Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Blue Ribbon Campaign Book List (first draft)

Blue Ribbon Campaign Recommended Book List
by @perpetualspiral (a work in progress - me and the list!)

Living With Me by Charles Shepherd
http://www.amazon.ca/Living-Me-Charles-Shepherd/dp/0091816793/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241086542&sr=1-2

Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia by Russell Howe, Alan Logan, Alison Bested
http://www.amazon.com/Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome-Fibromyalgia-Second/dp/1581826702/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242195288&sr=1-1

note: this is the personal recommendation of Blue Ribbon Army member @perpetualspiral for anyone suffering from fatigue.


Beyond Chaos: One Man's Journey Alongside His Chronically Ill Wife by Gregg Piburn
http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Chaos-Journey-Alongside-Chronically/dp/091242320X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241448430&sr=8-2


You Don't LOOK Sick!: Living Well With Invisible Chronic Illness by Joy H. Selak Steven S. Overman
http://www.amazon.com/You-Dont-LOOK-Sick-Invisible/dp/0789024489/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241448579&sr=1-1


Parting the Fog: The Personal Side of Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Sue Jones
http://www.amazon.ca/Parting-Fog-Personal-Fibromyalgia-Syndrome/dp/0971217505/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241487523&sr=8-2


Recovery from CFS: 50 Personal Stories by Alex Barton
http://www.amazon.com/Recovery-CFS-50-Personal-Stories/dp/1434363589/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242196933&sr=1-1


From Fatigued to Fantastic by Jacob Teitelbaum
http://www.amazon.com/Fatigued-Fantastic-Jacob-Teitelbaum/dp/1583332898/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242197076&sr=1-4


Defeat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: You Don't Have to Live with It -- An Eight Step Protocol by Martha E. Kilcoyne
http://www.amazon.com/Defeat-Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome-Protocol/dp/0979476933/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242197076&sr=1-6


The Clinical and Scientific Basis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis--Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Jay A. Goldstein, Byron M. Hyde , P. H. Levine (Editors) Nightingale Research Foundation (Coroporate Author)
http://www.amazon.com/Clinical-Scientific-Myalgic-Encephalomyelitis-Chronic-Syndrome/dp/0969566204/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242197670&sr=1-1


Knowing Me: Women Speak about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Caeia March (Editor)
http://www.amazon.com/Knowing-Me-Myalgic-Encephalomyelitis-Syndrome/dp/0704345390/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242197670&sr=1-8


Living Well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know by Mary J. Shomon
http://www.amazon.com/Living-Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome-Fibromyalgia/dp/0060521252/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242198032&sr=1-2


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Other Invisible Illnesses by Katrina Berne, Robert M. Bennett, Daniel L. Peterson
http://www.amazon.com/Chronic-Syndrome-Fibromyalgia-Invisible-Illnesses/dp/0897932803/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242198032&sr=1-3


Explaining 'Unexplained Illnesses': Disease Paradigm for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Gulf War Syndrome by Martin L. Pall
http://www.amazon.com/Explaining-Unexplained-Illnesses-Fibromyalgia-Post-Traumatic/dp/0789023881/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242198032&sr=1-8

Reviving the Broken Marionette: Treatments for Cfs/Me and Fibromyalgia by Maija Haavisto
http://www.amazon.ca/Reviving-Broken-Marionette-Treatments-Fibromyalgia/dp/1409203352/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241162524&sr=8-1


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Your Natural Guide to Healing with Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Exercise, and Other Natural Methods by Michael T. Murray N.D.
http://www.amazon.com/Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome-Vitamins-Minerals/dp/1559584904/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242198696&sr=1-5


Addendum:
I would also like to recommend the following book, however, with this note. The term "stress-related disorder" is a very controversial one, and one that the CFS/ME community does not like because it can seem to imply 'mental illness', and a misunderstanding of "stress" in the general population as not being a significant cause of disease. However, long-term stress is severely damaging to the body, and in my case, I believe it was a causal factor in the development (and duration) of my fibro/CFS. In addition, I that feel a thorough understanding of stress, as is given in this excellent book, is a necessary tool for anyone attempting to cope with CFS/ME, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety and other disorders that are affected by overstimulation and stress. This is one of my favourite books in the world.

Undoing Perpetual Stress: The Missing Connection Between Depression, Anxiety and 21st Century Illness by Richard O'Connor
http://www.amazon.com/Undoing-Perpetual-Stress-Connection-Depression/dp/0425207692/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242201227&sr=1-1






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