"Solving the Depression Puzzle" by Rita Elkins M.H.
Depression - one of the top reasons Americans visit their doctors every year - is typically viewed as a one-dimensional health condition. Conventional medicine often sites a single cause (such as chemical imbalance) and recommends a single "cure" (antidepressant drugs like Prozac or Zoloft).
In Solving the Depression Puzzle, author Rita Elkins explains how depression is, in fact, multidimensional. Its causes are usually varied and interconnected, ranging from food allergies to prescription drugs to strained family relationships. Likewise, overcoming depression most often will require a multidimensional treatment. A combination of dietary regiments, natural supplements (such as St. John's wort) physical exercise and / or meditative therapies may be in order.
This accessible and reader-friendly guide provides an investigative approach to piecing together the complex puzzle we call depression. Armed with hundreds of facts on depression your doctor will never tell you, dozens of the latest research studies, and advice from leading experts in the field, Solving the Depression Puzzle will help you beat your depression and regain a joyful, optimistic outlook.
Paperback, 366 pages, English, Woodland Pub, 2001
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"The Complete Illustrated Guide to Reflexology" Paperback BOOK
"The Complete Illustrated Guide to Reflexology" by Beryl Crane
With a history rooted in Egypt and spanning thousands of years, reflexology works on a very simple premise: that the reflex points on the foot represent a “map” of the rest of the body
Paperback, 283 pages, English, Metro Books, 2010
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"Healthy Healing" Paperback BOOK
"Healthy Healing" by Linda Page, Ph.D., Traditional Naturopath & Sarah Abernathy
Avoid side effects, drug interactions and high medical costs
In a world where your health seems lost somewhere between big business, insurance companies and government red tape, the all-new 14th edition of Healthy Healing offers a new choice.
You are the real champion of your health, not your doctor or even your naturopath. Healthy Healing is the only book on the market which allows you to customize your own personalized natural health program for more than 400 ailments.
Healthy Healing offers step-by-step recommendations on the foods you put on your table, the supplements you purchase, and the stress-relieving therapies and exercises you choose for healing. Natural remedies work--by themselves or with conventional protocols--for many health concerns. For over 25 years, Healthy Healing has proven this philosophy and is America's Original Guide to Natural Healing.
An A-to-Z Guide to a Longer, Happier Life. Included topics: Acupuncture and Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Biofeedback, Diet Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Flower Remedy/Essence Therapy, Herbal Therapy, Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Juice Therapy, Light Therapy, Massage, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Sound Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yoga and More.
Paperback, 216 pages, English, Black Dog & Leventhal, 2015
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"A Soothing Broth" Hardcover BOOK
"A Soothing Broth" by Pat Willard
Honking and wheezing? Plumbing all messed up? Change of seasons got you down? Need a little pick-me-up?
Pat Willard has just the ticket to get you back on track. While poring over weathered, vintage cookbooks, Pat found a treasure trove of recipes from the days when ailing family members were cared for at home, and everyday aches, pains, and complaints were dealt with by turning to the kitchen pantry. With a style reminiscent of M.F.K. Fisher and Laurie Colwin, and a tone as soothing as Pat's suggestions, A Soothing Broth includes recipes for homemade broths, tonics, juices, puddings, and teas.
If a sore throat has you croaking like a frog, relieve the pain with a vinegar and cayenne pepper beverage. If you've overdone it at the gym, soak those aching muscles in a warm bath with some ginger and vinegar. A paste of wheat germ and honey will relieve the itching and take down the swelling of that nasty bee sting.
You've got a cupboard full of cures in your kitchen, and A Soothing Broth shows you how to use them.
Hardcover, 224 pages, English, Broadway, 1998
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"The Rocky Mountain Wild Foods Cookbook" Paperback BOOK
"The Rocky Mtn Wild Foods Cookbook" by Darcy Williamson
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press The Rocky Mountain Wild Foods Cookbook contains recipes and preparation methods for 28 varieties of wild plants easily found in the Rocky Mountains and the West.
Paperback, 251 pages, English, The Caxton Press, 1995
"The Enzyme Factor" Paperback BOOK
"The Enzyme Factor" by Hiromi Shinya, MD
n The Enzyme Factor, Dr. Hiromi Shinya presents his research, grounded in his 45 years of medical practice in the United States and Japan. This research supports the idea of a miracle enzyme out of which all the enzymes the body needs are produced. He suggests cancer and other diseases occur when this key enzyme is depleted and cannot properly do its job. In this book he clearly shows how what we eat affects that key. Dr. Shinya's science is clearly explained and easy to understand. The suggestions for diet and lifestyle based on this science are simple and easy to follow. Even those who think they know everything about how to eat right will be surprised when they discover what is really healthy.
This simple health regime has led hundreds of his patients, many suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases, to perfect health.
Inside The Enzyme Factor you will discover:
How to look younger and delay aging
* How to live strengthen your body's natural defenses.
