Books on Holistic
Health


African Holistic Health - Llaila O. Afrika 2004

Amazon Synopsis: "A great amount of research in a highly organized manner. It is of vital importance to the African-American and the world community. This information is essential for professionals and everyone to utilize in lifestyle and to self." (William Richardson, M.D., Atlanta Clinic for Preventive Medicine, GA)


The American Holistic Medical Association Guide to Holistic Health: Healing Therapies for Optimal Wellness - The American Holistic Medical Association and Larry Trivieri Jr. 2001

Amazon Synopsis: A Complete and Comprehensive Guide to Holistic Treatment

"Larry Trivieri beautifully illuminates the full spectrum of natural healing approaches, highlighting the unifying themes and distinctive features of health systems around the world and across the ages. This book is a valuable resource for individuals interested in their personal well being, as well as health professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of holistic medicine."-David Simon, M.D., Medical Director, the Chopra Center for Well Being, Author, Vital Energy and Return to Wholeness

Find reputable practitioners and put proven healing therapies to work in your life with this informative and reliable guide to holistic medicine and its primary treatment methods, including:

  • Nutritional Medicine
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Mind-Body Medicine
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medicine


Diet and Nutrition: A Holistic Approach - Rudolph Ballentine 2007

Amazon Synopsis: A holistic and comprehensive overview of nutrition including Eastern and Western perspectives.


Holistic Anatomy: An Integrative Guide to the Human Body - Pip Waller 2010

Amazon Synopsis: Complementary and alternative approaches to health and medicine have become increasingly widespread as the limits of conventional treatments become more apparent. Holistic Anatomy presents an authoritative study of anatomy, physiology, and pathology but expands the discussion by connecting the science of the body to a variety of alternative modalities to explore how human beings exist within—and interact with—their environment, and how they experience existence in emotional and spiritual terms.

Basic scientific terminology and detailed descriptions are interwoven with informal, sometimes humorous observations, facts, and ideas about life. The mechanisms, structure, and functions of the body are explored, along with how they relate to spiritual and energetic paradigms, emotions, and ecological principles. The first half of the book covers basic anatomy and physiology, describing each major system of the body and how they interrelate. This part includes a thoughtful discussion of aging and the dying process. The second half focuses on models of health and disease, both traditional and holistic. Topics include western pathology, emotional health, five element medicine, and the spiritual cause for disease.


Holistic Lifestyle: A Layman's Guide to Eating and Living Your Way to Better Health and Happiness - Anne Hunt 2010

Amazon Synopsis: "Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you." Holistic Lifestyle: A Layman's Guide to Eating and Living Your Way to Better Health and Happiness This is the guide that you have been waiting for, dreaming of and desperately needing to put you on a path to eating healthy that utilizes a simple program that you set up and then watch week by week the pounds vanish and your energy increase. It was created out of necessity and desperation. My husband had to have open heart surgery when he turned 42. He also had four subsequent stent placements. After the last one he decided that he wanted to change his life to become healthier. So, the two of us went on a quest to find some magic plan to become healthier that we could actually live with. He did not want to eat tofu, nuts and twigs and I did not want to have to be a gym rat. We searched for a plan that would fit our lifestyle. But, nothing really seemed right for us or gave enough instructions to cover everything.

What to do? Being a nurse, massage therapist, Reiki Master and Clinical Aroma Therapist I knew about many different modalities that influence our health. But, nothing seemed to pull it all together in one nice and easy to follow format. That was the beginning of this journey. I wanted a resource book that looked at everything, diet, exercise, stress management/reduction, how to cook, what to cook, what to wear, what to clean my house and body with, in a word one manual that encompassed all aspects of life to obtain mental, physical and spiritual health. This is a little bit about everything. I do not claim to be an expert on life or how to live it. What I have done is compiled all the things that have helped me in the past and that continue to help me to improve myself and my health. My goal was to have a resource guide that contained everything that I would need in order to obtain optimal health. - Anne Hunt


How to Live Forever - Barry Burnett 2012

Amazon Synopsis: Meet David Black, a young family doc whose solo practice has spectacularly tanked. So has his marriage; the two are not unrelated. His best friend, Oz, wants him to reinvent himself, offering their fellow Boulderites everything they need to live forever (or at least long enough for Oz to profit and retire). David balks. At first. What follows is a romp of a read, a comedy with heart - from the characters who staff the new clinic to pursuit by pheromone-crazed wildlife, a literal cliff-hanger, and the love that, in the end, might save him.

