Table of Contents

Discovering Natural Healing1

Part One: Creating a Strong Foundation

Bottom-Line Basics for Healthy Eating11
Simple Suggestions for Daily Supplements21
Healthy Emotional Expression31
Mental Clarity 3434
Support Your Body’s Healing Energy 3535
Get Strength from Nature 3737
The Power of Mind-Body Medicine 3939

Part Two: Drug-Free Remedies for Common Ailments

What’s Safe to Treat at Home45
Acid Reflux (GERD)50
Acne51
Allergies/Hayfever52
Anxiety54
Arthritis57
Athlete’s Foot59
Back Pain60
Bedwetting63
Bleeding and Bruising65
Blisters66
Breastfeeding67
Burns and Sunburn68
Cancer Treatment, Side Effects of69
Canker Sores71
Colds and Nasal Congestion73
Constipation75
How to Make a Castor Oil Pack79
Coughs81
Cuts and Scrapes82
Diarrhea83
Ear Problems84
Earaches and Ear Infections85
Emotional First Aid87
Eye Problems88
Fatigue89
First Aid91
Flu92
Gas (Intestinal)94
Gout96
Hair, Thinning or Graying97
Hemorrhoids100
Herpes and Shingles102
Hormone Balancing for Women104
Insomnia106
Kidney Stones108
Menopause Symptoms110
Menstrual Cramps113
Migraines115
Muscle Cramps116
Nails: Cracked, Split, or Fungal117
Nausea and Vomiting118
Nerve Pain and Frazzled Nerves119
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia120
PMS121
Sciatica122
Splinters and Embedded Objects123
Sports Injuries125
Sprains and Strains126
Stings, Hives, and Itchy Skin127
Surgery: Pre-Op and Post-Op129
Teething130
Thumbsucking133
Tooth Problems134
Travel Tips136
Tummy Troubles and Food Poisoning138
Urinary Incontinence139
Urinary Tract Infections140
Varicose Veins144
Vision Problems145
Warts and Skin Tags146

Part Three: Stocking Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

Starting Your Natural Medicine Cabinet: The Short List151
Combination Remedies: Quick and Easy152
A Handful of Healing Herbs156
Flower Essences for Emotional Rescue160
Cell Salts for Gentle Mending and Strengthening168
Homeopathic Medicines: A Starter Set182

Part Four: How to Use Homeopathic Medicines

Buying Homeopathic Medicines and How to Use Them201
How Do the Remedies Work?212
What Does the Label Mean? 219
For More Information223

Part Five: Your Support System

Learn to Check for Yourself227
Find Your Kindred Spirits230
The “Internet Doctor”232
Partner with Your Primary Care Doctor234
Find a Holistic Health Care Professional237

The Journey Continues241