Prescription Drugs Also Kill by D. L. Duran

“Prescription Drugs Also Kill” is the true story of one woman’s struggle to recover from a 20 year addiction to prescription drugs. Author, D.L. Duran’s addiction began after the birth of her second child in 1970, when unrelenting postpartum insomnia and anxiety prompted her to phone her OB/GYN physician and ask his advice on the matter. Over the telephone, he diagnosed her as depressed, referred her to a psychiatrist, and prescribed valium. Both the OB/GYN doctor and the psychiatrist readily prescribed addictive drugs, without warning Duran of their negative side effects. Her book documents the irresponsibility of her medical care, how indiscriminately doctors prescribed addictive drugs, even though they knew she was the mother of two young children, one a newborn. When her family doctor later prescribed Dalmane, a benzodiazepine hypnotic, it seemed the answer to her insomnia. But eventually, it took control of her life. Near death, she sought help in a drug treatment program. Duran includes graphic descriptions of the painful and bizarre symptoms she experienced withdrawing from Dalmane, and trying to rebuild her life..”Prescription Drugs Also Kill” exposes the roles the medical profession, the psychiatric profession, and the pharmaceutical industry play in fueling the addictive prescription drug epidemic. Duran writes, “For most of us prescription drug addicts, there was a point in our lives when a physical or mental malady without a simple remedy initiated a physician’s prescription of an addictive drug. Often the doctor has not even taken the time to warn us of the its dangers.” Prescription drug addiction is now destroying the lives of millions of Americans.

Author: D. L. Duran

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Happiness of Pyot: An action-oriented secular guide to contentment by Sandy Bicepool

The legend – Pyot Coulibaly is a dying, elderly member of an ancient, venerable, yet extremely enigmatic movement. She selects a sceptical ghost writer to document the collective experience of this secretive association. This book charts the deepening relationship between mentor and writer, as Pyot reveals the timeworn protocols of her mysterious institution. Together they steadily uncover the sources of her unshakeable positivity, optimism, and playfulness: and in so doing develop an action-oriented, secular guide to contentment – the guidelines of the Accede movement.The issue – There are plenty of grim statistics cataloguing the growing millions of people who are and will likely remain deeply or pathologically unhappy. But, for us, understanding the sources of unhappiness is less important than knowing the solution: and knowing the solution is secondary to learning how best to achieve it, and then to maintain our contentment.The conundrum – Science struggles to explain unhappiness let alone provide lasting solutions. For many people, religion is no longer the answer, and we understand why. And in the absence of an alternative, accessible, and workable framework of secular ethics, millions are succumbing to unhappiness and destructive obsessions. It need not be this way.The Accede movement – Pre-dates Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism. Arguably it has contributed to the premises and practices of many theologies. But it is not a religious institution. It has coexisted quietly alongside capitalism, socialism, and communism. But it has never been and never will be drawn into any systemic conflict or controversy.The solution – The sole purpose of the movement is, and has only ever been, to promote the peace and contentment of its members, and of the people around them. Spiritual in nature, it simply suggests a code of secular ethics and practices that invariably lead to greater happiness and ease. It works. But until now members have felt the need to remain nameless and unforthcoming.The book – Documents, for the first time, Accede’s specific guidelines on how to become more joyful and composed. It presents the collective experience of a large number of people who have found simple ways to become and remain happier. It outlines the sources of unhappiness, the solution, and what we need to do to become and remain happier. And it focuses on the precise tasks required to boost our optimism, cheer, and hopefulness. The reader’s journey – The goal of the book is to bring us, and those around us, more happiness and ease. Its objectives are to expand our knowledge of the issue, the solution, and the actions necessary to achieve the solution. The intended outcome is a more enlightened reader, willing and able to try something different, and surprised by the positive results.The tone – Our book is quite spiritual in nature without ever being religious. We are perfectly comfortable to float, existentially, somewhere between the secular and non-secular. In this way, These guidelines may provide some comfort to those who find themselves torn between the secular charms of psychology and the more intangible spiritual quest. Either way, they will end up happier, and that is all that we ever hoped to achieve.The distinctiveness – Many amazing books abound offering conceptual and spiritual frameworks to help us understand suffering and happiness. But most of the books on the market today fall short when it comes to offering simple, compatible solutions – practices that can and do help, and in concurrence with the inquirer’s existing values and belief systems.The summary – Our members have discovered how to turn apparently terminal unhappiness and entrenched cynicism into effervescent positivity and lasting happiness. We trust that your results will be proof enough that it works. To try with an open heart and mind is the only leap of faith required. We hope that you too may take this leap, and join us.

