If you or a loved one suffer from fibromyalgia, you are undoubtedly aware that there are a slew of books available on the topic.
With that many resources available, it can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. Below are some of our favorite fibromyalgia books. Take a look to see if one may be right for you or loved one that is suffering from this debilitating disorder.
Take Back Your Life is written by fibromyalgia Coach Tami Stackelhouse. As a fibromyalgia survivor, Tami walks you through a process to go from disabled to thriving. Having dealt with the painful symptoms herself, Tami’s strategies and techniques have extra weight.
It is essentially a reference guide that contains lifestyle management principles with Tami’s own insights interwoven into it. This dynamic book is suitable for a newly diagnosed fibromyalgia patient who is feeling overwhelmed. It is also suitable for the family members of a fibromyalgia patient. It is a comprehensive offering that demonstrates fibromyalgia management strategies that include how to increase energy, improve your sleep, decrease pain, effectively collaborate with physicians, and generally experience more happiness in your day-to-day life.
This isn’t an introductory book– it does presume that you will have some familiarity with this chronic pain disorder. Writing from the perspective of an actual fibromyalgia sufferer, Tami takes an open-minded approach, digressing from a hard sell mentality that her methods are the only ones that work.
This is definitely a book worth checking out- her approach makes for a powerful but easy read.
Over a decade ago, Dr. R. Paul St. Amand, an experienced endocrinologist and UCLA assistant clinical professor, published his protocol for reversing fibromyalgia based on nearly half a century of research. This book
This bookoffers Dr. St. Amand’s latest research on guaifenesin, an inexpensive, safe, an incresingly available medication that can help reverse the disease. The authors have seen symptoms eliminated and normal quality of life restored in an astonishing 90 percent of patients they treated with guaifenesin.
This updated version is revised with more patient anecdotes and a deeper understanding of symptoms, treatments, and results.
Foods that Fight Fibromyalgia is written by Deirdre Rawlings and Jacob Teitelbaum. The premise of their effort is that the food you put on your plate can make or break your health. It is an updated edition of their previous book Food That Helps Win the Battle Against Fibromyalgia.
This attractively designed book is packed with recipes and dietary information that instructs fibromyalgia sufferers how to best balance their diet and realize optimal nutrition. By changing your eating habits, the authors believe that you can effectively combat symptoms of fibromyalgia including pain, depression, fibro fog, fatigue and stiffness.
For individuals suffering from chronic pain disorders, nutrition deserves a heightened focus. It can make the difference between illness and wellness- and corresponds with the trending recognition that integrative approaches to fibromyalgia management are most effective.
This is not a pure cookbook- if you’re looking for something like that, this isn’t the book for you.
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum’s foundational fibromyalgia book From Fatigued to Fantastic was considered one of the best-selling guides on combating chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. His new book The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution is a science-packed book that provides leading clinical information to combat chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
The theories and treatments he advises are well thought out and provide logical approaches to managing chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia symptoms.
The Fibromyalgia Breakthrough Program is designed by Matt Traverso. The premise is that fibromyalgia is not really a disease, it is actually a symptom of a human body that is too polluted, toxic, and acidic. He believes that this troubled system promotes the proliferation of fibromyalgia symptoms. All of these pollutants and toxic wastes begin dismantling the body’s normal processes.
Mr. Traverso speculates that it is actually our advanced lifestyles that is to blame- our bodies are polluted by sugars, carbohydrates, excess fats and uric acid that are way too plentiful in our modern-day diets. He theorizes that by changing your diet, and giving your body a break from toxic exposure, your fibromyalgia symptoms will eventually diminish and potentially disappear.
These are bold claims. The dietary changes he advises can be challenging for some. Others might dispute with claims he makes. Mr. Traverso has a website packed with information and testimonials-it may make sense to head over there and check out his information.