Monday, March 15, 2010

"Good Medicine" by Carol Roberts, MD

"Good Medicine: A Return to Common Sense" by Carol Roberts, MD is definitely one of a kind. It reads like a novel but is actually a non-fiction reference guide for health. There are quotations from famous individuals in the book, as well as medical stories and boldface headings to catch readers' attention. A large portion of the book is designated for nutrition, but other topics are covered. Some less than conventional therapies such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, and such are mentioned, too. The advice is profound at places and perturbed at others. The book also mentions sex, which may make readers want to put the book down at times. Other philosophical references to "energy" may put readers off. However, in general, Roberts did a satisfactory job of talking about common sense in medicine and ways to feel better that don't include pill-popping, surgery, and drugs.

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