Books Written by CHA of BC Members

The Canadian Herbalists Association of British Columbia (CHA of BC) welcomes the opportunity to publicize books that are written by our members. If you are a CHA of BC member and would like to add your book(s) to this page, please send the following items to info@chaofbc.ca

  • Book title, author(s), and year of publication
  • A link (internet or postal address) to where the book can be obtained
  • A cover of the book in .png or .jpg  format

Disclaimer: Please note: The information, opinions and views contained within any of the books do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the CHA of BC.  The books are for educational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.  All individuals are advised and encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified health care professional prior to starting any new treatment and consult a Registered Herbalist through a consultation for personalized programs related to ones unique health picture. Books are listed in alaphabetical order.

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Entwined: A Romantic Journey Back Into Health  By Dr. Holly Fourchaulk PhD, DNM, RHT, AAP

Duncan and Maria are a couple sandwiched in the middle of three generations, with three children and aging parents. This conventional family is forced to deal with a variety of health issues. Day-to-day living, backyard barbecues, and romantic weekend getaways, all happen during their journeys back into good health. Issues including diabetes, dementia, depression, arthritis, adrenal fatigue, allergies, addiction, excess weight, and many more common issues are addressed as people choose to eliminate the disorder rather than manage the symptoms. As the extended family moves through their lives, they model fun and humorous ways to support one another through their emotional challenges and relationships. Duncan and Maria share their journeys back into health that also involves the intimate, sexual, and sensual revitalizing of their marriage. Entwined, A Romantic Journey Back to Health explores sexual intimacy and passion, family dynamics, and both conventional and alternative healing methods and modalities to manage and even resolve physical and mental health. Click here to get your own copy!

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Fibromyalgia: A Journey Toward Healing  By Chanchal Cabrera, FNIMH, RHT, MSc.

Fibromyalgia is one of the fastest-growing diagnoses in the country. Yet, it’s also one of the most controversial diagnoses; many doctors deny its existence, while others use fibromyalgia as a fallback when they are unable to determine the actual cause of ill health. Fibromyalgia: A Journey Toward Healing offers hope and help to the 6 million people who suffer from this condition. With its holistic approach, it shows how patients can achieve lasting wellness and healing through changes in diet and lifestyle and by using herbs. Numerous self-help remedies as well as advice on exercise, physical therapy, and aromatherapy are presented. Click here to get your own copy!

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GLUTATHIONE: Your Body’s Secret Healing Agent  By Dr. Holly Fourchaulk PhD, DNM, RHT, AAP

Dr. Holly has explained in simple and effective ways the various roles of glutathione and how to increase glutathione in your body.  If the brain doesn’t have the nutrients to function, then surely that would impact our capacity to think, feel and be healthy. Learn about the conventional understanding of glutathione as a major redox mechanism in the cell and as a major anti-oxidant and how glutathione is involved in almost every process in the human body, from anti-oxidant to inflammation, from respiratory system to immune system, from cardiovascular to neurological to hormonal processes. Click here to get your own copy!

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The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies  By Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RHT

Inspired by the urgent need to recognize the value of mother earth and the gifts which she provides, especially plants – both serving as our foods and also our medicines and the importance of taking steps to maintain and preserve the health of the earth for our own wellbeing, the continued accessibility of our healing plants and the health of generations in the future.

This back-to-nature home remedy and herbal medicine making guide provides details on effective herbal medicines (kitchen vegetables, spices, well known herbal medicines and wild plants – from chamomile to fennel, self heal to sunflowers, nettle and sage) for common family health issues. Inside the 310 pages of this hardcover book you will find recipes for various common health concerns: from an upset stomach, indigestion to arthritis and sore muscles, wound healing to acne, eczema, hives and how to prepare them as medicine in the form of tinctures, teas, poultices and other applications including body care recipes (body washes, insect repellents, cleansers and hair masks).  Click here to get your own copy!

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Medicinal Herbs – Quick Reference Guide  By Julieta Criollo, DNM, CHT, RHT

A beautifully compiled selection of herbal monographs for the professional and serious student of herbal medicine. The Medicinal Herbs Quick Reference Guide boasts over 200 herbs which are thoughtfully divided into their applied body systems.  This book offers very pertinent and quick reference to topics such as actions, dosage, applications, and also contraindications. Certainly an asset to any library, the Medicinal Herbs Quick Reference Guide is currently an educational standard offered to students at Dominion Herbal College. Click here to get your own copy!

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Neem Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity  By Klaus Ferlow, HMH, HA

German Canadian Klaus Ferlow was one of the first to introduce the miraculous healing products from the Indian Neem tree to the West. As a teenager he’d developed a stubborn case of psoriasis which was resistant to both conventional and alternative treatments. His life changed 40 years later when he found out about the remarkable healing properties of Neem, a plant that healers in India have used for thousands of years. Within a few weeks Neem had finally freed him of the life-long condition.

As a manufacturer of botanicals, Klaus was in the ideal position to develop a variety of Neem products and make them available to the North American market, as early as 1994. The author traces his own healing journey and his lifelong fascination with the versatile Neem tree from Canada to the Indian subcontinent where the tree originated. The book includes a valuable guide to herbs, list many useful healing applications of Neem, and explores its politics and history. The endearing story of the Neem tree is told through the eyes of one of its most enthusiastic advocates. Klaus Ferlow has since established the Neem Research organization to protect and promote this precious healing gift to humanity. Click here to get your own copy!

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The Ultimate Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook  By Cobi Slater, PhD, DNM, RHT, RNCP, ROHP

The Ultimate Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook provides crucial information on how to eat a gluten and dairy free diet with ease. Included are hundreds of delicious and easy-to-make recipes for the whole family, a gluten free and dairy free pantry list, how to navigate your way through gluten free flours as well as a detailed list of foods to avoid. If you are struggling with health issues or you simply want to eat a healthier diet, then this gluten free and dairy free cookbook will be an excellent guide to help you and your family along the way to living a lifestyle of exceptional health.  Click here to get your own copy!

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The Ultimate Hormone Balancing Guidebook  By Cobi Slater, PhD, DNM, RHT, RNCP, ROHP

The Ultimate Hormone Balancing Guidebook offers a detailed account of the underlying causes as well as the standard and natural treatments for restoring hormone balance. With special sections dedicated to endocrine disruptors, liver toxicity, the stress effect, nutritional factors, testing procedures as well as bioidentical hormones, this guidebook gives the latest research based information on hormone disruption.

This comprehensive work provides traditional and natural solutions to balance hormones and achieve greater overall health for issues such as: Anxiety Depression Adrenal Fatigue Thyroid disorders Estrogen Dominance Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Fibroids Endometriosis Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Ovarian Cysts Menopause Andropause Weight Gain. Click here to get your own copy!