Did you know that: Pairing psyllium, a soluble fibre, with a popular cholesterol-lowering medication may allow you to reduce your dosage of the drug? The herb valerian may alleviate anxiety without causing the drowsiness of certain anti-anxiety medicines? Cinnamon may help control your blood sugar if you have diabetes - but the trace mineral chromium may do the job better? Acupuncture may enhance the effectiveness of a common pain reliever for osteoarthritis?What distinguishes these for other natural and alternative remedies is that they actually work. They've been subjected to rigorous scientific study, as well as the scrutiny of leading health advisory organizations. And now they're available to you.Dr. Ronald Hoffman and Dr. Barry Fox - two of the nation's top experts on natural and alternative therapies - have teamed up to present to you the very best that complementary and alternative medicine have to offer. They've screened and evaluated hundreds of remedies to identify those that are scientifically proven to be effective for specific health concerns.The exclusive one- to five-star rating system allows you to review and compare remedies at a glance.
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Ronald Hoffman, MD, is medical director of the Hoffman Center, one of New York City's preeminent complementary medical care facilities. He is the author of several books and the host of Health Talk, a 2-hour radio program that airs on WOR in New York City and network affiliates throughout the country.Barry Fox, PhD, is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller The Arthritis Cure. He serves as chair of the Consumer Advisory Council of the American Nutraceutical Association and editor-in-chief of Nutraceutical Report (www.nutraceuticalreport.com), an online health journal. He has made more than 200 guest appearances on national and regional television and radio.