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The Green Medicine Chest: Healthy Treasures for the Whole Family

Are pharmaceutical drugs making you or your family sick?

Do you want to use safe, earth-friendly medicines?

Do you know how to effectively use supplements and natural remedies to build optimal health?

66% of the U.S. population consults alternative health care providers and over 70% take supplements, but many people don’t know how to use these methods effectively.  This family health companion shows you how to address: Acne, Bed-wetting, Childhood vaccinations, Colds, Depression, Diabetes, Fatigue, Food allergies, Headaches, Insomnia, Low libido, Low thyroid, Menstrual cramps, Prostatitis, Teething, and much more.

Both scholarly and soulful, both intellectual and entertaining, this gem of a book has inspiring information for general readers, as well as enough scientific rigor to appeal to health care professionals.  Keep this on hand in the family library, or on the waiting room table for your patients.  Highly recommended!” – Dr Jillian Stansbury, N.D.

It’s rare to find a non-fiction book about self care that reads like a good collection of short stories.  Dr. Boice has such a warm and friendly voice, and the information she relays is thorough and practical in every sense of the word. I keep The Green Medicine Chest close at hand so when I hear the first sneeze, complaints of fatigue, or of encounters with poison ivy, I can come to the rescue with the types of treatments I prefer.   – Leigh Fortson, Embrace, Release, Heal

I’ve started reading your book and it’s so intelligent and so profound. I want to read it just for the corroboration it brings in terms of my own intuitive path of health and health. It’s just SO SENSIBLE, like yourself. Wildly innovative, radical and absolutely sensible. Vicki Noble, author of Motherpeace Tarot, Shakti Woman, The Double Goddess and more)

Soul Medicine: A physician’s reflections on life, love, death and healing

Every now and again, one comes across a book that opens the heart and lets the soul sing. Such a book is a window on the wonder and joy, the beauty and the depths of the world around us. Such a book leads us from one jeweled insight to another, like the Genii giving Aladdin a tour of the treasure cave. Once found, such a book joins a precious few in a privileged place on one’s bookshelf, to be taken down, re-read and savored over and over.

I made it to page 28 only, having already cried about 5 times, before I decided that, as much as I wished to read it straight through, this was a book meant to be savored, very very slowly.
David Cavagnaro, photographer and author of This Living Earth, Living Water, and The Luna Moth Papers

I LOVED your book.  Holy cow—-couldn’t put it down—-read it on a 5-hour flight two weekends ago!  Beautiful writings made me hunger for just stopping for a moment to reflect. Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, LAc, FABNO

“This book is an incredibly personal sharing from the ‘mental terrain’ of a natural medicine doctor and mother. Some of it is poetic, some haunting, and much of it fascinating and insightful.” Dr. Rick Kirshner, Dealing with People You Can’t Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst

Dr. Judith Boice’s book “Soul Medicine” is aptly named as it touches and soothes the spirit.  She writes with the heart of a philosopher and the voice of a poet. Every chapter is like a bite of a delicious meal, to be savored.  Take your time and let her words nourish you. Louise Edwards, ND, Faculty, National University of Health Sciences

Dr. Boice shares much wisdom beyond her years on this Earth.  Judith writes from the heart, with clarity, passion and lyrical prose.  It’s a real treat with which to read, reflect and soar. The insights Dr. Boice conveys are profoundly moving and recognizable in all the cycles of life. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to drink deeply of spirit-centered, grounded words that will deeply nourish the reader’s soul. Dr. Beverly Yates, ND Author, Speaker, Naturopathic Physician DrBeverlyYates.com

Healing for the soul, my Judith (we worked together, fellow Physicians), creates a calm harbor in the pandemonium of daily life. She shares with us the wonderment, mystery, and awe of her vision of our earth, as well as the spirit/spiritual world that surrounds us, constantly, silently begging for recognition with signs and premonitions, and grace.
Her candle gives a lovely light as she explores her universe.
This collection of Essays, metaphorically separated into the seasons of the year, and of life, will bring you joy, L. River, MD, FACP, Medical Oncologist, Tulsa, OK 

“Judith’s book is the essence of story-telling as medicine.  Each vignette evokes in us something that calls out to be healed.  The reader will be carried down the stream of their own past with the assurance that they are not alone. Her vulnerable and open-hearted narrative reminds us what it is to be human and to aspire towards wholeness. I want to read it slowly…again and again.” Dr. Yvonne Farrell, DAOM, Psycho-Emotional Pain and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

In this honest and tender collection of reflections and stories, Dr. Boice inspires our own consideration of life’s gifts, challenges and discoveries. These essays, and the stories that they envelope, evoke emotion and contemplation, and, in so doing, are an offering of healing, hope and compassion. Soul Medicine is indeed sustenance for all those seeking to live lives with greater meaning, understanding and love. Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, Co-Author, Definitive Guide to Cancer and Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer

Menopause with Science and Soul 

STARRED REVIEW in Library Journal
Integrating modern medicine and ancient spiritual wisdom, MENOPAUSE WITH SCIENCE AND SOUL is an intelligent and thoughtful companion to navigating the menopausal journey.Whether you are struggling with hot flashes or reveling in an unexpected rebirth of creativity, this comprehensive guide provides the scientific and soul-centered support you need.

