A powerful voice in the Women's Spirituality movement offers a self-help guide to holistic health care. Part 1 presents ten natural healing methods in depth; Part 2 describes 50 common health issues and diseases, with remedies from all ten methods given for each. Illustrated.
Stein has written several books on women's spirituality, but there is no indication of her background in either conventional or alternative medicine. Part 1 of her book describes ten New Age and holistic healing methods; Part 2 describes 50 conditions and diseases and suggests remedies for them. Aside from a general bibliography, no references are cited in support of any of the author's claims. Some of her suggestions, e.g., taking megadoses of vitamins, pose dangers, while others, e.g., undergoing a hair analysis, do little but waste money. Her suggestions for emotional healing basically consist of feeling yourself as part of the ``Goddess'' and turning over your worries to her. One wonders how many women will find such suggestions useful. Only for libraries with comprehensive New Age collections.-- Natalie Kupferberg, Montana State Univ. Lib., Bozeman (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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August 28, 2012
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