Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutrition

Prescription drugs can rob you of the very vitamins and minerals your body needs to overcome your current health condition. Whether you suffer from high blood pressue, high cholesterol, chronic heartburn (GERD), arthritis, dabetes, or depression, the prescriptin drugs you are taking can actually make your conditon worse! Why didn't your doctor warn you about this possible side effect? Most office visits are short, and time is limited. And the truth is, many doctors have very little knowledge about nutrition and how it affects your overall health and well-being. As a result, your doctor is unlikely to tell you how to supplement your prescription. Dr. Cass offers essential information to complement your doctor's advice. This straightforward, easy-to-use guide explains: * How drugs interfere with your body's ability to absorb and use vital nutrients. *What nutrient depletions and side effects you can expect with the most frequently prescribed drugs. *Which nutritional supplements and foods can safeguard against nutrient depletion and its health consequences. *How specific diet changes and nutritional supplements can help you take control of your condition. *Why it's important to support your plan with a balanced diet, exercise, and other self-care basics. *Where to go to find more information to become your own health advocate. Your medications should help, not hurt. With "Supplement Your Prescription," Dr. Cass shows you the way to optimal health.

Amazon Sales Rank: #69175 in Books Published on: 2007-10-15 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 192 pages

About the Author Hyla Cass, M.D., is a practicing physician and nationally acclaimed expert in integrative medicine. She combines the best of leading-edge modern science with the practical applications of natural medicine in her clinical practice, writings, lectures, and nationwide appearances. Dr. Cass is also a former Assistant Clincal Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine, and is certifed by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is the author of several popular books, including "Natural Highs," 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health," "User's Guide to Vitamin C," and "User's Guide to Herbal Remedies."

Client more useful in 13 of 14 people found this review helpful. Supplement your prescription: what your doctor does not know the nutritional BL Brown This book is easy to read and very informative and helpful for common conditions for most of us take medication. Really to tell you things your doctor does not know, so you can make better choices for treatment of diseases. 10 out of 12 people found this review helpful. Take better care of yourself - Read This comment William McLean author, Dr. Hyla Cass, has focused much of his attention on the mainstream prescription drugs and destroy nutrients - and how to replace these nutrients. As Dr. Cass did not think much before taking dietary supplements - to avoid drugs that treat only the symptoms above all - readers should consider these options. It may be that Dr. Cass other books explore this area. I have not read any of his other books. You recommend the DASH diet-Americans (except the high volume of bread and cereals recommended DASH), Dr. Cass also mentions the value of some other popular diets and exercise. It is good to mention this thiings - very good! I particularly like is that this book is organized so that the reader need only read the first two chapters are easy to read chapters that follow and go - except that the medical conditions and medications that the reader of the importance of describing the most. For example, if not the same risk of diabetes, readers can skip this section and go to the chapters that focus on the disease being treated. But the whole book is a good read. It is only 184 pages - including the index. It is to the point. Not long patient testimonials and stories are not boring. One thing, however, the reader should keep in mind that many of the remedies in the diet is not a series of double-blind scientific tests. That is one reason why most doctors ignore these types of complaints, the problem is that it inspires non-profit, such research - not to prevent disease or supplement to prescription drugs. Financial returns are the driving force, not just the pharmaceutical industry, but almost all industrial sectors. Can you imagine, for example, says a dentist you that if you do such and such, you only come for routine check-up once every two years? I do not think so! When you are in good health all my older years I've taken, and experienced significant benefits from only three supplements (fish oil, a balanced vitamin / mineral tablet, and extra vitamin D). For this reason, I can not confirm the effectiveness of most supplements. I would like to stress that was my experience with the prescription and over-the-counter medications bleak. At age 72 I no longer take prescription medication or OTC medication. Instead I eat carefully selected and simply prepared dishes. (No to the salt or sugar - and none of the restaurants), I exercise and walk a lot. And I accept all human behavior is caused by a variety of events from the past (which is no sin and no problem - and not upset them). I remember my own business and think a bit about the problems I can not even begin to dissolve. I also love to share my hobby photography. All this has made my blood pressure hovers around 115/75, weight 150, and I experience little pain. And, oh yes, I've never married, so I have no woman who seduces me with fattening food, boring me with gossip, and constant demands. I have the illusion of being free and thus a very high degree of happiness. I am all to myself for daring to think outside the line box. You can do the same. "Supplement your prescription ..." would be a good start. I write to be helpful to readers, more than a good physician praises. 10 of 12 people found this review helpful. All the things your doctor never told Al Hunt D This book was recommended to me by my mother, who researches everything.