Modern Living, Holistic Health & Herbal Medicine

Modern Living, Holistic Health & Herbal Medicine

by Yaso Shan


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This book provides advice and informative guidance on maintaining optimum health and well-being by tackling the constraints of modern living and offering holistic solutions for all. Important advice is given on the criteria for choosing and buying herbal products and it describes Integrative Medicine and its role within modern healthcare. Also lists the A-Z of common ailments and effective herbal treatments with a comprehensive review of the health essentials including diet, sleep, mood and energy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609106393
Publisher: Inc
Publication date: 02/02/2011
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Yaso Shan began her career as a lecturer in the health sciences, specialising in physiology, disease, infection and the principles governing conventional medical treatments. Since qualifying as a medical herbalist, she has dedicated her time to clinical practice and health writing. She is currently commissioned by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Publishing Company as a feature health writer and is often consulted to write technical reports for herbal manufacturers and research organisations involved in public health and medical treatments. She is often asked to give talks, seminars and presentations on herbal medicine, holistic health and well-being both nationally and internationally. She lives and practises in West Sussex, UK.

Dr. Catherine Whitlock is a science writer specialising in areas of scientific and medical interest. With a BSc in Biological Sciences, she trained as an Immunologist, gaining a PhD from the University of London followed by significant medical research into autoimmune diseases. She is based in Kent and has recently completed a Diploma in Science Communication.

Jenny Seagrove is an actress well known for her screen and theatre performances. More importantly to her, she is a staunch campaigner for animal welfare, the environment and holistic health. This comes from her deep belief that nature is our great teacher and we should work with it and not against it giving respect to everything that has life. She is also a 2nd degree Reiki practitioner.

Table of Contents


Foreword (Jenny Seagrove)
Chapter 1 – Health & Ill-health (with contributions from Dr. Catherine Whitlock)
Chapter 2 – Holistic Health
Chapter 3 – Medicinal Value of Plants
Chapter 4 – Herbal Healing
Chapter 5 – Health Essentials
Chapter 6 - Topics of Special Interest
Chapter 7 - Conclusions
Further information & useful addresses
Recommended reading

