Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive look at natural treatments and healing methods that work.
Jonny Bowden takes his practical, knowledgeable, and open-minded approach -- the same approach that made his previous book, The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, so successful -- and focuses it on natural cures, revealing the best of alternative medicine for a mainstream audience. Through his personal use, extensive research, and wide-ranging expertise in nutrition and health, Jonny sorts through the myriad home remedies from every discipline and tradition to show which work and how best to use these proven healing techniques. He also explains through approachable and articulate descriptions why they work and on what basis he selected these cures -- whether it is patient testimonials or the latest scientific studies to give you peace of mind and the information you need about each treatment.
The book explores more than 75 common conditions, including allergies, cancer, high cholesterol, depression, diabetes, hypertension, menopause, and stress.
Bowden, Jonny. The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What Treatments Work and Why. Fair Winds: Quayside. Jan. 2008. c.360p. photogs. index. ISBN 978-1-59233-291-5. pap. $24.99. HEALTH Verdict:
In this fast-paced world of pill poppers and pill pushers, fitness expert Bowden (Living the Low-Carb Life) provides a welcome, vetted holistic approach encompassing the mind-body connection and natural treatments. Although the book's organization could be improved by listing each condition alphabetically, the content is useful, and readers can locate topics using the index. Recommended for medium to large public and academic libraries.
Background: In six chapters, Bowden reviews more than 75 specific health concerns and alternative treatments for a variety of topics including cancer, skin disorders, PMS, stress, diabetes, menopause, and depression. Readers learn about alternative and cutting-edge natural remedies, including supplements, herbs, foods, and healthy lifestyle choices, complete with research, a glossary, recommended reading and resources, and indexes. More than 75 attractive full-color photos lend the book a coffee-table tome browsability - Library Journal's Xpress Reviews
Author and top nutritionist Jonny Bowden takes a comprehensive look at natural treatments and healing methods that work, revealing the best of alternative medicine for a mainstream audience.
About the Author
Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., a board-certified nutritionist with a master's degree in psychology, is a nationally known expert on nutrition, weight loss, and health. He is the author of several best-selling titles, including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer, and The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy. He is the nutrition editor for Pilates Style, a contributing editor for Clean Eating, and a columnist for both America Online and Better Nutrition. His work has been featured in dozens of national publications (print and online) including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Time, Oxygen, Marie Claire, Diabetes Focus, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Self, Fitness, Allure, Essence, Men's Health, Weight Watchers, Prevention, Woman's World, Fitness, Natural Health, and Shape. He lives in Woodland Hills, CA. Visit www.jonnybowden.com.
Table of Contents
Acne: Clear Up This Condition with the Paleo Diet and Saw Palmetto
Aging Complications: Feel Young Again with this Combo Cure
Allergies, Seasonal and Food-Related: Consider this Combo Cure for Relief—and Answers
Anxiety: Calm Your Nerves with Theanine
Arthritis: Ease the Pain with Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Asthma: Breathe Easier with Quercetin and Antioxidants
Bad Breath: Clear the Air with Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics
Benign Prostate Hyperlasia (BPH): Skip the Midnight Trip to the Bathroom with Saw Palmetto
Cravings: Calm Your Appetite for Carbs with Glutamine
Depression: Feel Better with These Natural Antidepressants
Diabetes/Metabolic syndrome: Start with Chromium and Skip the Carbs
Eczema: Clear It up with This Combo Cure
Emotional Pain: Ease Your Symptoms with Emotional Freedom Technique
Gout: Snack on Cherries to Reduce the Pain and Inflammation
Heart Disease: Strengthen and Protect Your Heart with This Array of Natural Aids
Heartburn: Calm the Fires with Enzymes and Bugs
Hepatitis C: Try This Powerful Combo Cure
Herpes: Strike Back with Lysine
Hot Flashes: Cool Down with Black Cohosh and Dong Quai
Hypertension/High Blood Pressure: Get Your Levels Down with CoQ10, Whey Protein, and the DASH Diet
Impotence/Premature ejaculation/sagging Libido: Get Your Old Self Back with Horny Goat Weed
Infection Prevention: Stay Healthy with Zinc
Infertility: Try One of the Oldest Treatments on Earth
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease/ Ulcerative Colitis): Ease Your Symptoms with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and These Supplements
Insomnia/sleep Disorders: Rest Easy with Inositol
Kidney stones: Use This Combo Cure and Take a Pass on This Painful Condition
Low energy/stress Fatigue: Get a Lift from Rhodiola
Macular Degeneration/Vision: Prevent Eyesight Problems with Antioxidants
Migraines: Ease Your Mind with These Herbs and Nutrients
Polycystic Ovary syndrome (PCOs): Attack These Symptoms with a Low-Carb Diet
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/trauma: Use EMDR to Help
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS): Feel Better Each Month with Dr. Jonny’s PMS Cocktail
Ulcers: Heal Your Stomach with Zinc Carnosine
Weight Loss: Burn Fat Faster with Interval Training
Yeast Infections: Prevent this Problem with This Combo Cure
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