Book Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars- Good mental hygiene improves your life By Whistlers Mom Amazon TOP 500 REVIEWER

August 19, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition

When I was young, many people rejected the importance of dental hygiene. They Guide to Natural Mental Health Reviewpreferred to believe that they developed cavities because they had “soft teeth.” That a woman would lose a tooth for every baby she gave birth to. That if their grandparents finished up toothless, they were doomed to the same fate. It was all bad luck and genetics and brushing, flossing, good diet, and not using tobacco would make no difference.

Today, most people understand the importance of good dental hygiene, but we’re still in the Dark Ages when it comes to committing to good mental hygiene. Mental illness is scary and embarrassing and seems to strike like a bolt of thunder. In a laudable attempt to reduce the stigma of mental illness, experts stress that it may be hereditary or a result of chemical imbalances. Either way, it’s out of our control, right?

This author is a medical librarian and himself a survivor of mental illness. On both scores, he understands the importance of being well-informed. He has read thousands of articles in medical journals most of them describing the findings of clinical research in the areas of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and internet addictions. He introduces these papers and gives a brief summing up of their critical points, with special emphasis on findings which relate to self-help measures. AND he tells you the web sites where you can read the entire article yourself.

I approached this book with great misgivings. I grew up at a time when doctors were still struggling to convince the general public that they were offering something worth paying for. They did it by promoting the idea that health is only understandable by those who have gone to medical school and that traditional practices and wisdom were “old wives tales” – silly and probably dangerous. Many (most, really) books about “alternative medicine” are poorly researched and have a strong mercenary bias. “Massive doses of dandelion tea cured my cancer and I sell the only dandelion tea mix that works.” You know the sort of thing.

This author isn’t going to get rich selling his book and I don’t believe that he wrote it with that intent. He does believe passionately that we can help ourselves to better mental health by practicing good mental hygiene – diet, exercise, prayer, and developing strong personal relationships. Modern medicine is beginning to adopt the same idea and these articles represent studies and tests from well-known and well-respected medical centers, universities, and organizations. This is not snake oil, but knowledge gleaned from scientific research.

So why doesn’t everyone know about it? Because a pharmaceutical company can spend billions of dollars yearly telling the public about the benefits of its products, but there’s no profit in telling you that turning your computer off and talking to a friend or taking a walk (or better yet, both at once!) will make you feel better.

When it comes to the workings of the mind, we are only beginning to explore a new frontier. In the future, our present “knowledge” will be laughable. But we can use the latest ideas and combine them with traditional wisdom to help ourselves. You are your own best doctor and (whether it’s physical or mental illness) the best out-comes result when the patient and those who love him are well-informed and taking an active role in the process.

***** Mr. Jiang very kindly gave me a copy of his book, but that didn’t influence my opinions one bit! I skimmed it and now I’m re-reading the sections that are of special interest to me. It’s a book that should be in every household that has been affected by mental illness. That’s all of us, right?

Latest Review of my #Book A Schizophrenic Will- 5 Stars! Please Review, My Friends

My friends, I just wanted to share my latest book review- #30! I best books about schizophreniawant  to mark this milestone as an opportunity to invite those of you who have read my indie-press-published  life story A Schizophrenic Will who have found any value in it to make your voice heard and take a minute to review it too! It would mean so much to me personally because then Amazon would put my inspirational memoir in front of more people, essentially fighting stigma and providing hope!! If I get twenty more positive reviews, I understand that I will be able to reach readers just like the big boys! Let’s do it!

Believe me, independent authors fight an uphill battle when trying to reach interested readers.  But every positive review makes the effort totally worth it!  Some news, my beautiful girlfriend is currently reading my autobiography Entre la Esquizofrenia y Mi Voluntad: Una Historia de Locura y Esperanza in Spanish, and she has not broken up with me yet! Thank God for good women!

Some more news- I just finished giving away over 500 copies of A Schizophrenic Will on the Kindle, because I want to share my personal story of hope and recovery for those who may really need it. I’ll be honest, I’m a bit stressed this week, so any positive energy I can get back with this post would be VERY much appreciated.

I hope you are having a great weekend, my friends! Remember to share a smile and an encouraging word today. You never know who may be in need of it. Be sure to check out my latest book review below! Bless!

