Click here to return HOME.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Golan's Book Optimal Wellness

Click Here To Order Optimal Wellness!

OVERVIEW OF OPTIMAL WELLNESS

From over 20 years of clinical experience, Ralph Golan, MD has synthesized the best of alternative and conventional medicine in Optimal Wellness. He has written this 500 plus page work as both an authoritative, well-documented reference/text as well as an extremely user-friendly how-to self-care guidebook. It is for this reason that it has been acclaimed by health seekers and health providers alike. It is as common to see it in your neighbor's home library as it is on the suggested reading list for doctors studying for the board certification exam in holistic medicine.

Golan weaves compelling case histories of his patients' quest for health in chapters that are each dedicated to understanding ten underlying causes of chronic and recurring illnesses, what Golan refers to as the "Ten Common Denominators of Illness". He presents scored symptom surveys to assess your likelihood of having any of these conditions, and self-care measures (as well as physician assisted methods) of overcoming and preventing these conditions. The importance of this work cannot be overstated because these very conditions are often responsible for why conventional medicine may find nothing wrong with you when you feel so bad. Golan takes you by the hand in this "greyzone" between health and disease and shows you the ways back to health.

Optimal Wellness includes chapters on the foundations of health, and also features:

  • An A to Z compendium of over 100 common ailments and natural treatment approaches.
  • Diet hazards and a framework for creating one's own optimal diet
  • The use of nutritional supplements
  • Specific recommendations on herbal medicine, homeopathy, fasting and detoxification
  • Guidelines to choosing and working more effectively with health professionals.

[BACK TO TOP]

WHO WILL FIND THIS BOOK HELPFUL?

  • People who have a diagnosed illness or condition for which modern medicine offers no treatment (or treatment that is ineffective).
  • People whose medical treatments are apparently "working" but who still do not feel healthy.
  • People who are in the gray zone between health and disease, who do not feel or function very well but whose physical examinations and standard laboratory tests are usually "normal".
  • People who want to safely reduce or discontinue their use of medications, either because of undesirable side effects or a preference for nonpharmaceutical or "natural" approaches.
  • People who believe that health is far more than the lack of disease and who want guidelines to enhance their immune function and build a health reserve.
  • People who are healthy and want to stay that way, especially those who have a family history of significant illness.
  • People who are interested in longevity and healthy ageing.
  • Health professionals and educators interested in developing or furthering preventive, wellness, integrative, holistic, and/or naturopathic approaches in their practices and curricula.

OPTIMAL WELLNESS TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments
ix
Introduction
1

PART I: THE SELF-CARE IMPERATIVE

Chapter 1    Transformation
7
Chapter 2    Master Symptom Survey
16

PART II: DIET AND HEALTH

Chapter 3    Dietary Hazards and Excesses
43
Chapter 4    Finding Your Optimal Diet
94
Chapter 5    All-Star Foods
103

PART III: THE TEN COMMON DENOMINATORS OF ILLNESS

Chapter 6   Nutritional Deficiencies
119
Chapter 7    Poor Digestion and Assimilation
142
Chapter 8   The Toxic Bowel
154
Chapter 9   The Sluggish Liver
170
Chapter 10  Hypoglycemia
183
Chapter 11  Adrenal Exhaustion
197
Chapter 12  Yeast Overgrowth
208
Chapter 13  Food Allergies
233
Chapter 14  Environmental Illness: Chemical
Hypersensitivity and Heavy Metal Toxicity
264
Chapter 15  Psychoneuroimmunology:
The Body-Mind Connection
286
Chapter 16  The Ten Common Denominators of
Illness and the Immune System
306

PART IV: COMMON AILMENTS, NATURAL REMEDIES
AND PREVENTIVE APPROACHES

Chapter 17  Common Ailments A to Z
323
PART V: NEW AGE AND AGE-OLD APPROACHES
Chapter 18  Fasting, Cleansing and Rejuvenation
500
Chapter 19  Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses
445
Chapter 20  More Natural Therapeutics
463
Chapter 21  Energy Medicine: 
Acupuncture and Homeopathy
472

PART VI: YOU AND THE MEDICAL PROFESSION

Chapter 22  Choosing & Relating to Your Doctor
485
Notes/References
493
Index
511

[BACK TO TOP]


 

Copyright 1999-, Ralph Golan MD
All rights reserved.

Website design, hosting and maintenance by New Tech Web, Inc.