The Natural Pharmacy: Complete home reference to natural medicine

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Written by the most respected names in natural health, this is the def initive guide to the use of herbs, vitamins, minerals, and homeopathic remedies. This extraordinary team of "natural" doctors has created a book that readers everywhere have come to rely on as the standard refe rence for natural, complementary, and alternative treatments and remed ies. An expanded version of HealthNotes Online, a popular software pro gram available in many natural health stores and pharmacies, The Natur al Pharmacy presents ...

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Overview

Written by the most respected names in natural health, this is the def initive guide to the use of herbs, vitamins, minerals, and homeopathic remedies. This extraordinary team of "natural" doctors has created a book that readers everywhere have come to rely on as the standard refe rence for natural, complementary, and alternative treatments and remed ies. An expanded version of HealthNotes Online, a popular software pro gram available in many natural health stores and pharmacies, The Natur al Pharmacy presents the best natural treatments for the most common a ilments—from acne to yeast infections. This well-balanced and fully r eferenced book also provides rarely found information about contraindi cations and potential side effects. The new edition, completely revise d and updated, includes all the latest facts about natural therapies.

"...presents the "best" natural treatments for the most common ailments...fully referenced and including potential side effects and contraindications."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761519676
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/27/1999
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 621
  • Product dimensions: 8.51 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan R. Gaby, M.D., an expert in nutritional therapies and the current endowed professor of nutrition at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, is the author of several books, including The Doctor's Guide to Vitamin B6 and Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Steve Austin, N.D., is a licensed naturopathic physician and Professor of Nutrition at National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
Donald J. Brown, N.D., is a phytotherapy specialist, the founder and director of Natural Product Research Consultants Inc., and has served as an adviser to the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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Table of Contents

Contents
Foreward
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
How to Use This Book
About the Tables

