Diabetes and Cancer – How to Manage it by Jeffery O. Eastman is a self-help book that provides straightforward advice on managing your health and starting the healing process from progressive diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Eastman shares his experience coming from a family with a long history of chronic illness and what it’s like to make funeral plans after his father was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 66 when he was given just a few months to live. As they prepare for the inevitable, Eastman’s father makes significant changes to his diet and lifestyle, which changes everything. As a result of modifying his food choices, he continued to live for many years following the diagnosis.
As a diabetic, Eastman details how the lesser-known “Dawn Phenomenon” can impact A1C levels, which helps reduce health-related problems associated with this illness. Providing advice and experience as someone personally affected by diabetes, the author incorporates a healthier eating regime and other changes during the pandemic, which he details in the book. He argues that while certain drugs and medical treatments may appear positive, his personal experience with nutritional changes and improvements is superior, given the lack of thorough health care available for most people. While some of Eastman’s views on conventional medicine may appear controversial, including his criticism of the standard food pyramid, he maintains a consistent and confident view that sticking with nutrients that detoxify your system, which help prevent insulin resistance, is best. Eastman strongly supports intermittent fasting as a way to improve the quality of life, even after a diagnosis.
I admire the author’s dedication to the importance of health, especially considering how widespread diabetes and other chronic conditions have become and how improving one’s diet can significantly improve your prognosis. I recommend Diabetes and Cancer – How to Manage for the author’s honest and sincere approach and how he uses an easy guide based on scientific findings to support his method for nutritional improvements to fight disease.
Pages: 76 | ASIN: B09TPL6MH7
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Type One Determination is a memoir and self-help book written to help those with Type 1 Diabetes understand their bodies better and help them gain control over their health. Why was this an important book for you to write?
I grew up in a rigid healthcare system and I found a way to thrive outside of it with personalized knowledge and stepping up my self-sufficiency game. Diabetes is a unique disease that can change how a person feels about their body and their future overnight. I had a rough start diagnosed as a kid with big responsibilities weighed down by a bad attitude. My experiences are a testament to what we face but also what we are capable of because of our daily challenges. By embracing diabetes, I found the missing ingredients that drove me to take ownership over my life. In the book, I provide tips and tools that can open up the possibilities for people living with diabetes, their families, and inspire diabetes professionals to become more effective educators.
What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?
Nutrition and exercise are complex subjects in diabetes and I wanted to master a method of action to improve my health. Along the way, I realized that if I didn’t change my attitude and thinking to an optimistic mindset, I would be stuck in the unhealthy cycle that I was in. I needed to find who I was under the stigma and unmotivating advice that didn’t fit, and start making better decisions. Diabetes runs deep emotionally, requiring extra mental and spiritual care. These factors became important in my self-discovery and crucial elements to uplift.
What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given you when you were younger?
The realization that I had to become the person I needed most when I was a teen is how I became a fitness instructor and diabetes educator. Even then, I’m not sure my angry young self would listen to this positive older me! If I was willing to listen, operative words could’ve helped me channel my frustration into a positive direction. I did not want to hear that someday, everything would be okay; I needed encouragement to believe that I could be more than a kid with diabetes and feel confident that an intelligent warrior woman was inside of me.
Another idea: “Ride your bike hard. NOW!” Might have worked.
What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your story?
Through nutrition, exercise, and attitude, life with diabetes can be upgraded far beyond the historic perception of a sad diagnosis. It is up to us to choose a path of perseverance through knowledge, courage, and ironlike determination.
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Embrace Grace is an impassioned memoir that shares your struggles and triumphs and shows how you established McCain Whole Health Care. Why was this an important book for you to write?
In a world divided by opinions, stories offer a way to look at common human experiences and bind us together at the heart level. Physicians are feeling burned out, patients are feeling disconnected from physicians, and the COVID pandemic exacerbated feelings of isolation and frustration for everyone. I have been on a personal journey of healing that opened opportunities to create a new way of offering medicine that was transformative for me. I was hopeful that by sharing my story of struggle and service, I could contribute to the healing of the healthcare system and those who participate in it.
I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?
The hardest thing for me to write about was love. As a physician, it felt extremely vulnerable to share my feelings and fears, rather than evidence-based medicine. However, in order to offer holistic healthcare and meet people where they are, I had to be comfortable speaking with others at the mind-heart-body-soul levels. By doing so, I learned about the power of vulnerability.
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone who is struggling to enact change in their life?
It’s too hard to do it alone, and you don’t have to! I recommend gathering, over time, a healing tribe of at least 12 people (professional mind-heart-body-soul providers) who can be nonjudgmental mirrors to all the paradoxical parts of you. Twelve is a large number, and I speak to the specifics of that in the book. These people can hold a safe space for you while you are discerning who you are being as you are doing. Are you being true to yourself or your ego? Are you acting out of love or fear?