Come visit the exotic New-Age mecca of Boulder, Colorado, and get to know: David, hapless idealist and reluctant hero, Junie Blanche, Ph.D. candidate and New Orleans immigrant, Oz Garcia, entrepreneur and Master of Bad Habits, Shriana, organic beauty and trophy wife aspirant, Don Gilmore, hypochondriac and hemp magnate, Cyrus P. Flint, slowly expiring longevity scientist, Miss Paula and Dr. Biggs, fearsomely muscular HGH hawkers, Beatriz Hanacanahuolipalipalulu, Kava Kava smuggler... ...and, of course, the happy but complicated staff of the Forever Clinic - Dr. Quinn Quinn, former health guru and cross-dressing fugitive, Nancy Ouvenstrasser, lonely masseuse and closet intellectual, Adeline and Thomas Thinna, starving diet & fitness pros, and Howie Krishna, Yogitation instructor and Real Thing.

(Warning: while local statutes prohibit the distribution of How To Live Forever as a wellness and longevity guide, there remains the danger that the reader might absorb one if not more aspects of its alarmingly Reasonable Approach to Semi-Optimal Health.)


Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals - Cyndie Koopsen and Caroline Young 2008

Amazon Synopsis: Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals serves as a comprehensive resource on integrative health modalities. Perfect for both health care professionals and as a textbook for students, this text explores the discipline of integrative health care as a person-centered and person-empowering approach to health care, combining treatments from conventional medicine and clinically proven complementary and alternative medicine to address the body, mind, and spirit, as well as the environment and relationships with others.


Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life, Second Edition - Charlotte Eliopoulos 2009

Amazon Synopsis: Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life provides solid principles and proven measures to promote optimal health and well-being using a holistic approach. Divided into three parts: Strengthening Your Inner Resources, Developing Health Lifestyle Practices, and Taking Charge of Challenges to the Mind, Body, and Spirit, this easy-to-read guide it provides how-to information when dealing with a variety of health-related issues that includes, but is not limited to, nutrition, exercise, herbal remedies, and homeopathic remedies.

The Second Edition as been completely revised and includes current research on the effectiveness and safety of herbs and other complementary and alternative medicine therapies. The chapter on Menopause has been updated to reflect current thinking about the safe use of estrogen replacement, soy products, and other approaches to manage symptoms and new suggested readings and resources have been provided for further exploration into topics.


Natural Health, Natural Medicine: The Complete Guide to Wellness and Self-Care for Optimum Health - Andrew Weil 2004

Amazon Synopsis: The bible of natural medicine--(Larry Dossey, M.D.), Natural Health, Natural Medicine is a comprehensive resource for everything you need to know to maintain optimum health and treat common ailments. This landmark book incorporates Dr. Weil's theories of preventive health maintenance and alternative healing into one extremely useful and readable reference, featuring general diet and nutrition information as well as simple recipes, answers to readers' most pressing questions, a catalogue of home remedies, invaluable resources, and hundreds of practical tips.

This new edition includes up-to-the-minute scientific findings and has been expanded to provide trustworthy advice about low-carb diets, hormone replacement therapy, Alzheimer's, attention deficit disorder, reflux disease, autism, type 2 diabetes, erectile dysfunction, the flu, and much more.


Opportunities in Holistic Health Care Careers - Gillian Tierney 2006

Amazon Synopsis: This book offers:

  • · The latest information on the Holistic Health Care field
  • Training and educational requirements for each career
  • Salary statistics for different positions within Holistic Health Care
  • Up-to-date professional and internet resources


The Self-care Guide to Holistic Medicine: Creating Optimal Health - Robert S. Ivker, Robert Anderson and Larry Trivieri 2000

Amazon Synopsis: This indispensable home reference presents alternative and mainstream therapies side-by-side, providing full treatment programs for ailments ranging from backaches and migraines, to arthritis and common colds.




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