From Library Journal
Wittenberg is a registered nurse who maintains a private practice as a healer and teacher. Her own battle with environmental illness (EI) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) led to her exploration of these poorly understood conditions affecting millions of people. She takes a holistic approach to the causes of and treatments for EI/CFS and emphasizes the multiple causative factors of genetics, dietary regimens, environmental exposures, viruses, mental health, and lifestyle. Treatment options discussed range from traditional prescriptions for drugs to alternative therapies such as reiki. Each chapter concludes with a brief summary and endnotes. Appendixes list resources and possible excitants; a recommended reading list and glossary are also included. Written to encourage and empower those who have EI and CFS, as well as to educate health practitioners and family members, this work is a welcome addition to consumer health or alternative medicine collections where there is demand for information on EI/CFS.?Dixie Jones, Lousiana State Univ. Medical Ctr., Lib., Shreveport
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Those suffering from environmental illness or chronic fatigue syndrome receive a manual of self-care which tells how to identify environmental allergic reactions and how to avoid toxic and damaging substances in the environment. Chapters survey relationships between diet and immune functions and tell how to support the body's recovery process. -- Midwest Book Review