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A Consumer's Guide to "Alternative Medicine": A Close Look at Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Faith-Healing, and Other Unconventional Treatments
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Butler disposes of the myths and madness perpetrated by fringe practitioners, bogus nutritionists, "health pornographers," and the "quackery mafia." Laying bare the absurdities and dangers of some popular diets and the unethical behavior of health gurus, he also shows how some unscientific "healing cults" are getting their dogma written into state law, defrauding the public and siphoning off billions of healthcare dollars.
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An assault on bogus healing claims, certainly a justifiable campaign. Detracting from the credibility of the author's itemization of unproven cures is his failure to explore the holes and fallacies of conventional medicine. Many people who've experienced the discrepancy between what conventional medicine "knows" and what it really knows will continue to seek help elsewhere. At least this compendium can alert seekers to some snake oil sales techniques.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
After decades of bestselling books that promote killer diets, worthless supplements, dangerous self-care regimens, and assorted health misinformation, the time has come for a book that clarifies the issues and sets straight the facts on homeopathy, acupuncture, faith-healing, and other unconventional treatments.
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