On the continuum of menopause books, this title lies somewhere between Susun Weed’s New Menopausal Years and Christiane Northrup’s The Wisdom of Menopause with its blend of spirituality, holistic health, and user-friendly women’s health advice.
Defining menopause as a journey rather than a phase, or, worse yet, a crisis, naturopathic physician Boice outlines strategies to help women develop healthful habits and make informed choices that will enrich every aspect of their lives. Whether discussing phytoestrogens, hormone-replacement therapy, or nutrition, Boice maintains her spiritual focus by emphasizing transformation and including personal reflections that reveal diverse menopausal experiences. In the chapter on bone health, Boice compares the physical support provided by the skeletal system to the moral support provided by our belief systems, still succeeding in delivery an especially lucid explanation of how high-protein diets affect calcium levels. Moreover, this book has the power to motivate even the most skeptical read to meditate and practice creative visualization. Recommended for large public libraries and health collections. Blanche Angelo, Livermore P.L., CA

I found this book on the “menopause” shelf at the library. It was the only menopause book that called me. The others were so technical, medical. This one has poetry, story, ritual, depth. EXACTLY what I need. I’m going to buy myself, my dear little ravaged self, my changing self, my aching self, my sad suffering self…a little copy of this book. Sara Bryan

Your book gave me so much practical and spiritual understanding … so much gained from hearing other women’s experiences. I now feel affirmed, with a much better understanding and appreciation for the process I am going through and a much deeper acceptance of myself. Several books I read on the subject covered possibly physical symptoms and possible cures …and a few touched on changing emotions and lifestyle…but overall they were generally depressing.
I didn’t realize how hungry I was to hear about this in a positive, enlightening way and to hear the experiences of other women. We are so isolated when it comes to women’s personal, yet universal passages through life in this culture. I loved that you included stories from women of different cultures and spiritual paths! And I loved the way that the stories were woven into the ways we can take care of ourselves, and the value we still have. Somehow your book made me FEEL valuable…not just the buzz words that say we are now “wise crones,” and that that has value. Being a “crone” isn’t at the top of the list for me in terms of how I want to see myself! So again, Thank you! Ami Linden

“But My Doctor Never Told Me That!”: Secrets for Creating Lifelong Health
“But My Doctor Never Told Me That!” reveals the secrets that will support you in creating lifelong health. This volume will assist you in developing and then achieving lifelong health.

Through a great love of life, which shines on every page, you motivate the reader to seek healthy functioning, to honor this marvelous body we have, to experience actually feeling good! And to support health rather than “fight” disease/trauma. Both for ourselves and for our amazing planet.
Lively, clear, easy to understand and relate to. You are not “on a pedestal, looking down.” You are on eye level. Above all you empower the reader to take responsibility for her own health and life.
Elizabeth Robinson, Springfield, Oregon

Mother Earth: Through the eyes of women photographers and writers (now out of print) 1992; 2002 (10th anniversary edition)

I finished a slow and lovely reading of Mother Earth last night and went to sleep smiling. What a beautiful job of choosing quotes and what marvelous pictures – but the result is still more than the sum of the parts…Your belief in beauty shines through your face as well as your words. If we could bottle and dispense that mein, we could cure the world of most of its ills. You make beauty where you walk.
Ann Zwinger, naturalist and author of Run, River, Run and Land Above the Tree

 

 

At One with All Life  May 12, 2004 (this book was published in 1990)

Dear Judith, This is Regina from Germany.Last summer, during my first trip to the States after 17 years, I found your book, “At One With All Life” and bought it. It’s been on my shelves since then. This week I’m not feeling well, stayed in bed a bit and got your book out of the shelves. Fascinating. It doesn’t seem like a book, it is more like the personal sharing of a close friend. It must all seem very long ago to you now. I just had to check a search engine for your name this morning and was delighted to find that you “still exist,” that obviously, yes, you’ve fulfilled the professional career you’d considered back then…
I had been interested in intentional communities myself quite a bit and visited some of them in the Eighties (Findhorn, Camphill, l’Arche, Innisfree, Taize). I got pregnant in 1988, my first child was born just when your book was published. At that time, my now husband still lived in a religious (ecumenical) community, which he left then to join me and the baby. We have four children now.
And, though they say that everyday life and chores is supposed to be the best teacher, I have discovered (especially since turning forty last year) that so many “sides of me” have been half-dead these past 14 years and I’m on my way of living more in touch with “what’s deep inside me” once again.
Why am I writing all of this? You probably have a busy life even without reading total strangers’ long e-mails!
It’s just this sense of closeness, of deep connection, that I’ve been feeling these days while reading your notes from 20 years ago . . .  so, though I’m a stranger to you, I can’t feel you’re a stranger to me, at least not the Judith you were when writing this book.
I hope life has been treating you well. You’re a very observant and intelligent and committed person and on your way must have been an inspiration to many.
Love and very best wishes from Germany, Regina