- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (April 13, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385485751
- ISBN-13: 978-0385485753
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,096,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Path to Healing Hardcover – April 13, 1998
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From Publishers Weekly
Sullivan is a naturopathic physician who uses a combination of nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, exercise and massage to "heal people, not diseases." She supplies detailed nutritional advice here, including her "ten-day detoxification diet" for beginning a healthier lifestyle, and blood-type diets for maintenance (for example, type As, she explains, tend to be analytical and anxious, and should be vegetarian). Through many specific case studies, Sullivan reveals that another large part of her practice is listening to her patients talk about themselves. Feelings of low self-worth, she contends, are at the root of many physical ailments, and learning of her patients' abusive relationships, bad childhoods or everyday stresses help her design an appropriate treatment for each individual. Sullivan, who is African American, claims that naturopathy works for everyone "regardless of color," but she focuses on "the most common and most damaging ailments that plague black America," including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, addictions, HIV/AIDS and cancer. She also delivers a long diatribe on racism in "white America" and charges the CIA with developing and distributing HIV "for the purpose of reducing the world population, especially people of color." These ill-advised comments seem to contradict her "we are all children of God... one people" references, and may turn off readers to what is otherwise an unusual and provocative addition to the crowded shelf of wellness guides.
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"This [book] is a treasure."
--Iyanla Vanzant, Author of In the Meantime
"Dr. Sullivan has captured the essence of holistic health for all Americans."
--Robert S. Ivker, D.O., President of the American Holistic Medical Association, author of Sinus Survival
"Dr. Sullivan is truly a pioneer in alternative medicine. Wise, informative and practical, A Path to Healing is a map to wellness that will guide us into the new millennium."
--Tavis Smiley, "BET Tonight" and "The Tom Joyner Morning Show"
"A Path to Healing is a powerful and compelling guide that transcends the merely physical to also deeply engage the reader in the emotional and spiritual determinants of their health."
--Joseph E. Pizzorno, N.D., founding president of Bastyr University, author of Total Wellness, coauthor of the bestselling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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