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Review- Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry by Jeffrey A. Lieberman

5.0 out of 5 stars We have come quite a way, and have miles to go before we sleep,1
November 16, 2015
This review is from: Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry (Kindle Edition)
I liked the historical treatment of American and European psychiatry in “Shrinks”. It was interesting to see the big picture from the point of view of a former American Psychiatric Association President. After reading this book, I thank God for modern psychiatric treatments. Why? Before the treatments we now have, life was generally much shorter for mental patients, and if someone was seriously ill with depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, or anxiety problems, after onset of their illness, they may have been imprisoned for the rest of their natural lives in an asylum. The rest of their existence would be a nightmare from which there was no escape. Psychiatry has a way to go still, but reading how life was before modern psychiatric medicine makes one appreciate the advances made so far.

Natural Weight Loss and Diabetes Control: Grady Harp Amazon Top Reviewer Give 5 Stars!

Natural Weight Loss and Diabetes Control: The Medical Librarian’s Annotated Guide

5.0 out of 5 stars ‘Varying the diet in a healthy way is best.’

By Grady Harp HALL OF FAME, TOP 100 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE on June 7, 2016
Format: Paperback

For those new to the name William Jiang, his following book is highly recommended: `A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope‘. William Jiang was the Chief Librarian of the New York State Psychiatric Institute Patient and Family Library, affiliated with Columbia University, for seven years. That book and his book on GUIDE TO NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH focused on the knowledge about Complementary and Alternative Health treatments for select mental issues that he gleaned over seven years of following the mental health literature during that time. The thrust of the book is mental

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health, nutrition, and complementary therapies. Now Mental Health Author and Advocate William Jiang extends his expertise on nutrition and offers this excellent book on NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS AND DIABETES CONTROL.

In Will’s Introduction he states his motivation: ‘The link between body and mind has been known for over two thousand years, and yet we think we can eat that Big Mac and not suffer consequences. There is a strong link between that fast food and obesity, diabetes, clinical depression, and other serious problems of body and mind. Indeed, even clinical depression and schizophrenia can possibly be prevented by a healthy diet… A word of caution: one should ALWAYS check an individual vitamin or supplement against your medical condition list, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, and also each nutraceutical should be checked against the medications and other vitamins and minerals one is taking. For example, if somebody has high blood pressure, it would behoove them to avoid salt, or alternatively there may be an interaction between their heart medicine and grapefruit juice. Also, it is a good rule to change one nutraceutical or strategy at a time, rather than changing around everything, all at once. That way, you know what works for you and what does not… This annotated bibliography picks the “best” information from the medical literature, sometimes includes commentary as well as the source, title, authors, and abstract of the article from MEDLINE.The book is rich in information about such controversies as high fructose corn syrup, bleached white flour, the glycemic index, microbiota, fish oil, krill oil, whey, magnesium and fiber-weight loss-diabetes control. Will surveys the world cuisines (the great Hunter/Gatherer Diet, Mediterranean diet, Asian diet, Latin American diet, European diet, Middle Eastern diet) as well as the role of fruits, veggies and fermentation, neutraceuticals, the role of exercise – all of these in relation to diabetes control and prevention.

In his closing comments Will states, ‘The literature provides some, although limited, evidence about interventions and approaches that may prevent weight gain. Although there is not strong evidence to promote a particular weight gain prevention strategy, there is no evidence that not adopting a strategy to prevent weight gain is preferable. The Seasons of the Year and Weight Gain Our weight gain or loss is not only is changed by our circadian, or daily, rhythms of life, but also our circumannual, or yearly, body clocks. We cannot escape the Earthly rhythms of the seasons on our basic biology.’

Well documented, well written and full of important facts, this is a strong book that should be added to the nutrition library of every household. Grady Harp, June 16

Natural Weight Loss and Diabetes Control by William Jiang, MLS is a must-have guide for those who wish to better their health using medically backed, evidence based medicine!

Virtual Library Book Review: Five Stars!

Imagine having the directory to everything!

