Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better ? And When To Let Your Body Heal On Its by Andrew Weil, Md

Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better ? And When To Let Your…

byAndrew Weil, Md

Hardcover | April 25, 2017

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Too many Americans are taking too many drugs -- and it's costing us our health, happiness, and lives.
Prescription drug use in America has increased tenfold in the past 50 years, and over-the-counter drug use has risen just as dramatically. In addition to the dozens of medications we take to treat serious illnesses, we take drugs to help us sleep, to keep us awake, to keep our noses from running, our backs from aching, and our minds from racing. Name a symptom, there's a pill to suppress it.
Modern drugs can be miraculously life-saving, and many illnesses demand their use. But what happens when our reliance on powerful pharmaceuticals blinds us to their risks? Painful side effects and dependency are common, and adverse drug reactions are America's fourth leading cause of death.
InMind over Meds, bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil alerts readers to the problem of overmedication, and outlines when medicine is necessary, and when it is not. Dr. Weil examines how we came to be so drastically overmedicated, presents science that proves drugs aren't always the best option, and provides reliable integrative medicine approaches to treating common ailments like high blood pressure, allergies, depression, and even the common cold. With case histories, healthy alternative treatments, and input from other leading physicians,Mind over Medsis the go-to resource for anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired.

About The Author

Andrew Weil, MD, is the author of numerous bestselling books, includingSpontaneous Happiness,Spontaneous Healing,Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, andHealthy Aging. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, he is professor of public health, clinical professor of medicine, and the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheum...

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Title:Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better ? And When To Let Your…Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.5 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780316352970

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"Weil...offers a new approach to thinking about happiness. The case studies and practical guidance here can help readers make life-changing decisions."-Library Journal