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Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

The Science Of Discworld
Terry Pratchett, Jack Cohen, Ian Stewart
Progress: 22/414 pages
Terry Pratchett
Progress: 85/356 pages
The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports
Jeff Passan
Progress: 104/368 pages
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, 2001 Edition

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database - Therapeutic Research Faculty Staff, Jeff M. Jellin I acquired this as a reference book when I was in the NP program. I found the information to be well organized and appreciate the scientific approach. It takes a pharmaceutical approach to herbal/nutritional supplement products, provides all the common names as well as the scientific names, gives the common uses, dosing, known safety information, and summarizes scientific knowledge of each substance. And by scientific knowledge, I mean published studies. I especially appreciate the information on food and drug interactions as well as interactions with diseases and conditions. I like the factual approach, as opposed to the hyperbole you find by searching the internet.