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Simple gift ideas for people with ITP and Autoimmune disorders, or perhaps a nice selection for yourself. These books will make excellent presents and insightful holiday reading. Enjoy.
WOMEN AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE, by Robert G. Lahita
The mysterious ways your body betrays itself. Robert G. Lahita, is the doctor who wrote the textbook on autoimmune disease for medical professionals, as well as a layperson’s book on rheumatoid arthritis. Here he concentrates here on how autoimmune diseases afflict women, who make up 75% of cases nationwide.
A cutting-edge examination of the mysterious world of autoimmune disease—and the new discoveries made daily that may save women’s lives. Through case studies, he reveals the early warning signs, symptoms, diagnostic processes, and the most innovative treatments for all the most common—and many of the less well known—autoimmune diseases. He offers a scientifically sound and sensitive work that is the best resource available to help understand these perplexing and debilitating diseases.
MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR PLATE, by Jess Ainscough
Jess tragically passed away in February of this year and while her BLOG is currently (at the time of writing this post) inactive, there is a lot to be said about her positive message. Jess Ainscough was a warrior of joy, health, positive body image, following you instincts, nurturing your body, and making peace with food.
Her book is a wonderful read with great recipes and an obtainable message. Take care of yourself as best you possibly can with as much information as you have at the time.
LIVING WELL WITH AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE, by Mary J. Shomon
What your doctor doesn’t tell you that you need to know. Much like cancer, having an autoimmune disease puts you at a high risk of developing another. Understanding the underlying immune process can help reverse a patients approach to healing. For Mary J. Shomon, once she changed her approach to her autoimmune disease it changed the way she ate, the vitamins she took and the doctors she visited.
This book is about the relationship between underlying autoimmune dysfunction and natural and alternative therapies.
AGAINST ALL GRAIN, by Danielle Walker
Against all Grain is a beautiful paleo cookbook, with gorgeous photography and an easy to follow layout. Danielle’s BLOG is just as pretty.
The recipes in this book are more sophisticated and complicated than what you will find in most paleo cookbooks. Walker actual allows you to really cook, bake and go through the processes that are lacking in most paleo books which focus on meat and vegetables.
HOW TO HEAL A BRUISE, by Meg Brewster
How to Heal a Bruise includes stories from Meg’s ITP Journey, some of the latest ITP research and advice for living a life with ITP. This book is comprehensive yet easy read; from a person who actually has ITP.
Meg was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia when she was 22 years old and this book answers questions like what is it like to live day to day with ITP? Can I still live my life? What will it feel like now that I have ITP?
AUTOIMMUNE PALEO COOKBOOK, by Mickey Trescott
Research shows there is a clear connection between diet and autoimmune disease, and many, including the author, have used these principles to heal their bodies from these debilitating conditions and their accompanying symptoms.
With the information and recipes in this book, you can embark on this process for yourself–without suffering through bland and tasteless “allergen-free” meals. Instead, with all of the incredible food you will be enjoying, you may forget that you are achieving better wellness!
I QUIT SUGAR CHRISTMAS COOKBOOK, by Sarah Wilson
The I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook offers 70 delicious, sugar-free Christmas recipes. But don’t stress, no matter which hemisphere you live in, we’ve got the perfect recipe ideas for you. From Christmas brunches to summer barbeque ideas, a very veggie Christmas for all the vegetarians out there and even festive cocktails, all your foodie bases will be covered in this friendly, easy-to-use and mouthwatering eBook.