Based on hundreds of the most definitive studies and conversations with leading doctors and health specialists, Your Health uncovers what works and what doesn't when it comes to improving your health. Discover which treatments help cure ailments and which common products and practices-from artificial sweeteners to acupuncture-are safe and effective. Divided into four parts this book will help you make the most of your health:
Part 1-Getting the Truth: Learn how to be a smart medical consumer, from understanding your condition to figuring out which websites you can trust Part 2-Your General Health: Covers skin and hair treatments; liposuction; supplements; tooth whiteners; foods, drinks, and your diet; Weight loss and fitness; breastfeeding, childbirth, and fertility; home medical tests, mattresses, and other things around the house; what's in your medicine cabinet; medical tests Part 3-Treating What Ails You: Acne, Allergies, Snoring, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain, Bad Breath, Breast Cancer, Bruises, Colds, Cold Sores, Colon Cancer, Constipation, Coughs, Depression, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Ear Infections, Eczema, Fatigue, Flatulence, Flu, Headache, Heartburn, Heart Disease, Nicotine Addiction, Yeast Infections, Insomnia, Varicose Veins, Migraines, Nausea, Ulcers, Osteoporosis, Warts, Prostate Cancer, Prostate Enlargement, Restless Legs Syndrome, Premenstrual Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, Urinary Tract Infection, Menopause Symptoms, Alzheimer's Disease, and High Cholesterol.
Part 4-Is it Safe or Dangerous?: Acupuncture, Anesthesia, Antibiotics, Tattoos, Breast Implants, Bug Spray, Cell Phones, Chiropractic, Commuting, Cookware, Dental Fillings, Deodorant, Flu Shots, Food Colorings, Generic Drugs, Hospitals, Sleeping Pills, Styrofoam Cups, Mail-Order Drugs, Hot Tubs, Manicures, Salad Bars, Microwave Ovens, Humidifiers, Sushi, Tanning Salons, Antidepressants, Television, Vaccinations, Video Games, X-rays, Yoga, Household Cleaners, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), Hormone Replacement Therapy, Vitamins and Minerals, Artificial Sweeteners, Barbecued Meat, Blood Transfusions, and High-Fructose Corn Syrup.
Before taking medicine, start a new diet or exercise regime, get a medical test, or swallow a supplement, why not find out if it works-or if something else might work better?