in natural remedies and good diets to keep them healthy. They are all grandpas and grandmas. They do not coddle themselves with pills and medicines.
*Little Ben, a Chihuahua who can sense impending epileptic seizures
*Abdul, a Golden Retriever/Lab mix, who was the world’s first service dog and helped his owner by retrieving keys and phones, medicine from countertops, water from the refrigerator, and could even hand in credit cards at the grocery store
*A Dalmation named Trudii, whose obsessive behavior prompted her owner to seek a medical examination that revealed melanoma
From the Trade Paperback edition.
In this essential book, Dr. Sarah Myhill aims to empower people to heal themselves by addressing the underlying causes of their illness. She presents a logical progression from identifying symptoms, to understanding the underlying mechanisms, to relevant interventions and tests and tools with which to tackle the root causes. As Myhill writes, “It’s all about asking the question ‘why?’”
Sustainable Medicine covers a wide range of symptoms including inflammation (infection, allergy, autoimmunity), fatigue, pain, toxic symptoms, deficiency symptoms, and hormonal symptoms. And Dr. Myhill includes a toolbox of treatments for specific illnesses and ailments, as well as a general approach to avoiding and treating all disease. Finally, she offers a series of case histories to show how people have successfully taken control of their health and healed even in the face of the most discouraging symptoms—all without the harmful interventions of 21st century Western medicine.
• Details a proven anti-Candida diet, enzymes and herbs to support it, detox methods, and immune-boosting strategies to rebuild and prevent future Candida overgrowth
• Explains how antibiotics, antacids, contraceptive pills, and steroids as well as a sugar-rich diet lead to Candida overgrowth within the body
• Reveals how Candida can contribute to a wide variety of physical and mental problems, from depression to irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia
The yeast Candida albicans lives inside every one of us. Normally it presents no problems, but today’s widespread use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, antacids, contraceptive pills, and steroids, as well as the all-too-common sugar-rich diet, can lead to a proliferation of this parasitic yeast within the body. Often overlooked by doctors, overgrowth of Candida has been linked to a wide variety of physical and mental problems such as:
• "brain fog"
• muscular pain
• irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
• menstrual problems
• bloating and constipation
• chronic fatigue
• and more . . .
Using the latest research and his decades of clinical experience, Dr. Leon Chaitow explains how to recognize if yeast is your problem and offers a 10-point program for getting it back under control. He reveals how Candida overgrowth occurs and its connection to many common health problems. He explores how to control Candida naturally with enzymes and herbs as well as detailing a sugar-eliminating anti-Candida diet to “starve” existing yeast overgrowth in the body. He explains the importance of probiotics and bitters and how antibiotic treatment as well as inflammation disturbs the balance of normal “friendly” intestinal bacteria, allowing Candida to colonize the gut.
Offering strategies for detoxing after controlling Candida and reducing inflammation, Dr. Chaitow also highlights the importance of rebuilding the immune system to enhance health and help prevent future Candida imbalances.
Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In the #1 New York Times bestselling The End of Illness, Dr. David Agus tackles these fundamental questions and dismantles misperceptions about what “health” really means. Presenting an eye-opening picture of the human body and all the ways it works—and fails—Dr. Agus shows us how a new perspective on our individual health will allow us to achieve a long, vigorous life.
Offering insights and access to powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine, Dr. Agus emphasizes his belief that there is no “right” answer, no master guide that is “one size fits all.” Each one of us must get to know our bodies in uniquely personal ways, and he shows us exactly how to do that. A bold call for all of us to become our own personal health advocates, The End of Illness is a moving departure from orthodox thinking.
• Details the 8 main causes of constipation and how to determine which is at the root of your difficulties
• Offers practical advice on how to correct each type of constipation with natural and non-aggressive methods, such as dietary changes, herbs, and relaxation methods
• Explains gentle, natural ways to empty the bowels when quick relief is necessary
• Reveals how treating constipation properly can restore full function not only to the digestive system but to the liver and kidneys as well
Constipation has many causes. Most people do not know the exact cause of their constipation and thus have trouble finding lasting relief. Yet there are many natural remedies available that can be tailored to your body’s specific needs.
In this step-by-step guide, Christopher Vasey explains how healthy intestines work and the different forms that constipation can take. He details the 8 main causes of constipation: lack of roughage, lack of water, liver dysfunction, constipating foods or medications, weak muscles, imbalances in intestinal flora, stress and anxiety, and nutritional deficiencies. He helps you discover which of the 8 causes underlies your unique case and offers practical advice on how to correct it with natural and non-aggressive methods, such as dietary changes, herbs, and relaxation techniques. For situations when quick relief is necessary, he provides gentle ways to empty the bowels, including natural laxatives and enemas, explaining which to choose for each type of constipation, but also stressing that these are only temporary solutions.
Explaining how constipation can be a symptom of a deeper imbalance, the author explores how treating it properly can restore full function not only to the digestive system but to the liver and kidneys as well. In this practical guide, you will learn how to support the work of your intestines, allowing your body to gradually resume its natural working rhythm.
