Complete Fibromyalgia Health, Diet Guide and Cookbook by Dr Louise S. McCrindle and Dr Alison C. Bested. – The NHS estimates that fibromyalgia affects nearly 1 in 20 people worldwide. In England and Wales, there could be up to 1.76 million adults with the condition.
This book, written by leading experts in fibromyalgia, gives common sense tools that will help fibromyalgia patients help themselves on to a road to improvement and perhaps recovery. It uses The SEEDS of health approach (Support, Environment, Exercise/Pacing, Diet/Drugs, Sleep) and has shown significant success rates in patients. The goal of this book is to help patients improve their ability to function and their quality of life. The treatment approach is centred around rebuilding: helping to decrease pain, control inflammation, improve sleep, improve cognitive function (reduce brain fog) and improve energy levels. The book is also a source of support for family and friends. This outstanding fibromyalgia resource provides the necessary hope, support and resources for a condition that is often misunderstood or left undiagnosed and untreated for many years. It is available from multiple bookshops but is on offer at The Book Depository for £12.78
10 Best Questions for Living with Fibromyalgia : The Script You Need to Take Control of Your Health by Dede Bonner & Dr Wood.
This book is an indispensable resource that empowers fibromyalgia patients to take charge of a debilitating disease and get the health care they deserve. The expert advice found within The 10 Best Questions(TM) for Living with Fibromyalgia gives readers the answers they need to get the best care possible and enjoy a more normal life.
This essential book provides the Best Questions that patients should ask their doctors, partners, children, and friends, accompanied by the “best answers” drawn from cutting-edge research and extensive interviews with the top experts in the field. There are chapters on what to ask about your diagnosis, test results, second opinions, ongoing disease management, losing weight, getting more sleep, and making other healthy lifestyle changes.
This practical and holistic book also offers the Best Questions and advice for fibromyalgia patients for their relationships with partners, children, and friends to ensure emotional, financial, and spiritual health. Each chapter concludes with The Magic Question(TM), the one crucial question most people never think to ask until it’s too late from £18.89
How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness : A Mindful Guide by Toni Bernhard
Comfort, understanding, and advice for those who are suffering–and those who care for them.
Chronic illness creates many challenges, from career crises and relationship issues to struggles with self-blame, personal identity, and isolation. Beloved author Toni Bernhard addresses these challenges and many more, using practical examples to illustrate how mindfulness, equanimity, and compassion can help readers make peace with a life turned upside down.
In her characteristic conversational style, Bernhard shows how to cope and make the most of life despite the challenges of chronic illness. Benefit from:
– Mindfulness exercises to mitigate physical and emotional pain
– Concrete advice for negotiating the everyday hurdles of medical appointments, household chores, and social obligations
– Tools for navigating the strains illness can place on relationships
Several chapters are directed toward family and friends of the chronically ill, helping them to understand what their loved one is going through and how they can help.
Humorous and empathetic, Bernhard shares her own struggles and setbacks with unflinching honesty, offering invaluable support in the search to find peace and well-being. From £12.79
Reverse Therapy: Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and related Disorders by John Eaton.
This is the new version of the best-selling 2005 Book M.E., Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia – The Reverse Therapy approach and replaces that book entirely. Contains new and up-to-date information on the Reverse Therapy approach as well as explanations for the conditions it treats.
These conditions include chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, tension myositis, medically unexplained pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), eczema, psoriasis and auto-immune disease. Reverse Therapy is a radical Bodymind healing process and is an effective treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and other medically unexplained disorders. It has helped thousands of people recover from these disorders since it was first offered to the General Public in 2003.
Dr John Eaton explains Reverse Therapy in simple terms, accessible to the general reader. He describes how he evolved the ideas for Reverse Therapy and the underlying treatment process. Other chapters explain the nature of these illnesses and what exactly causes the symptoms. Then John goes on to describe how Reverse Therapy works and what sufferers can do to get well again. This may well be the first and last book anyone will need to buy in order to understand CFS and Fibromyalgia and find the way to their cure. Dr John Eaton founded Reverse Therapy in 2002. He is also a registered psychotherapist and has been practicing in the UK since 1990. from £9.70
Married to Fibro : An Intimate Journey Living with and Loving Those with Fibromyalgia by Tina Marie Birkhoff.
There is hope. We are the support systems for loved ones suffering from Fibromyalgia. I have lived with Fibromyalgia in my house for almost two decades. Several of my friends have fibro and look for support within their friends or family circles. I’ve seen the frustration, sadness, loss of hope and despair that affects the sufferer, the spouse, and the rest of the family. My article published in Fibromyalgia Life and Chronic Pain Magazine; Issue 5 “In My Shoes” was the beginning of my awareness of the need for support. We, the family and friends, are a silent group hurting on the inside with little direction
Married to Fibro is that direction, the support group for help. Over 5 million people have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in the United States alone. Ten per cent of those diagnosed with fibro are men. That means ninety per cent of the sufferers out there are moms, wives, daughters, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, and girlfriends with Fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Through my experiences and successes, Married to Fibro is a book of learning, education and hope. I am proof! Today is the day you and your loved ones start living a new life after the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. Dive into my life, my findings and my newfound hope. As you learn more about the disorder and find that there is support, you will become a better, stronger, more joyful you in the light of supporting someone living with Fibromyalgia, from £9.63
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WHICH OF THESE BOOKS WOULD YOU MOST RECOMMEND?
I’ve just finished an updated version of this post which I will pop on tomorrow so you might prefer one from that list.
Hi Laura sorry you saw the recent post. I think the first book I recommended would be my choice. It has lots of information. Barbara