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Ecological Medicine Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves

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ISBN-10: 1578050987

ISBN-13: 9781578050987

Edition: 2004

Authors: Kenny Ausubel, J. P. Harpignies, Andrew Weil

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Drawn largely from luminous presentations given at the annual Bioneers Conference, this pathfinding book--the first in a new Bioneers Series published by Sierra Club Books--focuses on pragmatic solutions emerging at the fertile edges between the overlapping worlds of environmental restoration and holistic healing. In this kaleidoscopic collection, many of the world's leading health visionaries show us how human health is inescapably dependent on the health of our environment. The rich array of voices in this book reflects the collective intelligence of the emerging movement known as Ecological Medicine. Its advocates look to the strategic public health measures that first do no harm to the environment and, in turn, successfully improve human health. They call for prevention and precaution as the first line of action. They seek to heal the tragic split that conventional medicine made from nature and to conjure nature's own mysterious capacity for self-repair. They celebrate the virtues of ancient natural-medicine practices but also embrace an integrative medicine that uses the best of all approaches to healing--with special emphasis on the centrality of the human spirit in the healing process. Their inspiring work, described so compellingly in this book, is of critical relevance to everyone concerned about health and the environment. ABOUT THE BIONEERS BOOKS: Since 1990, the annual Bioneers Conference has gathered scientific and social innovators who have demonstrated model practices and practical models for restoring the Earth. The Bioneers come from many diverse cultures and perspectives, and from all walks of life. They are scientists and artists, gardeners and economists, activists and public servants, architects and ecologists, farmers and journalists, priests and shamans, policy makers and everyday people committed to preserving and supporting the future of life on Earth. Uniting nature, culture, and spirit, their visionary and practical solutions also embody a change of heart, a spiritual connection with the fullness of all life, grounded in social justice.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Sierra Club Books
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Andrew Weil graduated from Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Arizona in Tucson, specializing in alternative medicine, medical botany and mind/body interactions. He is the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Services. Dr. Weil is the author of several books which includes the titles "The Natural Mind" (1972), "From Chocolate to Morphine" (with Winifred Rosen, 1983), "Natural Health, Natural Medicine" (1990), "Spontaneous Healing" (1995), and "Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition" (2000).

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ecological Medicine: One Notion, Indivisible
The Coming Age of Ecological Medicine
Personal Healing and Planetary Healing
Thinking Like a Girl Is Good Medicine
Redesigning Environmental Health
Generations at Risk: Children's Health and the Environment
The "Duh" Principle: Precaution Means Not Having to Say You're Sorry
The Precautionary Principle: Golden Rule for the New Millennium
Quantifying the Unknowable: The Risks of Risk Assessment
Closing the Loophole of Uncertainty
Putting Precaution on the Street
But What Is the Alternative?
Public Health, Cancer, and Prevention
Reconciling Human Rights, Public Health, and the Web of Life
Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer
Reversing the Cancer Epidemic
Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime
Nature, Culture, and Medicine
Healing, Nature, and Modern Medicine
The Role of Herbs in Integrative Medicine
Community Herbalism in Modern Health Care
Relationships Are the Best Medicine
Mothering on the Front Lines: Protecting Kids
Taking Action
Cycles of Continuous Creation
Just a Little Too Well Behaved
Why I Went to Jail to Protect My Daughter from Toxic Polluters
Not in My Front Yard, or in Anyone's
Globalizing Indigenous Resistance
Overcoming Environmental Racism
The Global Politics of Precaution
Healing the Spirit
Think Globally, Act Non-locally: Consciousness beyond Time and Space
Reading the Mind of Nature: Ecopsychology and Indigenous Wisdom
Stopping the War on Mother Earth
Green Medicine and Plant Spirit
Ecological Medicine: A Call for Inquiry and Action
Resources
About the Bioneers and Collective Heritage Institute