By David H. Birley , April 18, 2016

virtual Library
By William Jiang, MLS
I confess that I am used to books that contain stuff. Sometimes the stuff is information, sometimes educational, sometimes entertaining. But this “book” isn’t like that at all. It is a directory of directories, a collection of collections, a volume of volumes. Gently broken into a few categories, the indices are indexed. It is a book full of links to almost any information you could imagine. And, in this digital age, totally portable on your tablet, laptop, or even phone. It out googles Google!

The English Virtual Library Kindle Book Description From Amazon.com

The English Virtual Library represents the “best” reference resources on the Web in English as chosen by the curator William Jiang, MLS. Mr. Jiang was the Special Library Chief with Columbia University/NYSPI for seven years, and he has been considered an expert in both print and electronic reference sources for more than fifteen years. He has been a member of the American Libraries Association and the Special Libraries Association. Most of the information contained in this app is completely free to use, although copyright laws do apply.

The app features:

Traditional Library Resources
Medical Resources
Business Resources
US Government
Search Engines
Computer Resources
Virtual Learning
Miscellaneous Resources
The Librarian’s Bookshelf

Definition of a virtual library from Wikipedia: “A virtual or electronic library (also referred to as digital library or digital repository) is a focused collection of digital objects that can include text, visual material, audio material, video material, stored as electronic media formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media), along with means for organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media contained in the library collection. Digital libraries can vary immensely in size and scope, and can be maintained by individuals, organizations, or affiliated with established physical library buildings or institutions, or with academic institutions. The electronic content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. An electronic library is a type of information retrieval system.”

Grady Harp Reviews: The Poet of Washington Heights

Top 100 Amazon Critic and Reviewer for POETS and ARTISTS  Grady Harp talks about my latest work:

The Poet of Washington Heights: A Scrapbook of Poetry, Photography, Digital Art, and Social Media

‘When one is mad, everything thing includes the essence of another.’ Thoughts, Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Format: Kindle Edition

William Jiang’s extraordinary chronicle of his life in another of his books – ‘A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope’ – is at once arresting, horrifying, challenging and inspiring. Obviously Will Jiang is a brilliant young handsomeWashington Heights Poetry man born prematurely to an Anglo-Saxon mother and an absentee Russian Jewish father and later adopted by his Chinese stepfather Yu Jiang: the inordinately touching memories of and tributes from his brothers Leaf, Chung and Justice as well as comments introduced in his preface form an impressive list of people attest to the fact that this is a unique young man. Then we met Will in his role of a librarian with his THE ENGLISH VIRTUAL LIBRARY – William Jiang, BA, MLS, the author of sixteen popular Kindle books in English, Spanish, and French which have gone to #1 in the USA and have sold in Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, France, Germany, India, Australia, Italy, and Japan. He is a former Columbia University/NYSPI Medical Library Chief, designer, and he is a speaker of English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. And as his bio now states, ‘Most movies and media news paint one-dimensional, thinly drawn caricatures of mentally ill people, instilling fear. Refreshingly, words that could describe Mr. Jiang’s life and work include: brilliant, passionate, artistic, profound, knowledgeable, inspirational, and even “wise teacher”.

Now we are privy to Will’s personal thoughts from his perch in New York’s Washington Heights region – a scrapbook (we all should be so wise to keep such a document!) of poems, his photographs and digital art and manipulation of the social media that allow us to understand and know him better.

The poems range from tender memories as in the following tribute:
Rest in Peace, Father

You came to America to live the American Dream.
After 9/ 11, America went to war in our name.
The dust of the towers that crumbled on 9/ 11
Made you suffocate fifteen years later, in your own home.
You did not deserve to die like that,
Taken from us too soon.
Rest in peace, father.

And there are essays on many poignant topics, to responses to other poets:
1/ 31/ 2013 Response to Robert Frost’s Poem on Desire

If you side with those who favor fire,
That the world will end in lust and desire,
Then you are missing the higher meaning
That of the most high cometh healing
And if you deny to the world that help
In the end you have no one to
blame but yourself.

Will adds photographs and images to illustrate his book – from funny photos to images of himself and his family ,and though most of his writings are from the spirit and are meaningful he also includes his knowledge of Spanish in a little thought entry:

April 1, 2013
These days I’m reminded of an old Spanish folk saying: Cuando amor no es locura, no es amor. When love is not madness, it is not love.