1. Health Concerns
Acne
Alcohol Withdrawal
Allergies and Sensitivities (Food and Chemical) Alzheimer's Disease
Angina
Asthma
Atherosclerosis
Athlete's Foot
Athletic Performance
Attention Deficit-Hyperactiviity Disorder
Autism
Brittle Nails
Bruising
Burns, Minor
Bursitis
Canker Sores (Mouth Ulcers)
Capillary Fragility
Cardiovascular Disease Overview
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cataracts
Celiac Disease
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Cold Sores
Colic
Common Cold/Sore Throat
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye) and Blepharitis
Constipation
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Cough
Crohn's Disease
Depression
Diabetes
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Dietary and Lifestyle Changes
Section 3: Dietary Supplements and Herbs
Diarrhea
Dupuytren's Contracture
Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menstruation)
Ear Infections, Recurrent
Eczema
Edema (Water Retention)
Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Fibromyalgia
Gallstones
Gastritis
Gingivitis (Periodontal Disease)
Glaucoma
Gout
Hay Fever
Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis
High Cholesterol
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Dietary and Lifestyle Changes
Section 3: Dietary Supplements and Herbs
High Homocysteine
High Triglycerides (Hypertriglyceridemia)
HIV Support
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Hypoglycemia
Hypothyroidism
Immune Function
Impotence
Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
Infection
Infertility (Female)
Infertility (Male)
Influenza
Insomnia
Intermittent Claudication
Iron-Deficiency Anemia
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Jet Lag
Kidney Stones
Lactose Intolerance
Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
Macular Degeneration
Menopause
Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstruation)
Migraine Headaches
Minor Injuries (Sprains, Strains, and Skin Wounds)
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Morning Sickness
Motion Sickness
Multiple Sclerosis
Night Blindness
Osgood-Schlatter Disease
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis
Pap Smear (Abnormal)
Parasites
Peptic Ulcer
Photosensitivity
PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Prostatic Hyperplasia, Benign
Psoriasis
Raynaud's Disease
Restless Leg Syndrome
Retinopathy
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Rickets/Osteomalacia
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) and Postherpetic Neuraligia
Sinusitis
Tardive Dyskinesia
Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
Ulcerative Colitis
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vaginitis
Varicose Veins
Vitiligo
Weight Loss and Obesity
Wilson's Disease
Wound Healing
Yeast Infection
Yellow Nail Syndrome
References
2. Nutritional Supplements
Acetyl-L-Carnitine
Adenosine Monophosphate (AMP)
Alanine
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Amino Acids (Overview)
Androstenedione (Andro)
Antioxidants and Free Radicals
Arginine
Beta-Carotene
Betaine Hydrochloride (Hydrochloric Acid)
Beta-Sitosterol
Bioflavonoids
Biotin
Boric Acid
Boron
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
Brewer's Yeast
Bromelain
Calcium
L-Carnitine
Cartilage (Bovine and Shark)
Chitosan
Chlorophyll
Chondroitin Sulfate
Chromium
Coenzyme Q10
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
Copper
Creatine Monohydrate
Cysteine
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
Digestive Enzymes
DMAE (2-Dimethylaminoethanol)
DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide)
Evening Primrose Oil
Fiber
Fish Oil (EPA and DHA) and Cod Liver Oil
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)
Flaxseed Oil
Folic Acid
Fumaric Acid
Gamma Oryzanol
Glucosamine Sulfate
Glutamic Acid
Glutamine
Glycine
Histidine
HMB (Beta Hydroxy-Beta-Methylbutyrate)
Huperzine A
(-)-Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA)
Inosine
Inositol
Iodine
IP-6 (Inositol Hexaphosphate, Phytate)
Iron
Kelp
Lactase
Lecithin/Phosphatidyl Choline/Choline
Lipase
Lutein
Lycopene
Lysine
Magnesium
Malic Acid
Manganese
Medium Chain Triglycerides
Melatonin
Methionine
Molybdenum
Multiple Vitamin/Mineral
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
NADH (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)
Octacosanol
Ornithine
Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (OKG)
PABA (Paraaminobenzoic Acid)
L-Phenylalanine and D,L-Phenylalanine (DLPA)
Phosphatidylserine
Pollen
Potassium
Pregnenolone
Proanthocyanidins (Pycnogenol)
Probiotics and FOS
Progesterone
Pyruvate
Quercetin
Resveratrol
Royal Jelly
SAMe (S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine)
Selenium
Silicon
Soy
Spirulina (Blue-Green Algae)
Strontium
Sulfur
Taurine
Tyrosine
Vanadium
Vitamin A
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Vitamin Bl2 (Cobalamin)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin, Niacinamide)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B-Complex
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol, Irradiated Ergosterol)
Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
Vitamin K (Phylloquinone)
Whey Protein
Zinc
References
3. Herbs
Botanical (Latin) Names
Alfalfa
Aloe
American Ginseng
Artichoke
Ashwagandha
Asian Ginseng
Astragalus
Barberry
Bilberry
Bitter Melon
Black Cohosh
Blackberry
Blessed Thistle
Bloodroot
Blue Cohosh
Blue Flag
Blueberry
Boldo
Boneset
Borage
Boswellia
Buchu
Bugleweed
Burdock
Butcher's Broom
Calendula
Carob
Cascara
Catnip
Cat's Claw
Cayenne
Chamomile
Chaparral
Chickweed
Cinnamon
Cleavers
Coltsfoot
Comfrey
Cranberry
Cranesbill
Damiana
Dandelion
Devil's Claw
Dong Quai
Echinacea
Elderberry
Elecampane
Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)
Ephedra
Eucalyptus
Eyebright
False Unicorn
Fennel
Fenugreek
Feverfew
Fo-Ti
Garlic
Gentian
Ginger
Ginkgo biloba
Goldenseal
Gotu Kola
Green Tea
Guarana
Guggul
Gymnema
Hawthorn
Hops
Horehound
Horse Chestput
Horseradish
Horsetail
Juniper
Kava
Kudzu
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Licorice
Ligustrum
Lobelia
Lomatium
Maitake
Marshmallow
Meadowsweet
Milk Thistle
Mullein
Myrrh
Nettle
Oak
Oats
Oregon Grape
Passion Flower
Pau d'arco
Peppermint
Phyllanthus
Psyllium
Pygeum
Red Clover
Red Raspberry
Reishi
Rosemary
Sage
Sandalwood
Sarsaparilla
Saw Palmetto
Schisandra
Scullcap
Senna
Shiitake
Slippery Elm
St. John's Wort
Stevia
Sundew
Sweet Annie
Tea Tree
Thyme
Turmeric
Usnea
Uva Ursi
Valerian
Vitex
White Willow
Wild Cherry
Wild Indigo
Wild Yam
Witch Hazel
Wormwood
Yarrow
Yellow Dock
Yohimbe
Yucca
References
4. Homeopathic Remedies
What Is Homeopathy?
Understanding Homeopathic Potency
Acne
Alcohol Withdrawal Support
Allergies and Sensitivities
Anxiety
Asthma
Athletic Performance/Injury Support
Backache
Bell's Palsy
Boils
Broken Bone Support
Bronchitis
Bruising
Burns
Bursitis
Canker Sores
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cataracts
Chemotherapy Support
Chicken Pox
Colic
Common Cold
Conjunctivitis
Constipation
Cough
Dental Support
Depression
Diarrhea
Ear Infections
Eczema
Edema (Water Retention)
Eye Injuries/Eyestrain
Fibromyalgia
Gallstones
Gout
Hay Fever
Hemorrhoids
Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores; Genital Herpes)
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Impotence
Indigestion and Gas
Infection
Influenza
Injuries
Insect Bites and Stings
Measles
Menopause Symptoms
Menstrual Problems
Menstruation, Painful (Dysmenorrhea)
Migraine Headaches
Morning Sickness
Motion Sickness
Mumps
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis
Photosensitivity
Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy and Delivery Support
Prostatic Hyperplasia, Benign
Psoriasis
Rashes
Raynaud's Disease
Restless Legs Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Sleeplessness
Surgery and Recovery Support
Teething
Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
Urinary Tract Infection
Varicose Veins
Yeast Infection
Homeopathic Remedy Cross-Reference
References
Index
About the Authors
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