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Arthritis : An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide



Arthritis is not an inevitable part of growing old. Don’t suffer with pain and inflammation: you can reduce and even reverse the effects of arthritis naturally. Arthritis: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide shows you how to pinpoint the underlying factors leading to arthritis and then provides proven, nontoxic, and successful ways for you to heal or prevent it. Start with the alternative therapies in this book to revive stiff, tired joints and regain an active lifestyle.

An Illness like arthritis is not something you have to live with-alternative medicine has practical solutions for identifying and treating the underlying causes and can bring lasting relief to arthritis sufferers. Many people have learned this the hard way, living with discomfort, pain, and inflammation for years before discovering that there is another option. Alternative medicine recognizes that arthritis does not have one cause, but multiple factors that together overload your body systems. Looking at illness and health in this way makes for more effective treatment than the single-cause focus of conventional medicine. In this book, you will learn that once you identify the hid­den factors that are combining to produce your arthritis, you can treat each one and permanently eliminate joint pain and inflammation. Patient success stories throughout the book provide practical details on how others were able to reverse their arthritis.


Today, an estimated 43 million Americans have some form of arthritis-rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or infectious arthritis. That’s one in every six people, making it one of the most prevalent chronic health problems. For many arthritis sufferers, the disease limits their everyday activities and movements­ walking or even buttoning a shirt can be a painful experience. And it’s estimated that arthritis costs $65 billion per year in health-care costs and lost work time. Conventional medicine offers nons­teroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, and other drug treatments that may temporarily relieve arthritis symptoms, but also introduce side effects that may actually accelerate the destruction of cartilage in the joints.

Alternative medicine physicians, on the other hand, focus on finding the root causes, rather than merely trying to alleviate symptoms. In this book, Eugene R. Zampieron, N.D., A.H.G., and Ellen Kamhi, Ph.D., R.N., H.N.C., show you how to prevent and reverse arthritis using safe, noninvasive, and proven alternative therapies. Alternative medicine looks at the whole person, considering the individual’s symptoms, health history, diet, and underlying imbalances. You can then use a combination of alternative treatments to heal these underlying causes leading to arthritis, bringing lasting relief, not a simple masking of symptoms. This is the basic principle of alternative medicine and the reason why it succeeds where conventional medicine often fails in the treatment of chronic disease.

Drs. Zampieron and Kamhi have years of experience treating arthritis and will show you how to keep your joints healthy and, if you already have arthritis, how you can reverse it. You’ll learn more about these self-help options:


  • The Arthritis Diet-how to avoid foods that aggravate arthritis and increase foods that nourish joints and support healing (includes arthritis-friendly recipes).
  • Safe and effective pain-stoppers-herbs and nutrients, vitamins and minerals, cartilage-building supplements, and homeopathic remedies.
  • Exercises and effective physical therapies to improve joint flexibility and relieve pain and stiffness.
  • The role of stress in arthritis and effective mind/body therapies to cope with stress.

This book is here to tell you that you don’t have to live with pain and inflammation, or with a continuing cycle of drugs and their side effects. By treating what is actually causing the condition, not only can arthritis be reversed but your overall health will be improved. God bless.
-Burton Goldberg



Alternative Medicine Magazine’s Definitive Guide to Weight Loss: 10 Healthy Ways to Permanently Shed Unwanted Pounds


Dr. Ellen Kamhi outlines a complete weight-loss and weight-management program that features detoxification, eating a whole-foods diet, choosing the right fats, kicking food addictions, and getting and staying motivated. In the face of fad diets, this authoritative and commonsense guide helps each dieter create a healthier lifestyle and a slimmer figure in the process.

Alternative Medicine magazine’s extensively updated guide to losing weight and keeping it off. Includes new ideas for overcoming every diet challenge, from a sluggish thyroid to sugar cravings. Featuring 20 healthy recipes, a menu-based eating plan to jump start the diet, and effective at-home exercises.







The Natural Medicine Chest: Natural Medicines to Keep You and Your Family Thriving Into the Next Millennium



This is an illustrated guide which provides the history, description, research and tests of over 50 healing herbs and foods.


Do you know:

  • The plant that can take the place of a first-aid kit?
  • The best herbs for pregnancy and labor?
  • The plant that is a remedy for asthma?
  • The culinary spice that is safer than aspirin and works on nausea better than Dramamine?
  • The leaf that can substitute for sugar?


