Natural Health Remedies: An A-Z handbook with natural treatments

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Finding a natural health reference book written from a Christian perspective can be a challenge -until now. Janet Maccaro presents a ...

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Overview

Finding a natural health reference book written from a Christian perspective can be a challenge -until now. Janet Maccaro presents a "self-care manual' of remedies for conditions from acne to zoonosis, and she shows readers the healthiest foods, herbs, vitamins, and minerals for good health.

She fills the toolbox for good health with helpful tips about:

  • Detoxification
  • Baths for purification
  • Sugar sabotage
  • Green superfoods
  • Water wisdom
  • Antioxidants
  • Juicing
  • Top ten life-enhancing supplements
  • Probiotics:gastrointestinal defenders
  • Natural antibiotics
  • Focus on fats
  • Enzymes for improved immune function

"It is my prayer that this book will replace fear with fact, hopelessness with healing, and despair with renewal!"  Maccaro's recommendations are easily obtained, and they work!  It's time to empower, restore, strengthen, and heal.

This book offers an A to Z guide explaining physical, emotional and spiritual root causes of many common diseases and ailments. It also provides alternative, natural solutions from vitamins, minerals, herbs and food supplements.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In recent years, some evangelical Christians have abandoned their traditional suspicions of "alternative medicine" and begun to cautiously embrace the natural arts of holistic medicine, vitamin therapy and even yoga. This A to Z guide urges readers to "take advantage of all that God has provided" in the way of natural remedies such as herbs, vitamins, minerals and water. (Water is definitely the hero of this book. One section even recommends drinking an ounce for every pound of body weight a day during "detox" periods.) Unlike such books as "Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook" or "What Would Jesus Eat?" this one does not weave a Christian perspective throughout, but mentions it very briefly at the beginning and tacks on a Scripture verse. The how-to advice is similar to those other books, however, particularly regarding the need for a high-fiber, low-sugar diet. One especially helpful feature of the book is its quick-reference guide to ailments ranging from acne to zoonosis. (Yeah, we didn't know that one either. Basically, it means you got a disease from an animal.) (Jan.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591858973
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Publication date: 12/14/2005
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 450,567
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Maccaro, PhD, CNC, is a respected lecturer, author, and radio/television personality. She has doctorates in nutrition and natural healing and is also a leading expert in natural progesterone supplementation. She is internationally recognized for her knowledge in women’s heath. Maccaro is a member of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Dr. Maccaro has written three other books: 90-Day Immune System Makeover, Breaking the Grip of Dangerous Emotions, and Midlife Meltdown.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xv
Taking the Challenge xv
A Christian Perspective xv
Part 1 Natural Medicine 101
1 Natural Medicine 101 1
2 Healing Herbs--A to Z 11
Three Grades of Herbs 11
Food-grade herbs 11
Medicinal-grade herbs 12
Poisonous herbs 12
Herbal Friends 12
Alfalfa 12
Aloe vera 12
Astragalus 12
Bilberry 12
Black cohosh 13
Black walnut 13
Butcher's broom 13
Cascara sagrada 13
Cat's claw (una de gato) 13
Cayenne (capsicum) 13
Chamomile (grandma's favorite) 13
Corn silk 14
Cranberry 14
Damiana 14
Dandelion 14
Dong quai (angelica) 14
Echinacea (coneflower) 14
Ephedra 14
Eyebright 15
Fenugreek 15
Feverfew 15
Flax 15
Garlic 15
Ginger 15
Ginkgo biloba 15
