Prescription for Natural Cures: A Self-Care Guide for Treating Health Problems with Natural Remedies Including Diet, Nutrition, Supplements, and Other Holistic Methods

Author(s): James F. Balch


The revised and updated edition of the bestselling natural health bible-more than 500,000 copies sold to date! Hundreds of thousands of readers have relied on Prescription for Natural Cures as the source for accurate, easy-to-understand information on natural treatments and remedies for a host of common ailments. The new edition of this invaluable guide has been thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research and recommendations. This revised edition prescribes remedies for almost 200 conditions, including new entries such gluten sensitivity and MRSA. You'll find easy-to-understand discussions of the symptoms and root causes of each health problem along with a proven, natural, customized prescription that may include supplements, herbal medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, Chinese medicine, hydrotherapy, bodywork, natural hormones, and other natural cures in addition to nutritional advice. * Comprehensive reference of natural remedies for almost 200 common health ailments organized by problem from A to Z * This revised edition features scores of new supplements and many new conditions * Up-to-date information reflecting the latest natural health research and treatment recommendations * Clear, authoritative guidance on dietary changes, healing foods, nutritional supplements, and recommended tests * Down-to-earth descriptions of each health problem and natural remedy If you and your family want to get better naturally, Prescription for Natural Cures is an essential health resource you can't afford to be without.


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James F. Balch, M.D., is one of the bestselling health book authors of all time. A renowned medical doctor, he is the coauthor of the first two editions of the landmark 8-million-copy bestseller Prescription for Nutritional Healing; he is also the coauthor of Prescription for Drug Alternatives. Dr. Balch has made numerous appearances on television and radio and lectures regularly around North America. Mark Stengler, N.M.D., is a licensed naturopathic medical doctor, the coauthor of Prescription for Drug Alternatives, and an expert in nutrition, herbal therapy, vitamin therapy, homeopathy, and integrative medicine. Dr. Stengler is the author of one of our most popular health newsletters, Bottom Line Natural Healing; his website is Robin Young Balch, N.D., is a naturopathic physician and coauthor of Prescription for Drug Alternatives. She is credentialed as a master Chinese herbalist and has expertise in aromatherapy, reflexology, and acupressure.

Preface. Acknowledgements. How to Use This Book. Part One: Conditions. Abscesses and Boils. Acne. Aging. AIDS and HIV. Alcoholism. Allergies. Alzheimer's Disease. Anemia. Angina. Anorexia Nervosa. Anxiety. Arteriosclerosis. Arthritis. Asthma. Athlete's Foot. Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder. Autism. Back Pain. Bad Breath (Halitosis). Bee Stings. Bladder Infection (Cystitis). Blood Pressure, High. Bone Fractures. Brittle Nails. Bronchitis. Bruises. Bulimia. Burns (including Sunburn). Cancer. Candidiasis (Thrush and Yeast Infection). Cardiovascular Disease. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Cataracts. Cervical Dysplasia. Cholesterol, High. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Colic. Common Cold. Constipation. Cough. Crohn's Disease. Cystitis. Depression. Diabetes. Diarrhea. Diverticulitis. Dizziness. Drug Addiction. Ear Infection. Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia). Eczema. Endometriosis. Fever. Fibrocystic Breasts. Fibroids, Uterine. Fibromyalgia. Flu. Food Allergies/Sensitivities. Food Poisoning. Gallbladder Problems. Gastritis. Gingivitis. Glaucoma. Gluten Sensitivity. Gout. Hair Loss. Halitosis. Headache. Hearing Loss. Hemorrhoids. Heart Attack and Heart Disease. Hepatitis. Herpes. Herpes Zoster. Hiatal Hernia and Acid Reflux Disease. High Blood Pressure. High Cholesterol. HIV. Hives. Hyperthyroidism. Hypoglycemia. Hypothyroidism. Impotence. Infertility. Influenza. Insomnia. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Jet Lag. Kidney Stones. Lupus. Macular Degeneration. Memory Problems. Menopause. Motion Sickness. MRSA. Multiple Sclerosis. Muscle Aches and Cramps. Obesity. Osteoporosis. Parasites. Parkinson's Disease. Poisoning. Pregnancy-Related Problems. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). Prostatitis. Psoriasis. Rosacea. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Shingles (Herpes Zoster). Sinusitis. Sore Throat. Sprains and Strains. Stroke. Substance Abuse (Drug and Alcohol Addiction). Syndrome X. TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Syndrome. Thrush. Tinnitus. Underactive Thyroid. Ulcers. Uterine Fibroids. Vaginitis. Varicose Veins. Vertigo. Warts. Yeast Infection. Part Two: The Essentials of Natural Medicine. Diet and Nutrition. Fasting. Nutritional Supplements. Herbal Medicine. Homeopathy. Aromatherapy. Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture and Acupressure. Hydrotherapy. Natural Hormones. Bodywork. Exercise and Stress Reduction. Part Three: Appendix. A Natural Health-Care Modalities and Resource Guide. Glossary. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780470891773
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : March 2011
  • : 271mm X 218mm X 48mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James F. Balch
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 615.535
  • : 736
  • : illustrations