The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods

Proven Natural Remedies to Treat and Prevent More Than 80 Common Health Concerns
Author: James A. Duke
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1605295019
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 416
View: 2407
Upon its publication more than a decade ago, Dr. James Duke's The Green Pharmacy quickly set the standard for consumer herb references. A favorite of laypeople and professionals alike, the book sold more than a million copies and solidified the author's reputation as one of the world's foremost authorities on medicinal plants. In The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods, Dr. Duke turns to the broader and even more popular subject of food as medicine, drawing on more than thirty years of research to identify the most powerful healing foods on earth. Whether he is revealing how to beat high cholesterol with blueberries, combat hot flashes with black beans, bash blood sugar spikes with almonds, or help relieve agonizing back pain with pineapple, Dr. Duke's food remedies help treat and prevent the whole gamut of health concerns, from minor (such as sunburn and the common cold) to more serious (like arthritis and diabetes). Dr. Duke has assigned a rating to each remedy, according to his evaluation of the available scientific studies and anecdotal reports. Many of the healing foods recommended here are proving so effective that they may outperform popular pharmaceuticals—minus the risk (and cost).

Der Förderungsdienst

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
View: 7369

Holistic Healing

Author: Saint Hildegard,Mary Palmquist,John Stanley Kulas,Patrick Madigan
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814622247
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 223
View: 2940
The author discusses the use of natural ingredients in diet and therapy to alleviate pain and to foster healing and gives insights into human physiology and pathology.

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ayurveda

A Comprehensive Resource for the Understanding & Practice of Traditional Indian Medicine
Author: Hans H. Rhyner
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738757365
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 672
View: 2571
A comprehensive resource by one of the world’s most respected Ayurveda experts Ayurveda is the art of good life and gentle healing. It is a holistic system of medicine that includes prevention, psychology, diet, and treatment. Join Hans H. Rhyner, a leading authority on Ayurveda, as he explores the principles, therapies, and collected knowledge of this powerful approach to health and wellbeing, including: Anatomical Aspects (Rachana Sharira) • Evolutionary Physiology (Kriya Sharira) • Constitution (Prakruti) • Pathology (Samprapti) • Diagnostics (Nidana) • Pharmacology (Dravya Guna) • Treatment Strategies (Chikitsa) • Nutritional Sciences (Annavijnana) • Preventative Medicine (Swasthavritta) • Quintet of Therapeutics (Panchakarma) • Clinical Applications Filled with natural treatment suggestions and herbal remedies for dozens of conditions, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ayurveda provides detailed explanations of the most important topics in the field, such as: The Legend of Ayurveda • Creation and Evolution (Sankhya) • Logic and Analysis (Nyaya-Vaisheshika) • Yoga • The Channel System (Srota) • Vital Points (Marma) • Seven Basic Tissues (Sapta Dhatus) • Biological Fire (Agni) • Toxic Wastes (Ama) • Somatic Constitution • Psychic Constitution • Causes of Disease (Nidana) • Six Stages of Pathogenesis (Kriya Kala) • Observation and Examination • Principles of Treatment • Acupuncture and Moxibustion • Eight Considerations on Food • Diet for Your Constitution • Kitchen Pharmacy • Daily Healthy Habits (Dinacarya) • Rules for Different Seasons (Rutacarya) • Ethical Life (Sadvritta) • Purificatory Treatments (Pradhanakarma) • Dietetics (Pascat Karma) • Ethics • Spirituality in Psychotherapy (Vedanta) • Ayurveda Surgery • Ayurveda Psychiatry • Vastu-Vedic Geomancy • Medical Astrology • And Much More

