Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a natural way to treat M.E.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome cover By Professor Basant K. Puri

160 pp £19.99

ISBN: 1-905140-00-2

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It is still a widely held belief that ME is ‘all in the mind’, a psychosomatic condition that requires treatment with antidepressants. In this ground-breaking new book you will discover a very different way of looking at ME. Historical and contemporary evidence are combined to show how it is almost certainly a physical, or ‘organic’ condition resulting from viral and other influences that reduce essential chemicals in the body. As such it can be treated, and in a natural way with purely beneficial ‘side-effects’.

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‘It has been awhile since I have been riveted by a genuinely exciting, inspiring scientific tale of discovery that clinically alleviates symptoms of long-sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…so when I received the review by Dr Derek Pheby of Professor Basant Puri’s book…I was intrigued about the promising and significant clinical and objective MRI scan results experienced by sufferers of CFS/ME using specifically formulated essential fatty acids. Professor Puri grippingly relates how his scientific research collaborations regarding the role of essential fatty acids into brain function have led to discoveries such as fatty acid modifications within the brains of CFS/ME sufferers…Professor Puri’s book is a must-read for every sufferer of CFS/ME, as well as all those interested in the biochemistry and function of essential fatty acids, which play huge roles in Depression, ADHD, even the quality and lustre of our skin, nails and hair…’
Dr Sandra Goodman, Editor of Positive Health Magazine

‘Those who wish to try Professor Puri’s approach will find a wealth of detail in this interesting book…There is a sound theoretical basis for anticipating that this approach may produce positive results.’
Dr Derek Pheby, Positive Health Magazine

‘Thanks to Professor Puri’s advice I’ve become far more disciplined and practical about dealing with my ME. More sensible forms of exercise and a renewed emphasis on the best possible EPA supplements.’
David Puttnam

‘Dr Puri maintains that with depleted levels of HUFAs the immune system is unable to combat the original virus and its subsequent spin offs, thus creating the downward spiral so often seen in CFS/ME…His suggestion is that by feeding the patient those HUFAs in a pure form…one provides the body with the ‘fuel’ that it needs to rebuild its own defences and, in due course, repel and reject both the original virus and any subsequent spin off viral or bacterial infections. A compelling argument.’
Foods Matter

‘Professor Puri writes very well. He explains scientific ideas in a way that makes it possible for the general reader to understand and includes interesting asides and personal comments. It is such a relief to be able to read that a consultant in one of our local hospitals thinks ME is a real physical disease.’
OutReach – the newsletter of Network MEsh

‘Thank you, thank you, thank you. I took your advice, bought the book, ordered the VegEPA, came to listen to your talk at Alternatives in Piccadilly, and waited for the results. Within 3 months I felt calmer, within 6 months I was sleeping better, now 15 months on I have so much energy I feel 20 years younger!!!’
Letter to the author

‘For Basant Puri there are four key points describing the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome…The biochemist in me enjoyed his theory…His style is gentle and, refreshingly, he is happy to present a potted only history…[His] name is associated with the publication of nine papers in 2004 and 17 in 2002 so, in his specialist areas (MRI and Neuroscience), he is well and truly peer reviewed… As someone who has chronic fatigue, reading about the latest “cure” always has me wondering “have they got it right this time?”…While I’ll be spitting tacks if a single enzyme is responsible for 10 years of tiredness, it would be lovely, finally knowing, why.’
New Zealand Doctor


Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – a natural way to treat ADHD

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder cover By Professor Basant K. Puri

208 pp £15.99

ISBN: 1-905140-01-0

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A fresh look at ADHD, the controversial condition that is being increasingly diagnosed in children in the developed world and treated with powerful drugs. Professor Basant Puri chronicles the rise of ADHD as a ‘diagnostic entity’, how it has been regarded over the past 100 years and how current treatment with powerful amphetamine-like drugs was found to ‘work’. These drugs may help to reduce the symptoms, but at what long term cost to the individuals concerned? Professor Basant Puri examines the underlying metabolic problems and dietary imbalances that may lead to hyperactive behaviour, and the ways in which these deficiencies can be addressed. He also looks at the conditions that often co-exist with ADHD, especially dyspraxia, which may have a similar root cause. Parents and carers of children with ADHD will find new hope in combating this relentless condition.

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‘An excellent read for anyone interested in ADHD, essential reading for anyone trying to deal with /treat their own or their child's condition.’

Foods Matter, December 2005


Natural Energy

Natural Energy book cover By Professor Basant K. Puri

224 pp £9.99

ISBN: 1-905140-02-9

Extending the principles of treating chronic fatigue with a diet rich in phospho-lipids to the promotion of greater energy in any individual. Modern life styles are blamed for increasing tiredness experienced by the general population but poor diet has a much more significant role to play and there are clear ways to combat this trend and increase personal energy levels

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The Natural Energy Cookbook

The Natural Energy Cookbook cover By Professor Basant K. Puri

Cookery advisor, Sarah Banbery

224 pp £14.99

ISBN: 1-905140-03-7

The practical way to achieve a diet high in phospho-lipids that is also delicious, varied and easy to prepare. Grouped around key ingredients, the book presents tried-and-tested recipes together with weekly menu plans.


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Traditional Medicines
a practical guide to their safer use

By Dr Lakshman Karalliedde

240pp £15.99

ISBN: 1-905140-04-5

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A highly structured compendium, bringing together what is currently known and has been scientifically validated regarding traditional medicines from around the world. Bringing together Chinese, Afro-Caribbean, Unani and Ayurvedic traditional medicines, this book covers the sources of these medicines, their known effects and side-effects, recommended dosages, and precautions.

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Beyond My Control
Suzan Collins

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Selected titles now available from Hammersmith Books Limited

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End of Life gets BMA Book Award

End of Life Care

End of Life“ impressed the judges so much at the BMA Book Awards that they recommended that it be awarded a runner up prize for the BMA Award for the Public Understanding of Science

End of Life award Mary and Judy at the BMA Book Awards

They commented that:
‘’This guide impressed the judges with its practical focus and sympathetic style. Mary Jordan and Judy Carole draw on their own experience as both professional carers and trainers in this field, and as carers of their own loved ones. The book aims to show how to support individuals who are dying and how simultaneously to care for your own psychological and emotional needs as a carer.

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No Added Sugar

Fibi Ward Award

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Fibi’s writing for teenagers like herself with diabetes has been recognized in the BMA Book Awards 2010, with the Young Author’s Award. She received her certificate for No Added Sugar from Professor Averil Mansfield, Chairman of the BMA Board of Science, on 14 September.

Fibi Ward has been highly commended in the Medical Journalists’ Association (MJA) Annual Book Awards

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