• Examines how ancient and modern traditions of healing interconnect through the doctrine of signatures, “As above, so below”
• Reveals how one’s astrological chart has implications for personal health and healing
• Explains how each sign of the zodiac corresponds not only to parts of the body and its chakras but also to specific plants, herbs, colors, and emotions
• Explores how to use sound healing to harmonize astrological imbalances
When we look at the vast and intricate cosmos--galaxies, planets, organisms, organs, cells, molecules, atoms--there is a fundamental order, a music or harmony of the spheres. Our cells reflect the images of galaxies seen through our telescopes. We are the microcosm, reflecting the macrocosm of the heavens. Our ancestors understood these patterns and connections between humanity and the universe and developed spiritual and healing traditions in line with these cosmic truths. Yet in the 19th century, knowledge of these connections was set aside as medical science sought to create the “one size fits all” approaches to healing that dominate modern medicine today.
In this comprehensive exploration of the celestial influences that underlie health and healing, Jennifer Gehl, with Marc Micozzi, examines how ancient and modern traditions of healing interconnect through the doctrine of signatures, “As above, so below”. She reveals how one’s celestial nature--the arrangement of the cosmos at the moment of birth--has implications for personal health and how each sign of the zodiac corresponds to parts of the body, the chakras, and specific plants, herbs, colors, and emotions. She explains how sound re-arranges forms according to the principles of harmony, leveraging not only the human self-regulating capacity to restore health but also that of the Earth to restore balance and harmony. Also explored are the recurrence of geometric forms in nature and how to apply this knowledge in sound healing and medical astrology.
Weaving together the threads of ancient science and spirit that formed the original tapestry of medicine, Gehl explains how to restore the cosmic foundations of healing for personal, planetary, and universal health and wellbeing.
In his first bestseller, The End of Illness, David Agus revealed how to add vibrant years to your life by knowing the real facts of health. In The Lucky Years, he builds on that theme by showing why this is the luckiest time yet to be alive, giving you the keys to a new kingdom of wellness.
In this new golden age, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the latest science and technologies to customize your care. Imagine being able to: edit your DNA to increase a healthy lifespan; use simple technologies to avoid or control chronic conditions like pain, depression, high blood pressure, and diabetes; prolong natural fertility and have children in your forties; lose weight effortlessly without a trendy diet; reverse aging to look, feel, and physically be ten years younger; and turn cancer into a manageable condition you can live with indefinitely. That’s the picture of the future that you can enter—starting today.
With “practical health information fortified with exciting news from the forefront of modern medical technology” (Kirkus Reviews), this is an essential, important read. “If you have made a new year’s resolution to get healthier, you’ll find a buddy in David B. Agus’s new book” (The Boston Globe). Welcome to the Lucky Years.
And because acupuncture is only a branch of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), we also introduce other aspects of Chinese medicine in this book, including herbal therapy, cupping, bleeding, folk therapy, and more. The information of this book is based on the author’s own understanding about Chinese medicine and goes far beyond the scope of the standard Chinese medicine textbooks. Therefore, professional acupuncturists will also find it useful to expand their own knowledge about Chinese medicine.
• Offers cutting-edge detoxification and draining therapies to address the tremendous chemical onslaught of modern life
• Explains the profound health problems caused by dental amalgams, vaccinations, antibiotics, cosmetics
With the historic use of toxic mercury amalgam fillings, excessive courses of antibiotics, damaging childhood vaccines, and the many industrial pollutants and chemicals that have been spread into our air, water, and food over the past century, general holistic health guidelines are simply no longer adequate for most people. Only through radical measures--that is, getting to the true root or underlying cause of disease--can effective healing occur. In Radical Medicine, naturopathic physician Louisa Williams describes how to treat these and other modern-day “obstacles to cure,” in order to ensure against future degenerative disease and achieve the optimal health that is our birthright.
Examining the many health problems triggered by dental amalgams and poor dentistry, Dr. Williams explains that our teeth are focal points for health issues that arise elsewhere in the body. She explores the impact of vaccinations, the excessive use of antibiotics, and the chemical-laden products used as health and beauty aids--which are linked to Alzheimer’s disease, heart attacks, and breast and other cancers--and provides information on cutting-edge detoxification treatments as well as drainage and nutritional therapies. A practical guide for practitioners and patients alike, Radical Medicine offers a wealth of holistic, natural therapies for overcoming what is poisoning us and our world so we can achieve optimal health and well-being.
Your labwork is ?normal.? Your doctors shrug their shoulders. And you?re left wondering where in the world your energy and vitality could possibly have gone, especially when you?re trying to ?do all the right things.? Dr. Linda Goggin invites you on a lively journey to Feel Good Again, because robust good health is your birthright and YOU deserve to feel fantastic!
Feel Good Again is an easy-to-read, information-packed guide on the road back to regaining your health, en-ergy, and enthusiasm for life.
