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Prescription for Natural Cures: A Self-Care Guide for Treating Health Problems with Natural Remedies Including Diet, Nutrition, Supplements, and Other Holistic Methods Paperback – January 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; Second Edition edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470891777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470891773
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.5 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

The bestselling natural health bible revised and updated

Hundreds of thousands of readers have relied on Prescription for Natural Cures as the optimal source for accurate, easy-to-understand information on natural treatments and remedies for common ailments. The new edition of this invaluable resource has been thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest recommendations based on global research. It prescribes remedies for almost 200 conditions, including many new ones.

In this one-of-a-kind book you'll find easy-to-understand discussions of the symptoms of each health problem along with a proven, natural, customized prescription, including a range of supplements, nutritional advice, herbal medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, Chinese medicine, bodywork, and other natural cures.

  • Comprehensive guide to natural remedies for almost 200 common health ailments organized by problem from A to Z

  • Features scores of new supplements and many new conditions

  • Clear, authoritative advice on your diet, healing foods, and nutritional supplements

  • Indispensable reference includes down-to-earth descriptions of each health problem and the whole range of natural remedies, from nutrition to bodywork

  • Up-to-date information reflecting the latest natural health research and treatment recommendations

About the Author

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 on television and radio and lectures regularly around North America.

Mark Stengler, N.M.D., is a licensed naturopathic medical doctor, the coauthor of Prescription for Drug Alternatives, and an expert in nutrition, herbal therapy, vitamin therapy, homeopathy, and integrative medicine. Dr. Stengler is the author of one of our most popular health newsletters, Bottom Line Natural Healing; his website is www.markstengler.com.

Robin Young Balch, N.D., is a naturopathic physician and coauthor of Prescription for Drug Alternatives. She is credentialed as a master Chinese herbalist and has expertise in aromatherapy, reflexology, and acupressure.


More About the Author

James F. Balch, M.D., the coauthor of Prescription for Natural Cures and the first two editions of the landmark Prescription for Nutritional Healing, is one of the bestselling health book authors of all time. He has made numerous appearances on television and radio and lectures regularly around North America.

Customer Reviews

It is easy to read and very informative.
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This is an excellent book for anyone to read if your concerned about your health or your family's well being.
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My son-in-law and my brother-in-law both bought this book after looking through mine.
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By future ellis on January 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
I am a graduate student in nutrition and integrative health, and I own both Rx for Nutritional Healing and Rx for Natural Cures.

Both of these books are full of useful information, but Natural Cures is broken down in a way that is easy to read and understand (Nutritional Healing is very info. dense).

Natural Cures has a simple paragraph or two for foods to eat and foods to avoid, then goes on to list the 7 top recommended "prescriptions" for the condition in a succinct manner (very helpful!). What I love about it is that it goes into more detail about other therapies such as acupressure and reflexology (detailed charts with points included), massage, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, stress reduction, etc. **These are areas that are NOT covered in any sort of detail in the other book, Nutritional Healing**

Also, I would like to note that there is extensive reference to the scientific studies used to back up the information presented (specific studies are noted at the end of each section). However, this is a reference book, so if you want to get into the nitty gritty science behind natural therapies, you need to do your own extra reading and research.

Both are excellent books, from reputable sources. Natural Cures is easier to read and synthesize, while covering a broader range of common therapy options for fewer (the more common) conditions. It is a fantastic quick reference guide, and the more useful of the two for the "lay" person. If you want to go deeper into the nutritional aspects of a condition (including rarer ones) and treatments including fasting, herbs, and colon hydrotherapy, check out Nutritional Healing as well.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Perry Richmond on January 25, 2013
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After skimming through some of the book, I ordered some Spirulina and Vinpocetine from Amazon. I was taking a multi-vitamin at the time and an anti-inflammatory medication. I started with 3000 mg of spirulina (now foods) and the first day I took two 10 mg of tablets of the vinpocetine (Source Naturals , 1 in the morning and 1 at lunch). I didn't go to sleep until after 3 a.m. that night, attributing this to the vinpocetine. I decreased the vinpocetine to just one 10 mg tablet in the morning after that and had no more difficulties going to sleep. The vinpocetine definitely made me more focused and it seems to have helped my memory. I didn't expect such a quick reaction to the vinpocetine. Sometime during the first week of taking the spirulina I noticed that several bumps (calcium deposits) under my left eye had disappeared. I wasn't expecting or looking for this result. The calcium deposits had been there for years and I reasoned that it was the spirulina as I have not changed my diet. After that I started to look for other results. I had numerous skin tags around my neck which are thinning out and getting smaller. I was expecting to have them cut off at my next yearly check-up. I also had a bump on my leg a little bigger than a pencil eraser, approximately 1/8" above the skin surface. It is just above skin level now.

This is only the second review I have ever left on Amazon. I don't usually leave reviews, but the results were so unexpected and outstanding I felt like I needed to leave one.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By D&D TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 27, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is yet another of those encyclopedia-type listings. This is a big book (700 pages) with the usual fatal flaw: it doesn't have any kind of integrating philosophy or central principle.

It is a sort of dictionary. At the end are 150 not very helpful pages attempting to address diet/nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, aromatherapy, acupressure, bodywork, exercise and "natural" hormones. The first 500 pages cover, in alphabetic order, over a hundred conditions from Abscesses, Acne, Aging, AIDS to Varicose Veins, Warts and Yeast Infection. No attempt is made to link any of these conditions - for instance, Chinese Traditional Medicine knows that kidney is connected with bones, teeth, ears, and head hair.

Too many so-called health books are like this - ones on homeopathy and herbs too. They lack any focus on causation, there is no consideration of a unifying thread or starting point which, when addressed, could clear a number of seemingly different symptoms. (Homeopathy claims to do this but why, for example, is ignatia overwhelmingly given for just one symptom - grief?)

Those who have studied Chinese Traditional Medicine (CTM) understand my point. CTM looks for, and addresses, a root cause for all the symptoms presented by a specific person. Too many health books, just like the conventional medical system, see patients as a collection of parts, conditions or diagnoses, each separate item to be fixed by a different specialist or herb or nutritional supplement (or combinations), for example.

Although the book purports to list "root causes" for each condition, it doesn't really do so.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jo Ann Bjorkman on May 4, 2012
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I have owned every edition of the Balch books for decades but this is the one I have been waiting for. I love homeopathy and teach it every chance I get. Dr. Stengler is highly respected and a great choice to co-author. The inclusion of homeopathy in this edition put fire under my mouse to get it ordered. The affordable price will fit many budgets. No home should be without this one. Consider it for baby gifts and Mother's Day.
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