"[Wolf] Storl's fast-paced journey through the material reads like an adventure story of the author's own migration from sickness to health and of his education in Lyme disease."
--From the foreword by Matthew Wood, author of The Book of Herbal Wisdom
and The Hearthwise Herbal
"Medical anthropologist and herbalist Wolf Storl presents a thoroughly fascinating compendium of science, history, and ethnographic lore on this mysterious and multi-faceted illness."
--Ralph Metzner, PhD, president of The Green Earth Foundation and author of Green Psychology
and MindSpace and TimeStream
"Paracelsus fought against the medical establishment of his time by demonstrating that folk medicine is not just 'old-wives' tales, ' and Wolf Storl does the same in this remarkable book."
--Richard Rudgley, PhD, anthropologist, BBC television presenter, and author of Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age
and The Encyclopedia of Phsychoactive Substances
"Wolf Storl uniquely combines science and his personal account of Lyme disease with insightful philosophy. Healing Lyme Disease Naturally
is an important contribution to the literature of this misunderstood disease and a delight to read."
--Kris Hill, herbalist
"Storl's experience as a well-seasoned anthropologist is evident in his exploration of the relationship between medicine, culture, and politics. ... I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in herbalism, natural healing, or the history of chronic disease treatment, and would consider it required reading for anyone dealing with chronic Lyme disease. Storl puts faith in nature's ability to heal, but also puts responsibility on the patient to create an environment that facilitates healing. ... The book is intriguing, and stimulates you to ask many questions and self-reflect. It has spoken to me so clearly with words that reflect my philosophy and desire for my own treatment. Truly one of the best books I've read in ages."
--Kim Christensen, Lymenaide
About the Author
Wolf D. Storl received his BA in anthropology from Ohio State University, his MA in sociology from Kent State University, and his PhD in Ethnology/Anthropology from the University of Berne, Switzerland. He has been a guest professor at the University of Berne, lecturing on cultural ecology, a Visiting Scholar at the Benares Hindu University, India, Department of Sociology, and has taught courses such as medical anthropology at Sheridan College in Wyoming.
Dr. Storl, who has spent time pursuing anthropological interests in India, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, China, and Japan, has published twenty-eight books in German (three are available in English) covering such topics as traditional folk medicine, medicinal paradigms of native people, herb lore, and ethnobotany. His books and articles have been translated into various languages (Czech, Polish, Lithuanian, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Japanese). Currently a freelance writer and lecturer, Dr. Storl has appeared on numerous radio and television broadcasts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Great Britain (BBC).