Do You Really Need That Pill

Author: Jennifer Jacobs
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510715657
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A silent epidemic in the U.S. is imperiling our health: over-medication. Today, one-third of all adults take two or more prescription drugs and half of all seniors take more than five daily. This book—the first of its kind—shows readers how to avoid the dangers of over-medication. The first half of the book describes the harmful effects of taking too many drugs, including drug-drug interactions, medication errors, unintentional overdoses, unnecessary medications, made-up illnesses (“restless leg syndrome”), and side effects that actually mimic a new illness. The second half discusses the benefits and harm caused by many of the most popular drugs used to treat diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, acid reflux, depression, and pain. It tells which drugs are really needed, and whether or not they cause side effects. Finally, readers will learn how to discuss their concerns about too many medications with their health care providers, simple ways to make positive lifestyle changes, and when to consider alternative healing approaches. Combining stories of those who have suffered ill effects from taking too many drugs with data from cutting edge medical findings, Do You Really Need to Take That Pill? helps readers realize they can choose different solutions to their health problems.

A Bitter Pill

Author: John Sloan
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
ISBN: 1553654552
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Medical treatment of elderly people is not working. Worse, it is often harmful. Clear, hard-hitting, and authoritative, A Bitter Pill investigates why the medical system - from its one-size-fits-all prevention strategy to hospital stays that don't benefit anyone - is failing old people who are in fragile health and what we can do about it.

Sweetening the Pill

Author: Holy Grigg-Spall
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 178099608X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Millions of healthy women take a powerful medication every day from their mid-teens to menopause - the Pill - but few know how this drug works or the potential side effects. Contrary to cultural myth, the birth-control pill impacts on every organ and function of the body, and yet most women do not even think of it as a drug. Depression, anxiety, paranoia, rage, panic attacks - just a few of the effects of the Pill on half of the over 80% of women who pop these tablets during their lifetimes. When the Pill was released, it was thought that women would not submit to taking a medication each day when they were not sick. Now the Pill is making women sick. However, there are a growing number of women looking for non-hormonal alternatives for preventing pregnancy. In a bid to spark the backlash against hormonal contraceptives, this book asks: Why can't we criticize the Pill?

The Pill

Author: Jane Bennett
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741761042
Format: PDF, ePub
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While a birth control pill is taken by most women at some stage in their lives, few realize that it is not without side effects. Clear links have been made between oral contraceptives and such symptoms as depression, nausea, headaches, and a loss of libido. Other women also experience difficulties conceiving and raising fully healthy children after coming off the drug. Accessible and informed, this insightful guide examines how the pill works, its advantages and dangers, and the best ways to remain healthy during and after use. Alternative contraceptives a.

The 800 Million Pill

Author: Merrill Goozner
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520246706
Format: PDF, ePub
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Demonstrates that important new drugs are the results of innovative work done at taxpayer-funded universities and at the National Institutes of Health, rather than by pharmaceutical firms who reap the profit and drive up the cost of prescription drugs.

The Buddha Pill

Author: Miguel Farias
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780287186
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Millions of people meditate daily but can meditative practices really make us 'better' people? In The Buddha Pill, pioneering psychologists Dr Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm put meditation and mindfulness under the microscope. Separating fact from fiction, they reveal what scientific research - including their groundbreaking study on yoga and meditation with prisoners - tells us about the benefits and limitations of these techniques for improving our lives. As well as illuminating the potential, the authors argue that these practices may have unexpected consequences, and that peace and happiness may not always be the end result. Offering a compelling examination of research on transcendental meditation to recent brain-imaging studies on the effects of mindfulness and yoga, and with fascinating contributions from spiritual teachers and therapists, Farias and Wikholm weave together a unique story about the science and the delusions of personal change.

The Birth of the Pill How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

Author: Jonathan Eig
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393245942
Format: PDF, Docs
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A Chicago Tribune "Best Books of 2014" • A Slate "Best Books 2014: Staff Picks" • A St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Best Books of 2014" The fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. We know it simply as "the pill," yet its genesis was anything but simple. Jonathan Eig's masterful narrative revolves around four principal characters: the fiery feminist Margaret Sanger, who was a champion of birth control in her campaign for the rights of women but neglected her own children in pursuit of free love; the beautiful Katharine McCormick, who owed her fortune to her wealthy husband, the son of the founder of International Harvester and a schizophrenic; the visionary scientist Gregory Pincus, who was dismissed by Harvard in the 1930s as a result of his experimentation with in vitro fertilization but who, after he was approached by Sanger and McCormick, grew obsessed with the idea of inventing a drug that could stop ovulation; and the telegenic John Rock, a Catholic doctor from Boston who battled his own church to become an enormously effective advocate in the effort to win public approval for the drug that would be marketed by Searle as Enovid. Spanning the years from Sanger’s heady Greenwich Village days in the early twentieth century to trial tests in Puerto Rico in the 1950s to the cusp of the sexual revolution in the 1960s, this is a grand story of radical feminist politics, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes. Brilliantly researched and briskly written, The Birth of the Pill is gripping social, cultural, and scientific history.

