While pharmaceutical companies rake in billions, the health of a nation continues to decline rapidly, leaving patients and physicians searching for answers in all the wrong places. The Empty Medicine Cabinet: The Pharmacist’s Guide to the Hidden Danger of Drugs and the Healing Powers of Food wastes no time in explaining why this is so, offering solutions that target the cause of disease rather than the symptoms of poor health.
Like most healthcare professionals, Dustin Rudolph, PharmD, entered the field of medicine with one goal in mind—to help his patients get healthy. As a pharmacist, Dr. Rudolph believed the best way to accomplish this was through pills, procedures, and surgeries. Boy, was he wrong! His story, life experiences, and professional expertise serve as the foundation for this book.
The business model of a profit-based healthcare system is exposed, resulting in a steady stream of chronically sick, lifelong customers. Rudolph offers a cost-free, side-effect-free solution rooted in the discipline of lifestyle medicine and plant-based nutrition. Backed by an array of scientific studies, readers hear the truth in The Empty Medicine Cabinet.
Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, autoimmune diseases, and much more are discussed at length in part one. Part two presents the facts on using food as medicine. Many long-held beliefs in nutrition and health are called into question, answered emphatically and factually in simple, easy-to-understand layman’s terms of the complex science behind it all. A surprising, yet accurate, review of the scientific literature is also undertaken on many popular, over-the-counter supplements taken by many in today’s society.
With a total of 50 mouthwatering, flavor-filled recipes included, The Empty Medicine Cabinet is one prescription you don’t want to miss out on! It delivers the answers you’ve been looking for and the results to back it up.
You’ll Learn the Secrets to…
Experiencing long-term weight loss
Increasing your energy levels
Eliminating or reducing your medications
Preventing and reversing Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease
Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels
Reducing your cancer risk
Maintaining strong, healthy bones
Avoiding kidney disease
Wiping out arthritis pain
Improving and preserving brain health
And much more…
Pharmacist Rudolph cautions that while more than four billion prescriptions were filled in the U.S. in 2011, and nearly three-quarters of doctor visits involved drug therapy, Americans are "growing fatter and sicker by the day." His solution to the the "pill trap" is healing via food. In part one, he examines heart health, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, and autoimmune and other diseases, citing research that shows how food can be used as medicine to prevent or reverse these health problems, without damaging side effects. Rudolph offers some convincing arguments as to why drugs don't measure up; for example, he debunks the benefits from bisphosphonates as well as the use of statins for treating cardiovascular disease. In part two, Rudolph presents his Food for Health Program, which focusing on vegetables, fruit, legumes, grains, and seeds and nuts (with recipes provided in Part III) and is based on two simple principles: foods to include and foods to avoid. Meat and dairy (as well as eggs) and processed foods are among the latter. Readers concerned about pharmaceuticals may appreciate Rudolph's critiques of Big Pharma and Big Agriculture, as well as his call to take control of health and spend grocery dollars proactively.