Editorial Reviews for this title:
As the editor-in-chief of Prevention Magazine Health Books, Bill Gottlieb created the 10-million copy self-care bestseller, The Doctors Book of Home Remedies, and was the author of the 1.5 million copy alternative health bestseller, New Choices in Natural Healing. Now, Bill has once again created a groundbreaking booka book that can help anyone safely, successfully and naturally self-treat 160 everyday and serious health conditions: Alternative Cures. To write this unique book, Bill interviewed over 300 of America's top natural cliniciansdoctors, herbalists, nutritionists and more. You'll discover over 1000 of their most effective, practical and safest natural remedies for an A-to-Z of health problems, from arthritis, back pain and high cholesterol, to repetitive strain injury, weight gain and yeast infections. Plus, every chapter of Alternative Cures has a guide to the best alternative and conventional professional care for the condition it covers. And, you'll find essential safety information for every remedy featured in the book. Once you look at it, we think you'll agree: There's never been a more useful, reader-friendly, get-better book about alternative health and healing than Alternative Cures.
Pick an ailment--any ailment--and chances are, Bill Gottlieb can succinctly crystallize the problem, propose its root cause, and describe a handful of nonmedical remedies for treatment. Creator and supervising editor of the bestselling Doctors Book of Home Remedies, this 25-year veteran of the health field draws from more than 300 alternative care practitioners (including holistic nutritionists, licensed acupuncturists, massage therapists, and the occasional swami) to present a thick textbook worthy of gracing the reference shelf of any family or health provider. Serious physical ailments like asthma, HIV and AIDS, stroke, and cancer receive equal attention with pesky afflictions like oily hair, acne, nightmares, and wrinkles. Mental health ailments, such as guilt, anxiety, grief, and shyness, also get their due. Gottlieb's stance is not that individuals should shun their primary care physicians to rely solely on herbs, better nutrition, and other alternative paths. Rather, he seeks to educate readers on the biological effects of such practices and tinctures, to share their documented benefits in helpful detail. Each ailment receives a sidebar titled "Guide to Professional Care," in which Gottlieb outlines symptoms that warrant immediate medical attention. Other sidebars highlight especially helpful treatment--from aromatherapy to meditation--for various troubles. Gottlieb provides an section on alternative healing where he elaborates on the process, benefits, and safety of each general treatment referred to in the book (from acupuncture to yoga therapy). Complete information, an engaging writing style, and visually appealing graphics make this encyclopedia-style book very easy to digest. --Liane Thomas
The Most Effective Natural Home Remedies for 160 Health Problems
Welcome to Alternative Cures, the most complete, up-to-date, and effective compendium of natural remedies every collected in one resource. Unlike most books on alternative healing, which feature the perspective of just one expert and discuss just one problem, Alternative Cures features the expertise of 300 practitioners of alternative care and provides natural home remedies for 160 health problems.
If you're tired of taking medications that never really solve your health problem (and deliver body-hurting side effects in the bargain), and if you want the best advice on which natural remedies to use, this is the book for you. And don't worry about safety. For every problem discussed, you'll find information on when professional care is a must. There's also a complete guide to the possible side effects of natural remedies and how to avoid them.
In the pages of this book, you'll meet hundreds of experienced natural clinicians eager to help you with your problem. Here's just a small sample.
The doctor from Virginia who cured his own chronic fatigue--and recommends two nutrients that he says "make all the difference" in solving the problem.
The chiropractor from California who tells you a simple exercise that can immediately relieve back pain--and stop in from recurring.
The doctor from Florida who gives his patients with angina a super-powerful (but litte-known) form of vitamin E that he says virtually eliminates the risk of a heart attack.
The herbalist from New York who says that taking just the right amount of one herb can immediately stop menstrual cramps--and can often cure cramping in just 3 months.
The nutrition specialist from Montana who recommends that her clients take a special supplement that stops the storage of fat, allowing them to lose 10 or more pounds--by doing nothing more than this natural pill!
Those are just five of the remarkable home remedies in Alternative Cures--and there are hundreds more! It's like having your own team of expert natural healers on call 24 hours a day. Enjoy it in good (and better!) health.
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