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The author asks questions about survival, love as perceived by chronically mentally delusional patients and by the rest of us including those who care for them and are their families friends and members of the society in which they and we live.
For 1,600 years Dioscorides (ca. ad 40-80) was regarded as the foremost authority on drugs. He knew mild laxatives and strong purgatives, analgesics for headaches, antiseptics for wounds, emetics to rid one of ingested poisons, chemotherapy agents for cancer treatments, and even oral contraceptives. Why, then, have his works remained obscure in recent centuries? Because of one small oversight (Dioscorides himself thought it was self-evident): he failed to describe his method for organizing drugs by their affinities. This omission led medical authorities to use his materials as a guide to pharmacy while overlooking Dioscorides'' most valuable contribution--his empirically derived method for observing and classifying drugs by clinical testing. Dioscorides'' De materia medica, a five-volume work, was written in the first century. Here revealed for the first time is the thesis that Dioscorides wrote more than a lengthy guide book. He wrote a great work of science. He had said that he discovered the natural order and would demonstrate it by his arrangement of drugs from plants, minerals, and animals. Until John M. Riddle''s pathfinding study, no one saw the genius of his system. Botanists from the eighteenth century often attempted to find his unexplained method by identifying the sequences of his plants according to the Linnean system but, while there are certain patterns, there remained inexplicable incoherencies. However, Dioscorides'' natural order as set down in De materia medica was determined by drug affinities as detected by his acute, clinical ability to observe drug reactions in and on the body. So remarkable was his ability to see relationships that, in some cases, he saw what we know to be common chemicals shared by plants of the same and related species and other natural product drugs from animal and mineral sources. Western European and Islamic medicine considered Dioscorides the foremost authority on drugs, just as Hippocrates is regarded as the Father of Medicine. They saw him point the way but only described the end of his finger, despite the fact that in the sixteenth century alone there were over one hundred books published on him. If he had explained what he thought to be self-evident, then science, especially chemistry and medicine, would almost certainly have developed differently. In this culmination of over twenty years of research, Riddle employs modern science and anthropological studies innovatively and cautiously to demonstrate the substance to Dioscorides'' authority in medicine. For 1,600 years Dioscorides (ca. AD 40-80) was regarded as the foremost authority on drugs. He knew mild laxatives and strong purgatives, analgesics for headaches, antiseptics for wounds, emetics to rid one of ingested poisons, chemotherapy agents for cancer treatments, and even oral contraceptives. Why, then, have his works remained obscure in recent centuries? Because of one small oversight (Dioscorides himself thought it was self-evident): he failed to describe his method for organizing drugs by their affinities. This omission led medical authorities to use his materials as a guide to pharmacy while overlooking Dioscorides'' most valuable contribution--his empirically derived method for observing and classifying drugs by clinical testing. Dioscorides'' De materia medica, a five-volume work, was written in the first century. Here revealed for the first time is the thesis that Dioscorides wrote more than a lengthy guide book. He wrote a great work of science. He had said that he discovered the natural order and would demonstrate it by his arrangement of drugs from plants, minerals, and animals. Until John M. Riddle''s pathfinding study, no one saw the genius of his system. Botanists from the eighteenth century often attempted to find his unexplained method by identifying the sequences of his plants according to the Linnean system but, while there are certain patterns, there remained inexplicable incoherencies. However, Dioscorides'' natural order as set down in De materia medica was determ...
In the tradition of Michael Pollan, Mark Hyman, and Andrew Weil, pioneering integrative pediatric neurologist Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, reveals the shocking contents of children's food, how it's seriously harming their bodies and brains, and what we can do about it. And she presents the first nutritional plan for getting and keeping children healthy--a plan that any family can follow.New alarming studies show the dramatic rise of chronic disease in children--from allergies and ADHD to mental illnesses and obesity. A traditionally trained pediatric neurologist and a parent herself, Dr. Maya encountered the limits of conventional medicine when her son suffered a severe episode of asthma on his first birthday and began a backward slide in his development. Treatments failed to reverse his condition, so Dr. Maya embarked on a scientific investigation, discovering that food was at the root of her son's illness, affecting his digestive system, immune system, and brain. The solution was shockingly simple: Heal the food, heal the gut, heal the brain...and heal the child. Recent changes in growing and processing food harm kids' gut microbiomes, immune systems, and brains, contributing to chronic disease. Dr. Maya's plan started with the soil, using fresh foods and nature to heal her son from the inside out and the outside in. Since then, she's successfully helped chronically ill patients from around the world. Revealing the profound connections between food, nature, and children's health, Dr. Maya explains how food is constantly changing kids' bodies, brains, and even genes--for better or for worse. She also shares success stories from her practice and tips as a working mother of three on stocking healing foods (from veggies to chocolate!), reading labels, and getting even picky eaters into the new menu. This paradigm-shifting book empowers you to transform your child's health through food and ensure the long-term wellbeing of your kids and the entire family.