Tibetan Medicinal Plants

Author: Christa Kletter,Monika Kriechbaum
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849300318
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 383
View: 3485
Increasingly, modern medicine relies on so called traditional or ancient medical knowledge. Holistic practices such as adhering to proper diet, observing rules for appropriate behavior, and administering medical preparations are coupled with the latest technology and methods to treat the whole patient. In light of this trend, there is much to be gained from understanding of one of the oldest medical systems still in existence. Tibetan Medicinal Plants provides you a detailed analysis of how Tibetan plants are used in this centuries old system. The book opens with a summary of Tibetan medicine and covers the various habitats in which the plants are found. The main part of this volume encompasses 60 monographs listed by the Tibetan plant name. Each monograph consists of several chapters addressing different topics related either to the Tibetan or the Western approach. Most of the monographs contain a description of the macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of the used plant parts, and anatomical features of 76 plants are provided. Each monograph presents an overview of the known chemical constituents and pharmacological properties of each plant and describes their use in Tibetan medicine. In contrast to other publications on Tibetan medicine, where translations of the Tibetan terms are given in other languages, this book treats the Tibetan word as a technical term, keeps the Tibetan term and explains its meaning, lessening confusion by reducing the number of translations. Traditional Tibetan medicine has been in existence for centuries. Curative practices existed in the prebuddistic era, and the art of healing developed more than 2500 years ago. Tibetan Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive overview of all plant types, thus making it easier to grasp the Tibetan concept. It gives you a comprehensive look at this centuries old science.

The Hasheesh Eater

Author: Fitz Hugh Ludlow
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1257669001
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 608
Fitz Hugh Ludlow's autobiographical work The Hasheesh Eater contains Ludlow's experiences with hashish. First published in 1857. Includes: Excerpt from the 1843 Dispensatory of the USA, Entry on Cannabis, Excerpt from The Chemistry of Common Life, Chapter on Narcotics, the essay The Apocalypse of Hasheesh by Fitz Hugh Ludlow, the essay that inspired Ludlow: The Hasheesh Eater by Anonymous, and two essays Ludlow wrote on opium: What Shall They Do to be Saved , and Outlines of the Opium Cure.

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications
Author: Christian Rätsch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594776628
Category: Medical
Page: 944
View: 3076
The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants • Examines 414 psychoactive plants and related substances • Explores how using psychoactive plants in a culturally sanctioned context can produce important insights into the nature of reality • Contains 797 color photographs and 645 black-and-white illustrations In the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties. The most powerful plants--those known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness--have traditionally been regarded as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian Rätsch details the botany, history, distribution, cultivation, and preparation and dosage of more than 400 psychoactive plants. He discusses their ritual and medicinal usage, cultural artifacts made from these plants, and works of art that either represent or have been inspired by them. The author begins with 168 of the most well-known psychoactives--such as cannabis, datura, and papaver--then presents 133 lesser known substances as well as additional plants known as “legal highs,” plants known only from mythological contexts and literature, and plant products that include substances such as ayahuasca, incense, and soma. The text is lavishly illustrated with 797 color photographs--many of which are from the author’s extensive fieldwork around the world--showing the people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives.

Healing with Whole Foods

Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
Author: Paul Pitchford
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556434716
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 753
View: 684
A guide to health, diet, alternative medicine, and natural food presentation teaches readers how to apply Chinese medicine and the five-element theory to a contemporary diet and treat illness and nervous disorders through food choices.


Life, Health and Longevity
Author: Robert Svoboda
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780140193220
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 332
View: 335
An introduction to the ancient and current Indian science of ayurvedic medicine. Chapters on history, basic principles, food, pathology and diagnosis are included. Ayurveda is essentially herbalist, very ancient and very thorough. This book is relatively jargon-free and is based on core ancient Indian texts.


