Prescription Alternatives - by Earl Mindell & Virginia Hopkins

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For those who need to know what doctors and pharmaceutical companies are doing to people's health . . . this belongs in the library of every home." -- Lendon H. Smith, M.D., author of Feed Your Body Right Prescription

Alternativesis an easy-to-use, immediate reference for all the information you need about how medications affect your body, what you can do to counteract imbalances, and what alternative treatments work best. "FDA approved" doesn't mean it's safe! Prescription drugs can deplete the body of essential vitamins and minerals Studies show that H2 blockers for heartburn can cause bone loss Drugs to treat diabetes can increase risk of heart disease and death Covering the major prescription drugs in use today and their dangerous side effects, natural health expert Dr. Earl Mindell lays the foundation for a sound body with safer alternatives to these medicines. New drugs and natural alternatives for: Heart disease Diabetes Obesity-related ailments Asthma ADDX

Main description

Completely updated to include the latest prescription drugs the resource guide that belongs in the library of every home.
Dr . Lendon H. Smith

From Americas trusted nutrition and health experts, Dr. Earl Mindell and Virginia Hopkins, comes this updated fourth edition of their authoritative guide to prescription drugs and their natural alternatives. Prescription Alternatives draws from the most up-to-date research to give you the complete story on commonly prescribed drugs including FDA warnings, little-known side effects, vitamin robbers, and other dangers and provides a range of safer alternatives, such as natural home remedies, herbs, and other supplements.

Table of contents

Part 1: Laying the Foundation for Good Health
1. Changing the Pill-popping Mindset
2. Avoid Prescription Drug Abuse
3. How Your Body Processes Drugs
4. How Drugs Interact with Food, Drink, and Supplements
5. How Drugs Interact with Other Drugs
6. Surgery, Drugs, and Nutrition
7. How to Read Drug Labels and Information Inserts
Part 2: Prescription Drugs and their Natural Alternatives

8. The 6 Core Principles for Health
9. Drugs for Heart Disease
10. Drugs for the Digestive Tract
11. Cold, Cough, Asthma and Allergy Drugs
12. Drugs for Pain Relief
13. Antibiotics and Antifungals
14. Drugs for Insomnia, Anxiety, and Depression
15. Diabetes Drugs and Obesity Drugs
16. Drugs for Eye Disease
17. Drugs for the Prostate
18. Synthetic Hormones
19. Drugs for Osteoporosis
20. Drugs for Herpes
21. Drugs for Impotence
22. Drugs for ADHD

Author comments

Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D. is an internationally recognized expert on natural health and nutrition and the author of more than 30 books, including the international bestseller The Vitamin Bible, as well as The Herb Bible, The Supplement Bible, and The Allergy Bible. He is a popular lecturer and well-known authority on nutrients and natural health.

Virginia Hopkins, M.A. has written and co-authored more than 30 books on alternative health and nutrition, including the bestselling What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause (with John Lee, M.D.). She is the editor of the Virginia Hopkins Health Watch, a widely read e-mail newsletter.

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