Mind Over Meds
Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better – And When To Let Your Body Heal On Its Own
April 25th, 2017 – Are you overmedicated? Prescription drug use in America has risen steeply in the past 50 years. Over-the-counter drug use has risen just as dramatically. In addition to the dozens of medications prescribed to treat serious illnesses, we take drugs to help us sleep, to keep us awake, to keep our noses from running, our backs from aching, and our minds from racing. Name a symptom, there’s a pill to suppress it.
Modern medications can be necessary and life-saving – many illnesses demand their use. But what happens when our reliance on powerful pharmaceuticals blinds us to their risks? Painful side effects and dependency are common, and adverse drug reactions are America’s fourth leading cause of death.
In this book, I alert readers to the problem of overmedication, and outline when medicine is necessary, and when it is not. I examine how we came to be so drastically overmedicated, I present science that proves drugs are not always the best option, and I provide reliable integrative medicine approaches to treating common ailments like high blood pressure, allergies, depression, and more. With case histories, healthy alternative treatments, and collaboration from other leading physicians, Mind Over Meds is the go-to resource for anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired.
If you are tired of too many prescriptions – and have had enough of taking medications for ailments that may not require them – then my new book may be for you. Mind Over Meds looks at the problem of overmedication, the science that shows drugs aren’t always the best option, as well as helpful, reliable integrative medicine approaches.
If you take meds for allergies or high blood pressure, depression or a common cold, to fall asleep or to wake up – there are natural treatments that can help.
Read an excerpt from Mind Over Meds: Too Many Meds: The Problem And The Solution