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Barrett, Stephen 1933-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 149 publications in 2 languages and 7,868 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History 
Roles: Editor, Producer
Classifications: R730, 362.1
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Most widely held works by Stephen Barrett
The health robbers : how to protect your money and your life by Stephen Barrett ( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The vitamin pushers : how the "health food" industry is selling America a bill of goods by Stephen Barrett ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Have Americans been conned by the health-food industry into taking vitamins they don't need? Two distinguished physicians say yes! Drs. Stephen Barrett and Victor Herbert present a detailed and comprehensive picture of the multibillion-dollar health-food industry, which, they charge, has amassed its huge fortunes mostly by preying on the fears of uninformed consumers. Based on twenty years of research, The Vitamin Pushers addresses every aspect of this lucrative business and exposes its widespread misinformation campaign. The authors reveal how many health-food companies make false claims about products or services, promote unscientific nutrition practices through the media, show little or no regard for the rules of scientific testing and evidence, and often skirt the law in their schemes for making quick profits while eluding government watchdog agencies. Drs. Barrett and Herbert counter the phony assertions of health-food hucksters with reliable, scientifically based nutrition information, and they suggest how the consumer can avoid "getting quacked." They also include five useful appendices on balancing your diet, evaluating claims made for more than sixty supplements and food products, and much more. The Vitamin Pushers is a much-needed expose of a nationwide scam, which will definitely save you money and might even save your life
The health robbers : a close look at quackery in America by Stephen Barrett ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While medical science has never had more to offer, many people are turning to "alternatives" such as chiropractic, homeopathy, "organic" foods, vitamin supplements, herbs, chelation therapy, and occult "healers." Millions of Americans who are unenlightened, seriously ill, or desperate have fallen into the clutches of TV promoters, nutrition hustlers, or other con artists whose offerings are ineffective or dangerous - and sometimes lethal. But quackery is not confined to individuals who fit the popular image of a quack. Significant numbers of well-trained physicians have strayed from science into "fad diagnoses" and unproven treatments that lack a rational basis. The Health Robbers, featuring more than twenty highly respected authorities, explains the dangers of quack medicine, "alternative" cancer remedies, health fads, and "miracle diets." It argues for stronger laws and more vigorous policing of the marketplace. And it answers such questions as: "Are 'organic' foods worth their extra cost?" "Can acupuncture cure anything?" "Will vitamin B[subscript 12] shots pep me up?" "Can diet cure arthritis?" "Will spinal adjustments help my health?" "Will amino acids 'pump up' my muscles?" "Where can reliable information be obtained?" and "What's the best way to get good medical care?" Even if the answers to some of these questions seem obvious, the details in this volume, written in an informative, highly readable, and easy-to-understand style, will astound you. Quackery often leads to harm because it turns ill people away from legitimate and trusted therapeutic procedures. However, its heaviest toll is in financial loss not only to those who pay directly, but to everyone who pays for bogus treatments through taxes, insurance premiums, and other ways that are less obvious. Chapter titles include: "The Food Fear Epidemic" ("Beware of chemical con men"), "The Overselling of Herbs" ("More hype than help"), "Quackery and the Media" ("Should we believe what we see and hear?"), "The Holistic Hodgepodge," "Dubious Dental Care," and "How Quackery Sells."
Consumer health : a guide to intelligent decisions by Harold J Cornacchia ( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vitamins and "health" foods : the great American hustle by Victor Herbert ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chemical sensitivity : the truth about environmental illness by Stephen Barrett ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents evidence to support the author's claim that conditions for which diet and/or chemical exposure are blamed often do not exist, discussing Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, mercury-amalgam toxicity, and other disorders, and considering the political, legal, and financial implications of such syndromes
"Alternative" healthcare : a comprehensive guide : natural medicine, "hands-on" healing, spiritualism, occultism, and much more by Jack Raso ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This important book addresses the vast array of treatments and philosophies that postulate supernatural phenomena as the key to health and disease. Jack Raso combines his own personal experience with "alternative" healthcare, in-depth research on the wide variety of methodologies, and an educational background in health science and nutrition to simplify the often confusing field of "alternative" healing techniques. Raso begins with an account of his own personal odyssey from believer to skeptic, demonstrating how easily a person raised in a devoutly religious tradition accepts supernatural explanations and mystical approaches to physical ailments." "Raso examines the philosophic underpinnings of "alternative" medicine as well as such techniques as hands-on healing, Qigong, and faith healing. He shows that, whatever the specific philosophy, the common denominator is a rejection of the scientific approach of modern medicine in favor of a belief in paranormal forces that influence the well-being of mind and body. The final section is a firsthand account of Raso's many revealing visits to various "alternative" medical practitioners. The book concludes with an encyclopedic glossary of "alternative" healthcare terminology that explains to the uninitiated the formidable jargon so often used by proponents of "alternative" treatments."--BOOK JACKET
Signs and guiding for libraries by Linda Reynolds ( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Italian and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chiropractic : the victim's perspective by George Magner ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical examination of chiropractic, beginning with a brief history of the therapy, analyzing the claims and benefits of the practice, and telling of the author's negative experiences with chiropractic treatments
A consumer's guide to "alternative medicine" : a close look at homeopathy, acupuncture, faith-healing, and other unconventional treatments by Kurt Butler ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A close look at Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Faith-Healing, and otherunconventional treatments
The smoke-free workplace by William L Weis ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inside chiropractic : a patient's guide by Samuel Homola ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homola, "takes a frank and objective look at chiropractic."
Mystical diets : paranormal, spiritual, and occult nutrition practices by Jack Raso ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consumer health : a guide to intelligent decisions ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Your guide to good nutrition by Fredrick J Stare ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Health schemes, scams, and frauds by Stephen Barrett ( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Africa, who is to blame? ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings and Kenyan law student June Arunga travel through Tanzania and Rwanda, witnessing the economic and social situations of the people they meet and considering what measures would improve life for the people of Africa generally
Shopping for health care : the essential guide to products and services by Harold J Cornacchia ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tooth robbers : a pro-fluoridation handbook ( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Your basic guide to nutrition by Fredrick J Stare ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (86)
Italian (1)
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