Life Is Your Best Medicine
A Woman's Guide to Health, Healing, and Wholeness at Every Age
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In Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day medicine into an elegant message of health and self-affirmation for women of every age. This is a book that can be read cover to cover but also dipped into for inspiration or insight about a particular physical or mental health issue or remedy. We learn that, despite the widespread availability of pharmaceutical medications, advanced surgical care, and state-of-the-art medical technology, chronic illness now affects more than 50% of the American population. The evidence is overwhelmingly clear that much of the chronic disease we are confronting in the United States has its roots in the way we live our lives. Research shows that if Americans embraced a healthier lifestyle, which includes a balance between rest and exercise; wholesome nutrition; healthy weight; positive social interactions; stress management; not smoking; limited alcohol use; and no or limited exposure to toxic chemicals; then 93% of diabetes, 81% of heart attacks, 50% of strokes, and 36% of all cancers could be prevented! This means that each one of us has the power to shift the odds of being healthy in our favor. And if you do get sick, being fit gives you a much better chance for getting well. Your health has a great deal more to do with your lifestyle and a lot less to do with taking prescription drugs than most people realize.
Part I. The Medicine of My Life is a personal and passionate introduction to the book
Part II. Honoring the Body includes Food, Supplements, Illness, Wholeness
Part III. Awakening the Senses includes Nature, Garden, Music
Part IV. Listening to Spirit includes Humor, Relationships, Play, Meditation, Animals
Praise For Life Is Your Best Medicine: A Woman's Guide to Health, Healing, and Wholeness at Every Age…
"Throughout her book, she stresses living life in a positive way, asking readers to “every day find one thing to be grateful for.” Her holistic approach will appeal to anyone open to lower-tech ways to be healthy." –Booklist
“Not your typical diet book…shifts the focus from such short-term fixes as crash diets and prescription drugs to improving overall quality of life.” –Washington Post
National Geographic, 9781426209604, 304pp.
Publication Date: September 4, 2012