What is one thing you hope readers take away from your story?
Life is about participation, not perfection. We are asked to offer our gifts to the world as an act of love. Love is messy and imperfect. It also inspires us to creative action, rather than keeping us frozen with the fear. Love asks us to continue opening our hearts to ourselves and others until we recognize that we are all one in the work of love. Takeaway? Open your heart. Embrace grace!
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The Making of a Physician is a captivating autobiography written by Harry L. Graber, M.D. F.A.C.C.. In his book the author addresses why he chose his career and the people that influenced and shaped his career today. Graber makes an interesting connection between these choices and our DNA, exploring the nature vs. nurture debate, coming to the conclusion that he was meant to become a physician.
In his journey to retirement Graber describes interactions he had with patients that shaped his career outlook. In addition to his own story, he also includes interesting anecdotes from doctors that he knows, providing their perspective on the central question; ‘are you satisfied with your career choices’?
This fascinating biography will be incredibly helpful and insightful for any student of medicine, or anyone beginning their career in that field. Graber details many reasons why he chose the medical field and the fulfilling nature of becoming a doctor. This book will also be beneficial for jaded doctors, as the author gives them reasons to continue with their practice, showing them just how much they contribute to society.
I also this think is a fantastic book for anyone who is looking for a detailed and compelling look at someone that has built a substantial career. Graber provides readers who are not in the medical field an inside look from a doctor’s perspective, allowing the reader to better understand physicians and the sacrifices they go through. The author is straightforward with his stories, not using much medical terminology to confuse his readers, which makes this story easy to read and accessible to a wide audience.
The Making of a Physician: This Was My Calling is a enlightening memoir that explores a fascinating concept on the influences in our lives and how they shape up.
Pages: 202 | ASIN: B0794TYLT6
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Is your Work-Life Balance out of whack? Are you feeling too tired to care? Are you ready to move out of survival mode and into thriving, regardless of chaos and uncertainty?
Read true stories about the price we pay when sacrificing Work-life Balance for other priorities. Yet told here are solutions found in courageous conversations that began as a small rural grassroots movement,now part of the Action Collaborative for Clinician Well-Being and Resilience led by the National Academy of Medicine.
- Written from the perspective of those on the front lines of the opioid overdose epidemic and current and nbsp;pandemic.
- Our work is hard, and measuring change is difficult.
- Those factors inevitably lead us to question our work, especially when; improvement is slow and difficult to see.
Self-care is Health Care.
- It is not selfish as too many providers think, but essential.
- We can all learn, strengthen, or tweak our own self-care.
This book is a testimony of how it is possible to find and keep a balance between work and life without burning out and make it for the long haul. In this completely Comprehensive Guide, you will learn about Compassion Satisfaction, why it is vital for keeping burnout at bay, gain access to a wealth of information and resources not only for you as an individual but also for organizations and leaders for building work culture norms that value self-care.
You will find in this book:
✓ How to identify your source of Compassion Satisfaction
✓ Learn HomeBase as an evidence-informed 4-step process to
✓ Build your Resilience Capacity
✓ Reflection activities in each chapter to deepen this connection
✓ Review why self-care is an ethical mandate in all health care and human service practices
✓ Explore work culture solutions including the Quadruple Aim
✓ How to improve patient care by Promoting Provider Well-Being
✓ Step-by-step instructions for how to join this national movement
Bonus: An Action Guide Workbook with a robust resource list and the full Transcripts of the True Stories and Interviews.
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Telehealth usage or Telemedicine services have had a significant rise due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. However, is the rise in Telehealth usage just a matter of time, for only those in developed countries, or does remote healthcare delivery via developed modalities hold the promise of bringing reliable, pocket-friendly medical care to a large number of neglected people in the emerging countries? In Telemedicine Services, the author comes up with an explanation for this question, examining the inefficiencies of the healthcare system, with a focus on Africa, Haiti, and the US Virgin Islands, the three worst-affected regions. To make the authorities and the general public aware of the potential benefits of telemedicine technology as the future of health care, the author has presented a comprehensive and well-researched argument.
Presented in seven chapters, the first chapter of the book discusses the deplorable state of healthcare services across Africa, Haiti, and the U.S Virgin Islands, pointing out the numerous internal loopholes within the healthcare system, as well as how reliable telepath technology can streamline health care in these regions. The second chapter examines the title of the book, Telemedicine, which encompasses several aspects of the term. Throughout the rest of the book, the author addresses telemedicine technology adoption, the all-important preparation, ensuing challenges and risks, and the future of telemedicine. As an expert international consultant in public health surveillance and a communicable disease specialist, a healthcare administrator, and a community health coordinator for more than ten years, author Hugues Fidele Batsielilit’s vast experience in the healthcare field strengthens his arguments for the efficiency and potential of Telemedicine Services. Telemedicine Services being the first book authored by him, A COVID-19 Africa, Haiti, And The U.S Virgin Islands: The Response, the Aftermath, & Future Projections, his second book, is his other endeavor for the uplift and welfare of people in these regions. With factual data and well-supported opinions and recommendations, the book seems promising. It is balanced and unbiased. I find the description of Telemedicine and its module explicitly informative, and the description of its sub-specialties was something novel to me.
