Includes bibliographical references (p. -325) and index.
A matter of trust : Making medicine or making money? -- The number one thing that they don't want you to know -- An overlooked goal of healing : Removing obstacles to a cure -- Functional medicine versus the treatment of disease -- Is symptom relief a path to bad medicine? -- Creating a market versus providing a cure -- Exploiting the cholesterol myth -- Drugs are less powerful than our attitude -- Drugs cannot overcome a poor diet or an unhealthy lifestyle -- Looking behind the headlines and through the bias -- How to get well.
An assessment of what the author believes to be the medical industry's role in creating today's health-care crisis also outlines practical suggestions for how to avoid common pitfalls, identifying widespread side effects of commonly prescribed medications that the author contends have been systematically hidden by the pharmaceutical industry.