C. Scott Mahan, MD: Are You Afraid of Snakes? A Doctor's Exploration of Alternative Medicine (2017)
The author, an infectious disease specialist and co-author of the best-selling Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple, describes his 5-year medical journey from Africa to Appalachia, as he encounters many alternative approaches to medicine (voodoo, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, hot yoga, barefoot running, performance enhancing drinks, titanium necklaces, magnets, hypnosis, detoxification diets, and ayurvedic medicine).
Dr. Mahan relates his personal and often humorous experiences in the dual worlds of alternative and Western medicine, offering an unbiased analysis and opinion of the differing approaches to medicine. 257 pgs; $16.95. In ebook and print formats. (Sample pg A, B).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1. My Early Exposure to "Alternative Medicine"
Chapter 4. Heal Thyself - Naturopathy and Homeopathy
Chapter 7. Scott the Porcupine - Acupuncture
Chapter 8. Is this Hell? Hot Yoga
Chapter 9. At One with the Earth - Barefoot Running
Chapter 10. I Kneed Some Help - Orthopedics
Chapter 11. Give me the Beet - Performance Enhancing Drinks
Chapter 12. Stroke it Like Derek Jeter - Titanium Necklaces
Chapter 13. Magnets to the Rescue
Chapter 14. You Are Becoming Very Sleepy - Hypnosis
Chapter 15. The Cleanse (Not so Simple) - Detoxification Diets
Chapter 16. Don't Touch My Dosha - Ayurvedic Medicine
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