In 1977, at the age of 36, Jeffrey Cohen, a physicist at the University of Pennsylvania, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. But it wasn't until 10 years later that the 'dirty details' began, when the disease had progressed to the point where he could not transfer himself out of his wheelchair. That point is where his wife Marion begins her memoir of caregiving: 'If I had to explain it in three words, those words would be 'nights,' 'lifting,' and 'toilet.' And then, if I were permitted to elaborate further, I would continue, 'nights' does not mean lying awake in fear listening for his breathing. 'Lifting' does not mean dragging him by the feet along the floor. And 'toilet' does not mean changing catheters." But 'dirty details,' Marion Cohen teaches us, involves more than 'nights,' 'lifting,' and 'toilet.' There is the loss, anger, fear, and desperation that envelops the family. She reveals what it felt like to be consistently in 'dire straits' with no real help or understanding, what she characterizes as society's 'conspiracy of silence'. Chronicling their lives in the context of her husband's progressing disease, she discusses the raging emotions, the celebrations, the day-to-day routine, the arguments, the disappointments, and the moments of closeness. During the 15 years she cared for him at home, both continued to work on various projects, share in the rearing of their four children, and be very much in love. This powerful, honest narrative also delves into the process of making the 'nursing-home decision' and those decisions Cohen made to put her and her family's life together again. Author note: Marion Deutsche Cohen is actively involved in the Well Spouse community and has published many poems and articles on the subject and on home schooling that have appeared in such publications as the "American Poetry Review", "Disability Rag", and "Mothering". She currently teaches mathematics at Temple University.
Disability and Information Technology examines the extent to which regulatory frameworks for information and communication technologies (ICTs) safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities as citizenship rights. It adopts a comparative approach focused on four case studies: Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. It focuses on the tension between social and economic values in the regulation of ICTs and calls for a regulatory approach based on a framework of principles that reflects citizenship values. The analysis identifies challenges encountered in the jurisdictions examined and points toward the rights-based approach advanced by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a benchmark in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities to have equal access to information. The research draws on a wealth of resources, including legislation, cases, interviews, consultation documents and responses from organisations representing persons with disabilities.
Jackie Leach Scully argues that bioethics cannot avoid the task of considering the moral meaning of disability in humans--beyond simply regulating reproductive choices or new areas of biomedical research. By focusing on the experiential and empirical reality of impairment and drawing on recent work in disability studies, Scully brings new attention to complex ethical questions surrounding disability. Impairment is variously considered as a set of social relations and practices, as experienced embodiment, as an emancipatory movement, and as a biomedical phenomenon. In this way, disability is joined to the general late-twentieth-century trend of attending to difference as a significant and central axis of subjectivity and social life.
This comprehensive text fills a huge void in the field! Romel W. Mackelprang and Richard O. Salsgiver introduce an empowerment approach to working with persons with disabilities -- a direction that lights the way for human service workers and provides clients with greater independence and resilience. The authors are ardent in their desire to empower persons with disabilities by building on their strengths. This comprehensive book features a ground-breaking, strengths-based approach that fills a void in the available material on this topic, and thoroughly prepares helpers to work successfully with persons who have disabilities.
The authors address policy, theory, description, and practice, stressing the difference of disability rather than the dysfunction of disability. The text is illustrated with in-depth personal narratives by those living with disability and thought-provoking sidebars that ask readers to consider the implications of their own reactions to disability. The book establishes the historical and societal context in which those with disabilities are marginalized, discusses the major groupings of disabilities, and finally offers a model for assessment and practice that human service practitioners can adopt. It develops a contemporary perspective in which people with disabilities are considered valuable and contributing members of society.
Bethel House, located in a small fishing village in northern Japan, was founded in 1984 as an intentional community for people with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Using a unique, community approach to psychosocial recovery, Bethel House focuses as much on social integration as on therapeutic work. As a centerpiece of this approach, Bethel House started its own businesses in order to create employment and socialization opportunities for its residents and to change public attitudes toward the mentally ill, but also quite unintentionally provided a significant boost to the distressed local economy. Through its work programs, communal living, and close relationship between hospital and town, Bethel has been remarkably successful in carefully reintegrating its members into Japanese society. It has become known as a model alternative to long-term institutionalization. In A Disability of the Soul, Karen Nakamura explores how the members of this unique community struggle with their lives, their illnesses, and the meaning of community. Told through engaging historical narrative, insightful ethnographic vignettes, and compelling life stories, her account of Bethel House depicts its achievements and setbacks, its promises and limitations. The book is accompanied by a DVD containing two fascinating documentaries about Bethel made by the author-Bethel: Community and Schizophrenia in Northern Japan and A Japanese Funeral (winner of the Society for Visual Anthropology Short Film Award and the Society for East Asian Anthropology David Plath Media Award). A Disability of the Soul is a sensitive and multidimensional portrait of what it means to live with mental illness in contemporary Japan.
