Published November 2007
By Professor Les Irwig, Judy Irwig, Dr Lyndal Trevena and Melissa Sweet
256pp £12.99 (Paperback)
'The most interesting, comprehensive and informative health book currently on the market is SMART HEALTH CHOICES: Making Sense of Health Advice by PROFESSOR LES IRWIG, JUDY IRWIG, DR LYNDAL TREVENA and MELISSA SWEET (HAMMERSMITH PRESS). The content of the book is explained in the title and this is an invaluable tome to have around because it really cuts through the c..p and mystique of the whole medical 'business'- drugs companies and all. Our health is the most important thing in our lives and you cannot always buy it - although money can sometimes help. SMART HEALTH CHOICES helps people to make the right choices regarding their and their loved ones' healthcare. The book covers everything you need to know, from nutrition to choosing doctors and practitioners, from placebos to trying new treatments. The 4 writers seem to have jointly covered every medical and health eventuality and the cartoons by RON TANDBERG give much needed relief from the serious medical stuff, some of which is quite scary.
A necessary book.'
Every day we make decisions about our health – some big and some small.What we eat, how we live and even where we live can affect our health. But how can we be sure that the advice we are given about these important matters is right for us? Many treatments and tests – both mainstream and alternative – are not supported by good evidence and some widely used treatments are actually harmful.Whether you are considering having surgery or taking vitamin supplements, you need to know the effectiveness of the options and their side-effects.
This fully revised and updated new edition of Smart Health Choices will provide you with the tools for assessing health advice, whether it comes from a specialist, general practitioner, naturopath, the media, the Internet, or a friend. It shows you how to take an active role in your health care, and to make the best decisions for you and your loved ones based on personal preferences and the best available evidence.
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