Natural Health Magazine Complete Guide to Safe Herbsby Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff, Rachel Streit
Herbs can be a powerful path to healing if used in the right combinations with man-made medications, vitamins, and minerals, and with other herbs and healthy foods. But their potent ability to heal can become downright dangerous when used with out care. The Complete Guide to Safe Herbs provides detailed information on the right way to take hundreds of herbs to improve health -- without worrying about unexpected side effects. Easily accessible designs illustrates seven chapters covering these key categories: 175 Best Bets for Safe and Effective Herbs; Important Herbal Combination Formulas for Common Ailments; All the Essential Details on Combining Herbs with Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs; Helpful -- and Dangerous -- Herb and Food Combinations; Herb, Vitamin, and Mineral Interactions -- What Works and What to Avoid; Buyer Beware; Clear and Concise Advice on Which Herbs to Watch Out For; Herbal Dos and Don't for Children, Pregnant and Nursing Women, and Older People.
Meet the Author
Chris D. Melitis, N.D., is the Dean of Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine, one of America's premier institutions, and the oldest in the country, for the teaching of naturopathic physicians. His previous books included Interactions Between Drugs & Natural Medicines, A Naturopathic Guide to Clinical Nutrition, and Better Sex Naturally. Rachel Streit is the editor-in-chief of Natural Health magazine, the longest running and most respected periodical in the field of natural self-care. Streit has edited three other titles in this series, including The Complete Guide to Medicinal Herbs, The Complete Guide to Homeopathy, and The Complete Guide to Integrative Medicine. Established in 1971, Natural Health is the longest running and most respected periodical in the field of natural self-care. Read by more than a million health-conscious readers each issue, Natural Health is a trusted leader, providing credible information, guidance, and inspiration to both core devotees of natural healing and to the growing legions of new natural health enthusiasts. Published by Weider Publications, Inc., Natural Health's Editorial Advisory Board includes such esteemed authorities as Dean Ornish, Carolyn Dean, and Andrew Weil.
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