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What Doctors Don't Tell You:: The Truth About The Dangers Of Modern Medicine Mass Market Paperback – August 3, 1999


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (August 3, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380807610
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380807611
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #661,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Rings the alarm bells on procedures well before they become the stuff of national panic.' Observer 'The ultimate almanac by a pioneer and innovator in the field of health ... Engaging, provocative and a must-read for all." Dr Gillian McKeith 'A mine of subversive information...irresistibly argued. Lynne McTaggart is a very big thorn in the side of the medical propaganda machine.' DR KEITH MUMBY, author of The Allergy Handbook 'A hugely impressive book, and the finest critique of modern medical practice I have yet read. Lynne McTaggart takes a scalpel straight to the heart of medicine's most cherished dogmas. Essential reading...' PETER COX, health campaigner and bestselling author 'A fascinating and well-researched expose.' Patrick Holford 'Lynne McTaggart has done the public a huge service by highlighting modern medicine's major failings in this book. Reading it will help ensure that we can make more informed choices about the healthcare we choose.' Dr John Briffa --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Journalist and author LYNNE MCTAGGART is one of the preeminent spokespersons on consciousness, the new physics, and the practices of conventional and alternative medicine. The author of The Intention Experiment, she lectures worldwide and is co-executive director of Conatus, which publishes well-respected health and spiritual newsletters. She lives with her family in London.

Customer Reviews

Some people thought that it was an eye opening book.
kbshopper
This book vindicates those of us who have had the idea that many modern medical treatments and "preventions" are an invasive affront to simple common sense.
Lisa Fernandez
It's an excellent book that further supports Lynne McTaggart's well founded skepticism of Western medical practice.
Gaetan Lion

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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Gaetan Lion on November 26, 2005
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This is an outstanding rebuttal of Western medical practices. Among all reviewers, the book has been well received except for the ones within the medical establishment. For the latter, the book is uncomfortable as it amounts to a well researched attack on many common practices running from vaccines to bypass surgeries. Nothing works quite as well as promoted by the medical establishment. Also, everything is more dangerous in terms of side effect than your doctor suggests.

The reviewers within the medical establishment state that this book is ill informed, that the author is nearly hysterical in her over the top uninformed judgment, and that she relies on dubious and lurid sources to support her arguments.

Are any of these claims valid? No, they are not. Here is why. The author does not advance opinions without backing it with hard evidence such as randomized trials and other scientific studies. The reference section at the end of the book is amazingly long, including 1,800 references to professional medical journals. This reference section is dominated by top caliber journals such as: The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine, and Journal of Nutritional Medicine.

Additionally, fully accredited American doctors have reached the same conclusion as Lynne McTaggart. The most recent book by such a doctor/author is the excellent "The Last Well Person" by Nortin Hadler published in 2004. What's remarkable is that Lynne McTaggart's book was published in 1996 and is still current. "The Last Well Person" confirms that all her findings and statements ring as true today as they did when she wrote this book.
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98 of 107 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 22, 2000
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From my own reading elsewhere plus less than positive experiences with modern medicine, this book rings true to me. It's very well documented with medical journal articles. Perhaps the most startling fact is that doctors discuss among themselves the dangers and ineffectiveness of much of modern medicine without changing their practices or informing the public -- maddening! I know from my own experience of the dangers of the overuse of antibiotics, just one of the areas McTaggart addresses. I'm suffering (now in my forties) for my family doctor's decision to put me on tetracycline for acne when I was a teenager. I think I was on it for a couple of years before getting my first vaginal yeast infection. Now I have chronic systemic candida (yeast) overgrowth and believe me it is tough to shake this. Who knows what other havoc is being wreaked by so-called wonder drugs? McTaggart tells you. Please read this and pass the word. Don't even consider surgery or a drug regimen without reading this book!
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Guy Denutte on February 13, 2009
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Who goes to the doctor today will be examined in a totally different way than 30 years ago. Apparently, we are now suffering all kinds of strange new epidemics, like too much stomach acid, high cholesterol, depression and hyperactivity.

It takes a lot of scepticism to put all what the "man in the white coat" tells you into a broader perspective. Remember that you and you alone are ultimately the most interested subject in your own health. So don't rely too much on your doctor.

A general introduction to this complex subject is presented by Lynne McTaggart in this book.

I would like to refer also to some doctors who take a closer look at some topics, like Dr. Jonathan Wright Why Stomach Acid is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux and GERD, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It and Dr. David Healy in Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression (Medicine, Culture, and History).

And continue your personal study with Viral Immunity: A 10-Step Plan to Enhance Your Immunity against Viral Disease Using Natural Medicines of Dr.J. Williams, in which the principles are explained to build a strong immune system with natural methods.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Fernandez on July 18, 2010
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It is recommended that women "prevent" breast cancer by subjecting the breasts yearly to mammography radiation, when radiation causes cancer.

Men with slow growing and potentially non-life threatening prostate cancer are aggressively treated with radiation as well, when radiation has been proven to cause cancer.

We are put under heavy anesthesia, inducing a unnaturally deep, deadening sleep, and have our bodies probed with metal instruments just to "prevent disease" even though we show no symptoms.

We take strong drugs, often with heavy side effects, to "prevent disease", or to treat conditions that could be addressed by nutrition, supplements, emotional counceling or regular exercise.

Back pain is treated by injecting steroids (heavy duty drugs with dangerous side effects) directly into the spine.

We are told that women going through menopause, a natural process, are experiencing an hormonal "imbalance" that needs to be "corrected" by administering hormones in doses far greater than the body would ever produce on its own.

Pregnant women are told to have a large needle inserted into the womb on a during healthy pregnancy, to verify her baby is "developing normally".

Much of modern medicine is deadly overkill. This book vindicates those of us who have had the idea that many modern medical treatments and "preventions" are an invasive affront to simple common sense.
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More About the Author

Lynne McTaggart is an internationally recognized spokesperson on the science of spirituality and the award-winning author of five books, including The Field, which has been published in fourteen languages. She is also co-executive director of Conatus, which publishes some of the world's most respected health and spiritual newsletters, including What Doctors Don't Tell You and Living the Field. She lives in London.