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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks; 1 edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402225059
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402225055
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (375 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

A rogue chemist turned consumer health advocate, Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison has a bachelor's degree in biology from Fort Lewis College and a master's degree in organic chemistry from Northern Arizona University. He is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant for his studies in biochemistry and physiology and has been a contributor and quoted by USA Today, OnFitness, Woman's World, Women's Health, and Women's Day.

He has served as guest lecturer for large corporations like BP and appeared in the award winning documentary Prescription For Disaster by Gary Null and Associates, as well as Cut, Poison and Burn by Joe Bink Films and Making a Killing by The Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

Shane is the founder of ThePeoplesChemist.com, which provides hard-to-find "nutrition boosters" for optimal health and sports performance and teaches people how to activate hormone intelligence therapy (HIT) to easily and inexpensively lose fat, build muscle, and boost energy in ninety days with his The AM-PM Fat Loss Discovery. His free, monthly column is read by over 400,000 online readers.


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A rogue chemist turned consumer health advocate, Shane "The People's Chemist" Ellison has a bachelor's degree in biology from Fort Lewis College and a master's degree in organic chemistry from Northern Arizona University. He is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant for his studies in biochemistry and physiology and has been a contributor and quoted by USA Today, OnFitness, Woman's World, Women's Health, and Women's Day. He has served as guest lecturer for large corporations like BP and appeared in the award winning documentary Prescription For Disaster by Gary Null and Associates, as well as Cut, Poison and Burn by Joe Bink Films and Making a Killing by The Citizens Commission on Human Rights. Shane is the founder of ThePeoplesChemist.com, which provides hard-to-find "nutrition boosters" for optimal health and sports performance and teaches people how to activate hormone intelligence therapy (HIT) to easily and inexpensively lose fat, build muscle, and boost energy in ninety days with his The AM-PM Fat Loss Discovery. His free, monthly column is read by over 400,000 online readers.

Customer Reviews

This book is so very well written and easy to understand.
victor gaston
Order this book, improve your diet, and add some supplements as needed to maintain your health and fitness as you age.
Lynette R. Fleming
We have bought many copies of this book and given it to family and friends.
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321 of 333 people found the following review helpful By Chuck Stockdale on October 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
The first thing that struck me reading this book is that the author recommends ten specific supplements as remedies for some of the most serious health problems we face today such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and insomnia. When I say specific, I mean that the name of the brand is given, the dosage, where to buy it, and a lab certified Certificate of Analysis is also included on the book website for each one.

I found this to be a stark contrast to other books on nutritional supplements which give a lot of vague information and leave the reader more confused than before they read the book.

The next thing that impressed me is that the efficacy of each supplement is verified by science based evidence rather than hype and unsubstantiated claims. Shane Ellison's background as a pharmaceutical chemist and scientist makes him uniquely qualified to write about supplements which can effectively replace prescription drugs like statins, antibiotics, prostate drugs, sleep aids, blood pressure meds, and especially anti-cancer treatments like chemo and radiation. Throughout the book he includes numerically indexed references to the science studies which verify his claims. Listing of references is found in the endnotes section of the book.

My 49 year old brother-in-law and my 23 year old nephew both died of cancer within 18 months of each other. I watched them waste away at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston while having their immune systems disabled by poisonous chemo. They were fed Froot Loops for breakfast, microwaved salisbury steak patties for dinner, and Jello for desert. They were demoralized, stripped of their health, hope and life, and in the end, they both died slowly under a morphine drip.
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130 of 136 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Dach MD on February 21, 2011
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Over the Counter Natural Cures by Shane Ellison MS

Thanks to the draconian and unconstitutional "Gag Rule" by the FDA, nutritional supplement manufacturers are prohibited from informing the public about the supplements they make. By keeping the public in the dark, and censoring information about how supplements are safer, more effective and less expensive than drugs, the FDA reveals its true mission, to protect the profits of the drug industry.

The beauty of Shane Ellison's book is it fills in this censored information, discussing the top ten nutritional supplements and how they treat and prevent common illnesses. Mr. Ellison's background and training make him imminently qualified. He was trained as an organic chemist, and actually worked designing drugs in the labs of the pharmaceutical industry.

A recurring problem with inexpensive supplements is quality. Many are simply not worth buying because they are adulterated with fillers and may not contain the proper amounts of the nutrients. Again, Mr. Ellison goes the extra step for his readers with an independent certificate of analysis on each recommended supplement posted on his web site. In addition, the book is carefully referenced with links to the medical literature.

Here is the list of supplements discussed in the book:

Alpha Lipoic Acid is presented as a key antioxidant maintaining the skin young and wrinkle free. The mixed form of Alpha lipoic acid from Spring Valley is mentioned, also useful for prevention and treatment of diabetic neuropathy. Combine this with acetlyl -L- carnitine from Nature Bounty at Walgreens for a more robust effect.
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133 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Lynette R. Fleming on September 19, 2009
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Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, the wife of an Illinois pharmacist, my neighbor ... can you guess what they all have in common? A tragedy due to prescription medications ... some because of their misuse and others because of ignorance and insufficient testing by the FDA, like my brilliant neighbor who was born with no fingers and legs which did not grow due to a medication administered to his pregnant mother for morning sickness. Today's health solutions may be tomorrow's tragedies, and the only ones who can stop these tragedies from occurring are each of us. You might say, "we aren't doctors ... what can we do?"

Plenty. We need to get smarter, and the best way to get smarter is to read and research. Start with this book, Over-The-Counter Natural Cures. Who better to tell us the dangers of prescription drugs than a former chemist for the big pharmaceutical companies, who quit when he discovered the medications he was creating were toxins, and that the best cures are found on every superstore shelf ... for a fraction of the cost and risk of prescription meds.

Shane Ellison tells us that according to the National Center for Health Statistics up to 90% of Americans are nutrient deficient resulting in an epidemic of illnesses and conditions. Western medicine cannot help us because only nutrients can overcome a nutrient deficiency, not drugs. Physicians cannot help us restore our nutrient balance because the study of proper nutrition was removed from the medical school curriculum more than ninety years ago. We could schedule an appointment with a clinical dietitian; however, we'd be responsible for the cost as most insurance companies won't reimburse for these types of health consultations.
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