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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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Bookworm (March 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979165326
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979165320
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 9.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #716,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Iris Bell, MD PhD is a Board-certified psychiatrist and university professor. She has written and co-authored over a hundred scientific papers on topics ranging from psychiatry to biofeedback to alternative medicine, as well as the impact of personality on health.

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Iris Bell, MD PhD is a Board-certified psychiatrist and has been a leading researcher in complementary and alternative medicine for most of the past 30 years. Her current interests include chronic health problems related to inflammation -- and how to use natural remedies and treatments to reverse them.

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.

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It is perfect for dog lovers and it's perfect for anything.
Busy Mom
It is the delightful and charming new book "written by" Casey B. Worrywart, Dogtor of Philosophy.
K. A. Stevenson
This book is a quick read and is inviting enough to make you want to pick it up again and again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pamela A. Pappas MD on March 16, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I love this book for several reasons. It shares the life and antics of a beloved pet, and I am always a sucker for stories about animals and their people. :-) But this one is unique because it also offers gentle, fuzzy (as in VERY fuzzy), and humorous soothing to people experiencing anxieties big and small (hmmm, this describes all of us at one time or another, no?)

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!
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"Chew On Things -- It Helps You Think: Words Of Wisdom From A Worried Canine" by psychiatrist and alternative medicine researcher Iris Bell is a photo-essay self-help book inspired by Casey -- the author's shy and lovable worrywart of a dog. Combining humorous, insightful, and inspirational comments and quotations from motivational leaders, celebrities, and philosophers with 56 color and 1 black-and-white illustration, "Chew On Things -- It Helps You Think" can be read with appreciation and enjoyment by dog lovers from 8 to 80. A charming and original reminder of how a person (and their canine companion) can love and appreciate others, "Chew On Things -- It Helps You Think" is very highly recommended reading and a worthwhile addition to any personal or community library Self-Help/Self-Improvement reading list or collection.
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Everyone knows that having a furry pet helps you to live a more relaxed life. According to various research studies, just stroking a pet's fur enables the pet owner to stave off depression, loneliness and controls blood pressure better than ACE inhibiting drugs. It just makes sense; focusing on another creature's needs instead of wallowing in your own while basking in the pet's ability to reward with a show of unconditional love, makes you feel better without even going through the effort of thinking about garnering a more positive feeling. Now if just petting an animal can help you do all this, just imagine what it would be like to get advise from your own canine philosopher, Casey B. Worrywart! In "Chew on Things - It Helps You Think," Casey's owner and psychiatrist, Dr. Iris Bell presents her fuzzy wunderkind in a lovely little coffee table offering that can do nothing but make its reader smile.

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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I have to confess something here. I've had this book here for several weeks but I had to wait till my son went to bed so I could read this book. He just would not let go of this book, quite like the little terrier in this book. My son can't read but he sure likes this book and the pictures of Casey seem to have calmed him down. My son is going through a difficult period right now and this little book is his personal treasure. And he carries this book with him everywhere we've been this last few weeks. (He is also a dog lover, well, both of my boys are, and this one seems to be his special book at the moment.)

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.
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