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on July 14, 2015
this book is a must have & a must read full of information that any family should have
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on May 19, 2015
great book
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on July 11, 2014
very practical.
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on December 7, 2012
Too many common Canadian prescription medications are not included. Out of date. when CPS is updated annually. It is one of my more useless college textbooks.
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on September 21, 2012
This is a great book to have on hand if you ever need to look up reactions between any drugs, herbs, & vitamins.
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on January 14, 2012
I use this book as a reference, based on a reading list that I obtained from my nutrition school. The book includes "references" to research articles, but you have to go online to look up the references. The Web site that contains the references appears to be inactive ([...]). This doesn't do much to support the credibility of the recommendations.
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on December 5, 2002
There's a lot of good information in this book but I would not recommend it as a reference.

First of all, it isn't totable: it's format makes it a clunker. It's 8 1/2 by 11" and its page format is such that the book could have been printed with half the paper. The added appendices are pretty useless considering the main A to Z section entries pretty much tell you exactly the same thing.
Second of all, the formatting is inconsistent; adding question to your inquiry. Did they make this entry as complete as they did that one?
I very much prefer Meletis/Jacobs' and Brinker's books to this one. For intuitiveness and extensive cross-referencing, Meletis/Jacobs' wins hands down.
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on March 31, 2000
The authors of this book have made a significant contribution to the resources available for today's health consumer. By providing this current, well-organized and useful "guide" they are helping those of us trying to protect or improve our own health, and those of us facilitating others in doing that, tremendously! Their research is thorough and and unbiased - I highly recommend it.
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The editors and authors of this HealthNotes publication have presented the most up-to-date information in an easy to read format without compromising scientific judgement. In the information world of alternative medicine, it is all to easy for conventional medical texts to react out of fear by recommending "extreme caution" for just about any prescription or possible nutrient/herbal interaction. "The A-Z Guide..." does a tremendous job of integrating insights of physicians form several different disciplines (the book is written by an MD, ND, and DC, et. al.), which provides the reader with a diverse and thorough scientific review of known and suspected interactions. I have personally found this book extremely helpful in the waiting room and on my desk as a quick refernce.
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