What Your Doctor Hasn't Told You and the Health-store Clerk Doesn't Know: The Truth about Alternative Treatments and what Works

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Penguin, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 267 pages
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Millions of Americans turn to alternative medicine to treat chronic health problems when conventional medicine fails. Yet few doctors-or health store clerks and alternative practitioners-know what treatments are safe and effective. In this book, Edward Schneider, a leading researcher and clinician at the University of Southern California, arms readers with an overview of the latest medical research, then offers a proven formula for the best integrative therapy available to treat the most common health issues. From supplements and herbs, to acupuncture and yoga, What Your Doctor Hasn't Told You and the Health Store Clerk Doesn't Know outlines the myriad therapies used for:

- sleep problems
- joint, back, and neck pain
- depression and anxiety
- PMS and menopause
- prostate health
- heart disease and cancer
- memory loss, and more

An authoritative yet friendly guide, complete with hard-to-find dosage guidelines and advice on what therapies are just not worth your money, and packed with the type of information readers can take to the health store aisles and to their doctor, this book is essential reading for anyone considering alternative remedies
 

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User Review  - justablondemoment - LibraryThing

I found this book in my local library and checked it out as I am definitely an alternative medicine and herbal remedy type person. It was a pretty good book gave me some information that I wasn't aware of, but all in all, it was just an okay book. I've read better...read worse. Read full review

What Your Doctor Hasn't Told You and the Health Store Clerk Doesn't Know: The Truth About Alternative Treatments and What Works

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Researcher and clinician Schneider (gerontology, dean emeritus, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles) and coauthor Hirschman (The Chronic Pain Solution ) focus on 11 common disorders and perform ... Read full review

Contents

Shopping Smart for Alternative Medicine
1
Improving Function Easing Discomfort
25
Relief for Back and Neck Pain
53
Satisfying Sleep
79
Taming Depression and Anxiety
99
Natural Symptom Relief
117
Making Menopause More Comfortable
127
Revving Up Male Libido
151
Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke
169
Cancer Prevention and Treatment
215
The Longevity Top Ten
237
Take This to Your Doctor
243
Index
259
About the Authors
268
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Edward L. Schneider, M.D., one of the nation's leading experts on aging, and currently dean emeritus in gerontology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, as well as a practicing clinician, was formerly the deputy director of the National Institutes of Health's Institute on Aging. He has edited eleven books and written more than 180 scholarly articles. His television appearances include 20/20, Good Morning America, 48 Hours, and Larry King Live, and he is often quoted in such publications as Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

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