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Prescription for Natural Cures

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The all-in-one natural health resource your family can trust

Dr. James Balch coauthored Prescription for Nutritional Healing, which became the first major popular guide to the healing power of foods and nutritional supplements, selling more than 8 million copies in all its editions. Now, Dr. Balch and Dr. Mark Stengler present a new natural health resource that you can't af
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Paperback, 724 pages
Published September 28th 2004 by Wiley (first published 1997)
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Justin
Jul 07, 2016 Justin rated it really liked it

I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review.

This book is an above average supplement resource along the same lines as Prescription for Nutritional Healing (PNH). Like PNH, this book's main advantage is that it has a largely illness based layout which makes it easier to find useful information.

Also like PNH, this book has above average but not amazing information on how/why its supplements (herbs, vitamins, minerals) should be used.
I felt that in general most of the suppleme
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Jamon
Jan 02, 2008 Jamon rated it it was amazing
this is pretty much my new health bible. you can look up any condition or symptom, and it has all sorts of remedies listed; herbal, nutritional, acupressure, homeopathic. It's the most truly holistic health book i've found yet. and when i actually have follow-through with the stuff it says to do, it really helps. plus, it's easy to navigate. yay to natural health!
Peyton Jones
Jul 16, 2008 Peyton Jones rated it it was amazing
A great reference for alternatives to prescription drugs!
Kristin Hatch
Feb 02, 2010 Kristin Hatch rated it it was amazing
A wonderful resource!
Roslyn Ross
May 31, 2015 Roslyn Ross rated it it was ok
Skip this and get yourself a subscription to the Weston A Price Association. Or read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. I studied nutrition for 5 years. This book was useless (my health improved a tiny tiny bit) compared to the changes that happened once my research led me to the research of Weston Price--cured my acne, menstrual cramps, my husband's hair loss and much more…. this book on the other hand, cured nothing.
Andreas Michaelides
Lovely book, full of useful information and also full of natural remedies, very nice book fro someone that doesn’t want to take drugs or medicine for various illnesses it covers a lot of subjects, it’s quite a big book.
I learned a lot from it, always have it open on my desk for consultation.
Beverly
Mar 08, 2014 Beverly rated it really liked it
Fantastic resource. So much information that is useful.
Angela Blount
May 17, 2012 Angela Blount rated it really liked it
Shelves: life-coaching
Excellent, comprehensive reference!

I believe this book to have cut our need for doctor visits nearly in half, along with the cost of treatment for basic ails and nutrient deficiencies. I'm a little iffy on the homeopathy, but I can't see it as harmful, and I'm pleased that it's included as an option for a more a holistic approach.
Jackson
Jul 03, 2013 Jackson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel inspired to try some of the ideas in this book. There are a number of alternative medicine solutions; this book is very even-handed and objective about suggesting possibilities.
Malia
Oct 01, 2012 Malia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2012, health
Treatment alternatives, the natural way. Out lines the many options for different medical problems. I'm using this as guide, because I don't want so many drugs.
Lia
May 09, 2012 Lia rated it really liked it
Shelves: health
Good reference, though it does seem somewhat in love with soy as a help, even for conditions where soy is a bad idea. Alas.
Shawna
Jan 18, 2012 Shawna rated it really liked it
Great resource with several methods to remedy common health issues. Definitely keeping for future referencing.
Kathy
May 08, 2011 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like homeopathic and natural jazz, this is a good resource. I like these types of books as reference.
Dawn
Feb 06, 2014 Dawn added it
A good first reference but beware and use more than this as a resource.
Steven
Apr 09, 2013 Steven added it
Didn't read the whole thing, but chock full of natural remedies!
Lucy Bilik
Sep 08, 2010 Lucy Bilik rated it it was amazing
An excellent source of information of natural cures!
Denise
Nov 11, 2014 Denise rated it did not like it
Shelves: non-fiction
Not worth the time or money.
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