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Product Details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Mercurius Press (December 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977931625
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977931620
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #491,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Carol Roberts is a physician who fell off the edge of the earth and learned she could fly! She practiced Ear, Nose and Throat surgery for a decade, followed by another seven years in emergency medicine. By then she realized that no one was teaching people how to take care of themselves, so that became her mission. Now, after sixteen years in a holistic practice, she's put it all down in a book for you to enjoy and learn from.
Dr. Roberts is a New York City girl who's lived in Florida a very long time. Her practice is in the Tampa area (Brandon) and Sarasota. She's recently been awarded a faculty position at the College of Medicine, University of South Florida and is excited to begin teaching young doctors how to look at a patient as a whole, complete person. It is so important to know how one organ system affects another, how one's thoughts, relationships, work and spiritual beliefs affect health. Her passion is to empower people, help them navigate through the profit-driven mess that our medical system has become, and how to choose healthy habits that work for them.
She lives with her two dogs and two cats in Riverview, Florida. One son lives with her and the other, a criminal defense attorney, lives nearby with his wife and two lovely children.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Fritz R. Ward VINE VOICE on March 17, 2010
Format: Paperback
David Friedman, the son of the late economist Milton Friedman, offered this pithy comment on the question of mainstream v. alternative health care options: 95% of everything is c--p. And indeed, it is sometimes difficult for those interested in health and wellness to sort through all the competing claims made for this or that approach to treatment and easier to adopt a neutral or even skeptical position. But it is difficult to dismiss writers like Carol Roberts, author of the recently published 'Good Medicine.' Dr. Roberts was an emergency room physician and has a strong background in traditional western health care. And unlike some dismissive critics, she readily acknowledges the value of the western approach. If you break an arm, acupuncture is not the most effective treatment, but a quick visit to the hospital emergency room might be. Nonetheless, alternative treatments do have more to recommend them than many western doctors are willing to admit and these alternative treatments can be used to supplement, if not always supplant, the approach found in medical clinics and hospitals across the US and Europe. This is the approach of complementary or holistic medicine and this little book provides a nice summary of that approach.

Roberts begins her discussion with an analysis of how the body keeps itself (relatively) healthy and how we can sabotage it with our diet. She notes that vitamins are often misused as a "replacement" for prescription medicines rather than as mechanisms for helping our bodies function properly. She also explores the roles of environmental toxins in causing disease and favorably discusses some treatments including chelation therapy, colonics, and good old fashioned exercise and showers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Meijer Bjorn on February 22, 2010
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There are a few subjects that people have a strong opinion of. A persons views of religion and politics stay firm even if a viewpoint that differs is compelling. People tend to stick to their views. An individuals view on health and health care tend to be the same way.

Carol Roberts in her book: Good Medicine, A Return To Common Sense, gives an overview of many different medicinal viewpoints and a basic view of the human body and its functions. The book looks at health and health care from many different viewpoints in a straightforward way. Roberts begins her book discussing different forms of care, from conventional to holistic. She discusses the pluses and minuses of many different choices. She also discusses how the body functions, from the digestive system all the way to sex.

Because everybody's view on health is different, I will discuss mine so you know: I believe Conventional Health Care is good for diagnosing problems and trauma type situations. Conventional medicine is lacking in treatment because it focuses on the symptoms instead of the cause of those symptoms. I believe proper diet and alternative medicinal approaches do a better job at treating the causes to problems. Roberts seems to present a similar point of view that differs slightly. When discussing different approaches to medicine, she discusses what that view is and then explains the basis of that view in a common sense way. The majority of the topics discussed were easy to understand and follow.

For those with strong western philosophical views, some of her eastern philosophical thoughts may be difficult to accept. Most of those are discussed in the introduction and chapter 5. The rest of the chapters should be easy to follow and understand, regardless of you philosophical viewpoint.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Reader's Paradise VINE VOICE on March 25, 2010
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Good Medicine: A Return to Common Sense
By Carol Roberts, M.D.
As times moves forward and things change, traditional methods need modification and the possibility of incorporating alternative care grows higher. Good Medicine exercises tried and true thoughts with the latest thinking. There are several messages throughout Dr. Roberts's book but for me the main one was displayed in her ability to bring all aspects of caring for the body to a simplistic level of understanding. Let's look at the situation using common sense.

Healing can only take place in a body balanced by traditional medicine, spiritual wellness and alternative care. In the first section of the book the author offers sound advice so that the reader can achieve this balance. The theme is getting back to the basics, a whole grain low fat diet. The author did her research with regards to eating a wholesome diet as opposed to a diet satiated with processed foods high in fat.
My dietitian mentioned some of the same things to me the author talks about. Like how the body takes care of itself and how the things we ingest can disrupt it. I've wanted to add vitamins to my diet for a while now. However after reading this book I will need to do more research on what my body already produces and how much of it I'm lacking. I tend to take the ideas and prescriptions offered by asking myself who is the audience for this type of living? We all have a different machine we are running system by system we are engaged differently so all things won't work for all people.
When you are ready to take on your machine pick up this book and look at your physical, spiritual, nutritional self and find your common sense.

Missy
Readers Paradise
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