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Big Medicine From Six Nations

Author : Ted Curtis Williams
ISBN : 0815608632
Genre : History
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Big Medicine from Six Nations is a series of reminiscences and essays by the late Ted Williams, on the themes of "Medicine" (physical/spiritual/psychic healing). Williams intertwines the lore and lifeways of his Tuscarora upbringing, illustrating the dynamic encounter of tradition and innovation at the heart of contemporary Haudenosaunee culture. At the same time, Williams writes with an irreverence, irony, and good humor unmistakably his own. Colored by Ted's wry and irreverent wit, Big Medicine from Six Nations amply fulfills the promise of its title. It offers a fascinating view, not only of herbal medicine, but of prayers, omens, feasts, vision quests, sweat lodges, spirits, humor, and the sacred teachings of the Great Law of the Great Peace. But readers will find that there is more to this book, about the "spiritual mechanics" of humankind writ large. Readers will discover herein a multiplicity of Big Medicine manifestations, and best of all they will get to know more about Ted Williams, Teller.

Chefmd S Big Book Of Culinary Medicine

Author : John La Puma
ISBN : 9780307394637
Genre : Cooking
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Integrating nutritional science with culinary expertise, a physician explains how to prevent disease, shed pounds, and promote overall health by using foods that tempt the palate while promoting the body's immunity.

The Truth About Big Medicine

Author : Cheryl L. Brown
ISBN : 9781442231610
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Many Americans believe that their healthcare is second to none. Most patients, therefore, fail to appreciate the flaws and dangers present while receiving medical care. In fact, the American health care industry is one of the great tragedies of this country, which is now being brought to its knees by the medical industry run amuck. The Truth About Big Medicine: Righting the Wrongs for Better Health Care divulges secrets of the industry, which keep it focused on its own economic needs to the detriment of public health. The cost of American health care per person far exceeds other developed countries, yet it delivers life expectancies and infant mortalities that are shamefully ranked low among developed nations. Special interest groups and weak legislation created a “tapeworm” that continues to devour the American economy and shorten the lives of hundreds of thousands each year. Using true stories throughout, the authors illustrate that it is time for the public, students, educators, and legislators to clearly recognize medical deception and secrecy and to consider clear solutions on how they can achieve a safer health care system. A rich variety of authors with experience in revealing unsafe medical practices bring recommendations for changing health care delivery by taking an aspect of the health care system, identifying its shortcomings, and proposing ways to reduce harm plus correct the injustices. Included are discussions of imaging, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, hospital practices and procedures, and medical malpractice and negligence, among other topics. No consumer of health care should ignore the dangers; this book helps reveal them and suggests useful remedies. The authors maintain a website at

The Great Prostate Hoax

Author : Richard J. Ablin
ISBN : 9781137431318
Genre : Medical
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Every year, more than a million men undergo painful needle biopsies for prostate cancer, and upward of 100,000 have radical prostatectomies, resulting in incontinence and impotence. But the shocking fact is that most of these men would never have died from this common form of cancer, which frequently grows so slowly that it never even leaves the prostate. How did we get to a point where so many unnecessary tests and surgeries are being done? In The Great Prostate Hoax, Richard J. Ablin exposes how a discovery he made in 1970, the prostate-specific antigen (PSA), was co-opted by the pharmaceutical industry into a multibillion-dollar business. He shows how his discovery of PSA was never meant to be used for screening prostate cancer, and yet nonetheless the test was patented and eventurally approved by the FDA in 1994. Now, doctors and victims are beginning to speak out about the harm of the test, and beginning to search for a true prostate cancer-specific marker.

Big Medicine

Author : Louis L'Amour
ISBN : 1408462419
Genre : Fiction
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In Big Medicine, old Billy Dunbar has discovered some great gold-bearing gravel---but he's also discovered nine Apaches. If they catch sight of his burros or his prospect holes, Billy's a goner. In Trail to Pietown, Dusty Barron's idea of riding into Jarilla to make peace hits a few snags. McQueen of the Tumbling K tells the story of Wade McQueen, foreman of the Tumbling K ranch, who finds evidence of a fight on ranch land. At the ranch house, he meets a man called Jim Yount, who looks like a gambler but claims to be a cattle buyer. Now Yount---or one of his gunmen---has shot McQueen. But they should have made sure he was dead before riding away. In A Man Called Trent, ruthless rancher King Bill Hale needs to get rid of the local nesters in order to graze his cattle in the high country, and his first victim is Dick Moffitt. But Moffitt's children saw it all and have turned to "A Man Called Trent" for protection. They don't know he's a gunfighter trying to hide from his reputation.