While the book was well researched and provides readers with enlightening content, I felt that the arrangement of the chapters could have been organized in a way to slowly provide information in bits rather than in large chunks.
Telemedicine Services attributes the current inaccessibility of Telehealth technology to the government, the administration of emerging countries, corruption, the lack of adequate legislation, and the lack of efforts on the part of many departments with the onus of uplifting viable access to Telehealthcare facilities. It promotes the idea of coming out as a conscious and alert individual, observing and advancing Telemedicine services as the future of health. I recommend it to those who wish to gain a broad perspective on the different aspects of telemedicine, and the prospective future of the healthcare system.
Pages: 264 | ASIN: B09BKDMFJQ
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Pies to Die For is a how-to for those dealing with terminal diseases. Carole Weaver was first diagnosed with metastatic cancer in 2016, two days before she was about to see her grandson Mac Weaver for the first time. In the book, she talks about how she has been dealing with her disease. The book is not just about how to deal with the disease, how to have a semblance of an everyday life, but rather how to have a vibrant one, regardless of how big or small the disease is. She shares several incidents from her own life and the work of her husband, Ken, who creates appraisals for those who have lost art through death, debt, divorce, or disaster. The book is influenced by his profession and talks about the beauty and importance of art in one’s life, stage four cancer or not.
The book explores common issues that people tend to face, like pain, depression, panic attacks, and lesser dealt with topics such as intimacy problems, information overload etc. It provides unique insights into the life and struggles of those dealing with terminal diseases and thus is helpful for those wishing to overcome related issues, people who might have just received their news and are scared of the uncertainty the lies beyond, or friends and family who want to help and understand better.
The best part about the book is that it is a true to the soul, first-hand account of someone battling cancer. More often than not, we see self-help gurus, psychologists, and doctors publishing books on how to deal with cancer and other terminal diseases. However, no matter their expertise in their fields, they have no idea what a survivor deals with. Pies to Die For is an authentic, relatable, and touching first-hand account.
I also appreciated the appendix, which gives a quick go-to for dealing with a bad day. The book also gives you questions to ask in a group discussion. This is a complete guide answering questions and providing information that is not provided in the endless doctor appointments. This book tells you how to live a vibrant life and not just survive post-diagnosis.
Pies to Die For is an impassioned story that bares insight into a survivor’s life and provides tools to make their life full of joyous moments to remember. It provides actionable advice for dealing with your diagnosis and the life after that, even the things that you didn’t know you needed. This is an inspirational book that makes you appreciate your life, no matter how long or short, or how hard or easy.
Pages: 141 | ASIN: B092MCDBC3
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Jason needs immediate medical attention, and he wants it without any strings attached or any obstacles. Is that really too much to ask? His wife’s career in health services should be enough to get him in and seen quickly, but things aren’t going quite as smoothly as he had hoped. At literally every turn on his way to the hospital, Jason encounters one hindrance after another. In addition to the delays, Jason hears nothing but negativity regarding his impending hospital visit–the odds, he is told, aren’t good that he will come out alive. Should Jason believe them, or should he forge ahead?
Health Reformation: Murder, Medicine and Rehab in the Age of Pandemics, by J.N. de Bedout, sounds like a true crime novel but ends up be a very enlightening read. The author has created a startling representation of a future in which pandemics have ravaged the world and devastated the healthcare system in more ways than one. For every advancement in technology and communication, there are at least a dozen pitfalls.
Throughout J.N. de Bedout’s work, readers will find frighteningly accurate portrayals of telemedicine visits gone wrong, technical glitches that make it virtually impossible to receive an accurate diagnosis, and a society where machines rule. Jason, one of the book’s main characters, is all of us. His frustration is real, and it is very relatable. The fear of not being able to make oneself understood to health care providers can be all-consuming. As Jason battles to simply share his symptoms and explain himself, readers will feel his agony.
Time and time again, J.N. de Bedout hits home with substantive references to healthcare. Health insurance, the availability of quality care, and timely treatments are on the minds of most readers. The topic of pandemics and the ways in which they impact society makes this a poignant read even though it falls into the thriller category.
Health Reformation: Murder, Medicine and Rehab in the Age of Pandemics will have readers feel every ounce of the mental exhaustion experienced by Jason. The author has done a fantastic job of taking readers on a journey into the future while at the same time pulling them into a thrilling plot. I recommend J.N. de Bedout’s work to anyone looking for a especially timely medical thrill ride.
Pages: 172 | ASIN: B08NH13RXB
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