Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Magic

ISBN-10: 0062222988

ISBN-13: 9780062222985

Edition: N/A

Authors: M.D. Offit

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In Do You Believe in Magic?, medical expert Paul A. Offit, M.D., offers a scathing exposé 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.”
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/13/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Paul A. Offit, M.D., is chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as the acclaimed author of Autism's False Prophets , Vaccinated , and Deadly Choices .

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