* How to become a healthy 100 year old
* Misconceptions with many dietary trends
* What your intestinal traits can teach you about your health
* Why drinking milk will cause osteoporosis
* How your body will become oxidized if you eat oxidized foods
* Why eating the meat of animals that have a higher body temperature than humans pollutes the blood
* The inseparable relationship between the human body and the land
"The Microbe Factor: Your Innate Immunity and the Coming Health Revolution" By Hiromi Shinya, MD
Prominent Japanese-American gastroenterologist Hiromi Shinya shows you how to boost your innate immunity in this follow-up to his bestseller, The Enzyme Factor. Here Dr. Shinya shows how cells protect and cleanse themselves and how the trillions of bacteria that live inside us can be turned to our benefit. He clearly explains the workings of our body's rejuvenating enzymes within cells and reveals simple techniques you can use to enhance this revitalizing power, including:
. The Shinya "Little Fast"
. The "tummy massage" for natural cleansing
. The miracle of drinking "good" water
. The "plant power" diet
It is all part of the Shinya Biozyme, a complete lifestyle, clearly explained here, that can turn trillions of microbes to your benefit and keep the "bad" microbial bugs from destroying your health. You can:
. Be vibrantly healthy.
. Attain and keep your natural weight.
. Be free from depression, nervous tension, or hyperactivity.
. Overcome allergies.
. Make small, easy changes for a healthy life.
Dr. Shinya also gives you the whole truth about popular diets -- what works, what doesn't, and why -- as he reveals his lifestyle recommendations the Shinya Biozyme, the key to natural beauty and vibrant good health.
This is the Third Edition update to the RAVE Diet & Lifestyle. It has been extensively updated to include more documentation, recipes and sections. This edition does not include the Eating DVD. It describes a diet and lifestyle program that is designed for weight loss as well as the reversal of a wide range of diseases, including heart disease and diabetes, and the prevention of our common cancers. The author explains why Americans cannot lose weight, why modern diets don't work, and shows you how to reach your ideal weight by going back to the old-fashioned foods Americans used to eat, before losing weight was a problem. The book describes the relationship between diet and disease and explains why the standard American diet is responsible for the two largest killers in America today, cardiovascular disease and our common cancers. It also explores the relationship of diet to other diseases and how government policies are promoting diet-related diseases. For more information go to RaveDiet.com.
Paperback, 252 pages, English, RaveDiet.com, 2009
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"New Vitamin Bible" Paperback BOOK
"New Vitamin Bible" by Earl Mindell RPh, PhD & Hester Mundis
America's #1 vitamin book--now with extensive new material and special sections. This classic guide has been completely updated to put the information you need at your fingertips so you can live a longer, healthier and better life. Discover:
How to maximize the effectiveness of your vitamins/supplements and avoid problems by taking them in the right combinations
New anti-aging vitamins and supplements that will keep your skin and body healthy and young-looking
The art of personalizing your dietary regimen to fit your lifestyle, your health profile, and even your job
Natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Viagra, Prozac, and Valium
Expanded sections on nutraceuticals, homeopathy, and aromatherapy, and how to find the best practitioners in these fields
Healing regimens for heart patients, stroke victims, diabetics, and arthritis sufferers
New warnings about dangerous drug interactions and "miracle cures"
Plus! Expanded sections on herbal teas and tinctures, beauty aids, diets, salt and sugar intake, and new ways to boost your energy level, fertility, and sex life.
Paperback, 608 pages, Grand Central Life & Style, 2011
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"10 Essential Foods" Paperback BOOK
"10 Essential Foods: A Sensible, Good-Humored Approach to Vitality, Health and Well-Being"
By Lilitha Thomas
10 Essential Foods introduces the ten foods that cover all of your nutritional basics, and provides simple, delicious recipes for how to prepare them. Woven throughout this enjoyable book are book are funny stories, stories and tips for feeding children with the essential foods.
"Revolutionizing Your Health: The Natural Way to Health and Wellness Through Diet, Nutrition, Prevention and Natural Cures (An Owner's Manual for Your Body)" by Dr. Marvin Kunikiyo
Dr. Marvin Kunikiyo's Revolutionizing Your Health will help you not only to understand the causes of disease, but also what the body requires to be healthy. You will learn how your body works and why it gets sick.
You will also learn: why the medical paradigm is failing us why so many diseases are caused by dehydration why ionized water is truly a magic elixir the real cause of heart disease (it's not cholesterol) why vaccines are a really dangerous idea how an acidic environment breeds disease, while an alkaline environment fosters health the truth about diabetes and high blood pressure why whole foods promote health while processed foods degrade it how free radicals destroy and anti-oxidants protect cells why chiropractic care offers much more than just relief from back pain
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Revolutionizing Your Health is truly an Owner s Manual for your body. When you understand these basics and apply them in your life, you will likely reap the harvest of radiant health. You will also marvel at this amazing machine called the human body, and the Intelligence behind it.
