Hormones Not THE Problem: An Interview with Dr. John R. Lee

When John R. Lee, MD, was a young doctor with a family practice in northern California, he discovered the truth about women and hormones and breast cancer. That subject became his lifework and 30 years later, he is still speaking out to audiences of women around the country, maintaining a detailed and Web site (www.johnleemd.com), […]

Cancer and Natural Medicine: A Textbook of Basic Science and Clinical Research

In the preface of this book, the author, John Boik, states that he had written the book because he had looked for a book like it and it did not exist. I know of no other book like it, because it has undertaken to critically describe what we know scientifically about the uses of natural […]

Big Guns and Gentle Healers: Combining Eastern and Western Remedies for Coping with Cancer

Talking with a friend some time ago, I told her I’d written a book that blends a review of international scientific literatures with personal narrative, sociological analyses with recipes. Despite knowing that the topic of this book is my son’s experiences with cancer, she laughed. It amused me too. Recipes? However, I wanted to tell […]

Double Vision: An East-West Collaboration for Coping with Cancer

The purpose of life threatening disease is very difficult for any of us to fathom. It is hard for us to see how pain and suffering can lead to anything that is worthwhile, let alone educational. However, our master teachers keep exorting us to look upon pain and suffering as the greatest of the teachers. […]

Our Soil is Our Health

Today scientists and agronomists are discovering what farmers have known all along – our health depends on the soil. In the 1950s, a French scientist, Andre Voisin wrote a book entitled Soil, Grass & Cancer, summarizing his study of the influence of the soil on the metabolism of the living cell. He found that soil […]

Beneficial Berries

With so many berries coming into season, spring and summer is the perfect time to incorporate berries into our everyday lives. Besides tasting delicious, they are a great source of many important nutrients including vitamin C, potassium, iron and fiber. Strawberries have the most vitamin C (1/2 cup provides 70% or the RDA). Many berries […]

Cordyceps: A Medicinal Mushroom with Countless Uses

Before moving to Oregon almost three years ago, my friend and I participated in a mycological foray at the Washington Crossing State Park in Western Jersey. After an hour and little to show for our foraging efforts, we were about to lose hope when we finally came across three super-sized Grifola. I couldn’t carry the […]

Adaptogens: New Conceptions and Uses, Personal Insights and Recent Advances

The Impact of Stress on Health Though the current model of conventional medicine would have us think otherwise, humans, like plants, and all living beings, differ from machines and are not meant to merely function. We are living in a mechanistic world, that turns us more into functioning machines, rather than the spirited beings that […]

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