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Back pain is very hard (often impossible) to diagnose and to specify, hence heavy painkillers are thrown at people. But the only way to beat the pain is to understand it. Based on cutting-edge research into back pain and the psychology of pain itself, David Rogers and Grahame Brown have set up the Functional Restoration Service at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham - the UK's leading centre for back pain. Here they have developed the pioneering BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL approach: BIO - How your body processes pain; what physical triggers you have and why; where your body holds pain PSYCHO - where your pain is coming from; what exactly your pain is; the power of your mind to deal with and stop pain SOCIAL - all the environmental factors that will contribute to your back pain, and how, why and when to change them Based on this revolutionary and already hugely successful approach, Back to Life offers a whole new way of dealing with back pain: - Understand the psychology of pain - Debunk the myths - Find the source of your pain - Manage your pain - including all the emotions and anxiety that go with it - Master exercises and stretches - Identify and solve the social factors - Get lasting relief
"Logical and straightforward."
" Dr. Adams] succeeds admirably."
Written by an award-winning pulmonary specialist and one of "New York" magazine's "Best Doctors in New York," "The Asthma Sourcebook" explores the latest therapies, medications, diet and nutrition guidelines, and provides you with advice on living with this chronic disorder. This trusted source also examines the challenges of raising children with asthma; debunks commonly held beliefs about food, travel, and exercise; and pinpoints real asthma-causing allergens and how you can avoid them.
A Yale-trained, board-certified family physician with a specialty in women's health and obstetrics delivers a proven 28-day program to heal the overwhelmed, overloaded systems, and prevent and reverse the myriad of symptoms affecting the vast majority of women today. Weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune conditions-for years, health practitioners have commonly viewed each as individual health problems resulting from a patient's genetic bad luck, poor lifestyle choices, or lack of willpower. Patients, too, have turned to different doctors to alleviate their specific symptoms: an endocrinologist for a thyroid problem; a gynecologist for hormonal issues; an internist for weight, diabetes, and high blood pressure; a rheumatologist for joint problems, and even to therapists or psychologists. While these ailments may seem unrelated, Dr. Aviva Romm contends that they are intrinsically connected by what she calls Survival Overdrive Syndrome, a condition that occurs when the body becomes overloaded. SOS can result from childhood survival patterns or adult life stressors that are compounded by foods we eat, toxins in our environment, viral infections, lack of sleep, disrupted gut microflora, and even prescribed medications. Two of the systems most affected are the adrenal system and the thyroid, which control mood, hormones, inflammation, immunity, energy, weight, will power, blood sugar balance, cholesterol, sleep, and a host of other bodily functions. When these systems become overwhelmed they lead to symptoms that can develop into full blow illnesses, including diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, and heart disease-all of which have medically provable origins in SOS. The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution explains SOS, how it impacts our bodies and can lead to illness, and most importantly, offers a drug-free cure developed through Dr. Romm's research and clinical work with tens of thousands of patients. In as little as two weeks, you can lose excess weight, discover increased energy, improve sleep, and feel better. With The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution, you can rescue your metabolism, hormones, mind and mood-and achieve long-lasting health.
Do you suffer with gastric problems, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerance, allergies, skin problems or any other diagnosed gut disorder? Have you been given medication and told you will need to learn `to live with it'? Are you desperate for help? You will find that this book provides a lot of valuable answers. Drugs do not address the underlying cause of chronic disease, the gastrointestinal tract never repairs itself, diet and lifestyle are not factors assessed by GPs, so the condition never improves but is just symptom-managed. Chronic Digestive Disorders offers an alternative route to achieving digestive health with a drug-free holistic approach - based on the principles of Nutritional and Functional Medicine. This health-care system focuses on identifying the biochemical and nutritional imbalance which is linked to symptoms of ill health at the cellular level. Analysis is made with specialised Laboratory tests, which help identify alterations in body systems. It does not take the `one pill fits all' approach, but recognises individuality in all human body systems. Diet and lifestyle, the key factors behind the development of chronic health conditions, are assessed in detail and adjusted accordingly. Treatment involves Nutritional Therapy for nutritional supplementation, herbal and enzyme therapy and very distinct dietary recommendations, all aimed at correcting deficiencies and healing the gut. Using this guide, you can actively play an important part in your treatment and recovery, learning the core principles of keeping healthy with a nutrient rich diet. By following the guidelines you can help reverse all chronic digestive disorders. The human body is wonderfully self-healing - given the right conditions and following these principles, you can build a `new you' and a better, healthier future.
