A Doctor's Guide to Alternative Medicine: What Works, What by Mel Borins, Bernie Siegel

By Mel Borins, Bernie Siegel

In the U.S. by myself, greater than 38 percentage of individuals use replacement medication to regard and stop clinical matters and greater than 50 percentage of individuals have attempted substitute drugs sooner or later of their existence. yet simply because a few humans do not feel their medical professionals see these tools as valid, sufferers frequently flip to unreliable assets equivalent to the web, celebrities, and so forth. for tips. With quite a bit incorrect information available in the market, how does an individual comprehend which suggestion to persist with and what really works?


In this ebook, Dr. Mel Borins solutions those questions utilizing the newest medical examine and double-blind stories to teach sufferers and physicians alike on which replacement remedies paintings, which don’t, and why. And extra importantly, it teaches them the right way to competently use those replacement remedies, as a credible resource of knowledge to complement their traditional drugs remedies. Written in transparent, obtainable language for the layperson whereas offering citations to complete experiences for the doctor, the e-book covers conventional therapeutic and natural treatments, actual remedies, mental cures, and usual health and wellbeing products--making it ideal for replacement drugs skeptics searching for tough facts, medical professionals of traditional drugs trying to comprehend why substitute cures paintings, and for these open to replacement drugs yet who are looking to comprehend the advantages and hazards; those comprise America's seventy eight million child Boomers who buy seventy seven percentage of all prescriptions medications and are searching for how one can deal with their overall healthiness matters with no inflicting extra of them.

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Depression can often be hereditary. When Jane was a teenager she visited her mother in the hospital and remembers seeing her “all doped up” and in bad shape. Jane vowed never to end up like her mother and refused the medication I prescribed. She was very interested in natural forms of healing, however, and was willing to take St. John’s wort. Over the next few weeks Jane improved; soon all her symptoms of depression disappeared, and she was in remission. When prescribing a drug for depression, many physicians advise patients to stay on the medication for nine to twelve months in order to prevent a relapse of depression.

5 Coon et al. also did a meta-analysis. 9 Safety of Red Clover The majority of the research seems to indicate that red clover is relatively safe from the standpoint of stimulating endometrial lining and breast tissue. There does not seem to be the same risk as taking hormone replacement therapy. indd 30 7/15/14 1:44 PM Red Clover for Menopausal Symptoms At least forty-five studies of over 430,000 women exposed to preparations containing isoflavones seem to suggest that red clover either has cancer-­preventive effects or does not have cancer-promoting effects (breast and endometrium) and that there is no increased cancer risk.

The Science behind Black Cohosh Remifemin, distributed by GlaxoSmithKline, is the name given to black cohosh extract, an herbal remedy corresponding to 20 mg of crude drug, and standardized to 1 percent of 27-deoxyacetine. Borrelli and Ernst did a review of six randomized, double-blind, controlled trials on Remifemin involving a total of 1,112 women. While evidence gathered does not consistently demonstrate an effect of black cohosh on menopausal symptoms, a beneficial effect of black cohosh on symptoms was found for women in perimenopause.

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