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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763761127
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 3/30/2009
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 484
  • Sales rank: 1,272,596
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Assessing your health habits 3
Ch. 2 Healthful nutrition 17
Ch. 3 Dietary supplements 47
Ch. 4 Exercise : mindfulness in movement 73
Ch. 5 Immune enhancement : mind/body considerations 85
Ch. 6 Flowing with the reality of stress 95
Ch. 7 Growing health relationships 115
Ch. 8 Survival skills for families 131
Ch. 9 The spiritual connection 157
Ch. 10 Balancing work and life 175
Ch. 11 Creative financial health 191
Ch. 12 Environmental effects on the immune system 203
Ch. 13 Promoting a healing environment 225
Ch. 14 The power of touch 233
Ch. 15 Taking life lightly : humor, the great alternative 251
Ch. 16 Understanding the hidden meaning of symptoms 267
Ch. 17 Working in partnership with your health practitioner 275
Ch. 18 Menopause : time of the wise woman 291
Ch. 19 Addiction : diseases of fear, shame, and guilt 317
Ch. 20 Symptoms and chakras 335
Ch. 21 Safe use of complementary therapies 345
Ch. 22 Herbal remedies 383
Ch. 23 Aromatherapy : common scents 411
Ch. 24 Effective use of homeopathic remedies 433
Ch. 25 Medication wisdom 445
Ch. 26 Surviving caregiving 459
Resources 477
Index 491
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