Prescription For Natural Cures: A Self-care Guide For Treating Health Problems With Natural Remedies Including Diet, Nutrition, Sup by James F. BalchPrescription For Natural Cures: A Self-care Guide For Treating Health Problems With Natural Remedies Including Diet, Nutrition, Sup by James F. Balch

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Hundreds of thousands of readers have relied onPrescription for Natural Curesas the source for accurate, easy-to-understand information on natural treatments and remedies for a host of common ailments. The new edition of this invaluable guide has been thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research and recommendations. This revised edition prescribes remedies for almost 200 conditions, including new entries such gluten sensitivity and MRSA. You'll find easy-to-understand discussions of the symptoms and root causes of each health problem along with a proven, natural, customized prescription that may include supplements, herbal medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, Chinese medicine, hydrotherapy, bodywork, natural hormones, and other natural cures in addition to nutritional advice.
This revised edition features:
* Comprehensive reference contains natural remedies for almost 200 common health ailments organized by problem from A to Z
* Scores of new supplements and many new conditions
* Up-to-date information reflecting the latest natural health research and treatment recommendations
* Clear, authoritative guidance on dietary changes, healing foods, nutritional supplements, and recommended tests

Down-to-earth descriptions of each health problem and natural remedy If you and your family want to get better naturally,Prescription for Natural Curesis an essential health resource you can't afford to be without.
James F. Balch, M.D., is one of the bestselling health book authors of all time. A renowned medical doctor, he is the coauthor of the first two editions of the landmark 8-million-copy bestseller Prescription for Nutritional Healing; he is also the coauthor of Prescription for Drug Alternatives. Dr. Balch has made numerous appearances o...
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Allergies. See also Asthma and Food Allergies An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system misinterprets a normally nontoxic substance, such as grass, pollen, a detergent, or a certain food, as a harmful invader. The immune system then responds to this perceived threat, called an allergen, by releasing substances called histamines. Histamines produce a wide range of bodily reactions, including respiratory and nasal congestion, increased mucus production, skin rashes and welts, and headache. In the case of an actual threat to the body, in the form of, say, a ?u virus, these reactions would form an important line of defense against the invader, helping to trap it and expel it, and encouraging you to rest and recover. But during the false alarm of an allergic response, the body overreacts to a harmless agent. Most allergens are found either in the environment or in food. (For information about allergic reactions to food, see Food Allergies.) Environmental allergens include pollen (reactions to pollen are often called hay fever), mold, animal dander, dust, feathers, insect venom, certain cosmetics and household products, and metals. When the environmental allergens are removed or make their seasonal disappearance, the body returns to normal. If the allergens are not removed, the immune system will continue its arti?cially high state of alert. In these cases, the allergic response can develop into chronic allergic rhinitis, in which the nasal passages remain persistently in?amed. Why some people develop allergies to certain substances and others do not remains unclear. It does seem that certain allergic responses, such as hay fever, have a genetic basis. An excess accumulation of mucus in the body, which attracts and stores the irritant, also contributes to or causes allergic responses. In addition, stress and a generally depressed immune system may contribute to the severity of allergies. CAUSES . Allergies happen when the immune system attacks a harmless substance. Common triggers for allergies include mold; dust; tree, grass, or ?ower pollen; animal dander; feathers; insect venom, especially from bee stings; metal, particularly nickel; household chemicals; and some cosmetics. . An excess of mucus, caused by a poor diet . Stress, which depresses the immune system SYMPTOMS Allergic responses can produce any one or a combination of several of the following symptoms: . Nasal congestion . Headache . Sneezing . Fatigue . Coughing . Fluid retention . Red, itchy, or watery eyes . Swelling of the throat and the tongue . Wheezing . Sore throat . Hives, rashes, eczema, or other skin eruptions Caution: If you experience difficulty breathing or develop hives that spread rapidly, get emergency help at once. Allergic reactions like these can quickly be fatal. If you know you have severe reactions to certain substances, talk to your doctor about emergency adrenaline kits you can keep on hand. ROOT CAUSES . Genetics . Poor digestion . Nutritional de?ciencies . Limited diet (in cases of food sensitivities, the lack of variety in the diet) . Lack of exposure to germs and allergens when a childTesting Techniques Blood IgG4 and IgE food and environmental screen Electrodermal testing for sensitivities Muscle testing by a skilled practitioner TREATMENT Diet If you have allergies, dietary therapy should include strategies for mucus reduction, elimination of allergenic pathogens, and general immune support. Recommended Food Base your diet on non-mucus-forming foods: whole grains (although gluten sensitivity is common), fresh vegetables and fruits, cold-pressed oils, and raw seeds and nuts. (Many people with environmental allergies also have reactions to nuts, so monitor your reactions carefully.) To keep your immune system healthy, make sure to get enough lean protein. Seafood and tofu are good sources that don't encourage mucus production. Drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of clean quality water a day to thin mucus secretions. Flaxseeds and ?axseed oil can reduce in?ammation. Take 2 tablespoons every day. Fresh vegetable juices improve detoxi?cation, which indirectly helps an overactive immune system. A 3-day vegetable juice fast can help reduce some allergy symptoms. Food to Avoid Eliminating foods that cause mucus should be a priority for any allergy sufferer. Mucus-forming foods include all dairy products, fried and processed foods, re?ned ?ours, chocolate, and eggs. The immune response stresses your digestive system, so place as few additional burdens on it as possible. Cut down on bad fats and oils (satu-A randomized, double-blind rated, hydrogenated, or those containing trans-fatty acids)-as well as the study involving the use of re?ned ?our and the processed foods mentioned earlier-and increase your freeze-dried nettles and intake of ?ber, especially from raw vegetables. people who had hay fever Many people with environmental allergies also suffer from food allergies. found that after one week See the Food Allergies section and follow the elimination diet there to ensure that certain foods aren't making your environmental allergies worse. Wheat is the unsuspected culprit behind many allergies, including those their sneezing and itching. that seem to be triggered by environmental allergens. Try eliminating wheat during the seasons that usually coincide with your allergic responses.

