Herbal Defense: Positionong Yourself to Triumph Over Illness and Aging by Robyn Landis, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Herbal Defense: Positionong Yourself to Triumph Over Illness and Aging

Herbal Defense: Positionong Yourself to Triumph Over Illness and Aging

by Robyn Landis
     
 

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With Herbal Defense, bestselling fitness author Royn Landis teams up with master herbalist Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, to offer a guide to herbal remedies for everyday ailments.

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With Herbal Defense, bestselling fitness author Royn Landis teams up with master herbalist Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, to offer a guide to herbal remedies for everyday ailments.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Landis, creator of the BodyFueling concept, here tackles herbal medicine. Written with herbalist and Ayurvedic practitioner Singh Khalsa, this work looks at wellness and healing from a natural perspective. At first glance, it shares many characteristics with other works in the herbal canon: it is informal, includes case studies and recipes, and is mildly anti-establishment. On second glance, two things set the book apart. First, the authors explain Ayurvedic principles in some detail and include charts describing the three doshas, or energy/body types; Ayurvedic principles also underline much of the herbal lore. The second difference is the book's consumer orientation; many natural healing guides assume that the reader is well versed in herbalism. Landis includes information on selecting a practitioner, preparations to buy or avoid, and dosage guidelines. An extensive bibliography encompasses popular herbal literature and papers from the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Research, JAMA, and Carcinogenesis. Written by a recognized wellness author, with an accessible style and format, this book is sure to be in demand. Recommended for public libraries in particular and of interest to more specialized collections as well.Elizabeth Braaksma, Brodie Resource Lib., Thunder Bay, Ontario

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446672429
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
09/17/2004
Pages:
580
Sales rank:
1,185,689
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.29(d)

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Eleanor Sommer
If you are serious about your health and interested in alternative methods, "Herbal Defense" should be an addition to your bookshelf. Don't be fooled by the title-this book does emphasize the use of herbs for health, but it contains a lot more information including one of the best explanations of the immune system I have encountered to date. While "Herbal Defense" is not encyclopedic in scope, many of the herbs mentioned are covered in detail which reflects the latest scientific research. You'll discover facts about herbs not often found in popular books.

The amount of practical information is impressive. Author Robyn Landis clears up myths surrounding herbs and explores how herbs are gentler and more user-friendly than many of today's synthesized pharmaceuticals. Landis informs us up front that she is not a health practitioner but an informed and empowered "ordinary" consumer who has studied and worked with herbs extensively. She draws from her personal experience in overcoming illness and from her studies with renowned herbalist and educator Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa.

Many books of this ilk present cursory listings of herbs, their basic properties, and most common uses. "Herbal Defense" is compact and dense but follows a mostly narrative form, listing herbs within chapters such as "Health-Building Herbs, Foods, and Nutrients," "Herbs for Depression, Addictions, Anxiety, and Insomnia," "Herbs for Skin" and "Herbs for Longevity." There are several chapters dealing with specific concerns including allergies, arthritis, heart disease, headaches and digestion.

Landis, with the support of her mentor Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, has created an expansive whole health resource which provides enough information for anyone to start a regimen of health supported by nutrients and herbal remedies that are available on the shelves of health food stores, grocery stores and many allopathic pharmacies-or even in your own backyard.

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