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Fighting Arthritis Naturally Emily Thacker

Fighting Arthritis Naturally

Emily Thacker

Published November 18th 2013
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Kindle Edition
159 pages
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Over the years, I have been honored to share some of the lessons I have learned in my research of timeless remedies and folklore throughout the world. In turn, you have shared your own wonderful, personal home remedies you have found to be the mostMoreOver the years, I have been honored to share some of the lessons I have learned in my research of timeless remedies and folklore throughout the world. In turn, you have shared your own wonderful, personal home remedies you have found to be the most useful in relieving common maladies of everyday life.One common thread runs through each of those letters – your belief that the age-old remedies and recipes of yesterday can lead to a stronger, healthier life. It is because of your interest in preserving youth the natural way that I bring you this book, FIGHTING ARTHRITIS NATURALLY.Over many years (and across many miles of travel) I have collected these practical living hints and folk remedies from around the world. I have shared some of these with you in the dozen or so other books I have written. In my quest to understand how folk medicine has been used to treat the common maladies that plague us all, I have visited hospitals, clinics and universities around the globe.My travels have allowed me to gather age old wisdom and traditional remedies for promoting better health from kind and sharing people in East Africa, Asia, South America, the South Pacific and the Middle East – as well as across the United States.Many of the bits of folklore and country wisdom associated with arthritis are from oral history- others are from out-of-print, hard-to-find books, monographs, pamphlets and correspondence with healthcare providers (such as two doctors in Belize who make therapeutic vinegar from bananas). Countries I have visited include Bolivia, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Belgium, Uganda, Kenya, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Tanzania and The Netherlands.I have a very personal interest in old-time remedies. Practical, hands-on experience has shown me that they can be at least as helpful as many of conventional medicine’s prescriptions. Many of the plants featured in my books and articles are featured on my three-acre homestead, where the house is heated with the help of passive solar greenhouse that I designed and built.I have found there is much wisdom embedded in the healing practices of generations ago. Often, modern medical science has verified age-old beliefs about maintaining health by providing medical confirmation of what our grandmothers knew by instinct. Yet, some old beliefs are in disfavor today. Newest medical research tells us these old-time remedies are dangerous or cannot possibly do what was claimed for them. Other old nostrums merely bring much needed smiles to our faces.Well, medical theories come and go. What we are told is ‘good for us’ today may be labeled as ‘dangerous to our health’ tomorrow. Remedies that are scoffed at today may well be heralded as wondrous innovations tomorrow. And, with more people finding frustration in the endless trial and error of medical prescriptions, more and more of those people are going back to the old time, natural ways of generations past. Perhaps the most important old-time bit of wisdom is that moderation and common sense are the keys to healthy living and a long life.Wishing you all the best,Emily