Alternative Cures That Really Work: They've Passed Scientific Scrutiny-Now Discover What These Proven Remedies Can Do for You

Alternative Cures That Really Work: They've Passed Scientific Scrutiny-Now Discover What These Proven Remedies Can Do for You

by Ronald Hoffman, Barry Fox


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Dr. Ronald Hoffman and Dr. Barry Fox, two of the nation's top experts on natural and alternative therapies, have teamed up to present the very best that complementary and alternative medicine has to offer.

Did you know that:

-the herb valerian may alleviate anxiety without causing drowsiness?

-homeopathy may clear nasal congestion as effectively as prescription nasal drops?

-cinnamon may help control blood sugar—but the trace mineral chromium may work even better?

-acupuncture may enhance the effectiveness of a common pain reliever for osteoarthritis?

What distinguishes these from other natural and alternative therapies is that they actually work. Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Fox have screened and evaluated hundreds of remedies to identify those that are scientifically proven to be effective for specific health concerns. Their exclusive one- to five-star rating system allows readers to review and compare remedies at a glance to try those of their choosing with confidence. No other book of natural and alternative treatments has used such rigorous scientific standards to determine which treatments are worthy of recommendation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594864537
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 08/21/2007
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.17(d)

About the Author

Ronald Hoffman, MD, is medical director of the Hoffman Center, one of New York City's preeminent complementary medical care facilities. He is the author of several books and the host of Health Talk, a 2-hour radio program that airs on WOR in New York City and network affiliates throughout the country.

Barry Fox, PhD, is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller The Arthritis Cure. He serves as chair of the Consumer Advisory Council of the American Nutraceutical Association and editor-in-chief of Nutraceutical Report (, an online health journal. He has made more than 200 guest appearances on national and regional television and radio.

Table of Contents

Which Alternative Cures Really Work?     1
Understanding Medical Studies     7
Alternative Approaches to Alzheimer's Disease     13
Alternative Approaches to Anxiety     27
Alternative Approaches to Asthma     37
Alternative Approaches to Colds     50
Alternative Approaches to Constipation     63
Alternative Approaches to Coronary Heart Disease     71
Alternative Approaches to Depression     93
Alternative Approaches to Diabetes     112
Alternative Approaches to Diarrhea     137
Alternative Approaches to Fibromyalgia     161
Alternative Approaches to High Blood Pressure     168
Alternative Approaches to High Cholesterol     187
Alternative Approaches to Insomnia     209
Alternative Approaches to Menopausal Hot Flashes     219
Alternative Approaches to Migraines     227
Alternative Approaches to Osteoarthritis     248
Alternative Approaches to Osteoporosis     274
Alternative Approaches to Pimples     285
Alternative Approaches to PMS     295
Alternative Approaches to Prostate Enlargement     306
Alternative Approaches to Rheumatoid Arthritis     319
Endnotes     331
Index     371

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