JOE GRAEDON, MS, pharmacologist, and TERESA GRAEDON, PhD, medical anthropologist, are authors of the nationally syndicated newspaper column "The People's Pharmacy." Between them, they have written many books, including the New York Times bestseller The People's Pharmacy. They also host a syndicated radio show of the same name. They reside in Durham, North Carolina.
Best Choices from the People's Pharmacyby Joe Graedon, Teresa Graedon
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From the trusted authors of The People's Pharmacy syndicated newspaper column comes an essential reference that empowers readers to make intelligent, informed choices from among the array of treatment optionshome remedies, herbal and nutritional supplements, and prescription and over-the-counter drugsavailable today.
We can read the newspaper for candid restaurant or movie reviews or consult Consumer Reports for an impartial analysis of the best buys on toasters or automobiles. But where can we find objective evaluations of popular treatments for conditions like arthritis, high cholesterol, and migraines?
Joe and Teresa Graedon, the best-selling authors of The People's Pharmacy, will fill the void with a comprehensive new reference that presents all the information readers need to become savvy health-care consumers. The book offers:
• best-choice treatments for 50 medical conditionsfrom allergies, asthma, and heartburn to high blood pressure and osteoporosis
• a remedy ratings guide to compare the effectiveness and affordability of various treatment options
• compelling new information on the potential dangers of generic drugs
Featuring a list of the authors' must-have remedies and organized alphabetically by condition for fast, easy access, this trustworthy, practical guide should find a sizable and grateful audience.
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As a practicing physician with little time for reading, i read this book from cover to cover in one day. Lots of practical information on what works and what doesn't work in alternative medicine along with a very balanced view on the roles of alternative and traditional medicine. My wife, a family physician herself, agrees that this is the best book yet for individuals who believe in self-care. So much so that she recommends it to her patients as a must-read. Enjoy it. Elias Anaissie, MD
I have the Graedons' original 'The People's Pharmacy' and always found it a useful and helpful book. When I discovered they published this book which reviews the usefulness of a wide range of treatments for common health and mental health ailments (such as acne, allergies, depression, foot odor, insomnia, weight loss and more), I got it also and was not disappointed. This is a great reference, written in a down-to-earth manner, reviewing the most useful, best treatments for 2 dozen conditions. It gave me information I didn't know or even think to try. A must-have for anyone.
On an airplane ride recently, my husband pulled this book out of his backpack. I grabbed it because I had a particular problem I wanted advice about. . .my daughter's acne. I easily located a section (12 pages) in the book that thoroughly decribed several acne treatments, recommendations, causes, and many question/answer examples. I found this so informative that I began to read through the book, learning new things (I am an RN), and wanting to try many home remedies and over-the-counter products. I am excited to own this reference book, and know it will be used over and over. I have recommended it to all of my friends, and told them: 'Before you call your doctor, you may want to read about your problem in this book.'
For anyone trying to keep up with both prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as some tried and true home remedies, this book is wonderful. The Graedons have devoted themselves to deciphering and decoding the very confusing world of health care and traditional and non-traditional medications and practices for all Americans. Their new book is the absolute best. It is very easy to read and understand, and makes what is usually a very confusing endeavor (sifting through the morass of modern American medicine) much less intimidating. I find this book to be extremely helpful.
Joe and Terry Graedon have a unique perspective. They understand traditional remedies AND alternative remedies and, thus, are in a great position to provide a balanced view of the pros and cons of various traditional and non traditional approaches to treatment of conditions. This is a 'must have' volume for folks who are attracted to the idea of self care.