New Book Celebrates Alternative and Holistic Medicines

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When Cynthia Hamilton was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she turned to holistic medicine.

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The book speaks positively about alternatives to western medicine.

In “Every Cook Can Govern: At Friendship And Kay Street” (published by Trafford Publishing), author and activist Cynthia Hamilton recounts her 20 year struggle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the holistic medicines and home care that have helped her live a better life.

Throughout the 1970’s and 80s, Hamilton led a very active life. As a scholar, she worked as a professor, teaching at universities across the United States. She was also very active in politics, but everything changed when she was suddenly diagnosed with MS.

To help her enjoy her last years of academic life, Hamilton’s mother moved from California to Rhode Island. Using a combination of holistic medicines and private home care, Hamilton was able live happily with MS and, in turn, care for her mother, who was slowly developing dementia. Hamilton says, “The book speaks positively about alternatives to western medicine.”

To her readers, Hamilton advises, “Try the road least traveled.” She invites readers to visit her at

Every Cook Can Govern
By Cynthia Hamilton
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 74 pages | ISBN 9781490714103
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 74 pages | ISBN 9781490717210
E-Book | 74 pages | ISBN 9781490717227
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Cynthia Hamilton, Ph.D., is a retired professor emeritus of the University of Rhode Island where she was chair of African and African American Studies. She has had her Ph.D. for 30 years and has taught at several universities from California to Massachusetts. She studied and worked with C.L.R. James in the 1970’s, was a community organizer in the 1980’s and diagnosed with MS in the 1990’s.

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