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Chew on Things - It Helps You Think: Words of Wisdom from a Worried Canine Hardcover – March 15, 2007
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She graduated magna cum laude in biology from Harvard University and then received her PhD in Neuro- and Biobehavioral Sciences (studying diet and sleep) and MD from Stanford University. Her psychiatry internship and residency were at the University of California - San Francisco, and she is Board certified in Psychiatry with previous Added Qualification in Geriatric Psychiatry.
She is licensed to practice conventional medicine in Arizona and California. She has been also nationally certified in biofeedback, a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and a licensed physician in homeopathy/integrative medicine in Arizona. She has served on the faculties at Harvard Medical School, University of California - San Francisco, and the University of Arizona.
Dr. Bell has published over 140 professional papers and a dozen book chapters on her clinical research in these areas, including on diet, nutrition, sleep, biofeedback, environmental medicine, and homeopathy. Her focus is finding information on new research findings and bringing them to people who need to know.
Her current research focuses on the relationship between complex systems and network science and theories of leading complementary and alternative medicine systems of care such as homeopathy. She was chosen as one of the Best Doctors in the Pacific region of the US in 1996 and in the US in 1998.
She has left clinical practice and is now a full-time researcher, educator, consultant, and writer. As a type 1 diabetic who has dealt with other chronic inflammatory conditions, she understands the everyday experience of people struggling with inflammatory health challenges as both a doctor and a patient.
Her other recent books include the self-help award-winning book, Getting Whole, Getting Well: Healing Holistically from Chronic Illness; the humorous/inspirational and award-winning books by her shy and anxious dog (helpful for shy and/or anxious people too!) Chew on Things - It Helps You Think: Words of Wisdom from a Worried Canine, and the Chew on Things Workbook for Fellow Worriers. She is also the author of Clinical Ecology: A New Medical Approach to Environmental Illness. She scans the medical research literature daily to bring you the latest insights into how alternative therapies and natural remedies could help you overcome your chronic health condition.
Top Customer Reviews
This little soft-coated wheaten terrier is wise and also zen-like in his remarks -- calms me right down without Prozac, Xanax, alcohol, or other chemical restraints! Dr. Bell counterposes harmonizing quotes from famous humans. One of my favorites is on page 14, where Dogtor Casey is dealing with 'bad hair days'. Here Lily Tomlin also tells us, "Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it." It took me a moment to 'get' that, but what a wonderful laugh once I did! This is how Casey and Iris reach into your heart and affectionately tweak your mind at the same time: with subtle, gentle, accurate comments on things we all face. Grab the book -- it costs a lot less than therapy or medications, and you come out with an attitude adjustment that lasts and lasts!
Meant to be referenced like a motivator for the day rather than something one would read from cover to cover in one sitting, the format of the book follows a two-page spread concept; the comments by a scholarly albeit fretfully anthropomorphic Casey followed by an apropos quotation from a notable celebrity or great thinker on the left page suggests the theme depicted in the full-page color photo on the right. The photos are all of Casey captured in all his natural glory in various doggy-poses that illustrate his `thought for the spread.' Endearing and clever, no one who looks at this posthumous tribute to Casey's unique doggy wisdom can fail to be charmed by the antics and anthropomorphic thoughts of this sweet canine mentor with the wry and nervous leanings of a furball Woody Allen.
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As for me, I finally got a chance to glimpse through it. It's delightful, sweet, inspiring and amazing. I can easily run through all the adjectives in the English language and it just won't do till you have the book in hand. It is just a lovely little book bound to cheer someone up.
I have many favorite verses in this book but the one I am looking at this very moment is on page 36 where it says: "Rest up often. It's good for the soul and other body parts." This is where I am at right now in my personal journey. With so much going on in our lives, it's so easy to forget to rest up and that it's good, that it is necessary to rest up. The picture of Casey lying on the couch is just adorable by the way and after I finish this review, that's what I am going to do with my best friend, Dakota (our family master). Another verse, on page 46, is really true too. (Ok, they all are true!) "Hang with your friends sometimes. It helps to watch and ponder with them too."
This book is perfect for someone who is going through a tough time. It is perfect for a "just because" gift. It is perfect for dog lovers and it's perfect for anything.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wish I could give this book to everyone I know. A sweet look at life through the eyes of a soft coated wheaten terrier. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Janeen Clayton
Really a cute book, I purchased it for a friend who's Wheaten had gone to The Rainbow Bridge.Published 3 months ago by Susan Wilson
Fun reading to my kiddos (doggy types). They enjoy being read to and this one is much better than some on my shelf!Published 7 months ago by BarbWire
This book was so much more than I expected - it is filled with rich humor, wonderful philosophy, and the "canine author" really tugs at the heart strings. Read morePublished 13 months ago by JANEO
A fun little book from a canine point of view, full of unique doggy wisdom and accompanied by quotes about life, love, and dogs- all the things that really matter! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Xanthippe Sterling
If you love dogs, you'll love "Chew On Things- It Helps You Think" because this is a book about loving dogs. Read morePublished on April 2, 2008 by Robert Blake
Illustrated with adorable pictures, this is a great book for those who might need a bit of philosophy, a bit of therapy and a bit of a laugh. Read morePublished on March 25, 2008 by Sires