Even though the launch for Good News For People With Bad News was just last week, the book has already received real praise, congratulations and heartfelt comments:
“Congratulations, Nyema! I’m in the middle of it and really enjoying it.”
“I could see by looking around at the gathering of people at the launch, how moved everybody was and they all understood the drive and passion fueling the project: People need to be able to make choices.”
“A terrific book. Loved it.”
“It’s a wonderfully provocative book that opens up many new possibilities for people faced with a health crisis,” from the Foreword by Doctor Ian Gawler.
So why are people loving this book by author Nyema Hermiston? It seems to touch something in all of us because, at some stage in our life, we have heard of someone who has had a BIG diagnosis. Someone who has been through the shock of hearing: “I’m sorry, there’s nothing more we can do for you…”
If this is what your doctor tells you, what do you do? Do you go home, get your affairs in order and try to enjoy what life you have left? Do you really believe that there are no other treatment options?
This book is based on live interviews with men and women who tell in their own words, stories of how they managed debilitating or life-threatening diseases, ranging from autoimmune disease, cancer, severe allergies and pain. These brave survivors dared to look beyond conventional treatment, taking their lives in their own hands. With knowledge and insight, their accounts of recovery open up a world of treatment options, making this book a must for anyone faced with a serious diagnosis.
The author, Nyema Hermiston decided to inform as many people as possible about treatment options that may help them when they have exhausted all medical options. Far from being unproven therapies, what her book, Good News for People with Bad News reveals is that there are little known scientifically proven medical therapies for a range of serious problems, that most people do not benefit from, simply because they are unknown to them – and their doctors.
Good News for People with Bad News contains 43 recovery stories and links to treatments for allergies, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, antibiotic resistant superbug MRSA, autism spectrum disorders, a range of different cancers, including pancreatic cancer, connective tissue disease, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, heart disease, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cirrhosis, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, chronic pain and more.
Knowledge is power, so this book enables people with serious illness who are looking for health solutions, to look further. The stories reveal intelligent, gutsy people who found confidence to step outside the treatment square to find a therapy or therapies that would eventually help them. From the introduction to the book: “When one considers the vast resources of science and medicine, it is a cruel irony that people with serious illness are often left to make life-changing decisions regarding their healthcare alone.”
Their stories are inspiring.
Nyema Hermiston, author of Good News For People With Bad News
Nyema Hermiston worked as a Registered Nurse in New Zealand, England and Australia, then trained as a naturopath. She has been in practice as a natural therapist in Sydney and the Southern Highlands of New South Wales since the early 1990s. She has a keen interest in public health and has written articles on this topic in the Southern Highlands News and contributed to national journals in Australia since 1998, including WellBeing magazine. She has co-authored and edited practitioner texts and treatment manuals, including Treat Your Child Yourself – A Parent’s Guide to Drug-Free Solutions for Common Complaints.
Doctor Ian Gawler, author of the Foreword to Good News For People With Bad News
Doctor Ian Gawler has played a major role in pioneering and popularising meditation and other mind-body techniques in the Western world. He is a long term cancer survivor and he co-founded the world’s first lifestyle-based cancer and multiple sclerosis self-help groups. He has authored many books including: You Can Conquer Cancer and he is a powerful advocate of leading a healthy lifestyle. He has a gift for combining his years of experience with ancient wisdom and scientific research into a modern practical context.
Ian tells us: “In Tibet, there is a traditional saying: An old patient is more useful than a new doctor. This is not to be unkind to Doctors, or to the medicine of our day. Both have so many good things on offer. No, what is being spoken of here is the power of free-thinking and the power of shared experience.”
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