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Too Young to Feel Old: The Arthritis Doctor's 28 Day Formula for Pain Free Living
     

Too Young to Feel Old: The Arthritis Doctor's 28 Day Formula for Pain Free Living

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by Richard Blau, E. A. Tremblay
 

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Nearly 43 million Americans suffer with joint pain, and that pain dominates their lives. But even the oldest among us are far too young to feel this way and, in fact, you don't need to live like this. In Too Young to Feel Old, leading rheumatologist Dr. Richard Blau shows you what you can do to get instant relief.With a straightforward Arthritis Doctor&

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Nearly 43 million Americans suffer with joint pain, and that pain dominates their lives. But even the oldest among us are far too young to feel this way and, in fact, you don't need to live like this. In Too Young to Feel Old, leading rheumatologist Dr. Richard Blau shows you what you can do to get instant relief.With a straightforward Arthritis Doctor's Questionnaire that simulates a visit to a rheumatologist's office, you can determine the severity of your condition. From there, you will be able to personalize a 28-day program to help you reduce inflammation, maintain your range of motion, and decrease arthritic pain through one of the newest, most effective approaches known to modern science.The 28-day program provides you with: A four-week menu plan with nearly 100 delicious recipes that not only reduce common arthritis symptoms but also help you lose weight Step-by-step illustrations guiding you through simple exercises that reduce joint pain and stiffness, strengthen muscles, and improve flexibility and endurance A rundown of the latest breakthroughs in arthritis research, common treatments, and little-known alternative therapies Everything you need to know about sizing up arthritis doctors, from finding the right one to knowing what you should ask to get the information you need Whether you are aching with osteoarthritis or suffering with the inflammation and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, Too Young to Feel Old can help you break out of a cycle of pain and into a life that is pain free.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Blau (director, Arthritis Inst. of Long Island; founding fellow, American Coll. of Rheumatology) has written this book for those suffering from the various forms ofarthritis. He puts forward no magic remedies or silver bullets; instead, he lays out a four-week program designed to alleviate some of the pain associated with arthritis. Blau cautions readers to be skeptical of information they find online touting the value of unproven therapies like glucosamine, copper bracelets, and bee-sting therapy. He offers as alternatives links to reliable site information (e.g., the Arthritis Fdn.) and a series of gentle, purpose-specific exercises (e.g., for wrist strengthening) graded for level of difficulty and including instructional photos. He pairs these exercises with common effective medications, dietary recommendations (e.g., more calcium, fewer refined carbs), and recipes. Blau claims that following both the diet and exercise regimes he espouses will help improve flexibility and reduce weight, therefore quieting symptoms. And, indeed, his advice seems sensible; the menu plans and exercises, beneficial. Purchase this enjoyable book for a general library collection, and perhaps place one copy in the health and wellness section and another with the cookbooks.
—Elyse Pike

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738211152
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
876,605
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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What People are Saying About This

Sherrie Glasser
Too Young to Feel Old is the light at the end of the tunnel for people with arthritis. It offers fun and creative ways to modify your lifestyle while easing the aches and pains we all face over the age of 30! (Sherrie Glasser, M.S., P.T., owner and director, Metropolitan Physical & Aquatic Therapy)
Faye Grand
Too Young to Feel Old is an easy to read yet profoundly impacting book that provides a path to younger living-a life free of pain and relief from the stress and exhaustion of daily chronic pain. This book will provide relief for thousands of readers and bring them closer to obtaining the joy and quality of life they profoundly seek. A must read for older adults, baby boomers, and those who love them. (Faye Grand, OTR/L, CHT, certified hand therapist, the Faye Grand Hand Therapy Center)
Rodanthi C. Kitridou
Full of invaluable information on the two most common forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Too Young to Feel Old is an optimistic book that empowers the patient by giving her/him tips about exercise, healthy eating-with mouthwatering recipes-and the rationale of treatment. The exercise descriptions are accompanied by excellent photographs, and the section on causes and mechanisms of OA and RA is interesting and very comprehensible. (Rodanthi C. Kitridou, M.D., F.A.C.P., M.A.C.R., Professor Emerita of Medicine (Rheumatology), University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine)
Michael R. Dubin
Dr. Blau writes a comprehensive review of the common arthritides. While geared for the patient, there is much practical information for the non-rheumatologist practicing physician, specifically regarding complimentary treatments. The book is interesting, easy to read, and practical, being sprinkled with patient vignettes and useful tips for the afflicted. A screening Arthritis Doctor's Questionnaire as well as comprehensive exercises and mouth-watering diets make Too Young to Feel Old particularly appealing. (Michael R. Dubin, M.D., F.A.C.P., associate professor of medicine, Stony Brook University, and past chairman, Department of Medicine, Community Hospital, Glen Clove, New York)
Ronald L. Kaufman
Dr. Blau, a board certified rheumatologist, has written an exciting and illuminating book that integrates his scientific understanding and expertise of rheumatology with lessons he has learned from his patients. Written in an easy to read manner, Too Young to Feel Old provides information about the basis of arthritis along with medical, physical, and common treatments that have proven to be effective. This book will prove to be a useful reference to the patients and families affected by arthritis conditions. (Ronald L. Kaufman, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., Professor of Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Chief Medical Officer, Tenet California)

Meet the Author


Richard H. Blau, M.D., F.A.C.R. is the Director of The Arthritis Institute of Long Island and a Founding Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He practices in Hicksville, New York. E. A. Tremblay is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health and self-help books. He lives in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

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