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Reclaiming Our Health: Exploding the Medical Myth and Embracing the Source of True Healing

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In his rousing and inspiring style, John Robbins, author of the acclaimed best-seller Diet for a New America, turns his attention to the national debate on health care. Calling for nothing short of a revolution in the basic beliefs on which health care is based, he convincingly demonstrates the enormous human and financial costs of the polarization of conventional and alte ...more
Paperback, 420 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Hj Kramer
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Melissa
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
My eyebrows went up on one claim about the result of a controlled study of "therapeutic touch." I checked the citation-- it was to an unpublished source and the researcher is discredited. So I still wonder why anyone would want to pay someone to wave hands around in the air when they could get a massage instead. But mostly I wonder why Robbins includes hand waving in this book. ...more
Lydel
Nov 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
A "must-read" for anyone who wants to educate themselves about our medical system. You will be both appalled and uplifted--appalled at what has happened then and now; uplifted by the
alternatives that are out there. There is hope. As always, John Robbins writes with love in his heart.
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Liaken
Dec 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
While this book is somewhat on the fanatic side of things, the author has done a good job of collecting his research and making it accessible to the average reader. This book has influenced many of my friends to go for a midwife rather than an ob-gyn for their pregnancies and births.
Adrienne Carmichael
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In my "favorites" shelf... an expose on American medicine and the AMA.
Includes the witchhunts of the AMA after midwives.
John Robbins says, Doctors will come down from their thrones when we get off our knees.
A necessary book to inform yourself what to be aware of regarding western medicine.
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Karina M. Bishop
I really only liked the hospital analogy at the beginning. Way too much time spent on female reproduction.
Sjoen
Oct 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing
A must read expose of the follies of the current medical model. I recommend it for those who want to take responsibility for their own health.
Dayna Colvin
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
John Robbins' "Reclaiming Our Health" is a very poignant, gentle, wise, courageous eye opening account into the truth about the medical industry. ...more
Angeline
Feb 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: educational
I found a lot of thought provoking stuff in this book when I was pregnant for the first time. Thanks for giving it to me Lia!
Penny
Jul 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic info on midwives, menopause, the AMA, and fighting cancer by alternative means. It's an important message. ...more
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John Robbins is an American author, who popularized the links among nutrition, environmentalism, and animal rights. He is the author of the 1987 Diet for a New America, an exposé on connections between diet, physical health, animal cruelty, and environmentalism.

Robbins is the son of Irma Robbins and Baskin-Robbins co-founder Irv Robbins. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in
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