A comprehensive self-help program designed to prevent and reverse degenerative inflammatory diseases without drugs and their unwelcome side effects.
• The program in this book is designed to help millions who suffer from chronic arthritis pain to heal, rather than to just medicate their symptoms.
• Takes a holistic approach to finding the causes of arthritis pain and offers a self-help treatment program designed to heal the body from the inside out by incorporating medicinal herbs, nutritional supplements, exercise, diet, and chiropractic care.
• Raquel Martin is the author of the bestselling book The Estrogen Alternative.
Each year thousands of people struggling with the debilitating effects of arthritis hear their doctors say that they will just have to learn to live with the pain. After experiencing this firsthand, Raquel Martin was determined to find a better way. Together with Dr. Karen Romano, Martin developed a comprehensive self-help program designed to prevent and reverse degenerative inflammatory disease without drugs and their unwelcome or dangerous side effects. The authors show readers how to address the causes rather than medicate the symptoms of arthritis by implementing holistic lifestyle changes--from medicinal herbs, nutritional supplements, and natural hormone therapy to whole foods, exercise, and chiropractic care. Thoroughly researched and clearly presented, Preventing and Reversing Arthritis Naturally guides readers through the labyrinth of recent medical studies related to the effects and treatment of this disease. In addition, it discusses the exclusion of alternative therapies from most insurance coverage and provides advice on the action consumers can take to address this.
Part practical medical resource, part encouraging guide, Preventing and Reversing Arthritis Naturally will inspire all readers to take charge of all aspects of their health.
Raquel Martin’s experience of her own serious health problems taught her that the beneficial effect of chiropracti care could be reinforced by means of nutritional and hormonal rebalancing. She has since dedicated herself to spreading information about the need for safe natural alternative therapies, co-authoring The Estrogen Alternative and Preventing and Reversing Arthritis Naturally. She lives in Georgia.
Karen J. Romano, R.N., D.C., a resident of Georgia, is a chiropractor in private practice and has taught nutrition at Life University in Marietta.
Publisher: Healing Arts Press (November 1, 2000)
Length: 272 pages
"As an educator in the holistic health field who teaches 200-300 new students each year, I try to keep abreast of the vast number of new books that are constantly barraging the health arena. Every year my students ask me to recommend titles in various areas of holistic health and I need to know which select few in each field are the good ones. As both a Naturopath and Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist in private practice, I like to suggest books to my patients which are both informative, accurate, easy to read, and comprehensively cover their topic. Ever since I first discovered Raquel's book The Estrogen alternative , it has been my first choice for books to educate both students and patients on the topic of alternatives to prescription hormone replacement therapy. Well she's done it again. Her new book on natural therapies for arthritis is fantastic. Somehow, Raquel and her co-author, Dr. Karen Romano, have managed to supply the reader with a very useable amount of information in just about every single subject area related to arthritis. This book is an astounding encyclopedia of useable information and it succeeds in making every other book I have read on arthritis unnecessary. This one book has it all."
– David Getoff, Naturopath, Board certified clinical nutritionist and Educator, San Diego California
"Preventing & Reversing Arthritis Naturally: The Untold Story contains some practical information that can bring dramatic improvement to those suffering from arthritis. It is a 'user friendly' book that encourages and empowers the reader to find the cause of their joint disorders. The authors emphasize that in some cases there may be a need for a multi-disciplinary approach using natural therapies and not masking symptoms with pain killers and tranquilizers."
– John Hart, MD
"Preventing & Reversing Arthritis Naturally: The Untold Story by Raquel Martin and Dr. Karen Romano explain for us the basic ingredients necessary not only for good health in general, but specifically, for achieving freedom from arthritis.
In the fast-paced, and frequently artificial, lifestyles we live these days, most of us have lost or forgotten the peace, stamina and exuberance of truly healthy bodies and minds. Those 'vehicles of the spirit' have become congested, sluggish, and often painful.
Her fascinating description of nutrients, herbs phytonutrients), exercise, body therapies, stress management and sunlight is thorough, and well documented and referenced. But perhaps her most valuable contribution is the call for courage, personal responsibility and discipline; qualities innate in all of us, that must be nurtured and developed. Her personal experience and example attests to that, and these qualities combined with knowledge can lead any of us back naturally to our birthright of vibrant health.
The concept of natural hormone replacement explained in this book is 'an idea whose time has come'. It is a vital path to improving health and well-being.
Mrs. Martin and Dr. Romano also outlines strategies for making the most of our present medical-pharmaceutical-insurance-system and suggests ideas for compassionately making it better.
I enthusiastically recommend this book, not only for people with arthritis, but for anyone who wishes to explore new ways to achieve optimum health. I also recommend it to my colleagues who would like to learn more about nutrition, phytonutrients and alternative/complementary medicine."
– Ralph C. Lee, M.D. (Dr. Lee has promoted nutrition and preventive medicine in his family practice in
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