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  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Choice (Oct. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967233704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967233703
  • Product Dimensions: 22.7 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,278,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Julie on 21 Nov. 2006
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed the theme of this book immensely and found it refreshing to find a book which denounces many aspects of modern medicine in favour of each individual taking responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. I must admit I am not a scientific person and found a lot of the chapters of scientific data/ research difficult to follow- so I skipped them! (The author says this is ok in her introduction!). Our modern health care system does not look at each patient as an individual, nor does it look at the root causes of an illness. How can a person expect to be healthy when all they eat is junk food and they live in a toxic, chemical-ridden environment? This book is very interesting and a must-read for anyone wanting to take charge of their own health. There are some simple, natural diet plans to follow, for those who wish to revolutionise their lifestyles.
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92 of 96 people found the following review helpful
Slaughter of the innocents 29 July 2001
By EDWARD DARMOHRAY - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Nancy Appleton shows us that Pasteur's discovery of infectious diseases has been both a blessing and a curse for all of us. It�s been a blessing because it led to the discovery of the antibiotics, which have helped cure many of our infectious diseases. It�s been a curse because the success of researchers in finding antibiotics that cure infectious diseases has given the entire medical profession a one-track mind. Researchers now assume that, because they found drugs that kill microbes, they can find other drugs that will "kill" metabolic diseases, such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, kidney failure, etc. They're looking for what Paul Ehrlich called "magic bullets." But they won't find any "magic bullets" for these degenerative diseases, because there's nothing to kill. These diseases all have complex cause-and-effect chains that disrupt our body chemistry. Unless we eliminate what we�re doing to cause these disruptions, we can�t prevent these diseases. So what can we do about metabolic disorders? Weston A. Price and Denis Burkitt, among others, found the answer to this question. Their studies showed first, that Third World peoples are almost entirely immune to our degenerative diseases and second, that when those peoples switch from their traditional natural foods to our factory-produced junk food, they come down with all the metabolic diseases that are rampant in our society. This means that our hospitals are full of people who could have avoided their agonizing and often fatal ailments if only they had stayed with the natural foods of our ancestors. But the knowledge that would have saved these patients has been ignored by our medical researchers who are futilely chasing the will o� the wisp of magic-bullet cures that don�t exist. The resulting "slaughter of the innocents" is one of the many tragic results of the curse of Louis Pasteur.
45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Now I Know Who Did It ! 27 April 2000
By Bart - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is fabulous! I encourage anyone who has a health challenge and is solely relying on traditional medicine to read this book! I have known for years that the germ theory and the paradigm of the human body as a chemical machine was too narrow and simply didn't "solve" many health challenges. But now I know that Louis Pasteur "sold" his theory in his day in the face of other, more scientifically sounder theories and that this is why medicine today is so lacking in so many ways. I acknowledge and very much appreciate what modern-day medicine can do in acute, emergency situations- but it simply doesn't solve other chronic problems. If a modern-day doctor can't ultimately cut or drug the symptoms of a problem, he is at a loss and we, the patients, continue to suffer! This book is not only scientifically documented, but it offers a paradigm of common sense regarding our health. This book is a wonderful catalog of the scientists that were on the right track and had the evidence to back their assertions up. I am so pleased now to be able to speak intelligently about the origins and shortcomings of the modern-day medical paradigm and why it doesn't work! It makes total sense that if we would but feed our body properly, it would stay in balance and keep us healthy! This point- that the body is self-regulating wherein disease is an exception and not the norm, and that the responsibility for health must be returned to and accepted by the individual- are crucial messages for us to understand. Appleton not only gives us the theoretical and historical data for our understanding, but also specific, practical ABC's as to how to better feed and take care of our bodies. And her writing style is direct and easy to read for such a complex and scientific topic. This book will be long treasured in my library of health books!
43 of 47 people found the following review helpful
PLEASE READ THIS BOOK! 14 Mar. 2000
By Chris Barr - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Discovering this book was a great delight for me! It provides a good beginning for enlightenment beyond the confines of modern medicine. Its data is both informative and practical. Appleton has taken extremely complex subject matter and made it simple enough for any to understand. I have studied extensively for over 20 years ALL of the material covered by this book. There are no lies within its covers. Consequences today from Pasteur's devious behavior and efforts in the previous century make Adolf Hitler look like a Cub Scout by comparison! The two previous reviews should be stricken because they are absolute lies put forth from one(s) hypnotized by the mysticism within fallacious medical dogma. Read `The Private Science of Louis Pasteur' by Gerald L. Geison published by Princeton University Press. It was the winner of the 1996 William H. Welch Medal sponsored by the American Association for the History of Medicine and was one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Books of 1995. It provides exacting detail from Pasteur's own writings of what an abominable person he was.
38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Why Medicine Is Not Curing a Diseased World 12 Sept. 1999
By riters@ix.netcom.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
After finding out that infectious diseases and degenerative diseases are increasing per 100,000 people in the United States as well as the rest of the world, I questioned what causes disease in the first place. A great deal of research led me to one conclusion: that Louis Pasteur's germ theory has overpowered other ideas about the origins and development of disease. My research led me to the concept that we, with our 20th-century lifestyle, create our own illnesses. My research also led me to write The Curse of Louis Pasteur (TCLP). TCLP documents how Pasteur's germ theory overcame far sounder theories to become the medical paradigm of modern times. TCLP demonstrates why the germ theory is not workable. TCLP reveals a much simpler, and I believe much truer, theory as to what causes disease. TCLP ends with self-help techniques that can help stop the cause of disease, and consequently heal the body and prevent future sickness. Nanc;y Appleton, Ph.D.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Now I Know Who Did It ! 27 April 2000
By Bart - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is fabulous! I encourage anyone who has a health challenge and is solely relying on traditional medicine to read this book! I have known for years that the germ theory and the paradigm of the human body as a chemical machine was too narrow and simply didn't "solve" many health challenges. But now I know that Louis Pasteur "sold" his theory in his day in the face of other, more scientifically sounder theories and that this is why medicine today is so lacking in so many ways. I acknowledge and very much appreciate what modern-day medicine can do in acute, emergency situations- but it simply doesn't solve other chronic problems. If a modern-day doctor can't ultimately cut or drug the symptoms of a problem, he is at a loss and we, the patients, continue to suffer! This book is not only scientifically documented, but it offers a paradigm of common sense regarding our health. This book is a wonderful catalog of the scientists that were on the right track and had the evidence to back their assertions up. I am so pleased now to be able to speak intelligently about the origins and shortcomings of the modern-day medical paradigm and why it doesn't work! It makes total sense that if we would but feed our body properly, it would stay in balance and keep us healthy! This point- that the body is self-regulating wherein disease is an exception and not the norm, and that the responsibility for health must be returned to and accepted by the individual- are crucial messages for us to understand. Appleton not only gives us the theoretical and historical data for our understanding, but also specific, practical ABC's as to how to better feed and take care of our bodies. And her writing style is direct and easy to read for such a complex and scientific topic. This book will be long treasured in my library of health books!
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