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Coping with illness & specific conditions

See below for a selection of the latest books from Coping with illness & specific conditions category. Presented with a red border are the Coping with illness & specific conditions books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Coping with illness & specific conditions books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Love in the Present Tense

Love in the Present Tense

Author: Nina Praske Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2020

A celebration of a life, a story of a death, but most importantly an exploration of grief and loss relevant to all those in a position to make that experience more bearable. This book is essential reading for anyone working or preparing to work with young adults and others facing terminal illness, and their families. It is written by a bereaved mother of a 25 year-old son treated unsuccessfully for cancer. Heartbreakingly honest, Nina draws on relevant theory, research and narrative texts as well as personal reflections. She considers what might have made the hideous journey through treatment, dying and bereavement easier to bear. This is a moving and memorable story for all of us, but there are also learning points throughout for medics and medical policy makers specifically and the health and social care professions more generally. Students and experienced nurses, doctors, counsellors, clerics and others will benefit from deepening their understanding in order to work more effectively with people facing the unthinkable.

There's No Pill for This

There's No Pill for This

Author: Michael Friedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2020

How to radically improve your quality of life with diet, hormones, supplements, exercise, and other lifestyle factors Most of us take for granted the little things in life-like walking out to the mailbox, socializing with friends, or enjoying a mug of hot coffee. But what if each daily activity required intensive planning and effort? It would make life much more complicated. That's what living with multiple sclerosis is like, and author Michael Friedman knows this from first-hand experience. There's No Pill for This tells his story and offers treatment advice and hope to those who suffer from MS. Despite his doctorate in naturopathic medicine, when Dr. Friedman developed curious, unexplainable symptoms, he dismissed them as merely unique aspects of being himself. But over time, the incidents became harder to ignore, leading him to seek testing and a diagnosis. His diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease) a decade ago provided an explanation for his symptoms, but also brought up new concerns for the future. Dr. Friedman set out on a decade-long mission to find his own cure for the disease. Eventually he realized that he had some of the answers right in his naturopathic medicine toolbox, and others, surprisingly, lay in the realm of conventional medicine. There's No Pill for This does not promise a miracle cure for multiple sclerosis; there simply isn't one. Instead, Dr. Friedman provides the personal prescriptions he follows for delaying the disease process and radically improving his quality of life, including dietary measures and supplements to support a healthy microbiome and hormone therapies that can reduce neuroinflammation and possibly promote neurorestoration. Dr. Friedman presents a daily protocol for MS patients, including diet, supplement, detoxification, and hormone strategies; mindfulness therapy; physical therapy; and a wide range of beneficial lifestyle adjustments related to exercise, sleep routines, time management, stress management, and more. He also offers special advice for supporting healthy bladder and bowel function and improving oxygen supply. In the book's conclusion, Dr. Friedman reflects on what this complicated chronic disease has taught him about the need for humility and about what is truly important in life. He also shares his personal philosophy for facing a new and serious health challenge involving autonomic dysfunction: expect nothing, accept everything.

Eddie Olczyk

Eddie Olczyk

Author: Eddie Olczyk, Perry Lefko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2020

Complete Diabetes Guide

Complete Diabetes Guide

Author: Karen Graham, Mansur Shomali Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2020

One in ten people over 40 now has diabetes. Research by Diabetes UK suggests that by 2030, around 5.5 million people in the UK will be suffering from the condition. This new edition of one of the most highlyrespected resources on the subject offers new content based on the latest medical expertise on diabetes from Registered Dietitian Karen Graham and Certified Diabetes Educator Dr. Mansur Shomali. The Complete Diabetes Guide features essential information on underlying causes, clinical features and effective management options and treatments along with personalized meal plans and lifestyle recommendations. This is a vital resource for anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes or who is at risk of developing it. The book is packed with useful and accessible information. A Learning About Diabetes section includes risks, symptoms and complications while a section on Taking Medication and Tests covers everything from low blood sugar and testing your own blood sugar to preparing for regular laboratory tests. A 7-Deal Meal Plan takes the guess-work out of a week's worth of healthy eating and a Hands-on-Food Guide offers nutrition tips along with activity and fitness plan recommendations. Karen Graham's Diabetes series is market-leading and has sold 250,000 copies across all titles and editions. She has an easy-tounderstand approach and has devoted her career to helping those with diabetes improve their lives.

