The Disease Delusion

The Disease Delusion
  • Author : Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2014-05-06
  • ISBN : 9780062290755

The Disease Delusion Book Review:

For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we’re masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path of further illness. In The Disease Delusion, Dr. Bland explains what Functional Medicine is and what it can do for you. While advances in modern science have nearly doubled our lifespans in only four generations, our quality of life has not reached its full potential. Outlining the reasons why we suffer chronic diseases from asthma and diabetes to obesity, arthritis and cancer to a host of other ailments, Dr. Bland offers achievable, science-based solutions that can alleviate these common conditions and offers a roadmap for a lifetime of wellness.

Genetic Nutritioneering

Genetic Nutritioneering
  • Author : Jeffrey S. Bland,Sara H. Benum
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 290
  • Relase : 1999-04
  • ISBN : 087983921X

Genetic Nutritioneering Book Review:

The Human Genome Project is producing a revolution in health, raising the prospect of averting hereditary diseases by re-programming our genes. Having identified genes linked to diseases such as cancer, diabetes and arthritis, researchers have shown that unfavourable genetic messages can be improved by changes in lifestyle, diet and environment. This book uses detailed questionnaires to help you to read your own genetic characteristics and to construct a comprehensive nutritional programme tailored to your own needs.

Just Be Well

Just Be Well
  • Author : Thomas A. Sult
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 230
  • Relase : 2013-09
  • ISBN : 1939418380

Just Be Well Book Review:

The practice of functional medicine is a discipline that treats people, not diseases. Dr. Sult looks at the eight key physiological processes of the functional medicine matrix, and brings together accessible information, patient stories, and sound advice that can lead you back to wellness and health.

The 20-Day Rejuvenation Diet Program

The 20-Day Rejuvenation Diet Program
  • Author : Jeffrey Bland,Sara H. Benum
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 0879837608

The 20-Day Rejuvenation Diet Program Book Review:

Outlines a diet that uses specific foods to counteract toxins and create the correct level and balance the body needs

The Alzheimer's Antidote

The Alzheimer's Antidote
  • Author : Amy Berger
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 9781603587099

The Alzheimer's Antidote Book Review:

A Comprehensive Metabolic & Lifestyle Approach A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in 2016 is startlingly similar to a half-century ago. Despite decades of research and millions of dollars invested in uncovering the causes and developing treatments for this devastating illness, progress has been slow, with each new "blockbuster" drug proving to be as big a disappointment as the ones that went before it. Today, an Alzheimer's diagnosis is a death sentence. However, there may be ways to prevent, delay, and possibly even reverse the course of this crippling neurodegenerative disease. In The Alzheimer's Antidote, Certified Nutrition Specialist Amy Berger presents a multi-pronged nutrition and lifestyle intervention to combat Alzheimer's disease at its roots. Berger's research shows that Alzheimer's results from a fuel shortage in the brain: As neurons become unable to harness energy from glucose, they atrophy and die, leading to classic symptoms like memory loss and behavioral changes. This is a revolutionary approach--one that has been discussed in the scientific literature for years but has only recently been given credence in clinical settings, thanks to extremely promising studies wherein Alzheimer's patients have experienced complete reversals of the condition. Medical and scientific journals are full of research showing alternate ways to fuel the starving brain, but no one has been bringing this essential information to the people who need it most--until now. In a culture obsessed with miracle medications, the pharmaceutical route for tackling Alzheimer's has been a massive failure. Pills and potions don't address underlying causes, and regarding Alzheimer's, they typically fail to improve even the symptoms. As a metabolic problem, the only effective way to treat Alzheimer's may be a multifaceted approach that fundamentally reprograms energy generation in the brain. The good news is, the secret is as simple as switching to a low-carb, high-fat diet. The Alzheimer's Antidote shows us that cognitive decline is not inevitable, but if it does occur, we don't have to sit idly by and wait helplessly while it progresses and worsens. Amy Berger empowers loved ones and caregivers of Alzheimer's sufferers, and offers hope and light against this otherwise unnavigable labyrinth of darkness.

