Invitation To Holistic Health: A Guide To Living A Balanced Life / Edition 2

Invitation To Holistic Health: A Guide To Living A Balanced Life / Edition 2

by Charlotte Eliopoulos
     
 

ISBN-10: 0763761125

ISBN-13: 9780763761127

Pub. Date: 03/30/2009

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life provides solid principles and proven measures to promote optimal health and well-being using a holistic approach. Divided into three parts: Strengthening Your Inner Resources, Developing Health Lifestyle Practices, and Taking Charge of Challenges to the Mind, Body, and Spirit, this

Overview

Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life provides solid principles and proven measures to promote optimal health and well-being using a holistic approach. Divided into three parts: Strengthening Your Inner Resources, Developing Health Lifestyle Practices, and Taking Charge of Challenges to the Mind, Body, and Spirit, this easy-to-read guide it provides how-to information when dealing with a variety of health-related issues that includes, but is not limited to, nutrition, exercise, herbal remedies, and homeopathic remedies.

The Second Edition as been completely revised and includes current research on the effectiveness and safety of herbs and other complementary and alternative medicine therapies. The chapter on Menopause has been updated to reflect current thinking about the safe use of estrogen replacement, soy products, and other approaches to manage symptoms and new suggested readings and resources have been provided for further exploration into topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763761127
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
03/30/2009
Edition description:
2E
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Preface ix

Part I Strengthening Your Inner Resources 1

Chapter 1 Assessing Your Health Habits 3

Chapter 2 Healthful Nutrition 19

Chapter 3 Dietary Supplements 53

Chapter 4 Exercise: Mindfulness in Movement 79

Chapter 5 Immune Enhancement: Mind/Body Considerations 91

Chapter 6 Flowing with the Reality of Stress 101

Part II Developing Healthy Lifestyle Practices 115

Chapter 7 Growing Healthy Relationships 117

Chapter 8 Survival Skills for Families 131

Chapter 9 The Spiritual Connection 153

Chapter 10 Balancing Work and Life 171

Chapter 11 Creative Financial Health 185

Chapter 12 Environmental Effects on Health 197

Chapter 13 Promoting a Healing Environment 213

Chapter 14 The Power of Touch 221

Chapter 15 Taking Life Lightly: Humor, the Great Alternative 237

Part III Taking Charge of Challenges to the Body, Mind, and Spirit 249

Chapter 16 Understanding the Hidden Meaning of Symptoms 251

Chapter 17 Working in Partnership with Your Health Practitioner: Advocating for Yourself 259

Chapter 18 Menopause: Time of the Wise Woman 275

Chapter 19 Addiction: Diseases of Fear, Shame, and Guilt 299

Chapter 20 Symptoms and Chakras 317

Chapter 21 Safe Use of Complementary Therapies 325

Chapter 22 Herbal Remedies 365

Chapter 23 Aromatherapy: Common Scents 391

Chapter 24 Effective Use of Homeopathic Remedies 411

Chapter 25 Medication Wisdom 421

Chapter 26 Surviving Caregiving 435

Resources 451

Index 465

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