The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Third Edition

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 10, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 1219 pages
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THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE AND PRACTICAL GUIDE AVAILABLE TO THE EXTRAORDINARY HEALING POWERS OF NATURAL MEDICINE

From the world-renowned naturopathic doctors and bestselling authors of The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods comes the authoritative third edition of the classic reference work, revised and expanded to include the latest cutting-edge natural therapies for the most common ailments. Michael Murray and Joseph Pizzorno focus on promoting health and treating disease with nontoxic, natural therapies. This groundbreaking book—the leader in its field—shows you how to improve your health through a positive mental attitude, a healthy lifestyle, a health-promoting diet, and supplements, along with plenty of practical tips.

Murray and Pizzorno present an evidence-based approach to wellness, based on firm scientific findings. They aim to dispel the notion that natural medicine isn’t “real medicine,” offering examples and studies that show the efficacy of a holistic approach to patient care. This book grounds the reader in the seven major tenets of natural medicine and covers important topics in health care today, including cancer prevention, detoxification, and internal cleansing. Written in an easy-to-follow A–Z format, The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine offers holistic approaches for treating more than 80 common ailments, including diabetes, celiac disease, endometriosis, and more. Furthermore, it gives you:

-Ways to prevent disease through enhancing key body systems

-The major causes and symptoms of each condition

- The therapeutic considerations you need to be aware of

- Detailed treatment summaries that include the most effective nutritional supplements and botanical medicines

And much more

This groundbreaking text is a perfect introduction to the world of natural medicine, providing clear guidance in the use of the best natural remedies for all kinds of illnesses, big and small. The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine is a valuable health reference and essential reading for anyone seeking to better their health.

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 DID YOU KNOW?

 A cancer-related checkup is recommended every 3 years for people aged 20 to 40 and every year for people aged 40 or older. This exam should include health counseling and, depending on a person’s age and gender, might include examinations for cancers of the thyroid, oral cavity, skin, lymph nodes, testes, or ovaries, as well as for some nonmalignant diseases.

A high dietary intake of vitamin C has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of death from heart attacks and strokes, as well as all other causes including cancer.

 Many clinical and experimental studies have clearly demonstrated that stress, personality, attitude, and emotion are etiologic or contributory in suppressing the immune system as well as leading to the development of many diverse diseases.

Regular exercise has been demonstrated to provide benefit to individuals with immunodeficiency diseases, particularly through stress alleviation and mood enhancement. HIV-positive individuals had increases in CD4, CD8, and natural killer (NK) cells immediately following aerobic exercise.

 Melatonin exerts significant anticancer effects, especially against breast cancer. Vitamin E not only improves insulin action, it also exerts a number of beneficial effects when taken at dosages ranging from 400 to 800 IU, which may aid in preventing the long-term complications of diabetes.

Find out all of this and more in The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine!
  

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

This is a perfect reference book. Its very thorough, simple, scientific, interesting and covers nearly every disease and every natural cure. Each dx such as PMS has a description of causes ... Read full review

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Of course, I did not read this encyclopedia from cover to cover. My rating reflects its usefulness to me in my research. Read full review

Contents

The Healing Power Within
18
SECTION II
27
A HealthPromoting Lifestyle
41
A HealthPromoting Diet
48
Supplementary Measures
68
A Cellular Approach to Health
85
Cancer Prevention
95
Detoxification and Internal Cleansing
109
High Cholesterol andor Triglycerides
681
Hives Urticaria
692
Hyperthyroidism
702
Hypothyroidism
716
Infertility Female
724
Infertility Male
731
Insomnia
748
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
757

Digestion and Elimination
131
Heart and Cardiovascular Health
146
Immune System Support
169
Longevity and Life Extension
183
Silent Inflammation
198
Stress Management
204
Obesity and Weight Management
221
SECTION IV
243
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
253
68
259
Disorder
340
Disease
431
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
456
Cystitis and Interstitial Cystitis
471
Glaucoma
615
Gout
622
Hair Loss in Women
630
Headache Nonmigraine
639
Hemorrhoids
647
Herpes
660
High Blood Pressure
666
Kidney Stones
764
Macular Degeneration
774
Menopause
781
Menstrual Blood Loss Excessive
796
Multiple Sclerosis
812
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
822
Osteoporosis
844
796
867
340
1069
353
1077
356
1101
376
1142
Glossary
1178
392
1181
402
1188
471
1194
565
1202
592
1211
967
1215
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About the author (2012)

Dr. Michael T. Murray is regarded as the world authority on natural medicine. An educator, lecturer, researcher, and health food industry consultant, he is the author of more than thirty books on health and healing. He lives in Arizona.
Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is the co-founder and President Emeritus of Bastyr University, the leading institution teaching naturopathic medicine. He is the medical editor of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal and an ongoing contributor to magazines, such as Natural Health and Better Nutrition. He lives in Washington State.

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