Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Doctors, Autoimmune Disorders, Prognosis, Research, History, and More!
List of chapters included in the book
What is Guillain-Barre Syndrome?
Causes of the Disease
Diagnosis and Prognosis
Diet for Autoimmune Disease
Frequently Asked Questions
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Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Facts & Information
Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder that occurs when the immune system starts to attack the body’s peripheral nervous system. This disease is one of many autoimmune diseases that are still poorly understood by doctors and researchers which is what makes it so difficult to diagnose and to deal with. There may not be a cure for this disease but there are numerous treatment options available and research is currently being conducted to discover new therapies. Many people who suffer from Guillain-Barre syndrome feel as though they are losing control over their bodies and over their lives. If you or a loved one suffers from this disease, do yourself a favor and learn everything you can about it. The more you know, the more equipped you will be to combat the condition and that is where this book comes in. Within the pages of this book you will receive a detailed overview of Guillain-Barre syndrome including its symptoms, causes, and related complications as well as risk factors and treatment options. You will also receive an overview of the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), a supportive dietary option to help with the treatment of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. By the time you finish this book you will have a deeper understanding of the condition and you will be better equipped to handle it. Guillain-Barre Syndrome Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Doctors, Autoimmune Disorders, Prognosis, Research, History, and More!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Retired high school biology teacher Frederick Earlstein lives to research. When his only niece was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) at age 14, Earlstein felt helpless. His answer was to start researching the condition and sharing everything he learned with his sister and her family. That project not only resulted in a book on the subject, but also to the successful management of the girl’s condition.
Earlstein applied the same approach to his own minor problems with blood pressure, allergies, and degenerative disc disease. “It’s all about critical mass,” he says. “When the notes on my laptop and those piled up on my actual desktop reach a certain level, I start realizing there’s a book in there somewhere.”
Writing about medical issues in plain English has become Earlstein’s second career. After retiring from his career as an educator, he began looking around for something to occupy his time. “You can only clean out the garage so many times,” he said. “I was trained to be an academic and old habits die hard.”
Now Earlstein works daily in his home office on whatever manuscript he has at hand. He describes the work as the perfect combination of intellectual challenge and self-employment. “I decide what to write about and when to write it,” Earlstein says. “Typically I pick a subject because I know someone who is grappling with the problem and with understanding the information they’re being given.”
A firm believer in the power of informed consent, Earlstein is appalled by how difficult the medical community makes it for the average person to really understand a condition and make good treatment choices. “There’s no reason why this material can’t be presented in plain English,” he says. “You just have to make an effort to really understand what you’re talking about.”
Although Earlstein makes no claims of being a doctor himself, he does feel he has a good role as an interpreter. “I don’t write about any condition until I’ve studied the material and have a good handle on the mechanics of the problem or the illness,” he said. “I’m not shy about calling up a doctor or surgeon and asking questions.”
Recently, when his eye doctor told him he was suffering from eye strain, Earlstein immediately began to research the condition. “I knew I had been staring at the computer a lot,” Earlstein said. “I didn’t know that just getting lightly tinted lenses in my glasses could help. I’m still gathering information and yes, there’s a book in the works.”
When asked if he prefers writing over teaching, Earlstein makes it very clear that in his mind, he’s still a teacher. “I’m just using a different method,” he says. “One where I don’t have to listen to the snores if I put anyone to sleep!”
WHAT READERS SAY
Very informative book. Helps ease my anxiety as this is my second round for GBS. Knowing there are treatment option is comforting. Thanks for the recipes
– Naomi Miller
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