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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 30 July 2010
This review is from: Food Is Better Medicine Than Drugs: Don't go to your doctor before reading this book: Your Prescription for Drug-free Health (Paperback)
I just borrowed this book from the library and I'm going to purchase myself a copy because I just can't leech all the information I want out of it in such a short space of time! This book covers a wide range of ailments and how to cure or help them using vitamins, minerals and common sense. I have known for quite some time the big hoohaa with the pharmaceuticals. I got an illness about 3 years ago and chose my medication I wanted to deal with it. Upon arriving at the doctors I was told I was not allowed the medicine of MY choice, only of theirs. Ever since then I have travelled and studied to get what I want. Now I am on the medicine of MY choice, which is a natural one and weirdly banned in the UK, I am now going to set about fixing the rest of my body so I can move into a pill free future. There's just something so annoying being told you have to take a certain pill for life. It's like a red flag to a bull for me. I refuse to be a slave to the pharmacy and I will fix my illness myself ! I think this book is going to be key in helping me do this. It was actually rather scary as you read through the health check up and personally I was quite shocked at what state my body seems to be in. I thought my many 'ailments' were normal. According to Patrick, they are not ! So I now know that how I feel is far from how I could feel. So then the book outlines how you can start to fix everything. I'm making slow changes to my diet and lifestyle as I want these changes to be permanent. Friends of mine are asking for advice also, which is great, I'd love to help make them healthier also.

This lost a star because I am just a regular joe and the book is very scientific and has much biology which I know is great for those who want the hard facts. But me, I found it hard to understand in places and guess I would have preferred a more kiddies approach to explaining things. I find it very difficult to remember things also and the book was very in depth. Again I will buy it so I can go through it properly. I can see why people may hate this book. Some people just have this firm rooted belief that doctors know all and clinical trials are everything. I know for a fact the clinical trials for the pills I am on were arranged in a way so the pills would not work. And UK is the only place they are banned. Australia and America prescribe them. It's my body and I don't like being told that I can't do what's right for it. I choose natural therapy over concoctions of chemicals whenever I can.
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Initial post: 10 Jan 2012 19:15:38 GMT
I totally understand where you are coming from! I get anxiety, panic attacks and depression so I paid ALOT to see a naturopathic doc and iridolgist. My husband was super mad, saying natural docs ets are 'quacks',yet if this was the case then why, after years of being on anti depressants do I still get panic attacks and am afraid to venture far from home, surely the meds would have cured me by now?!!! A/nyway, this naturopath told me alot of helpful stuff which a) sorted out my hormones enough for me to conceive (YAY) when the NHS doc pretty much told me my hormones are screwed so forget a baby, I was lucky enough to have one etc etc... and the pill they prescribed was truley awful! (Dianette, a special contraceptive, do not not not take it!!!!). When I fell preg I just ate junk as I did feel poopy. I kinda forgot me special diet but slowly my panics and anxiety came back and peaked when I had a breakdown in july of 2011. I got this book from library today and just about to purchase it right now as everything he says matches up with what my naturopathic doctor said and I can see where I have been going wrong, totally. I am so glad that tv series aired, the food hospital as it is FINALLY opening peoples' eyes that yes, food can heal! Obviously it has to be done whole heartedly which isn't easy but can and does work.
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