MINDELL Prescription Alternatives

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Prescription Alternatives

 
9780130285515: Prescription Alternatives

Earl L. Mindell draws on his encyclopedic knowledge of pharmacology, nutrition, and natural healing to present a comprehensive survey of more than 1,000 simple, safe, and nature-based remedies that can replace the most commonly used prescription drugs in the treatment of depression, heart conditions, cancer, digestive problems, obesity, arthritis, anxiety, colds, and more.

In this updated, second edition of the authoritative guide to personal health control, Mindell shows that you can solve your health problems without using drugs and teaches you how to be a knowledgeable and conservative drug user as well as how to monitor your health as you switch from drugs to natural health.

The reader will learn:
-- The many hidden side effects and dangerous interactions of drugs
-- How a drug can weaken the body
-- Which parts of the body are affected by drugs and which nutrients are depleted

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Each year, 140,000 Americans die from the adverse effects of prescription drug use, and 938,000 Americans are "injured" due to prescription and dispensing errors. Eleven million people are abusing prescription drugs. Drug companies are forming "alliances" with HMOs to control the drugs you take, often at the expense of simpler, cheaper, and healthier lifestyle changes. No wonder alternative-medicine crusader Earl Mindell, author of Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible and Earl Mindell's Herb Bible, wants you to inform yourself and take control of your treatment. "Physicians ... are trained to diagnose a disease and find a pill to treat it with," he says. It's up to us, the patients, to investigate the potential side effects of our prescription drugs and alternatives to taking them.

Prescription Alternatives is a layperson's crash course in prescription drugs and alternative treatments, such as dietary changes and nutritional supplements. Mindell covers drug interactions, how to read labels and inserts, and how to avoid abuse. He discusses prescription drugs and alternative treatments in detail for heart disease, digestive diseases, respiratory illnesses, pain relief, infections, sleep disorders, depression, diabetes, eye diseases, prostate enlargement, hormone replacement, osteoporosis, and herpes. This is information you won't get from your HMO--and in this case, what you don't know can hurt you. --Joan Price

About the Author:

Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert on natural health and nutrition. He is the author of more than thirty books, including the international bestseller The Vitamin Bible.
Virginia Hopkins, M.A., has written or coauthored more than thirty books on alternative health and nutrition, including the bestselling What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause (with John Lee, M.D.).

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