About the Author
In April of 2000, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In addition to feeling devastated, I found myself frustrated and confused. I wanted more than conventional medicine could offer me, but I didn’t know anything about complementary or alternative treatments. I did, however, have time to do some research prior to having surgery. I found information, but it was too complex for me to understand at the time I needed it so badly. As I stood beside other people looking for answers on the shelves of books in the bookstores or libraries, I felt overwhelmed by the volume of information. I soon realized that I was not alone. After many months of research I found my own answers, but soon I realized that there was nothing in one publication or one internet site that gave all the information I needed to make an informed decision about my healthcare. I needed a guide.
After four years of research I created this guide to help you avoid the confusion and frustration I felt and to provide you with the information that you need for your healthcare decisions.
The guide is not a book that you might read from cover to cover. It's a mini-encyclopedia of alternative healthcare modalities and information. It is also a work in progress.
These are the things I know today. Tomorrow I am going to learn more.