What I am reading — April 2016

Are you also into functional medicine or alternative medicine? Why?
In The Autoimmune Solution, Dr. Amy Myers, a renowned leader in functional medicine, offers her medically proven approach to prevent a wide range of inflammatory-related symptoms and diseases, including allergies, obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, IBS, chronic headaches, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
This book can really change your life. There is currently an epidemic of ‘affluenza’ throughout the world — an obsessive, envious, keeping-up-with-the-Joneses — that has resulted in huge increases in depression and anxiety among millions. Oliver James asks: why do so many more people want what they haven’t got and want to be someone they’re not, despite being richer and freer from traditional restraints? And, in so doing, uncovers the answer to how to reconnect with what really matters and learn to value what you’ve already got. In other words, how to be successful and stay sane.
Another amazing book written by one of my fav author, Oliver James. Do your relationships tend to follow the same destructive pattern? Do you feel trapped by your family’s expectations of you? Does your life seem overwhelmingly governed by jealousy or competitiveness or lack of confidence? In this ground-breaking book, clinical psychologist Oliver James shows that it is the way we were cared for in the first six years of life that has a crucial effect on who we are and how we behave. Nurture, in effect, shapes our very nature. James combines the latest scientific research with fascinating interviews to show that understanding your past is the first step to controlling your present.
Absolutely great book with a holistic approach and filled with practical information. Warning that thyroid disease is far more common than originally thought, and that many thousands of people worldwide remain undiagnosed, this revealing study offers holistic guidance to recognizing and treating thyroid gland problems. With detailed guidance on how to effectively diagnose and manage thyroid disease-such as the blood tests needed for checking thyroid function, chemicals that impair the thyroid, essential nutrition and eating plans to improve thyroid disorders, dealing with weight gain on thyroid medications, and natural thyroid hormone replacements, this is an essential guide for wanting to know if they have the illness, and those struggling to deal with the disease on a daily basis.
In this book, Dr Sandra Cabot and naturopath Margaret Jasinska give the reader a step by step plan for healing autoimmune disease, reducing inflammation, alleviating symptoms and halting autoantibody production, thereby stopping tissue destruction. This book offers a medically proven approach to assisting immune system disorders.In this book, the reader will learn: The role of specific foods and supplements in reducing inflammation and healing the immune system. The detrimental effects of gluten on the immune system, inflammation and intestinal health of people with autoimmune disease. How common nutritional deficiencies can raise the risk of developing an autoimmune disease. How leaky gut syndrome is a factor in triggering autoimmune disease. The role of hormones in influencing autoimmune disease. How vaccinations and environmental chemicals can trigger autoimmune disease in some people. Which specific foods to avoid and which foods to eat more of. Recipes for healing autoimmune disease”