Arts & Photography Biographies & Memoris Business & Money Calendars Children's Books Christian Books & Bibles Comics & Graphic Novels Computers & Technology Cookbooks, Food & Wine Crafts, Hobbies & Home Education & Teaching Engineering & Transportation Gay & Lesbian Health, Fitness & Dieting History Humor & Entertainment Law Literature & Fiction Medical Books Mystery, Thriller, Suspense Parenting & Relationships Politics & Social Sciences Reference Religion & Spirituality Romance Science & Math Science Fiction, Fantasy Self-Help Sports & Outdoors Teen & Young Adult Test Preparation Travel Other No category
» » Mavericks of Medicine: Exploring the Future of Medicine with Andrew Weil, Jack Kevorkian, Bernie Siegel, Ray Kurzweil, and Others
Mavericks of Medicine: Exploring the Future of Medicine with Andrew Weil, Jack Kevorkian, Bernie Siegel, Ray Kurzweil, and Others


David Jay Brown


Mavericks of Medicine: Exploring the Future of Medicine with Andrew Weil, Jack Kevorkian, Bernie Siegel, Ray Kurzweil, and Others



PDF ebook size:

1541 kb

ePub ebook size:

1942 kb

Fb2 ebook size:

1430 kb

Other book formats:

lrf docx azw doc








Smart Publications; 1 edition (January 1, 2006)




Medicine and Health Sciences



Buy Hardcover:


Mavericks of Medicine: Exploring the Future of Medicine with Andrew Weil, Jack Kevorkian, Bernie Siegel, Ray Kurzweil, and Others by David Jay Brown

In depth interviews by award-winning science writer David Jay Brown with Andrew Weil, Jack Kevorkian, Bernie Siegel, Barry Sears, Larry Dossey, Ray Kurzweil, Michael West, Leonard Hayflick, Kary Mullis, Aubrey de Grey, Peter Duesberg, Raphael Mechoulam, Rick Strassmann, Michael Fossel, Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, Joseph Knoll, John Guerin, Garry Gordon, Jonathan Wright, and others about alternative medicine, euthanasia. mind/body medicine, diet, spirituality and health, regenerative medicine, nutritional supplements, longevity research, cannabinoid medicine and medical marijuana, psychedelic drug research, chelation therapy, nanotechnology, and more.
David Jay Brown ihas always been an excellent writer. Here he interviews fascinating, creative people who are ahead of. their time. He is also an excellent interviewer. I highly recommend this book.
There are basically two kinds of people in this world: those who go with the flow, follow the crowd, and living their lives completely content with the status quo no matter what; and those who are constantly bucking the trend, charting new territory, and remaining on the cutting-edge at all times. The member of that latter group are sometimes referred to as "mavericks" and rightfully so. In the realm of medicine, there are quite a few of these rebels out there making their mark in their various fields and noted interviewer David Jay Brown spoke with quite a few of them for this book.

This was the book where I first heard about heavy metal toxicity and how chelation therapy can help remove these from your body thanks to the great work Dr. Garry Gordon is doing. I'd never even heard of him before this book and most of the "mavericks" included are virtual unknowns outside of the medical and health community. Aside from Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Barry Sears, and Dr. Jack Kevorkian, none of these professionals were familiar enough for me to realize they're making their mark within their various fields. But all that changed after reading this book!

Brown says history has shown us how some of the biggest advancements in medicine have taken place when at first they seemed crazy by conventional standards until finally the brave men and women on the frontlines of change were later vindicated by those who came after. I'm sure if the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins were still with us that he would have most definitely been one of those Brown would have included in his book. Low-carb diets may be laughed at, mocked, and scorned by much of the health industry today, there is a day coming when it will be so normal that citizens of the future will wonder why we ever ate any other way.

Because science and medicine tend to be very conservative, nothing much usually changes since new ideas are routinely dismissed as quackery since we already know what works. That's the basis for a book like this one which highlights some of the latest breakthroughs that you may not have heard about yet -- but you will! While conventional wisdom may say much of the information you'll read is hogwash, Brown if fully convinced you shouldn't necessarily throw the baby out with the bath water. He readily acknowledges that not all "mavericks" are necessarily right, but their forward-thinking ideas begin a fruitful conversation and debate about improvements that can happen if they are simply tried.

Regardless of which side of the socialized medicine discussion in America you are on, there are opinions expressed both for and against. Additionally, you get a sense of the lack of trust in the way things are run in medicine these days, including how federal government agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who are working in conjunction with pharmaceutical and food industries rather than on behalf of the American people. One of the interviews is with a man who sued the FDA for unconstitutionally withholding health information from the public -- and won! The truth is getting out there thanks to these brave leaders in medicine.

Perhaps the most controversial interview Brown conducted was with Dr. Kevorkian who gained a reputation in the 1990's as "Dr. Death" for his physician-assisted suicide of patients who wanted to end their pain. Not surprisingly, Dr. Kevorkian believes that euthanasia is the proper role of a doctor and yet he's currently serving a prison sentence for murder of an ALS patient. Brown cites a study that shows eight out of ten people support a patient's right to die and yet it's illegal. Dr. Kevorkian believes it is due to the financial interests involved.

With experts in nutrition, natural medicine, chronic fatigue syndrome, anti-aging, immortality, the mind-body connection, the spiritual component to health, and so much more, Mavericks of Medicine is an outstanding resource for anyone wanting to open their minds to much more than the same old, same old you've been reading about in newspapers and seeing on the television news every night. This is the wave of the future and Brown has captured a quick snapshot of what is happening behind-the-scenes that will become front-page medical news in the years and decades to come.
This is a major piece of work. A must read for those of us

that don't have the time to sift through all the medical and science journals but are nevertheless interested in science and our own

bodies. If you want to know something always go to the top person in

the field and that is exactly what David Brown did. Thanks David, just reading the book was good medicine and perhaps adding a few years to my life.
David Jay Brown has chosen a remarkable set of scientists and other personalities in the medical arena to interview for this book. I am privileged to be among them. Whatever your speciality (if any) or your areas of biomedical interest, most if not all of these interviews will be highly informative and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Related PDF, EPUB, FB2 eBooks