Pill Head

Author: Joshua Lyon
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401394493
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This compelling, honest book investigates the growing epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse among today's Generation Rx. Through gripping profiles and heartbreaking confessions, this memoir dares to uncover the reality--the addiction, the withdrawal, and the recovery--of this newest generation of pill poppers. Joshua Lyon was no stranger to substance abuse. By the time he was seventeen, he had already found sanctuary in pot, cocaine, Ecstasy, and mushrooms--just to name a few. Ten years later, on assignment for Jane magazine, he found himself with a two-inch-thick bottle of Vicodin in his hands and only one decision to make: dispose of the bottle or give in to his curiosity. He chose the latter. In a matter of weeks he'd found his perfect drug. In the early half of this decade, purchasing painkillers without a doctor was as easy as going online and checking the spam filter in your inbox. The accessibility of these drugs--paired with a false perception of their safety--contributed to their epidemic-like spread throughout America's twenty-something youth, a group dubbed Generation Rx. Pill Head is Joshua Lyon's harrowing and bold account of this generation, and it's also a memoir about his own struggle to recover from his addiction to painkillers. The story of so many who have shared this experience--from discovery to addiction to rehabilitation--Pill Head follows the lives of several young people much like Joshua and dares to blow open the cultural phenomena of America's newest pill-popping generation. Marrying the journalist's eye with the addict's mind, Joshua takes readers through the shocking and often painful profiles of recreational users and suffering addicts as they fight to recover. Pill Head is not only a memoir of descent, but of endurance and of determination. Ultimately, it is a story of encouragement for anyone who is wrestling to overcome addiction, and anyone who is looking for the strength to heal.

Mind Over Meds

Author: Andrew Weil, MD
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316352985
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Too many Americans are taking too many drugs -- and it's costing us our health, happiness, and lives. Prescription drug use in America has increased tenfold in the past 50 years, and over-the-counter drug use has risen just as dramatically. In addition to the dozens of medications we take to treat serious illnesses, we take drugs to help us sleep, to keep us awake, to keep our noses from running, our backs from aching, and our minds from racing. Name a symptom, there's a pill to suppress it. Modern drugs can be miraculously life-saving, and many illnesses demand their use. But what happens when our reliance on powerful pharmaceuticals blinds us to their risks? Painful side effects and dependency are common, and adverse drug reactions are America's fourth leading cause of death. In Mind over Meds, bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil alerts readers to the problem of overmedication, and outlines when medicine is necessary, and when it is not. Dr. Weil examines how we came to be so drastically overmedicated, presents science that proves drugs aren't always the best option, and provides reliable integrative medicine approaches to treating common ailments like high blood pressure, allergies, depression, and even the common cold. With case histories, healthy alternative treatments, and input from other leading physicians, Mind over Meds is the go-to resource for anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired.

The Magic Pill

Author: Matt O'Brien
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450282806
Format: PDF, Docs
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What if there was a pill to help you live longer, feel better, look younger, and improve almost every aspect of your life with zero bad side effects, wouldn't you want to take it? The Magic Pill will prove to you that with a little time, energy, and effort, you can have all of these benefits and much, much more. Unveiling the most current scientific information on aging, exercise, nutrition, and supplementation, this first guidebook of its kind provides a comprehensive self-help approach to living longer, improving your health, and finding the happiness that resides within us all. Matt O'Brien takes you on an exciting journey filled with motivation, education, and inspiration. Read this book! You will take control of your health and your life will never be the same again. Praise from Matt O'Brien's Clients: I know for certain that I would not have arrived at this fantastic place in my life without Matt O'Brien as my coach, motivator, and friend Thank you, Matt, for giving me my health, fitness and life back. Jill Gear Matt O'Brien's expertise and ability to teach have transformed my attitude towards exercise and nutrition. I have a new passion for my health. Brandice Lardner