'Disability on Equal Terms is not a Turgid and difficult book despite its accent on complex and challenging themes. It is a lively and important read' - The Skill Journal, June 2009 `[A] collection of highly readable and scholarly essays that reflect both the theoretical and practical implications of recent developments in the field. This book is essential reading for everyone interested in disability: highly recommended' - Colin Barnes, Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds This authoritative collection of writings examines and challenges traditional notions of disability. Edited and written by leading experts in the field, it offers a multidisciplinary approach to disability studies, incorporating perspectives from a wide range of health and social care services, as well as a distinct and unique emphasis on the views, experiences, work and personal testimonies of disabled people themselves. The book is divided into three sections, each of which is prefaced by an editorial introduction which brings together the key themes and issues under discussion. Each section: " Examines the dominant assumptions about disability and impairment and their historical and cultural contexts " Documents the challenges to such presumptions generated by disabled people themselves " Explores the implications of such challenges for professional policy and practice This ground-breaking book will be essential reading for those studying disability studies, social work, nursing, and allied health and social care at all levels. It will also be a thought-provoking and inspiring read for disabled people and activists, professionals and policy makers. John Swain is based in the School of Health, Community and Education Studies at Northumbria Univeristy. Sally French is based at the Open Univeristy. Previous publications include the co-edited Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments, Second Edition (SAGE, 2004).
The Fourth Edition of the Disability Studies Reader breaks new ground by emphasizing the global, transgender, homonational, and posthuman conceptions of disability. Including physical disabilities, but exploring issues around pain, mental disability, and invisible disabilities, this edition explores more varieties of bodily and mental experience. New histories of the legal, social, and cultural give a broader picture of disability than ever before. Now available for the first time in eBook format 978-0-203-07788-7.
This book contains stories of ten women with disabilities who are out doing it, raising families, working, and being active in their communities. Woven through this book is the history of the Disability rights movement. This book is directed towards teen women, but is a good read for all.
Examines the devastation caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the outpouring of charitable response from around the world, and if a similar incident could happen in the United States.
This book describes the heart of how learning to be responsible takes place within students, and how educators and parents can aid, rather than hinder, that learning, even for the most difficult students.
Discipline ... commitment... obedience. What do these words mean to you? if you know they mean more than going to church and prayer meetings and doing God's will whenever possible -- but aren't sure about all that these words represent -- then this book can help you understand their true meaning. In Discipline: The Glad Surrender, Elisabeth Elliot explains what it means to be a disciple of Christ. The disciple "gives himself to a Master, and in so doing leaves self behind." This book shows you the beginning steps of a faithful follower of Christ. You can learn to. Discipline your mind, body, possessions, time, and feelings Overcome anxiety Change poor work habits and attitudes toward your job, co-workers, and employer Trust God in times of trial and hardship Let Christ have control in all areas of your life Elisabeth Elliott reminds you that you serve a loving, merciful God who allows you the freedom to choose to obey His call. She explains, "Discipline is the wholehearted yes to the call of God. When I know myself called, summoned, addressed, taken possession of, known, acted upon, I have heard the Master. I put myself gladly, fully, and forever at His disposal, and to whatever He says my answer is yes." Through personal anecdotes and biblical illustrations, Elisabeth Elliot reveals the fulfillment experienced by those who trust and obey God. Discipline: The Glad Surrender will equip you to do God's will joyfully, whatever it may be.