The Transformation

The Transformation
  • Author : James S. Gordon, M.D.
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2019-09-10
  • ISBN : 9780062870735

The Transformation Book Review:

A world-recognized authority and acclaimed mind-body medicine pioneer presents the first evidence-based program to reverse the psychological and biological damage caused by trauma. Filled with practical tools to alleviate stress, anxiety, fear, and sleeplessness. In his role as the founder and executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), Dr. Gordon has created and implemented what may well be the world’s largest and most effective program for healing population-wide psychological trauma. He and 130 international faculty have brought this program to populations as diverse as refugees from wars in the Balkans, the Middle East, and Africa; firefighters and U.S. military personnel and their families; student/parent/teacher school shooting survivors; and Native American children – as well as stressed out professionals, stay-at-home mothers, inner-city children, and people struggling with mental and physical disorders and end of life challenges. Dr. Gordon’s work is grounded in scientific evidence and timeless wisdom. Through his decades of first-hand experience, he understands that trauma will come to all of us sooner or later. That each of us has the capacity to understand and heal ourselves. And that the heartbreaking devastation that trauma causes can also open our hearts and minds to deeper understanding, enhanced meaning and purpose, and greater love. In the compassionate, compelling pages of The Transformation, he invites us on a step-by-step, evidence-based journey to heal the psychological and biological damage that trauma brings and to become the people whom we are meant to be.

Understanding Biological Psychiatry

Understanding Biological Psychiatry
  • Author : Robert J. Hedaya
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Pages : 311
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : 0393701913

Understanding Biological Psychiatry Book Review:

Beginning with a tour of the brain, Dr. Hedaya explains how the brain works and how brain function relates to physical symptoms and cognitive and emotional well-being. He explains how biological psychiatrists consider the biology of the individual as an integral part of the whole picture and demonstrates a new way of conceptualizing clinical problems. Understanding Biological Psychiatry provides information in three basic areas: Chapters 1 and 2 outline basic scientific foundations and core concepts in biological psychiatry; chapters 3 and 4 review biological theories and medical mimics of the major psychiatric disorders; chapters 5 and 6 discuss medication and practical issues, including the basics of psychotropic medications and their role in the biopsychosocial approach. At the heart of this book is the author's proposal for a working alliance between therapists and psychiatrists - an important goal in today's growing managed care environment. The book has a practical bent, discussing, for example, when and how to refer to a psychiatrist, even describing how to explain this new perspective to a patient. The author's conversational style, as well as many figures, tables, and case illustrations, makes Understanding Biological Psychiatry a guide that is sure to be well-read and often referred to by therapists and physicians, as well as psychiatrists wanting to brush up on the biology of the mind.

The Evolution of Medicine

The Evolution of Medicine
  • Author : James Maskell
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2016-09-16
  • ISBN : 1619615096

The Evolution of Medicine Book Review:

For all too many dedicated physicians, stuck in a cycle of seven-minute patient visits and production line healing, medicine has become a frustrating vocation. Furthermore, the current epidemic of chronic illness demands a new care standard that can break down the existing structural barriers to full resolution. It requires functional medicine. The Evolution of Medicine provides step-by-step instruction for building a successful "community micropractice," one that engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership focused on the body as a whole rather than isolated symptoms. This invaluable handbook will awaken health professionals to exciting new career possibilities. At the same time, it will alleviate the fear of abandoning a conventional medical system that is bad for doctors, patients, and payers, as well as being ineffectual in the treatment of chronic ailments. Welcome to a new world of modern medical care, delivered in a community setting. It's time to embrace the Evolution of Medicine and reignite your love for the art of healing.

Why We Get Sick

Why We Get Sick
  • Author : Benjamin Bikman
  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Pages : 186
  • Relase : 2020-07-21
  • ISBN : 9781950665174

Why We Get Sick Book Review:

A scientist reveals the groundbreaking evidence linking many major diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease, to a common root cause—insulin resistance—and shares an easy, effective plan to reverse and prevent it. We are sick. Around the world, we struggle with diseases that were once considered rare. Cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes affect millions each year; many people are also struggling with hypertension, weight gain, fatty liver, dementia, low testosterone, menstrual irregularities and infertility, and more. We treat the symptoms, not realizing that all of these diseases and disorders have something in common. Each of them is caused or made worse by a condition known as insulin resistance. And you might have it. Odds are you do—over half of all adults in the United States are insulin resistant, with most other countries either worse or not far behind. In Why We Get Sick, internationally renowned scientist and pathophysiology professor Benjamin Bikman explores why insulin resistance has become so prevalent and why it matters. Unless we recognize it and take steps to reverse the trend, major chronic diseases will be even more widespread. But reversing insulin resistance is possible, and Bikman offers an evidence-based plan to stop and prevent it, with helpful food lists, meal suggestions, easy exercise principles, and more. Full of surprising research and practical advice, Why We Get Sick will help you to take control of your health.

