Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements

Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements

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by James F. Balch, Phyllis A. Balch
     
 

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Written by a husband-and-wife team of health care professionals, this groundbreaking resource--totally updated with all new material--offers an encyclopedic reference and provides natural healing programs for more than 250 ailments and disorders. New to this edition is information on herbal and other supplemental treatments, including the use of melatonin, yohimbe,

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Written by a husband-and-wife team of health care professionals, this groundbreaking resource--totally updated with all new material--offers an encyclopedic reference and provides natural healing programs for more than 250 ailments and disorders. New to this edition is information on herbal and other supplemental treatments, including the use of melatonin, yohimbe, chromium picolinate, cat's claw, maitake mushrooms, saw palmetto, kava kava, and kombucha. Glossary. Charts & tables.

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Written by a medical doctor and a certified nutritional consultant, this comprehensive guide to nutritional, herbal, and complementary therapies discusses natural healing programs for some 300 health conditions. Arranged in alphabetical order, it's a useful ready-reference tool, although it could have benefited from a good bibliography. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780895297273
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/15/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.28(d)

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Prescription for Nutritional Healing 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With over five million copies sold, this book is one of the most read texts on nutritional health. I say "text" because it measures in at a good inch and three-quarters thick. Written by a certified nutritionist and a bona-fide MD, it is neatly divided up into three parts.

Part I, a quarter-inch thick discusses the basic principles of health and nutrition. This section lists and explains the various kinds of nutrients and food supplements.

Part II, by far the biggest section of the book measuring in at an inch and a quarter, provides the reader with an A-Z listing of many common disorders (such as backache or diabetes) and what you can do about them from a nutritional point of view.

The book ends with Part III, the last quarter-inch of the book, which is devoted to traditional therapies and conventional treatments that can be used along with a nutritional support. Here you'll find info on treatments such as chiropractic, massage therapy, color therapy, and so on.

I have to say, I was pretty impressed with the amount of info contained in this book and I can definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good nutritional reference book to put on their shelf when questions arise. Additionally, is also might give readers ideas of other types of therapies they could try for various medical problems. Other health titles I can recommend also include The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution for people who have trouble with chronic plantar fasciitis.
meMD More than 1 year ago
Especially in these days, we need to be more knowledgeable of and responsible for our own healthcare. This is an understandable reference of common ailments and information as to their cure or alleviation. It also contains helpful suggestions to aid in their management. This copy was a gift for my brother.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you've ever had any kind of health issue and would prefer to go natural versus the expensive chemical alternatives this is the book for you. It has helped me tremendously over the years including the earlier editions of this book. You should really have one in your house.
Latko More than 1 year ago
This is a great big book with a wealth of information about a great number (a few hundreds) of ailments, what causing them, and how to deal with them the natural way. With close to one thousand pages this is a complete resource of medical problems from A to Z. It is well researched, well referenced, and well written. It is also very simple to use, all ailments being ordered in alphabetical order. It is an excellent reference book, a health bible that should be readily available in each household. If you have a health problem I suggest checking what this book will tell you about it, before going to your doctor.

Other two books that I also recommend are "The China Study" and "Can We Live 150 Years?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first stop for every illness or ailment, be it large or small. A comprehensive overview of "most" issues. You will never view your doctor's office visit the same way again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must have if your into alternative medicines. An a to z guide on ailments, and natural supplements to take.
PENHI More than 1 year ago
This has been an invaluable nutritional resource for me through the years. I recommend this for everyone's library. It provides another view to common problems, and nutritional therapies you can use in adjunct with your medical doctor's. At the very least it gives you a basis for questions to ask your medical doctor, who probably has the equivilent of 3 months of nutritional education in their seven years of medical training. Make this book a gift to them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When ever I had a cold I could not shake or some other common ailment, I had a friend I called who always knew how to best shake it. I thought he must have been some kind of witch doctor. I finally asked him where he got all his information from. He directed me to this wonderful book. I quickly bought it and was amazed at the wealth of information. It helped me understand everything from asthma to migraines. I have given this as gift to all of my male friends who just want a clear and concise approach to long term health options. It has become my 'bible'. I find that friends now call me for some helpful hints when they are under the weather. Great as a reference tool!
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Gr8Readings More than 1 year ago
I am a serious healthnut thus avoid prescription drugs as much as possible. The two professionals (authors of this Book) provide great detail about many, many diseases and various health issues. They also provide 'recommendations' as to which supplements (and specified doses), foods, herbs, etc. work well. Many of the subjects, for example, Hypothyroidism, also tell you how to "self-test" (at home) to see if you have the condition. I have had this Book since 2001, and have used it frequently. In fact, I went to research something in it today for my daughter, and then tried to order it online (for her) from Barnes & Noble...but, I've just learned that it's NOT currently sold at Barnes and Noble (for some strange reason). I am now seeing that the Authors (Phyllis and James Balch) have been 'individually' writing books lately, so I am guessing they 'were married' when they wrote "this" book. Perhaps, that's the reason it's no longer available at Barnes & Noble. I sure hope it's still available somewhere because it truly is amazing and should be in everyone's home.
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