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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 1999
great non-traditional remedies that have worked for my family and I. I would categorize the book as being in between naturopathy and traditional medicine. This book will make you question (but not distrust) the medical society and its ingrained, tunnel visioned methods. An overall long term health and maintenance guide. Categorized by ailments makes for easy reference. I highly recommend this book for everyone.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2002
The view of orthodox medicine is that one is well if one is not overtly sick. However, in truth, most Americans who are not overtly sick are not really healthy -- they're just not overtly sick for the time being. Over the past few decades a new paradigm has developed whose goal is the prevention of disease and the achievement of true health, as well the extension of lifespan with minimal symptoms of aging. This new paradigm -- which has been shown conclusively to work -- is called "alternative" or "holistic" medicine. Dr. Julian Whitaker is one of the leading experts of this new paradigm of health. In this book he explains in simple terms how you can get and stay healthy and live a long healthy life by (1) eating a genuinely healthy diet (not the government's overly simplistic food pyramid), and taking certain nutritional supplements, (2) getting moderate (but regular) excercise, and (3) weaning one's self from most pharmaceutical drugs (most of which has harmful side effects) which truly healthy people rarely need. Sadly, Dr. Whitaker's prescription for health has not yet won over most othodox physicians but it is supported by thousands of scientific studies and has been experienced by hundreds of thousands of people who have had the courage to try it. I can't recommend this book too highly.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
This review is being written by a patient of Whitaker Wellnes

Institute, a subscriber, and a customer. Dr. Whitaker has revised most of his books except for this one. After Tens in print this book is ready for Revision and Expansion. Buy it used if you must have a copy. Then wait for the revision.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2010
Book was well written & some of the supplements he advised using made sense to take, but he also appeared to recommend ephedra for weight loss/ weight management & that advice is currently way out of date.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2008
(This is the book before Natural Cures)

I like this book because Dr. Julian Whitaker explains everything you need to be healthy. Most other books address on some of the problems and even then give you generalies on what to do. Dr. Whitaker give you the specifics for everything from what should be in you Multi Suppliment to what specific product with help you with high blood pressure. This the first on only book on natural healing.

All good health books should tell you to involve you health care provider on all descion regarding you your health weather it be drugs, surgeries, or natural paths. This is great advice and Dr. Whitaker is no different, giving you four warnis to check with you doctor and decuss thing with them before you get off you medication or start his program. You have to respect that. Your health is a partnership between doctor and patient.

Dr. Whitaker is a medical doctor who for years wondered why the path the most people took to health (drugs and surgery) we not getting patients well, they seemed to be better. This idea lead the good Doctor to leard and develop natural plans for for getting healthy and staying that way. He want long term result, not short term.

Understanding this, Dr Whitaker is on the for front of this movement toward health.

The book is separated into three separate parts.

Part 1 Real Healthcare Reform- theis discribes the problem with our healthcare system in the US (with our the parania) giving its problems, pitfall, and failings. Here he also gives his wellness program completing it in seven steps, which include;
Step 1: Adopt a healthy life style
Step 2: Become More Active
Step 3: Take a Muliple Supliment- Mineral Formula (he actually gives
you the formula that works best)
Step 4: Take extra antioxident Nutrients
Step 5: Take Magnesium and Potassium
Step 6: Take Omega 3 Oil Supplement
Step 7: Eat low fat, High complex carbohydrate diet.

Besides just giveing you the recomindations for this, he give you plenty of information as to what to take, how much, and why it is so go for you. This is a plus in my book.

Part 2 Building Optimal Health- Dr. Whitaker give practical advice on:
1. Enhancincing digestion and Elimination
2. Enhancing Detoxification
3. Enhancing Brain Power
4. Enhancing Adrenal Function
5. Enhancing Imune Function
6. Enhancing Weight Loss

Each are need for improving you health. I personally have not been sick and my health has been good since my first reading of the book.

Part 3 Specific Health Concerns- These are very specific down to product name and the proper dosages.

He explains the most popular deseases from Acne to Varicose Veins
in detail. This is my most used part of the book.

This book is great for any one who wants to get health, be healthy or stay healthy in a strait forward and concise manor. He explains everything including why somethings are bad and others are good with specific information. He does this with out being an alarmist or out of paranoia. Great for Beginner, expert, health care provider, student or patient.

This book remains planted on my desk, not my bookshelf for easy use. It is an invaluable tool in my health care needs from reducing Cholestrol to maintain good blood pressure, and reducing sugar level. I even give some of its information to friends and family.

Everyone should read this book BEFORE they see the doctor.

Definately worth the $15.00
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2012
I was delighted to find this is paper back to send to my Sister-in-Law
after reading an older copy I have.

I am sure she will be most surprised to receive an 'after Christmas gift'
with such healing contents.

With gratitude,

@nn finucane
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2013
Natural healing is the way to go. We put far too many chemicals into our bodies that aren't supposed to be there. This practical guide is helpful to all people.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2014
Good tips, natural ideas on healing. A little outdated, since some of the recommendations may have changed by now. thanks.
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on May 22, 2015
This book is the best. He has helped me numerous times. My son has the book and he always goes to it even for his friends. He bought our other son a book also. This dr. has an office in Newport Beach, Ca near where my son lives. He has gone to him also. JBhaven
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2008
I have several of Dr. Whitaker's books, but think that this is the best one, because it gives a more complete overview of his medical philosophy. Very Useful.
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