READING THIS BOOK MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE!
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?
SOME STARTLING FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Cholesterol-lowering medications can actually increase your chances of dying.
The rise in asthma deaths may be linked to high-strength inhalers.
In many 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.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health estimates 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.
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Lynn McTaggart is an American investigative journalist with 20 years' experience writing hard-hitting books and articles. She is the author of The Baby Brokers. She lives with husband in London, England.Review:
'Rings the alarm bells on procedures well before they become the stuff of national panic.' Observer 'The ultimate almanac by a pioneer and innovator in the field of health ... Engaging, provocative and a must-read for all.'' Dr Gillian McKeith `A mine of subversive information...irresistibly argued. Lynne McTaggart is a very big thorn in the side of the medical propaganda machine.' DR KEITH MUMBY, author of The Allergy Handbook `A hugely impressive book, and the finest critique of modern medical practice I have yet read. Lynne McTaggart takes a scalpel straight to the heart of medicine's most cherished dogmas. Essential reading...' PETER COX, health campaigner and bestselling author 'A fascinating and well-researched expose.' Patrick Holford 'Lynne McTaggart has done the public a huge service by highlighting modern medicine's major failings in this book. Reading it will help ensure that we can make more informed choices about the healthcare we choose.' Dr John Briffa
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Book Description Harper Perennial, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110380796074
Book Description Harper Perennial, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st Avon ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0380796074