Foreword xv Introduction 1 Part I: Stepping into the Wonderful World of Natural Cures 5 Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Natural Cures 7 Chapter 2: Adopting a Natural Cures Diet and Lifestyle 17 Chapter 3: Sampling Different Approaches to Natural Cures 39 Part II: Curing Common Maladies: Trustworthy Treatments at Your Fingertips 65 Chapter 4: Treating Injuries and Minor Ailments 67 Chapter 5: Coughing and Sneezing? Curing Nose and Throat Conditions 85 Chapter 6: Combating Flus, Colds, and Infections 91 Chapter 7: Healing Skin, Hair, Scalp, and Nail Conditions 105 Chapter 8: Tuning In to Ear Problems 133 Chapter 9: Ogling Eye and Vision Problems 147 Chapter 10: Addressing Mouth and Dental Conditions 159 Chapter 11: Kicking Leg and Feet Conditions to the Curb 169 Chapter 12: Addressing Common Kiddie Health Issues 183 Chapter 13: Alleviating Allergies, Asthma, and Food Sensitivity/Intolerance 193 Chapter 14: Battling Digestive, Urinary, and Bowel Conditions 205 Chapter 15: Restoring Back, Joint, and Muscle Health 225 Chapter 16: Putting Sleep Issues to Bed 235 Chapter 17: Tackling Chronic Health Conditions 245 Chapter 18: Targeting Adrenal and Thyroid Conditions 271 Chapter 19: Addressing Sexual and Reproductive Health Conditions 281 Chapter 20: Dealing with Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Issues 307 Part III: The Part of Tens 325 Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Get the Most Out of Natural Medicine 327 Chapter 22: Ten Rules of the Road 333 Chapter 23: Ten Natural Cure Maxims 339 Part IV: Appendixes 345 Appendix A: Vitamins and Minerals 347 Appendix B: Nutritional Supplements 355 Appendix C: Natural Hormones 369 Appendix D: Herbs 373 Appendix E: Homeopathic Remedies 385 Appendix F: Aromatic Essential Oils 389 Index 397
Dr. Scott J. Banks has been in clinical practice for more than 30 years. In 2013, Banks joined an elite group Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioners. He is uniquely trained in the Functional Medicine model to identify and treat the root causes of illness, disease, and chronic disorders. Joe Kraynak has authored and co-authored numerous books.