Healing Back Pain

Healing Back Pain
  • Author : John E. Sarno
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2001-03-15
  • ISBN : 9780759520844

Healing Back Pain Book Review:

Dr. John E. Sarno's groundbreaking research on TMS (Tension Myoneural Syndrome) reveals how stress and other psychological factors can cause back pain-and how you can be pain free without drugs, exercise, or surgery. Dr. Sarno's program has helped thousands of patients find relief from chronic back conditions. In this New York Times bestseller, Dr. Sarno teaches you how to identify stress and other psychological factors that cause back pain and demonstrates how to heal yourself--without drugs, surgery or exercise. Find out: Why self-motivated and successful people are prone to Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS) How anxiety and repressed anger trigger muscle spasms How people condition themselves to accept back pain as inevitable With case histories and the results of in-depth mind-body research, Dr. Sarno reveals how you can recognize the emotional roots of your TMS and sever the connections between mental and physical pain...and start recovering from back pain today.

Handbook of Decision Support Systems for Neurological Disorders

Handbook of Decision Support Systems for Neurological Disorders
  • Author : Hemanth D. Jude
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2021-03-30
  • ISBN : 9780128222720

Handbook of Decision Support Systems for Neurological Disorders Book Review:

Handbook of Decision Support Systems for Neurological Disorders provides readers with complete coverage of advanced computer-aided diagnosis systems for neurological disorders. While computer-aided decision support systems for different medical imaging modalities are available, this is the first book to solely concentrate on decision support systems for neurological disorders. Due to the increase in the prevalence of diseases such as Alzheimer, Parkinson’s and Dementia, this book will have significant importance in the medical field. Topics discussed include recent computational approaches, different types of neurological disorders, deep convolution neural networks, generative adversarial networks, auto encoders, recurrent neural networks, and modified/hybrid artificial neural networks. Includes applications of computer intelligence and decision support systems for the diagnosis and analysis of a variety of neurological disorders Presents in-depth, technical coverage of computer-aided systems for tumor image classification, Alzheimer’s disease detection, dementia detection using deep belief neural networks, and morphological approaches for stroke detection Covers disease diagnosis for cerebral palsy using auto-encoder approaches, contrast enhancement for performance enhanced diagnosis systems, autism detection using fuzzy logic systems, and autism detection using generative adversarial networks Written by engineers to help engineers, computer scientists, researchers and clinicians understand the technology and applications of decision support systems for neurological disorders

The Cause and Cure of Human Illness

The Cause and Cure of Human Illness
  • Author : Arnold Ehret
  • Publisher : Book Publishing Company
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : 9781570678394

The Cause and Cure of Human Illness Book Review:

True strength, health, vitality and happiness might not depend on the next super-drug, but on very simple, economical, commonly available, and familiar foods. For the person who wants to live a long and healthy life, who is willing to take full responsibility for their personal wellbeing, Ehret's teachings of a nature-based approach to health through simplicity and moderation offer real hope. Everyone who has put Ehret's simple diet and lifestyle changes into practice has experienced profound positive results. A solution to man's modern ailments already exists. It was proposed and articulated by a nutritionist, in a book written a hundred years ago.

The Blood Sugar Solution

The Blood Sugar Solution
  • Author : Mark Hyman
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2012-02-28
  • ISBN : 9780316192217

The Blood Sugar Solution Book Review:

In THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION, Dr. Mark Hyman reveals that the secret solution to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels. Dr. Hyman describes the seven keys to achieving wellness-nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind-and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program. With advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results, the book also teaches readers how to maintain lifelong health. Groundbreaking and timely, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel better than ever.

