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The Science of Natural Healing | [The Great Courses]

The Science of Natural Healing

Delve into the world of holistic healthcare, the range of nature-based methods and treatments that are both clinically proven and readily available to you-and that provide an alternative way for you to nurture your own optimal health, disarm stress, and deepen the experience of well-being.These 24 compelling and practical lectures offer a rich spectrum of choices and possibilities for your own healthcare, as well as practical tools for creating a truly healthful lifestyle.
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Publisher's Summary

Delve into the world of holistic healthcare, the range of nature-based methods and treatments that are both clinically proven and readily available to you - and that provide an alternative way for you to nurture your own optimal health, disarm stress, and deepen the experience of well-being.

These 24 compelling and practical lectures offer a rich spectrum of choices and possibilities for your own healthcare, as well as practical tools for creating a truly healthful lifestyle. Whether you're looking for a sound alternative to the drugs so common in our health-care system or you're merely curious about the validity of herbal medications, this course points you to numerous empowering avenues for healthful living.

You'll examine a number of far-ranging topics, including:

  • The power of food healing
  • Micronutrients and natural supplements
  • Clinically proven herbal medicines
  • Natural treatments for common medical conditions
  • The mind-body connection in healing
  • And, natural approaches to mental and spiritual health

No matter what kind of life you're living, optimal health is one of the greatest assets you can have. In speaking deeply to a truly integrative approach to healing, these lectures can make a profound difference in your health now and in the future and help you live your life to the absolute fullest.

Disclaimer: These lectures are not designed for use as medical references to diagnose, treat, or prevent medical illnesses or trauma. Neither The Great Courses nor Dr. Guarneri is responsible for your use of this educational material or its consequences. If you have questions about the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a medical condition or illness, consult a qualified physician.

Disclaimer: Please note that this recording may include references to supplemental texts or print references that are not essential to the program and not supplied with your purchase.

©2012 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2012 The Great Courses

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    Gloria Moreira MIAMI, FL, US 08-26-13
    Gloria Moreira MIAMI, FL, US 08-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great lay language refresher"
    If you could sum up The Science of Natural Healing in three words, what would they be?

    As a health practitioner, I found Dr. Guarneri right on target and up to date on many of the most recent evidence-based medicine. It will help me greatly in using the appropriate language to communicate effectively with my patients.

    Highly recommend and could save you or a loved one's life.


    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    ViennaMom 06-17-14
    ViennaMom 06-17-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Uneven, several problems"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I found parts to be interesting and the description and examples of integrative medicine to be for the most part useful; there is such a strong focus on supplements and vitamins that I would have expected some discussion of how well the body absorbs supplements compared to getting them through food, but that topic was not addressed.


    Were the concepts of this book easy to follow, or were they too technical?

    It was easy to follow throughout. There was a concerted emphasis on evidence based information for the first two thirds then a marked departure into a new age spiritual focus that I found less useful.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Professor Mimi Guarneri’s performances?

    Dr. Guarneri seems sincere but her style is not pleasing. She speaks very slowly and there are multiple interminable pauses. I found toward the end that speeding up to 1.5x made things better.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marilyn Salem, OR, United States 07-18-13
    Marilyn Salem, OR, United States 07-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "As good as I hoped, and then some"

    Natural Healing is a subject very dear to me, so of course I've devoured many books on the subject, but am very willing to keep getting the same material from different sources in hopes that I will eventually get it and shift my lifestyle to more healthy directions.

    The first lecture, I think Dr. Guarneri was establishing her credentials (which are more excellent than all my other sources) and summarizing what the course is about. I was anxious to get to the "meat" so was frustrated that she wasn't getting right to it. Still, I'm glad she started out explaining her own history. Also, in the first lecture (only about 30 min each) she seemed to pause a lot at the end of a statement. That drove me nuts and I vowed to set the speed on my iPod up a notch when I transferred the lectures to it. However, by the time I was listening to the 2nd lecture, either she wasn't doing that as much, or I had gotten used to it, so I never changed the speed. I think it helps me to absorb what is being said better anyway.

    For the first third or half of the lectures, I was hearing mostly familiar things but in a way that was more helpful than before; but in later lectures, I'm hearing things I didn't know, so this has proved much better than I expected. She has also provided many things I can research and follow up on, and things I'm anxious to try out. I'm only about 3/4 of the way through this course but it keeps getting better and better.

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Ronda 11-11-13
    Ronda 11-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Authoritative and useful"

    The author presents health choices based on proven research. She debunks both common myths and modern medicine's lack of understanding of the effects of good nutrition and appropriate supplement choices. The presentation style is very natural, easy to understand, not monotonous. However, she speaks very slowly so I had to increase the speed to 1.25 and 1.5 times. Otherwise it was excellent.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 01-05-14
    Michelle LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 01-05-14 Member Since 2012
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    "One of the best books I ever read"
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    This book had so much great information. It was a breath of fresh air to have a narrator who gave scientific backing to her claims that I could go research myself. So may of the nutrition books on the market don't place emphasis on the role of the medical community within the bigger picture of holistic medicine, and I really appreciated that inclusion.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    NASRULLA 10-20-13
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    "Excellent Introduction to Holistic Medicine"

    I have truly enjoyed listening to Prof. Guarneri running through the different facets of complementary/holistic medicine. It has consolidated (and expanded on ) several aspects of my understanding of the subject. I have no hesitation on recommending the lectures for all individuals especially for those working in the medical field.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    John Colleyville, TX, United States 08-28-13
    John Colleyville, TX, United States 08-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great and VERY complete!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Dr. G takes on every aspect of health...and nails it! She is very easy to listen to and understand. I really couldn't stop listening! Have to go back and listen again....soon!


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 11-25-14
    Robert 11-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Be carefull here..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Sort of. Yes some good information mixed in with bad. The author is a vegetarian pushing a vegetarian diet. I'm not knocking a vegetarian diet but the title says "science" there is little science supporting vegetarian diets are any better then meat eating diet. As a matter of fact most is of the contrary, especially where fats are concerned. The dogma of we must eat a low fat diet needs to be put to rest as it has been proven wrong.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Stop pushing the "vegetarian" is the way to go. That is opinion and not fact based on science.


    What three words best describe Professor Mimi Guarneri’s performance?

    Fact mixed opinion.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This book should not be included in "the great courses" library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 09-19-14
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    "DR G has made an interesting subject fascinating!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Science of Natural Healing the most enjoyable?

    This is a subject I'am already interested in. Dr. G made it so fascinating I was sad when we got to the end of the lecture. I will be listening again!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    DR G brings real people and their stories into the lecture. She really cares about patients & people, it makes this series of lectures very interesting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    DR Ornish changing Dr.G life with his request for help with research


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Using this knowledge,Let us all work together and make a better, healthier world.


    Any additional comments?

    I believe this knowledge will change my life!! Thank you Dr. G

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wonder Barratt 09-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Read"
    Would you listen to The Science of Natural Healing again? Why?

    To review certain topics as a matter of fact I refer to the chapters often to share and give credit.


    What about Professor Mimi Guarneri’s performance did you like?

    She is an excellent speaker, presents in an attention grabbing style.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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