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This Is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Embryonic Stem Cells, Indian Adventures, and Ultimate Self-Healing Paperback – January 8, 2013
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"With passionate emotional honesty interlaced with touches of humor, This is How I Save My Life exposes the stark realities of Lyme Disease and takes us on one woman's journey of desperation, hope and survival against all odds. Amy's story needs to be told. She's truly an enlightened voice of inspiration for those suffering from chronic illness."- Joanna Kerns, Actress and Director
"Scher opens your eyes to new possibilities. She brings you into her soul as she travels the bumps in the road." - Library at the End of the Universe
"To me, what is special is Amy's mind-body-spirit journey that accompanied her stem-cell treatment and return to health. Her story is much more than stem cells merely being injected into her in an exotic foreign location; it is one of a transformation of consciousness that allowed these cells to flourish." - Laurance Johnston, Ph.D, Spinal Cord Injury Expert and Author
"I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is in the market for a very inspirational story." - Chic Lit Central Review
From the Author
When I took my first trip to India in 2007 for a controversial medical treatment, I never imagined the spiritual and emotional caravan I would embark on. Being a part of the cows, the colors and the culture in Delhi allowed me to embrace a journey of true transformation--one that I carried with me and continued long after I arrived back home in California.
The mind-body-spirit connection and all that it encompasses was one of the unexpected gifts I received from my pilgrimage in India. It turns out there is more to health than the physical body.
While I've been writing ever since I can remember, I never imagined as a little girl, my first book would be about this. Lyme disease entered my life without warning, seemingly almost destroyed it, but in the end turned out to be the catalyst for me finally becoming the person I was always intended to be. That, I've learned is the coolest thing about life though. It gets you right to where you need to be, even if it's a twisty, scary, ride that sometimes seems to be going nowhere.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a no-holds-barred story of a spunky young lady's healing journey and adventures. It is honest, gritty, amusing and inspirational. You just fall in love with her attitude. The ending is also quite insightful. I recommend this book to anyone whether you are on your own healing journey or just looking for a good story.
"*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."
Amy Scher describes her trip to India for stem cell treatment, which seemingly helped her overcome gross symptoms of chronic Lyme disease. Autoimmune, neurological, and physical debilities all contribute to misunderstanding and poor treatment of this disease, to whom Ms. Scher's story offers somewhat exotic possibilities for relief.Embryonic stem cell treatments gave her the strength and hope she needed to make headway against the disease with some remarkable results. As an energy healer today, she continues to use and recommend a variety of energy methods and medicines to live a more normal, healthy life.
Amy's book is well-worth reading for what she goes through to obtain treatment in India and how that treatment affects her disease modalities. Some of the entries throughout the book are from the author's blogs and diaries during her treatment time with less emphasis and time given to progress after that treatment phase. Still, the subject matter carried my interest and gave plenty of pause for thought..
Chronic Lyme sufferers deserve concerted US Public Health funding and support of affordable care for all who need it.
Having said all of that, her triumph of spirit and soul and the honest, frank self-realizations she shares are inspiring. I am so thankful that I got this book. I am so thankful that Amy went first and wrote about it, sharing it with so many people. I am so thankful that at a time when I needed to hear about my own responsibilities I got smacked in the head three times from three different places just to be sure I listened (and this book was one of those places).
It isn't preachy or self professing. She simply tells her journey towards health physically, emotionally and spiritually (not necessarily in a religious way btw).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am surprised at the good reviews. I found this poorly written and not very helpful for most Lymies. How many of us can travel to exotic locations for treatment? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Laura Stewart
I read this book in two days as I had been going thru the lyme thing for a good many years, estimated at 20 years now. Read morePublished 18 months ago by World Traveller
Throughout this book, I could not believe how fearless Amy was. And her attitude...lets just say I felt set straight a bit. No more pity party here because I have lyme! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Carianne Nadeau
A remarkable book in many ways. Amy Scher's journey to India for stem cell treatment led her to a different understanding of the relationship between her physical self and her... Read morePublished on May 9, 2014 by G. Onnen
You can't help but fall in love with Amy's personality as you read this book. You "witness" her struggles and fears, her successes and triumphs-- and you feel as though... Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by Chelsey Hammes
I truly loved reading this book and found it difficult to put down. Having been on the lyme journey myself I found Amy's story so inspirational. Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by Laurie B
Although I'm not finished reading the book, I'm enjoying every page. Honest to the core, I feel like I know Amy's journey through alternative methods to cure her crippling disease... Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by kymshafer