Rebuild

Rebuild
  • Author : Dr. Robert Zembroski
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2018-06-12
  • ISBN : 9780062699213

Rebuild Book Review:

A diagnosis should not be your destiny. In Rebuild, specialist in functional medicine and cancer victor, Dr. Robert Zembroski, gives you a blueprint to recover from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health issues, and be fitter, leaner, and healthier than you ever were before. After conquering a life-threatening disease, Dr. Robert Zembroski—Dr. Z as his patients call him—challenged himself to thrive in the wake of devastating illness. Now in Rebuild he offers a comprehensive plan developed from years of both personal and professional experience. As Dr. Z says, “What I did for myself, and my patients, this book can do for you.” Rebuild provides simple yet proven guidelines to ensure what you eat, how you exercise and manage other aspects of your lifestyle, contribute to your personal recovery and level of health you want to achieve. Dr. Z’s advice is radically practical: no fads and no extremes, just sound, actionable strategies rooted in real science. Leveraging cutting-edge research in epigenetics and the root causes of chronic illness, Rebuild can help you prevent disease and recover from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, or other chronic health issues. Offering customized, step-by-step guidance that fits your lifestyle, Rebuild is a roadmap to lead you from a diagnosis to optimal health. In this unbiased guide, you will discover: How specific nutrients reverse the mechanisms of disease Key exercises to speed you through recovery How chronic stress impairs your ability to heal The right amount of sleep to reverse chronic health issues Which toxins in foods are linked to the most serious disease A simple yet sustainable plan to get rid of toxic feat and get lean Specific medical tests to understand your condition In Rebuild, Dr. Z gives you a customizable food plan, exercise protocols, sleep optimization techniques, and expert advice that you need to look beyond confusing medical opinions and diagnostic errors, and take full control of your own health. A must-read for anyone looking to restore their body’s wellness after disease, reverse chronic health issues, prevent recurrence, achieve total body transformation, or raise the bar on their health—for good.

Stop, Train, Stop!

Stop, Train, Stop!
  • Author : W. Awdry
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 48
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : 9780679858065

Stop, Train, Stop! Book Review:

When Thomas the Tank Engine decides not to make his usual station stops one day, he learns that faster is not always better.

The Healthy Deviant

The Healthy Deviant
  • Author : Pilar Gerasimo
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2020-01-07
  • ISBN : 9781623174262

The Healthy Deviant Book Review:

What kind of society makes being healthy and happy so difficult that only a single-digit percentage of the population can hope to pull it off? The answer: A sick society. And within a sick society—one where illness, anxiety, and depression are the prevailing norms—what does it mean to be one of the few people to beat those unhealthy odds? It means bucking a lot of your society’s norms and rejecting a lot of its conventional health prescriptions. It also means acknowledging a disturbing truth: If you aren’t breaking the rules, you’re probably breaking yourself. That’s the simple, provocative philosophy behind The Healthy Deviant, one seasoned health journalist’s quest to reframe healthy choices as a positive form of social rebellion. Combining hand-drawn infographics and statistics with insights from sociology, psychology, evolutionary biology, functional medicine, and the school of hard knocks, this category-defying book rejects the idea that diet and exercise alone can save us—or are even the best places to start. Part manifesto, part whispered wake-up call, The Healthy Deviant is a modern-day survival guide for being a healthy person in an unhealthy world. Starting now.

One Spirit Medicine

One Spirit Medicine
  • Author : Alberto Villoldo
  • Publisher : Hay House
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2016-09-27
  • ISBN : 9781401947316

One Spirit Medicine Book Review:

Today our minds, our emotions, our relationships, and our bodies are out of kilter. We know it, but we tend to ignore it until something brings us up short--a worrying diagnosis, a broken relationship, or simply an inability to function harmoniously in everyday life. When things are a little off, we read a self-help book. When they're really bad, we bring in oncologists to address cancer, neurologists to repair the brain, psychologists to help us understand our family of origin.But this fragmented approach to health is merely a stopgap. To truly heal, we need to return to the original recipe for wellness discovered by shamans millennia ago: One Spirit Medicine. Through One Spirit Medicine, the shamans found that they could grow a new body that allowed them to live in extraordinary health. They learned how to switch off the "death clock" inside every cell, and turn on the "immortality" genes that reside in password-protected regions of our DNA. Cancer, dementia, and heart disease were rare. The shamans of old were truly masters of prevention. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience as a medical anthropologist--as well as his own journey back from the edge of death--acclaimed shamanic teacher Alberto Villoldo shows you how to detoxify the brain and gut with superfoods, use techniques for working with our luminous energy fields to heal your body, and follow the ancient path of the medicine wheel to shed disempowering stories from the past and pave the way for rebirth. Using the principles and practices in this book, you can feel better in a few days, begin to clear your mind and heal your brain in a week, and in six weeks be on your way to a new body--one that heals rapidly, retains its youthful vitality, and keeps you connected to Spirit, to the earth, and to a renewed sense of purpose in your life.

