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 sugarbut 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.
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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 (www.nutraceuticalreport.com), 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