Part I Wise and Otherwise Choices
1. Arthritis: Its Causes, Deficiencies, and Many Cures
2. Medicating Symptoms Versus Addressing the Cause of Disease
Part II Study the Cure Before Treating the Pain
3. The Healing Power of Natural Substances
4. The Fat/Oil/Cholesterol Debate
5. Nerve Interference and Degenerative Arthritis (Joint Care through Chiropractic)
6. Hormonal Deficiency Leading to Arthritis
7. Insurance for Natural Therapies
Epilogue: Intercepting Hereditary Traits
Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: Suggested Reading
Raquel Martin's other works include Preventing and Reversing Arthritis Naturallyand Today's Health Alternative.Judi Gerstung, D.C., is a chiropractor and radiologist with a special interest in the detection and prevention of osteoporosis.
"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 *