For more information, visit www. devradavis. com. The much-anticipated, explosive expose of how cell phone use damages brain cells, especially in children, by one of the world's foremost scientific experts in the field. Devra Davis presents an array of recent and long suppressed research in this timely bombshell. Cell phone radiation is a national emergency. Stunningly, the most popular gadget of our age has now been shown to damage DNA, break down the brain's defenses, and reduce sperm count while increasing memory loss, the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and even cancer. The growing brains of children make them especially vulnerable. And half of the world's four billion cell phone used by people under twenty. Davis, the founding director of the toxicology and environmental studies board at the U. S. National Academy of Sciences, takes readers through the dark side of this trillion-dollar industry. Health experts have long been frozen out of policy-making decisions about cell phones; federal regulatory standards are set by the cell phone industry itself. Cell phone manufacturers have borrowed the playbook of the tobacco industry. One secret memo reveals their war plan against reports of cell phone dangers. Among a host of fascinating characters, Davis introduces Om P. Gandhi, a world expert on how cell phone radiation penetrates the human brain. Once a consultant to major cell phone companies, Gandhi now refuses to work with them. Franz Adlkofer led the multi-lab study that showed once and for all that brain cell DNA is unraveled by cell phone microwave radiation-and, as Davis dramatically portrays, it nearly cost him his career. As this eye-opening call to action shows, we can make safer cell phones now. Why would we put our children at risk of a devastating epidemic of brain illness in the years to come? .
Disconnected Kids : The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disordersby Dr Robert Melillo
The proven, drug-free program to treat the cause-not just the symptoms-of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children-one out of every six-are diagnosed with autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the cause of these conditions with his revolutionary Brain Balance Program(tm). It has achieved real, fully documented results that have dramatically improved the quality of life for children and their families in every aspect: behavioral, emotional, academic, and social. Disconnected Kids shows parents how to use this drug-free approach at home, including: ?Fully customizable exercises that target physical, sensory, and academic performance ?A behavior modification plan ?Advice for identifying food sensitivities that play a hidden role ?A follow-up program that helps to ensure lasting results
Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disordersby Robert Melillo
Based on years of scientific research and used to successfully treat approximately 1,000 children to date, Dr. Robert Melillo's Brain Balance Program addresses not just the symptoms of what's plaguing our kids but the cause. In Disconnected Kids, Dr. Melillo presents an individualized at-home program that allows readers to assess, address, and even correct their child's neurological disconnects using simple physical, sensory, and academic exercises.
A scientifically developed program for feeding kids with special needs--based on the popular Brain Balance Program Dr. Robert Melillo's Brain Balance program has helped thousands of families across the country, offering a drug-free, scientifically based method for addressing a wide range of conditions, including autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. In this new book, he presents the nutritional side of the Brain Balance Program, featuring guidelines, tips, and kid-friendly recipes based on the latest scientific research on how food affects the brain. Designed to help busy parents feed picky kids in a beneficial way, the book will show readers how to: * Recognize the difference between a fussy eater and a problem eater. * Ease the sensory issues that make for mealtime mayhem. * Identify food sensitivities using a simple elimination diet. * Choose supplements that will help ensure adequate daily amounts of the specific vitamins and minerals important to brain health. * Prepare delicious, healthy meals that will pass the taste test of even the most finicky eaters. * Understand how the brain plays a primary role in many dietary and nutritional issue including food sensitivities.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Lead a healthier lifestyle! By discovering yoga you can help harmonize your body and mind. Yoga is a popular form of exercise and is ideal if you lead a hectic lifestyle because the exercises can easily be done at home.
Leas, an Alban senior consultant and a nationally recognized authority on conflict in congregations, helps you to self-assess your conflict response and discover options appropriate to different levels of conflict. Leas draws on his years of experience helping conflicted congregations, providing valuable insights on the nature of conflict and its resolution. This new edition contains an improved Conflict Strategy Instrument, revised to reflect new learnings.
Kung Fu-Cious is short for "Kung Fu Consciousness" - a way of thinking to achieve results in life. This book is a gift to you - the first steps on the path to "The Victorious Life." telling how an Eastern approach can bring success in modern Western Society.
Take Charge of Your Menopause!This groundbreaking book--the first to reveal 12 distinct menopause types and how best to treat each--gives you the information you need to take charge of this challenging and sensitive life stage. Inside, Dr. Joseph Collins demolishes the "one size fits all" philosophy of menopause treatment, revealing that there is no magic hormone or combination of hormones that can be in descriminately prescribed to all women. Inside, you'll discover: ·Natural & Coventional treatments that are best for you ·Necessary nutrients for a healthy menopause ·How to weigh the risks and benefits of Hormone-replacement therapy ·And much, much more "At last, a well-referenced resource on the advantages of natural versus synthetic hormone-replacement therapy."--Dana Reed-Kane, Pharm.D., F.A.C.A., F.I.A.C.P."Finally, a book that teaches the importance of balance and actually shows everyone what many women have suspected all along: There is more than one type of menopause."--Luana Stone, menopause patientFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Holli Thompson is a health and nutrition coach, a certified natural health practitioner and a nutritional stylist. She works with women who struggle with hormonal changes, aging issues, energy and weight issues. She enables them to live their life with purpose and to achieve ageless beauty, vitality and health, from the inside out - using the healing power of food.