This well-researched compendium by the author of The Healing Herbs provides an upbeat introduction to drug-free healing methods.
Subjects, covered in separate chapters, include acupuncture, low-fat eating, sleep, weight training, cognitive therapy, vitamins and minerals, yoga and supplementary cancer therapies (in the chapter "Complementary Cancer Care").
Quoting liberally from leading researchers and/or healers in the respective areas, Castleman describes the therapies and suggests how-to steps for applying them.
As is expected of Rodale's offerings, the prose is clear, straightforward and not marked by authorial personality. "Resources" is an annotated appendix listing information on books, magazines, newsletters, videos, products and national organizations pertaining to each topic.
This is a well-reasoned guide for those in need of DIY advice and rational explanations of alternative, non-pharmaceutical therapies.
Highly recommended for all popular health collections.