Several recently published books deal with subjects that emphasize
the importance of an individual taking charge of health practices and
decisions. They have been published by Basic Health Publications 8200
Blvd E. North Bergen, New Jersey 07047 USA; 201-868-8336. Fax 201-868-2842.
The Oral Health Bible
by Michael P. Bonner, DDS and Earl L. Mindell,
(126 pages, quality paperback, line drawings, references, endnotes,
index, 2003, $12.95 U.S., $20.95, Canada)
Oral health is systemic health. The Oral Health
Bible discusses the "whys" and "hows" of
oral health, in order to instruct people about what they can do at home to
take care of their teeth, and at the same time, enhance overall health.
Dr. Bonner describes how gum tissue can be intact, as a complete barrier to
bacteria. Or, it can allow microorganisms to enter the circulatory system,
leading to stroke, heart attack, and other grave health conditions. Bleeding
gums, an indicator of disease, can be caused by nutritional deficiencies, diabetes,
alcohol, stress, smoking, hereditary factors, and other factors. Gum disease
is not just bad breath, cavities, or loosened teeth. Brushing and flossing
are insufficient remedies. And mouthwashes, rather than being helpful, can
actually cause oral cancer. Many toothpastes are toxic. Dr. Bonner identifies
harmful ingredients and suggests the best alternatives. He details the proper
techniques for flossing and brushing, the best type of brush, techniques for
tongue scraping and sulcular irrigation. Good nutrition, as well as effective
nutritional supplements, are important in oral health as well as for general
Dr. Bonner practices dentistry in a group practice in Rockdale, Texas. Also,
he lectures on dental health and wellness to health professionals.
Doctor Yourself Natural Healing that
by Andrew Saul, Ph.D.
(oversized quality paperback, 241 pages,
bibliography, index, $19.95,US,
The illnesses and health problems discussed in Doctor Yourself are
presented in alphabetical order, and include acid reflux, allergies,
sleep disorders, and vaccinations, among many others. According to Andrew
many diseases can be treated with safe, inexpensive, and drugless approaches.
writes conversationally, interspersing protocols with personal experiences
and case stories. Take psoriasis, an intractable condition. Try a complete
change of diet, with fresh foods, vegetable juices, lecithin, and vitamins
including extra vitamin D, instead of the palliative ointments and lotions.
For additional information on the scientific studies supporting the protocols.
Dr. Saul refers readers to DoctorYourself.com website with more than
Natural Remedies for 101 Ailments
L. Mindell. RPh
(213 pages, spiral-bound wipeable cover. $19.95
US, $31.95, Canada, 2002)
The 101 ailments range from acne to wrinkles, with one-page
descriptions of disorders facing a page of specific aids. The
author suggests supplements,
including dosages for adults, herbals, acupuncture, biofeedback, homeopathy,
Tai Chi, yoga, foods, and substances to avoid.
Earl L. Mindell is a professor of nutrition at Pacific Western University.
Also, he is a prolific popular writer on subjects of nutrition, drugs, vitamins,
and herbal remedies, including his Vitamin Bible and his Herb
Generic Alternatives to Prescription Drugs
Diane Nitzki-George, RPh
(1,240 pages, paperback, indices, resources,
$7.99 US, $12.99 Canada,
This guide to buying effective drugs at cost-saving prices makes use of generic
products. The generics are now regulated so they have the same purity, quality,
potency, and effectiveness as the brand name counterparts. The guide provides
current, easy-to-understand information and cost comparison for more than 500
prescription and generic drugs sold through pharmacies, mail order, and the
Internet. This guide will reduce out-of-pocket costs and co-payments for anyone
using prescription drugs.
Diane Nitzki-George, a licensed pharmacist, is board certified in nutrition-support
pharmacy. She has worked in a teaching hospital, a government hospital with
an outpatient clinic, and in a pharmacy whose patients receive home infusion
therapy. She presents educational programs for pharmacists, and was a clinical
support manager for a large health-care company involved in prescription drugs.