About the Author

Kathleen Barnes has 15 natural health books to her credit as author, co-author or editor. Her passion for natural health and sustainable living has its roots in the early days of the natural health movement.

For nearly seven years, Kathleen wrote the weekly natural health column for Woman's World magazine. She has been a part of the effort to raise public awareness of healthy living as an advocate and yoga teacher for more than 30 years. 

She also owns Take Charge Books, a publishing company that offers a unique model of publishing that encourages first time authors and any author who wants to publish a book in a conscious manner. 

She'll be updating her HCG journey regularly on this site and she covers more broad topics at her main website


Among Kathleen’s other book titles:

·       Author of Rx from the Garden: 101 Food Cures You Can Easily Grow (Adams Media, 2011).

·       Author with Dr. Tranquility Lydia Belton, Ph.D.: Let the Sun Shine In: The Miracle of Vitamin D (work-in-progress, Take Charge Books, 2011).

·       Editor of Be Young and Beyond by Shu Li, Ph.D. and Ping Wu, M.D., Ph.D. (YoungBodyMind Books, 2011). 

·       Editor of Life and Spirit in the Quantum Field by Doug Bennett (Take Charge Books 2010).

·       Author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women (2nd edition) with Dr. Hyla Cass (Take Charge Books, 2008).

·       Author of The Calcium Lie: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know Might Kill You with Dr. Robert Thompson (Take Charge Books, 2008).

·       Author of The Secret of Health: Breast Wisdom with Dr. Ben Johnson (Morgan James, 2007).

·       Author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Woman’s Take Charge Program with Dr. Hyla Cass (McGraw-Hill, 2005). Nautilus Award finalist 2005.

·       Author of Users Guide to Natural Hormone Replacement (Basic Health Publications, 2006).

·       Author of User’s Guide to Thyroid Disorders (Basic Health Publications, 2006).

·       Author of Arthritis and Joint Health (Woodland Publishing, 2005).


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