How to Eliminate Pain and Extend Your Life

I will be the first to agree that my choices in books are a little bizarre. Several months ago I was absorbed in a compendious tome on the subject of Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright. I do however have an excuse, when I was young I learned to read, these days I read to learn. There are few subjects that I will turn away from.

My father died in 1996, and in his latter years the word Gout was frequently used. As a young man I knew it only by the British slang term ‘Port Wine Disease’. The connotation was that rich food and wine were the prime motivators of this painful condition. It was also referred to as a disease of the rich. The mere working man could not afford to eat and drink the extravagant fare that caused the onslaught of pain.

My father was far from being a rich man, but he did indeed enjoy good food and drink.

This is the second book from Manny Barling and his wife Ashley Brooks. The first one discussed how diet can assist in the management of a number of chronic problems including Arthritis, Gout, Crohn’s, IBD and IBS.

This second book is a companion volume and explores the world of the related health issues and the treatment options. I will not mislead you, this is not a book for light bedtime reading. It has been created as a reference work, and likely is the most in-depth book you can find on the subject while still being able to understand the text.

As with many subjects, to understand what is happening today, one has to delve into the past. Manny and Ashley do a wonderful job of explaining the history of Arthritis, a story that astounded me. It may well be the oldest malady on the planet, Dinosaur fossils have been found that show the classic joint inflammations.

An early pain killing remedy was found in Willow Bark, There seemed to be a substance within the bark that could ease the condition. This was the very beginning of we now call the drug Aspirin.

I will be the first to admit that this book and the companion book Mannie’s Diet and Enzyme Formula are not designed as light bedtime reading. They are the result of many years of diligent research into these medical conditions. Conditions that seem to be escalating in the modern world. It at first seems an anathema that with the wonderful medical advances that we read about almost daily, health of the population is declining.

Manny Barling and Ashley Brooks do put forward a very convincing argument as to the reason for this seemingly contradictory situation. It is in part due to the foods we eat. As the world, and indeed our lives become increasingly busy, we spend less time seeking out real nourishment preferring to sate our appetite with fast foods and processed items from our local supermarket.

Just go to your stash of canned items in your kitchen, pick one at random and read the ingredients. Where did they all come from? What are all of these chemicals? Why do we need them?

I can not remember where I picked up this quote, but it sums it up so well:

Don’t eat anything you can’t pronounce!

But, do not despair, there are steps that everyone can take. There are few Arthritis, Gout, Crohn’s, and other related sufferers that do not seek a pain free life. It is possible, but it comes at a price. You will have to make some lifestyle changes. Manny Barling and Ashley Brooks are the people to give you that power.

I must reiterate, this is not a book titled “Pain Free For Dummies”, this is a very serious and well thought out work. If you suffer from Arthritis, Inflammation, Gout, Crohn’s, IBD, or IBS and want to improve your quality of life this is the book for you. It is not designed to replace modern drugs, rather a way that you can more effectively benefit from them.

You can order your copy from Amazon by using the link above.

Simon Barrett

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