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The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life Hardcover – January 30, 2018
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“The Healing Self is a quantum leap forward in the integration of science, medicine, wisdom and health. As Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi powerfully show, our first line of healing lies inside us, and the choices we make today are crucial to lifelong wellness.” –Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global
"The Healing Self, as revealed by Chopra and Tanzi, is a natural extension of the immunity and inflammation that can be managed by the concrete approach of these seasoned authors." –Mehmet Oz, M.D., Professor of Surgery, NYP-Columbia University
“Stress unequivocally affects the immune system and susceptibility to diseases. In The Healing Self, Chopra and Tanzi provide both a holistic and scientific perspective to understand this complex relationship and promote health.” –Eric J. Topol, MD, Professor of Molecular Medicine, Scripps Research Institute and author of The Patient Will See You Now
“Perhaps the major medical breakthrough of our time is the discovery that most, if not all, chronic disorders begin years earlier than the first symptoms. We've learned that about Alzheimer's — that it's 20 years in the making. The Healing Self reminds us how important it is that we care for our brains and our bodies at the earliest stage possible.” –Maria Shriver, journalist and founder, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement
“Most chronic disorders begin years earlier than the first symptoms. The Healing Self is a great resource in showing readers how to use this knowledge for enhancing immunity, slowing the aging process, and going beyond conventional prevention.” –Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF and author of The Spectrum
“As an academic dean and steward of population health, I understand the damaging effect of prolonged stress and inflammation on overall well-being. Research has shown us that many chronic diseases – such as diabetes and heart disease – can be greatly improved or even prevented through behavioral interventions. Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi’s book The Healing Self provides a potential blueprint for lasting behavioral change through diet, exercise, rest, and positive human connection. This book has the power to enhance individual health and impact many of today’s public health challenges.” –Bess H. Marcus, PhD, Professor of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Dean of Brown University School of Public Health
“In this landmark book, Drs. Chopra and Tanzi show us that true healing begins with self-healing, a journey of recognizing and nurturing the healing self and the acceptance of our 'dual role' as both the healer and the healed. The healing self is our very own nature, that intelligence which creates, nurtures and sustains all life as we know it.” –Paul Mills, PhD, Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Chief of University of California, San Diego, Behavioral Medicine Division
“Deepak Chopra and Rudy Tanzi once again effectively harness their scientific training and passionate commitment to advancing well-being in this accessible, life-changing compendium of cutting-edge tools that will extend your health span and improve your sense of meaning, connection, and flourishing. As inspiring as it is informative, The Healing Self shows us how to use our minds to open our awareness and create daily routines to improve our physical and mental health. Bravo to our guides and to you for taking these practical steps toward healing in your life!” –Daniel J. Siegel, MD, Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine and New York Times Bestselling author of Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human and Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence
“The body has an extraordinary healing system. Yet most of us do not know how to activate that system to create vibrant health and prevent disease. Drs. Chopra and Tanzi map out a comprehensive strategy to turn on that healing system and engage your immune system in the healing response. In The Healing Self you will find a practical set of tools informed by the latest science for lifelong health and healing. This book has the power to change your health forever.” –Mark Hyman, MD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Fat, Get Thin
“The wellness movement takes a quantum leap thanks to The Healing Self. It explains how the choices we make today, including choices such as diet and stress relief that affect our microbiomes and immune system, are crucial to lifelong health. No one explains this better and in greater depth than Chopra and Tanzi. Their combination of medicine and wisdom is unique.” –Rob Knight, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering, UC San Diego and author of Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System and Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes
“With clarity and eloquence, Drs. Chopra and Tanzi masterfully marshal the latest scientific evidence demonstrating that the root cause of many illnesses and disease is chronic stress and inflammation. More importantly, The Healing Self gives us a clear and concise roadmap that allows us to use this information to heal ourselves and stay healthy for life.” –James R. Doty, M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery and Director, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and New York Times bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
About the Author
DR. RUDOLPH E. TANZI, Ph.D., a New York Times bestselling author, is Professor of Neurology and holder of the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Neurology at Harvard University. He serves as the Vice-Chair of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tanzi is a pioneer in studies aimed at identifying genes for neurological disease. He co-discovered all three genes that cause early-onset familial Alzheimer's Disease (AD), including the first AD gene, and currently spearheads the Alzheimer's Genome Project. He is also developing new therapies for treating and preventing AD based on his genetic discoveries. Dr. Tanzi was named to TIME magazine's TIME 100 Most Influential People" for 2015, and to the list of Harvard 100 Most Influential Alumni. He has also received the highly prestigious Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for his pioneering studies of Alzheimer's disease. He has professionally played keyboards with Joe Perry and Aerosmith, and is the host of Super Brain on public television.
- Publisher : Harmony; 1st edition (January 30, 2018)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0451495527
- ISBN-13 : 978-0451495525
- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #274,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It was then, in steps, that I came to understand how profound of an effect my chronic depression, and then extreme anxiety had had on my body. I got this book because I was specifically interested in the chapter on inflammation, and the body's reaction to stress. What I found, however, was the most thorough book I've ever read on the physical proof behind an unhealthy diet and mind.
My road away from anxiety, toward health and wellness, has been long and hard, and it's still in progress. I've been targeting books on anxiety, diet, and meditation for months now, but this book offered me something I felt I'd been missing. The why's of what I'm doing. And it also put a face and a name to what I've otherwise been struggling to define. What I'm doing, where I'm trying to go, what is my ultimate outcome? I've KNOWN what it is for a long time, but defining clearly has been difficult. But today, with this book, I found my definition:
"If you pay attention, there are many moments when you feel safe and secure; life looks beautiful; the mind is quiet and calm; you feel free of regret and worries; the past brings no bad memories; you find it easy to accept and appreciate your life and the people in it; an inner joy bubbles up; or you somehow feel that a higher presence exists and enfolds you."
THAT is it! That's the definition I've been missing. The previously undefined goal I'm moving toward. I have long been working on many of the concepts or changes found in this book, but it brought them together in a way I found entirely enlightening and rewarding, and I also feel as if it will have a profound impact on my life moving forward!!!
I spent last year in the hospital through ER three different times. I have Afib and other heart related issues.
I appreciate Dr. Chopra's holistic approach to healing. Our western medicine leaves much to be desired.
his book is well researched and yet written so the layman can benefit from the studies done.
health does not have to be a complicated matter. and it gave me courage to take control of my own.
I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to make common sense and a real doctor's guide to their own body a combined plan for optimal health!
In all, an interesting and enlightening book by Chopra, which any fan will like immensely.
By Sarah on August 1, 2019