Natural Health, Natural Medicine: The Complete Guide to Wellness and Self-Care for Optimum Health

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 432 pages
The best-selling books of Andrew Weil, "the guru of alternative medicine," (San Francisco Examiner) offer a comprehensive blend of traditional and alternative methods that help to achieve better health in the modern world.Natural Health, Natural Medicine is a comprehensive resource for everything you need to know to maintain optimum health and treat common ailments. This landmark book incorporates Dr. Weil's theories of preventive health maintenance and alternative healing into one extremely useful and readable reference, featuring general diet and nutrition information as well as simple recipes, answers to readers' most pressing questions, a catalogue of home remedies, invaluable resources, and hundreds of practical tips. This edition includes up-to-the-minute scientific findings and has been expanded to provide trustworthy advice about low-carb diets, hormone replacement therapy, Alzheimer's, attention deficit disorder, reflux disease, autism, type 2 diabetes, erectile dysfunction, the flu, and much more.
 

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NATURAL HEALTH, NATURAL MEDICINE: The Complete Guide To Wellness And Self-care For Optimum Health

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Often considered controversial in the past, Weil (The Natural Mind; Health and Healing, etc.) here offers generally sensible and accepted advice, in practical detail, on healthful life-style and self ... Read full review

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This is such a great book and offers a very balanced view of western medicine and a more holistic approach. I will and have recommended it to friends and family. Read full review

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Contents

What Should I Eat?
3
Answers to Common Questions About Diet and Health
47
What Will You Have to Drink?
76
Air and Breath
88
A Guide to Exercise for People Who Hate the Whole Idea of It
98
Relaxation Rest and Sleep
121
Habits
142
Connections
164
How to Protect Your Immune System
210
Basic Natural Treatments
221
Simple Measures
223
Vitamins and Supplements
232
The Herbal Medicine Chest
257
A Treasury of Home Remedies for Common Ailments
277
Finding Practitioners
392
Finding Supplies
398

Specific Prevention Outwitting the Killers
173
How Not to Get a Heart Attack
175
How Not to Get a Stroke
184
How Not to Get Cancer
187
Sample Recipes
401
Acknowledgments
412
Index
413
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Andrew Weil, M.D., has degrees in biology and medicine from Harvard University. Author of the best-selling Spontaneous Healing and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, he traveled the world experiencing and studying healers and healing systems and has earned an international reputation as an expert on alternative medicine, mind-body interactions, and medical botany. He is the associate director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine and the director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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