"Mission Improbable: How I Healed Bipolar Disorder without Drugs" by S. Deborah Fryer
Bipolar disorder, also known as the “suicide sickness,” is becoming more prevalent in the world at large. Everyone knows someone who is struggling with this, or some other disorder of the central nervous system, yet ingestion of psychotropic drugs is at an all-time high.
If medication for bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses really worked, why are so many people with this condition on disability and unable to function normally in the family and in society?
This book contains the true story of a woman who, after a half century of mental illness, almost gave up. It was nothing short of a miracle that she found the solution to her condition, and she became a pioneer, along with thousands of others, of a new approach to treating bipolar disorder.
"Butterfly Miracles w/ Essential Oils" Paperback BOOK
"Butterfly Miracles with Essential Oils" by LaRee Westover
Butterfly Miracles is a book with a hands-on approach to the use of essential oils in day to day living. It's easy-to-use format gives both the beginner and the more experienced practitioner a clear picture of the efficacy of essential oils. This second edition includes a comprehensive index, making the book even more user-friendly.
"A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions" Paperback BOOK
"A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions" by Alan R. Gaby
Know the Side Effects and Protect Your Health
If you’re among the millions of people taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as vitamins and natural medicines, you need to know which combinations are potentially helpful and which can be extremely dangerous. The A–Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions is an essential resource to understanding the interactions that may affect your health.
From the experts at Healthnotes, this revised and updated edition contains the newest information on thousands of drugs and supplements, based on studies published in the leading medical journals. Reliable and easy to use, this book is sure to become a trusted reference in your home.
MORE THAN 18,000 DRUG-HERB-VITAMIN INTERACTIONS
Find out about:
• Drugs that can deplete your body’s nutrients
• Supplements that can interfere with drug absorption
• Side effects of common drug-herb-vitamin combinations
• Supplements that can help your prescriptions work better
• Combinations that should never be taken together
• With a foreword by Dr. Bob Arnot
Paperback, 338 pages, English, Harmony, 2006
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"Working the Roots" Paperback BOOK
"Working the Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing" by Michele E. Lee
African American traditional medicine is an American classic that emerged out of the necessity of its people to survive. It began with the healing knowledge brought with the African captives on the slave ships and later merged with Native American, European and other healing traditions to become a full-fledged body of medicinal practices that has lasted in various forms down to the present day.
Working the Roots: Over 400 Years Of Traditional African American Healing is the result of first-hand interviews, conversations, and apprenticeships conducted and experienced by author Michele E. Lee over several years of living and studying in the rural South and in the West Coast regions of the United States. She combines a novelist's keen ear for storytelling and dialogue and a healer's understanding of folk medicine arts into a book that makes for both pleasant, interesting reading, and serves as a permanent household healing guide.
Divided between sections on interviews of healers and their stories and a comprehensive collection of traditional African American medicines, remedies, and the many common ailments they were called upon to cure, Working The Roots is a valuable addition to African American history and American and African folk healing practices.
Paperback, 396 pages, English, Wadastick, 2017
"Healing Yourself During Pregnancy" Paperback BOOK
"Healing Yourself During Pregnancy" by Joy Gardner
Joy Gardner, author of The New Healing Yourself, offers a great text about natural remedies during pregnancy and labor. Starting with preconception (including natural ways of regulating ovulation) through all the common complaints of pregnancy, Gardner offers ways of preventing problems, as well as curing them. She recommends herbal and natural cures for problems including -swelling of hands and feet -the common cold -varicose veins -frequent urination -infections Even if you're not completely into natural remedies, this is a useful book because it explores how to cure yourself if the drug you would normally take is dangerous during pregnancy. A great primer and resource to have around.
"Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year" Paperback BOOK
"Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year" by Susun Weed
Simple, safe remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborns.
Now in its 24th printing. A confirmed favorite with pregnant women, midwives, childbirth educators, and new parents. Packed with clear, comforting, and superbly helpful information.
Beginning with the two months before pregnancy, herbs are enlisted to provide safe, effective birth control, or to help ensure pregnancy, even in the most difficult of situations. A special list of teratogens, including herbs to avoid before pregnancy, is included, as is a section on herbs to improve the father's fertility and reduce the risk of birth defects.
Once pregnancy has occurred, herbs are safe and beneficial allies in reducing the distress of pregnancy, including hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, morning sickness, emotional changes, anemia, muscle cramps, bladder infections, and preclampsia. Tasty recipes and clear directions make use easy and fun.
Herbs take a starring role in labor and delivery -- whether initiating labor, increasing energy, diminishing pain, or staunching postpartum bleeding -- and in postpartum care of the mother's perineum, breasts, and emotions, and the infants umbilicus, skin, scalp, digestive system, and immune system.
Humorous, tender, and detailed, this classic text is supported by illustrations, references, resource lists, glossary, and index.
Includes herbs for fertility and birth control. Foreword by Jeannine Parvati Baker.
Paperback, 171 pages, English, Ash Tree Publishing, 1996