It is currently Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:57 am

News News of Reading Nook

Site map of Reading Nook » Forum : Reading Nook

Discuss your favorite books here

Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes

I am halfway through Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes and think it expresses ideas very important to our general health, as well as MS in particular (tho he does not mention "MS", but speaks of "chronic disease")

Starting in his prologue, he writes: "One consequence of this sub-specialization of modern medicine is the belief, often cited in the lay press, that the causes of obesity and the common chronic diseases are complex and ...
Read more : Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes | Views : 2936 | Replies : 0


Multiple Sclerosis: The History of a Disease

People new to MS often ask what they can do. I think an understanding of history is important in every situation. To that end, I recommend that everyone start a library concerning MS and I think this book, Multiple Sclerosis: The History of a Disease by T. Jock Murray, OC, MD, is a good first acquisition.

It starts at the beginning with recognition of the disease, lists names and contributions of scientists, and offers a ...
Read more : Multiple Sclerosis: The History of a Disease | Views : 3677 | Replies : 3


The Inflammation Cure by William Joel Meggs, MD, PhD

Though I have already mentioned this book, The Inflammation Cure by William Joel Meggs, M.D., Ph.D., it bears my recommendation again here. His comment on page 70 urges me to work harder to resolve my sinusitis:

"The whole system is like a giant feedback loop. The nervous system controls inflammation and can even initiate inflammation without activation of the immune system. The immune system, in turn, communicates with the nervous system through its own chemical ...
Read more : The Inflammation Cure by William Joel Meggs, MD, PhD | Views : 3119 | Replies : 1


Black Patent Shoes, Dancing with MS

This is a book written by Eva Marsh, a lady who has recovered from ms through positive thinking and intense physio. She even went back to university and got an engineering degree plus a bachelor's degree.
She is a true inspiration.
Her moto is keep moving. Walk, walk and walk and climb stairs as often as you can, without harming yourself.
She is Canadian so it touched me even more.
The best part is that ...
Read more : Black Patent Shoes, Dancing with MS | Views : 2760 | Replies : 0


Know Your Fats by Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.

Here is another book I recommend: Know Your Fats by Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. Although the author says it is written for the general public, I found the first chapter a little tough--with its descriptions of saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, cis and trans configurations, single and double bonds, methyl and carboxyl groups; but if you wade on, the book becomes easier to read with lots of usable information.

For example, (page 85) "Ancel ...
Read more : Know Your Fats by Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. | Views : 2625 | Replies : 0


Protein Power

The book, Protein Power by Michael Eades, M.D. and Mary Dan Eades, M.D., may be considered a "diet" book but, having re-read it now for the third time, I find it filled with much good general information--especially about hyperinsulinemia (my favorite subject, as you all know)!

I recommend it to you readers out there.
Read more : Protein Power | Views : 2794 | Replies : 1


Stephen White

I don't know if this is new information...Stephen White has written a few Tom Clancy'ish type books. He is a psychologist who also has MS. From what i've heard, the wife of the main character also has MS.

TOL
Read more : Stephen White | Views : 2611 | Replies : 0


Heal Your Heart with EECP by Dr. Debra Braverman

I am currently reading Heal Your Heart with EECP by Debra Braverman, M.D. This Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) supposedly is "the only noninvasive way to overcome heart disease" and may improve many other conditions--diabetes, congestive heart failure, lupus, peripheral neuropathy and others (though not mentioning MS). Its mechanism is to increase blood flow (by "passive exercise" as the author puts it).

It is painless, noninvasive, and relatively inexpensive (approved by the FDA, Medicare, covered by ...
Read more : Heal Your Heart with EECP by Dr. Debra Braverman | Views : 3291 | Replies : 2


New book: Next by Michael Crichton

I saw the Charlie Rose program yesterday in which he interviewed Michael Crichton about his new novel, Next. I have not read it, but it sounds good.

The author has an M.D. degree from Harvard and this book apparently deals with genetics; I have enjoyed several of his other books so I will look for this one, too.
Read more : New book: Next by Michael Crichton | Views : 3224 | Replies : 2


next reading group book

I chose to be patriotic and go with a Canadian collection of short stories:

"Home from the Vinyl Cafe", by Stuart McLean.

It seems to be available at Amazon in the US and UK, not that I'm telling you where to get your books...it might be in libraries too... You can also buy the book from the CBC website. "The Vinyl Cafe" is a weekly radio program and there are a number of story collections ...
Read more : next reading group book | Views : 3626 | Replies : 5


 

Login  •  Register


Statistics

Total posts 220023 • Total topics 22748 • Total members 14354


Contact us | Terms of Service

cron