St. John's Wort: The Herbal Way to Feeling Good

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HarperCollins, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 235 pages
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Filled with case studies and written by one of the world's leading authorities on depression, this breakthrough book on the miracle herb known as St. John's Wort follows in the newsbreaking tradition of the number-one New York Times bestseller Arthritis Cure.

For the First Time, the World of Conventional Medicine and the world of alternative and natural healing are embracing the same cure. Known as St. John's Wort, it is a humble yellow wildflower that has been proven to be remarkably effective in treating a disease that devastates millions -- depression. Like Prozac and similar antidepressants, extracts of St. John's Wort appears to reduce the rate at which brain cells reabsorb serotonin, a neurotransmitting chemical associated with this disease. The difference, however, is that this natural cure shows none of the unpleasant side effects associated with those drugs. In addition, it is easily accessible, requires no prescription, is less expensive, has no toxic side effects, has no adverse effects on sexual functions, and shows benefits after only two weeks of treatment. It is now the number one bestselling remedy for depression in Europe, where it outsells Prozac four to one.

St. John's Wort is the first book on this remarkable substance that features case studies and is backed by scientific data. Targeted for the general audience -- which is more interested in natural cures than ever -- it promises to follow in the footsteps of the number one bestselling Miracle Cures and Arthritis Cure.

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Contents

What the Research Shows
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Switching from Conventional
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Beating the Winter Blues with
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About the author (1998)

Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, is internationally recognized for his contribution to the understanding and treatment of depression. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University, a therapist in private practice, and the author of four books, including "The Emotional Revolution," Dr. Rosenthal served for over 20 years at the National Institute of Mental Health as a researcher in psychiatry and psychobiology, and has been listed in "The Best Doctors "in America and the Consumers' Research Council of America's "Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists," He is a sought-after speaker and lecturer, and has appeared on national television and radio programs, including "Good Morning America, Today, CBS News," and NPR's "Fresh Air" and "All Things Considered,"

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