In 2002 Lucy Newlyn found herself incarcerated in a mental hospital in Leeds. She had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act as a danger to herself and others during a psychotic episode after several nights without sleep. The psychosis was triggered by nearly three years of grieving for a dead sister, followed by a vigil at her father's deathbed during which she hallucinated that his hospital ward was a trench in the First World War. The episode uncovered psychiatric problems, which led in due course to a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder (manic depression). This condition, which involves extreme mood swings, is classified as a disability and requires medication; but it is also a source of creativity, giving access to some unusual dimensions of human experience. In her fifteen-year diary, Lucy Newlyn discloses recurring episodes of mania, depression, hallucination and paranoid delusion. Describing her struggles with family life and the workplace, she de-mystifies bipolarity and critiques an environment which still, even in the twenty-first century, is suspicious of mental illness. Above all, she celebrates the discovery that writing poetry enables a cathartic engagement with her own condition. Diary of a Bipolar Explorer is not a self-help manual but a candid confessional memoir which offers no easy solutions. It involves a mixture of observation and reflection, interspersing poetry with prose. Written accessibly, it will appeal to anyone interested in mental illness, creative process and the life of the mind.
Research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementia
Nearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. "Loving Someone Who Has Dementia" is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbors as well as educators and professionals--anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"--having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent.Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia Discusses the meaning of relationships with individuals who are cognitively impaired and no longer as they used to be Offers approaches to understand and cope with the emotional strain of care-giving
Boss's book builds on research and clinical experience, yet the material is presented as a conversation. She shows you a way to embrace rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship with someone who has dementia.
Aspertools offers advice from three perspectives, with that of a special needs education teacher, Pati Fizzano, as well as inspirational stories from Dr Reitman's daughter, Rebecca, about her own experience, for understanding and managing life with an Aspie. It includes tips to make daily life less frustrating and more productive, focusing on the importance of positive routines, coping with social awkwardness and creating stability in daily activities. Including tips on how to cope with social anxiety through preparation, encouragement and lists; how to effect positive changes in behaviour by utilising rules, rewards and consequences; how to decrease the frequency of meltdowns by providing an escape route to 'a safe place'. This comprehensive and accessible work will open up the opportunity of a fulfilling life for everyone with a different brain - no matter the label. Dr Harold Reitman's daughter, Rebecca, was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in her twenties. She explained the diagnosis to her father as:"Brains are like snowflakes - no two are alike." Dr Reitman immediately realised that his good intentions as a parent had been off-course when bringing up his daughter as he could not understand the landscape of Rebecca's mind and feelings. This is the book he wishes that he had had access to when Rebecca was a child and teenager. Harold Reitman outlines how Aspies process information differently in a way that affects their daily life and provides practical, self-administered tools to manage life inside and outside the home. When Dr Harold Reitman discovered that his daughter, Rebecca, had Aspergers when she was in her twenties he realised why he could not understand the landscape of Rebecca's mind and feelings. With Aspertools he wanted to write the book he wishes had been available to him when Rebecca was a child. Aspertools offers simple tools, action plans and tips for understanding and managing life with an Aspie. It includes tips to make daily life less frustrating and more productive, and focuses on the importance of positive routines, coping with social awkwardness and creating stability in daily activities. It explains how to cope with social anxiety through preparation and how to decrease the frequency of meltdowns by providing an escape route to `a safe place' this comprehensive work will open up the opportunity of a fulfilling life for every child.
This book empowers parents of autistic young people aged 11 to 20 to help them promote resilience in their child. Full of suggestions and simple activities, this easy-to-use resource will help guide parents on how to build the foundations of resilience and independence for situations such as negotiating sexuality and relationships, entering employment or living away from home. It includes information about the main developmental stages for preteens and teens on the autism spectrum, and will take parents through life events and milestones at different ages and identify where difficulties and barriers to resilience may arise and how to address them.
In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains how genetics, age, infections, diet, excess weight, previous injuries and stress contribute to arthritis, and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with the symptoms. From simple dietary and lifestyle changes to DIY complementary therapies. Find out 50 things you can do today including: Choose beneficial foods and supplements Manage stress and relax to prevent and ease pain Discover practical tips to make everyday living easier Identify ways to help young arthritis sufferers Find helpful organisations and products
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong challenge--but it doesn't have to rule your life. Find the science-based information you need in the revised third edition of this indispensable guide. Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz shares proven strategies for managing your illness or supporting a loved one with the disorder. Learn specific steps to cope with mood episodes, reduce recurrences, avoid misdiagnosis, get the most out of treatment, resolve family conflicts, and make lifestyle changes to stay well. Updated throughout, the third edition has a new chapter on kids and teens; the latest facts on medications and therapy, including important advances in personalized care; and expanded coverage of the bipolar II subtype. It features boxes on complementary and alternative treatments and provides downloadable practical tools.
