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77 Questions for Skillful Living: A New Path to Extraordinary Health [Kindle Edition]

Michael Finkelstein
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

77 Questions for Skillful Living from integrative medicine pioneer Michael Finkelstein, M.D., guides readers through the questions that will help them understand wellness on a deep level and offers a new path to extraordinary health.

Dr. Finkelstein outlines his groundbreaking methods and gives readers the DIY tools they need to manage their own recovery from arthritis, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses that often go unresolved in the modern American healthcare system.

Each chapter in this essential handbook includes the key components of a successful consultation—from illuminating lessons to practical prescriptions—and is filled with illustrative anecdotes from real patients. 

77 Questions for Skillful Living examines the physical, psychological, environmental, and spiritual factors behind many common illnesses, and empowers you to take your health into your own hands, and to alleviate chronic conditions through conventional and integrative means.

Editorial Reviews


“Dr. Michael Finkelstein masterfully guides us through the 77 questions that connect the dots of our lives.” (Dr. Mehmet Oz, Vice Chair and Professor of Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Columbia)

“Everyone should read Beyond Conventional Medicine…. Dr. Finkelstein is a visionary practitioner, with decades of experience combining a scientist’s perspective with common sense and wisdom. Beyond Conventional Medicine represents a superbly insightful advancement in the literature of Integrative Health. It is important, fun to read, and potentially life changing.” (Andrew Weil, MD)

“Living a life of unthinking habit can lead to unhealthy outcomes, emotionally and spiritually as well as physically…Finkelstein’s queries reflect an approach that may start with one’s physical habits…but then go much deeper. Answering [them] may lead the way to a healthier, more aware life.” (Energy Times)

From the Back Cover

What would you do with your life if your health were completely restored?

Go beyond conventional medicine with this revolutionary guide to understanding wellness on a deeper level.

Are you as healthy as you could be, as healthy as you would like to be?

Do you wake up feeling rested? Do you feel physically attractive? Do you give yourself more supportive messages than critical ones? Is the home you live in harmonious? Is your job fulfilling? Are you able to let go of your attachment to specific outcomes and embrace uncertainty? Are you free from disease?

How nice would it feel to be that healthy, to achieve extraordinary health? Integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Michael Finkelstein has helped tens of thousands of patients get there with his novel blend of conventional and holistic medicine. In this refreshing new book, he outlines his groundbreaking perspective and shares the tools you will need to manage your own recovery from the vast array of ailments and illnesses that often go unresolved in the modern American health care system. He then illuminates a path that will help you put these health challenges into an entirely new context, seeing beyond the symptoms and reaching a state of health that might otherwise seem impossible—a functional state of well-being that lab reports can't begin to measure.

Drawing on decades of medical experience and patient consultations, as well as a good dose of common sense and practical wisdom, Dr. Finkelstein guides you through 77 questions that will help you understand various symptoms, their causes, and a path you may never have thought would lead you to solutions. Each chapter in this boundary-shattering book includes the key components of a successful consultation—from revealing lessons to practical prescriptions—along with illustrative anecdotes from real patients.

In this warm, reassuring, enlightening book, Dr. Finkelstein takes you beyond conventional medicine to examine the intricate network of factors that lie behind many common illnesses—and empowers you to take your health back. It's time to walk down another path, one where the answers are in the questions.

Product Details

  • File Size: 660 KB
  • Print Length: 373 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062225510
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1 edition (May 7, 2013)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009NF6AGQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #615,847 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MOST READ for healthy living June 7, 2013
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The book is written with intelligence. This book should be taught in every medical school as a prerequisite for preparing doctors to keep people healthy. The 77 questions gives the reader a roadmap for focusing on a path to healthy living. I highly recommend this book. It is a most read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I'm 41% through this book, but can already tell that I want to come back and read it again and make notes. It's heavily highlighted right now. There are so many areas of one's life to consider, if you really read and think about all the questions. It could be life-changing. It's probably inherent with this type of book, but it is easy to get the impression that the author knows everything (or thinks he does) about how to live a life, and that's a little annoying. On the other hand, he does know and present a whole lot and I found little to disagree with. So many self-help books are full of platitudes; this is not like those. Even if, as a result of reading this book, you only make one or two changes in your life, I think it will be a valuable investment in your future. Currently, I'm sort of tired of the intense reading that I was doing with this book, and am taking a break, but definitely will finish it later. It's not a page-turner.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very important ideas for getting the best health. July 1, 2013
By Cherie
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I bought and read the book, and then bought 2 more because I didn't want to give away my original. This is a great book to share with people who are important in you life.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book June 21, 2013
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This book can help u find ways to improve your health a great read! I have found it helpful and I read a lot of self help books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide for Healthy Personal Growth! November 27, 2013
By Sally
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Excellent questions to evoke thoughtful responses vs. quick one word answers. Thorough explanations throughout the book. Very inspiring. I would love to see everyone read this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely wonderful. So many insights that were a paradigm shift to send me on the best path for health.
There's also a Facebook page ([...] and a blog ([...] that have helped me stay on-track. Definitely a worthy read, and a huge benefit to me.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By C. Fine
Chronic illness is frustrating and effects the whole family. Sometimes it can feel hopeless. But Dr. Finkelstein shows readers how to reexamine their health and find practical solutions by asking the 77 questions doctors, patients, and their families generally don't know to ask. This is a great book for health practitioners as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By William
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Good read and a great audio version. To get the most out of it you should go back with your spouse and write out your answers to get the most out of it. A great gift as a wakeup call for the deceived American populus.
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