Canadian encyclopedia of natural cures

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THE CANADIAN

ENCYCLOPEDIA
OF

NATURAL
MEDICINE

THE CANADIAN

ENCYCLOPEDIA
OF

NATURAL
MEDICINE
SHERRY TORKOS, B.Sc. Phm.

John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.

Copyright © 2008 by Sherry Torkos All rights reserved. No part of this work covered by the copyright herein may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic or mechanical without the prior writtenpermission of the publisher. Any request for photocopying, recording, taping or information storage and retrieval systems of any part of this book shall be directed in writing to The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright). For an Access Copyright license, visit www.accesscopyright.ca or call toll free 1-800-893-5777. Care has been taken to trace ownership of copyright materialcontained in this book. The publisher will gladly receive any information that will enable them to rectify any reference or credit line in subsequent editions. Numerous product names appear throughout this book, most of which are registered trademarks, although the symbol is respectfully omitted.

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This publication contains the opinions and ideas of its author(s) and is designed to provideuseful advice in regard to the subject matter covered. The author(s) and publisher are not engaged in rendering medical, therapeutic, or other services in this publication. This publication is not intended to provide a basis for action in particular circumstances without consideration by a competent professional. The author(s) and publisher expressly disclaim any responsibility for any liability,loss, or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of this book. Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data Torkos, Sherry The Canadian encyclopedia of natural medicine / Sherry Torkos. Includes index. ISBN 978-0-470-83908-9 1. Naturopathy—Encyclopedias. 2. Self-care, Health. I. Title.RZ433.T67 2007 615.5’3503 C2007-900992-1

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CONTENTS

Foreword Acknowledgements Advisory Board Introduction – A Pharmacist’s Perspective: The Power of Natural Medicine in Modern Health Section I: Prescription for Successful Living Chapter 1: Macronutrients Chapter 2: Micronutrients Chapter 3: Functional Foods Chapter 4: 10 Principles of a HealthyDiet Chapter 5: Exercise for Better Health Chapter 6: The Importance of Sleep and Stress Management Section II: The Natural Pharmacy Chapter 7: Reference Guide to Dietary Supplements, Herbal Remedies, and Branded Ingredients Chapter 8: Principles of Safe Supplementing Chapter 9: Homeopathy by Dr. Bryce Wylde Section III: Common Health Concerns and Conditions Acid Reflux (GERD) Acne AllergicRhinitis Alzheimer’s Disease Anemia Anxiety Arthritis (Rheumatoid) Asthma

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vi | Contents Athlete’s Foot Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorders) Back Pain Bad Breath (Halitosis) Bladder Infection Bronchitis Burns Cancer Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cataracts Celiac Disease (GlutenIntolerance) Cervical Dysplasia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Venous Insufficiency Cold Sores Common Cold Congestive Heart Failure Constipation Crohn’s Disease and Colitis Depression Diabetes Diarrhea Diverticular Disease Ear Infections Eczema Endometriosis Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence) Fibrocystic Breasts Fibroids (Uterine) Fibromyalgia Flu Gallstones Glaucoma Gout Gum Disease Hair Loss Heart...
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