Let’s Talk Dementia: A Caregiver’s Guide by Carol Howell

Let’s Talk Dementia!

Carol Howell, a Certified Dementia Specialist and caregiver to her mother, helps to educate the reader on the various forms of dementia. She also provides hands-on tips that make life easier for the caregiver and better for the loved one with dementia. The book is scattered with “smiles” that brighten the day. The author reminds the readers of her motto—”Knowledge brings POWER. Power brings HOPE, and HOPE brings SMILES.”

You’ve just got to laugh! “Let’s Talk Dementia is an informative and reassuring guide that will help you through what, for many people, can seem like an overwhelming challenge. By making medical information easy to understand and providing practical tips for dealing with countless day-to-day situations, this handy book gives you everything you need.” – Dr. Neal Barnard, MD, Best Selling Author and frequent guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CBS Morning Show, and many others

“This is a well written book for the families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. It is easy to understand and provides excellent education and guidance to the caregivers in their struggle to manage their relatives. This should be a must read for anyone involved in Alzheimer’s care.” – M. Reza Bolouri, MD

“Spot on advice from someone who knows dementia. If someone you love has dementia, you need this book.” – Dr. Steve Oehme

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Author: Carol Howell

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
99 reviews

Eat Meat And Stop Jogging: ‘Common’ Advice On How To Get Fit Is Keeping You Fat And Making You Sick by Mike Sheridan

Nutrition and Fitness Expert, Mike Sheridan, uncovers everything that’s ‘wrong’ with fat loss and exercise advice in Eat Meat And Stop Jogging. Inspired by personal practice and supported by credible research, Mike discusses the flaws in the prevailing recommendations to get fit, and illustrates the negative affect on our health and body composition.

Despite conventional beliefs, Eat Meat And Stop Jogging contends that the instruction to limit red meat, restrict calories, increase fiber, run long distances, avoid saturated fat and reduce cholesterol is increasing our waistline, decreasing our lifespan, and leading to an unnecessary struggle.

Author: Mike Sheridan

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
235 reviews

All the Above: My son’s battle with brain cancer by Julia McDermott

On his 19th birthday and the day after his freshman year at the University of Georgia, Jack McDermott was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Sitting right behind his optic nerves, the tumor rapidly threatened to take his vision, and Jack was rushed into surgery. For the next six months, he fought the battle of his life. Told with honesty, tenderness, and compassion, All the Above chronicles his mom’s emotional struggle as she and her family did everything possible to help Jack survive brain cancer. This inspiring true story of courage, optimism, and hope will touch all those whose world has changed in a day, and who have faced grief and loss.

Author: Julia McDermott

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
42 reviews

CBD-Rich Hemp Oil: Cannabis Medicine is Back by Steven Leonard-Johnson RN PhD and Tina Rappaport BFA

Prior to the outlawing of cannabis in 1937, major pharmaceutical companies produced a wide variety of cannabis-based medicines, but cannabis has actually been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Although it has a long history, the recent discovery (1992) of the body’s widespread endocannabinoid system (ECS) has thrust cannabis back into the limelight again as a viable medicine.

In 2012 over 2.5 million prescriptions were written for medical marijuana in the United States. CBD and THC are both cannabinoids found in cannabis. However, while THC produces a “high” in the user, CBD does not. And now legal CBD-rich hemp oil is available over-the-counter in all 50 states, without a prescription.

It was discovered that the Hemp Family of plants (cannabis, marijuana) is loaded with cannabinoids that stimulate our ECS receptor sites. These sites are found in the brain, organs, glands, connective tissue and immune cells and plays regulatory roles in many physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood and memory. The primary purpose of this system revolves around maintaining balance in the body.

Cannabinoids found in all varieties of cannabis work in harmony with the cannabinoids we naturally produce when our system is functioning properly. It is now coming to light that we may very well be “Endocannabinoid Deficient” and supplementing with Cannabidiol, known as CBD, may provide just what we’re missing to restore optimum health.

The health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) from natural hemp oil is this book’s primary focus. It explores the similarities, differences, uses and benefits of hemp, cannabis and medical marijuana along with the interplay of THC and CBD. Their 480 other components are also discussed, such as terpenoids, flavonoids, enzymes, vitamins, etc.

Make no mistake about it, the endocannabinoid system, although newly discovered, is just as important as any other bodily system, like the muscular, cardiac, circulatory or digestive system. The ECS requires its own specialized medicine as found in the Hemp Family of plants, which is also known as cannabis, and which includes all strains of marijuana.
Here is a list of conditions known and/or being researched that may be helped by cannabinoid therapeutics and supplementation:

Acne
ADD/ADHD
Addiction
AIDS
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Alzheimer’s
Anorexia
Antibiotic Resistance
Anxiety
Atherosclerosis
Arthritis
Asthma
Autism
Bipolar
Cancer
Colitis/Crohn’s
Depression
Diabetes
Endocrine Disorders
Epilepsy/Seizure
Fibromyalgia
Glaucoma
Heart Disease
Huntington’s
Inflammation
Irritable Bowel
Kidney Disease
Liver Disease
Metabolic Syndrome
Migraine
Mood Disorders
Motion Sickness
Multiple Sclerosis
Nausea
Neurodegeneration
Neuropathic Pain
Obesity
OCD
Osteoporosis
Parkinson’s
Prion/Mad Cow Disease
PTSD
Rheumatism
Schizophrenia
Sickle Cell Anemia
Skin Conditions
Sleep Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury
Stress
Stroke/TBI

The short story?
You have an Endo-Cannabinoid System (ECS).
It helps regulate many bodily systems.
Mother’s milk has endo-cannabinoids and you produce your own, or not.
You could be suffering from clinical Endo-Cannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome (CEDS).
The Hemp family of plants is the only other source of cannabinoids.
One cannabinoid, CBD, just may be the greatest dietary supplement of our lifetime.

