Even with advances in modern health care, in the last 15-20 years people from 1st world countries have been shifting away from traditional (allopathic) medicine to alternative health care in an attempt to naturally improve their overall health and to avoid or ameliorate the consequences of major diseases as well as the dreadful effects of medication and surgery.
Alternatives for Everyone, A Guide to Non-Traditional Health Care, is a wide-ranging, easy-to-understand book describing various alternative health care methods which are currently available.
For example, the Egoscue method helps people strengthen and heal their joint problems to avoid costly, painful hip and knee replacements. Many regularly prescribed medications which have disturbing and even dangerous side effects could be reduced or replaced. Colloidal silver fights bacterial infections without side effects while leaving no resistant strains. Feldenkrais method can be of help to stroke victims. Holistic and preventative cardiology can be an alternative to traditional heart doctors and perhaps prevent open-heart surgery. Eating properly and taking the right supplements can add years and energy to one's life, perhaps avoiding the alarming consequences of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Nutritious live food and fresh juices, organic produce and pasture-raised meats and eggs taste far better and are healthier than conventional foods. These are just a few of the benefits of alternative health care.
Cancer, heart and lung disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's and autism are increasing at alarming rates. The latest estimate now puts the chance of developing cancer at one out of every two people. In 2008, heart disease caused almost 25% of deaths - almost one in every four people in the United States alone. Statistics show that .93 percent (less than 1%) of the population had diabetes in 1958 but numbers have soared to 7.4% by 2015. 1 in every 9 people over the age of 65 have developed Alzheimer's disease, and the numbers are expected to surge as the elderly population increases. In the 1980s, one out of every 2,000 children had autism. Today, the CDC estimates that one in every 150 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder.
Medical costs have skyrocketed out of reach of many people, while air, water, and food are contaminated and dangerous. Half of all Americans live in areas with unhealthful levels of air pollution, placing them at risk for premature death and serious health effects. Clean, delicious water used to be free and plentiful. Nutritious, non-adulterated organic food is increasingly expensive, leaving millions of people only able to purchase cheap, poisoned, and gmo food with the approximate nutritional value of cardboard.
Alternatives for Everyone are needed.