The Burdens of Disease

The Burdens of Disease
  • Author : J. N. Hays,J. Hays
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Pages : 390
  • Relase : 2009-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780813548173

The Burdens of Disease Book Review:

A review of the original edition of The Burdens of Disease that appeared in ISIS stated, "Hays has written a remarkable book. He too has a message: That epidemics are primarily dependent on poverty and that the West has consistently refused to accept this." This revised edition confirms the book's timely value and provides a sweeping approach to the history of disease. In this updated volume, with revisions and additions to the original content, including the evolution of drug-resistant diseases and expanded coverage of HIV/AIDS, along with recent data on mortality figures and other relevant statistics, J. N. Hays chronicles perceptions and responses to plague and pestilence over two thousand years of western history. Disease is framed as a multidimensional construct, situated at the intersection of history, politics, culture, and medicine, and rooted in mentalities and social relations as much as in biological conditions of pathology. This revised edition of The Burdens of Disease also studies the victims of epidemics, paying close attention to the relationships among poverty, power, and disease.

The Coronavirus Prevention Handbook

The Coronavirus Prevention Handbook
  • Author : Wang Zhou
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2020-03-10
  • ISBN : 9781510762442

The Coronavirus Prevention Handbook Book Review:

From Dr. Wang Zhou and his colleagues at the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention comes a must-have guide for preparing for an outbreak of the coronavirus virus (COVID-19). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the US and the World Health Organization have declared the coronavirus a worldwide health emergency. The coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China. Now, from the medical experts there, comes the first authoritative, comprehensive guide to preparing for the ongoing epidemic (COVID-19). Written in plain language, here is information that will help readers and professionals understand the virus and protect themselves in the face of a possible outbreak. As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world—China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States—preventative measures such as controlling the source of infection, early detection of patients, and cutting off transmission are imperative. With 101 tips for individuals to prevent the spread of the virus, the information in this handbook could be lifesaving. The prevention tips include: Precautions for individuals and public places (handwashing, face masks, etc.) Strategies for detection and treatment of the disease An overview of the coronavirus and how it’s spread Basics about contagious diseases With the number of reported cases of COVID-19 growing daily, the information in this book will help you protect yourself and your loved ones!

A Flaming Challenge: Extinguishing the Stressful Emotional Fires of Life and Changing Our Perspective on Chronic Autoimmune Disease

A Flaming Challenge: Extinguishing the Stressful Emotional Fires of Life and Changing Our Perspective on Chronic Autoimmune Disease
  • Author : Ingrid Lezar,Santy Daya
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 292
  • Relase : 2019-04-30
  • ISBN : 0620832444

A Flaming Challenge: Extinguishing the Stressful Emotional Fires of Life and Changing Our Perspective on Chronic Autoimmune Disease Book Review:

Around the world today, scientists and patients alike are searching desperately for answers to debilitating chronic and incurable diseases. Coupled with financial and relationship challenges healing can be bitterly difficult and baffling when medical science announces 'we don't know what causes your painful condition and there is no cure'. A Flaming Challenge is a personal journey of inner strength, power and resilience during trying times riddled with autoimmune symptoms. It's an explosion of limiting belief systems that have trapped us in a world of chronic pain and discomfort. It brings fresh new energy to a medically hopeless diagnosis.There is ample evidence to support and empower the patient to shift the healing paradigm and take responsibility for their wellness. When we expand our field of awareness, we unravel our inner strength to accept life's challenges as an opportunity for positive change and personal growth. No matter what your situation ... take positive action, raise your expectations and get your hopes up. We are after all living in a world where anything is possible.Grips you from the first chapter with a traumatic life experience and subsequent journey with multiple autoimmune diseases. An enriching read which offers hope for health and wellbeing. - Estie Schreiber, Chairman SA Natural ProductsWe as medical scientists who so firmly believe in the exactness of the doctrines of science have to concede that there is a strong spiritual element to the healing process. - Santy Daya, PhD, Neuroscientist and Professor of Pharmacology An insightful read which is aligned to the principles of natural medicine. A book to inspire and motivate healing in a holistic way. - Khalida Sabi, NaturopathFrom adversity to wellness and a winning formula to contend with illness. Brilliantly written. - Jay Bhagwan MD, AnaesthesiologistThis book challenges the approach of conventional allopathic medicine and offers the liberating healing powers inherently available to all. A must read.- Henning Steinhagen MD, Family Physician