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Super Healing: The Clinically Proven Plan to Maximize Recovery from Illness or Injury Hardcover – September 4, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1594866319 ISBN-10: 1594866317 Edition: First Edition

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; First Edition edition (September 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594866317
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594866319
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #637,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

JULIE K. SILVER, MD, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, is a renowned expert in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) and is on the medical staff at Brigham and Women's, Massachusetts General, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. She is an award-winning writer and the author/editor of more than a dozen books, including a number of medical textbooks and the book After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger. She is the recipient of the most prestigious honor bestowed by the American Cancer Society, The Lane Adams Quality of Life Award. She lives outside of Boston.

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Julie Silver, MD is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Chief Editor of Books at Harvard Health Publications. Dr. Silver directs all health content officially coming from Harvard Medical School that comes out in books. She is an award-winning author and has edited/written many books that focus on healing.

Dr. Silver was diagnosed with cancer in her thirties and after she healed, she developed a special interest in cancer rehabilitation. Her mission is to offer cancer survivors evidence-based cancer rehabilitation services that will help them heal and function as well as possible. She is the founder of Oncology Rehab Partners, LLC, a healthcare company dedicated to helping hospitals and cancer centers develop and implement cancer rehabilitation services through the STAR Program® Certifications.

Her work in cancer rehabilitation was recognized by the American Cancer Society in 2006 when she was awarded the prestigious Lane Adams Quality of Life award. In 2010, she was chosen by Massachusetts General Hospital for THE ONE HUNDRED award that is given to 100 people in the United States who are making a significant difference in cancer care.

Dr. Silver is currently on the medical staffs of Brigham and Womens, Massachusetts General and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospitals in Boston.
Dr. Silver is a frequent guest on national TV shows and is quoted regularly by major newspapers and magazines. She blogs for DoctorOz.com and FreelanceMD.com. She is the mother of three children who have written two award-winning books for the American Cancer Society titled Our Mom is Getting Better and Our Dad is Getting Better. To find out more about her work, visit her website at www.JulieSilverMD.com.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Richard Materson MD on September 14, 2007
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Imagine you are a person whose life has been upended by illness or accident and you are struggling to return to optimum health and life quality. But you don't know where to turn for reliable scientifically grounded advice. Now imagine that a wonderful young physician specialist in rehabilitation medicine is going to sit down with you and go through a step by step process for you to reach your goals. You won't have to imagine that this physician has herself toured the path of recovery (from breast cancer) as she has already described that in her After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger which won her the American Cancer Association's prestigious Lane Adams Quality of Life Award. Now, Dr. Silver has returned to see that the Super Healing principles she had begun to identify could be razor honed to apply generally to virtually all persons who are no longer amongst the totally well. As your personal consultant Dr. Silver takes you on a beautiful train tour of Super Healing land (which she names the Healing Zone).
Using elegant, near poetic verbiage which is lay person friendly and reads easily; and which is peppered with stories and famous critical literature quotations, this is like sound motherly or sisterly advice (from a genuine expert) She crafts a method for creating and sticking with "a plan to heal" which considers the entire armamentarium of evidence based scientific medicine, to sound nutrition, proper progressive exercise, effective rest and sleep, pain control, facilitating loving human attachments, mind-body medicine and harnessing spiritual energy. Detailed "how to's" are provided. A reader will begin to experience the healing immediately as these positive words are digested and acted upon.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Alice Berger on October 11, 2007
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If you've just had major surgery or gone through cancer treatments, you probably now find yourself in the Healing Zone. Your primary goal is to heal your body as quickly and easily as possible. Super Healing can help.

Dr. Silver, a physiatrist (doctor specializing in rehabilitation medicine), will help you put together your own Super Healing plan, incorporating eight healing strategies designed to maximize healing.

Physical goals include getting proper exercise and not tiring your body unnecessarily with chores that drain you but don't contribute to healing. They also include getting proper nutrition, especially those foods that specifically heal whatever problem you're currently facing.

Proper rest is also important, and working with your doctor to alleviate pain will help to ensure you can get at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.

In addition to caring for your body, proper mental and emotional care is important. While Dr. Silver understands it's not always easy to keep a positive mental attitude when you're not feeling well, there are certain steps you can take to try not to let yourself get too down.

Getting appropriate emotional needs met by the people around you can help, also. So can connecting to your spiritual needs, whatever your faith.

When all of these elements are brought together into a plan, comprised of short and long term goals, healing is accelerated. Dr. Silver has used this plan with many of her patients and also for herself, as a cancer survivor. If you follow it, she assures you that you'll have an easier trip through the Healing Zone.

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Reviewer: Alice Berger, Muse Reviews
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adriana on February 9, 2014
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This is good advise for anyone with a health issue, though it is largely what you would anticipate--exercise, relaxation, good diet, no smoking or drinking.
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