by Phyllis Balch
There are six good reasons to acquire and study this book. It can be used:
- To improve the quality of your physical life, i.e., to give more energy, make you more relaxed, etc.
- To protect your health from declining.
- In the healing of various illnesses, injuries and a broad array of conditions.
- In conjunction with mainstream medicine (and it should be).
- To help heal the people around you.
- To lessen our demands on the publice healthcare system, thereby making it more resilient.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing is divided into three sections. Part One describes each of the nutritional elements that contributes to health: good food, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, enzymes, and herbs, each with its own description, uses, and general dietary and supplemental recommendations. Part Two is what I have found really useful, and it represents about three-quarters of the book: a comprehensive list of disorders ranging from aging, anxiety, cancer, the common cold, lupus, heart disease, PMS, insect bite, and hepatitis, to name just a few, each with its own description, causes, symptoms, and so forth. This is followed by an array of nutritional recommendations, graded from essential to very important to helpful, including herbal suggestions and other practices. It is then up to you and your doctor or naturopath to figure out your own healing path. In Part Three, there is a brief description of a broad range of alternative remedies and therapies, which I found too brief to be useful. However, some people may find this to be a "door opener" to new healing approaches.
Prescription to Nutritional Healing was over 25 years in the making and is over 700 pages in length. It is a wonderful tool for beginning to take greater control of your health. Highly recommended.
P.S. If you are looking for a way to integrate a broad array of alternative wellness and healing practices, you might want to check out 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil. Also highly recommended.