Immune Dysfunction: Winning My Battle Against
Toxins, Illness & the Medical Establishment"
"As riveting as a novel that you can't put down, this provocative
memoir will provide help and hope to countless people - especially those who
experience devastating fatigue, unexplained aches and pains, chemical
sensitivities, memory problems, accompanying depression, and a feeling of
being 'sick all over.'
"Like many women with such symptoms, Lopez was dismissed by countless
physicians who could find no physical basis for her problems and advised her
to consult a psychiatrist. Only through courage, persistence, and the help
of a wonderful physician knowledgeable in treating yeast-related disorders
did Lopez reclaim her life.
"Comprehensive and authoritative . . . I give it my highest
William G. Crook, M.D.
Author, The Yeast Connection Handbook
"She is a gifted writer . . . It is a compelling read."
Vincent A. Marinkovich, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford Medical School
Comforting Book!, August 23, 2001
Reviewer: A reader from Fresno, Ca USA
What a God-send this book has been to me! Although I could not relate to
every symptom the author experienced during her long, long battle with Immune
Dysfunction, I could certainly relate to the heartbreak and isolation that she
felt. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has suffered the immeasurable
pain of being so sick that you cannot function and yet having people doubt the
validity of the illness from which you suffer on a daily basis. It is an
unbelievable phenomenon for those of us who KNOW that something is physically
WRONG with us; reading "Immune Dysfunction" will show you that YOU and
I are NOT ALONE. Please buy this book, you'll feel better!
A powerful and engaging
medical memoir, July 4, 2001
Book Review (see more about me) from Oregon, WI USA
Immune Dysfunction: Winning My Battle Against Toxins, Illness & The Medical
Establishment is the personal and compelling story of Judith Lopez and her
experiences with medical mismanagement and malpractice. Judith documents her
struggle with a mystery malady that was life threatening. All the while her
doctors sought to discount chronic fatigue syndrome, yeast syndrome, and
environmental illnesses as merely sociogenic problems, the result of a mass
hysteria or psychosomatic illness. After a twenty year battle with an illness
the medical community proclaimed to be non-existent, Judith finally connected
with Doctor Vincent Marinkovich, a Stanford professor and authority on clinical
immunology and allergy, who was able to understand and treat her symptoms.
Immune Dysfunction is a powerful and engaging medical memoir and highly
recommended reading for anyone suffering from any form of environmentally
generated illness whose physicians are trying to palm off as a form of hysteria
or mental illness, as well as medical students, health workers, and practicing
physicians concerned with the proper diagnosis and treatment of the rapidly
growing numbers of men, women, and children who are experiencing environmentally
driven immune system dysfunctions.