What Doctors Don t Tell You

What Doctors Don t Tell You
Author: Lynne McTaggart
Publsiher: Thorsons Publishers
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2005
Genre: Consumer education
ISBN: 0007176279

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New edition of this highly controversial and campaigning book that reveals the truth about the pills and procedures your doctor prescribes and offers proven alternatives for diagnosing, preventing and treating many illnesses. Includes updated information on all the most recent health issues - vaccination, HRT, Viagra, IVF and more. Every year, 1.17 million British people - a population the size of Birmingham - are put in a hospital bed by a medical procedure gone wrong. And 80% of most of the treatments we take for granted have never been scientifically proven to work. In this groundbreaking book, leading health campaigner Lynne McTaggart reveals the real secrets of modern medicine. Extensively revised and updated, this new edition tackles some of the most worrying health issues of recent years. For example, did you know: * Statin drugs, the new miracle cure for high cholesterol, are causing a heart failure epidemic? * SSRI drugs - now come with a black box warning about suicide risk to children * HRT, touted as the most important preventative treatment for all the diseases of female old age, actually causes heart disease, dementia, strokes and cancer? * IVF could be causing cases of breast cancer? * The statistics about illnesses prevented by vaccination are vastly overplayed? * Viagra, the great white hope of male impotence, has caused a rash of sudden deaths and is effective, at most, only half the time. What Doctors Don't Tell You gives you all the information you need to take your health into your own hands, exposing the true dangers of conventional medicine and offering up-to-the-minute, scientifically proven alternatives for diagnosing, preventing and treating many illnesses.

What Doctors Don t Tell You

What Doctors Don t Tell You
Author: Lynne McTaggart
Publsiher: Avon
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1999-08-01
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0380807610

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Americans have become so accustomed to following doctors' orders that many prescriptions, medical tests, and surgical procedures are accepted without question. This blind faith can be dangerous! Modern medicine offers us a wide range of powerful treatments for ailments large and small. But did you know that some common "cures" come with serious, life-threatening risks, or may do nothing at all? This book contains much more vital information you need to know to take charge of your health--before you see your doctor. Includes information on: cholesterol-lowering medications; high-strength asthma inhalers; steroids; antibiotics; and Ritalin. Some startling facts you should know: Some sholesterol-lowering medications can actually increase your chances of dying. The rise in asthma deaths may be linked to high-strength inhalers. In some cases, it's safer to do nothing than have surgery for prostate cancer. Steroids, now widely prescribed for many minor conditions, can cause immediate, permanent, debilitating damage. Bone scans to screen for osteoporosis are imprecise, often inaccurate, and may not signify anything. In the overwhelming majority of cases, antibiotics are prescribed for conditions they cannot treat. Ritalin, taken by as many as a million American children, has questionable benefits, numerous side effects, and a high potential for addiction or abuse.“P> The U.S. Natinoal Institutes of Health estimate that 90% of patients who undergo bypass surgery receive almost no benefits. and much more vital information you need to know--before you see your doctor.

When Doctors Don t Listen

When Doctors Don t Listen
Author: Dr. Leana Wen,Dr. Joshua Kosowsky
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-01-15
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781250013576

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In this examination of the doctor-patient relationship, Drs. Wen and Kosowsky argue that diagnosis, once the cornerstone of medicine, is fast becoming a lost art, with grave consequences. Using real-life stories of cookbook-diagnoses-gone-bad, the doctors illustrate how active patient participation can prevent these mistakes. Wen and Kosowsky offer tangible follow-up questions patients can easily incorporate into every doctor's visit to avoid counterproductive and even potentially harmful tests. In the pursuit for the best medical care available, readers can't afford to miss out on these inside-tips and more: - How to deal with a doctor who seems too busy to listen to you - 8-Pillars to a Better Diagnosis - How to tell the whole story of your illness - Learning test risks and evaluating whether they're worth it - How to get a working diagnosis at the end of every doctor's visit By empowering patients to engage with their doctors as partners in their diagnosis, When Doctors Don't Listen is an essential guide that enables patients to speak up and take back control of their health care.

Hippocrates Shadow

Hippocrates  Shadow
Author: David H. Newman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2009-09-15
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781416551546

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"Aclear-sighted, heartfelt, and humane story of the needless tests and treatments that cripple healthcare....as a guide to good medicine, it may help us get back to the essence of what good doctors do: be with patients in healing." —Samuel Shem, M.D., author of The House of God and The Spirit of the Place In Hippocrates’ Shadow, Dr. David H. Newman upends our understanding of the doctor-patient relationship and offers a new paradigm of honesty and communication. He sees a disregard for the healing power of the bond that originated with Hippocrates, and, ultimately, a disconnect between doctors and their oath to"do no harm." Exposing the patterns of secrecy and habit in modern medicine’s carefully protected subculture, Dr. Newman argues that doctors and patients cling to tradition and yield to demands for pills or tests. Citing fascinating studies that show why antibiotics for sore throats are almost always unnecessary; how cough syrup is rarely more effective than a sugar pill; and why CPR is violent, invasive—and almost always futile, this thought-provoking book cuts to the heart of what really works, and what doesn’t, in medicine.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About TM Menopause

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About TM   Menopause
Author: John R. Lee,Virginia Hopkins
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2004-02-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780759510043

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Arguing that giving estrogen replacement therapy to women after menopause is medically the wrong thing to do, Lee suggests that natural progesterone can prevent most of the unpleasant side effects of menopause, including osteoporosis and weight gain.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About TM Autoimmune Disorders

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About TM   Autoimmune Disorders
Author: Stephen B. Edelson,Deborah Mitchell
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2003-03-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780759527560

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Dr. Edelson discusses the most common types of autoimmune diseases, outlining their symptoms, causes, and risk factors. He describes his own revolutionary program for treating the root of all autoimmune disorders--without drugs--providing readers with new hope for getting back on the road to better health.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Heart Disease

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Heart Disease
Author: Mark Houston
Publsiher: Grand Central Life & Style
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-02-06
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781455506538

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Coronary heart disease has long been the number one killer in this country, and for decades, we have been told about five basic risk factors: elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and smoking. But the truth is that heart disease is much more complex-- with close to 400 risk factors! In this innovative guide, Dr. Mark Houston helps readers discover the causes of heart disease, how to prevent and treat its debilitating effects via nutrition, nutritional supplements, exercise, weight management, and lays to rest to various myths (cholesterol is not the primary cause) based on scientific studies and medical publications. Readers will also learn how to indentify the risk factors most likely to endager them and construct an arsenal of non-pharmacological preventitive strategies that can counteract this most deadly disease.

Jennifer s Way

Jennifer s Way
Author: Jennifer Esposito
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-04-22
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780738217116

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Award-winning actress and health advocate Jennifer Esposito's guide to getting a proper diagnosis for celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders, with practical tips and healing recipes Celiac disease afflicts as many as one in 133 Americans. Unfortunately, 83 percent of them are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, suffering through years of pain and misunderstanding. Award-winning actress Jennifer Esposito was one of them, only receiving an official diagnosis after decades of mysterious illnesses and misdiagnoses. In Jennifer's Way, Esposito shares her personal journey, from her childhood in Brooklyn and years as a young actress to her struggle for an accurate diagnosis and quest to take charge of her health. She also offers strategies for managing daily life with a chronic condition. "[Esposito's] rags-to-riches story will keep readers turning pages...The second section of the book is a helpful guide to living with celiac disease." -- Publishers Weekly