Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Revised 2nd Edition Paperback – Dec 29 1997
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Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine weighs three pounds and nine ounces, has 946 pages, and is as informative as it is hefty. The authors are naturopathic doctors--they focus on promoting health and treating disease with nontoxic, natural therapies. Naturopathic medicine follows these seven principles:
- Do no harm: use safe, effective, natural therapies.
- Nature has healing powers: the physician's job is to enhance the body's natural power to heal itself.
- Identify and treat the cause: find the cause, rather than just suppress the symptoms.
- Treat the whole person: administer to the patient's physical, mental/emotional, spiritual, and social sides.
- The physician is a teacher: educate and motivate patients to take more responsibility for their health.
- Prevention is the best cure: health-supporting life habits prevent disease.
- Establish health and wellness: increase the patient's positive physical and mental state.
This book shows you how to improve your health through a positive mental attitude, healthy lifestyle, health-promoting diet, and supplements, with plenty of practical tips. Learn disease prevention through enhancing key body systems. The bulk of the book details natural remedies for treating more than 70 ailments. Each includes symptoms, description, therapeutic considerations (with discussion of studies), and a treatment summary, including nutritional supplements and botanical (herbal) medicines. If you have a disease, this book will give you a valuable perspective on natural treatments. If you're well, it will give you many pointers for maintaining and enhancing your health. --Joan Price
From Library Journal
Revised, updated, and expanded, this classic naturopathic reference by two naturopathic physicians is still one of the best books on natural medicine for consumers. Comprehensive and easy to use, it discusses some 70 health problems. What truly sets it apart from other similar titles are the scientific articles (82 pages in total!) that support the encyclopedia's content. Highly recommended. (LJ 5/1/91)
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The writing is comprehensive yet precise, including evidence of the therapeutic effect of a given supplement, it's method of action (pharmacology), and even caveats about any weaknesses in supporting studies, including whether evidence comes from statistically meaningful double-blind controlled studies or from clinical or cultural experiences.
If you are the type of person to take supplements, exercise, or eat healthy and natural foods out of a desire to protect your health, I highly recommend you BUY AND READ THIS BOOK! And if, on the other hand, you don't do any of the above, and you have a medical condition or take any presription or over-the-counter medication, or just generally feel yucky, I would definitely urge you to BUY AND READ THIS BOOK!
And Finally, if you are currently in the medical field, or typically prescribe or endorse only synthetic drugs manufactured by American Pharmaceutical companies licensed by the FDA, please BUY AND READ THIS BOOK!
Then again, I'm probably biased; after acting on the information in this book, I feel better than I have in a long time. And as any scientist will tell you, such results are not statistically significant ; )
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This is one of the best references on natural medicine that I have found to date for practical use in a clinic setting. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Prairie Gal
This copy is a replacement for one I damaged--couldn't stand not having it around. More informative than my doctor (and how). More reliable info than Google searches. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2011 by Babs
I have found this book to be the best source for natural medicine information bar none and use it in my practice as a registered nutritionist. Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2004 by Susan Stewart
This is an easy readable and very complete book. You get more then the average advice you find in books, it is so complete! Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by C. J. P. Martinot
This book has taught me so much. It is informative and expects you to understand the actual process of illness as well as healing. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2004
The book doesn't cover every herb out there; however, the book is organized by health problems not herbs, vitamins, & minerals. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2002 by Alain Dube
If you are to own one basic medical reference book, this is it.
Contains the basics of medical ills/diseases, as well as the latest medical research for both standard... Read more
This book has been an invaluable reference many times-relieving pain and discomfort more than a few times--and leaving me fuming that the doctors I visited didn't bother to provide... Read morePublished on April 15 2002
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