From essential oils to specialized diets, holistic medicine offers up a host of do-it-yourself cures. Our favorite books on the subject explore innovative solutions and organic, noninvasive remedies for everything from major viruses to diabetes. Keep scrolling for a rundown of reads to keep you in perfect health.
Odds are you have heard lore of Dr. John Sarno’s New York Times best seller, Mind Over Back Pain. Spoiler alert: The thesis is that pain is in the mind. Taking a deep dive into the psychology of pain and illness, The Mindbody Prescription explores the underlying cause of conditions for everything from migraines to tendonitis. The renowned physician cites repressed emotions and repetitive stress as the root causes of pain, offering an innovative solution without surgery or drugs. Powerful stuff.
The most potent herbal medicine on the market, oregano oil, boasts a wildly impressive host of uses. This ingenious book by Dr. Cass Ingram offers cures for everything from killer infections to headaches. Readily available on the shelf of your local health food store, the potent herb, taken in capsule or oil form, is practically a full medicine cabinet in a bottle.
Another all-natural read, documenting the natural healing powers of chaga mushrooms and wild birch bark, this powerful book by Dr. Cass Ingram offers potent plant-based remedies. From anti-inflammatory properties to arthritis-fighting agents, wild chaga mushrooms and wild birch bark collectively help to boost the immune system, prevent disease, lower blood pressure, and potentially reverse serious conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, and cancer.
This book by A. True Ott highlights the vital importance of minerals and pure water for the body to function properly. Used as a nutrition textbook in universities around the globe, it features practical advice including information on how to utilize minerals to cure a variety of health problems. Ott also shines a light on the three most ubiquitous toxins in modern society: fluoride, chloride, and artificial sweeteners.
In this inspired read for anyone suffering from chronic health conditions, Dr. Sherry Rogers explores the body’s ability to regenerate and cure upon elimination of toxins and chemicals in the body. Rogers offers solutions for detoxifying the body of everything from heavy metals to mega chemicals. It is a wildly informative read that covers everything from cancer and remission to an essential understanding of the immune and digestive systems.
Heart disease is among the most prevalent and common health conditions today. Dr. Rogers’s book offers methods to reverse heart conditions without the use of drugs. Exploring alternative treatments—including herbology, acupuncture, and holistic medicine—the diverse modalities offer a potentially safer and healthier alternative to pharmaceuticals.
Best-selling author Dr. Joel Wollach’s Epigenetics has been hailed as a modern-day update to Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Known for his groundbreaking work going up against the medical system to expose fraud, Wollach offers a vast knowledge of corrupt healthcare monopolies that alone is worth a read. Filled with recommendations and ingenious findings, his work explores the lifestyle choices that trigger disease and how to reverse and prevent the effects.
The New York Times best seller by renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D., explores the link between carbohydrates and brain health. Perlmutter breaks down the effects of whole grains on brain cells, asserting that even presumed “healthy” grains can lead to dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, and depression. He goes on to explain how to adjust the following through a controlled diet, without the use of drugs.
Dr. Amanda L. Lukes, D.C., walks you through a simple yet comprehensive guide to essential oils. Her research is easily digestible, detailed, and complemented by beautiful artwork. A perfect go-to reference for at-home holistic remedies, it’s a must-have for anyone using essential oils as holistic medicine.
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