In The Pain Chronicles, a singular and deeply humane work, Melanie Thernstrom traces conceptions of pain throughout the ages—from ancient Babylonian pain-banishing spells to modern brain imaging—to reveal the elusive, mysterious nature of pain itself. Interweaving first-person reflections on her own battle with chronic pain, incisive reportage from leading-edge pain clinics and medical research, and insights from a wide range of disciplines—science, history, religion, philosophy, anthropology, literature, and art—Thernstrom shows that when dealing with pain we are neither as advanced as we imagine nor as helpless as we may fear.
Both a personal meditation and an intellectual exploration, The Pain Chronicles illuminates and makes sense of the all-too-human experience of pain—and confronts with extraordinary grace and empathy its peculiar traits, its harrowing effects, and its various antidotes.
This first volume makes it easy for you to understand your back pain. Using simple, clear language, it explains the structure of your spine, and demystifies many common pain-provoking conditions.
The second part book offers a unique quiz that will help you to classify your injury into one of four types. In this way, you will learn how to cure your pain, not someone else's. Then the advice flows thick and fast. You will learn clever techniques that will help you to use your spine more efficiently, and discover how to think, eat, relax, and sleep away your pain. You'll also find useful information on exercises, x-rays, medication and muscles, plus some tips on how to choose a spinal health practitioner.
Of course, all of the advice will be tailored to your specific problem.Because the cure uses well-proven techniques, your relief won't just last a few days or weeks. You will feel better forever.
"The best self help back book I have ever read."Dr Keith Charlton, Chiropractor, former governor of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation.
"...a regular dose of humour that will undoubtedly help to lighten your back pain."John Miller, Physiotherapist with a special interest in back pain.
"One of the most informative surveys of back pain to date." Graham Sanders, President of the Qld Osteopathic Association
First published in 2012, The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes is an argument for diabetics and health care professionals to change their perspective on conventional treatments of diabetes to instead prioritize healthy diet and lifestyle changes for improved outcomes. By following the practical steps and the meal plan recipes that author Joel Fuhrman describes, type 1 diabetics can reduce their insulin dependence and type 2 diabetics can defeat their disease altogether, ending their reliance on insulin and other medications entirely.
Every year, the population of diabetics in the United States grows. In large part, this concerning and costly trend can be prevented and even reversed. By 2012, approximately 90 percent of American diabetics had type 2 diabetes, the form of the illness that is almost universally brought on by obesity and poor nutrition. For Americans who have yet to develop type 2 diabetes…
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