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Fighting Fibromyalgia by Zoltan Rona, MD, MSc

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In an ideal world, all doctors would recognize the debilitating symptoms of fibromyalgia without question

In an ideal world, all doctors would recognize the debilitating symptoms of fibromyalgia without question. But despite a dramatic increase in occurrence, and despite recent scientific advances in diagnosis and treatment, doctors today are still hesitant to duly recognize this disease. This is most often due to the changeable nature of fibromyalgia's many "all-in-your-head" type symptoms.

In his new Fighting Fibromyalgia Natural Health Guide, Dr. Zoltan Rona's clinical approach is aimed at the underlying cause of fibromyalgia and works to reverse its course, thus preventing a lifetime of debilitation for sufferers. The three-week dietary plan he provides is laid out in an easy-to-follow format that includes food guidelines and more in-depth analyses of the most helpful nutritional supplements, herbs and probiotics. Exercise, while necessary, can be an extraordinary challenge for sufferers of this illness whose muscles have become weak and prone to injury. Natural intravenous therapies and "hands-on" physical treatments such as massage and hydrotherapy help to prepare the body for renewed physical activity and are explored here.

Carefully designed recipes round out this highly useful sufferers' guide. Chef Fred Edrissi lends a masterful hand in helping to develop meals that provide the necessary healing ingredients as they stimulate the taste buds. As always, Edrissi's recipes serve as a springboard for readers to create their own customized healing "food style."

Dr. Rona is popular for sharing his clinical success stories with readers of alive Magazine and numerous earlier books. Of particular interest to women is the section of Fighting Fibromyalgia wherein he discusses the possible relationship between hormones and the illness-a relationship that might explain why females suffer from fibromyalgia eight to 20 times more often than males. In short, Dr. Rona opens our eyes to the many causes and treatment of this complex condition and does so while offering concrete hope for its sufferers.

For more information on Fighting Fibromyalgia by Zoltan Rona, MD, MSc, or any of the other Natural Health Guides, please contact your local health food store or call alive Books at 1-800-663-6513.

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