It’s coming out TODAY, April 6, 2021! My 38th book: “The Natural Medicines Handbook: The Truth about the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements for Common Conditions.”
Here the FOREWORD to the book:
The market for herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and natural medicines continues to grow. For decades now, the interest in these products has not decreased.
But neither have the concerns that Dr. Walt Larimore and I have been writing about for twenty years.
Foremost among these is the myth that just because something is “natural,” it must be safe. The natural world contains many poisonous and dangerous things. Just because it’s “natural,” or has “natural” on the label, does not make something safe; … and it also doesn’t mean it will do you any good.
Questions we should all ask before taking any remedy or treatment include: What’s the evidence that this works? If it works, will it work for my condition? What sorts of side effects might it have? Was it manufactured to the highest possible standards? Was it tested to make sure that what’s on the label is in the bottle? And does it contain anything it shouldn’t have in it?
The challenge is that when we are walking down the aisle or surfing internet stores, we may not know where to find answers to these questions. Even if we do, they may be buried in a professional publication or a hard-to-understand reference.
But now you have in your hands a really helpful, evidence-based guide.
Dr. Larimore is to be commended for investigating the current evidence on many commonly used supplements and remedies and providing clear summaries along with helpful charts and tables.
He has combined forces with two excellent sources of reliable evidence: ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines™. These professional organizations continuously monitor the evidence being produced about natural remedies.
Dr. Larimore then weaves this evidence, and that of other reports, into highly readable overviews of what we currently know about natural remedies for common conditions.
I highly recommend this informative book.
We all know to look before we leap. You should look in here before you grab your next natural remedy. You may not like everything you read because it might not confirm what you thought, heard, or hoped was the case. But you will find reliable, independent evidence that will help inform your health-related decisions.Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD, Associate Professor, Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Executive Committee, Cochrane U.S. Network, and Former Director, Cochrane Ireland.
You can order the book today!
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