The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods: Proven Natural Remedies to Treat and Prevent More Than 80 Common Health Concerns

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Rodale, Jun 23, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 416 pages
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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).

 

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Contents

Eating for Optimal Health
10
Dukes Dozen
16
Making the Most of What You Eat
31
Altitude Sickness 40 Angina 43 Asthma 46 Athletes Foot 54 Backache
57
Bad Breath 62 Bladder Infections 66 Body Odor 71 Bronchitis 73 Bruises 80 Burns 83 Bursitis 88 Canker Sores
94
Diarrhea
151
Dry Mouth
159
Fatigue
167
Hangover
201
Headaches
209
Heart Disease
218
Hemorrhoids
224
High Blood Pressure
232
Hives
241
Insect Bites and Stings
247
Intermittent Claudication
254

Flatulence Gas
175
Gallstones and Kidney Stones
184
Gingivitis
190
Index
262
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James A. Duke, PHD, held several posts in his more than three decades with the US Department of Agriculture, including chief of the Medicinal Plant Resources Laboratory. He is the author of numerous scholarly and popular books, including the bestseller The Green Pharmacy, and is on the board of advisors for Prevention. He resides in Fulton, Maryland.

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