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A Cutting Edge Medical Research Manual - 9 Years Ago!
on April 7, 2012
One of the things which this work focuses upon as its reason for being is the number of years it can can take for definitive findings by medical researchers to find their way into the practices of medical providers. This was a groundbreaking book when it was published in "expanded" version in 2003. But if you are reading this in 2012 or later that means that this information is nearly 10 years old! So the cutting-edge aspect of this book has been dulled to the point where it seems as sharp as the back end of a butter knife.
The last 9 years of medical research into the kind of topics of integrative medical significance which this book provides has skyrocketed. The body of knowledge which currently exists now is so much more sophisticated and advanced that it is almost hard to believe that the publisher, the Life Extension Foundation is still releasing this thing.
It may be that attempting to rewrite this huge volume is no longer feasible. consider that having been 9 years on the market a mere 15 or so reviews have been left here. If this is the case and if LEF is truly committed to the education of the public it would publish not a whole new guide but a supplement volume to this one. This is how it gets done for nearly all professional level legal publications which attempt to cover the current state of the law. Much like medical research the law changes so rapidly that a volume soon becomes obsolete unless it is undated, and the way thousands of legal encyclopedias and treatises are updated is through the inclusion of a "pocket part" which addresses, page by page and chapter by chapter what is currently different from the contents of the original hardback. Furthermore, even the pocket parts are replaced, usually yearly, because the supplements provided can quickly become legally obsolete as well.
I cannot say that a great deal of what is stated in this volume has been proven to be incorrect but undoubted much of it has been. /and perhaps more importantly advances have taken place in the ensuing years which would be invaluable for people to learn. But you won't find it here.