Favorite Book: Prescription for Natural Cures

Prescription for Natural Cures, Third Edition: A Self-Care Guide for Treating Health Problems with Natural Remedies Including Diet, Nutrition, Supplements, and Other Holistic Methods(Turner Publishing Company, 2016) by Mark Stengler, NMD, James F. Balch, MD, and Robin Young Balch, ND

It’s everything you’d expect from the collaborationof a medical doctor, a naturopath, and a naturopathic physician-comprehensive, well-rounded, and chock-full of information you can really use. This classic bestseller has sold more than 500,000 copies to date and is now in its third edition, for good reason-it’s a go-to guide for effective natural treatments for virtually every condition under the sun.

This latest, completely revised and updated A-Z guide has it all, starting with abscesses and ending with yeast infections. For each condition, you’ll find detailed lists of root causes, diet recommendations, supplement suggestions with dosages, available medical tests, and holistic treatments such as herbal medicines, homeopathy, and aromatherapy. Included are 19 new conditions, including gluten sensitivity, and scores of new supplement recommendations based on the latest research.

Mark Stengler, NMD

Lead author Stengler has written more than 30 books on health and wellness. He is a seasoned naturopath with a private practice in Encinitas Calif., specializing in treating hormonal imbalances in women, as well as chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, digestive ailments, and fatigue. “I use a wide variety of therapies in my practice, including nutrition, supplements, bioidentical hormones, and intravenous nutrient therapies,” he says.

Stengler’s “must-take” daily supplements are probiotics, vitamin D, omega-3s, an adrenal formula, and a multi.

Ann’s Take:

Prescription for Natural Cures is an essential for every healthy home. You’ll turn to this guide again and again for advice for everything from sprains and strains to back aches and bee stings, as well as for chronic, more serious conditions such as fibromyalgia and heart disease.

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