HANDS DOWN these two books, despite their age, continue I believe to have the most practical, useful advice you will find anywhere on how to manage severe anxiety. If you are suffering from an anxiety-disorder of any kind, even if it’s a physiological anxiety caused by disease, biochemical/hormonal imbalances or your environment, then you will benefit from picking up a copy of each on eBay or Kindle. Practical, time-honoured advice that never goes out of date as long as you are a human 😀
I wept as I read Jordan Rubins story, he allowed God to use his experience to reach millions of others suffering. There was a point in the book where Jordan basically gave up and gave over to God, and it was at this point it all miraculously turned around and now he is the founder of Garden of Life health products, of which you won’t find a more ethical or quality product.
THE JORDAN RUBIN STORY
As a child, Jordan’s health was excellent, thanks to his parents. His father was a naturopath trained in alternative medicine and his mother served up a steady diet of organic whole foods and healthy snacks. It wasn’t until Jordan was 19 years old and a freshman at Florida State University that his health suddenly deteriorated with an alarming weight loss of 80 pounds. He experienced excruciating digestive problems, pain and nausea before he was ultimately diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a supposedly incurable chronic illness that wreaks havoc on the immune system. Wheelchair-bound and wasting away, Jordan weighed only 104 pounds when one doctor’s grim diagnosis was that he did not expect him to live much longer because it was the worst case of Crohn’s he had ever seen.
Fortunately, Jordan and his family were determined and sought more than 70 alternative nutritional therapies throughout the world after conventional medicine and numerous hospitalizations failed. His quest for answers concluded with a visit to a California nutritionist who simply told him he was not healthy because he was not following God’s health plan.
Inspired by this advice, Jordan voraciously studied hundreds of biblical references about living a healthy lifestyle. He changed his diet to whole foods consumed in biblical times: raw, organically grown whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fermented dairy, grass fed beef and poultry. He also added a daily regimen of probiotics teeming with beneficial bacteria in soil based organisms. After gaining 29 pounds in 40 days, Jordan knew he was finally on the right track. By his 21st birthday he was tipping the scales at more than 180 pounds, free of the digestive problems that had plagued him for years, and ready to reclaim his life.
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Bruce Perry is leading the way in Trauma Research. His work mainly involves children and preventing trauma becoming a chronic disability later in life. His work is proving in both children and adults that our brains work from the bottom up, and to bypass trauma we need to be regulated, so we can then go on to relate and then reason (with our pre-frontal cortex).
Bruce writes with compassion, intelligence, humour and a wealth of intellectual knowledge that he combines into groundbreaking new work to help those who have suffered trauma in their lives.
The boy who was raised as a dog – Bruce Perry
Dr Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He has a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience and also received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Atlanta. Joe has a unique ability to marry science and spirituality in work.
Joe Dispenza has written two books that have greatly impacted my own ability to change myself. I highly recommend all of his material, especially these books:
- You are the Placebo
- Breaking the habit of being yourself
- Evolve your brain
This book literally changed my life. It blew away the motivation myth and enabled me to start fulfilling my dreams a little bit each day. I cannot recommend it enough!!
Some books just don’t age and here are two of them. Easy to digest, full of lots of anecdotes and guaranteed to change the way your live your life and the way you relate to those you love, and more importantly those who are unlovable.
Do you feel manipulated, controlled, or lied to? Are you the focus of intense, violent, and irrational rages? Do you feel you are ‘walking on eggshells’ to avoid the next confrontation?
If the answer is ‘yes,’ someone you care about may have borderline personality disorder (BPD). Stop Walking on Eggshells has already helped nearly half a million people with friends and family members suffering from BPD understand this destructive disorder, set boundaries, and help their loved ones stop relying on dangerous BPD behaviors. This fully revised edition has been updated with the very latest BPD research and includes coping and communication skills you can use to stabilize your relationship.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that causes unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. It usually begins during adolescence or early adulthood.
Most people who have BPD suffer from:
- Problems regulating their emotions and thoughts
- Impulsive and sometimes reckless behavior
- Unstable relationships
Nutrients, being intrinsic to how the the brain operates and thrives, directly target errant brain chemistry, while supporting natural brain processes. How nutrients fit intricately with the subtleties and plasticity of brain/body chemistry, as the most accurate biochemical key to neurotransmitter balance, synaptic activity, neuron viability, and genetic manifestation. Nutrients, the natural match for our internal chemistry and structure, created to sustain, build, activate, moderate, repair, and support healthy brain and body function.
Nutrient Power by William J. Walsh, PhD, grants us a privileged look at the results of 35 years of research by a scientist who never stops pushing the envelope. Research, bolstered by a scientific database of 25,000 patients and a million assays of chemical factors in blood, urine, and tissue.
This breakthrough book is a bridge from epigenetics and molecular biology to a biochemical psychiatry based on nutrients. It guides us through the brain’s rich biochemical tapestry and healing capacity. We learn about nutrients in terms of:
- Treatments for behavior and conduct disorders in youth, promising both a more humane and more effective approach.
- The role of metal metabolism, methylation and oxidative stress in autism.
- A review of approaches for Alzheimer’s, plus a new nutrient-based therapy.
- New theoretical underpinnings for niacin/ folic acid treatment of schizophrenia.
- Biotypes underlying ADHD, depression, schizophrenia.
And more. We move from the methylation and acetylation of DNA histones to neurotransmitter transporters and regulators and synaptic reuptake. From metallothioneins and pyrrole disorders to the repercussions of oxidative stress . . .
The lesson is truly nutrient power! All packed into one concise gem of a book. A must-read for anyone who ponders the power of nutrients in mental function.
For both clinicians and their clients there is tremendous value in understanding the psychophysiology of trauma and knowing what to do about its manifestations.
This book illuminates that physiology, shining a bright light on the impact of trauma on the body and the phenomenon of somatic memory.
It is now thought that people who have been traumatized hold an implicit memory of traumatic events in their brains and bodies. That memory is often expressed in the symptomatology of post-traumatic stress disorder-nightmares, flashbacks, startle responses, and dissociative behaviors. In essence, the body of the traumatized individual refuses to be ignored.
While reducing the chasm between scientific theory and clinical practice and bridging the gap between talk therapy and body therapy, Rothschild presents principles and non-touch techniques for giving the body its due. With an eye to its relevance for clinicians, she consolidates current knowledge about the psychobiology of the stress response both in normally challenging situations and during extreme and prolonged trauma. This gives clinicians from all disciplines a foundation for speculating about the origins of their clients’ symptoms and incorporating regard for the body into their practice. The somatic techniques are chosen with an eye to making trauma therapy safer while increasing mind-body integration.
Packed with engaging case studies, The Body Remembers integrates body and mind in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. It will appeal to clinicians, researchers, students, and general readers.
Don’t be decieved by it’s lame cover! I loved this book, it’s packed with knowledge and practical tips. This book will give you techniques for:
- Relaxation and Releasing Stress in 30 seconds
- Accelerating Your Learning
- Achieving Goals Faster
- Switching on the other 88% of your Mind
Compelling reads especially for those who are skeptical of life after death. These books will expand your thinking if you are not a believer and if you are a believer they’ll confirm what you already know in the most beautiful way possible.