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Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases Paperback – December 30, 2013
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David Brownstein, MD: "This book should be required reading for all physicians and patients searching for safe and effective therapies."
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD: "When doctors tell you they can't help you, thank them for their honesty. And then read Julia Schopick's book!" --Book Testimonials
Jacqueline L. Young: "I want to express my gratitude to Julia for taking the time to care, and also to research and write Honest Medicine." --Book Testimonials
Ronald Hoffman, MD: "I predict that Honest Medicine will become an instant classic." --Book Testimonials
Jeffrey Dach, MD: "A revolution is at hand, and Julia Schopick's new book, Honest Medicine, is leading the charge with banner held high." --Book Testimonials --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From the Author
For the past 20+ years, I have been a public relations consultant for professionals and private practitioners. The truth is that I never intended to become a patient advocate--or to write a book.
But then, something happened that changed my mind--and the course of my life--forever:
In 1990, my husband Tim Fisher was diagnosed with a very serious, cancerous brain tumor. It was then that I became patient advocate. In this capacity, I found many treatments for Tim which I believe lengthened his life and improved its quality. Case in point: He lived for 15 years after his diagnosis--12 years beyond his doctors' predictions.
Ironically (and sadly), I found that his doctors weren't at all curious about the treatments I found for Tim. It seemed to us that they were only interested in the treatments they themselves prescribed and recommended; treatments they had learned about in medical school and in their journals--no matter how unsuccessful these treatments were for their patients.
In Honest Medicine, I tell about the incident that caused me to write the book, and why and how I set out to find the treatments I profile. All of them are effective, time-tested and inexpensive, yet all of them have not yet found universal acceptance.
It is my sincere hope that Honest Medicine will help other people to feel confident about finding treatments that work for them, and that they will not be wedded to the treatments their doctors recommend, even when those treatments are not working. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Written with insight and compassion, Honest Medicine by Julia Schopick is of invaluable help to those living with life-threatening illnesses and their loved ones and caretakers.
The chapters written by doctors, dietitians, and parents are sometimes heart-rending but always informative and filled with details bound to help others.
The book offers solid, plain spoken information on therapies that may be unknown to those who could benefit most from them. These therapies are frequently
dismissed outright by practitioners of Western medicine. Those who have nonetheless pursued them for the benefit of their loved ones have been immeasurably rewarded.
Above all, the book offers hope.
My husband takes one of the drugs Julia highlights, LDN, for his MS. For 6 years he has remained in a stable condition and his disease has not progressed. Best of all it`s non toxic and we can afford it!
I always look at alternatives when faced with a new medical crisis and will avoid at all costs what my doctors will just hand out without doing my own research into what it is they are giving me! Most doctors know very little to nothing about nutrition or herbs and vitamins. For me, that is the starting point to dealing with any medical issue. Look at what we are putting in our bodies and how we live our lives. Can we reduce any of the stress? Can we eat more heathy? If we can`t pronounce the contents of the food we eat then back away!
I`m looking forward to finishing the book and I`m saving that delight for a long haul flight coming up next month.
A must read for anyone that cares about themselves and won`t just blindly open their hands and take yet another bottle of pills with no clue of what they do, or their side effects.
Well done Julia Schopick!
- Jean McCawley, Stevens Johnson Syndrome Foundation