Book Review: What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know
Stacie Deyglio, ND
What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know
As a seasoned author, Dr. Murray passionately communicates the significance of owning responsibility for one’s health. His latest book, What Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know, is an innovative step in relaying pertinent knowledge about the reality of the current American health care system. The comprehension of the information composed in the book encourages the paradigm shift and movement towards self-empowerment in health: “In the United States, the medical establishment has created the conventional wisdom that drug-oriented medicine is the best form of medicine. Yet, many of these drugs only make us feel better in the short term while exposing us to risk of dependency, producing side effects worse than the condition being treated, or actually causing the condition to worsen. These substantial risks, and the rising costs associated with a drug-oriented medical system, are creating an opportunity for change” (p.1).
The data behind the “opportunity for change” is well accounted for in Murray’s book. A notable example is that of Dr. Klopfer, his patient Mr. Wright and the “cure” for cancer, Krebiozen.
“The most important secret that the drug companies don’t want known is something that most physicians have long forgotten: We all have an absolutely astounding capacity to heal ourselves” (p. 25).
Dr. Murray addresses many of the principles of naturopathic medicine in his book. Most profoundly he exemplifies the Docere principle. The wisdom encompassed in the book is ideal for patients interested in learning about the reality of the country’s healthcare condition and the options available to them when making informed decisions. The text provides skillfully documented data and resources for natural medicine that define a reform in health care to a model incorporating the philosophy of natural health and healing.
Stacie Deyglio, ND received her baccalaureate degree in biology, with a minor in chemistry from the College of Mt. St. Vincent in 1999. Resonating deeply with the philosophy and principles of naturopathic medicine, she graduated from the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003. Dr. Deyglio’s interests focus on relating integrative therapeutics to the prevention of chronic disease in America. Currently residing in New York, Dr. Deyglio is an avid bookworm and writer. She is actively re-creating her practice.