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Prescription for Natural Cures : A Self-Care Guide for Treating Health Problems with Natural Remedies Including Diet and Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Bodywork, and More

by James Balch, published by 2004-09-23 (John Wiley & Sons)

Buy now from Amazon.com for $24.95
Amazon rating of 5.0 out of 5, Amazon sales rank: 8868

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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. Organized by problem from A to Z, this invaluable guide features: The unique Super Seven Prescriptions for each condition, which provide specific and practical remedies to help heal your problem. You have never seen natural health advice as helpful, targeted, and accessible as this Clear, authoritative guidance on dietary changes, healing foods, nutritional supplements, and recommended tests Easy-to-understand discussions of the symptoms and root causes of each health problem Down-to-earth descriptions of each natural remedy A resource guide to holistic practitioners This breakthrough book is indispensable if you want to get better naturally

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I found this book to be such a great reference for natural cures for diseases. Although some methods are not presented in the book (e.g.: hydrogen peroxide therapy, magnet therapy, etc.), it is still extremely extensive and very well written. If you have ANY ailment, a solution can be found in this book. I found this book to be very well used in conjunction with the book "Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements". Additionally, the MD and ND that wrote the natural cures book explain, scientifically and logically, each disease and each method to cure it. A great read for anyone who wants to cure themselves of any disease.It might not be your health bible but it is certainly a good resource guide of holistic medicine. A book well worth considering for anyone serious about his or her wellbeing. The authors present an overview of basic alternative therapies, including nutrition (healing foods) and supplements, as well as traditional Chinese medicine. I think it is a good book for any open-minded person. Another, great book of similar subject matter is "Can We Live 150 Year" by Tombak. In fact these two books should be sold together as they support and complement each other.The book was organized so that you could find any subject very easily. It provides up to date easy to understand information and suggestions for natural medications for all major illnesses a person may encounter. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to use natural products rather than prescription drugs to relieve the symtoms of these illnesses.
This is the more recent (2004 versus 2000) and the more comprehensive of two books that I have bought and use, but I do recommend that the other book, Bill Gottlieb's "Alternative Cures" be bought at well.

This book distinguishes itself by routinely including, in addition to clearly laid out natural herbal prescriptions, what the options are that might be effective in Acupressure, Bodywork, Stress Reduction, Bach Flower Remedies, and Other Recommendations.

All informatioon has to be taken with a grain of salt, but I have found that by combining the recommendations from this book with those of Bill Gottlieb, I get a better over-all sense of where there is consensus, and I get a clearer picture of what natural cures to select from the broad range that both books recommend in different ways.

This is the better of the two books, but it is not sufficient to stand alone. The two together provide a superior meld of knowledge tailored to each individual reader's needs.It's no surprise that with the increasing costs of traditional medicine (not to mention the invasive nature of some treatments and the alarming side effects of most prescription drugs) many are turning to natural or alternative remedies. Balch and Stengler provide a great source of information on everything from herbs and other supplements to accupuncture and bodywork. For each condition listed in the book, the authors offer 7 super prescriptions (7 supplements). I've been using the remedies for lower back pain and I've found them very helpful.
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