Invitation to holistic health : a guide to living a balanced life / Charlotte Eliopoulos, RN, ND, PhD, MPH, Specialist in Holistic Aging and Chronic Care, Past President, American Holistic Nurses Association
Book | Jones & Bartlett Learning | 2018 | Fourth edition.
Available at FVTC General Collection (R733.E425 2018)
xvii, 502 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Strengthening your inner resources -- Introduction to holistic health -- Healthful nutrition -- Exercise: mindfulness in movement -- Sleep and rest -- Immunity enhancement: mind/body considerations -- Flowing with the reality of stress -- Developing healthy lifestyle practices -- Growing healthy relationships -- Survival skills for families -- The spiritual connection -- Balancing work and life -- Promoting a healthy, healing environment -- Taking life lightly: humor the great alternative -- Taking charge of challenges to the body, mind, and spirit -- Understanding the hidden meaning of symptoms -- Working in partnership with your health practitioner: advocating for yourself -- Menopause: time of the wise woman -- Living fully with chronic conditions -- Addiction: diseases of fear, shame, and guilt -- Medication wisdom -- Surviving caregiving -- Safe use of complementary and alternative therapies -- Navigating the use of complementary and alternative therapies -- Alternative medical systems -- Nutritional supplements -- Herbal medicine -- Aromatherapy: common scents -- Mind-body therapies -- Manipulative and body-based methods -- Energy therapies.
Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life provides solid principles and proven measures to promote optimal health and well-being using a holistic approach. Divided into three parts: Strengthening Your Inner Resources, Developing Health Lifestyle Practices, and Taking Charge of Challenges to the Mind, Body, and Spirit, this easy-to-read guide it provides how-to information when dealing with a variety of health-related issues that includes, but is not limited to, nutrition, exercise, herbal remedies, and homeopathic remedies. The Second Edition as been completely revised and includes current research on the effectiveness and safety of herbs and other complementary and alternative medicine therapies. The chapter on Menopause has been updated to reflect current thinking about the safe use of estrogen replacement, soy products, and other approaches to manage symptoms and new suggested readings and resources have been provided for further exploration into topics. -- Provided by publisher.
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