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., is a nationally known expert on weight loss and nutrition and is author of 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth. He has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, GQ, Muscle and Fitness, Self, Fitness, Men's Health, Prevention, In Style, and Shape, among others. He lives in Woodland Hills, CA.