Do You Believe in Magic?

Do You Believe in Magic?

The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine

Streaming Audiobook - 2014
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In Do You Believe in Magic?, medical expert Paul A. Offit, MD, offers a scathing expose of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive, and even deadly. Dr. Offit reveals how alternative medicine-an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks-can actually be harmful to our health. Using dramatic real-life stories, Offit separates the sense from the nonsense, showing why any therapy-alternative or traditional-should be scrutinized. He also shows how some nontraditional methods can do a great deal of good, in some cases exceeding therapies offered by conventional practitioners. An outspoken advocate for science-based health advocacy who is not afraid to take on media celebrities who promote alternative practices, Dr. Offit advises, 'There's no such thing as alternative medicine. There's only medicine that works and medicine that doesn't.'
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452699264
1452699267
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 13 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Snow, Corey
hoopla digital
Call Number: eAudio

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