Modern medicine is responsible for treating and curing conditions that were once thought difficult or even impossible to heal, but these medicines can also have unwanted side effects that cause problems of their own. Holistic healing seeks to harness the power of natural therapies similar to those practiced by mankind for thousands of years. The use of herbs, nutrition or natural therapies like acupuncture can relieve symptoms and manage certain conditions. In his book, "Drugs That Don't Work and Natural Therapies That Do," Dr. Brownstein explores common complaints like depression, high cholesterol, osteoporosis and hormone replacement during menopause, and alternative therapies that can be used to treat these conditions. In his work, Dr. Brownstein:
Dr. Brownstein is a traditionally trained family physician who holds a degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is board-certified, the recipient of a number of prestigious awards from the American College for the Advancement in Medicine and the American Academy of Integrative Medicine. He lectures extensively on the benefits of holistic medicine and has written many books on the subjects of natural healing and nutrition.