National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs

National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs
Author: Rebecca L. Johnson,David Kiefer,Tieraona Low Dog
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2012-03
ISBN: 142620700X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs Book Excerpt:

A resource organized by body system lists the key herbal remedies available, their uses and cautionary advice, in a book that includes full-color photos, a glossary and several thematic indexes.

Nature s Pharmacopeia

Nature s Pharmacopeia
Author: Dan Choffnes
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN: 0231540159
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature s Pharmacopeia Book Excerpt:

This beautifully illustrated, elegantly written textbook pairs the best research on the biochemical properties and physiological effects of medicinal plants with a fascinating history of their use throughout human civilization, revealing the influence of nature's pharmacopeia on art, war, conquest, and law. By chronicling the ways in which humans have cultivated plant species, extracted their active chemical ingredients, and investigated their effects on the body over time, Nature's Pharmacopeia also builds an unparalleled portrait of these special herbs as they transitioned from wild flora and botanical curiosities to commodities and potent drugs. The book opens with an overview of the use of medicinal plants in the traditional practices and indigenous belief systems of people in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and ancient Europe. It then connects medicinal plants to the growth of scientific medicine in the West. Subsequent chapters cover the regulation of drugs; the use of powerful plant chemicals—such as cocaine, nicotine, and caffeine—in various medical settings; and the application of biomedicine's intellectual frameworks to the manufacture of novel drugs from ancient treatments. Geared toward nonspecialists, this text fosters a deep appreciation of the complex chemistry and cultural resonance of herbal medicine, while suggesting how we may further tap the vast repositories of the world's herbal knowledge to create new pharmaceuticals.

Invitation to Holistic Health

Invitation to Holistic Health
Author: Charlotte Eliopoulos
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 521
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN: 1284105482
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invitation to Holistic Health Book Excerpt:

Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life provides solid principles and proven measures to promote optimal health and well-being using a holistic approach. Divided into three parts: Strengthening Your Inner Resources, Developing Health Lifestyle Practices, and Taking Charge of Challenges to the Mind, Body, and Spirit, this easy-to-read guide it provides how-to information when dealing with a variety of health-related issues that includes, but is not limited to, nutrition, exercise, herbal remedies, and homeopathic remedies. The Second Edition as been completely revised and includes current research on the effectiveness and safety of herbs and other complementary and alternative medicine therapies. The chapter on Menopause has been updated to reflect current thinking about the safe use of estrogen replacement, soy products, and other approaches to manage symptoms and new suggested readings and resources have been provided for further exploration into topics. -- Provided by publisher.

The Holistic Rx

The Holistic Rx
Author: Madiha M. Saeed MD
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2017-10-13
ISBN: 1442279443
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holistic Rx Book Excerpt:

According to some reports, about half of all adults and children have one or more chronic health conditions. One in four adults has two or more chronic health conditions. And, sadly, these numbers continue to grow at an alarming rate. The Holistic Rx offers the reader with one or more chronic health conditions or symptoms easy-to-follow evidence-based approaches to healing their ailments by targeting inflammation and its underlying root causes. Dr. Madiha Saeed covers the foundations of good health like digestive health and detoxification, and the Four Big S’s (stress management, sleep strategies, social and spiritual health), along with disease-specific supplements homeopathy, acupressure, aromatherapy, , other holistic remedies to achieve lasting good health and wellness. The first part of the book addresses the root of chronic illness—inflammation—and examines its underlying causes and possible treatment approaches that focus on the whole body rather than just the affected area. In the second part of the book, she first advises the reader on adjusting their holistic approach to their health conditions based on their individual needs. Then, after briefly describing various integrative approaches, she provides an A-to-Z guide to holistic and integrative treatment of over 70 chronic illnesses, conditions, and symptoms. For each condition, she outlines a healing plan that begins with digestive health and detoxifications and the four S’s specific to that organ system and covers the additional alternative, holistic, and complementary approaches that are most effective for that condition. This ready resource will help the whole family address their most common complaints and promotes a healthy, balanced lifestyle that focuses on overall wellness.

