Baker Dan, an author and a chef has been dealing with Palindromic Rheumatoid Arthritis (PRA) for the last 18 years. He has written his book, Beating Arthritis: Alternative Cooking by creating recipes (gluten-free, lactose-free, with no added sugar or fat) from a patient’s point of view. Baker Dan has learned that through the process of self-study and medically-supervised diet-change one can reduce or prevent inflammation. His book is a “message book,” not a “diet book.” He discusses how changing his diet has reduced the inflammation that contributes to PRA and so many other illnesses, and he now takes much less medication and has fewer flareups of his disease.
Carol Bradley is an award-winning former newspaper reporter and author of the critically praised Saving Gracie: How One Dog Escaped the Shadowy World of American Puppy Mills. She will talk about her new book, Last Chain On Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top. (St. Martin’s Press) For more information, visit www.Elephants.com.
Dr. Steven Barrer is director of The Neuroscience Institute and Philadelphia Magazine “Top Doc” and he will discuss his new book, Exercise Will Hurt You: Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, and How the Dangers of Sports and Exercise Can Affect Your Health. (Seven Stories Press)
Steve Weisman will discuss a pump and dump scam.