The The LDN Book Volume Two

The The LDN Book Volume Two

Author: Linda Elsegood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2020

A drug that is simultaneously affordable, devoid of severe side effects, and applicable to a wide range of diseases is not often found in the modern pharmaceutical landscape. But as medical professionals and researchers alike continue to discover, Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) boasts this remarkable combination. LDN, originally prescribed in higher doses as a treatment for opioid addiction, works by blocking opioid receptors, thereby stimulating the production of endorphins, mitigating the inflammatory process, and stabilizing the immune response. Prescribed off-label and administered in small daily doses, this generic drug has proven useful in treating many different ailments. Expanding on the information presented in The LDN Book Volume 1-which showcased LDN's efficacy in treating conditions such as lupus, thyroiditis, autism spectrum disorder, and chronic fatigue-Volume 2 highlights the latest clinical trials, case studies, and research on LDN. More than a dozen medical professionals explain how they are using LDN to help patients suffering from chronic pain, Parkinson's disease, dermatologic conditions, traumatic brain injury, Lyme disease, and more. The LDN Book Volume 2 is both a resource for practitioners, pharmacists, and patients, and a renewed call for further research on a little-known drug with big potential.

Breast Cancer? Let Me Check My Schedule!

Breast Cancer? Let Me Check My Schedule!

Author: Peggy McCarthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2020

This book features step-by-step tactics to help women handle the emotional, sexual, and occupational impact of breast cancer and includes practical information on finding proper health care, locating support groups, and more. .

Navigating Life with Parkinson's Disease

Navigating Life with Parkinson's Disease

Navigating Life with Parkinson's Disease is a guide for anyone affected by Parkinson's, providing useful information to those with Parkinson's and their caregivers, family, and friends. This extensively revised second edition contains up-to-date information on recent research and the latest adaptive equipment available to those living with Parkinson's disease. Discussing available treatments and providing practical advice, this book emphasizes lifestyle adjustments that provide a better quality of life for patients and their loved ones. The material is organized so that chapters can be read sequentially or individually, and the index and glossary facilitate the use of the book as a quick reference. Q&A sections, thoughts from people living with Parkinson's and Ask the Experts boxes address often-overlooked topics in physician-directed disease management, such as how to talk to family and friends about one's life with Parkinson's. Promoting a patient-centered approach, Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease empowers patients and their families to manage their health care.

Social Palliation

Social Palliation

Author: Parin Dossa Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2020

Social Palliation is a pioneering study on living and dying as articulated by first-generation Iranian and Ismaili Muslim communities in Canada. Using ethnographic narratives, Parin Dossa makes a case for a paradigm shift from palliative care to social palliation. Experiences of displacement and resettlement reveal that life and death must be understood as an integrated unit if we are to appreciate what it is like to be awakened to our human existence. In the wake of structural exclusion and systemic suffering, social palliation brings to light displaced persons' endeavours to restore the integrity of life and death. Dossa highlights the point that death conjoined with life is embedded within the socio-cultural and spiritual experience. Here, a caring society is not perceived in fragments, as is the case with traditional institutional care or care offered during end-of-life. Rather, Dossa draws attention to an organic form of caring, illustrated through the trajectories of storied lives. In exemplifying more humane aspects of social palliation, this book foregrounds sacred traditions to illustrate their potential to evoke deep-level conversations across socio-political boundaries on what it is like to live and die in the contemporary world.