Healing Depression without Medication

Healing Depression without Medication
Author: Jodie Skillicorn, D.O.
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN: 1623173558
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing Depression without Medication Book Excerpt:

What if everything we thought we knew about depression—and how to heal from it—was wrong? Many antidepressants—the first line in our standard of care for treating depression—bring with them potential health risks, yet 1 in 6 Americans takes medication to alleviate feeling sad, anxious, stuck, or unable to focus or sleep. More and more, conventional medicine pathologizes how we respond to life’s challenges—like feeling trapped in an unfulfilling job, grieving the death of a loved one, or being anxious about a bad relationship—telling us that they’re symptoms of disease. Psychiatrist Jodie Skillicorn presents a new path, debunking the myth of the neurochemical imbalance and exploring the roots of depression, such as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and poorly managed day-to-day stress. Evidence-based and fully supported by current depression research, Dr. Skillicorn’s holistic methods for beating depression—including nutrition, mindfulness, fostering meaningful connections, exercise, sleep, nature, and breathwork—empower readers to become agents of their own wholeness and healing.

The Trifecta Passport Tools for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

The Trifecta Passport  Tools for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome  Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
Author: Amber Walker
Publsiher: Amber Walker
Total Pages: 503
Release: 2021-01-27
ISBN: 1733711732
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trifecta Passport Tools for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Book Excerpt:

The “trifecta” refers to three conditions that commonly occur together: mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and the hypermobile type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS). These three conditions are gradually becoming more recognized in the mainstream medical world as more and more patients find themselves struggling with debilitating and often mysterious symptoms. However, recognizing these conditions is only the first step on the healing journey. With the right approach and toolbox, patients can reverse many of these symptoms to find lasting vitality. Written by a Doctor of Physical Therapy who has additional certifications in functional medicine and nutrition and extensive experience in working with these conditions, this book serves as patient guide that empowers individuals to put all of the puzzle pieces together as part of an individualized healing plan. Part One (3 chapters) is an overview of the three trifecta conditions, and Part Two (9 chapters) outlines the important pillars of an essential plan to address any (or all) of these conditions holistically. The book wraps up with a chapter of patient case stories. Accompanying the purchase of this book is access to a free 20-page PDF document that serves as a customizable workbook for readers to use as they read along. The Trifecta Passport dives into topics such as nervous system regulation, mold and other biotoxins, nutrition, exercise, detoxification, mental/emotional health and trauma, structural/musculoskeletal issues and the many underlying root issues (related to hormones, bacterial/viral load, gut health, etc.) that can trigger or exacerbate these conditions. This resource unpacks many different tools and practical treatment options that should be on the radar of patients living with these (and other) chronic conditions. When faced with these labels, it can be overwhelming to weed through all the resources out there to figure out how to move forward with a comprehensive and personalized road map. By helping readers put it all together in an organized manner, this book is a great resource for any patient with chronic illness as well as the caregivers and doctors who support them.

Understanding Viruses

Understanding Viruses
Author: Teri Shors
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 969
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1284025926
Category: Virus diseases
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Viruses Book Excerpt:

Understanding Viruses continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of virology. This classic textbook combines molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of human viral diseases in a new stunning interior design featuring high quality art that will engage readers. Preparing students for their careers, the Third Edition greatly expands on molecular virology and virus families. This practical text also includes the latest information on influenza, global epidemiology statistics, and the recent outbreaks of Zika and Ebola viruses to keep students on the forefront of cutting-edge virology information. Numerous case studies and feature boxes illuminate fascinating research and historical cases stimulate student interest, making the best-selling Understanding Viruses the clear choice in virology. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources (available to adopting instructors with course ID), and learning analytics reporting tools (available to adopting instructors with course ID).

