Get the how, when, and why of getting better and staying well with homemade remedies that the doctor orders.
National Geographic helps you take charge of health care guided by a physician expert in natural healing, herbal medicine, and home remedies. Never have we needed this advice more than now, as worries about hospital-borne infections, antibiotic resistance, and pandemic threats make us yearn for the days of doctor home visits and mother's chicken soup. We need to rediscover the special care and comfort that comes from caring for health at home, says Dr. Low Dog. In this book she guides us in identifying, responding to, and caring for all the most common ailments, so that when it's time to take care at home, you have a doctor's advice on how. Learn how to make herbal remedies and why you and your family will be healthier for doing soand get advice on when it's best to consult a health care professional instead.
|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
TIERAONA LOW DOG, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements, herbal medicine and women’s health. Dr. Low Dog has been an invited speaker to more than 550 scientific conferences, has published 45 peer-reviewed articles, written 22 chapters for medical textbooks, and published five books including National Geographic’s Life is Your Best Medicine and Healthy at Home. She is a frequent guest on the Dr. Oz show and NPR’s The People’s Pharmacy. She currently serves as the Fellowship Director for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine where she leads the nation’s first inter-professional graduate level training program in integrative medicine.
Table of Contents
Foreword Michael J. Balick 9
Chapter 1 Making Medicine at Home 21
Chapter 2 Understanding and Managing Infections 57
Chapter 3 Caring for the Respiratory System 81
Chapter 4 Calming the Nerves, Strengthening the Nervous System 123
Chapter 5 Healing the Gut 151
Chapter 6 Helping and Healing the Skin 201
Chapter 7 Women's Medicine 243
Chapter 8 The Gift of Plants 275
Chapter 9 The Eighteen Essentials: Natural Remedies Every Home Should Have on Hand 279
Stocking the Pantry 295
Herbs for Today: A Modern Materia Medica 304