Quick Access: Consumer Guide to Conditions, Herbs & Supplements

Quick Access is an information database developed by Integrative Medicine Communications to allow health professionals from various educational and philosophical backgrounds access to a complete picture of the different approaches used to maintain health, treat disease or manage conditions. By bringing together many specialists, including pharmacists, doctors, nutritionists, herbalists and naturopaths, Quick Access has developed into an accurate, practical, essential and fully referenced database providing monographs on conditions, herbs and dietary supplements. For the first time this information is being made available in a user-friendly format aimed directly at the general public. Quick Access Consumer Guide to Conditions, Herbs & Supplements offers authoritative, concise and readable information that makes sense of the most popular dietary supplements on the market. The book has three broad categories that allow quick answers to your questions: Conditions - learn about a condition's signs and symptoms, what causes and what to expect from the doctor. This is followed by a number of treatment options including drugs, nutrition and the use of complementary therapies. Only those complementary therapies considered safe and that work well with conventional care have been included. As a result, herbs and dietary supplements receive a relatively large share of coverage. Herbs - this section gives the best evidence to support the use of herbs in maintaining health or in treating conditions. You are able to search for a particular herb, using this section first, or look here for more information on an herb, having seen it listed under treatment options for a particular condition. Supplements - this section offers substantive information on the use of dietary supplements in maintaining health or in managing conditions.

Amazon Sales Rank: #3410523 in Books Published on: 2000-01-15 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Paperback 434 pages

Review "As a clinical pharmacist, when I have questions about dietary supplements, I reach for Quick Access. It combines traditional and alternative therapies in one comprehensive, carefully researched, credible source." -- R. Lynn Shumake, PD, RPh, University of Maryland Medical System"Whether dietary supplements or prescriptions, patients need to understand the medicines they take. This Quick Access Guide provides the authoritative and reliable information that I feel comfortable giving to my patients. -- Leonard A. Wisneski, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center From the Publisher Integrative Medicine is a medical information company dedicated to bridging the gap between conventional and alternative medicine. Our products provide healthcare professionals and consumers with credible, science-based information for quality medical care. From the Inside Flap Quick Access Consumer Guide offers authoritative, concise and readable information that makes sense of the most popular dietary supplements on the market. Clinically relevant, reliable and timely information on herbs, supplements and alternative treatments for common conditions. Latest scientific and laboratory evidence from the most trusted sources. Reviewed by distinguished health professionals to guarantee absolute reliability and impartiality.