Optimize Your Natural Ability to Heal
North Atlantic Books, Paperback, 9781556439223, 269pp.
Publication Date: September 21, 2010
Based on his CAIM (Complementary-Alternative-Integrative-Medicine) approach, Dr. H. Robert Silverstein outlines a program that integrates modern medical practices with alternative and ancient forms of healing. Recalling the work of Andrew Weil and Larry Dossey, the book argues that our self-healing mechanism—the immune system—is more powerful than we think. If we make wise diet and lifestyle changes, says Silverstein, the immune system can function at an optimal level, restoring health and preventing future illnesses.
Part I explores the five keys to health—five critical domains that affect the immune system: the quality of our air, water, and food; the degree of physical activity we engage in; and the degree of positive feelings and stability in our psychological and emotional lives. Providing a clear description of the immune system, the book details the elements of good health, which include healing foods, minerals, antioxidants, herbs, physical activity, and the avoidance of unrealistic thinking. Part II contains a thirty-day program divided into four parts: diet, exercise, outlook on life, and creating balance in daily life. The book concludes with over sixty restorative recipes designed to boost immunity and help fight chronic illnesses.
"I recommend this book."
—Dean Ornish, MD, best-selling author, and founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute
“This book offers terrific insight into how the human body works and what you can do to restore your health.”
—Luca Maciucescu, PhD, Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
“Maximum Healing is an easily followed guide that explains how the risk and impact of virtually all disease may be significantly reduced without resorting to drastic, costly, and often ineffective lifestyle changes such as radical diets or drugs. Meticulously researched and comprehensive, it provides fact-based insight into how aspects of life in modern societies converge to create imbalances in our basic biology leading to disease, in particular, chronic inflammatory illnesses such as arthritis, type II diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular syndromes. This is a landmark work with enormous value to individual and public health.”
—David Haines, PhD, Research Immunologist, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut