Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, 2e Paperback – Oct 1 2008
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This is a book that is easy to read with clear diagrams, and I recommend it as an excellent reference for clinicians and patients alike. (IACFS/ME Newsletter 2009-08-01)
About the Author
Alan C. Logan, ND, FRSH is a board-certified naturopathic physician licensed in Connecticut. He graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Purchase, and as valedictorian from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. As an invited faculty member of Harvard's School of Continuing Medical Education, he lectures in the mind-body medicine courses offered at Harvard. Co-author of The Clear Skin Diet (SourceBooks, 2007), he is the only naturopathic doctor to have his commentaries published in the four leading dermatology journals - Archives of Dermatology, the International Journal of Dermatology, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the British Journal of Dermatology. Widely regarded as one of North America's leading cosmetic nutritionists, he has been featured in health and beauty magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, W, Life & Style, as well as CTV and Global National Canadian television.
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A MUST READ! In a personal, informal manner, the authors explain these complex illnesses in layman's language. They offer patients -
HOPE through knowledge and understanding:
* Learn about the exciting advances in research.
* Understand how the mechanisms of multi-system abnormalities cause the array of seemingly unrelated symptoms and how diagnoses are made.
* Learn about the potential benefits and limitations of various mainstream medical and complementary treatments.
HELP through awareness and guidance:
* Become aware of what you can do to help yourself.
* Learn how to improve your quality of life through various life-style changes and Self-Help-Strategies such as pacing and energy conservation, sleep hygiene, pain management and nutritional/dietary support.
* Learn mind-body techniques to lessen stress.
* Become aware of how to deal with disability and associated legal issues.
Authors are experts in their field:
Dr. Alison Bested, a hematological pathologist, is a clinician and medical lecturer specializing in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and multiple chemical sensitivities. She was a member of the Expert Medical Consensus Panel, selected by Health Canada, which developed the Canadian Consensus Document for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She played a key role in the implementation of a billing code and time-based billing for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia by the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Alan Logan is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School.Read more ›
The pains' not gone, nor the fatigue erased... but I can work with the tools outlined in this book, my medications and changes to my daily living plans to continually decrease the impacts of FMS and fatigue on my life. For this I am grateful.
READ it, and do the work. Pain is less, fatigue is less, my flares less, due to working with the guidance and insight this book provides.
Do the "BESTED" thing for you...and BUY, READ, and WORK this book, you will be grateful too!
Brenda J. Moore, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
Written in a straightforward yet caring tone, the authors are uniquely able to covey the latest scientific theories and concepts using clear and jargon-free language. Dr. Alison C. Bested begins the book by knowledgably shedding light on these 'invisible' epidemics. She paints a vivid portrayal of the debilitating symptoms behind the sometimes misleading names, reveals how doctors can make a diagnosis using modern case definitions and delves into the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, thoroughly explaining the latest scientific theories.
Having laid the foundational understanding of CFS/FM the authors follow a logical progression toward treatment of the conditions. Together, Dr. Bested and Dr. Alan C. Logan, ND cover the gamut of treatments and protocols including: energy conservation, sleep hygiene, nutritional support, dietary supplements and herbs, mind-body medicine, complimentary therapies and pharmaceutical treatments. Every treatment is backed by the latest scientific research and more than a decade of Dr. Bested's own clinical experience.
A contribution by Russell Howe, an attorney who specializes in medical disability cases, provides expert advice on the legal issues surrounding CFS/FM. Mr. Howe touches on such critical points as: how to find a lawyer, what to look for in a good lawyer, and understanding disability coverage.Read more ›
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Book is very helpful in understanding more about CFS. reinforces a balanced approach to living with additional and new ideas that my son has not yet adopted. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Simone
I found this book very helpful and informative on CFS symptoms, management and possible treatments.Published 17 months ago by Catherine
Get it for yourself or a loved one. We wish we had before I crashed so hard. Her methods are unlike other books and give you better understanding. Read morePublished 23 months ago by whiteflower
Wonderful book - I had seen Alison in consultation but this is a much more detailed version of her treatment plan. Extremely well written and helpful.Published on May 5 2014 by Kelly Day
I have a severe case of FM-CFS/ME and because of this, reading material has to be easy to understand, at this time. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2013 by mystarmajestic
The summary of current research, diagnosis, and treatment protocols is first rate. The book is organized extremely well and is both practical and encouraging. Read morePublished on March 6 2013 by deepwateryaya
I have had fibromyalgia for almost 20 years. This is the best book I've ever read on it. It has specific how to info on how to feel better while living with a chronic condition... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2012 by Jan L. Mayes