The Prozac Alternative: Natural Relief from Depression with St. John's Wort, Kava, Ginkgo, 5-HTP, Homeopathy, and Other Alternative Therapies [NOOK Book]

Overview

• A comprehensive guide to the use of St. John's wort and other alternative therapies for treatment of depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders


• Offers a comprehensive look at St. John's wort--the most significant natural remedy for depression--including its history in herbalism, current clinical uses, safety, and side effects


• Discusses other natural alternatives such as Kava, Melatonin, and 5-HTP as treatment options to depression


In the early 1990s the sale of Prozac exceeded the sale of all other ...

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The Prozac Alternative: Natural Relief from Depression with St. John's Wort, Kava, Ginkgo, 5-HTP, Homeopathy, and Other Alternative Therapies

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Overview

• A comprehensive guide to the use of St. John's wort and other alternative therapies for treatment of depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders


• Offers a comprehensive look at St. John's wort--the most significant natural remedy for depression--including its history in herbalism, current clinical uses, safety, and side effects


• Discusses other natural alternatives such as Kava, Melatonin, and 5-HTP as treatment options to depression


In the early 1990s the sale of Prozac exceeded the sale of all other antidepressant drugs in both American and world markets. But today St. John's wort is recommended 3 to 1 over Prozac as a primary treatment for depression in European countries such as Germany--and its sales continue to skyrocket in the United States. Safe, all-natural, and less expensive than synthetic drugs, St. John's wort is the ideal natural therapy for many people's depression, anxiety, and other related mood disorders. 

The Prozac Alternative offers a comprehensive look at St. John's wort, including its history in herbalism, current clinical uses, and safety and side effects, as well as how it compares with other natural alternatives such as Kava, Melatonin, and 5-HTP. It also discusses other uses of these natural substances as treatment alternatives to Western medicine for a variety of medical conditions. 

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Editorial Reviews

The Midwest Book Review
The first guide to consider a range of herbs and alternative therapies for depression.
From the Publisher
"Offers a comprehensive look at St. John's wort - the most significant natural remedy for depression."
Health Products Business
"Offers a comprehensive look at St. John's wort - the most significant natural remedy for depression."
June 1999 Health Products Business
"Offers a comprehensive look at St. John's wort - the most significant natural remedy for depression."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594778339
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 986 KB

Meet the Author

Ran Knishinsky is a professional health researcher and writer and the founder of NutraConsulting, a consulting firm to the natural products industry. He is the author of The Clay Cure and The Prozac Alternative.

Visit the author's web site at cactusmedicine.com.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Focus is on St. John's Wort

Chapter 2 The Way of Herbs

Chapter 3 Understanding Depression

Chapter 4 Getting Rid of the Blues

Chapter 5 A Renewed Sense of Pleasure and Joy

Chapter 6 Healing Hypericum

Chapter 7 Other Natural Treatments for Depression

Chapter 8 Get Ready, Get Set, Go! Commonly Asked Question


Appendix A St. John's Wort Suppliers

Appendix B Herbal education Programs and Reading List

Appendix C General Resources for Depression

Notes

Index

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