Full of love and introspection and sharing of his philosophy, this is a book to read slowly and absorb. Grady Harp, March 16

Top Amazon Reviewer Grady Harp Reviews: 2016 Guide to Fun New York City

2016 Guide to Fun New York City

Meet New Yorkers, Eat at the Best Restaurants, Do the Best Shopping, Enjoy Fantastic Cultural Events, and So Much More- A Handbook for New Yorkers and Visitors

5.0 out of 5 stars- Personal and insideguide fun new york information about The Big Apple
By Grady Harp HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE on February 3, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
William Jiang’s extraordinary chronicle of his life in another of his books – ‘A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope’ – is at once arresting, horrifying, challenging and inspiring. Obviously Will Jiang is a brilliant young handsome man born prematurely to an Anglo-Saxon mother and an absentee Russian Jewish father and later adopted by his Chinese stepfather Yu Jiang: the inordinately touching memories of and tributes from his brothers Leaf, Chung and Justice as well as comments introduced in his preface form an impressive list of people attest to the fact that this is a unique young man.

Then we met Will in his role of a librarian with his THE ENGLISH VIRTUAL LIBRARY – William Jiang, BA, MLS, the author of sixteen popular Kindle books in English, Spanish, and French which have gone to #1 in the USA and have sold in Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, France, Germany, India, Australia, Italy, and Japan. He is a former Columbia University/NYSPI Medical Library Chief, designer, and he is a speaker of English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. And as his bio now states, ‘Most movies and media news paint one-dimensional, thinly drawn caricatures of mentally ill people, instilling fear. Refreshingly, words that could describe Mr. Jiang’s life and work include: brilliant, passionate, artistic, profound, knowledgeable, inspirational, and even “wise teacher”.

So here is yet another facet of Will’s expertise – ‘I was talking to a friend when I had the idea for the focused and unique guide in your hands. He is a Master of Business Administration, but he was new to New York and he felt he had nothing to do earlier in the day. I gave him a bunch of ideas of things to do. I know New York probably better than anybody because I was a Columbia University Library Chief and I have been a native New Yorker for more than forty years. So, I thought I could share with you what I taught him that day. I wanted to write a guide that would make meeting people in NYC easy and fun, and I think I’ve done just that! After you use the book, please let me know if you agree!’

What follows in this very short but extremely valuable guide is a group of sections – How to Get to NYC and How to Get Around NYC by Air, Rail, Bus, Taxi, Lodging, and Maps, Meet New Yorkers, Best Restaurants- Nightlife – Shopping- Reviews, A Huge List of Cultural Stuff to Do in the City that Never Sleeps, Find Yourself: NYC Parks, Tours, and Spiritual Venues, Best Ethnic Cultural Centers – and instead of oft repeated words he gives us references for websites to look up the many choices on our own.

Small but packed with meaningful information, Will has once again proven his versatility – this time as a guide! Grady Harp, February 16

Mental Health Books: Midwest Book Review Says

A Schizophrenic Will
William Jiang
CreateSpacemental health books
4900 LaCross Rd., North Charleston, SC 29406
www.createspace.com
9781451512243, $15.99, 120pp, www.amazon.com

Synopsis: “A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope” by William Jiang is an inspirational autobiographical account of living with the dreaded disease of schizophrenia. His story is one of rare genius, olympian strength, torrid romance, academic dominance, and, finally, professional accomplishment. “A Schizophrenic Will” leads the reader on a journey that chronicles twenty years of William Jiang’s life. The journey begins with his first serious psychotic break from reality as a teenager and ends with him being a respected, published medical library Chief at the number one psychiatric research institute in the world, NYSPI, affiliated with Columbia University. One thing that makes his story a wonder to read is the sheer number of challenges he faces head-on and, ultimately, overcomes. “A Schizophrenic Will” is a story that is an unforgettable, uplifting personal history to be read and savored. This is an unusually candid and absorbing autobiography.

Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, “A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope” is an extraordinary read from beginning to end and very highly recommended for community and academic library collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that “A Schizophrenic Will” is also available in a Kindle edition ($9.99).

