This informative new book explains, in meticulous detail, what is known scientifically about the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine therapies including nutritional, botanical, homeopathic and psychospiritual for HIV/AIDS. The special research methodology challenges involved in the scientific evaluation of complementary and alternative medicine are discussed in depth, and the authors offer valuable new insights into the complex pathogenesis of AIDS.
Herbs and traditional medicines are being extensively used for healthcare in
almost all the countries since times immemorial. Ancient religious texts are replete
with references on the use of natural products with medicinal properties. Because of
local beliefs and practices and also from cost considerations herbal medicines remain
a popular mode of treatment in the developing countries. Even in the industrialised
society the rising cost of prescription drugs and ensuing side effects of the treatment
make it highly attractive to use the traditional medicine particularly for minor ailments....
When I began research for the Nutrition Almanac in the early seventies, scientific information on health
and nutrition was scarce and difficult to find. In recent years, however, there has been a plethora of studies
and most are easier to access. The database of the National Library of Medicine, for example, lists
over 40,000 articles specifically on alternative medicine.
Alternative therapies focus on the underlying cause.
Whereas current building codes legally apply to seismic design of tall buildings, their prescriptive provisions do not adequately address many critical aspects. Performance-based engineering provides a desirable alternative.
Nabin’s current research will strike a chord with most people.
He is tackling the pharmaceutical industry head-on by examining
the issues surrounding generic alternatives in the purchase of
prescription drugs. When people are asked if they would like a
cheaper brand, they usually assume that the ingredients are the
same, but the results of level trade tests have been surprising, he
‘A recent medical journal confirmed that the active ingredients
in the drugs are the same but the inactive ingredients are