In this 1950s classic, renowned doctor D.C. Jarvis guides readers to health through lessons he learned as a country doctor practicing in the rural state of Vermont. Jarvis explains why so many folk medicine remedies, considered little more than wives’ tales by conventional medicine, are indeed incredibly effective in restoring and maintaining health. He shows why, for instance, apple cider vinegar, honey, and other natural substances can positively alter the body’s pH and overall chemistry, thus improving everything from reproductive problems to arthritic conditions to chronic fatigue, insomnia, weight loss, and more.
A down-to-earth lesson in wellness, Folk Medicine is still a breath of fresh air over half a century since its initial publication.
From Amazon Customer Reviews:
“A friend of mine lent me this book because I was ill and my high paid doctors couldn’t figure out what to do with me. I’m happy to say because of this book, I’m feeling much better using old fashioned, natural remedies. What else would you expect from a 1959 book written by a farm raised, Vermont country doctor! Love this book!”
—T. Strong “Teach”
“Enjoyed this book a lot and now want to reread it – it offers so many practical applications—have purchased this book as a gift for others too. I like that his research methodology was included and am surprised that this book hasn’t been more widely embraced in the medical community. Then again, maybe not so surprised. Definitely ‘a keeper’ in my bookcase!”
“My mother owned this book years ago and I found it very informative and helpful. I love anything that has to do with natural cures and this book really has some great information that works. I purchased this copy for my niece because she was intrested in the healing properties of vinegar. Great stuff!”
“Folk Medicine, by Dr. D.C. Jarvis, M.D., is just what we need today! This is the ‘turn off the TV, make a cup of tea, and enjoy your read’ kind of book. Those family remedies that have been handed down through the family are back in style! You know, the ones that great, Aunty would prepare for you when you went to visit. The common sense combined with the history of Dr. Jarvis’ research projects sets off a riot of correlative concepts which give you confidence in these simple, old resolutions. And, how simple to use and remember. Good, old-fashioned, communications—quite obviously written by a sincere, well-meaning, educated man. Well, gotta go drink my……….oh, read it and find out! LOL”
—Dr. Sharon Johnson “Windwriter”
“If you haven’t read this little book yet, you should. Dr. Jarvis lays out his exploration of folk remedies and his observations of the resulting good health achieved by folks (and their animals!) that learned that using Bragg’s style apple cider vinegar, honey and iodine would keep their bodies supplied with the essential ingredients that are necessary to a healthy immune system and better overall vitality.”
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