The Canadian encyclopedia natural medicine PDF

The Canadian encyclopedia natural medicine PDF

The Canadian encyclopedia natural medicine PDF provides a definitive and up-to-date resource that includes natural treatments for everything from bug bites to muscle aches, osteoporosis to diabetes. It includes a wide range of ailments and diseases, the latest information on the natural treatments that work best, and any potential negative interactions between natural cures and prescribed medications.

Category: Medical

Author: Sherry Torkos, B.Sc. Phm. 

Language: English

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Natural solutions for a healthy, happy lifestyle

As Canadians have become more health-conscious than ever, more and more people want alternative solutions to health problems rather than conventional medical practices and drugs. For many, a natural approach to healing common ailments and serious health issues alike is preferable to invasive procedures and prescription drugs with their numerous side effects.

Sherry Torkos, one of Canada’s leading pharmacists, is renowned for her expansive knowledge of natural treatments. In this new edition of The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Torkos provides a definitive and up-to-date resource that includes natural treatments for everything from bug bites to muscle aches, osteoporosis to diabetes. It includes a wide range of ailments and diseases, the latest information on the natural treatments that work best, and any potential negative interactions between natural cures and prescribed medications.

  • Handy A-to-Z format makes finding an ailment or condition quick and easy
  • Heavily revised to include the very latest research and treatments, new health guidelines, new cancer prevention strategies, and the most up-to-date statistics and facts
  • Written by a renowned holistic pharmacists, fitness instructor, and lecturer

For anyone who wants to create a personalized holistic health program for themselves or their family, The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Second Edition is a reliable and comprehensive resource.


The great potential of diet, lifestyle, and natural health products in modern health care is clouded by confusion and over-hyped marketing messages. There are now over 29,000 commercially available dietary supplements in North America, with over 4,000 ingredients alone purported to assist in weight loss. There is a lineup of authors touting the fad diet du jour, conflicting media messages on the benefits and pitfalls of diet, and a wild west of unbridled health claims for supplements. It is not entirely surprising that consumers, patients, and health care providers alike are all craving sound, unbiased, and scientifi cally grounded information.

Enter trusted pharmacist Sherry Torkos, a renowned expert and talented writer who has consistently set the gold standard in health promotion literature. Like thousands of others, I have always been impressed by Sherry’s books, with their superb coverage of women’s health, emotional disorders, anti-aging interventions, and sound, scientifically based measures for the maintenance of a healthy, lean body. It was no shock to me that Sherry would take on the Mount Everest of nutritional projects—the daunting task of covering the need-to-know information regarding nutrition, lifestyle, and supplements in relation to the most common medical disorders and diseases.

In addition to the global aspects of diet and nutrients, lifestyle habits, and stress management for overall health, Sherry provides condition-specific advice on complementary interventions, dietary modifi cations, and key nutritional and herbal supplements—all without overwhelming the reader. The end result is the ultimate resource for consumers, patients, and health care providers. Pharmacists, doctors and patients will also appreciate the unique and detailed descriptions of the prescription drugs that can deplete vitamins and minerals. This drug–nutrient interaction is an underappreciated factor and a particularly important one when considering that prescription drug usage in Canada now exceeds $20 billion.

It will be obvious and appreciated by readers that this is an exhaustive work, a cross-over book that will be useful and reader-friendly to both consumers and doctors alike. Leaving no stone unturned, Sherry has elegantly put together a book that stands alone. She has fi ltered out the hype and synthesized thousands of scientific papers from various medical disciplines—there simply is no other book like it. This resource is timely and destined to become one that will be referred to over and over again. Most importantly, it is a resource that allows for informed choice without bias or commercial spin, providing practical advice that is sure to make a difference in the lives of many. The book strikes me as an extension of Sherry herself, a trusted advisor in the otherwise confusing world of nutrition and natural health products.

Alan C. Logan, ND, FRSH

Table of Contents- The Canadian encyclopedia natural medicine PDF

Introduction – A Pharmacist’s Perspective: The Power of Natural Medicine in Modern Health 1
Section I: Prescription for Successful Living
Chapter 1: Macronutrients 7
Chapter 2: Micronutrients 13
Chapter 3: Functional Foods 33
Chapter 4: 10 Principles of a Healthy Diet 37
Chapter 5: Exercise for Better Health 43
Chapter 6: The Importance of Sleep and Stress Management 47

Section II: The Natural Pharmacy
Chapter 7: Reference Guide to Dietary Supplements,
Herbal Remedies, and Branded Ingredients 53
Chapter 8: Principles of Safe Supplementing 67
Chapter 9: Homeopathy
by Dr. Bryce Wylde 73

Section III: Common Health Concerns and Conditions
Acid Reflux (GERD) 86
Acne 90
Allergic Rhinitis 93
Alzheimer’s Disease 97
Anemia 101
Anxiety 105
Arthritis (Rheumatoid) 109
Asthma 113

Athlete’s Foot 117
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 120
Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorders) 127
Back Pain 132
Bad Breath (Halitosis) 136
Bladder Infection 139
Bronchitis 142
Burns 146
Cancer 151
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 158
Cataracts 161
Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance) 164
Cervical Dysplasia 167
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 171
Chronic Venous Insufficiency 175
Cold Sores 178
Common Cold 181
Congestive Heart Failure 185
Constipation 189
Crohn’s Disease and Colitis 192
Depression 196
Diabetes 200
Diarrhea 205
Diverticular Disease 209
Ear Infections 212
Eczema 216
Endometriosis 219
Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence) 222
Fibrocystic Breasts 225
Fibroids (Uterine) 228
Fibromyalgia 231
Flu 234
Gallstones 238
Glaucoma 242
Gout 245
Gum Disease 248
Hair Loss 252
Heart Disease (Cardiovascular Disease) 257

Hemorrhoids 262
Hepatitis (Viral) 265
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) 270
High Cholesterol 274
Hypoglycemia 278
Hypothyroidism 282
Infertility 287
Insomnia 292
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 295
Kidney Stones 299
Lice 303
Low Libido 307
Lupus 310
Macular Degeneration 316
Memory Loss 319
Menopause 323
Metabolic Syndrome 327
Migraine Headaches 331
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 335
Obesity 341
Osteoarthritis 345
Osteoporosis 348
Ovarian Cysts 352
Parasites 355
Parkinson’s Disease 358
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 363
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) 366
Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) 369
Psoriasis 372
Restless Leg Syndrome 375
Rosacea 379
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) 382
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) 385
Sinusitis 389
Stress 393
Stroke 397
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Thrush (Candidiasis) 402
Tinnitus 405
Ulcers 409
Vaginitis and Yeast Infections 413
Varicose Veins 416

Section IV: Appendices
Appendix A: Determinations for Body Fat and Weight 421
Appendix B: Glycemic Index Table 424
Appendix C: Cleansing and Detoxification 426
Appendix D: Food Allergies and the Elimination Diet 430
Appendix E: Hormone Testing 434
Index 437


“The ultimate resource for consumers, patients, and health care providers.”
Alan Logan, ND, author of The Brain Diet and co-author of Your Brain on Nature

About the author

Sherry Torkos, B.Sc.Phm is a practicing pharmacist, health author and certified fitness instructor. Sherry has won several national pharmacy awards for providing excellence in patient care. She is passionate about preventative medicine and has authored 15 books and booklets on various health matters. As a leading health expert, she has delivered hundreds of lectures to medical professionals and the public. Sherry is frequently interviewed on radio and TV talk shows throughout North America and abroad.

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