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Good medicine : safe, natural ways to solve over 75 common health problems
Holford, Patrick, author.
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London : Piatkus, 2014.
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466 pages ; 24 cm
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This fascinating, practical book is for everyone who values a natural approach to health. Good Medicine covers over 75 of the most common health problems and offers simple things you can do to prevent or reverse that health condition. They are all tried and tested and have been proven to work, both in clinical research but also in practice, with people like you. Each condition includes the following information:

* Five or six good medicine solutions - how each solution works and what you need to do
* Best and worst foods - which foods you should eat and those you should avoid
* Best supplements - the most appropriate supplements

You will also find revealing case studies and general advice on the habits that will help you stay healthy, from reducing your stress level to improving your diet and how to monitor which changes make the biggest difference to you. Covering everything from everyday ailments such as the common cold to more serious illnesses, this comprehensive book is the perfect guide to natural approaches to health.

Author Notes

Patrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, CNHCRP is a leading spokeman on nutrition in the media and is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London (Europe's leading training centre for nutritional therapists). He is the author of over 30 health books, translated into over 20 languages. Patrick is CEO of the Food for the Brain Foundation and director of the Brain Bio Centre, the foundation's treament centre. He is also an honorary fellow of the British Association of Nutritional Therapy and a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

Table of Contents

Guide to Abbreviations, Measures and Referencesp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 The A-Z of Common Diseasesp. 13
Acnep. 14
ADHD and Hyperactivityp. 19
Alcohol Dependence/Cravingsp. 26
Allergiesp. 31
Anginap. 38
Anxiety and Stressp. 44
Arthritisp. 50
Asthmap. 56
Autismp. 62
Bipolar Disorderp. 66
Bloating see Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Breast Cancerp. 70
Cancerp. 74
Candida/Thrushp. 82
Chronic Fatiguep. 88
Coeliac Diseasep. 95
Colds and Flup. 101
Colitis and Diverticulitisp. 106
Colorectal Cancerp. 110
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitisp. 114
Cystitisp. 122
Dementia and Alzheimer's Diseasep. 126
Depressionp. 132
Diabetes (Type-2)p. 137
Diverticulitis see Colitis and Diverticulitis
Dry Skinp. 142
Eating Disordersp. 147
Eczemap. 151
Eyesight Deteriorationp. 158
Fibromyalgiap. 164
Gastroenteritis (Stomach Bugs)p. 168
Goutp. 174
Gum Disease see Tooth Decay and Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Hay Feverp. 180
Headaches and Migrainep. 184
Heartburn see Indigestion and Heartburn
Heart Disease see Angina and High Blood Pressure
Helicobacter pylori see Stomach Ulcers and Helicobacter pylori Infection
Herpes and Shinglesp. 190
High Blood Pressurep. 195
High Cholesterolp. 202
Hives (Urticaria)/Rashesp. 208
Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction and Reduced Sex Drivep. 213
Indigestion and Heartburnp. 218
Infectionsp. 225
Infertilityp. 231
Insomniap. 236
Insulin Resistancep. 242
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)p. 247
Liver Disease, Hepatitis and Cirrhosisp. 252
Macular Degeneration see Eyesight Deterioration
Memory Lossp. 260
Menopausal Symptomsp. 261
Mouth Ulcersp. 267
Multiple Sclerosisp. 272
Muscle Cramps, Tremors and Spasmsp. 277
Nicotine Dependencep. 280
Osteoporosisp. 286
Parkinson's Diseasep. 292
Periodontal Disease see Tooth Decay and Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Periods-Irregular, Heavy or Painfulp. 297
Pernicious Anaemiap. 301
Pneumonia see Infections
Polycystic Ovariesp. 305
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)p. 311
Prostate Cancerp. 316
Prostate Enlargement and Hyperplasiap. 325
Schizophreniap. 330
Shingles see Herpes and Shingles
Sinus Problemsp. 338
Skin Cancerp. 342
Sleep Apnoea and Snoringp. 346
Smoking see Nicotine Dependence
Sore Throatp. 350
Stomach Bugs see Gastroenteritis (Stomach Bugs)
Stomach Ulcers and Helicobacter pylori Infectionp. 356
Strokep. 360
Tooth Decay and Periodontal (Gum) Diseasep. 367
Ulcerative Colitis see Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Underactive Thyroidp. 371
Urticaria see Hives (Urticaria)/Rashes
Weight Gain and Obesityp. 376
Part 2 Putting Good Medicine into Actionp. 385
1 The Low-GL Diet for Perfect Weight and Blood Sugar Controlp. 387
2 Increase Your Intake of Antioxidantsp. 402
3 Increase Your Intake of Essential Fatsp. 409
4 Improve Methylation and Lower Your Homocysteinep. 417
5 Personalise Your Supplement Programmep. 424
6 Reduce Your Stress Levelp. 430
Referencesp. 443
Resourcesp. 449
Indexp. 457

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