By Mel Borins, Bernie Siegel

ISBN-10: 1493005952

ISBN-13: 9781493005956

In the U.S. on my own, greater than 38 percentage of individuals use replacement drugs to regard and forestall scientific matters and greater than 50 percentage of individuals have attempted replacement drugs at some point soon of their existence. yet simply because a few humans do not feel their medical professionals see these tools as valid, sufferers usually flip to unreliable resources akin to the net, celebrities, and so forth. for assistance. With loads incorrect information available in the market, how does an individual understand which suggestion to persist with and what really works?


In this e-book, Dr. Mel Borins solutions those questions utilizing the most recent clinical examine and double-blind reviews to teach sufferers and physicians alike on which substitute remedies paintings, which don’t, and why. And extra importantly, it teaches them tips on how to accurately use those substitute remedies, as a credible resource of knowledge to complement their traditional medication remedies. Written in transparent, obtainable language for the layperson whereas offering citations to complete experiences for the healthcare professional, the ebook covers conventional therapeutic and natural treatments, actual treatments, mental treatments, and ordinary overall healthiness products--making it excellent for substitute medication skeptics trying to find not easy proof, medical professionals of traditional drugs trying to comprehend why substitute remedies paintings, and for these open to replacement drugs yet who are looking to comprehend the advantages and risks; those comprise America's seventy eight million child Boomers who buy seventy seven percentage of all prescriptions medicinal drugs and are searching for how one can deal with their well-being concerns with out inflicting extra of them.

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Perhaps the bestknown medicinal use for ginger today is for antinausea treatment. From ginger ale to ginger tea, ginger biscuits or ginger extract—all of these are used by people to settle the stomach. Diane is a friend who developed intolerance to onions. She suffers with severe stomachache whenever she eats anything with fresh, cooked, or dried onions in it. Diane accidently discovered that when she drank ginger tea or took a ginger capsule before eating at a restaurant, or prior to eating any prepared food that might contain onion, she no longer experienced the gastric discomfort.

Some research suggests that Panax ginseng may also have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. indd 35 7/15/14 1:44 PM A Doctor’s Guide to Alternative Medicine potentially may include the ability to enhance recovery of heart and brain cells that suffered reduced blood supply and the inhibition of platelet aggregation (cells responsible for increasing clotting of our blood, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes). 9 American Ginseng’s Effect on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus American ginseng has a positive impact on the way the body handles sugar.

Traditional healers and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners tend to use ginseng in combination with other herbs so its exact impact is hard to measure. Safety in pregnancy and lactation has not been established. Dosage of Ginseng One of the biggest problems in the use of ginseng is determining dosage. A survey of fifty commercial ginseng preparations from eleven different countries demonstrated that greater than 90 percent of the preparations varied between 2 and 9 percent in total ginsenoside content, and some preparations contained no ginsenosides at all.

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