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Book Review: Healing Remedies: More Than 1,000 Natural Ways to Relieve Common Ailments by Lydia Wilen and Joan Wilen

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Healing Remedies: More Than 1,000 Natural Ways to Relieve Common Ailments, from Arthritis and Allergies to Diabetes, Osteoporosis, and Many Others by Lydia Wilen and Joan Wilena is an excellent treatise on how to use natural foods to bolster the immune system and provide nutrients. In addition, the author provides specific nutrients and natural remedies to include in the dietary regimen like cod liver oil and vitamins A,C,E and D.

These remedies include classic ones passed down over the centuries, as well as more modern discoveries by practicing physicians. For instance, Wilen explains how red wine helps conditions like artherosclerosis by possibly reducing arterial plaque. Two apples a day can be helpful in reducing blood pressure to more normal levels.

Oil of fennel and anise are excellent tonics for alleviating bronchitis. Banaba leaf, gymnema sylvestre, alpha lipoic acid, chromium, magnesium and Vitamin D are very helpful in normalizing glucose levels according to Wilen.

Reducing blood pressure may be achieved by drinking raw beet juice. Salba is known to reduce blood pressure along with reductions in the C-reactive protein. Salba may be helpful with reducing inflammation associated with colorectal cancer.

Muscle pain can be managed with cayenne pepper, according to Wilen. Parsley tea is a classic for dealing with urinary issues. A week long absorption of raisins in gin may help with the pain symptoms of arthritis. Fresh string beans also help with arthritis. Green tea and apple cider vinegar help to make the body smell fresher. (sort of a natural deodorant)

Wilen advises consumers with hair loss issues to limit animal fat in the diet, as well as salt intake. The author also indicates how to treat things like snake bites with wet salt on the bite prior to going to the emergency room.

Healing Remedies: More Than 1,000 Natural Ways to Relieve Common Ailments, from Arthritis and Allergies to Diabetes, Osteoporosis, and Many Others is an excellent book on the details of eating well and taking things like supernutrients to maintain health and wellness. Implementation of these simple protocols could go far in reducing the need for health care interventions in the public and private systems throughout the United States and the world.

Vitamins, foods and nutrients in the daily diet should be discussed with your physicians and other health care providers like dietitians and nutritionists.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.