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OrderNow The Healing Power of Illness : The Meaning of Symptoms and How to Interpret Them
- by Thorwald Dethlefsen, Rudiger Dahlke
Expoloring the psychological and spiritual significance of symptoms and illnesses, rather more European than Asian in its consciousness, this fascinating book will sometimes be at variance with what is presented in Radical Healing, but will offer an interesting and stimulating contrast.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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Flower Essences: Reordering Our Understanding and Approach to Illness and Health
- by Machaelle Small Wright
Besides describing her own unique lines of vegetable flower essences and of rose essences (the latter are used primarily to ease the experience of dying), the author explains her system of using a simplified form of kinesiology (muscle testing) to confirm your choice of remedy. But the beauty of this book is the sense it gives of how the healing power of the flowers is communicated to the receptive person by the forces of nature.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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OrderNow The Holographic Universe
- by Michael Talbot
An easy-to-read introduction to the revolutionary import of the holographic model. This book, written by someone who has a knack for putting complex scientific principles into simple terms, will help you see how thinking holographically will make the world look like a different place.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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OrderNow Diet and Nutrition: A Holistic Approach
- by Rudolph Ballentine, MD
A comprehensive textbook of nutrition covering agricultural, biochemical, physiological, psychological and philosophical aspects of nutrition . Although this is a book on nutrition, It's based on an Ayurvedic conceptual framework. If you use it enough, you'll find you have a grasp on some basic Ayurvedic principles.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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When Antibiotics Fail Restoring the Ecology of the Body
- by Marc Lappe, Michael Schmidt (Introduction)
This book may serve as a prototype for critiquing the basic therapeutic tools of conventional medicine. In this case it is antibiotics that get the spotlight: their shortcomings and side effects, and the growing problem of resistant organisms are discussed at length, as well as alternative approaches to controlling infections.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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The Essential Book of Traditional Chinese Medicine Vol. 2
- by Liu Yanchi (Editor), Fang Tingyu (Translator), Chen Laidi (Translator), barb Gastel
The most authoritative, comprehensive, and well-organized book by a respected leader of traditional medicine in China that will be found in English. It is in two volumes, the first having to do with theory and the second with practice.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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OrderNow Science of Facial Expression
- by Louis Kuhne
The illustrations of "encumbrances" (accumulated wastes) and the descriptions of his system of diagnosing the parts of the body affected by the physiognomy are fascinating and still useful today.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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OrderNow Illustrated Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies
- by Philip M. Chancellor
This well-worn volume is still my favorite reference for the English essences. It accurately reflects the "generic" nature of the Bach remedies, whose scope seems to be broader than the many more specific remedies now available. At least that's the tone of Edward Bach's descriptions of the indications for his preparations, which this little book faithfully conveys. Non-illustrated version
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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Magic of the Minimum Dose
- by Dorothy Shepherd
A series of narrative vignettes that are wonderfully entertaining and yet educational, written by one of England's great homeopaths. A good way to approach the subject gently.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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Medicine on Trial : The Appalling Story of Ineptitude, Malfeasance, Neglect, and Arrogance
- by Charles B. Inlander, L. Levin, Edward Weiner
As the title says, this book is an expose of medical incompetence, a detailed documentation of the abuses, ineptitudes, and abungling that characterize modern medicine. All this is useful and important to have on record, but the book fails to address causes. In other words, the underlying approach to health and illness that allows this climate of abuse and mistreatment to develop is not discussed.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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OrderNow The New Holistic Herbal
- by David Hoffmann
By a well-known and respected contemporary herbalist, this is a compilation of information on American and European herbs from the perspective and in the terminology of the modern European herbal tradition.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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OrderNow Sacred Plant Medicine : Explorations in the Practice of Indigenous Herbalism
- by Stephen Harrod Buhner
This is the book quoted so extensively in Chapter 1 of Radical Healing, and the most successful work so far, I think, in capturing the spirit of what plants have meant in the Native American tradition.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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Essene Gospel of Peace : Book 1
- by Edmond B. Szekely
A lyrical, and apparently authentic, excerpt from early Christian teachings on the importance of cleansing to spiritual life. The title page says, "The Third Century Aramaic Manuscript and Old Slavonic Texts Compared, Edited and Translated" by Szekely -- who was a remarkable scholar and revered spiritual teacher. His widow established the Golden Door, perhaps the most refined (and expensive) spa in the world today.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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Matrix & Matrix Regulation : Basis for a Holistic Theory in Medicine
- by A. Pischinger, M.D.
Very detailed and technical treatment of the biochemic structure of the connective tissue: how it functions as a storage site as well as a major physiological integrator, and how it is accessed and altered by acupuncture.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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Live Food Juices
- by H.E. Kirschne
Case histories (and some photos) of patients treated with fresh juices. Very inspiring.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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OrderNow The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing
- by Gary Null
In a fashion similar to that of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, by Michael T. Murray, N.D. and Joseph E. Pissorno, N.D., Null discusses causes and symptoms of each of seventy-two major (mostly chronic and severe) disorders. He then offers what his research suggests are the best therapies for each, including diet, herbs, supplements, bodywork, homeopathy, acupuncture, psycho-spiritual practice, and exercise. In Section II, he discusses the rationale of each of twenty-five major holistic therapeutic approaches, such as choropractic, colon therapy, and chelation, and gives a number of case histories of patients who have benefited from each. The book is a labor of love, and besides its usefulness as a reference work, taken as a whole, it is a fairly accurate representation of what holistic medicine is at the moment "out in the trenches."
