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The essential guide for understanding and managing of rheumatoid arthritis with companion recipes. The NHS reports that 10 million people have arthritis in the UK; other reports indicate that 350 million people may have arthritis worldwide. For those who experience this often-painful condition, The Complete Arthritis Health, Diet Guide and Cookbook will be an essential guide and a great help. With details on the symptoms and causes of arthritis and information on medications and supplements, this book also offers advice around food and lifestyle choices that may help manage symptoms of arthritis including inflammation. Experienced dietician Kim Arrey and noted rheumatologist Michael Star offer advice based on and supported by new clinical and scientific research, and deliver over 100 delicious, companion recipes to support an anti-inflammatory diet. Also included are menu plans with nutritional analysis and tips for shopping for healthy foods. With an easy-to-understand approach, The Complete Arthritis Health, Diet Guide and Cookbook will be an indispensable resource in helping anyone suffering with arthritis manage their symptoms, while improving their overall health and wellbeing. This trusted resource has sold 22,000 copies across editions and will continue to offer relief for thousands of people for many years to come.
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.
Beat depression now - and for life Based on extensive research with an amazing success rate, The Depression Cure outlines a step-by-step plan for recovery from depression, which focuses on six key lifestyle elements that have largely disappeared in healthy doses from modern life: - physical exercise - omega-3 fatty acids - natural sunlight exposure - restorative sleep - social connectedness - meaningful, engaging activity With his six-step programme, Dr Ilardi not only makes sense of depression but offers a practical and straightforward plan for recovery. The Depression Cure is an essential guide for anyone seeking an alternative approach to depression treatment.
A bioethicist's eloquent and riveting memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal-a harrowing personal reckoning and clarion call for change not only for government but medicine itself, revealing the lack of crucial resources and structures to handle this insidious nationwide epidemic. Travis Rieder's terrifying journey down the rabbit hole of opioid dependence began with a motorcycle accident in 2015. Enduring half a dozen surgeries, the drugs he received were both miraculous and essential to his recovery. But his most profound suffering came several months later when he went into acute opioid withdrawal while following his physician's orders. Over the course of four excruciating weeks, Rieder learned what it means to be dope sick -the physical and mental agony caused by opioid dependence. Clueless how to manage his opioid taper, Travis's doctors suggested he go back on the drugs and try again later. Yet returning to pills out of fear of withdrawal is one route to full-blown addiction. Instead, Rieder continued the painful process of weaning himself. Rieder's experience exposes a dark secret of American pain management: a healthcare system so conflicted about opioids, and so inept at managing them, that the crisis currently facing us is both unsurprising and inevitable. As he recounts his story, Rieder provides a fascinating look at the history of these drugs first invented in the 1800s, changing attitudes about pain management over the following decades, and the implementation of the pain scale at the beginning of the twenty-first century. He explores both the science of addiction and the systemic and cultural barriers we must overcome if we are to address the problem effectively in the contemporary American healthcare system. In Pain is not only a gripping personal account of dependence, but a groundbreaking exploration of the intractable causes of America's opioid problem and their implications for resolving the crisis. Rieder makes clear that the opioid crisis exists against a backdrop of real, debilitating pain-and that anyone can fall victim to this epidemic.
A practical and empathetic guide to a revolutionary approach to living well with chronic pain, based on the fundamental principles that: all pain experienced is real; wherever the trouble originates in the body, pain is experienced in the brain; all pain is unique to the individual sufferer; the key to overcoming pain is not to strive to be pain-free but to minimise the experience of it. Dr Miranda, based on her medical practice as a pain specialist and on her experience as a pain patient, shows how to do this through a series of clearly explained tools and strategies.
Empowering strategies to improve lymphedema with therapeutic exercises and supporting recipes. Lymphedema treatment is an expanding topic on a condition that has been historically misunderstood and underdiagnosed. The condition is characterized by fluid retention and chronic swelling that significantly impacts the daily lives of approximately 200,000 people in the UK. It can be caused by infection, injury or genetic disorder and may occur as a complication of cancer treatment. In The Complete Lymphedema Management and Nutrition Guide, physiotherapist Ann DiMenna and dietitian Jean LaMantia share their expert knowledge of the condition, explaining its link with diet and exercise. Together they offer lifestyle adjustments and selfmanagement strategies that may help those living with lymphedema gain control of their conditions, lessen their symptoms and improve the overall quality of their lives. This is an essential guide for anyone experiencing symptoms of lymphedema. The book includes expert information on underlying causes, symptoms, effective treatments and therapeutic exercises supported by both clinical and scientific research. It offers a friendly, easy-to-understand approach with step-by-step photographs and illustrations along with supplementary videos hosted on the authors' site. It also delivers over fifty recipes to support an anti-inflammatory diet characterized by low sodium, low fat, adequate fluid and sufficient protein.
