RX from the Garden: 101 Food Cures You Can Easily Grow

RX from the Garden: 101 Food Cures You Can Easily Grow

by Kathleen Barnes

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Your backyard becomes an all-natural pharmacy!

Colds. Headaches. Upset stomach, Allergy symptoms. Depression. Circulation problems.

This timely book goes beyond using herbs as medicine; it also focuses on beneficial foods for more than 100 common ailments and shows you how to grow them.

In that way, RX from the Garden lets you circumvent expensive meds with questionable side effects by explaining what foods to eat to help you feel better. In addition to aligning health problems with natural cures, this valuable resource provides step-by-step instruction on how to easily cultivate the corresponding vegetables and herbs in your lawn, garden, or flowerbed.

According to Hippocrates, "Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food." Now you can reap health benefits for your very own backyard bounty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440511615
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 01/18/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Kathleen Barnes has ten books dealing with natural health to her credit—and is a Master Gardener who grows foods and herbs organically. For nearly seven years, she wrote the weekly natural health column for Woman's World magazine. She is a frequent guest on Frankie Boyer's natural health radio show. She bills her blog, Natural Living Now (www.kathleenbarnes.com) as "your guide to a long, healthy life while living gently on the planet." Barnes has been part of the effort to raise public awareness of natural heath as an advocate and yoga teacher for more than thirty years.

About the Foreword Writer
Dr. Stephen E. Southard is a physician practicing at Massachusetts General Hospital. He practices allopathic medicine, but has a strong interest in integrative CAM: incorporating extensive dietary/supplement teaching and addressing patients about such therapies as acupuncture, homeopathic treatments, and chelation. Dr. Southard completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University in 2001 and his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in 2006 after a year working for a biotech firm. In 2009, he completed his internal medicine residency.

Table of Contents

Introduction XIII

Part 1 Food As Healer 1

Chapter 1 The Magic of Foods You Grow in Your Grow in Your Garden 3

Chapter 2 101 Ailments You Can Prevent and Treat with Food 11

Acne 11

Adrenal Fatigue 12

Alcoholism (Also see Depression) 13

Allergies 14

Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss, and Dementia 15

Anemia 16

Anxiety 17

Appetite Control 18

Appetite Loss 19

Arthritis 20

Osteoarthritis 20

Rheumatoid Arthritis 21

Asthma 22

Back Pain 23

Bad Breath 25

Bladder Infections 25

Blood Sugar-High/Low 26

Body Odor 28

Bone Loss 29

Bronchitis 30

Bruises 31

Burns 32

Cancer Prevention 32

Canker Sores, Cold Sores 34

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Also see Hypothyroidism) 36

Celiac Disease 36

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia 38

Colds/Flu 39

Colitis (Also see Irritable Bowel Syndrome) 40

Conjunctivitis 41

Constipation 42

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 43

Cough 44

Crohn's Disease 45

Cuts, Sores 46

Cysts (Cervical and Ovarian) 46

Dehydration 47

Depression 48

Diabetes 49

Diarrhea 51

Diverticulitis 52

Dry Skin 53

Ear Infections 54

Eczema 55

Eyesight Deterioration 56

Fever 56

Flatulence 57

Food Poisoning 58

Gallstones 59

Gum Disease 59

Hair Problems 60

Headache, Migraine 61

Headache, Stress 62

Hearing Loss 63

Heartburn 64

Heart Problems 65

Arrhythmia 66

Atherosclerosis 67

Cholesterol 68

Congestive Heart Failure 69

Heart Attack Prevention 70

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) 71

Palpitations 72

Stroke Prevention 73

Hemorrhoids 74

Herpes 74

Hiatal Hernia 75

Hives 76

Hyperactivity (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD) 77

Hypothyroidism 78

Impotence or Low Libido 79

Indigestion 80

Infections 81

Infertility 82

Insect Bites 83

Insomnia 84

Irritable Bowel Syndrome 85

Joint Pain (Also see Arthritis) 86

Kidney Stones 88

Leg Pain 89

Liver Disease 90

Lupus 90

Menopause and Perimenopause 91

Menstrual Disorders and PMS 93

Muscle Cramps 94

Nail Problems 95

Nausea 96

Nerve Pain 97

Obesity/Weight Control 98

Osteoporosis 99

Pain Relief 100

Pneumonia 101

Rosacea 102

Sinusitis 103

Smoking Cessation 104

Sprains 105

Stress 106

Sunburn 107

Toothache 108

Toxin Overload 109

Vaginitis/Yeast Infections 110

Varicose Veins 111

Warts 112

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