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Recommended books on different diet types

The following is a list of books that represent some of the different diet types mentioned above. They can all be found at any good bookstore.


The New Moosewood Cookbook
-Mollie Katzen


The Self-Healing Cookbook
-Kristina Turner


Everyday Vegan
-Jeani-Rose Atchison

Raw Food

Hooked on Raw

Whole Foods

The Balanced Plate
-Renee' Loux

I am Grateful

-Rhio Englehart with Orchid

Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen

-Ani Phyo

Raw Juices

The Juiceman's Power of Juicing
-Jay Kordich


Updated 9/17/07

Humans have been taking herbs safely for thousands of years and drugs for the last hundred or so years and only recently have we begun to take both of them together. There is no complete and exhaustive scientific research that describes how these two interact. This is a work in progress. Some of the most popular herbs and commonly taken drugs do now have some record of how they interact and we share that information with you.

Herbal safety knowledge comes from 4 main sources; empirical use, databases, scientific journal, and books. As in anything in life, both false and true statements can be found in any of these sources. There are two main views that predominate in the literature. One that leans to the living and actual, holistic experience of herbs and the other to a reductionistic understanding of isolated chemicals. Each view has something to contribute. Holding them up together, in order to learn from both; allows one to have the best of both views. In presenting the safety information for the Cleansing Kits, we have tried to do just that for you.

Most Highly Recommended References:

Conditions/Drug Safety Information for the Colon Cleansing Kit™ and the Internal Cleansing Kit™

McGuffin, M. et al, eds. 1997. AHPA Botanical Safety Handbook Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press

Brinker, F. 2001. Herb Contraindications & Drug Interactions 3rd ed. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications

Mills, S. and K. Bone. 2005. The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, Inc.

Mills, S. and K. Bone. 2000. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy reprinted 2001. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone

Mowrey, DB. 1986. The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine Toranto:Cormorant Books

Mason, R. 2001. Chlorella and Spirulina Alternative & Complementary Therapies. 7 (3): 161-165

PTINR.com Staff. December 1, 2006. Vitamin K – A new perspective. http://www.ptinr.com/data/templates/article.aspx?a=543&z=3

Duke, J.A. 2002. CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press

Peirce, A. 1999. The APhA Practical Guide to Natural Medicines New York: Stonesong Press, Wm. Morrow & Co, Inc.

Bradley, P.R., ed. 1992. British Herbal Compendium, volume 1 Dorset: British Herbal Medicine Association

Gaby, A.R. et al, eds. 2006. A-Z Guide to Dug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions 2nd ed. New York: Three Rivers Press

Blumenthal, M. et al, eds. 1998. The Complete German Commisssion E Monographs Boston, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications

Blumenthal, M. et al, eds. 2003. The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs Austin, TX: American Botanical Council

Schulick, P. 1996. Ginger: Common Spice & Wonder Drug 3rd ed. Brattleboro, VT: Herbal Free Press

Jones, K. 1995. Cat’s Claw: Healing Vine of Peru Seattle: Sylvan Press

Taylor, L. 2005. The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs Garden City Park, NY: Square One Publishers

Brinker, F. 2000. The Toxicology of Botanical Medicines 3rd ed. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications

Brinker, FJ. 1990. Inhibition of endocrine function by botanical agents I. Boraginaceae and Labiatae J. Naturop. Med. 1:10-18

Sourgens, H. et al. 1982. Antihormonal effects of plant extracts: TSH- and Prolactin- suppressing properties of Lithospermum officinale and other plants Planta Med. 45:78-86

Auf’mkolk, M. et al. 1984. Antihormonal effects of plant extracts: Iodothyronine deiodinase of rat liver is inhibited by extracts and secondary metabolites of plants Horm Metabol Res. 16:188-192

Bordia, A. et al. 1997. Effect of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc) and fenugreek (Trigonella foenumgraecum L) on blood lipids, blood sugar, and platelet aggregation in patients with coronary artery disease. Prostagland Leukotrienes Essential Fatty Acids 56(5):379-384

Janssen, PL. et al. 1996. Consumption of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) does not affect ex vivo platelet thromboxane production in humans. Eur J Clin Nutr 50(11):772-774

Lumb, AB. 1994. Effect of dried ginger on human platelet function. Thromb Haemost 71(1):110-1

Kuhn, MA. 2002. Herbal remedies: Drug- herb interactions. Crit Care Nurse 22(2):22-32

Kruth, P. et al. 2004. Ginger-associated overantigcoagulation by phenprocoumon. Ann Pharmacother 38:257-60

De Smet, P.A.G.M. et al., eds. 1993. Adverse Effects of Herbal Drugs 2 Berlin: Springer-Verlag

Wichtl, M. and N.G. Bisset, eds. 1994. Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals Stuttgart: Medpharm GmbH Scientific Publishers

Skidmore-Roth, L. 2004. Mosby’s Handbook of Herbs & Natural Supplements 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby

Newall, C.A. et al. 1996. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-care Professionals reprinted 1997. London: The Pharmaceutical Press

PDR, eds. 2004. DR for Herbal Medicines 3rd ed. Montvale, NJ: Thomson PDR

Jellin, JM. et al, eds. 2006. Pharmacist’s Letter/Prescriber’s Letter Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database 8th ed. Stockton, CA: Therapeutic Research Faculty

Felter, H.W. and J. U. Lloyd. 1898. King’s American Dispensatory 18th ed. 3rd rev. 3rd printing 1993. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publishers

Tisserand, R. and T. Balacs. 1995. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone

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