The Big Letdown

Author : Kimberly Seals Allers
ISBN : 9781250026972
Genre : Social Science
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Pediatricians say you should but it's okay if you don't. The hospital says, "Breast is best," but sends you home with formula "just in case." Your sister-in-law says, "Of course you should!" Your mother says, "I didn't, and you turned out just fine." Celebrities are photographed nursing in public, yet breastfeeding mothers are asked to cover up in malls and on airplanes. Breastfeeding is a private act, yet everyone has an opinion about it. How did feeding our babies get so complicated? Journalist and infant health advocate Kimberly Seals Allers breaks breastfeeding out of the realm of "personal choice" and shows our broader connection to an industrialized food system that begins at birth, the fallout of feminist ideals, and the federal policies that are far from family friendly. The Big Letdown uncovers the multibillion-dollar forces battling to replace mothers' milk and the failure of the medical establishment to protect infant health. Weaving together research and personal stories with original reporting on medicine, big pharma, and hospitals, Kimberly Seals Allers shows how mothers and babies have been abandoned by all the forces that should be supporting families from the start--and what we can do to help.

Big Medicine

Author : Charlie Nicks
ISBN : 9781599268873
Genre : Fiction
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Big Medicine is an intellectually rich and engaging historical epic detailing the early development of the West from 1850 to 1893. This enthralling historical novel is set on the present day Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana's magnificent Mission Valley. This is the story of trappers, traders, tribes, cattle barons, copper kings and timber czars and the political, military and personal struggles that eventually settled the fabled land, Montana. They came from far and wide, into a wild and untamed wilderness, risking all they had in hope of finding a better life, each of them hoping to fulfill their own personal vision. Some did, most did not, but all of their stories dress the captivating pages of Big Medicine.

On The Take

Author : Jerome P. Kassirer M.D.
ISBN : 0198039298
Genre : Medical
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We all know that doctors accept gifts from drug companies, ranging from pens and coffee mugs to free vacations at luxurious resorts. But as the former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine reveals in this shocking expose, these innocuous-seeming gifts are just the tip of an iceberg that is distorting the practice of medicine and jeopardizing the health of millions of Americans today. In On the Take, Dr. Jerome Kassirer offers an unsettling look at the pervasive payoffs that physicians take from big drug companies and other medical suppliers, arguing that the billion-dollar onslaught of industry money has deflected many physicians' moral compasses and directly impacted the everyday care we receive from the doctors and institutions we trust most. Underscored by countless chilling untold stories, the book illuminates the financial connections between the wealthy companies that make drugs and the doctors who prescribe them. Kassirer details the shocking extent of these financial enticements and explains how they encourage bias, promote dangerously misleading medical information, raise the cost of medical care, and breed distrust. Among the questionable practices he describes are: the disturbing number of senior academic physicians who have financial arrangements with drug companies; the unregulated "front" organizations that advocate certain drugs; the creation of biased medical education materials by the drug companies themselves; and the use of financially conflicted physicians to write clinical practice guidelines or to testify before the FDA in support of a particular drug. A brilliant diagnosis of an epidemic of greed, On the Take offers insight into how we can cure the medical profession and restore our trust in doctors and hospitals.

Love Medicine

Author : Louise Erdrich
ISBN : 9781623730383
Genre : Fiction
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The first of Louise Erdrich’s polysymphonic novels set in North Dakota – a fictional landscape that, in Erdrich’s hands, has become iconic – Love Medicine is the story of three generations of Ojibwe families. Set against the tumultuous politics of the reservation,the lives of the Kashpaws and the Lamartines are a testament to the endurance of a people and the sorrows of history.

Big Medicine

Author : David E. Waddell
ISBN : 9781633386778
Genre : Fiction
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Owen wakes up in the Montana Territory tied to a wooden pole in the middle of a Blackfoot Indian village. He doesn’t remember his name, where he came from, or anything about his past. The Blackfoot Indians believe a book that was lying beside Owen when he was captured has spiritual powers and helped him survive an attack when all the others in his large wagon train were killed. When Owen is restored to health, a Blackfoot chief named Askuwheteau forces him to play a game called the chase game to see if the book he carried with him has spiritual powers. If Owen survives this game, which no captive or warrior has before, it will prove the book they call Big Medicine has spiritual powers and his life will be spared. If he loses the game he will die and they will destroy the book. Can Owen outlast the twelve-armed Blackfoot warriors chosen to chase him with just the arrow he pulled out of the ground to start the chase game? At the same time, a white woman held captive by Chief Askuwheteau since her childhood had prayed to God every day to send someone to rescue her and take her back to her own people. Just when she thought her prayers had been answered, a Blackfoot warrior named Megedagik traded ten Appaloosas for her and took her away to be his squaw. Had God forgotten her or had he always planned on her living among the Blackfoot Indians? In another part of the Montana Territory, hostile Indians besiege Fort Pennington. Supplies and ammunition are running low while the defenders inside the fort fight two Indian tribes for their lives. Can a dispatch rider named Corporal Kessler, a scruffy old mountain man named Hobbs, and a book the Blackfoot call Big Medicine save the lives of the soldiers and settlers defending Fort Pennington, or will they all be killed by the hostile Indians besieging the fort?

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