Social Palliation

Social Palliation

Author: Parin Dossa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2020

Social Palliation is a pioneering study on living and dying as articulated by first-generation Iranian and Ismaili Muslim communities in Canada. Using ethnographic narratives, Parin Dossa makes a case for a paradigm shift from palliative care to social palliation. Experiences of displacement and resettlement reveal that life and death must be understood as an integrated unit if we are to appreciate what it is like to be awakened to our human existence. In the wake of structural exclusion and systemic suffering, social palliation brings to light displaced persons' endeavours to restore the integrity of life and death. Dossa highlights the point that death conjoined with life is embedded within the socio-cultural and spiritual experience. Here, a caring society is not perceived in fragments, as is the case with traditional institutional care or care offered during end-of-life. Rather, Dossa draws attention to an organic form of caring, illustrated through the trajectories of storied lives. In exemplifying more humane aspects of social palliation, this book foregrounds sacred traditions to illustrate their potential to evoke deep-level conversations across socio-political boundaries on what it is like to live and die in the contemporary world.

The Case Against Masks

The Case Against Masks

Author: Judy Mikovits, Kent Heckenlively Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Do we really need to wear masks? From the New York Times Bestselling authors of Plague of Corruption comes the must-read guide on masks and re-opening following the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CASE AGAINST MASKS is the book all America needs to be reading as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Written by New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Judy Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively, this book reviews the evidence for and against widespread public masking as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Mayo Clinic, as well as top scientific publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. This debate needs to take place without fear and paranoia. Important questions raised in this book are the affect of masks on oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, how SARS-CoV-2 spreads, the effectiveness of various types of masks, those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19, and whether our children should go back to school in the fall, and if so, what measures they should take. The authors' previous book, PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION, was the runaway science bestseller of 2020, and the authors bring that same passion and attention to detail to the mask question. As politicians and bureaucrats of all stripes are weighing in on this question, with some placing their cities and states under mandatory masking provisions, we need to understand the science behind their decisions. Are such measures a reasonable response to current circumstances, or is it a dramatic overreach, which in many cases might make the situation even worse? America desperately needs this public conversation to take place with the best science we have available. As Americans have always done during difficult times, we must summon the courage to have these challenging conversations.

Living Better

Living Better

Author: Alastair Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Last Christmas I almost killed myself. Almost. I've had a lot of almosts. Never gone from almost to deed. Don't think I ever will. But it was a bad almost. Better to Live is Alastair Campbell's honest, moving and life affirming account of his lifelong struggle with depression. It is an autobiographical, psychological and psychiatric study, which explores his own childhood, family and other relationships, and examines the impact of his professional and political life on himself and those around him. But it also lays bare his relentless quest to understand depression not just through his own life but through different treatments. Every bit as direct and driven, clever and candid as he is, this is a book filled with pain, but also hope -- he examines how his successes have been in part because of rather than despite his mental health problems -- and love. We all know someone with depression. There is barely a family untouched by it. We may be talking about it more than we did, back in the era of 'boys don't cry' - they did you know - and when a brave face or a stiff upper lip or a best foot forward was seen as the only way to go. But we still don't talk about it enough. There is still stigma, and shame, and taboo. There is still the feeling that admitting to being sad or anxious makes us weak. It took me years, decades even to get to this point, but I passionately believe that the reverse is true and that speaking honestly about our feelings and experiences (whether as a depressive or as the friend or relative of a depressive) is the first and best step on the road to recovery. So that is what I have tried to do here.

Dementia Essentials

Dementia Essentials

Author: Jan Hall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

When a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia you might step into the new role of carer, helping your relative to remain safe, happy and as independent as possible. In this fully updated and revised edition, Dementia Essentials offers a realistic and reassuring guide to help you and the person affected navigate the complexities of dementia and Alzheimer's, and face anything that these conditions might place your way. Written by real carers with first-hand experience, this book is now updated with the latest research coupled with essential advice, personal insights and helpful strategies, including: * Advice on medication and getting support from local health professionals * Ideas for encouraging independence, confidence and activity while reducing anxiety, aggression and confusion * Strategies for coping as a carer, helping you understand your emotions and feel more empowered * Guidance on how to prepare for the future, including revised legal and financial advice and tips on choosing a care home Positive and practical, Dementia Essentials will give you with everything you need to provide the best possible care for the person you are supporting.