Integrative Preventive Medicine

Integrative Preventive Medicine
Author: Richard H. Carmona,Mark Liponis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 0190241276
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Preventive Medicine Book Excerpt:

As the preventable disease and economic burden continues to mount for the United States and the world, it is becoming apparent that embracing prevention strategies is essential. Simply continuing on the same course and infrastructure will not suffice. The future we will leave our children is unsustainable without change. Amidst all the partisan political chaos, Integrative Preventive Medicine (IPM) practices are strongly entering the public consciousness since many are dissatisfied with their traditional health (sick) care delivery systems and the scientific validity of IPM is increasing rapidly. This IPM textbook, the first of its kind, authored by nationally recognized thought leaders and edited by the 17th Surgeon General of the United States and the Canyon Ranch Medical Director will serve to bring together the science of IPM so that health practitioners have a ready reference containing practices that can prevent disease, decrease cost of care and improve the quality of life. Our IPM textbook is divided into three sections, Public Health and Evolving Science in IPM, Multidisciplinary Nature of IPM and The IPM Approach of Selected Clinical Problems, providing a continuum of IPM from basic science to clinical science to practical application. This depth and breadth of scientific information and comprehensive approach is a first for a single textbook in IPM. A must read for all health providers and students in order to incorporate these essential concepts into practice.

Essential Spices and Herbs

Essential Spices and Herbs
Author: Sharada Jnawali
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2021-08-24
ISBN: 1664106928
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Spices and Herbs Book Excerpt:

Nepali kitchens are redolent with pungent spices and herbs, and Nepali cooks are replete with traditional lore about their culinary and therapeutic uses. Along with their unique aromas and flavors, the spices and herbs enhance the nutritional value of Nepal’s traditional foods. Across multiple ethnicities in Nepal, spices and herbs are used for ethno-medical purposes, which are recognized in the Ayurvedic medicinal system. This book will reveal why Nepalis make spice and herbs a part of daily cooking, where scientific reasoning corroborates the religious and cultural norms of our traditional cuisine, and how we make some of our time-honored tasty and healthy dishes.

The Outdoor Adventurer s Guide to Forest Bathing

The Outdoor Adventurer s Guide to Forest Bathing
Author: M. D. Bartlett Hackenmiller
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-07-01
ISBN: 1493042033
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outdoor Adventurer s Guide to Forest Bathing Book Excerpt:

The first and only guide to shinrin-yoku for the outdoor adventurer! With techniques tailored for hiking, mountain biking, paddling, climbing, trail-running, and cross-country skiing, this is the definitive guide to applying the healthy and rejuvenating practice of forest bathing to your favorite activities. Forest bathing techniques have been largely limited to use while walking and hiking, but now The Outdoor Adventurer’s Guide to Forest Bathing will guide mountain bikers, paddlers, trail-runners, cross-country skiers, and climbers as they reap the benefits of forest bathing while enjoying their favorite activities. With invitations tailored for each specific sport and stunning color photography throughout, this book will enhance the outdoor enthusiast’s love of the outdoors while improving their overall wellbeing. Inside you'll find: Sport-specific invitations to enhance the benefits and enjoyment of each activity Information on trail stewardship, Leave No Trace principles, and best practices while out on the trail, waterway, rock, or route Athlete testimonials from each sport’s most successful stars, highlighting their own experiences using mindfulness in the outdoors Sidebars discussing foraging techniques, mental and physical health benefits, neurodiversity, and many more topics The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing is the only book you'll need to get up, get out, and feel better!

Essential Oils for Beauty Wellness and the Home

Essential Oils for Beauty  Wellness  and the Home
Author: Alicia Atkinson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN: 1510701613
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Oils for Beauty Wellness and the Home Book Excerpt:

Harness some of the greatest untapped resources in the world.The Complete Guide to Essential Oils empowers everyone from doctors, nurses, and science professionals to teachers, business executives, and homemaker to live a natural and healthy life. Essential oils have been an integral part of human healthcare for thousands of years. It is our body composition and genetics that makes them so ideal for improving our physical and mental health, nutrition, and personal care even in the modern world. The rising and unpredictable costs of the healthcare system motivate many individuals and families to look for safe and effective complementary healthcare options. Essential oil protocols do not replace the important role of doctors and healthcare providers, but they allow readers to support their own healthcare at home.Here author Alicia Atkinson shares with us a simple yet comprehensive guide to essential oils. The book begins with an overview of the history, science, and methods of use of essential oils, discusses quality and safety, and goes on to explain how essential oils can be used for physical, mental, and emotional health, personal care, nutrition and cooking, home cleaning, and with pets. Each section includes protocols and recipes that are easy-to-follow and create at home. Additionally, the origins and uses of the most common and readily available essential oils are detailed in final section of the book. The Complete Guide to Essential Oils is written in an accessible style that is perfect for both the novice and the experienced essential oil user.

