Last year Dr Mel Borins hired me to ghostwrite a non-technical, light-hearted narrative for medical articles he’d written – articles meant for doctors’ eyes only. He hoped I would bring them to life in a way that would appeal to and be useful to the general public. While I researched the history of many alternative herbs and treatments, folklore, botanical information and human interest stories – as well as interviewing Dr. Mel about his own experiences – I was able to help him create his new book “A Doctor’s Guide to Alternative Medicine: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why.”
This was a fascinating project for me, one that changed how I look at my own healthcare and how I choose alternative methods, which I regularly use. I thought modern science and traditional medicine had to be worlds apart, but I learned through my research and writing, just how complimentary they are. This was a 6-month journey for me into the work of a general practitioner who truly cares for people, loves life, and encourages people to live it to the fullest.
In his new book, Mel Borins will take you across the world to exotic places where he studied traditional methods that have served people well for thousands of years, methods that scientists are now studying with much interest. Using real-life examples, he shows what makes doctors reluctant to encourage self-treatment with certain alternative products or therapies. He doesn’t take sides this way or that; he gives the reader enough information to make better, more informed choices, and learn what to look for when trying any new alternative.
The book is an excellent read and valuable reference for individuals and families. I hope you buy the book; I hope you read it; I’m certain you’ll enjoy it and discover new ways of achieving and maintaining a healthy, more comfortable body.
The forward was written by Dr. Bernie Siegel who inspired Mel’s generation of doctors and who opened the minds of the medical profession to treating people, rather than disease. Both of these men are way ahead of their time. Their work is extraordinary. They are healers in the truest sense of the word. Buy it. Read it. Enjoy, and live well.