Organized by health condition in a straightforward A-Z format, the Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies provides easy, physician-approved home remedies for more than 100 common health issues.
Not every minor health issue needs to be immediately addressed by a doctor. Common health issues—like colds, coughs, minor cuts, and sore throats—can often be remedied with a few simple items most people have around the house.
In the Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies, not only will you get answers to the most common medical questions—like “Can herbs really treat sleep problems and digestive issues?” and “What is the best way to treat a minor burn?"—the book also provides simple and safe treatment options you can try from the comfort of your own home.
While this guide is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care professional, it will serve as the first step toward recognizing and treating the symptoms of common health conditions, like:
· High blood pressure
· Motion sickness
· Stomach flu
· Pink eye
· Bug bites
· And more!
Plus, learn how to identify symptoms that require emergency care, and get tips and tricks for performing emergency first aid.
Along with minor health issues, the Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies also evaluates more serious chronic illnesses and diseases—like fibromyalgia, diabetes, and osteoporosis—and gives a realistic look at what actions you can take at home to help minimize unwanted symptoms.
Now updated with the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health experts at Mayo Clinic, the Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies is a trusted, evergreen resource for discovering the causes, symptoms, preventive measures, and at-home treatment options for more than 100 common health issues.
Dr. Cindy A. Kermott is a is a public health and general preventive medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In addition to serving in the Mayo Clinic’s Executive Health Program, Dr. Kermott also holds the position of medical director of the Preventive Services Clinic at Mayo Clinic. In 2013, Dr. Kermott was elected fellow to the American College of Preventive Medicine and has previously served as a member of the Minnesota Medical Association. Her previous books include Mayo Clinic: The Integrative Guide to Good Health and the seventh edition of Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care.
Dr. Martha P. Millman is an emeritus physician in public health and general preventive medicine. During her decades-long career, Dr. Millman specialized in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. As an assistant professor of Preventive Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, she researched the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on common health conditions and injuries. Dr. Millman served as the co-medical director for the sixth and seventh editions of Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care, as well as Mayo Clinic: The Integrative Guide to Good Health.