Prescription for Nutritional Healing

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Avery, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 776 pages
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With more than five million copies sold, Prescription for Nutritional Healing is the nation's number one-bestselling guide to holistic health. For ten years and more, people interested in alternative healing and preventive therapies have relied on this invaluable reference as a guide to improve health through nutrition and supplementation, avoiding traditional drug therapies. Now, completely updated and more than one-third revised, this latest edition incorporates the most recent information on the benefits of vitamin and mineral supplements and herbal remedies, and their effects on hundreds of disorders and diseases. Part One lists and explains the various types of nutrients, food supplements, and herbs found in health food and drug stores. Part Two describes more than 250 common disorders, from acne to yeast infection, arranged conveniently in alphabetical order, and identifies the supplements that can be used to combat the conditions. Part Three is a guide to alternative remedies and therapies that can be used in conjunction with a nutritional program. In addition, self-diagnostic tests throughout the book offer in-depth coverage of a wide variety of topics. Updates to this edition include: * Discussions of newer supplements, including SAMe, cordyceps, creatine, MSM, pregnenolone, red yeast rice, inositol hexaphosphate (IP6), colostrum, and emu oil. * Latest findings on lesser-known herbal remedies such as olive leaf extract, cat's claw, saw palmetto, black cohosh, sangre de grado, maca, hyssop, boneset, squaw vine, and other Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs. * New information and theories on cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and a host of other chronic conditions currently receiving increased attention from doctors and researchers. Whether you are looking for relief from a particular ailment or simply wish to maintain optimum health, Prescription for Nutritional Healing quickly and easily provides an abundance of information to design a complete nutritional program.

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User Review  - erika1234 -

I bought this for my sister in law. I already have a copy which my family uses as a reference guide frequently. If you have a health problem or question about a symptom look it up in this book and fnd out what to do about it nutritionally. Read full review


User Review  - missrubytwoshoes -

This book is amazing! I received it as a gift four years ago and I have been buying it for everyone I know. Its very easy to use and includes alternative remedies for any kind of ailment from pimples ... Read full review

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Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, is one of the health industry's leading voices. Ms. Balch is a coauthor of the bestselling "Prescription for Nutritional Healing," as well as of "Prescription for Nutritional Healing: The A-to-Z Guide to Supplements," and "Prescription for Herbal Healing,

JAMES F. BALCH, M.D., is one of the bestselling health book authors of all time with his coauthored landmark Prescription for Nutritional Healing, which was one of the first major books to show how food and supplements can improve health. He has made numerous appearances on TV and radio and regularly lectures around North America. Dr. Balch writes a monthly newsletter, Prescriptions for Healthy Living, which is read by 50,000 subscribers; he also has a weekly Internet radio program called Prescriptions for Healthy Living on

MARK STENGLER, N.D., is a licensed naturopathic doctor, author, and lecturer with expertise in nutrition, herbal therapy, vitamin therapy, homeopathy, and integrative medicine. He serves on a medical advisory committee for the Yale University Complementary Medicine Outcomes Research Project. An associate clinical professor at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Stengler is in private practice in La Jolla, California.