More Light - eBook
Do you or someone you care about have ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Environmental Sensitivities or Long COVID?
Are you looking for up to date, science-based information from a trusted source guiding you on how to manage your health and improve your quality of life?
Then More Light is for you
By reading More Light you can
- Learn to leverage your body’s ability to change (e.g., neuroplasticity, epigenetics and the microbiome).
- Learn to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
- Read new research on topics such as diagnosis, sleep, diet, energy, environment, pain and emotions.
- Learn strategies used by diverse experts (e.g., Colleen Carney and Rachel Manber on treating insomnia, Michael Moskowitz and Marla Golden on transforming pain, and Byron Katie on finding acceptance and many more).
- Access links and references to resources.
- Answer questions at the end of each chapter to help you implement the ideas.
ME/CFS, FM, ES and Long COVID are biomedical conditions with extensively researched biomedical abnormalities. Despite their best efforts, many people who are severely ill with these conditions experience limited lives with considerable suffering. There is an urgent need for effective therapeutic options. In the meantime, there is a lot that you, as individuals, can do.
In More Light I share the clinical approaches I have found most useful for my own health and in my more than 20 year medical practice with diverse patients. The emphasis is on interventions that are affordable and that you can do yourself, with minimal guidance. More Light builds upon but does not repeat content from Let Your Light Shine Through. It expands on the information in my online course Pathways to Improvement.
Here is the anticipated table of contents of More Light.
Chapter 1: Self-Management (23 pages)
Chapter 2: Diagnosis (23 pages)
Chapter 3: Biology of Change (88 pages)
Chapter 4: Sleep (26 pages)
Chapter 5: Energy and Activity
Chapter 6: Diet
Chapter 7: Persistent Pain
Chapter 8: Environmental Exposures
Chapter 9: Emotions and Coping
Chapter 10: Putting neuroplasticity into Action
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Chapter 1 - Self Management
This chapter introduces self-management as an effective, evidence based strategy for managing any chronic disease. A self-awareness exercise The Diamond of Awareness is introduced as a tool to figure out what's going on with your health and what you want to work on. You will be guided to create SMART goals and develop your own management plan as you read through the subsequent chapters.Purchase Chapter 1 - Download Version - $4.95 + .25 GST
Chapter 2 - Diagnosis
This chapter provides the information you need to clarify (ideally with your health team) your diagnoses. The diagnostic criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Systemic Exertional Intolerance Disease, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Electrohypersensitivity are discussed.Purchase Chapter 2 - Download Version - $4.95 + .25 GST
Chapter 3 - Biology of Change
This chapter explains the science of how self-management changes biology - that it is powerful and effective. This 88-page chapter is filled with evidence-based tools you can use now to alter your neuroplasticity, epigenetics and microbiome to improve your health and function.Purchase Chapter 3 - Download Version - $4.95 + .25 GST
Chapter 4 - Sleep
Chapter 4 is all about sleep. Learn how sleep keeps our bodies and brains healthy. The drawbacks of pharmacological approaches to sleep are discussed. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, a first-line treatment for insomnia is described in some detail along with resources to help you try it for yourself.Purchase Chapter 4 - Download Version - $4.95 +.25 GST