Bodywise (Hardcover)

Discovering Your Body's Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing

By Rachel Carlton Abrams M. D.

Rodale Books, 9781623367220, 288pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2016



Are you tired? Do you suffer from chronic pain--headaches, backaches, or other persistent discomfort? Do you experience depression or feel anxious? Do you have allergies or autoimmune issues? Have you lost your sex drive somewhere along the way? If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may be suffering from what Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, calls Chronic Body Depletion--a condition that can be related to weight gain, high blood pressure, exhaustion, and many other symptoms that leave the body drained.

In BodyWise, Dr. Abrams helps us to understand that these symptoms, uncomfortable as they may be, are actually a sign of our body's intelligence. Our bodies are trying to communicate--sometimes screaming at us to pay attention--and only when we learn to listen are we able to treat what ails us to achieve optimum healing and lifelong health.

Dr. Rachel shares her customizable 28-day program, used with thousands of patients in her clinic, for healing the body both physically and emotionally. Through quizzes and detailed self-assessments, she explains how you can evaluate your own body wisdom for different areas in your life--including stress, sleep, libido, pain, anxiety, depression, allergies, and autoimmune issues.

Guiding you through thoughtful diet, routine, and lifestyle changes, BodyWise will help you discover your own unique needs and offer you the principles and practices to create the vibrant, balanced, healthy life you have always deserved.

About the Author

DR. RACHEL ABRAMS, M.D. graduated from Stanford University, received her Medical Degree from UC San Francisco and a Masters Degree in Holistic Health and Medical Sciences from UC Berkeley. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and she has been a board member of the American Holistic Medical Association since 2013. She currently chairs committees for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Abrams lives in Santa Cruz, California with her family.