Prescription for Nutritional Healing
Holistic Health and Medical Must Read

dr. james balchThe Good Health Bible: I do not remember how I first came across this resource but I am never without it. Back when I do so very many online wellness profiles, it was indispensible.

The beauty of this particular health resource is that it lists, side by side, such a wide range of treatment options. Not only do you get herbal remedies and vitamin / mineral supplementation for each ailment but you also get a broad view of what the medical profession would do to treat that same ailment.

Dr. James Balch created the best of health books by addressing each condition so completely and then providing such a wide range of options for consideration and education.

Obviously, you should consult with your doctor if under a doctor's care and the information in these health books is not be considered replacement for any needed medical care but this health resource will help you weigh side effects, history of effectiveness and other factors that can mean a lot when you are deciding how to approach healing of a specific health challenge.

Review of Nutritional Healing - Prescription for Nutritional Healing by nutritionist Phyllis A. Balch and James F. Balch, M.D., has long been considered one of the most trusted, comprehensive sources on the mind-boggling array of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other dietary supplements now available.

Working from the premise that a good diet promotes good health, this third edition of PNH still starts with the basics: consume fresh produce, grains, and lean meats; avoid foods that are processed or high in saturated fat; cook using glass, stainless steel, or iron--never aluminum; and drink filtered water. The authors also stand by their claim that the government-prescribed recommended daily allowances are ridiculously low, and that the book's optimal daily intake for nutrients should be followed instead.

So what's new in the third edition? Along with now-accepted remedies, like zinc and echinacea for the common cold, the Balches also explore many of the newer supplements to hit the market: SAMe (recommended for depression and joint pain), phosphatidyl serine (mental acuity), red yeast rice (cholesterol), and 5-HTP (weight loss, insomnia, depression). You'll also find an expanded chapter on alternative therapies that encompasses Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, along with a hefty section on pain control that offers a grab bag of options such as acupuncture, biofeedback, guided imagery, chiropractic care, and massage.

Still, the bulk of the book remains the more than 250 health conditions, from everyday problems such as insect bites and bad breath to serious diseases including bulimia, cancer, and AIDS and the nutritional protocols the Balches recommend for treatment.

Since any number of supplements can be taken for the same condition, the Balches make sifting through the glut of information a little easier by separating their nutrient recommendations into four categories: essential, very important, important, and helpful. And they take a lot of the guesswork out of buying supplements by listing the brands they know and trust.

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Focus on nutrition:
The Food and Nutrition Information Center

This site has excellent nutrition information, including a lot of health articles about the USDA Mypyramid which contains suggested dietary guidelines for good nutrition.

You can read about food-bourne illnesses, dietary supplements, food composition and more.

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Focus on Healing:
Spring Forest Qigong

Chunyi Lin has a special dispensation of grace in his healing energy.

When I ordered his book and watched one of his videos, I felt it, even before doing the qigong exercises. He is the real deal.

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