It is such a shame to see someone so blinded by their anger that they paid too much for this book that they rated the BOOK with only 1 star -- when it was not the book their grudge was about but the price. Dr. Schulze's book is indeed advertised at $16 because that was the original price, but it is definitely out of print and no one is selling it for that price anymore. The reason it is being sold for higher than that price is because it is a VALUED book and the quantity is scarce in comparison to demand.
I think the best way to give background for this book is to give some information about the author himself, from his weblink at Curezone:
In his hunger to learn about natural healing methods, Richard Schulze studied under two great healers. The first was Bernard Jensen. Tuition fees at Jensen's health ranch were $900. Richard sold his car for exactly that amount and hitch-hiked to the ranch. He was able to pay the fee but when the students all left to stay in a motel at the end of the day, he realized he needed a place to sleep! Without anyone being the wiser, Schulze slept in a hollow in the hedge bordering Jensen's property throughout the course. In the morning, he showered using a yard sprinkler. Later at the school of famed herbalist, John Christopher, Schulze became a teacher and practitioner. Incurables came to the school for help and Schulze started to realize the extent to which people could be helped with herbs and natural healing methods. With experience, he became convinced that herbal formulas needed to be strengthened to meet the increasing toxicity of the environment and deteriorating food sources. Many traditional herbal formulas, he felt, were not strong enough for today's world.
In the 1970's, when Schulze opened a clinic in California, he developed his own herbal preparations. Over a 20-year period, he often helped people who were dying. He quickly learned what it took to get people well. For those who came to him, he prepared potent herbal products using carefully chosen organically-grown herbs in high dosages. He developed a program for incurables and his clinic became known as a place where those who had no other hope would find help. Schulze says he was not trying to cheat death-he recognizes physical death as a natural and beautiful process. He says, "When we finally die after living a healthy natural lifestyle, what I have seen is we go with no pain, a big smile on our face..." Having said that he quickly points out that he respects the individual's freedom to choose: "Forcing someone to submit to natural healing is no different than someone forcing you to take drugs and have surgery."
He admits, as well, that many people who entered his clinic were not willing to do what is necessary to reverse their diseases naturally. He would not work with anyone who wasn't fully committed to taking responsibility for their own health and to regaining health.
He knew he had to be inconspicuous to avoid legal prosecution for treating people with diseases. There were no signs on his clinic and the windows were covered. Government regulators, however, targeted him as a result of a lecture he delivered at a convention. Government agents with battering rams, bulletproof vests, and machine guns broke in one night and carted him off to jail. He escaped a jail sentence on a technicality but knew he had to be careful. He closed his clinic. With a young family, his mission now is to inform those who are hungry for information about natural healing. He lectures and offers booklets, audiotapes and videotapes through The School of Natural Healing. The video programs, in particular, give step-by-step instructions on how to reverse debilitating diseases. A strong desire to regain health is necessary as the process of getting well becomes a full-time job in the early stages. Schulze explains methods to cleanse or clear toxins from the body-no small task in the beginning if an advanced disease is present. He also explains methods to increase circulation to speed healing, methods to rebuild tissue and methods to stay well. Schulze makes his potent herbal formulae and tinctures - formulated for today's more toxic world-available through the American Botanical Pharmacy.
"Many people," Schulze says, "want information specific to their disease."
However, in his practice he found, "...the basics of getting and staying well are so powerful, that 98% of the time specifics are not necessary."