 

Guide to Natural Mental Health
William Jiang
CreateSpace
4900 LaCross Rd., North Charleston, SC 29406mental health books
www.createspace.com
9781503250918, $35.00, 130pp, www.amazon.com

Synopsis: The thrust of “Guide to Natural Mental Health: Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Digital Addiction” by William Jiang is nutrition and complementary therapies for digital addiction, anxiety, bipolar, depression, and schizophrenia. Truisms that have been passed down through the ages about mental health that have stood the rigors of scientific inquiry are presented. The role of nutrition in ameliorating anxiety is discussed. Light is thrown on the benefits of meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, exercise, the healing power of music, and the detrimental effects of playing too many video games or viewing too much pornography on depression. Next, the role of nutrition in helping manage bipolar disorder is included. The effect of light on bipolar disorder and the importance of good sleep hygiene is underlined. Then, how nutrition affects depression is discussed. A question relevant to many of us, “What are the effects of being indoors all the time?” is delved into. A long list of things that can be helpful for ameliorating depression is presented including: natural herbal remedies, meditation, religion, yoga, the effect of too much or too little light, the role of exercise in fighting depression, the role of music on the mood, the role of a positive social network in recovery, the role of pets, the harmful effects of the digital lives we lead, and the healing power of scent. Finally, the amazing fact that nutrition can sometimes prevent psychosis in its beginning stages before it becomes fully-blown schizophrenia is looked at. Additional mental health tips added to this newly revised and expanded third edition.

Critique: Thoroughly ‘reader friendly’ in organization and presentation, “Guide to Natural Mental Health: Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Digital Addiction” is an informed and informative resource that will prove to be particularly useful for non-specialist general readers. Very highly recommended for both community and academic library Mental Health instructional reference collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that “Guide to Natural Mental Health: Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Digital Addiction” is also available in a Kindle edition ($9.99).

 

Reviews of Guide to Natural Mental Health: Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Digital Addiction: Nutrition, and Complementary Therapies

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By P. Benson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 11, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
This was a very informative book. Frankly, the statistics regarding deteriorating mental health were staggering. This book is more of a distilled version that gives you just the facts without any fluff. I would recommend this book to any reader concerned with their own mental health or seeking info for family or friends.

The focus of the book are the mental conditions themselves and the natural therapies that help them. I found the information to be well-researched. So much of it is just common sense but the book explains why it can work.

The book was refreshing and hopeful and contained so many outside resources, like support groups. Readers looking for an alternative treatment to medications should have a look at this book to get some new ideas.
5 Stars Guide to Natural Mental Health
By arkyon June 11, 2015
Format: Audible Audio Edition
Many of these mental disorders exist in my home and I wanted to get this book to help me to understand some of the natural ways to prevent these disorders from ever happening. I liked how the book showed how religion, exercise and staying active can keep you from getting depression and some of the other disorders. The book also talks about some of the negative effects of video games and how they can hurt your mind in the long term if played too long. I’m a big believer in natural health and curing things naturally. I loved this book and everything that it taught me. It’s very informative and explains things in a way that is easily understandable. This is a book that I would recommend to others who are suffering from mental disorders or know someone who is.

5 Stars- Great info in mental health
By padma on December 12, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Mental illness is a widespread problem than most people realize it to be. Let’s face it. Either you recognized the symptoms in yourself or know someone afflicted with autism or depression or diabetes — the by products of modern lifestyle. With an younger brother diagnosed with autism, I was curious to know about the underlying factors. More importantly, what can you do about it? This was something pondering me for a long time. I believe I now have an much better understanding – thanks to this book, which busts a number of myths about mental illness. I found this book quite comprehensive and ‘readable’ compared to similar books on the topic. I always knew there were health benefits in natural therapies like yoga and mediation, but know I know why.

5 Stars Fantastic book, a must-read for everyone concerned about their mental health
By Dora Farkas “Author, “The Smart Way to Your Ph.D.””on December 4, 2014
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
I highly recommend this book to everyone who has ever experienced anxiety and depression. The author goes into depth to explain the scientific background for each of the strategies, yet the book is very easy to read and has many easy-to-implement tips.

