In his rousing and inspiring style, John Robbins, author of the acclaimed best-seller Diet for a New America, turns his attention to the national debate on health care. Calling for nothing short of a revolution in the basic beliefs on which health care is based, he convincingly demonstrates the enormous human and financial costs of the polarization of conventional and alteIn his rousing and inspiring style, John Robbins, author of the acclaimed best-seller Diet for a New America, turns his attention to the national debate on health care. Calling for nothing short of a revolution in the basic beliefs on which health care is based, he convincingly demonstrates the enormous human and financial costs of the polarization of conventional and alternative medicine. Although Americans spend far more money on medical care than any other people in the world, many of us cannot afford the most basic coverage; we rank 25th among the world's nations in infant mortality; the toll in human suffering from degenerative disease continues to rise; the danger from virulent communicable diseases is increasing daily; and, meanwhile, women are growing increasingly frustrated with the care they receive from a male-dominated system. There are answers to these problems, and Reclaiming Our Health presents a brilliant, refreshing, and uplifting new vision of what health care in America might be as well as practical solutions for us as individuals and for a health-care system gone awry....
|Title||:||Reclaiming Our Health: Exploding the Medical Myth and Embracing the Source of True Healing|
|Number of Pages||:||420 Pages|
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Reclaiming Our Health: Exploding the Medical Myth and Embracing the Source of True Healing Reviews
Standard "I read this, but damned if I can remember exactly when or why or enough about it to make detail comments" disclaimer: My rating is based solely on my memory of how much or little I enjoyed the book at that time. In some cases, "at that time" might mean before most Goodreads users were born. Then again, it could mean a couple years ago and that I have a lousy memory. Your mileage may vary. Heck, given how all our tastes change over the years and the fickle nature of memory, my own mileage might vary if I re-read it today.
My eyebrows went up on one claim about the result of a controlled study of "therapeutic touch." I checked the citation-- it was to an unpublished source and the researcher is discredited. So, I decided to apply the 50% rule to this book. If half of this book is on target, it's still worth considering.
A "must-read" for anyone who wants to educate themselves about our medical system. You will be both appalled and uplifted--appalled at what has happened then and now; uplifted by thealternatives that are out there. There is hope. As always, John Robbins writes with love in his heart.
While this book is somewhat on the fanatic side of things, the author has done a good job of collecting his research and making it accessible to the average reader. This book has influenced many of my friends to go for a midwife rather than an ob-gyn for their pregnancies and births.
In my "favorites" shelf... an expose on American medicine and the AMA.Includes the witchhunts of the AMA after midwives.John Robbins says, Doctors will come down from their thrones when we get off our knees.A necessary book to inform yourself what to be aware of regarding western medicine.
I really only liked the hospital analogy at the beginning. Way too much time spent on female reproduction.
A must read expose of the follies of the current medical model. I recommend it for those who want to take responsibility for their own health.
John Robbins' "Reclaiming Our Health" is a very poignant, gentle, wise, courageous eye opening account into the truth about the medical industry.
I found a lot of thought provoking stuff in this book when I was pregnant for the first time. Thanks for giving it to me Lia!
Fantastic info on midwives, menopause, the AMA, and fighting cancer by alternative means. It's an important message.