Diverticular disease (DD) is a digestive disorder caused by enflamed diverticula, or pouches, in the colon. A common cause is constipation due to lack of fibre in the diet. Diverticulitis is very common, with about 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the UK and 300,000 in the USA. Symptoms are usually persistent abdominal pain plus disturbed bowel function (constipation or diarrhoea or alternating between the two). Diverticulitis sometimes becomes very severe leading to perforation of the bowel, forming an abscess or rarely peritonitis. This best-selling book looks at the treatment and self-management of DD - while the doctor can help, particularly with antibiotics, much can be done by the individual to minimise the effects of this condition. This new edition updates this best-selling book. Topics include: The medical treatment of diverticular disease Probiotics (`good' or `friendly' live bacteria and yeasts said to be good for digestive health The increase of diverticular disease in the population Effects of diverticular disease
Insomnia is one of the major afflictions of the modern world, and is responsible for a great deal of lost productivity, accidents and suffering. About one in three of us report sleep problems. Insomnia has been linked to anxiety, major depression, cognitive disturbance, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and increased proneness to infections. However stress, which predisposes to these conditions, is also is a major cause of insomnia. This book, by a leading consultant psychiatrist, explains how you may sleep better. Topics include: * Does insomnia matter? * How sleep works * Why can't I sleep? * Specific problems which interfere with sleep * Using a sleep diary * Managing stress * Non-pharmacological treatments * Pills and potions * Dealing with specific causes of insomnia * I still can't sleep!
Insomnia is responsible for a great deal of lost productivity, accidents and suffering. Ironically, the more you try to sleep, the worse the situation becomes - so the key is to stop gritting your teeth and attempting to wrestle your wakefulness to the ground. In Beating Insomnia, Dr Tim Cantopher will help you to achieve a calm acceptance of your sleeplessness in the short term, so you can focus on solving the problem in the longer term. Firstly, you need to manage the stress or anxiety that might be underpinning your insomnia, and much of the book will show you how to do practical strategies using relaxation exercises and mindfulness. It will also help you to keep a sleep diary, to tackle specific problems which might be interfering with your sleep, and will give you advice on when - and when not - to consider medication to help you sleep. By working at the strategies in this book your insomnia will improve significantly and you will experience more peaceful nights.
Having cancer can leave you feeling vulnerable, despairing and scared. Managing Cancer Symptoms: The Mindful Way can't give you a cure, or make false promises, but it can help you to navigate the good, the bad and the horrible parts of this new landscape. Mindfulness has been proven to help with the symptoms of cancer, and in this book you can find mindfulness practices that will help you with things like sleep, stress and pain management. Some simple movement and walking meditations will help you physically while self-care meditations will help you to nurture yourself with compassion and kindness. When things are tough or life feels unbearable, this book will help you forge an anchor, keeping you grounded and calm, living your life one breath at a time.
'A major step in patient education and participation in the management of diverticulitis' - Professor Frank A. Frizelle Diverticular disease (DD) is a digestive disorder caused by enflamed diverticula, or pouches, in the colon. A common cause is constipation due to lack of fibre in the diet. Diverticulitis is very common, with about 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the UK and 300,000 in the USA. Symptoms are usually persistent abdominal pain plus disturbed bowel function (constipation or diarrhoea or alternating between the two). Diverticulitis sometimes becomes very severe leading to perforation of the bowel, forming an abscess or rarely peritonitis. This best-selling book looks at the treatment and self-management of DD - while the doctor can help, particularly with antibiotics, much can be done by the individual to minimise the effects of this condition. Topics include: The medical treatment of diverticular disease Probiotics ('good' or 'friendly' live bacteria and yeasts said to be good for digestive health The increase of diverticular disease in the population Effects of diverticular disease
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterised by pain in the muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Other symptoms include fatigue, sleep problems, allergies, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, morning stiffness and problems with short term memory and concentration. Increasing recognition of fibromyalgia means that diagnosis and treatment are increasingly likely, but self-help is still key. As well as tried and tested advice on how to reduce pain, boost energy levels and help with regular sleep, this new edition includes the latest in treatments, such as the popular therapy guaifenesin (sic). It also looks at how pain is experienced, explores the possibility that fibromylagia may be due to a rogue gene, and clarifies the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Other topics include: fibromyalgia and immune dysfunction; links with hypothyroidism; psychotherapy; the vital importance of low-impact aerobic exercise such as walking, cycling or swimming diet; illustrated posture and exercise advice; pain and stress management; complementary therapies 'Having managed her own fibromyalgia, Christine now passes her experience and knowledge on to others so that they do not have to spend their precious time researching what she has already done. Progress has been made over the last few years and more medical professionals are recognising the symptoms, but there are still many who lack the knowledge to diagnose and treat fibromyalgia effectively. At present there are no national guidelines for treatment. This is one reason this book is so vital to those with fibromyalgia their families, friends and employers' Pam Stewart MBE, Fibromyalgia Association UK chair