10% of the proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to the American Cannabis Nurses Association in an effort to bring together nurses, to share, integrate and one day certify nurses in the science of endocannabinoid therapeutics in nursing practice.

Author: Steven Leonard-Johnson RN PhD and Tina Rappaport BFA

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
179 reviews

My Mom My Hero: Alzheimer’s – A Mother and Daughter’s Bittersweet Journey by Lisa R. Hirsch

#1 Amazon Best Seller in Memoirs category (June 2013)#7 Amazon Best Seller in Dementia (June 2013)#3 Amazon’s “Most Wished For” in Dementia Category(June 2013)A Daughters Newfound LoveWhen Lisa Hirsch found out her mother, Ruth, had been diagnosed with Alzheimers disease, her love, appreciation, and caring for her mother was transformed. To Lisas surprise, it has brought her and Ruth closer together than theyve ever been. My Mom My Hero tells the story of this mother-daughter relationship through a series of entries from Lisas internationally popular blog. Ultimately this is an uplifting and inspirational book for anyone whos going through the difficult and often lonely ordeal of caring for a loved one who suffers from this devastating illness.My Mom My Hero is filled with love and a deep appreciation for the human spirit.Laura Stein, best-selling authorThis book is a rare gift for anyone who reads it.Holly Robinson, author of Sleeping Tigers and The Wishing HillMy Mom My Hero is a light of inspiration in a world that can be dark and frustrating.Franz Wisner, New York Times best-selling author of Honeymoon With My Brother and How the World Makes Love

Author: Lisa R. Hirsch

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
226 reviews

Multiple Sclerosis and (lots of) Vitamin D: My Eight-Year Treatment with The Coimbra Protocol for Autoimmune Diseases by Ana Claudia Domene

The Coimbra Protocol relies on doses of vitamin D that range from 40,000 IU to 200,000 IU per day.
Mounting scientific evidence clearly shows that vitamin D has a powerful effect on autoimmune diseases, yet most doctors continue to prescribe no more than 1,000 IU or 2,000 IU a day to patients that suffer from such conditions. In this book, Ana Claudia Domene describes her experience with multiple sclerosis and the treatment that has radically eased her symptoms, allowed her to discontinue all conventional medications, and restored her health. Developed by Dr. Cicero Galli Coimbra, a neurologist practicing in São Paulo, Brazil, the Coimbra Protocol is a therapeutic approach that relies on high doses of vitamin D to halt the misguided attacks of the immune system, and it has enabled thousands of patients around the world to keep their autoimmune diseases in permanent remission.

Author: Ana Claudia Domene

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
45 reviews

Infection: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Novel (Sympatico Syndrome Book 1) by M.P. McDonald

What started as a “flu” outbreak on a military base proves deadlier than Ebola and more contagious than the Spanish Flu. Sympatico Syndrome is unlike anything the world has ever seen. Victims’ behavior is changing to accommodate the rapid spread of the virus.
Former Navy epidemiologist Cole Evans is well aware of the rare, infectious diseases the military studies. He also knows, first-hand, the government’s stance on sharing information with the public, so if the media has already learned about the disease, then it’s far too late to contain the outbreak.
Cole’s only chance to save his family is to establish a safe haven. Isolated, hard to reach, and with enough space for his brother’s family as well, he has the perfect location–if only they can all reach it before they’re infected…
Get this exciting post-apocalyptic thriller today.

Author: M.P. McDonald

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
305 reviews

Blue Hydrangeas: an Alzheimer’s love story by Marianne Sciucco

What if the person who knew you best and loved you most forgot your face, and couldn’t remember your name? A care facility is everyone’s solution for what to do about Sara, but her husband, Jack, can’t bear to live without her. He is committed to saving his marriage, his wife, and their life together from the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease. He and Sara retired years ago to the house of their dreams, and operated it as a Cape Cod bed and breakfast named Blue Hydrangeas. Jack has made an impossible promise: He and Sara will stay together in their beautiful home no matter what the disease brings. However, after nine years of selfless caregiving, complicated by her progressing Alzheimer’s and his own failing heart, he finally admits he can no longer care for her at home. With reluctance, he arranges to admit her to an assisted living facility. But, on the day of admission, Sara is having one of her few good days, and he is unable to follow through. Instead, he takes them on an impulsive journey to confront their past and reclaim their future. In the end, he realizes that staying together at any cost is what truly matters.

Author: Marianne Sciucco

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
193 reviews