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The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine [Paperback]

Sherry Torkos
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Nov. 26 2007
Natural solutions for living a clean and healthy life

Health consciousness is an area of transformational and unprecedented growth in the North American public today. More and more people are seeking alternative solutions to conventional medical practices. For many, a natural approach to healing everything from common ailments to serious diseases is preferable when compared to the invasive medical procedures and prescription drugs that abound.

Sherry Torkos, one of Canada’s leading pharmacists is widely regarded for her knowledge of complementary medicine. Her latest book, The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Cures, is the definitive source for alternative health care for Canadians; it is totally comprehensive and easy-tofollow, providing natural cures for everyday problems such as insect bites and muscle aches, as well as for serious chronic disorders such as osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes. Torkos emphasizes the role of lifestyle, nutrition, exercise and supplements in optimizing health and preventing disease. This book features a detailed A to Z reference of ailments and disease, with the latest information on the natural cures that have been proven to assist in their treatment. Detailed information will also advise readers of potential drug interactions that can occur when supplements are taken alongside prescribed medications.

Canadians seeking to create a more holistic and personalized health program for themselves and for their families will turn to this reference time and time again.

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Sherry Torkos, B.Sc. Phm. (Fort Erie, ON) is one of Canada’s top pharmacists and has won several national pharmacy awards for distinguished practice and for providing excellent inpatient care. Torkos authors health booklets and articles for both professional and consumer journals including Winning at Weight Loss (978-0-470-83585-2).

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Well written, very informative book. Easy to read - liked the breakdown to Signs & Symptons/Doctor's orders and Sherry's Natural Prescription. Sherry's description and recommendation for each health condition is easy to comprehend. Nice to see the natural prescriptions for each health condition and the recommended lifestyle suggestions.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE definitive Canadian guide for health Feb. 9 2008
Torkos book is quite unique in that her material combines both conventional and natural approaches to disease with
information on foods, lifestyle recommendations and supplements. It is well organized and comprehensive in the topics covered yet she provides concise guidelines. It truly is a *must have* reference!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Feb. 8 2008
Very infomative book. You are able to locate your chosen topic easily. The information given is easy to comprehend and the section "Sherry's Natural Prescription" I found particularly helpfull.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful resource Dec 6 2011
By Tiffany
Great book! I worry about giving my children too much over-the-counter and prescription medications, so having a resource that helps me find natural remedies for our whole family is such a relief!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference Book Oct. 30 2012
By Dr. JHG
I am a chiropractor and acupuncturists and absolutely recommend this book to my patients. It is an excellent reference that gives you natural options for just about any issue one might have. It is easy to read and understand, a great book for anyone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource! Oct. 23 2012
This book is a great resource. I have used it many times and recommended it to
friends and colleagues. I like that it provides information on a wide range of
medical conditions with both mainstream and natural medicine options. So many other
books are biased in one direction. I work in the health care field and appreciate
that this book provides credible information and guidelines. Unlike books that
promote wild miracle cures, crazy fad diets, and unfounded alternative treatments
this book provides readers with recommendations based on science rather than hype.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended by my acupuncturist
What. A great reference book. I am really very happy with the layout and great information in this book. Reccomended by my acupuncturist.
Published 7 months ago by c loveday
1.0 out of 5 stars This Author is out of her league!!
This author is confused. The intention of Natural Medicine is to encourage the body to heal the whole person with herbs and supplements, and not be concerned about body fat or... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Neil W. Fisk
5.0 out of 5 stars A wealth of information
This book is just packed with helpful information about health, wellness and disease prevention. I have referred to this book many times for information on what supplements to take... Read more
Published on Nov. 1 2012 by Briar
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have reference book!
This book has been my go-to resource book for credible information on health matters. Whether you want advice on minor health problems like cold and flu or more serious matters... Read more
Published on Nov. 1 2012 by Health nut
1.0 out of 5 stars Run don't walk away from the advice in this terrible book!
The title of this book is misleading. This is not a book about genuine natural cures and treating the causes of disease. Read more
Published on Oct. 11 2012 by Jodi-Hummingbird
4.0 out of 5 stars Be aware
Excellent resource. Be aware that some of the alternative products listed are not available in Canada, nor can they be imported from outside sources. Read more
Published on June 8 2012 by informedj
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