Anger can ruin relationships. People know physical issues can affect one's temper, such as being hungry (hangry) or lacking sleep. However, low sugar levels don't always translate to hunger but can cause explosive anger. We learn much of our anger, but there is danger afoot when you combine poor anger control with the many physical problems that contribute.
Like my depression book, I cite the most critical physical problems (low blood sugar, seizures, etc.) that contribute to temper problems. Most folks don't understand how important these factors are.
My interest in physical issues causing anger arose because I suffered from low sugar levels, which made me a nasty person at times. I couldn't understand why I'd get so angry. My wife picked up on it because I was back to good ol' Dave within minutes after I ate. I changed my diet, and my life changed (as did hers). I provide real-life examples from my many years of counseling, which I hope will help you control your temper.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)
I was fortunate to discover how to treat this horrible disease. It wasn't because I was so clever—I put together a couple of medical articles I had read. After applying this knowledge to a hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) case where a 5'4" woman had dropped from 124 pounds to 82 pounds at five months, I wanted to tell others. Unfortunately, marketing in 1988 was expensive, but that all changed with the Internet.
The approach is surprisingly natural and straightforward and based on science. I cite over 100 medical journal articles to back up my claim, so it's not just my idea. And the technique immediately stops all those nasty issues connected with hyperemesis gravidarum—problems like nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, dehydration—no need for hospitalization, PICC lines, infusions, etc.
Here's hoping many patients find relief and their doctors learn how it works.
The migraine book should be out in February.
This book is for migraineurs who suffer from ‘migraines with aura.’ It’s NOT for those with common migraines. The typical aura is a zigzagged, fluctuating line that starts in the middle of the visual field and moves to the periphery until it disappears. The aura is annoying, like flickering fluorescent lights. What’s worse is, after the aura fades, the migraine headache attacks, which can make you feel horrible for 24-48 hours.
I got the aura one day and thought, “I’m going to try something.” I did, and avoided the headache. Perhaps it was luck or the placebo effect, so I tried it the next time the aura hit. Same result—no migraine. That was in 1992 and, since then, I haven’t had one.
I shared the technique with many of my students and counselees, who enjoyed unbelievable success. The method is simple, and I’m now able to help others via this book.
Best wishes for a migraine-free life.
My Ph.D. is in psychology, but when I got a severe bout of depression from the flu, I realized medical problems can make you incredibly depressed. That started me searching for other medical issues that can cause depression and other so-called ‘mental problems.’ Most people aren’t aware of the connection—I certainly wasn’t. People think if it’s a psychological problem, there’s a psychological cause and treatment. Not always. Health issues can produce severe mental complications.
In my counseling career, I discovered many of my clients suffered from medical problems which were causing or contributing to their depression, anxiety, etc. That led me to give seminars entitled, The Good News About Depression. Shortly after that, a psychiatric hospital hired me, where I continued therapy work and seminar presentations. This book fulfills a need to educate the reader to look for medical causes of their mental issues. It’s written in an easy-going style and supplies real-life cases.