As a coach for graduate students, I believe this book is an essential read for students and their parents. Given how much time students spend on computers and mobile devices, they might develop symptoms of digital addiction without realizing it. While most students need computers to complete their work, this book includes simple strategies to reduce the symptoms of digital addiction which include depression, anxiety, and poor sleep.

I was very impressed by the section on depression, because it includes a plethora of natural and inexpensive remedies, that could complement traditional Western Medicine.

Overall, the book is very well-written. It is clear that the author planned it with the reader in mind, as all the sections complement each other, so it is a fantastic reference for mental health patients and their families.
5 Stars- `Socialization is very important for everyone, and people with schizophrenia are no exception.’
ByGrady HarpHALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon November 22, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
For those new to the name William Jiang, his following book is highly recommended: `A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope’ William Jiang was the Chief Librarian of the New York State Psychiatric Institute Patient and Family Library, affiliated with Columbia University, for seven years. This book focuses on the knowledge about Complementary and Alternative Health treatments for select mental issues that he gleaned over seven years of following the mental health literature during that time. The thrust of the book is mental health, nutrition, and complementary therapies.

In one of the more comprehensive books written to date about natural treatments of mental health deviations form the norm, William Jiang makes it abundantly clear how each of the many mental health problems that grow in number daily can be approached form a natural manner. In addition to the usual problems we would expect to be discussed, Jiang offers an enlightening look at Digital Addiction – and the book is well worth purchasing simply for this very valid approach.
The topics covered are as follows: Mental Health in General: Grandma was Right (an hilarious but very on target opener!), About Digital Addiction: Video Games and Depression: A Dangerous Mix, Video Game Addiction, Internet Addiction Can Physically Harm the Brain, Facebook Addiction Correlates to Time Spent on Facebook, Severe Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia and Other Problems, Misuse of Light and Depression, Internet Pornography Addiction, Smartphone Addiction,

Texting Addiction, A strategy to combat digital addition; About Depression -Omega-3s and Depression, Prevention, Vitamin D and Depression, Antioxidants and Depression, Saint John’s Wort and Depression, SAM-e for depression Reviewed along with Omega-3s and St. John’s Wort, Meditation and Yoga for Workplace Depression and Anxiety, Yoga Breathing for Depression, Prayer and Depression, Prayer and a Stronger Brain, Sleep and Depression, Chronotherapeutics and Depression, Exercise and General Mental Health, Running as an Antidepressant, The Air We Breathe and Depression, Significant Others and Depression, Laughter and Depression, Pets and Depression, Antacids and Depression, Nuts and Berries and Depression, NAMI & MDSG; About Bipolar Disorder – Bipolar and Magnesium, Bipolar and Omega-3s, Bipolar and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), Chronotherapeutics and Bipolar, Meditation for Bipolar Anxiety, Sleep Hygiene and Bipolar Disorder; About Anxiety – Omega-3s and Anxiety, Exercise, Meditation, and Yoga for Anxiety, Earthing and Anxiety, Aromatherapy and Anxiety, Exercise for the Treatment of Anxiety, Music and Anxiety, Laughter and Anxiety; About Schizophrenia – Omega-3s and Schizophrenia, Marijuana and Schizophrenia, Magnesium and Myelination, Glutathione and Psychiatric Medications, Exercise and Schizophrenia, Nutrition and Weight Management, Eating Right and Schizophrenia: Nuts, Dark Chocolate and Weight Loss, Fiber and Weight Management, The Mediterranean diet and Keeping a Healthy Weight, The Asian Diet and Maintaining a Healthy Weight, Brain Training and Schizophrenia, Theanine and Schizophrenia, Meditation and Schizophrenia, Metformin and Weight Gain, The Role of Milk Thistle in Helping Fatty Liver in People who take Antipsychotic Medications, Inflammation and Schizophrenia, Pets and Schizophrenia, Socialization and Avoiding Isolation, and Work and Education.

Jiang writes very well and offers a different perspective on how to think about and how to cope with and how to treat or prevent mental disorders. Health is his goal and he presents it well. As he states at the end of the book, `As technology gets more and more into our bones, we are losing some of the natural rhythms of life. Despite being indoors in climate-controlled environments, our minds and bodies are still inexorably linked to the changing of the seasons.’
Grady Harp, November 14