New book offers wellness solutions for fibromyalgia patients
12/6/2013
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Patients suffering from fibromyalgia now have a new resource to help improve the quality of their life
Friday, December 6, 2013
by: Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Section: Nutrition




The Complete Fibromyalgia Healthy, Diet Guide and Cookbookwas recently published and includes tools and recipes designed to help patients on the road to improvement and recovery.

In 2010, an estimated 438,900 Canadians were diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM). The book, authored by Louise McCrindle, B.Sc., (Hons), ND and Alison Bested, MD, FRCPC, provides support for a condition that is often misunderstood and untreated.

This book was written to offer hope and support, to let patients suffering know that they are not alone and that this is not all in their heads. It provides useful and practical tools, as well as recipes to help better manage and treat fibromyalgia. Despite the high prevalence of FM, there is still relatively little support and understanding out there – this book hopes to address this gap taking an integrated approach to health. If you or someone you know is struggling with FM – this book was written for you.

The book helps people understand what fibromyalgia is, its causes and diagnosis, provides details on how to manage the condition using conventional and complementary therapies. It highlights the importance of diet and provides 100 recipes to help manage symptoms.
For more information on The Complete Fibromyalgia Healthy, Diet Guide and Cookbook, visit www.robertrose.ca.

About the Authors
Alison Bested is a hematological pathologist by training who has devoted the last 20 years of her practice to treating patients with fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple chemical sensitivities.  She was recently appointed the Medical Director of the Complex Chronic Disease Program at BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver.
Louise McCrindle is a naturopathic doctor and currently supervises the chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia specialty shift at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the teaching clinic at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.  The shift which began in May, 2012 runs every Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) is Canada's premier institute for education and research in naturopathic medicine. CCNM offers a rigorous four-year, full-time doctor of naturopathic medicine program. The College educates, develops and trains naturopathic doctors through excellence in health education, clinical services and research that integrate mind, body and spirit.

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary health-care practitioners. Interns at CCNM's Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic improve their patients' health by identifying and treating the underlying causes of illness, integrating acupuncture/Asian medicine, botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathic medicine, hydrotherapy/massage and lifestyle counselling.

For more information or to book an appointment at the RSNC call 416-498-9763.
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