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Let's Get Well (Signet) Mass Market Paperback – September 6, 1988

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Product Details

  • Series: Signet
  • Mass Market Paperback: 476 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; Reissue edition (November 1, 1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451154630
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451154637
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #365,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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90 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Claudia Summer on July 20, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Let's get well, indeed! In the late '60s and early '70, when it was difficult to find reliable, well-researched information on nutrition that was geared to mainstream readers, Ms. Davis published several books. My seven-year-old son was always dizzy and fatigued back then, and the doctor put him in the hospital for a weeklong battery of tests that turned up nothing. That's when someone introduced me to Adelle Davis's books. I read them with great interest and discovered that my child was perhaps exhibiting symptoms of vitamin C deficiency. I put him on mega-doses of C and he became a normal, healthy little boy within a week. The idea that some people need more vitamins than others had not occured to the medical profession back then. I used one of Adelle Davis's super-nutrition formulas on my cat who had been poisoned, had a green tongue, and was declared "almost dead" by vet...and the cat went on to live 19 years. I owe a great deal to this pioneering woman and recommend that anyone concerned about their health read this book and give it due consideration.
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74 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Bussewitz on November 21, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I first read Adelle Davis' book, "Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit" was when I was planning to nurse my children back in the early '70's. At that same time, my husband suffered from chronic dehabilitating backpain. After three different diagnoses and 3 surgeries with no relief, we went to a specialist for arthritic disorders, a highly respected doctor and chairperson of the Arthritis Association for the East Coast. My husband was diagnosed with advanced Ankylosing Spondylitis (fusion of spinal column). His aorta was already compromised. My husband followed Adelle Davis's diet describe in "Lets Get Well" and reversed the aortitis. His doctor, who was just begining to retire, said that in all his years of practice at a major medical institution, and his years of following research, he had never witnessed anything like this. He considered writing it up for the journals, but as I mentioned, he was in the process of retiring. Then my son, at 4 1/2 years old developed Stills Disease, a form of Juvenille Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is genetically inherited from fathers who have Ankylosing Spondylitis. The treatment at a major NY hospital included 96 mg of solumedrol alternate day therapy, weening him with large doses of asprin. He was considered one of the 5 most severe cases in the country. I looked to 'Adelle' to try to reduce the horrific side effects of cortisone and high-dose asprin therapy. For four years my son was in an out of remission because I didn't always follow the diet as doctors felt nutrition was never an answer in those days. When I finally realized that my son needed something in that diet in order to be well, I stuck to it and followed Adelle Davis' suggestions carefully.Read more ›
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Michael Delaware on August 8, 2000
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Adelle Davis was a brilliant expert in the field of nutrition. Her advice on sensable eating and diet are so applicable and useful, but at the same time simple it will surprise you. No complexity here. She was light years ahead of her time in the field of nutrition, and it is demonstrated here in this great book. I highly advise seeking out her other titles from wherever you can obtain them because they are incredibly valuable. No household is complete without an Adelle Davis reference!
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Cobe VINE VOICE on June 4, 2006
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I have been benefitting from this book for the last 20 years. Despite what some doctors say, despite these doctors' ignorance, this woman and her books can do much more for us and our health than a whole lot of doctors, hospitals and the entire pharmaceutical industry.

Adelle Davis teaches us what our body is, how our body functions and what it needs to stay healthy. She was a brilliant woman, a fantastic researcher and we should ALL (doctors included) be thankful that she had the courage to write this FANTASTIC book.

I do not care what some $$$-minded doctors say. I have followed Adelle Davis' advice and I have always had great results, never mind what my problem was. I wish all doctors had the integrity and the courage to read this book, give it a try and accept that they also have a lot to learn from it. Reading this great book one can not only learn a lot but recover from a variety of ailments and illlnesses in a natural, safe way.

I am not going to give any examples (there are too many) on how and how many times I benefitted from following the advice given in this great book. I will only suggest every reader to buy it, read it very carefullly, think about all the author says in her book and find out by themselves.

Why is it that some prefer to call Adelle Davis a quacker? The answer is too obvious: $$$. The pharmaceutical industry and some doctors only want our money; they don't want us healthy. There are too many interests($$$)and patients kept on drugs -even on very dangerous drugs- are much more profitable for the "medical industry".
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 17, 1999
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Adelle Davis's book Lets Get Well is in constant use at our house. It isthe one book I would want to have on hand to consult when one of us is having some physical trouble. For instance: after having a Poison Oak rash for a few days, I looked in the book and found out that vit. C can help stop the itching (I use the back index) I tried it and it really works! I consulted it when I was pregnant( morning sickness, stretch marks, toxemia, pre-eclampsia, pre-mature births, vericose veins/hemmeroids, delivery, etc.). And there have been times that I have heard new studies on the news about health issues that have confirmed Adelle Davis's information time and again --even though this book was written several years ago! She developed thousands of special diets for people who were sick. Her info. is based on actual experience with people who were sick -not just laboratory experiments ( with mice). I've used this book to look up info. on everything from squinting eyes---to kidney stones, and have found out things that we can do at home-nutritionally(or using supplements)-that that can help us solve our problem. It is also a good book to read cover to cover and has information on side effects of prescription drugs and how they increase our nutritional needs.
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