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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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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

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Info to live by!

I learned a lot and will practice it in my life. I recommend this course to everyone.

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Well Presented and Informative

Would you listen to The Science of Natural Healing again? Why?

As a health educator I am always interested in medical information and though there was not a lot of new information for me, I was not disappointed in the content. The presenter is very methodical in her presentation and it is easy to understand her concepts. I do get a little weary of the New Age influence in current medical trends, and this was heavy on that, but it is the day we live in and people are certainly entitled to their own religious beliefs.

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Great Balance

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I like that it is informative and it is based on facts not any one extreme side. I like that it challenged me on a few things i believe in and encouraged to dig deeper.

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Covers great topics with good information. Sometimes seems a bit one sided but it is a good series of lectures to get more information and to challenge common beliefs. Enjoyed them very much, even if I didn't always like what i heard

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Life changing!

What does Professor Mimi Guarneri bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Professor Guarneri has a passion for this subject which can be heard in her lectures. Her excitement on the subject makes the lectures fun and enjoyable.

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The information in these lectures is life changing! If we all put this information in to practice, our world would be a better place!

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everything you need to know (and follow)

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Science based evidence

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Proof is in the pudding

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This is a great summary about everything I've learned about natural healing in the past year. She supports her claims with scientific and lab studies. <br/><br/>The audible may be a bit slow, I listened to this at 1.25 speed.

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Healing Solutions

What made the experience of listening to The Science of Natural Healing the most enjoyable?

The stories and the relation to living beings

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Alternatives to western medicine

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Healing Alternatives

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Subjects in this book are Taught by many modern day scholars and schools.

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  • Greg
  • Lexington, SC, United States
  • 03-09-14

A Pretty Good Report

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Author was a good story teller...

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Excellent Resource

As far as Great Courses go, I found this lecture to be a wonderful resource. Delivered by a cardiologist, this doctor has embraced and explained functional medicine in excellent, easy to follow terms. If you have any interest at all in your health and wellbeing, this is worth the credit.

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Covers all the main topics quite well

I didn't know what to expect when I purchased this book, but I was pleasantly surprised after just a few chapters. The book covers all of the main topics you would expect to be covered for this topic: diet, exercise, spiritual, eastern medicine, herbs, acupuncture, emotional well being, etc. But the presenter, &quot;Dr. G&quot; comes from a western medicine background as a heart specialist. So the presentation is special in that it is seen through the eyes of someone who was professionally trained to cut and prescribe drugs. The chapters are about 30 minutes each. I found the information very helpful. My only issue is I would like a hard copy of this information but have been unable to find a copy yet.

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  • Martha
  • Bethesda, Maryland
  • 09-23-17

So much practical info!

This course starts out slowly but Dr G's accessible style pulls you in. She shares so much useful, simple, scientifically backed info to help maintain health without all the medication. I will actually go back to several chapters for " booster shots"!
Highly recommend for anyone who wants to participate in keeping themselves healthy. B