A Wellspring for Wellness

Autoimmune and Related Diseases

by Ellarea Maria Cole Stansbury



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/5/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781499062519
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781499062502
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781499062496

About the Book

Wow! This is a must-read story of a thirty-five year journey of a woman diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, Lupus. She turns a deaf ear to the sound of a death knell and instead turns her attention to a path of wellness and a better quality of life. The climb out of a debilitating illness has been challenging, but using the launch pad of God's inspiration and the under girding of the promises and encouragement in the Holy Scriptures, "A WELLSPRING" to a quality of life and living was uncovered. As the story unfolds, you can only applaud the investment of energy, the renewal of spirit, the determination to stay focused and find a better way to live and ultimately to see the hope implanted while realizing that the journey is all about "the plan" God has for her life. Trek along and appreciate the unfolding of a beautiful, God-filled life. -Ruth S. Fuller, a lover of the art of language Without pretense or apology, Maria Stansbury has written a life-saving manual. The health and healing manual we've all waited for. It is pregnant with overdue information. It is a must read for survival. Dr. A. R. Jones, Minister/ Psychotherapist The Centers for Disease Control estimate 50 million adult Americans have been doctor-diagnosed with some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia. By 2030 there will be an estimated 67 million Americans ages 18 and older projected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. An estimated 294,000 children under the age of 18 have some form of arthritis or rheumatoid condition. “What can be done to help those with autoimmune and other related diseases? I offer you “A WELLSPRING.” These eleven practical principles including Air, Water, Exercise, Light, Life, Self-control, Prayer, Rest, Insight, Nutrition, and Godly trust offer ways to make lifestyle changes which can revolutionize your thinking and daily living habits. Reformers have a healthier quality of life. Practicing the eleven principles starting with diet and eating habits can benefit. Research studies at Stanford University in the U.S. and the U.K. substantiate that healthy lifestyle changes can significantly lower inflammation in arthritis patients and those with obesity. This results in improved joint flexibilitv,mobilitv, and balance with exercise, air, drinking water and self-control, rest, sunlight, etc. Weight is also controlled. The Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIPS) also found a lower risk of heart attacks and coronary disease from adhering to a lifestyle change. The Harvard School of Public Health study found the risk of heart disease was reduced 23 percent with a plant-based diet. In summary, try “A WELLSPRING”. It may add years to your life and add life to your years.

About the Author

Ellarea Maria Cole Stansbury is a Maryland native. Her degrees and studies include a Bachelor of Arts from Morgan State University-Baltimore, Maryland, a Master of Social Service degree from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research–Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and post graduate doctoral studies at University of Maryland College Park–Human Development Education, University of Maryland At Baltimore–School of Social Work and Howard University Social Psychology–Washington, D.C. Currently she is a Maryland licensed social worker in Maryland specializing in child abuse prevention and treatment. Her remunerative experiences include instruction at Morgan State University and Baltimore City Community College. She practiced in Maryland at The Johns Hopkins, Bon Secours, and Sinai Hospitals–Psychiatry Departments. Prior to writing “A WELLSPRING FOR WELLNESS”, the author wrote curriculum materials for children, ages 5-7 and item questions for The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) in Culpeper, Virginia. Ellarea Maria’s favorite pastime is her children, Aaron/Lenny (Ericka), April (William), and grandchildren, Tyler, Ian, Londyn, and Kendall.