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Modern Living, Holistic Health & Herbal Medicine 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Coreeez More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 stars "Modern Living, Holistic Health & Herbal Medicine: Improving Health & Well-Being With Herbs and Lifestyle Changes” by Yaso Shan pretty much is exactly what the title says it is. What I saw was impressively researched and articulated and laid out in a straightforward, easy to follow format. The author is an excellent writer who communicates effectively and explains her positions well. Very informative, and the editing was flawless. There are many things that can contribute to poor health and even things we may not think about, like skin conditions or stress or depression or hair loss…. Will hopefully help people to see how holistic medicine, herbs and plants can help to improve certain conditions. While not a substitute for a doctor for serious afflictions (or a psychiatrist if suffering from mental illness) it’s nice to know that there may be simpler, healthier and more natural solutions out there that can help a person get back on track. I feel that this is a book that we can all learn from and use to our own advantage.
LauraClarke More than 1 year ago
Oh, wow…this seems great! I think that more people need to be aware of and understand different alternatives to traditional medicines and treatments. It’s only been lately that I have really expanded my interest in the realm of holistic medicine and herbs, and there is so much great information out there, it can feel intimidating at first – you might not even know where to start. Yasho Shan takes several key points to help us understand the relationship between health/illness/holistic health/herbal medicine – and how it can all work together to help the body heal itself. It is up to each of us to learn as much as we can to be responsible for our own health, and books like this are a great way to get some valuable information explained in a very coherent and comprehensive way, but without being hard to read. I learned a lot in these few pages and definitely want to read more! Recommend.
ClaireBear74 More than 1 year ago
health and wellness is something that affects ALL OF US, regardless of age, gender, social status, or ethnicity. It seems like there is more focus on healthy trends than ever before, yet there is increasing rates of maladies from obesity to allergies, to mental afflictions and physical ailments. Many people go to a doctor to ‘treat the symptom’ with a prescription… but what if there were ways to not only treat the actual problem, but prevent it from happening in the first place in a natural, healthy way? Holistic medicine has gotten a lot of publicity in recent years, positive and negative. I think it is important to educate yourself on the pros and cons of many different approaches, and a book like this one by Yaso Shan is a GREAT place to start when it comes to learning and understanding the fundamentals of Holistic Health and the connection between wellness, health, food, herbs, and environmental factors. Even though awareness is higher than ever before, lots of people still aren’t aware that so many of the health problems we suffer from today, from being sleepy or headaches or even depressed can be directly related to what we are eating, or something we are (or are not) doing. I only read an excerpt of this book, but I would like to read more, as this is a valuable resource that is well- researched, nicely organized and written, and easy to understand.
LaylaM1 More than 1 year ago
this type of book is outside my normal reading, I admit, but I thought it sounded interesting and I gave it a shot. The book content is constructed well and broken down into specific sections focusing on different benefits and areas of health, herbal medicine, philosophy of Western Herbal Medicine, and a whole host of other topics regarding holistic wellness. While I am interested in this topic in theory, the reason I shy away from nonfictions such as these is the tendency of the authors to write esoterically or it is way confusing or dry, or just tells me things I already know. But not here. Yaso Shan writes to the everywoman/man, in terms and ideas that are not only thoroughly explained (without being overwhelming) but make a great deal of sense. I think almost anyone could benefit from reading it, and I am happy to add it to my home library.
SherriWarner More than 1 year ago
what I like about this book by Yasho Shan is that it doesn’t try to pass itself off as a medical journal, or even replace a doctor’s advice. This just speaks to people who may be searching for more answers, or different options to try, or want a treatment to go in conjunction with what they are already doing. It is a fact that what we do in lifestyle activities and what we put in our bodies has a direct influence on many elements of our health and vitality. What is great about the study of Holistic Health and Herbal Medicine is that it utilizes looking at the “whole person’, not just masking the effects with a pill or other drugs that might have harmful side effects. Instead of taking medicine for a illness maybe there are things you can change, or herbs/foods you can adjust that can let the body fix the problem. This way of thinking is extremely valid, I believe, and I am not saying it is the replacement to other therapies (nor is the author). But it has great depth of information that can educate people into making healthier, more informed choices for their overall well-being. I am very intrigued with the field of herbal remedies and natural treatments, and I think that this book gives some solid information that will empower people to just have more knowledge, and consider different causes/solutions that they may not have thought of before.
JhonniP More than 1 year ago
this looks to be a very promising book that helps clearly explain the principles of Holistic Health and Herbal Medicine in a Modern World, and lay a framework for readers – even those who aren’t very familiar with it—to better understand the basics of health and different approaches to treating and preventing health issues. It always makes me laugh when people refer to some of these treatments as “New Age” or “Alternative” when some of these ideas have been around for thousands of years, and in some parts of the world are considered the ‘mainstream’ way to go. The author Yaso Shan does a wonderful job of clearly crafting her topics re: Health, Plants and their healing properties, herbs to help (or hurt) various aspects of their health and nutrition, and other related topics. Shan presents them in an insightful, intelligent manner that is relatable and can be grasped by anyone with a basic understanding of human biology and a has desire to take better control of their health choices. I only read part of it, but chock full of useful information and I would love to read the whole thing! Recommend for readers of Holistic wellness/alternative medicine/health.
essieh More than 1 year ago
I f I hadn’t experienced the wonders and benefits of herbal medicines and holistic treatments firsthand, I may not have ever believed that there would be remedies that are ‘natural’ that not only work, but can even work better than traditional western medicines. Just to be clear – I am NOT discounting the importance of western traditional Medicine AT ALL and know that it is lifesaving and life changing for many. But I also think there is room for other options that can in some cases be just as, if not more, effective. I suffered from debilitating migraines for YEARS and the medicine I was prescribed did help the pain, but at a price – I was groggy and irritable and nauseous. Finally, after years of suffering I saw an acupuncturist who treated me 7-10x, gave me some herbs to take on occasion, and encouraged a few diet changes. I literally have not had one migraine since, and that was over 10 years ago. There are so many things that can trigger illness or unwellness, and there are other things that can help the body – and understanding underlying causes and different types of diseases is a first step to treatment. This book is a great starting point for people wanting to learn more about herbal medicine and holistic remedies and nutrition. An admittedly crowded field, but this book has a lot to offer. I am glad I was made aware of it and will be reading the rest very soon. Well done.