A Guide to Treatments That Work

A Guide to Treatments That Work
Author: Peter E. Nathan,Jack M. Gorman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2015-06-26
ISBN: 0199342229
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Treatments That Work Book Excerpt:

Like its predecessors, this fourth edition of A Guide to Treatments That Work offers detailed chapters that review the latest research on pharmacological and psychosocial treatments that work for the full range of psychiatric and psychological disorders, written in most instances by clinical psychologists and psychiatrists who have been major contributors to that literature. Similarly, the standards by which the authors were asked to evaluate the methodological rigor of the research on treatments have also remained the same. Each chapter in A Guide to Treatments That Work follows the same general outline: a review of diagnostic cues to the disorder, a discussion of changes in the nomenclatures from DSM-IV to DSM-5, and then a systematic review of research, most of which has been reported within the last few years, that represents the evidence base for the treatments reviewed. In all, 26 of the volume's 28 chapters review the evidence base for 17 major syndromes. Featuring this coverage is a Summary of Treatments that Work, an extended matrix offering a ready reference by syndrome of the conclusions reached by the chapter authors on treatments that work reviewed in their chapters. New to this edition are two chapters at the beginning of the book. Chapter 1 details two perplexing issues raised by critics of DSM-5: the unrealized potential of neuroscience biomarkers to yield more accurate and reliable diagnoses and the lingering problem of conflicts of interest in pharmaceutical research. Chapter 2 contrasts Native American and western ways of identifying effective treatments for mental and physical disorders, concluding that "evidence-informed culture-based" interventions sometimes constitute best practices in Native communities. Two chapters detailing pharmacological treatments for pediatric bipolar disorder (Chapter 9) and pediatric depressive disorder (Chapter 12) have also been added. More than three quarters of the chapters are written by colleagues who also contributed to most or all of the previous editions. Hence, this new edition provides up-to-date information on the quality of research on treatment efficacy and effectiveness provided by individuals who know the research best.

Mast Cells United A Holistic Approach to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Mast Cells United  A Holistic Approach to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
Author: Amber Walker
Publsiher: Amber Walker
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2019-03-16
ISBN: 1733711716
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mast Cells United A Holistic Approach to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Book Excerpt:

At 542 pages and referencing over 1200 academic articles, this book is the longest and most thorough resource on mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) to date. Allergies and anaphylaxis are on the rise, alongside gastrointestinal problems, skin issues, fatigue, orthopedic pain, neurological symptoms, and just about everything in between. Patients are coming out of the woodwork with chronic, debilitating, often invisible illness. Recent research estimates that 14%-17% of the population may have mast cell activation disease. Much of the medical community has never heard of the condition, and existing mainstream treatment tends to focus predominantly on pharmacological management. However, once a patient has reached a stable baseline, there are a number of other individualized approaches that can guide patients to successfully address the underlying root issues. This book includes: 1) an in-depth overview of mast cell activation disease, with a focus on mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS); 2) a patient story describing life with MCAS; 3) a detailed literature review and current hypotheses for disease origins; 4) a practical guide of clinical considerations for diagnosis; 5) a chapter devoted to comorbid conditions, including Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, POTS, Lyme disease and much more; 6) several chapters devoted to mainstream and natural treatment options, dietary considerations, and strategies for holistic healing; 7) content from dozens of interviews with prominent MCAS experts, including specialists in allergy/immunology, hematology, functional medicine, naturopathy, psychology, nutrition, gastroenterology, physical therapy, clinical research, and more! Whether a patient, medical practitioner, or family member/friend, this book empowers readers and provides patients with concrete steps to move forward in the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of mast cell activation syndrome.

36 Healing Herbs

36 Healing Herbs
Author: Rebecca L. Johnson
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN: 1426209800
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

36 Healing Herbs Book Excerpt:

National Geographic's guide to 36 "super" herbs such as aloe, echinacea, ginkgo, and peppermint includes a wealth of essential information on the history, culture, folklore, and science of traditional and contemporary herbal medicine in all major culture areas of the world. Emphasizing current research and therapeutic uses, the volume provides an A-Z listing of 36 of the more than 80,000 known medicinal plants around the world. Information about each plant includes traditional and current medicinal uses, common and Latin names, description, habitat, cultivation and preparation, research, and caution alerts. Additional essays on the healing plants of Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Central and South America, China, Europe, India, North America, the Middle East, and Oceania provide insightful glimpses into the fascinating range and diversity of local health practices while also revealing the multifaceted roles that herbalists, healers, and herbal-medicine practitioners play in the lives of their patients.

The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writers Directory Book Excerpt:

Pharmacodynamic Basis of Herbal Medicine

Pharmacodynamic Basis of Herbal Medicine
Author: Manuchair Ebadi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 699
Release: 2006-09-06
ISBN: 1420006452
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmacodynamic Basis of Herbal Medicine Book Excerpt:

Continuing in the tradition of the acclaimed first edition, Pharmacodynamic Basis of Herbal Medicine, Second Edition examines in extensive detail the physiologic effects of complimentary and alternative therapies, foods, supplements, vitamins, and traditional herbal remedies. The author considers the site, mode, and mechanism of action to ex

Genus Rheum Polygonaceae

Genus Rheum  Polygonaceae
Author: Shahzad A. Pandith,Mohd. Ishfaq Khan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022-02-22
ISBN: 1000432319
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genus Rheum Polygonaceae Book Excerpt:

Genus Rheum (Polygonaceae): A Global Perspective provides an integrative overview of a genus of highly valued medicinal herbs. It emphasizes in detail various aspects of research on Rheum, from its origin to conservation. The book evaluates the concepts, definitions, models, and findings involved in understanding its botany, ecology, chemistry, ethnobotany, pharmacology, and molecular biology as well as the employment of in vitro propagation strategies vis-à-vis its threat status as a conservation measure. It includes earlier approaches and the recent state-of-art biotechnological interventions to understand and modulate the pathways involved in the biosynthesis of specialized metabolites of therapeutic significance, making it an essential guide and reference to a broader interdisciplinary readership. It also explores the pharmacological importance of Rheum vis-à-vis traditional utility and highlights different areas that need further research and exploration. Moreover, the book describes how this species has reached the brink of extinction and evaluates the role of different conservation strategies that have been employed from time to time. It also describes how in vitro propagation can serve as a means of its multiplication as well as for the generation of desired bioactive chemical constituents within a short time. Features An integrated approach to elucidate the complex taxonomic history of genus Rheum across the world A repository for the traditional utility of rhubarb across cultures for a spectrum of simple to complex human ailments A rich source of findings and insights on phytochemicals reported to date with their potential use as therapeutic agents Elucidation of different genetic, cytological, and biotechnological interventions employed to understand its adaptability, acclimatization, and stability under tremendous natural and anthropogenic pressure Integration of available information, presented in a single lucid script easily accessible to students, researchers, and interested citizens across the world

Plants and Society

Plants and Society
Author: Estelle Levetin,Karen McMahon
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
Total Pages: 477
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Botany
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plants and Society Book Excerpt:

This introductory text focuses on how humans interact with plants. The topics covered include: botanical principles; commercial products derived from plants; plants and human health; fungi; and plants and the environment.

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States
Author: National Geographic Society
Publsiher: National Geographic
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States Book Excerpt:

Offers descriptions, road maps, itineraries, travel tips, and cost and contact information for national parks from Virginia's Shenandoah to Alaska's Glacier Bay.

Black Folk Medicine

Black Folk Medicine
Author: Wilbur Watson
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 146
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN: 9781412818773
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Folk Medicine Book Excerpt:

Folk medicine is an important informal and traditional system of social health care support that is still wisely used in many nations including rural regions of the southern United States. This volume provides new insight into the various conditions and structures that help to account for the development and persistence of folk medicine in societies. The authors focus on older, primarily female, black users of folk medicine; the problem of trust in folk and modern doctor-patient relationships; the need for communication and information exchange between folk and modern medical doctors; and a variety of social, cultural, and psychological factors related to drug misuse among the poor, the elderly, rural and uneducated consumers of health services.