Dr Ray Strand’s What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You was originally published over ten years ago, in 2002, but since then, it has become a mainstay of on-going conversations beyond the Western medical industry that struggle to understand more about health and wellness.
The book focuses on a principle that has been much talked about in health and wellness circles in recent years: oxidative stress. Strand takes a close look at how oxidative stress affects the body and how proper nutrition and supplementation can help to reduce this cause of many chronic diseases.
A general physician, Dr Strand first had the idea to conduct his research and write the book after his wife was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. While Strand and other medical professionals were unable to treat her symptoms through the usual “medical” approaches, a regimen of nutritional supplements turned out to be extremely helpful in not just managing but eliminating the pain and fatigue. This experience fueled Dr Ray Strand’s interest in nutritive medicine.
What’s Inside the Book
As Dr Strand says on his website, “this is not alternative medicine.” Strand’s approach is fully backed by clinical research on vitamins, minerals, and supplementation, and looks at how to literally “supplement” medical treatments with nutrition.
What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutritional Medicine adds to the discussion on oxidative stress, looking at its role in health issues from aging to cancer and arthritis. Strand fills a gap that is often ignored by members of the medical community with specific recommendations for how readers can defend their bodies from disease.