Dr Elrod, is a down to earth and gets to the root of this frustrating depressing disease. His belief that there is real help, not just masking the "Flare-Ups" with drugs made me pick this book up in the first place. I was in the middle of a "No SLEEP" cycle, in pain and so depressed I felt hopeless. Following his advice on "Returning to Restful Sleep" I saw major improvement in the first night and by the third night was really SLEEPING! With this long sought after rest I got up feeling alot less pain and have been able to take almost no pain medication. Best of all an improved mental state, knowing that I'm finally on the right track. With Dr. Elrods book in hand I can improve my life and return to the healthy, active life I once had. I have read a "bunch" of books on this subject and felt it just might be hopeless, that I could ever enjoy life again. This book is easy to understand and with clear directions on accomplishing better health, he's lets one know it didn't happen overnight and won't be heal that fast either. NO magic pill, it takes our active particpation! But hope is here!