Gesunder Genuss
Author: Piero Lercher,Dietrich Iser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783990520086
Page: 191
View: 607

The Devil's Doctor

Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science
Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 142992182X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
View: 9041
Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim, who called himself Paracelsus, stands at the cusp of medieval and modern times. A contemporary of Luther, an enemy of the medical establishment, a scourge of the universities, an alchemist, an army surgeon, and a radical theologian, he attracted myths even before he died. His fantastic journeys across Europe and beyond were said to be made on a magical white horse, and he was rumored to carry the elixir of life in the pommel of his great broadsword. His name was linked with Faust, who bargained with the devil. Who was the man behind these stories? Some have accused him of being a charlatan, a windbag who filled his books with wild speculations and invented words. Others claim him as the father of modern medicine. Philip Ball exposes a more complex truth in The Devil's Doctor—one that emerges only by entering into Paracelsus's time. He explores the intellectual, political, and religious undercurrents of the sixteenth century and looks at how doctors really practiced, at how people traveled, and at how wars were fought. For Paracelsus was a product of an age of change and strife, of renaissance and reformation. And yet by uniting the diverse disciplines of medicine, biology, and alchemy, he assisted, almost in spite of himself, in the birth of science and the emergence of the age of rationalism. "Ball produces a vibrant, original portrait of a man of contradictions:" - Publishers Weekly

Traditional Herbal Medicine in Northern Thailand

Author: Viggo Brun,Trond Schumacher
Publisher: N.A
Category: Herbs
Page: 375
View: 4294

Clinical Critical Care Medicine

Author: Richard K. Albert
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 9780323028448
Category: Medical
Page: 722
View: 4108
Comprehsive and clinically oriented, the authors offer in-dept, authoritative guidance on clinical problems from a multitude of perspectives. It combines practical, clinical guidance with the basic science necessary to effectively treat and manage critical care patients, and offers a differential diagnosis table, a management algorithm, a therapeutic implications flowchart, and a controversies box whenever relevant.

Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior

Author: Millman Dan
Publisher: Peaceful Warrior ePublishing
ISBN: 0982428553
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 224
View: 1393
Nearly a quarter century after the publication of Dan Millman's Way of the Peaceful Warrior, a film adaptation came to the screen in a movie titled "Peaceful Warrior" starring Nick Nolte as Dan's old mentor, "Socrates." Dan had anticipated that many questions might come from viewers of that film, and that it was finally time to write a book that directly addressed the original teachings in his first book, and loosely expressed in the movie. Over the years, readers have asked many compelling questions about mysterious elements in his bestselling classic. In this powerful new work, Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan selected one hundred key passages and added incisive commentaries to clarify the timeless teachings of his old mentor, Socrates. With practical wisdom gained over the passing decades, Dan now shares fresh insights that readers can apply directly to their everyday lives. Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior speaks to all adventurous souls seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their lives. For Dan Millman’s loyal readers as well as those new to his work, this book reveals how to live each day with a peaceful heart and a warrior spirit.

Science, medicine, and culture

festschrift for Fritz G. Wallner
Author: Martin J. Jandl
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Category: Science
Page: 343
View: 836

Modern Baking

Author: Donna Hay
Publisher: Fourth Estate
ISBN: 9781460756713
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
View: 4541
Cookbook (with photographs and index)

Thai Massage

A Step-by-step Guide to Traditional Healing Techniques
Author: Maria Mercati
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781840283723
Category: Massage
Page: 144
View: 3665
Thai massage is a flowing sequence of stretches interspersed with pressure, using palms, thumbs, elbows, knees and feet. The exercises in this manual are presented in step-by-step instructions, integrated with colour photographs and superimposed directional arrows to demonstrate each one. The models are all trained therapists or students of Thai massage. The healing aspect of each technique is emphasised in the text as well as the mechanics themselves. The complete safety of performing all techniques is also a priority and contraindications are boldly stated where applicable. The book also advises on devising your own massage programmes to suit specific healing needs or adaptations to time constraints.

Encyclopaedia of Tibetan Medicine: Bśad pa'i Rgyud, or, Ākhyāta tantra, or, explanatory text (chs. I to XII)

Author: Bhagwan Dash
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788170304081
Category: Medicine, Tibetan
Page: 190
View: 1506


Author: Franz Grillparzer
Publisher: Tredition Classics
ISBN: 9783847291657
Page: 140
View: 7752
Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten