Here's the good news: It's not an either/or scenario. It's important to recognize that practitioners of alternative medicine are not opposed to conventional medical practices and do not hesitate to resort to them when appropriate, especially when dealing with patients who have life-threatening, acute illnesses.

Antiaging medicine aims to stay a step or two ahead of sickness and disease; it also works at toxic avoidance and detoxification, knowing that toxins create malfunctioning cells and cell death is the gradual end to us as a species. It's that serious. I am a great admirer of antiaging appeals to my common sense. Drugs will never heal; they abate. Restorative treatment as practiced in antiaging medicine approaches the body with true healing in mind.

Reprinted from Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness by Suzanne Somers. Copyright © 2009. Published by The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.


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