Killing Us Softly - The Sense And Nonsense Of Alternative Medicine

Killing Us Softly - The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine
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More people than ever are using alternative medicine. But, as expert Dr Paul Offit explains, these untested therapies are ineffective, expensive & even deadly. Now that homeopathic remedies are offered on the NHS, it's clear that various therapies once considered alternative or complementary, have become mainstream
- prescribed to burn fat, shrink prostates, alleviate colds, reduce stress, eliminate pain & prevent cancer. At the same time, uptake of effective vaccines such as MMR has fallen
- a disturbing trend which, in the case of the MMR, has lead to a sharp rise in the number of measles cases. In ' Killing Us Softly' Paul Offit reveals, alternative medicine
- an unregulated industry under no obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks
- can actually be very harmful. In ' Killing Us Softly' he exposes how: * Homeopathic asthma preparations & bogus cancer cures have replaced life-saving medicines. * Acupuncture needles have pierced hearts, lungs, & livers & transmitted viruses, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C & HIV. * Chiropractic manipulations have torn arteries. * Megavitamins increase the risk of cancer & heart disease-a fact well known to scientists but virtually unknown to the public. Using real-life case histories to back his argument, Dr Offit shows us why any medical treatment
- alternative or conventional
- must be properly evaluated. ' There's no such thing as alternative medicine. There's only medicine that works & medicine that doesn't.'
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shrink - Smaller, contract or become compacted
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The Works
With over 300 UK stores and more than 40000 different products in store each year, The Works is Britain's top discount book store. A well known presence on the high street, The Works was founded in 1981 to bring affordable books to the public. It now offers a large range of exciting products, including arts and crafts products, toys, gifts and seasonal products, all at discounted prices, making it a superb place to find items for hobbies and gifts for all ages. The book selection includes children's books, fiction and non-fiction books on a wide range of subjects from food and drink and craft and DIY to entertainment, autobiographies and history. Art and crafts products range from children's craft sets to sewing materials and professional artists' brushes. As well as big brands, The Works also sells their own high quality branded products.

religion & theology
Humanities, Arts & Music > Religion & Theology
Alternative Spirituality

SKU: 9780007491728

Page Updated: 2022-06-25 18:06:35
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