Natural Medicine Handbook

The Truth about the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements for Common Conditions

Walt Larimore, MD (Author) Dόnal O'Mathύna (Foreword)


When it comes to natural medicines, such as herbs, vitamins, and dietary supplements, you want to make sure you’re getting the truth about what works, what is safe, and what is a waste of money. You need evidence-based, trustworthy, unbiased sources and studies so that you can make wise decisions for yourself and your family.

In consultation with the experts at and Natural MedicinesTM, Dr. Walt Larimore has combed the available research from around the globe to evaluate about 1300 natural medicines or interventions for more than 500 conditions or indications summarized in helpful charts and tables. This highly readable and reliable guide will tell you what natural medicines have proven to be both safe and effective while suggesting the best-value “Top Picks” for health issues such as

  • brain and heart health
  • digestive and immune health
  • energy and fatigue
  • losing weight
  • keeping hair, skin, and nails young
  • increasing the quality and length of your life
  • and many more

Arranged topically so you can go directly to the information you need, this comprehensive, trustworthy guide is a resource you’ll return to again and again.

Praise for The Natural Medicine Handbook

“I highly recommend this informative book. In it you will find reliable, independent evidence that will help inform your health-related decisions.” – Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD

“A much-needed and intensely evidence-based resource…Anyone reading this book will gain the skills needed to ask and answer the right questions about whether to and how to incorporate natural medicines as part of their healthy lifestyle.” – Reid B. Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP

“An entirely digestible and ultimately useful guide for patients and practitioners alike.” – Matthew A. Ciorba, MD

“Navigating the landscape of herbs, vitamins, and supplements can be particularly complex and treacherous. Dr. Larimore’s approach is direct and comprehensive and will certainly help numerous patients and their families make informed and safe decisions.” – Jacob N. Hall, MD

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Walt Larimore, MD (Author) Dόnal O'Mathύna (Foreword)

Walt Larimore, MD, has been a family physician for nearly 40 years. The bestselling author of the Bryson City books and The Best Medicine, he has been called “one of America’s best-known family physicians” and was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from Marquis Who’s Who in 2019. He writes a bimonthly health column, “Ask Dr. Walt,” for Today’s Christian Living magazine and formerly hosted the Ask the Family Doctor show on Fox’s Health Network. He has been a guest on a wide variety of television and radio shows, including The Today Show, CBS’s Morning Show, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, and several Fox News programs. Dr. Larimore currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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