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Ecological Medicine: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves (The Bioneers Series)
     

Ecological Medicine: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves (The Bioneers Series)

by Kenny Ausubel, J. P. Harpignies, Andrew Weil, J.P. Harpignies
 

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ISBN-10: 1578050987

ISBN-13: 9781578050987

Pub. Date: 05/01/2004

Publisher: Sierra Club Books


In this pathfinding book, many of the world’s leading health visionaries show how human health is inescapably dependent on the health of our environment. Drawn largely from presentations given at the annual Bioneers Conference, it focuses on pragmatic solutions growing at the fertile interface between environmental restoration and holistic healing. The

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In this pathfinding book, many of the world’s leading health visionaries show how human health is inescapably dependent on the health of our environment. Drawn largely from presentations given at the annual Bioneers Conference, it focuses on pragmatic solutions growing at the fertile interface between environmental restoration and holistic healing. The Bioneers (“biological pioneers”) are a network of scientists, writers, economists, artists, and others with practical and visionary solutions for our most pressing environmental and social challenges.
Advocates of the emerging movement known as Ecological Medicine look to the strategic public health measures that first do no harm to the environment and, in turn, improve human health. They call for prevention and precaution as the first line of action. They seek to heal the tragic split that conventional medicine made from nature, and to conjure nature’s own mysterious capacity for self-repair. They celebrate the virtues of ancient natural medicine but also embrace an integrative approach that blends the best of all healing practices—emphasizing the centrality of the human spirit in the healing process. Their inspiring work, described so compellingly in this book, is of critical relevance to everyone concerned about health and the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578050987
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
The Bioneers Series Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
Part I.Ecological Medicine: One Notion, Indivisible
The Coming Age of Ecological Medicine3
Personal Healing and Planetary Healing12
Thinking Like a Girl Is Good Medicine20
Redesigning Environmental Health26
Generations at Risk: Children's Health and the Environment32
Part II.The "Duh" Principle: Precaution Means Not Having to Say You're Sorry
The Precautionary Principle: Golden Rule for the New Millennium41
Quantifying the Unknowable: The Risks of Risk Assessment53
Closing the Loophole of Uncertainty58
Putting Precaution on the Street61
But What Is the Alternative?65
Part III.Public Health, Cancer, and Prevention
Reconciling Human Rights, Public Health, and the Web of Life73
Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer78
Reversing the Cancer Epidemic83
Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime92
Part IV.Nature, Culture, and Medicine
Healing, Nature, and Modern Medicine109
The Role of Herbs in Integrative Medicine125
Community Herbalism in Modern Health Care132
Relationships Are the Best Medicine138
Mothering on the Front Lines: Protecting Kids144
Part V.Taking Action
Cycles of Continuous Creation155
Just a Little Too Well Behaved165
Why I Went to Jail to Protect My Daughter from Toxic Polluters175
Not in My Front Yard, or in Anyone's182
Globalizing Indigenous Resistance186
Overcoming Environmental Racism193
The Global Politics of Precaution198
Part VI.Healing the Spirit
Think Globally, Act Non-locally: Consciousness beyond Time and Space209
Reading the Mind of Nature: Ecopsychology and Indigenous Wisdom223
Stopping the War on Mother Earth228
Green Medicine and Plant Spirit231
Ecological Medicine: A Call for Inquiry and Action237
Resources241
About the Bioneers and Collective Heritage Institute247

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