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Kava : nature's answer to stress, anxiety, and insomnia
Cass, Hyla.
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Rocklin, CA : Prima Health, [1998]

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xiii, 274 pages ; 22 cm
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RM666.K6 C37 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
RM666.K6 C37 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Discover Nature's Treatment for Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia Kava has been used ritually and medicinally in the islands of the South Pacific for centuries. Widely used in Europe, this amazing herb has been shown to relieve tension and anxiety while maintaining alertness. In larger doses kava promotes deep, restful sleep. Safe, natural, and inexpensive, kava is the perfect supplement for today's stress-filled lifestyle, and the ideal alternative to drugs such as Valium. "Authoritative, fascinating, and richly readable, this book tells you what you want to know about kava and guides you in using it." --James S. Gordon., M.D., Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and author of Manifesto for a New Medicine "An engaging and informative guide to understanding and using kava." --Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul "A valuable contribution to the body of kava literature. Sharing a seasoned clinician's positive experience, the authors cast a deservedly cool light on Valium and its chemical cousins, and let kava emerge as a safe, effective remedy for stress and anxiety." --Chris Kilham, author of Kava, Medicine Hunting in Paradise

Author Notes

Hyla Cass was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. A graduate from the University of Toronto School of Medicine, Cass interned at Los Angels County-USC Medical Center, and completed a psychiatry residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA.

A noted public speaker and consultant, Cass has used her background in medicine to talk and write about women's health issues, stress reduction, nutritional medicine, natural treatment for addictions, anxiety disorders, and depression. Cass's book, St. John's Wort: Nature's Blues Buster, delivers the most accurate, up-to-date information on the wonder drug St. John's Wort.

Also involved in formulating nutritional products for various medical conditions, including weight loss, anti-aging, anxiety, depression, and stress relief, Cass has been interviewed for numerous television and radio shows, along with major magazines and newspapers. Dr. Cass, a board certified psychiatrist, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School in Medicine.

(Bowker Author Biography)