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Publisher's Summary

Chronic pain affects more than 8.5 million people in the UK and costs the economy 18 billion pounds a year in lost work days; while an estimated 30%, or up to 70 million people, also suffer in the US, where it’s said to be the most costly health problem. Yet, according to one study, two out of three people say that their medication is not always adequate, while 96% of GPs believe there is significant room for improving treatment. Another survey found that a half to two-thirds of people with chronic pain are less able or unable to exercise, enjoy normal sleep, perform household chores, attend social activities, drive a car, or walk; while a quarter find that relationships with family and friends are strained or broken. Neck pain, back pain, arthritis, allergies and depression are listed as the top five chronic health problems.

This book is the fruit of 15 years research into the link between food sensitivities and chronic pain. It looks at how certain foods may result in inflammation, water retention, oedema, fatigue and muscle weakness, all aggravating the pain. It also suggests a combination of foods which not only reduce the pain but lead to an unparalleled level of health and activity.

Topics covered include:

  • Food as an emotional subject, rooted in culture and habits
  • Parents, children, and food
  • Chronic pain defined
  • What it means to be sensitive, intolerant or allergic to food
  • Stress
  • Role of foods to heal and prevent problems and illnesses
  • Dealing with inflammation, water retention, sleeplessness
  • Recipes to get you started; eating out

©2008 Sheldon Press (P)2011 Summersdale Publishers Ltd

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What a great find for the price!

This was really a fascinated and well-produced audiobook. I have suffered from chronic illness, which has been exacerbated due to my body's inability to take medication. Whenever I tell this to people, they think I am crazy, but the author of this book faced exactly the same problem. I learned immense pieces of information from having listened to this and, most importantly, was infused with a bit of hope during a downtime when I've mostly given up and resigned myself to suffer. For the price, you cannot go wrong in purchasing this book.

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  • Edward
  • Victorville, CA, United States
  • 02-28-13

I Have Chronic, But No Food Allergies

What did you love best about The Chronic Pain Diet Book?

A new approach to chronic pain. Even thought his diet didn't stop my chronic pain, I am eating better.

What other book might you compare The Chronic Pain Diet Book to and why?

Eat To Live, by Joel Fuhman, because Joel Fuhman also has a new approach to Dieting, also.

Have you listened to any of Bob Sinfield’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to any other of Bob Sinfield readings, but he does an excellent job reading this book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Chronic Pain Solve By Diet

Any additional comments?

He makes an excellent point, that one should consider if you have chronic pain.

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  • Grace
  • Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • 02-08-12

Awesome well of knowledge

Where does The Chronic Pain Diet Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

it seems to me that it's among the best I've heard so far. Maybe after Dr. Blaylock's

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Chronic Pain Diet Book?

recipes

What about Bob Sinfield’s performance did you like?

His lovely British accent.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Chronic Pain Diet Book?

The paradigm shift from mainstream

Any additional comments?

Where was this book 20 years ago when we needed it so badly? Why it is not a compulsory lecture in any faculty of medicine?