Ginseng (American, Siberian, Chinese, Korean) 16
Goldenseal 16
Gota kola 16
Green tea 16
Hawthorn 16
Hops 16
Horsetail (bottlebrush, shavegrass) 17
Hyssop 17
Kava 17
Lavender 17
Licorice 17
Lobelia 17
Marshmallow 17
Milk thistle 17
Mullein 17
Nettle 18
Papaya 18
Passionflower 18
Pau d'arco (taheebo, lapacho) 18
Red clover 18
St. John's wort 18
Saw palmetto 18
Suma (Brazilian ginseng) 18
Tea tree 18
Turmeric 19
Uva ursi (bearberry) 19
Valerian (nature's Valium) 19
Wild yam 19
Willow bark (nature's aspirin) 19
Wormwood 19
Yohimbe 19
Yucca 19
3 Your Toolbox for Building Health 21
Detoxification 21
Baths for Purification 25
Sugar Sabotage 26
Green Superfoods 31
Power Mushrooms 32
Water Wisdom 32
Antioxidants 35
Juicing 36
Top Ten Life-Enhancing Supplements 38
Probiotics: Gastrointestinal Defenders 41
Natural Antibiotics 42
Focus on Fats 43
Enzymes for Improved Immune Function 44
4 Natural Healing Protocols 47
Taking Responsibility 47
5 Nature's Natural Therapies 51
Part 2 Determine Your Personal Health Needs
Balancing the Five Systems of the Body 67
Part 3 Family Health Remedies: A-to-Z Ailment Guide
Acne--Blemishes/Pimples 89
Adrenal Exhaustion 92
Aging 95
Alzheimer's--the Long Good-bye 100
Andropause (Male Menopause) 102
Angina 104
Anxiety 105
Arteriosclerosis 107
Arthritis 108
Asthma 111
Athlete's Foot and Other Skin Infections 113
Bladder Infection 114
Brain Drain 115
Breast Disease 118
Bronchitis 120
Burns 121
Calluses/Corns 122
Cancer 123
Cancer, Cervical and Uterine 124
Cancer, Colon and Colorectal 124
Cancer, Kidney and Bladder 125
Cancer, Liver and Pancreatic 125
Cancer, Lung 126
Cancer, Ovarian 127
Cancer, Prostate and Testicular 127
Cancer, Stomach and Esophageal 129
Candidiasis/Candida 129
Cholesterol--High 131
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 134
Circulation Problems 136
Colds 137
Colitis 138
Colon Health 139
Congestive Heart Failure 141
Constipation 141
Crohn's Disease--Regional Enteritis 142
Cystitis 143
Cysts and Polyps 144
Dandruff 145
Dental Problems: TMJ, Periodontal Disease, Toothaches and More 146
Depression 148
Dermatitis 150
Diabetes--Juvenile and Adult 151
Diverticulosis 154
Earaches 155
Eating Disorders--Anorexia/Bulimia 156
Eczema 158
Endometriosis 158
Epstein-Barr Virus 159
Eye Health/Problems 159
Fibromyalgia 160
Flu/Influenza 162
Food Allergies 163
Gallbladder Disease/Gallstones 165
Gastric Disease: Gastritis, Gastroenteritis and GERD 166
Gout 167
Headaches: Migraines, Cluster 168
Hearing Loss 169
Heart Attack and Related Heart Conditions 171
Heartburn 173
Hemorrhoids 175
Hepatitis 176
Hiatal Hernia 179
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) 179
Hormonal Imbalance 181
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) 181
Hypothyroidism 182
Immune System Health 184
Insomnia 186
Kidney Problems 188
Liver Problems 189
Lupus 190
Menopause 192
Pain 194
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) 195
Prostate Health 198
Rheumatic Fever 198
Sciatica 199
Shingles 200
Sinusitis 201
Skin Health 202
Smoking 203
Sports Injuries 205
Strep/Sore Throat 206
Stress 207
Tumors 214
Warts 214
Weight Control/Obesity 215
Zoonosis 217
Part 4 Self Tests and Natural Body Maintenance
For Vibrant Health Promise Yourself 220
Adrenal Gland Function Test 221
Stress Test 221
Liver Flush 223
Bowel Function Test 224
Ear Candlin--an Ancient Technique 225
Candida Test 227
Enzyme Test 230
Stress Relief 231
Appendix A Ten Popular Homeopathic Remedies 233
Appendix B Amino Ammo 235
Appendix C Stress Busters From Nature 237
Siberian Ginseng 237
Valerian 237
Passionflower 238
St. John's Wort 238
Kava 238
5-HTP 239
Which Way to Go: Drugs or Herbs? 239
Appendix D Natural Protocol for Stress 240
GABA 240
Liquid Serotonin 240
L-Theanine 240
Magnesium Gel Caps 241
Brain Link 241
Anxiety Control 24 241
Vitamin B[subscript 6] 241
Appendix E Tips for Beating Stress 242
Appendix F CLA = Weight Loss 244
Notes 245
Product Information 249
References and Suggested Reading 251
For Further Help 252
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