When your immune system is low the yeast, candida albicans can proliferate. Erica White, who cured her own ME (and candida) with this plan and is now a respected nutritionist who lectures all over the world, includes over 250 recipes (many given to her by her clients).The book also includes the following:• detailed questionnaire helping to identify symptoms• foods to choose and foods to avoid (including sugars – even fructose and lactose)• an immune-boosting 4 point plan: which includes using probiotic supplements to put healthy flora (‘friendly’ bacteria) back into your system (supplement – acidophilus)
'This is mental illness. It is unexpected strength and unusual luck and an uninterrupted string of steps. Then the next wave comes. And while you wipe grit from your eyes and swipe blood from your knees, the smiling faces in the distance call out: Why do you keep falling over?! Just stand up!'
Conversations about mental health are increasing, but we still seldom hear what it's really like to suffer from mental illness.
Enter Nancy Tucker, author of the acclaimed eating disorder memoir, The Time In Between. Based on her interviews with young women aged 16–25, That Was When People Started to Worry weaves together experiences of mental illness into moving narratives, humorous anecdotes, and guidance as to how we can all be more empathetic towards those who suffer. Tucker offers an authentic impression of seven common mental illnesses: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, self-harm, disordered eating, PTSD and borderline personality disorder.
Giving a voice to those who often find it hard to speak themselves, Tucker presents a unique window into the day-to-day trials of living with an unwell mind. She pushes readers to reflect on how we think, talk about and treat mental illness in young women.
Freshly jacketed massmarket edition of this bestselling guide to beating arthritis through nutrition. With over 60 delicious recipes from cook Marguerite Patten, who completely eased her own painful arthritic symptoms through diet, and a comprehensive self-treatment plan from nutritionist Jeannette Ewin. Marguerite Patten suffered from crippling arthritis, but was completely eased of her painful symptoms after following Giraud Campbell's original classic arthritis diet, The New Doctor's Proven Home Cure for Arthritis. However, as a cook she found the recipes impractical and often unpalatable- so she set about creating a whole new set of easy to prepare, good to eat, arthritis-beating recipes. The 60 delicious recipes are accompanied by a nutritional plan devised by Harvard medical School trained nutrition expert and author Jeannette Ewin
Emily, a fiercely independent aviator and wing walker, suffers a stroke that destroys her sense of reality. Fragments of her life come together as she struggles to find her voice and herself.
Seventeen years old and faced with the most difficult situation of her young life. The only problem was that she had no idea what was actually wrong with her. Leukaemia? What is that? It’s cancer. 'Am I going to die', she asked. The immediate response to being diagnosed with such a horrifying disease is 'Fear!' So much anxiety kicks in and even her parents could not provide definite answers. Suddenly she was shown a whole new world. Her bedroom became a hospital isolation room, and this young girl is forced to take a stand in favour of life and fight! The pain, the anguish and all the nights that she spent wishing that this disease hadn’t chosen her, but it did. This is her story.
Up to 20% of the population have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), which often results in embarrassment, withdrawal from social and recreational activities and difficulties in relationships. Positive and empowering, this book gives the reader the latest evidence-based developments in IBS, and advice as to management - especially diet. It explores a history of changes in the way we eat and asks whether modern diet may be responsible for `gut problems'? It also covers lifestyle tips, managing stress, getting exercise, working, resting and playing well! Topics include: What is IBS? Causes, history, psychological elements Digestion - how it works Diagnosis Your current diet, including fibre, veganism, fad diets, paleo, raw food, superfoods and other food trends. IBS triggers - dietary and digestive issues, food intolerances, etc Diets for IBS - Carbohydrate-aware diets (eg FODMAPs), dairy-free, etc Managing dietary changes - the practicalities Lifestyle changes in IBS - alcohol, smoking, exercise, weight, stress. The cult of `detox'. Complementary therapies, supplements, pro/prebiotics Staying well and possible recipe suggestions The future, ongoing research, and useful resources
Kidney failure is a complex condition and its treatment is changing all the time, so you need to understand it to enable you to lead a healthy life. This sixth edition of Kidney Failure Explained is right up to date with all the latest developments in treatment options and how these can help you achieve the best possible health and well-being. The two expert authors, Dr Richard Fluck and Janet Wild, give you reliable and easy-to-understand information on how to deal with kidney failure. This practical handbook covers every aspect of living with kidney disease - from diagnosis and treatment, to diet and wellbeing. This new sixth edition covers: What kidney failure is, and how to manage it successfully What new treatments are available to benefit you How to live life to the full with kidney failure Healthy eating options and suitable exercise plans Useful helplines and support This indispensable reference manual gives you, your family and your friends all the information you need to know to manage your renal condition, keep healthy and stay in control of your life.