From aloe vera to wild yams, The Natural Medicine Chest thoroughly covers each healing element that Nature has given us.


A clear explanation of botanical herbal medicine as practiced in this country. While the authors make clear that these substances can offer real benefit, they make equally and often inadvertently clear that self-diagnosis and treatment is not a reliable route to take. Naturopath Zampieron and Kamhi (a nurse with a doctorate in public health) give a brief, accurate history of botanical medicine in America including a fresh outlook on Andrew Carnegie’s “medical thug,” Abraham Flexner (Flexner’s 1910 Carnegie-funded report on medical education is revered in the allopathic establishment as a cornerstone of our current medical education and treatment systems, but it stopped the development of herbalism and other alternative therapies cold). Many herbalists work under the supervision of a licensed medical practitioner; interested readers can follow guidelines here for tracking down such herbalists. The authors discuss safety: natural does not mean safe, they point out, and give careful alerts as to interactions between herbal and pharmaceutical drugs, as well as the possibilities for abuse and allergic reactions. After describing what is known of the medicinal components found in herbs and how they are extracted to form useful preparations, Zampieron and Kamhi describe an extensive list of herbs and other plants (aloe, St. John’s Wort, parsley; also bananas, guava, pineapple, among many others). Intriguing and well-presented.



The Natural Guide to Great Sex: Improve Your Love Life with Nature’s Alternatives to HRT and Viagra


The Natural Guide to Great Sex by Ellen Kamhi is a comprehensive aid to help you enjoy the fullest sex life possible using tried-and-tested natural alternatives. It combines potent sexual rituals, natural aphrodisiacs, and traditional energy techniques to enhance your sex life without the need for chemicals such as Viagra or HRT.

You’ll find out how to text essential hormone levels, and how, if necessary, to boost them naturally. You?ll discover simple recipes for natural aphrodisiacs that include herbs, nuts, and spices. Step-by-step text helps you to follow easy exercises that will boost your sexual energy. Ancient Tantric and Taoist lovemaking rituals are described to enhance performance and to put you in touch with the spiritual side of your sexuality. The sensual side to lovemaking is fully explored with advice on using aromatherapy, music and sound, erotic visualization, and massage. A fascinating color test will help you identify the kind of lover you are.

Beautifully illustrated, informative, and accessible, this book is an essential guide for men and women who wish to enjoy satisfying and life-enhancing sexuality. This book offers completely natural alternatives to products like HRT and Viagra-providing information on herbs, massage techniques, foods, exercises, and atmosphere enhancers that truly work.


Among the many topics the author discusses are:

* How hormone levels affect sexual wellness
* Easy ways to measure hormone levels
* Nature’s hormone enhancing remedies and how to use them
* Love-making rituals to create sexual magic
* Natural herbal aphrodisiacs for men and women
* Natural ways of enhancing orgasm
* Sex as spiritual communion



The Cycles of Life: Herbs for the Five Stages of a Woman’s Life



A Woman’s life runs on cycles – monthly cycles, hormone cycles, love cycles… infant, toddler, adolescent, mother, grandmother, and crone. These cycles cause changes in women both mentally and physically. Herbs and energy techniques can help to create balance and aid the body and mind throughout these cycles

Cycles of Life by Ellen Kamhi, Ph.D R.N. is a tremendously helpful, instructive resource for girls and women interested in natural, herbal aids for female health concerns including: menarche, fibroids, PMS, infertility, sexuality, pregnancy, menopause, and more!Throughout the beginning of the book Dr. Kamhi explains the female physiology. She describes in depth the various cycles that women will experience throughout their lives and how hormones affect these cycles. Her suggestions and recipes for natural remedies will help correct both small and large imbalances that may occur. The second half of Cycles of Life is a more detailed explanation of the herbs including history, folklore and recommendations for dosing. Dr. Kamhi’s detailed explanations along with precautions for using specific herbs will enhance the readers’ knowledge of each herb and why they are helpful.


The final section of this book deals with balancing and harmonizing the body though circadian rhythms and energy. It offers suggestions on how to influence your energy field and help balance your cycles through music, meditation and essence remedies.

Cycles of Life will help women ease the journey through the different stages in their lives. Its comprehensive look into natural remedies will offer alternate solutions for women who are suffering from conditions such as: acne, cramps, morning sickness, hot flashes and many more.