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Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook by Donal O'Mathuna
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The Definitive Resource on Alternative Medicine for Christians Herbal remedies, supplements, and alternative therapies - Their specific uses - Which ones really work (and which ones don't) - What to watch out for Christian versus non-Christian approaches to holistic health Clinically proven treatments versus unproven or quack treatments Truths and fallacies about supernatural healing Ancient medical lore: the historical, cultural, and scientific facts And much, much more In today's health-conscious culture, options for the care and healing of the body are proliferating like never before. But which ones can you trust? Some are effective, some are useless, some are harmful. Some involve forms of spirituality that the Bible expressly forbids. Others that are truly helpful have been avoided by some Christians who draw inaccurate conclusions about them. Alternative Medicine is the first comprehensive guidebook to non-traditional medicine written from a distinctively Christian perspective. Here at last is the detailed and balanced coverage of alternative medicine that you've been looking for. Professor and researcher Donal O'Mathuna, Ph.D., and national medical authority Walt Larimore, M. D., draw on their extensive knowledge of the Bible and their medical and pharmaceutical expertise to answer the questions about alternative medicine that you most want answered--and others you wouldn't have thought to ask. This massively informative resource includes: Two alphabetical reference sections: - Alternative therapies - Herbal remedies Entries include an analysis of claims, results of actual studies, cautions, recommendations, and further resources. A handy cross-reference that links specific health problems with various alternative therapies and herbal remedies reviewed in this book. Five categories of alternative medicine defined and then applied to every therapy and remedy evaluated in this book.

Author Biography

Dr. Walt Larimore has been a medical journalist since 1995. He has appeared on NBC's The Today Show , CBS's Good Morning, CNN Headline News, and FOX's The O'Reilly Factor. He practiced family medicine for over twenty years, served as a volunteer physician for he U.S. Olympic Committee, and has been named in Distinguished Physicians of America, Best Doctors in American, and Who's Who in Healthcare and Medicine. He has written or cowritten over a dozen books, including Bryosn City Tales, Bryson City Seasons, Bryson City Secrets, God's Design for the Highly Healthy Person, and God's Design for Highly Healthy Teens. He and his wife, Barb, have two grown children and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. Walt Larimore. Ha sido periodista medical desde 1995. El presenta sindicato de la salud noticias y ha aparecido en NBC's el Programa de Hoy; CBS Buenos Dias; CNN Noticias y PBS' Trabajo de Familia. El practica Medicina Familiar por mas the 20 anos. Sirve como medico voluntario para el Comitee Olimpico de Estados Unidos. El ha sido nombrado el medico mas distinguido de America y el mejor doctor en America, y Quien es Quien en Cuidado de la salud y Medicina. El ha escrito y coescrito una dozena de libros incluyendo. Ciudad de Bryson, Medicinas Alternativas, 10 Esenciales Personas de Alta Salud y El Nino de Alta Salud. El y su esposa Barb tienen 2 hijos adolecentes y viven en Colorado Springs Colorado. Donal O'Mathuna PhD, has his doctorate in medicinal chemistry (scientifically studying herbal remedies) from Ohio State University and his masters in theology from Ashland Theological Seminary. He is currently lecturer in health care ethics in the School of Nursing at Dublin City University, Ireland. He is also a fellow of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity in Chicago. His long-time interest in complementary and alternative medicine began in pharmacy school and has led to many publications in professional journals and the general media. Dr. Donald O'Mathuna es graduado en medicina quimica de The Ohio State University con una maestria en teologia de Ashland Theological Seminary. Ademas, es profesor de bioetica y quimica en la Unviersidad de Enfermeria Mount Carmel, en Columbus, Ohio.
Release date NZ
May 18th, 2001
Country of Publication
United States
Interest Age
From 18 To 99
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