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Fibromyalgia and the MindBodySpirit Connection: 7 Steps for Living a Healthy Life with Widespread Muscular Pain and Fatigue [Paperback]

William B. Salt II MD , Edwin H. Season MD
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Dec 1 1999 Mind-Body-Spirit Connection Series
Rather than focusing on the pain and problems, this book teaches fibromyalgia patients how to feel well again. Patients are taught the key steps to minimizing or eliminating their symptoms—education, commitment to a healthy lifestyle, and accepting the importance of the connection between mind, body, and spirit. More than 100 photos, drawings, charts, and tables will show readers how to focus on the power of their minds, take responsibility for their own health, and become even healthier than before their diagnosis.

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"A fresh approach to fibromyalgia...organized in a manner that makes sense to both the patient and/or practitioner. An invaluable resource." -- Kevin V. Hackshaw, M.D., Assoc. Professor of Internal Medicine, Div. Of Immunology/Rheumatology/Allergy, The Ohio State University Medical Center

"Excellent accent on wholeness, preventative care, and personal involvement in one's own wellness and self-care." -- Thomas L. Hudson, M.A. Div., J.D., Senior Pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, Columbus, Ohio

"Now, thank goodness I have found a book that explainsfibromyalgia. Written by two Columbus, Ohio doctors, Dr. William B. Salt II, board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, and Dr. Edwin H. Season, board-certified in orthopedic surgery, the book explains how pain involves more than the body." -- Betty Ratliff Smith, Accent Editor, The Winchester Sun, Winchester, Kentucky

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From the Publisher, Parkview Publishing Fibromyalgia and the MindBodySpirit Connection is in its 2nd printing. It is the second book in our series entitled "The MindBodySpirit Connection Series." The first book in the series is Irritable Bowel Syndrome & the Mind-Body/Brain-Gut Connection by William B. Salt II, M.D., published October, 1997. It is in its 6th printing, is a Featured Alternate Selection of Rodale Press Prevention Book Club, and is a Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist.

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1.0 out of 5 stars There are many other better choices out there Feb. 21 2004
By Susan
Format:Paperback
This book, while telling some of the truth about fibromyalgia, was co-written by Edwin Season, who works as an "independent medical examiner" for the Ohio State Teacher Retirement System. That means it is his job to find reasons to deny disability to those who need it, thereby saving the retirement system money. (This retirement system is being investigated for misuse of funds.) I am one of their victims, my illness being labeled as "Somatization Disorder" despite the mounds of objective medical evidence of brain injury, etc. I provided. Thanks to Season, I now struggle to work just 20 hours per week and I cannot keep up on bills. All because he thinks that illnesses like Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are all in the mind. He needs to look at the evidence - and, a little compassion wouldn't hurt either. I'm now destroyed financially with little means of support. Thanks for nothing, Season.
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1.0 out of 5 stars There are many other better choices out there Feb. 21 2004
By Susan
Format:Paperback
This book, while telling SOME of the truth about fibromyalgia, was co-written by Edwin Season, who works as an "independent medical examiner" for the Ohio State Teacher Retirement System. That means it is his job to find reasons to deny disability to those who need it, thereby saving the retirement system money. (This retirement system is being investigated for misuse of funds.) I am one of their victims, my illness being labeled as "Somatization Disorder" despite the mounds of objective medical evidence of brain injury, etc. I provided. Thanks to Season, I now struggle to work just 20 hours per week and I cannot keep up on bills. All because he thinks that illnesses like Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are all in the mind. He needs to look at the evidence - and, a little compassion wouldn't hurt either. (Even the title of this book is contradictory - if you have widespread pain and fatigue, you're NOT healthy!) I'm now destroyed financially with little means of support. Thanks for nothing, Season.
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1.0 out of 5 stars pass this one by Feb. 27 2001
Format:Paperback
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1994 and have read everything available on the subject. I have had excellent medical care, tried alternative therapies, meditated, relaxed, prayed with faith, exercised, used vitamins, herbs, etc.etc.etc. I still live with daily pain and fatigue!! I didn't learn anything new from this book. I found its simplistic, repetitive style and subtly condescending tone to be unhelpful at best, and extremely discouraging at worst. I found the ephemeral "mindbodyspirit" connection to amount to a fancy way of saying "it's all in your head". The last thing fibromyalgics need is unsympathetic MDs telling us we can "cure ourselves"!!I'd like to see them walk a mile in our shoes. Try the book Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome by Dr. Devin Starlanyl for a comprehensive understanding of fibromyalgia by a compassionate physician.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Must" reading for all Fibromyalgia sufferers. March 3 2000
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Fibromyalgia is the most common cause of generalized musculoskeletal pain in women between the ages of 20 and 55, and affects more than two percent of the United States population. William Salt and Edwin Season are medical doctors who draw upon their many years of practice to outline "7 Steps for Living a Healthy Life with Widespread Muscular Pain and Fatigue", and to explain the impact of psychological and spiritual well-being for Fibromyalgia sufferers. Drs. Salt and Season show how to live with this condition, rather than suffer from it. Fibromyalgia and the MindBodySpirt Connection is written for the lay reader, and to help Fibromyalgia patients to better understand the core of their condition and take positive steps to reverse those factors that are within their control. Highly recommended for personal, public, and professional medical reference library collections.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good News at Last March 28 2000
Format:Paperback
As a fellow FM sufferer, I was very please with the book. I have read other books by Dr. Salt and was intrigued when I came across this book on amazon. I ordered it at once and devoured it in only a few days time. I run a support group in our community and am anxious to explore any new ideas for our group and to recommend reading materials to those in need. I truly recommend this book to anyone who is suffering with fibromyalgia. Thank you Dr. Salt for your dedication and support of those of us who had nowhere else to turn. I found the book very informative and helpful and have recommended it to my group. Please keep up the good work!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fibromyalgia April 13 2000
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I have had fibromyalgia for about three years. I went to several doctors and a couple of emergency rooms before I got help. My physcian recommended this book to help me deal with the anguish of this troublesome condition. This book has given me a goul to obtain. It gives a person ways to help the condition as well as abtain a helpful daily regiment to good health. Before reading this book, I did not know how many factors there are in maintaining good health. This book is broken down into chapters that are short and easy to read, also the book is uplifting and positive.
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