Author: Sandy Bicepool

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Detox (3rd Edition): 3-Day Rapid Weight Loss Detox Cleanse – Lose Up to 10 Pounds! by Linda Westwood

From the Best Selling weight loss writer, Linda Westwood, comes Weekend Weight Loss: 3-Day Rapid Detox – Lose Up to 10 Pounds!. This book will jump-start your weight loss, increase your energy level, clear your mind, and improve your overall health!

If you feel like you need to give your weight loss a kick-start…
If you feel like you’re always tired and feel unhealthy on the inside…
Or if you’re just sick of working out…


This book provides you with a 3-Day rapid detox plan that will have you losing up to 10lbs in just 3 days!

Are you ready to look and feel slimmer, healthier, and sexier than you have in years? Then check out this 3-Day Rapid Detox, and start transforming your life TODAY!

If you successfully implement this 3-Day Rapid Detox, you will…
• Start losing weight without working out as hard
• Begin burning all that stubborn fat, especially belly fat, thigh fat and arm fat
• Say goodbye to inches off your waist and other hard-to-lose areas
• Learn how you can live a healthier lifestyle without trying
• Say goodbye to long, dull, boring workouts
• Get excited about eating healthy – EVERY TIME!

Author: Linda Westwood

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
68 reviews

The Bulimia Help Method: A Revolutionary New Approach That Works by Alison Kerr

You are not broken, weak or faulty because you binge on food. You are normal and more importantly you can fully recover. Let me explain… powerful binge cravings are a natural and normal side effect of food restriction. If you have ever restricted your food intake in your past (e.g. a diet, a detox program, cutting out carbs, etc) then you may have triggered a primitive natural survival mechanism we call “primal hunger”. This leads to powerful binge urges, an insatiable appetite, food obsession, depression and anxiety. Your body thinks you are in the middle of a famine and it is doing everything it can to make you eat lots of food. By purging your food, you remain malnourished and your body is stuck in “primal hunger” mode. Keep in mind, this has nothing to do with your upbringing, personality or emotional state.  This may come as a surprise but studies show us that many of the symptoms that might have been thought to be specific to bulimia nervosa are actually the results of starvation (Pirke & Ploog, 1987). Chances are, you are perfectly normal and are just experiencing the natural and very normal side effects of a restrictive diet. To recover, you need to remove the “primal hunger” state, you need to teach your body that the famine is over. We give you clear, practical steps to remove your primal hunger, stop bingeing and purging, relearn normal eating and overcome bulimia for life. This book will help you:Make sense of your bulimia, (because believe it or not, bulimia doesn’t have to be confusing!)Recover at a pace that suits you by following our step by step guide to recovery.Eliminate binge urges and cravings for life by restoring your body’s own natural food regulation system.Establish a pattern of regular meals and snacks while learning strategies to curb urges to overeat.Get back in touch with subtle feelings of hunger and satiety which guide you to relearn what, when and how much you should eat.Overcome the barriers that unhelpful negative thoughts and uncomfortable emotions often create.Boost your self-esteem and general well-being.Effectively deal with relapses and setbacks.Have a normal, peaceful and natural relationship with food even if you never remember a time when eating has been this way.Recover without your weight spiraling out of controlMaintain a healthy weight for life, without ever having to diet or watch what you eat again.

Author: Alison Kerr

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
133 reviews

Thorns In The Heart: A Christian’s Guide To Dealing With Addiction by Steven Stiles

Addiction and pain. For most Christian’s they are easier to bury or ignore than deal with. Yet, it’s only a matter of time before many of the things we run from must be faced. But how? In Thorns in the Heart, Dr. Steven Stiles cites actual cases to expose the physical, emotional and spiritual vulnerability of Christians when they avoid dealing with pain.

Author: Steven Stiles

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
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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:

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Antibiotic Resistance
Endocrine Disorders
Heart Disease
Irritable Bowel
Kidney Disease
Liver Disease
Metabolic Syndrome
Mood Disorders
Motion Sickness
Multiple Sclerosis
Neuropathic Pain
Prion/Mad Cow Disease
Sickle Cell Anemia
Skin Conditions
Sleep Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury

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
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