What the drug companies won't tell you and your doctor doesn't know: the alternative treatments that may change your life-- and the prescriptions that could harm you

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Atria Books,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
Description
From one of today's leading authorities on natural medicine comes a provocative look into how the pharmaceutical and medical industries have created our current health crisis and a practical guide to the holistic treatments that may help you and your loved ones.

Modern medicine offers many wonders, but an ever-present reliance on medications to cure what ails us is at the core of America's health crisis. Drawing on more than thirty years' worth of scientific research, Dr. Michael T. Murray has assembled irrefutable evidence that the pharmaceutical treatments for the most common diseases that plague our society are often ineffective and result in serious, widespread side effects -- the existence of which is frequently hidden from the public.

What the Drug Companies Won't Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn't Know offers a close look at the way that the American healthcare system has evolved in the last fifty years and examines the roles of the FDA, the pharmaceutical monopolies, and the medical community in producing what has become a failing healthcare system with little accountability. Dr. Murray illustrates how a nationwide dependence on pills has hobbled health in America and resulted in a national wellness epidemic as lifestyle, ignorance, and politics collide in our medicine cabinets.

At a time when adverse reactions to over-the-counter and prescription drugs are currently estimated to kill more than 100,000 Americans a year (making this the fourth leading cause of death in the United States behind cancer, heart disease, and stroke) and when Americans use more than 40 percent of all of the prescription drugs produced in the world each year (according to the World Health Organization) yet are forty-second in terms of life expectancy, we must radically reevaluate the way that we take care of ourselves.

Both a call to arms and a practical guide to the natural treatments that could revolutionize both your health and the well-being of the entire nation, What the Drug Companies Won't Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn't Know provides clear guidance on the steps needed to help you lead a fitter, happier, and healthier life.

More Details
ISBN:
9781416549338
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 1427cdd8-3224-af7b-1345-7ac2832c9450
full_title what the drug companies won t tell you and your doctor doesn t know the alternative treatments that
author murray michael t
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:53AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Murray, Michael T.
author_display Murray, Michael T
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 1427cdd8-3224-af7b-1345-7ac2832c9450
isbn 9781416549338
item_details ils:.b13247980|.i14297723|Central Adult Nonfiction|615.535 MURRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 27, 2017|can||
itype_arlington Hardback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 615.535 MURRA
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9781416549338
publishDate 2009
record_details ils:.b13247980|Book|Books|1st Atria Books hardcover ed.|English|Atria Books,|2009.|339 p. : ill., charts ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13247980|.i14297723|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Alternative medicine, Naturopathy, Pharmaceutical industry -- Corrupt practices -- United States
title_display What the drug companies won't tell you and your doctor doesn't know : the alternative treatments that may change your life-- and the prescriptions that could harm you
title_full What the drug companies won't tell you and your doctor doesn't know : the alternative treatments that may change your life-- and the prescriptions that could harm you / Michael T. Murray
title_short What the drug companies won't tell you and your doctor doesn't know :
title_sub the alternative treatments that may change your life-- and the prescriptions that could harm you