56 of 59 people found the following review helpful
Solid, easy to follow advice.,
This review is from: Healthy at Home: Get Well and Stay Well Without Prescriptions (Hardcover)
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Dr. Low Dog started out with an interest in the healing qualities of plants and herbs. She had an herb business in the early 1980's and from there went on to become a physician. At present she is the fellowship director and the University of AZ Center for Integrative Medicine. I found the book to be quite helpful, but I will say I agree with her philosophy. I agree that many minor conditions can be safely and effectively treated at home and I also believe that 'modern' medicine is essential to our survival. I grew up having peppermint tea or chamomile to settle my stomach, sometimes eating ginger, having a concoction of cider vinegar and honey with pepper and ginger for a sore throat...etc. I've also had a few incidents where I had to go to the Dr. for antibiotics. Dr. Low Dog suggests herbal solutions for common minor ailments, solutions which she has found to be most effective in her years of practice. The book has separate chapters for the nervous system, respiratory, your 'gut', etc. What I appreciated was the inclusion of information so the reader is aware of symptoms which indicate a more serious disease process. There are suggestions of items one can purchase, such as probiotics and some recipes for making your own teas, etc. I feel the book is filled with sound advice. Like Dr Low Dog states - it doesn't hurt to try chamomile tea to combat sleeplessness for a week or two before you go for a prescribed sleeping pill. The back of the book includes lists of what to stock at home , for both your medicine cabinet and first aid kit.