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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OrderNow A New Science of Life
- by Rupert Sheldrake
After a stint in India, where, he notes, that he "had many valuable discussions" and completed the first draft of this book, Sheldrake returned to England and completed his treatise on how something subtler shapes the physical manifestations of living beings. This subtler influence he terms a "morphogenic field," and proposes that such fields are molded by the form and behavior of past organisms of the same species through direct connetions across both space and time, what he calls "morphic resonance." In articulating this idea, he did for biology what Bohm did for physics, and this book stirs hope that Western science might at last outgrow its naive materialism. Not without resistance, however. Nature, one of Britain's most influential scientific periodicals, called this book "the best candidate for burning there has been for many years." Meanwhile, the equally prestigious New Scientist stated, "It is quite clear that one is dealing here with an important scientific inquiry into the nature of biological and physical reality."
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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OrderNow HIMALAYAN MOUNTAIN COOKERY: A Vegetarian Cookbook
- by Rudolph Ballentine, MD
The traditional recipes of the yogis, who designed the diet to balance the doshas and promote clarity of mind and health of body.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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OrderNow Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines : Safe and Effective Remedies for You and Your Family
- by Stephen Cummings, Dana Ullman (Contributor)
Even more extensive, this is the top-selling family homeopathic guidebook. It takes you stepwise through the selection of the correct remedy for common ailments and injuries.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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Psychosomatic Medicine : Its Principles and Applications (Norton Professional)
- by Franz Alexander, M.D.
This may not be the original book on psychosomatics, but it's the most classic. First published in 1950, it reflects the collective work of a group of psychoanalysts at the Chicago Institute. Seventeen years of observation and collaboration went into the still-fascinating and incisive formulations of the mental and emotional aspects of the commonly recognized psychosomatic diseases: peptic ulcer, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, asthma, and arthritis. Though the psychoanalytic point of view may be an obstacle for some readers, the book remains a gold mine of ideas and a foundation for much of the mind/body work going on today.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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The Clinician's Handbook of Natural Healing: The First Comprehensive Guide to Scientific Peer review Studies of Natural Supplements and Their Proven Treatment Values
- by Gary Null, Ph.D.
This huge volume follows a format similar to that of Wehrbach's above. The jacket flap says it covers more than 1.3 million studies. Null has been a tireless advocate of healthy living and the informed use of nutritional therapies and is something of a folk hero to many New Yorkers. He spent years and much money to put this information into the hands of the consumer.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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Raw Juice Therapy
- by John B. Lust
A classic.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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OrderNow Who Gets Sick : Thinking and Health
- by Blair Justice
A wide-ranging introduction to new concepts of mind/body interactions, the immune system, and how attitudes and psychological postures affect health. Chatty and written as though for the best-seller list, the book is extremely well documented, with hundreds of references to scientific literature.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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Fresh Vegetables and Fruit Juices
- by N. W. Walker, Dr. Norman W. Walker
Fasting is a basic cleansing technique, but in a population like ours, where there are widespread deficiencies of micronutrients, water fasts are dangerous and ill-advised. In such situations, juice fasts are very valuable. But fresh juices, prepared properly and made from the proper fruits and vegetables, are critical. Dr. Walker was a pioneer in this field, and the juicer he developed, the Norwalk, is the gold standard by which others are measured.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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Eating for A's : A Delicious 12-Week Nutrition Plan to Improve Your Child's Academic and Athletic Performance
- by Alexander Schauss, Barbara Friedlander Meyer, Arnold Meyer
How diet affects the academic performance of kids. A must for all parents and teachers.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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Colon Health Key to Vibrant Life
- by Dr. Norman W. Walker
Another colon-cleansing guide by "the Juice Doctor." Much information on the relation between colon toxicity and its effects on disorders of other organs.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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Dr. Schuessler's Biochemistry
- by J. B. Chapman
One of the few contemporary treatments of cell salts, with a materia medica and repertory.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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Cell Wall Deficient Bacteria
- by Gerald J. Domingue, Ph.D., ed.
This is the second most important book on the subject of cell-wall-deficient forms. The book is fascinating and encouraging for those dealing with many chronic diseases, where Domingue has found cell wall-deficient infections that can be cleared to produce cure.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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OrderNow Spontaneous Healing : How to Discover and Embrace Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself
- by Andrew Weil, M.D.
A best-seller, Weil's book is engaging and persuasive. It establishes many of the basic principles of holistic medicine which Radical Healing is built on.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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OrderNow Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine
- by Michael T. Murray, Joseph E. Pizzorno
This is a comprehensive textbook of naturopathic medicine as it is (at its best) practiced today. It's probably the closest thing to an outline of holistic medicine published, but still falls far short of the ideal. It's strong on commonsensical physiology, nutrition, detoxification, and a down-to-earth approach to such issues as immune function and liver support. Its weaknesses are in the areas of mind and energy, which will have to play a central role in holistic medical concepts. The best part of the book is 430 pages devoted to a natural (nutrition and herbs, especially) approach to sixty-two common disorders. Keep it on your desk. (The new edition seems to have more entries, but less depth for each.
- Reviewed by Rudolph Ballentine, MD

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