With an introduction by Andrew Solomon 'It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty.' Oliver Sacks I was used to my mind being my best friend. Now, all of a sudden, my mind had turned on me: it mocked me for my vapid enthusiasms; it laughed at all of my foolish plans; it no longer found anything interesting or enjoyable or worthwhile. Dr Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic depression (bipolar disorder) - and has experienced its terrors and cruel allure first-hand. While pursuing her career in medicine, she was affected by the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic lows that afflicted many of her patients. From her jubilant childhood to the disquiet that has dominated her adult life, she charts a journey through her own mind, and those of others. An Unquiet Mind is a definitive examination of manic depression from both sides: doctor and patient, the healer and the healed. A classic memoir of enormous candour and courage, it teems with the wit and wisdom of its creator.
If you have been told that you must take statins or risk a devastating heart attack or stroke, you need to read this book. Dr Kendrick, a well-known statin sceptic and author of the bestselling The Great Cholesterol Con, has returned to the diet-heart-cholesterol battlefield to warn that people are being conned. In relaxed and humorous style, he lifts the rock to allow the reader to peer underneath. He points out that statins, even in high-risk individuals, increase life expectancy by a mere four days after five years of treatment. Yet adverse effects have been swept under the carpet by researchers who are closely tied to the industry. The way to avoid heart disease, and strokes, is simple - but, as this riveting book shows, it has nothing to do with lowering cholesterol levels.
Across the world, 44 million people live with dementia. Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the dementia of parents, partners, siblings or friends. And as much of the world struggles with an aging population, dementia is set to become ever more of a challenge for societies and individuals. But most people who are diagnosed, or who are dealing with the diagnosis of a loved one, feel as though they are alone. This book fills the gap, providing practical information and support for living with, or caring for, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. With clear and sensible information about recognising symptoms, getting help, managing financially, staying at home, treatment, being a carer and staying positive, this guide will help those with dementia and their families to make sure that they can stay well and happy as long as possible. Includes a foreword by Dame Judi Dench
What happens to men when they become fathers? Why do some men get depressed, and how can we identify those who are? What does this mean for their children and their relationships? What can we do about it? Taking in many different perspectives, this book sheds light on the many aspects of postnatal depression in fathers - an unknown subject to many people. The book includes a review of recent studies and research in this area, looking at the effects of postnatal depression on children and relationships, and an investigation into the reasons behind male postnatal depression, including the social and psychoanalytic factors which go some way to explaining why men experience this depression as well as women. The author talks to Michel Odent, a renowned obstetrician, writer and birth expert. His controversial view that men should not be present at childbirth, and that their presence may indeed this may be a trigger for depression, are central to his discussion. She also talks to Adam Jukes, a psychoanalyst with a wealth of experience in working with violent and angry men, who gives fascinating insights into male behaviour. He claims that we simply don't give men the resources they need to deal with a new baby. The book opens up a discussion of diagnosis and treatment through personal stories from both men and women affected by a father's postnatal depression. It will increase awareness of this under-discussed subject and will challenge preconceptions. Postnatal depression in fathers has consequences for families worldwide, and so this is a book which has relevance for everyone.
An essential resource for anyone who has a close relationship with a person who is bipolar
This book provides a much-needed resource for family and friends of the more than 5 million American adults suffering from bipolar disorder. From psychotic behavior that requires medication to milder mood swings with disturbing ups and down, this book offers a warm and often humorous user-friend guide for coping with bipolar loved ones, colleagues, and friends. The book includes Guidance for identifying bipolar disorder symptoms and how to get the diagnosis confirmedStrategies for dealing with rants, attacks, blame, depression, mania and other behaviorsCrucial information on medication and its effectiveness and potential side-effectsTechniques for dealing with attempts to self-medicate with drugs and alcoholHow many people with bipolar disorders can care for themselves, get help, feel supported and go on with their own lives
This important book contains real-life illustrative examples and a wealth of helpful strategies and coping mechanisms that can be put into action immediately.
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