In You Are Your Own Best Medicine, Frederic Saldmann, M.D., verifies the common sense of folk medicine with the latest medical research to reveal simple do-it-yourself remedies that activate the body's natural healing powers and address common ailments. You will learn: *how pistachios are more effective than Viagra *simple acupressure tricks to relieve cramps, congestion, and other acute conditions *how dark chocolate helps you lose weight *which sleep position increases your risk of cancer *the role of gut flora and probiotics in alleviating asthma *how kissing boosts the immune system and helps wounds heal faster and much more . . . Sharing startling study results, Dr. Saldmann explains how reducing your calorie intake by 30% each day can increase your life expectancy by 20% and how 30 minutes of exercise a day reduces your risk of cancer, Alzheimer's, and cardiovascular disease by 40%. Giving full scientific backing to home remedies that were well known three generations ago, as well as providing his own tips and tricks from his years as a respected medical doctor in Paris, Dr. Saldmann shows how the body can produce its own medicines and, given the opportunity, prevent illness altogether.