Alternative Medicine by Donal O'Mathuna

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The most complete resource of its kind on alternative medicine
• Herbal remedies, dietary 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

Alternative Medicine is the first comprehensive guidebook to nontraditional medicine written from a distinctively Christian perspective. Keeping pace with the latest developments and research in alternative medicine, this thoroughly revised edition combines the most current information with an easy-to-use format. University lecturer and researcher Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD, and national medical authority Walt Larimore, MD, provide detailed and balanced answers to your most pressing questions about alternative medicine—and to other questions you wouldn’t have thought to ask.

Also includes
Two alphabetical reference sections:
Alternative therapies
Herbal remedies, vitamins, and dietary supplements
A description of each therapy and remedy, an analysis of claims, results of actual studies, cautions, recommendations, and further resources
Handy cross-references linking health problems with various alternative therapies and herbal remedies reviewed in the book

About Donal O'Mathuna

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Donal O'Mathuna, PhD, has degrees in pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, and theology (focused on bioethics). He is a lecturer in healthcare ethics in the School of Nursing at Dublin City University, Ireland. Dr. O'Mathuna's long-time interest in alternative medicine has led to many publications in professional journals and the general media. He lives in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland. SPANISH BIO: Donal O'Mathuna, PhD, es grado en farmacia, medicina quimica, y teologia (con un concentracion en bioeticas). Es un lector en eticas de asistencia sanitaria a la escuela de enfermeria en Dublin City University, Ireland. Dr. O'Mathuna ha publicado en revistas profesionales y media general porque de su gran interes en medicina alternativo. Vive en Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland. Walt Larimore, MD, has been called 'one of the best known family physicians in America' and has been listed in the Best Doctors in America, The Guide to America's Top Family Doctors, and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in America, and the International Health Professionals of the Year. He is a best-selling author and co-author of thirty books, and he has received a number or writing awards, some of which include a Christianity Today Book of the Year, Retailers Choice Award, and three Silver Medallion Book Awards. He and his wife, Barb, have two grown children and two grandchildren. His website is and his Morning Glory, Evening Grace devotions can be found at SPANISH BIO: Walt Larimore, MD es uno de los medicos mas conocidos de America y se enumera en la Guide to America's Top Family Doctors, el Best Doctors in America y Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Como un periodista medico, el Dr. Larimore es un vistante frequente sobre asuntos de la salud de la familia en muchas programas de television y radio, y ha aparecido en The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Fox News y CNN. Dr. Larimore ha publicado mas de 12 libros y mas de 500 articulos en muchos publicaciones medicos. El Web Site del Dr. Larimore es y el vive en Monument, Colorado.
Published May 11, 2010 by Zondervan. 512 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality.

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(June)Forecast:Larimore's name recognition as host of the cable TV show Ask the Family Doctor (America's Health Network) should boost sales for this manual, which taps into a growing market in Christian health books.

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