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School of Natural Healing Hardcover – Sep 1976

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  • Hardcover: 653 pages
  • Publisher: Nutri Books Corp (September 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1879436019
  • ISBN-13: 978-1879436015
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #329,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book should be in everybody's home! If you are interested in herbs, then this book is a must for your herbal library. This is a classic reference volume, and covers everything from herbs to Dr. Christopher's cleansing routines and the mucusless diet. Plus, it has the parts for most of his formulas. This book is a definite must-have.
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I am so happy to find this book, my son goes to daycare and I needed a bible of home remedies
to have on hand to protect him from viruses and germs in daycare.
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A amazing classic . What a wonderful textbook !!! I'm learning each time I read it . It takes a lifetime to master everything there is in this book .
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa5a77264) out of 5 stars 82 reviews
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HASH(0xa5100894) out of 5 stars Healthy living Nov. 28 2011
By judith - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is more helpful for healthy living than any prescription in the country. When my mom had cancer and followed the instructions, the cancer went away and she was healthy for over twenty years. When cancer came again and she did the "normal" chemotherapy, it caused strokes and other bad side effects but did not cure the cancer. I used it and cured diabetes in four months. I recommend this book to anyone who has health problems, and to anyone who does not want to get health problems.
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HASH(0xb43daf54) out of 5 stars This will be the only book about herbs that you need April 22 2000
By M. Boothe - Published on Amazon.com
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No stone left unturned in this book! This man has a thorough and accurate understanding of herbs and their uses. He was a Master Herbalist and I have many books on this subject...this one, however, is the 20th anniversary, expanded version issue and is the Bible of them all. I promise you, even if you're traveling, you will want to keep it with you. His personal life story is a miracle to me, he was an abandoned child found by some loving people in an orphanage when he was a young boy. And what a contribution to humanity this man has made! It's the best book that exist about the use of herbs. Also, helps you to identify plants and tells you what parts to use. I love his work, it's written for all the right reasons, he had been critically ill in his youth and his work sprung from those hardships. It is inspired!
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HASH(0xa50e7828) out of 5 stars Wowzers - a must own for any aspiring herbalist July 24 2006
By Erin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Christopher was an amazing pioneer in herbal medicine. The thick, lengthy book will never leave the wondering mind hungry, delving deeply into a variety of herbs with insightful personal usage, history, and formulas. The book begins with paragraphs under different conditions, but the heart of the book is the herbal details, where Christopher clearly expresses his love, admiration, and faith in natural medicine. He cites other herbalists such as Thomson and Shook, following in the same vein of thought as Eclectics before him, stretching it even further with personal opinions and sage advise. While some of the output is slightly dated, most of it is not, still stands as true today, and will always be invaluable information.

If you're ever seeking a reference guide for herbs, this is surely the one, as Christopher goes as far as to describe in a detailed, eye-catching way the habitat, full description from leaf to odor to flower to taste to stem, to properties, dose, preparation, therapeutic action, oral/anal/skin administration of all. So many herbs are covered in such rich detail it's impossible not to use this as a guide when learning a new herb. As many Eclectics were, Christopher was a big fan of the herb Lobelia, devoting here an entire chapter on it alone. However, the old "puke your brains out" use is now considered unsafe and outdated, but some of the herbs recommendations still stand strong today.

After the massive herbal index is read, there's a marvelous chapter on collecting herbs, preparing them in a huge amount of way, from tinctures to compounds to cerates to suppositories to pills to capsules to washes and baths, and much more.

Formulas are here in every chapter, from older ones passed down from other great herbalists to lesser knowns, from Christopher himself and what he used in his personal practice, and from general herbal combinations that go under each herb in its own section. He wraps up the book with two great glossaries, and a chapter exclusively discussing his 'mucusless diet', an eating regimen still followed actively to this day. Of course the preceeding chapter brings up the regenerative diet, dietary recommendations on certain food substances, proper ways of living besides herbal therapy, and some deliciously appealing culinary recipes to whip up in the kitchen for a healthful treat.

Out of the dozens of herbal books I own, this is one of those I turn to the most, for the knowledge in here is thrilling, and the knowledge almost overwhelming since it covers so much. Well worth the price, Dr. Christopher's name is a household one among herbalists for a good reason.
34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5100dd4) out of 5 stars best of breed March 21 2012
By David - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is long, but it is the best book on using herbs in print, in English. Medicina en la cocina (Bolsillo Zeta Edicion Limitada) (Spanish Edition) is great if you can read Spanish. Dr Christopher's books are all fantastic. If you need a simple primer, you might look at There Are No Incurable Diseases: Dr. Schulze's 30-Day Cleansing & Detoxification Program, and Common Sense Health and Healing. Dr. Christopher's stuff works. It's that simple.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa50e7930) out of 5 stars A must for any herbal reference enthusist March 25 2013
By Chris - Published on Amazon.com
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I stumbled onto Dr. John R. Christopher's "School of Natural Healing" after buying several tinctures still sold by his family. The book is now one of the most important that I have, and I'm amazed by the wealth of knowledge it contains. I've learned quite a bit from it. The book contains Dr. Christopher's biography, a thorough explanation of various herbs, and recipes for all his formulations that he used in his career as one of the most famous American naturopathic practitioners of the 20th Century.