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Good Reads

Good reads are the best solution to insomnia.

As any bookworm will confirm, 'good reads' and particularly a new author who delights, are always a pleasure to discover. These chiropractors will not only entertain you, but add to your resources from their vast wealth of experience about better health. More goodies from Chiropractic Help.

Frog in my Throat is a great read for those wanting to know more chiropractic anecdotes.

Bernard Preston

Preston's books are described as gems, both funny and healthful, from the life and work of a chiropractor.

And so they are. Whilst enjoying an amusing novel you will find yourself discovering health tips, about both chiropractic and general health. For example, did you know that the humble beetroot is one of the very best remedies for constipation, a major contributor to disease of the colon? His books are littered with such gems.

Preston's great love of the outdoors and his many hobbies, bee keeping for example, will give you a different perspective on how life can be lived to the full. Follow the link above to a delightful story about beekeeping and the bishop's wife; unexplained infertility is a not uncommon complaint at the chiropractic coalface. 






Preston invites you into the intimacy of his consulting rooms so that you can experience for yourself the relationships that tease, challenge and disturb doctors of every ilk.

Chiropractic books help you discover how doctors tick, not unimportant in your relationship with all your own. Is he a highway robber in a white coat? asks Preston. Yes, a good read.

More good reads from Bernard Preston. Fresh from a case that threatens his integrity, Preston finds himself contemplating giving up practice. The chiropractic shoe is pinching my foot, says he. Helped by the wisdom of his wife, the thrill and diversions of his hobbies and the support of patients and friends, can the burnt-out doctor regain balance again in his skewed life? Without a doubt, a good read! You won't put it down, guaranteed.

There are a free snippets from Frog in my Throat at these links.


Frog in my Throat

Bats in my Belfry

Bernard Preston's second gem, both funny and healthful. Bats in my Belfry

Bats in my Belfry is another good read by Dr Bernard Preston, DC.

Reading chiropractic will bring you new insights as Preston tells of the inner pain that many and perhaps most doctors experience, and the joys of seeing patients regaining control of their lives, once governed by disabling pain.

Forget your personal aches and pains as you immerse yourself in these true life experiences. Expect to be stretched as you discover how Preston badgers his patients into happier and healthier life styles. Never was adding to your resources about chiropractic such fun!

Available in paperback in the USA and Canada, and South Africa, but world wide on your e-reader. Postage costs are enormous and of course the paperback is more expensive to produce. It's your choice but I recommend the paper light Kindle for your eBooks.


In 2003 Bernard Preston was invited to join a practice in the Netherlands for three years.

Three years became seven; neither he nor his wife Helen had been to Europe. They were having a ball until Preston was fired op staande voet for an alleged sexual complaint. But all's well that ends well.

Whilst it's nice to crawl up in bed with a good paper book, they're getting damned expensive! For only 2.99 dollars you can enjoy Stones in my Clog on your electronic device.  Stones in my Clog costs only 2.99 dollars as an eBook.

Are you still not convinced about eBooks? Like it or not, like photography, it is the way we'll read all books one day. Unconvinced? 

At the end of the day, it's the price of eBooks that will probably convince you. Ebooks for download; all about ebooking and the kindle.

Stones in my Clog

Stones in my Clog

STOP PRESS: Stones in my Clog by my alter ego, Bernard Preston, his third book has just become available for the first time as an ebook for just $2.99. 

Enjoy it on your Kindle, tablet or smartphone for a fraction of the price of a hard copy.


Stones in my Clog is a great chiropractic read; seven years behind the dykes in Holland.

Oddly, I now prefer reading on my kindle. Half way through Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, my daughter stole the book. So I downloaded it for zilch onto my kindle. By increasing the size of the print, I actually find it's easier on my rheumy eyes.

What with free books like Austens from the public domain, and cheap books like those by Bernard Preston my Kindle has already paid for itself. New research now says the kindle paperlight is the easiest of all the ereaders on your eyes.  It is a little more pricey at about $120 from amazon.

Bruce Vaughan

Bruce Vaughan writes inspiringly of the struggle that Chiropractic has to find acceptance in Hong Kong.

Rabid Dogs in the East. Definitely a good read. 

  • Rabid Dogs in the East by Dr Bruce Vaughan DC.


Rabid dogs in the East is a great chiropractic read.

The author of Rabid dogs in the east takes us through the chiropractic profession's struggle to gain acceptance. The reader experiences the frustrations of a young chiropractic graduate who finds himself in a very hostile environment. Medical opposition in the sixties turns to inhuman, determined and illegal protectionism in America, where leading anti chiropractic crusaders described them as rabid dogs, killers, unscientific cultists and of course quacks.

Dr. Bruce Vaughan found a similar attitude when he opened his practice in Hong Kong. Rabid dogs in the East describes the constant fight he had to build his own practice as well as a recognized profession in the British crown colony of Hong Kong and latterly the special administrative region of China.

It is a fascinating insight into life in Hong Kong as it goes through the changes from the fifties to the present day, as seen through the eyes of an American trained British chiropractor. Rabid dogs in the east, although interspersed with humor, does not pull any punches or hide the anger that has built up over the years of antagonism.


It carries my firm recommendation. In these pages you will find history from a knowledgeable author, and a fascinating tale of struggle and success from a gifted storyteller, says David Chapman Smith, secretary general World Federation of Chiropractic

This book is a historical account of the work of one chiropractic pioneer, who made a significant contribution to the establishment of the profession in Hong Kong.

Those of us who came later should realize that what is now possible for the profession is due to the foresight and perseverance of individuals like Dr Bruce Vaughan who had the conviction to go beyond what was then impossible.

Edward Lee MD, DC

How to live to be 100 in spite of your doctor

Dr B Hagen

How to live to be 100 is another great chiropractic read.

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