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Personal empowerment with health issues is extremely important to me, coming from my own experiences dealing with chronic and mysterious health issues. No matter how competent and trusted your medical doctor, you should make a point to learn as much as you can about what ails you. That way you can better understand what is recommended and why and ask really good questions. Here are some of the books and other resources that have helped me along the way.

Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. Michael Murray, N.D. and Joseph Pizzorno, N.D. Prima Publishing 1991. This great book has important natural healing guidelines for all common ailments. Be sure you have this or something similar on your bookshelf for easy reference.

Debra’s Natural Gourmet. I am blessed with a fantastic natural foods store in my area where I can purchase high quality supplements and organic food. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful at a level that I’ve not experienced anywhere else. Adam Stark provides commentary on health issues and supplements every month in their newsletter. Check out Adam’s Corner. Here are some specific articles I would recommend:
How to Research Health and Medical Information
The Top 10 Health Misconceptions

Supermarket Remedies, Cass Ingram, DO, Judy Kay Gray, MS, Knowledge House, 1998. I just love this book and open its pages often. Unlike most books on nutrition, it is not at all about what NOT to eat, and all about what TO EAT and why. Food really can be medicine for you. I’ve been amazed at the effectiveness of these supermarket remedies.

The Complete Book of Water Therapy, Dian Dincin Buchman, Keats 1994. Sometimes the simplest treatments are the best.

Hypoglycemia: A Better Approach, Paavo Airola, PhD, Health Plus 1977.

Adrenal Fatigue, The 21st Century Stress Syndrome, James Wilson, ND, DC, PhD, Smart Publications 2001.

Premenstrual Syndrome Self-Help Book, Susan Lark, MD, Celestial Arts 1984.

The Menopause Self Help Book, Susan Lark, MD, Celestial Arts 1990.

Pain-Free Living, All-Natural Drug-Free Relief for Everything that Hurts, Doug Dollemore and the editors of Prevention, Rodale 2000.

About Allergies

The Allergy Self-help Cookbook, Marjorie Hurt Jones, RN, Rodale 1984.  I almost never follow a recipe, but it sure helps to have some guidelines, especially when you are trying to avoid common ingredients.

Sinus Survival, The Holistic Medical Treatment for Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds, and Sinusitis, Robert S. Ivker, DO, Tarcher/Putnam 1995.  A very comprehensive resource.  Strongly recommended.

Allergy Relief & Prevention, A Doctor’s Complete Guide to Treatment and Self-Care, Jacqueline Krohn, MD, Frances A. Taylor, MA, Erla Mae Larson, RN, Hartley and Marks, 1996.

Toxins and Detoxification

To start learning about toxins in our environment, check out this 16-minute video on the internet, Contaminated Without Consent.

The article "Facing our Toxic Ignorance" is also available on the internet.  This summary and analysis of research helped me make the case to persuade my condo association to switch to organic lawn care.

Our Toxic World, A Wake-up Call by Doris J. Rapp, M.D., 2004, Medical Research Foundation.  This important book includes how to tell if chemicals are damaging your body, brain, behavior and sex and what you can do about it.

Dietrich Klinghardt is a very highly regarded authority at the cutting edge of innovative and effective methods for treating chronic illness.  Heavy metal detoxification plays a primary role in his treatment protocols. You may also notice that he incorporates energy psychology and Hellinger constellation work in his approach to healing.  Check out his website www.neuraltherapy.com. Downloadable articles and protocols are available there.

I was able to detox from mercury poisoning primarily through the use of clay baths in my own bathtub.  This is a very gentle and inexpensive approach to detoxification that is often unknown or overlooked by health practitioners.   For more information, check out www.magneticclay.com.

You might want to check out The Detox Strategy, (dvd) recently shown on PBS. I caught some of this on TV and found it valuable, although I wouldn’t tell people that they can detox in five “easy” steps. In my own experience, the process isn’t always easy. But it’s very important that the general public take the whole idea of toxicity and detoxification seriously and begin to move in the right direction.

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