Combine the Best of Natural & Standard Medicine to Optimize Health

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Standardized medicine isn't the ultimate answer for all health issues. Learn how you can incorporate natural methods as well.
Air Date: 6/17/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
Jacob Teitelbaum head shotJacob Teitelbaum, MD, is a board certified internist and Medical Director of the national Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers and Chronicity. He is author of the popular free iPhone application "Cures A-Z," and author of the bestselling book From Fatigued to Fantastic! (Avery/Penguin Group), Pain Free 1-2-3: A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic Pain Now (McGraw-Hill), Three Steps to Happiness: Healing Through Joy (Deva Press 2003), Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! (Fairwinds Press, 2010), and his newest book Real Cause, Real Cure (Rodale Press, July 15, 2011). Dr. Teitelbaum knows CFS/fibromyalgia as an insider; he contracted CFS when he was in medical school and had to drop out for a year to recover. In the ensuing 25 years, he has dedicated his career to finding effective treatment. Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, the Dr. Oz Show and Oprah & Friends.
  • Book Title: Real Cause, Real Cure
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrJTeitelbaum
Combine the Best of Natural & Standard Medicine to Optimize Health
A lot of health myths have been busted in the last few years.

Salt is no longer bad for you. 

Chocolate and coffee are now considered health foods.

And, sunshine isn't the enemy. In fact a recent study found that people who avoid the sun are twice as likely to die prematurely. 

What's the biggest health myth being busted as of late?

Doctors DON'T know everything.

Traditional medicine is great for acute medical problems, such as heart attack or an emergency appendectomy.

Chronic problems, on the other hand, can be helped with a variety of medical measures: acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, herbs, and optimizing your nutrition.

Even heart disease can be addressed with some of these "non-traditional" methods.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, joins host Andrea Donsky to explain why standard medicine isn't always the answer, as well as how you can combine the best of natural and standard medicine to optimize your health.
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