This easy-to-understand book is packed full of tips for dealing with chronic illness, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, insomnia, low energy, and chronic pain. It explores in well-documented detail the connection between AD/HD and Fibromyalgia. The entire book contains solid documentation of interviews of patients and doctors, as well as journal article excerpts and references to medical books. The author also includes her own experiences with clients in a natural medicine shop. The book details the author's personal journey to health, starting with her own research and use of traditional medicines and how her recovery progressed to a pain-free life using only natural remedies. The author explores topics like balancing hormones and natural hormone replacement therapy, adrenal fatigue, good nutrition, thyroid imbalances, brain chemicals, insomnia, and digestive health. Reversing Chronic Disease embraces many roads to wellness, using the best of both traditional and alternative medicine. Many 'unexplained' chronic diseases, such as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (FMS/CFS), are in fact very treatable. Our published research shows that 91 percent of CFS/FMS patients improved--usually markedly--with an integrated treatment approach. In Patricia Stephen's excellent book, she shares her journey to wellness, helping to light a path which others can follow! Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, author of From Fatigued to Fantastic The ADD-Fibromyalgia connection has been missed for far too long! Ms Stephens does an excellent job at making that connection for us and providing her readers with important information in an easily understood format.' Patricia O. Quinn, MD, Director, National Center for Girls and Women with ADHD Patricia was instrumental in helping me feel fantastic. After testing, she was able to select the right supplements which made me feel less anxious and full of energy. M. Sumner, Ph.D. Author Patricia Stephens has worked in a natural pharmacy for over ten years and is passionate about helping people reclaim their quality of life. She kws personally the devastation that comes from chronic illness. She presents some fresh, unconventional ideas to improve health and stop chronic symptoms. The book includes these chapters: Restored Health: Against All Odds Fibromyalgia: A New Focus Balancing the Sex Hormones for Optimal Health The Role of Adrenal and Thyroid Imbalances How to Test and Restore Balance The Complexities of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Dopamine and Norepinephrine: Overlooked, Important Brain Chemicals Serotonin: A Feel-Good Brain Chemical Digestive Health Lifestyle Changes That Influence Health Summing It Up
Patricia Stephens was totally disabled by an incurable condition, fibromyalgia, for many years, before finding a medical breakthrough which started her on a path to restored health. In 1998 she launched a website to share her success and show a connection between fibromyalgia and AD/HD-www.addfibro.com (new address is www.reversingchronicdisease.com)-which attracted over a million hits, within the first few years, from around the world. After regaining her health, Patricia's passion has been to help others reclaim theirs. She became a certified nutritional consultant and has been working in a natural pharmacy for over fourteen years. She attended seminars on restoring hormonal balance using natural supplements. Over time, Patricia successfully replaced her conventional medications with natural therapies. The lessons she learned from her own journey, research, and working with clients, have inspired the book. Before becoming ill, Patricia taught Commercial Foods in a technical school for twenty-one years. She has a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama majoring in education. She and her husband, Howard, have been married since 1970. They have two grown sons.