The Natural Medicine Handbook: The Truth about the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements for Common Conditions

The Natural Medicine Handbook: The Truth about the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements for Common Conditions

by Walt MD Larimore, Dónal O'Mathúna

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Overview

When it comes to natural medicines, such as herbs, vitamins, and dietary supplements, you want to make sure you're getting the truth about what works, what is safe, and what is a waste of money. You need evidence-based, trustworthy, unbiased sources and studies so that you can make wise decisions for yourself and your family.

In consultation with the experts at ConsumerLab.com and Natural MedicinesTM, Dr. Walt Larimore has combed the available research from around the globe to evaluate about 1300 natural medicines or interventions for more than 500 conditions or indications summarized in helpful charts and tables. This highly readable and reliable guide will tell you what natural medicines have proven to be both safe and effective while suggesting the best-value "Top Picks" for health issues such as

- brain and heart health
- digestive and immune health
- energy and fatigue
- losing weight
- keeping hair, skin, and nails young
- increasing the quality and length of your life
- and many more

Arranged topically so you can go directly to the information you need, this comprehensive, trustworthy guide is a resource you'll return to again and again.

Praise for The Natural Medicine Handbook

"I highly recommend this informative book. In it you will find reliable, independent evidence that will help inform your health-related decisions."--Dónal O'Mathúna, PhD

"A much-needed and intensely evidence-based resource. . . . Anyone reading this book will gain the skills needed to ask and answer the right questions about whether to and how to incorporate natural medicines as part of their healthy lifestyle."--Reid B. Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP

"An entirely digestible and ultimately useful guide for patients and practitioners alike."--Matthew A. Ciorba, MD

"Navigating the landscape of herbs, vitamins, and supplements can be particularly complex and treacherous. Dr. Larimore's approach is direct and comprehensive and will certainly help numerous patients and their families make informed and safe decisions."--Jacob N. Hall, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493428915
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/06/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 565,353
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Walt Larimore, MD, has been a family physician for nearly 40 years. The bestselling author of the Bryson City books and The Best Medicine, as well as dozens of other books and hundreds of articles, he has been called "one of America's best-known family physicians" and was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from Marquis Who's Who in 2019. He writes a bimonthly health column, "Ask Dr. Walt," for Today's Christian Living magazine and formerly hosted the Ask the Family Doctor show on Fox's Health Network. He has been a frequent guest, talking about family health topics, on a wide variety of television and radio shows, including The Today Show, CBS's Morning Show, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, and several Fox News programs. Dr. Larimore currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Walt Larimore, MD, has been a family physician for nearly 40 years. The bestselling author of the Bryson City books and The Best Medicine, he has been called "one of America's best-known family physicians" and was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from Marquis Who's Who in 2019. He writes a bimonthly health column, "Ask Dr. Walt," for Today's Christian Living magazine and formerly hosted the Ask the Family Doctor show on Fox's Health Network. He has been a guest on a wide variety of television and radio shows, including The Today Show, CBS's Morning Show, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, and several Fox News programs. Dr. Larimore currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dónal O'Mathúna, PhD 11

Abbreviations 13

Disclaimer 17

Introduction 19

Part 1

1 Natural Medicines Are Popular 27

2 Natural Medicines Are Problematic 32

3 What's More Effective Than Any Natural Medicine? 44

4 Safety and Effectiveness Ratings: How They Are Determined 47

Part 2

5 An Overall Approach to Wellness and Multivitamins 53

6 Brain Health-Part 1: Individual Natural Medicines 67

7 Brain Health-Part 2: Combinations of Natural Medicines 80

8 Cholesterol and Dyslipidemia 93

9 Energy and Fatigue: Energy Drinks and Shots 111

10 Gastrointestinal Health-Part 1: Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes 123

11 Gastrointestinal Health-Part 2: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease 130

12 Gastrointestinal Health-Part 3: Diarrhea, Constipation, and Indigestion 140

13 Healthy Hair and Hair Loss 155

14 Heart Health, Hypertension, and Heart Attack 162

15 Immune Health 180

16 Keeping Skin and Nails Young 191

17 Losing Weight 208

Appendix: Safety and Effectiveness for Each Natural Medicine or Intervention in This Book 223

Acknowledgments 249

Other Resources from Walt Larimore, MD 253

Notes 255

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