Hypnotherapist Tina Hammett was left suffering Fibromyalgia after a series of medical operations. After losing her career, her partner and her home to this disease she became practically bed bound and in searing pain. Medical Science offered very little hope or treatments and she tired of being told she that her condition was merely a result of her ‘checking out of life’. Determined to fight to regain her life, she set about using her holistic health knowledge and began further research to develop this protocol and strategy. Now back to full health thanks to her intensive research and efforts, she happily shares what she has learned with others who are still suffering chronic pain, exhaustion and a severe interruption to their daily lives, in the hope it offers them a beacon to follow to regain their power and their lives. She is joined in this endeavour by Nutritionist Debbie Best and EFT practitioner Lesley Parker and together they share a multitude of holistic techniques and therapies, including rebuilding a shattered self-esteem resulting from the isolation this disease inflicts. Plus what to eat and what to avoid for minimising joint pain, handling stress and importantly numerous natural pain relieving techniques. Written with often searing honesty and from the perspective of someone who literally lived with this disease, this book offers practical and easy to follow strategies that can be incorporated into life with very little effort but with potentially life enhancing results.
Your body is a house/temple in which your spirit/soul dwells. It is comparable to a car. You cannot drive a car without gas. Likewise, your body will not work properly or for very long, without proper care. Oftentimes we spent a lot of money and time to repairing our homes, our cars, going to the hairdresser, doing our nails, yet often neglecting our bodies; which is the medium that makes it possible for us to achieve our dreams and livelihood in this life.
Let it be known that it is your responsibility to take care of your body and the body will take care of your life. Please Take Control Now, so that you can enjoy a healthy and happy life in your golden years.
It's that simple. Meridian Therapy is a self-healing system that can be learned in minutes and can relieve a lifetime of emotional pain. A cutting-edge technique based on the ancient art of acupressure, it involves stimulating the energy meridians in the body by tapping on specific energy points and awakening their healing power.
In Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing, noted therapist Gloria Arenson explains the scientific basis of Meridian Therapy and teaches readers the five easy-to-follow steps that will allow them to break free from stress and negative emotions. Meridian Therapy can be practiced any time, anywhere, in order to
Improve performance in sports, work, and the bedroom
Stop the fears that limit activities and ruin relationships
Eliminate the urge to procrastinate
Conquer cravings and compulsions
Heal emotional scars and painful memories
Dissolve panic attacks before they start
If you indiscriminately combine alternative and traditional medicine, you might decrease their effectiveness, get sick, or even die. It is essential to appreciate how alternative, and traditional medicine can and cant work together.
Dr. Sollazzo has spent his life utilizing both traditional and alternative treatments in order to obtain the most desirable results. As a board-certified doctor in several specialties, he offers advice to help you boost your vitality so you can live a more rewarding life; battle cancer, Lyme disease, obesity, hormonal issues, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other ailments; and understand the benefits of correctly combining traditional medicine with various alternative treatments.
When seeking to improve and maintain your health, there doesnt need to be a tug of war between two systems of health care. Applying contemporary medicine and alternative approaches can increase your life span and make it possible to treat the causes of illnessnot the symptoms.
Take charge of your life and bridge the divide between conventional and alternative medicine with the tools, strategies, and insights in Balance Your Health.
Table of contents
Grandma’s rules For Simple Living
Grandma’s easy Health Remedies
Wake up energy drink
Benefits of the Neem
Curing a cold
Tasty Cold Whisky Remedy
Butter Cold Syrup
Gingered Lemon Drink
Mustard Bath Powder
Hot and Cold Water Remedy
Traditional Golden Chicken Soup Remedy – The Way Grandma Made It
Time-tested Chest Rub
Vaseline – Camphor Remedy
Effective remedy for Catarrh
Antiseptic Way To Clear Catarrh
Amazing hay fever remedy
Hoarseness – recipe for children
Hoarseness – recipe for adults
Grandma's Natural Cure for Obesity
Conclusion – and some general gossip!
In volume 3 of Grandma’s Natural Remedies And Ancient Recipes, you are going to get to know more about a number of different fruits, and vegetables which are going to enhance your health, and allow you to live long and prosper. These natural remedies have come down through word-of-mouth from grandmother to granddaughter, down the millenniums, in almost all the ancient civilizations, when it was the responsibility of the female of the family to make sure that her family kept healthy and survived in the times when superstition and bad hygiene was rife.
This is the reason why so many ancient remedies and herbal recipes, were used on a day to day basis, by grandma and these volumes comprise of a collection of the wisdom of the ages for all those people who believe in the power of nature to cure ailments from the root, instead of looking for chemical-based drugs to help cure them.
Remember that those were the days, when ignorance was also rife and many quacks came up with nostrums potions and brews. One can read about the most famous of them all, the witches brew in MacBeth . Grandma is not going to be putting eyes of newt and tongues of frogs in her remedies, but is going to tell us about how simple fruit juices and spices, can heal and cure common remedies.
Grandma knew all about how to remain beautiful, even when she was in her 80s and 90s. That is because she used the wisdom of ages, passed down to her, in simple rules of living.
Keep your family healthy the natural way!