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Book Review: Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference by Phyllis A. Balch CNC

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Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements by Phyllis A. Balch CNC contains detailed descriptions and classic healing modalities for 140 diseases. The presentation has an extensive section delineating daily nutrients, as well as herbs for anti-oxidant power and
anti-inflammatory properties.

The new fifth edition incorporates the most recent information on a variety of alternative healing and preventive therapies, as well as new findings on vitamins, supplements, and herbs. For instance, the book describes how omega 3 fish oil and exercise can benefit Alzheimer’s patients.

Balch presents popular nutrients to complement existing medicinal treatments for a variety of diseases which are hard to diagnose and treat. An example is multiple sclerosis. The book provides a host of vitamins and nutrients which provide significant benefits for MS sufferers according to the author. Examples of these vitamins are calcium, magnesium and Coenzyme Q10 together with the recommended doses.

Balch presents an extensive glossary listing the names of nutrient manufacturers together with the distribution outlets. There is a huge herbal section which describes the function of popular herbs in the alleviation of pain for a number of conditions which are difficult to diagnose and treat.

A strength of the presentation is that the author provides specific vitamins and nutrients together with the recommended daily allotments which patients should take. Patients should utilize this book in combination with their physicians, physical therapists and other persons providing medical advice and assistance.

This approach is needed so that patients get the maximum benefit for treating their specific ailments, as well as, monitoring blood to determine how the various treatments benefit out-of-range statistics. In chronic conditions, specific markers like the A1C, c-reactive protein, blood sedimentary rate and white count all provide an important profile on body inflammations and the impact of the various treatments in returning the body to normal ranges in the blood profile for individual patients.

Prescription for Nutritional Healing: 5th Edition  is a very helpful resource if utlized in conjunction with the existing treatment modalities provided by the patient’s physicians.

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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.