Alternative Medicine

Gabby
By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-07-31 19:01:39 -0500
Started 2012-07-30 09:47:02 -0500

I was on the website diabetes self management http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com looking at something else and then came across this. It is a list of books that offer alternative suggestions to traditional treatments. There is even an herb book by the ADA! What a shock. Check them out and see if any of them tickle your fancy. I know the "Prescription for Drug Alternative" sounds interesting to me.

Of course, use caution and don't do things without consulting your doctor. But I thought this was a nice list.

By Diabetes Self Management
http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/article... (for the entire list)

In recent years, there has been an upsurge of interest within the diabetes community in dietary supplements and other alternative therapies. This development has most certainly been aided by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, in which Congress provided a new regulatory framework under which the industry thrived and expanded greatly. Dietary supplements are now a more than $23 billion industry in the United States.

But unlike prescription and over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements are not approved ahead of time by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for safety and efficacy, and only rarely are they evaluated by the agency at all. This puts a clear burden on the potential consumer, one that may lead to doubts and confusion about whether supplements or other alternative remedies (which are also not routinely evaluated by any agency) should be used at all. This list of resources serves as a guide to information about specific alternative and complementary therapies, as well to the decision on whether — and how much — to trust and explore alternatives to conventional medicine.

Books
THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION GUIDE TO HERBS AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP, BC-ADM, CDE
American Diabetes Association
Alexandria, Virginia, 2009

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT’S HIDDEN SECRETS OF NATURAL HEALING
Diana W. Guthrie, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, CDE, BC-ADM, AHN-BC, CHTP
Diabetes Self-Management Books
New York, 2007

MAYO CLINIC BOOK OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Time Inc. Home Entertainment
New York, 2007

PRESCRIPTION FOR DRUG ALTERNATIVES
James F. Balch, MD, Mark Stengler, ND, and Robin Young Balch, ND
Wiley Publishing, Inc.
Hoboken, New Jersey, 2008

THE BEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier
Simon & Schuster
New York, 2007

TRICK OR TREATMENT
Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst, MD
W.W. Norton & Co.
New York, 2009

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE? A HISTORY
Roberta Bivins
Oxford University Press
New York, 2008

There is much more. Check out the whole article and list at http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/article...


4 replies

Thomas Shulin
Thomas Shulin 2012-07-30 13:09:18 -0500 Report

I have been tracking what diets my patients are using and what has been working the best. So far I've seen huge gaps in the ones that are going to completely raw diets. Do know by chance of any of these books focus on a raw diet, or of one that is not on the list?

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-07-31 13:01:36 -0500 Report

James probably has more info on the RAW diet. I tried it, but found it hard and without the family to do it with me, cooking and eating raw was torture.

Here are some books on it. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_3?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=raw+food&sprefix=raw%2Caps%2C574
I have not tried any of them, I was working off a couple of raw websites. There are a lot of variances with every person who shares. Much like here, they find what works for them.

The Paleo Diet is also even more primitive than the raw folks, and this sounds like the way to go for me. I just have to get the family on board. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_4?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=paleo+diet&sprefix=pale%2Caps%2C192