Thursday, March 7, 2013


This is not a dry, clinical book. It’s easy to read and entertaining as well as informative. Whatever you thought was dangerous about prescription or over- the-counter drugs, multiply that at least a hundred fold. Expect to be shocked.
Dr. Marcum fills this book with true-life stories of drug interactions gone bad. More importantly, however, he gives warnings that all of us should pay attention to. He shines a light on the highly profitable pharmaceutical business that is in a hurry to mainstream drugs, very often before their potential side effects are adequately documented. He also discusses many of the more commonly prescribed medications that have been on the market for decades, yet still carry high risks. He points out that the number one cause of death in this country is actually medications.
Ultimately, in Medicines That Kill, Dr. Marcum examines some of the most commonly prescribed drugs and offers healthful ways to get off them. He discusses what harms our health the most: anger, stress, inactivity, being overweight, smoking. He could have ended his book there and it would have been highly successful.
Yet, he bravely goes farther and openly the talks about the best solution to obtaining good health. It is Love. Especially love of God. The Bible holds the key to this understanding. To quote the author, “…by understanding the important connection between who we are (God’s created children) and how we are to live (a lifestyle designed by that same God), we can open the door to some incredible insights.” He goes on to discuss the “Laws of Health.”
I highly recommend this book to everyone. I, for one, am going to try to laugh more often, love more freely, limit my use of pain relievers, continue to exercise and lose weight in order to throw away my high blood pressure medicine, and nurture an attitude of gratitude.
We thank Tyndale House Publishers for providing us with a review copy in exchange for an honest review. —Gail Lewis
Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers; 1 edition (January 17, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1414368856

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