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The People's Pharmacy Quick and Handy Home Remedies: Q&As for Your Common Ailments [Kindle Edition]

Joe Graedon , Terry Graedon
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Book Description

A guide to healing foods and home remedies reported to and verified by Joe and Terry Graedon, including their carefully researched responses on how and why such treatments work. The core of this title is organized as Q&As between the general public and the Graedons. It contains as much information as a voluminous encyclopedia of home remedies, yet it's quick, easy, inviting, and fun to read, with the same friendly and authoritative personality conveyed in their popular call-in radio show. The Graedons also offer a dozen new recipes for food so good for you, it serves as preventive medicine.
Organized alphabetically by ailment and then, within each of those, by food or remedy. Offers the basics of three standard diets for health, weight control, and fitness, along with a dozen new recipes for preparing food to match the diets. Includes a helpful index and cross-referencing system, making the book both a good shelf reference and an entertaining browse.
This book builds on the reputation of The People's Pharmacy and adds the extra value that comes from a partnership with National Geographic.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews


People's Pharmacy:
“The Graedons offer evidence-based answers to questions about home remedies for common health problems.” –Book News Inc.

This is an excellent book that proves better health can be achieved by healing yourself at home with remedies right out of the cupboard, refrigerator, or garden.” –
“Very readable as well as entertaining, this is a great resource for those interested in home remedies for everyday woes.” –Library Journal
“A compilation of reader feedback to remedies, plus a list of 24 foods the authors suggest can help with health problems such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. The foods list includes coffee, blueberries, green tea, beets and chocolate.” –Richmond Times Dispatch
“In these times when so many lack medical insurance, an investment in this book might be a good idea.” –Foodsiteoftheday.

About the Author

Joe and Terry Graedon have since written 14 more books, including Best Choices from the People's Pharmacy (Rodale), which has sold more than 400,000 copies in numerous editions. Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist; Terry Graedon has a Ph.D. in medical anthropology. They combine their expertise to bring a unique approach to traditional, natural, and home remedies. They write The People's Pharmacy® syndicated newspaper column, distributed by King Features® ; they co-host an award-winning health talk show, carried weekly by 128 public radio stations; they maintain a rich and lively website,; and they speak frequently on health issues on television news and information programs, asked to discuss issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins, and similar health topics. Appearances include public television, Dateline NBC, 20/20, Extra, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, Today and NBC Evening News.

Product Details

  • File Size: 504 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic; 1 edition (May 17, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004IK8POG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,478 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SOMETIMES IT TAKES SOMETHING SIMPLE July 17, 2011
Quick & Handy Home Remedies
(Q&As for your common ailments)

By: Joe and Terry Graedon

These are strange and frequently disturbing times, times when a source of entertainment frequently tells you the medicine your doctor wants you to "try" - well there's a strong possibility it might kill you. Kill you, cause blindness, render skin rashes or heart stoppage.

This is not to say you should distrust your doctor or his medicines, but ideal, before you might meet an unfriendly medicine, you could encounter a home remedy, say an ounce of vinegar, soaking your raisins in sloe gin one which could keep you away from the medicine altogether. It was affirming when I learned my new doctor also takes the Joe and Terry Graedon's email newsletter.

The book is divided into three parts - Home Remedies for specific ailments, Favorite Foods, and their nutritional bonuses and finally, Eating for Health.

The Joe and Terry Graedon are not physicians but scholars who hold graduate and doctoral degrees respectively. This book will compliment any family bookcase as a helpful guide to what ails you, when your complaint isn't life threatening.

Part I, (sample cases)
Complaint: Canker Sores -- Aloe vera, baking soda, baking soda, buttermilk, green beans, kiwi, Mylanta even styptic pencil. They present a letter from a sufferer, and then they offer their response. It's valuable to hear the patient's complaints and helpful to be able to try some of the suggested solutions. They present instances from acne to wound card.

Complaint: Plantar Fasciitis, solutions using cherry juice, others using fish oil came in.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Home Remedies Rock! July 26, 2011
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I have already had occasion to pull the book out twice and look for a home remedy (once for a burn and once for a leg cramp)...and both worked great! There are many things that happen in our daily lives that are annoying and/or painful, but do not merit a doctor's visit. This book is easy to use and great for these occurences!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and Handy Home Remedies September 8, 2011
By Peggy
I have the "People's Pharmacy Quick and Handy Remedies" book and love it.
I find all the information so easy to find on any subject I look up. I have
tried several of the remedies and find they have been very helpful. Especially the ones on Joint Pain and Arthritis. I have always enjoyed Joe and Terry's newpaper columns and their TV appearances. Now I am enjoying this new book and would recommend it to everyone.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend August 8, 2011
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I so enjoy this book. I've looked up so many helpful things that give good perspective. I deal with a heart condition (pacemaker), osteoporosis and cholesterol. So proper foods and natural treatments are vitally important to me.
I highly recommend this book to those who are interested in a natural approach to daily self-care.

Gerry Comstock
Springfield, Mo.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Home Remedy Book. January 9, 2012
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Kudos to the Pharmacy people for putting out books like these. So many people want to try out homeopathic remedies before having to see a doctor for what may be a minor problem. A very useful book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Home remedies February 4, 2013
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You need this book when you think that you have tried everything on the market to clear up dandruff or fungal infections. You will be surprised to find out that common home remedies like vinegar and water can do miracles. Also the gin soaked raisins, the gin evaporates, help with joint pain.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of People's Pharmacy Remedies Book December 23, 2011
Excellent book. I tried several of the unusual rememdies for common ailments, and they actually helped! It's full of interesting reading as well as helpful information. Highly recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best self-help guide around June 4, 2012
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This book is an excellent source of practical and useful information. Rather than get on the assembly line conveyor belt of modern medicine, which leads through your wallet, look for solutions before you become drug addicted and have traded symptoms that were worse than your original complaint. Love the intention of these author - to make people more self-reliant and confident about their bodies.
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