AARP Prescription for Drug Alternatives: All Natural Options for Better Health without the Side Effects

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 30, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 504 pages
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AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. James Balch and Mark Stengler, coauthors of the hugely successful Prescription for Natural Cures, and Robin Young Balch have teamed up to create the most comprehensive and up-to-date book available on natural alternatives to prescription medications. The book provides natural, safe, and effective ways to treat a wide range of common ailments, including ADHD, allergies, diabetes, depression, erectile dysfunction, eczema, heart disease, headaches, and PMS. You'll read in-depth information, not found in any other popular book, about the pros and cons of prescription and over-the-counter drugs compared with natural treatment alternatives ranging from diet and lifestyle changes to supplements and herbal medicines.

"This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to take charge of his or her health. Read it to live long and well."
Hyla Cass, M.D., author of Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know about Nutrition

"An outstanding resource for comparing common pharmaceutical and holistic treatments."
Ronald M. Lawrence, M.D., coauthor of Preventing Arthritis and The Miracle of MSM

"A must-read for every person who wants to achieve better health and avoid the dangers of synthetic medications. The authors do an exceptional job by telling you everything you need to know about getting well and how to use supplements correctly and safely."
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph., author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist

 

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Contents

Pharmaceuticals
Natural Alternatives
Staying Safe with Pharmaceuticals
References
References
What Is Acne?
Acne Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Acne Drugs
Guggul Commiphora mukul
Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum
Hydroxycitric Acid HCA
Inositol
Iron
Lcarnitine
Licorice Glycyrrhiza glabra
Lipoic Acid

References
What Are Allergies?
Allergy Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Allergy Drugs
References
What Is Reflux?
Antacid and Reflux Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Antacid and Reflux Drugs
References
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Anxiety Drugs
References
What Is Atherosclerosis?
Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Atherosclerosis Drugs
References
What Is ADHD?
What Causes ADHD?
ADHD Drugs
Natural Alternatives to ADHD Drugs
References
What Is Blood Pressure?
Blood Pressure Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Blood Pressure Drugs
References
What Is Cholesterol?
What Happens to the Arteries?
Cholesterol Ranges
Cholesterol Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Cholesterol Drugs
References
What Is the Common Cold?
Natural Alternatives to Common Cold Drugs
References
What Is Depression?
Depression Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Depression Drugs
References
What Is Diabetes?
Diabetes Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Diabetes Drugs
References
What Is Eczema?
Eczema Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Eczema Drugs
References
What Is ED?
Natural Alternatives to Erectile Dysfunction Drugs
References
What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Glaucoma Drugs
References
What Are Headaches?
Tension Headache Drugs
Migraine Headache Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Headache Drugs
References
What Is Herpes?
Natural Alternatives to Herpes Drugs
References
What Is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroid Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Hypothyroid Drugs
References
What Is Menopause?
Menopause Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Menopause Drugs
References
What Is Obesity?
Obesity Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Obesity Drugs
References
What Is Osteoarthritis?
Natural Alternatives to Osteoarthritis Drugs
References
What Is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis Drugs
Natural Alternatives to Osteoporosis Drugs
References
What Is PMS?
PMS Drugs
Natural Alternatives to PMS Drugs
References
What Is BPH?
Natural Alternatives to Prostate Drugs
References
Acetylcarnitine
Adrenal Extract
Arginine
Artichoke Cynara scolymus
Astragalus Astragalus membranaceus
Beta Sitosterol
Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus
Biotin
BoswelliaBoswellia serrata
Burdock Arctium lappa
Butchers Broom Ruscus aculeatus
Calendula Calendula officinalis
Carotenoids
Cascara Rhamnus purshiana
Chamomile Matricaria recutita
Chondroitin Sulfate
Cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Conjugated Linoleic Acid CLA
Cranberry Vaccinium macrocarpon
Dandelion Taraxacum officinalis
DHEA Dehydroepiandrosterone
Elderberry Sambucus nigra
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
Fish Oil
Flaxseed Oil Linum usitatissimum
GABA GammaAmino Butyric Acid
Ginger Zingiber officinalis
Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba
Ginseng American Panax quinquefolius
Ginseng Eleuthero Eleutherococcus senticosus
Goldenseal Hydrastis canadensis
Green Tea Camellia sinensis
Ltheanine
Lysine
Manganese
Milk Thistle Silybum marianum
MSM Methylsulfonylmethane
Nettle Urtica dioica
Peppermint Mentha piperita
Phosphorus
Potassium
Propolis
Red Yeast Rice
Selenium
Senna Cassia senna
Soy Isoflavones
Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia
Turmeric Curcuma longa
Vanadium
Vitamin B1 Thiamin
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid
Vitamin B12 Cobalamin
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Willow Salix alba
Zinc
Acetaminophen
Alendronate
Alprazolam
Aluminum and Magnesium Hydroxide
Amitriptyline
Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine
Atenolol
Atorvastatin
Benazepril
Betaxolol
Brompheniramine
Budesonide Nasal Inhaler
Buspirone
Calcitonin Injectable
Captopril
Carteolol
Cetirizine
Chlorpropamide
Cimetidine
Clemastine
Clopidogrel
Codeine
Desloratadine
Dessicated Thyroid
Dextroamphetamine
Diclofenac
Diltiazem
Doxazosin
Dutasteride
Escitalopram
Estrogen Bioidentical
Etodolac
Famotidine
Fexofenadine
Flunisolide Nasal Inhalation
Fluticasone Nasal Inhalation
Furosemide
Glimepiride
Glipizide and Metformin
Glyburide and Metformin
Ibandronate
Indomethacin
Ipratropium Nasal
Irbesartan
Ketorolac
Lansoprazole
Levobunolol
Liothyronine Sodium
Lisinopril
Lorazepam
Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide
Lovastatin
Magnesium Hydroxide
Metoclopramide
Metipranolol Opthalmic
Montelukast
Nabumetone
Naproxen
Nicardipine
Nicotinic Acid
Nizatidine
Omeprazole
Oxaprozin
Oxymetazoline
Paroxetine
Pemoline
Phentermine
Pioglitazone Hydrochloride
Pravastatin
Progesterone Bioidentical
Propranolol
Pseudoephedrine
Pseudoephedrine Combined with Triprolidine
Raloxifene
Ranitidine
Risedronate
Rosiglitazone Maleate
Rosiglitazone Maleate and Metformin Hydrochloride
Salicylic Acid Topical
Sibutramine
Simvastatin
Sulindac
Tadalafil
Telmisartan
Teriparatide
Testosterone Synthetic
Timolol
Tolmetin
Travoprost
Valacyclovir
Vardenafil
Verapamil
Zoledronic Acid
Zolmitriptan
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