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Back to Eden: The Classic Guide to Herbal Medicine, Natural Foods, and Home Remedies since 1939 (Golden Anniversary Edition) Hardcover – January 22, 2004
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This recent edition contains added information that I believe Kloss would have vehemently disagreed with and which undermines the purpose of the book. For example, this edition advocates the use of vaccinations, chemotherapy, antibiotics, all of which are entirely opposed to Kloss' philosophy of natural healing without the use of drugs, which was his life's work. Many herbs that have a safe and venerable history when used by competent herbalists-- such as parsley, elderberry, and valerian, for example-- have been branded "dangerous" in this new edition. The editors have obviously succumbed to the fear-mongering FDA. whose studies on herbs are notorious for isolating components out of their natural context and testing animals with far greater quantities than any human being would consume. These are just a few examples.
The book remains an invaluable and ground-breaking work which has served generations of people well. Just read it with a cautious eye to separate the recent and erroneous additions from Kloss' own writings.