Review of In Your Hands by Dr. Larry Berkelhammer


I have struggled to cope with chronic illness and I have often felt like healthy living was out of my control as many of you have. From the moment I picked up In Your Hands by Dr. Larry Berkelhammer, I realized that I did not need to feel a loss of control and or that there weren’t enough answers.

There was a time when Dr. Berkelhammer had usual symptoms that no one could explain so he knows firsthand what feels like to be sick and not know why.  Like many of you, he had to continue on with his life despite not feeling well and not having a diagnosis.  In Your Hands narrates the doctor’s journey towards finding answers and trying to maintain a positive attitude so as to feel better physically better along the way.  Eventually Dr. Berkelhammer got a diagnosis but, as reminiscent of this book, that was only a small part in his journey towards healthy wellbeing despite illness.

Dr. Berkelhammer is here to inspire us in kind and nurturing way. He knows we try hard to manage our illnesses and we do so day in and day out so he wants us to make the best use of our coping skills. He also knows that all of this has an effect on self-esteem and can lead to depression and feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. It is hard knowing that there are no cures for our conditions and that we cannot predict our lives day to day.

But Dr. Berkelhammer shows us a different way of living. He does this by gently nudging and encouraging you to think about all the ways in which you can live your life fully.  He uses proven methods to teach you how to take charge of your health and emotions so that you become a master at your own health and wellbeing.

About Larry Berkelhammer, PhD

Larry Berkelhammer, PhD, is an author, educator, speaker, and talk show host whose work focuses on the mind’s impact on health. You can find out more about him at his website.

Larry Berkelhammer, PhD


You can purchase In Your Hands through the following online retailers.

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I did not receive compensation for this review.  I did, however, receive a free copy of the book.

Review of Dr. Susan’s Solutions: The Chronic Fatigue Cure

dr.larkPaperback: 382 pages
Publisher: Womens Wellness Publishing (May 1, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1939013771
ISBN-13: 978-1939013774

The Chronic Fatigue Cure is the latest book by Susan M. Lark, M.D., bestselling author and one of the most renowned women’s alternative medicine experts.   This is great resource contains an all-natural treatment plan to help you get relief from the symptoms of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression and other conditions that cause pain and extreme fatigue.

A natural treatment plan can help you manage symptoms without the side effects of medications. Dr. Lark shares information on symptoms, causes, and risk factors as well as information about how stress, diet and other physical factors affect symptoms. Dr. Lark also shares a two-step diet with specific meal plans and recipes that help you to minimize pain, fatigue and depression.

I found the evaluating your lifestyle habits charts extremely helpful to me. In the eating habits charts, there was a complete list of foods that help in decreasing symptoms. It is definitely a good list to help you plan meals and take with you on shopping trip. There is also to list of foods about that increase symptoms and this can really help you to figure out how to minimize and eliminate these foods from your diet. The recipe also includes a helpful shopping list of healthy foods and these are not anything special. They are the things you can pick up at your trip to the grocery store and include fruits, veggies, lean meats, healthy drinks, herbs and more.  I really found this list to be helpful.

I also found the chapter on amino acids, vitamins, minerals & herbs a very helpful resource. Nutritional supplements can definitely play a vital part in treatment and management of conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. There is a great chart in this chapter that shows which specific vitamins help each condition.    And if you would prefer not to take supplements, there is a great list of vitamin rich specific foods towards the end of the chapter.

Dr. Lark also dives into other ways you can manage your condition including relaxation and stress relief meditations to help you to have a positive state of mind and reduce stress in your life.  She also goes into precise exercises and stretches with useful photos and diagrams.

This a great resource for anyone trying to better their health, and not just persons living with chronic illnesses. You can purchase Dr. Susan’s Solutions: The Chronic Fatigue Cure through my fine retailers including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other fine book online retailers.

About the Author

drlarkSusan M. Lark, M.D. is one of the leading authorities in the fields of alternative health and preventative medicine for women. She is the strongest advocate of healthy, safe alternative therapies to restore women’s health for a dynamic and fulfilling life. Her innovative approach to many complex women’s health issues has earned her a stellar reputation among physicians, patients, and consumers alike. Dr. Lark‘s vision and mission are to provide women with the most helpful and up-to-date education and information as well as the most effective therapies and complementary products that will enable them to greatly enhance their personal health and well-being. Dr. Lark graduated from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and served on the clinical faculty of Stanford University Medical School.

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I did not receive compensation for this review. I was provided a free book from in exchange for my review.