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
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.