Table of Contents

PREFACE, ix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, xi HOW TO USE THIS BOOK, 1 Part One: Conditions Abscesses and Boils, 7 Acne, 11 Aging, 16 AIDS and HIV, 22 Alcoholism (see SUBSTANCE ABUSE) Allergies, 28 Alzheimer's Disease, 33 Anemia, 40 Angina (see CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE) Anorexia Nervosa (see EATING DISORDERS) Anxiety, 45 Arteriosclerosis (see CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE) Arthritis, 50 Asthma, 57 Athlete's Foot, 63 Attention-Deï¬cit/Hyperactivity Disorder, 66 Autism, 73 Back Pain, 76 Bad Breath (Halitosis), 82 Bee Stings, 85 Bladder Infection (Cystitis), 87 Blood Pressure, High, 92 Bone Fractures, 98 Brittle Nails, 103 Bronchitis, 106 Bruises, 110 Bulimia (see EATING DISORDERS) Burns (including Sunburn), 113 Cancer, 116 Candidiasis (Thrush and Yeast Infection), 128 Cardiovascular Disease, 133 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), 142 Cataracts, 146 Cervical Dysplasia, 150 Cholesterol, High, 154 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), 160 Colic, 167 Common Cold, 171 Constipation, 175 Cough, 181 Crohn's Disease, 185 Cystitis (see BLADDER INFECTION) Depression, 191 Diabetes, 197 Diarrhea, 204 Diverticulitis, 209 Dizziness, 213 Drug Addiction (see SUBSTANCE ABUSE) Ear Infection, 217 Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia), 223 Eczema, 229 Endometriosis, 234 Fever, 239 Fibrocystic Breasts, 242 Fibroids, Uterine, 246 Fibromyalgia, 250 Flu, 258 Food Allergies/Sensitivities, 264 Food Poisoning, 269 Gallbladder Problems, 274 Gastritis (see ULCERS) Gingivitis, 280 Glaucoma, 283 Gluten Sensitivity, 287 Gout, 290 Hair Loss, 295 Halitosis (see BAD BREATH) Headache, 300 Hearing Loss, 306 Hemorrhoids, 311 Heart Attack and Heart Disease (see CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE) Hepatitis, 316 Herpes, 322 Herpes Zoster (see SHINGLES) Hiatal Hernia and Acid Reï¬ux Disease, 326 High Blood Pressure (see BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGH) High Cholesterol (see CHOLESTEROL, HIGH) HIV (see AIDS AND HIV) Hives, 330 Hyperthyroidism, 335 Hypoglycemia, 337 Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid), 340 Impotence, 346 Infertility, 351 Inï¬uenza (see FLU) Insomnia, 356 Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 363 Jet Lag, 368 Kidney Stones, 370 Lupus, 374 Macular Degeneration, 381 Memory Problems, 385 Menopause, 389 Motion Sickness, 395 MRSA, 398 Multiple Sclerosis, 400 Muscle Aches and Cramps, 407 Obesity, 410 Osteoporosis, 417 Parasites (Intestinal), 424 Parkinson's Disease, 428 Poisoning, 434 Pregnancy-Related Problems, 437 Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), 457 Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), 464 Prostatitis, 469 Psoriasis, 474 Rosacea, 479 Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), 484 Shingles (Herpes Zoster), 489 Sinusitis, 493 Sore Throat, 499 Sprains and Strains, 502 Stroke, 506 Substance Abuse (Drug and Alcohol Addiction), 512 Syndrome X, 518 TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Syndrome, 522 Thrush (see CANDIDIASIS) Tinnitus, 526 Ulcers, 529 Underactive Thyroid (see HYPOTHYROIDISM) Uterine Fibroids (see FIBROIDS, UTERINE) Vaginitis, 534 Varicose Veins, 540 Vertigo, 544 Warts, 547 Yeast Infection (see CANDIDIASIS) Part Two: The Essentials of Natural Medicine Diet and Nutrition, 553 Fasting, 570 Nutritional Supplements, 573 Herbal Medicine, 609 Homeopathy, 637 Aromatherapy, 660 Part Three: Appendix A Natural Health-Care Modalities and Resource Guide, 699 INDEX, 709 Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture and Acupressure, 670 Hydrotherapy, 682 Natural Hormones, 685 Bodywork, 689 Exercise and Stress Reduction, 693 Glossary, 703

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"I can't imagine a better home resource for those who want to take better care of themselves and their circle of loved ones. From simple acne, to serious Alzheimer's disease, the authors of Prescriptions for Natural Cures offer the essential cliff notes of medical information, and more importantly, reliable advice on diet, nutritional and herbal supplements, and other natural therapies. Every consumer should have this on their book shelves---a health insurance plan and resource well worth the price of just one book." - Tori Hudson, N.D., author of Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine