Life Is Your Best Medicine: A Woman's Guide to Health, Healing, and Wholeness at Every Age

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"The division between conventional and traditional medicine is as artificial as the division between science and nature. They can be woven together in a fashion that meets our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This is the foundation upon which integrative medicine is built." -- Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.

In Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day medicine into an elegant message of health and self-affirmation for women of every age. This is a book that can be read cover to cover but also dipped into for inspiration or insight about a particular physical or mental health issue or remedy. We learn that, despite the widespread availability of pharmaceutical medications, advanced surgical care, and state-of-the-art medical technology, chronic illness now affects more than 50% of the American population. The evidence is overwhelmingly clear that much of the chronic disease we are confronting in the United States has its roots in the way we live our lives. Research shows that if Americans embraced a healthier lifestyle, which includes a balance between rest and exercise; wholesome nutrition; healthy weight; positive social interactions; stress management; not smoking; limited alcohol use; and no or limited exposure to toxic chemicals; then 93% of diabetes, 81% of heart attacks, 50% of strokes, and 36% of all cancers could be prevented! This means that each one of us has the power to shift the odds of being healthy in our favor. And if you do get sick, being fit gives you a much better chance for getting well. Your health has a great deal more to do with your lifestyle and a lot less to do with taking prescription drugs than most people realize.

Part I. The Medicine of My Life is a personal and passionate introduction to the book
Part II. Honoring the Body includes Food, Supplements, Illness, Wholeness
Part III. Awakening the Senses includes Nature, Garden, Music
Part IV. Listening to Spirit includes Humor, Relationships, Play, Meditation, Animals
Epilogue. Contentment

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Title:Life Is Your Best Medicine: A Woman's Guide to Health, Healing, and Wholeness at Every Age
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  • Denise

    Great book by a great woman! Tieraona Low Dog taught a class I attended for Women in Leadership about 5 years ago and she made an extremely powerful impact on my understanding of good nutrition and ho...

  • Rachel

    This book skims the surface of all these dimensions for living your healthiest life. I appreciate the heartfelt advice and need the reminders. It’s not in-depth, not a textbook. It’s just a rounde...

  • Marta

    I loved the retelling of Dr Low Dog's life - from high school droup out, to herbalist to black belt, single mom and doctor. The fact that her biggest step forward came from a Native American disciplin...

  • Annie Sem

    Dr. Low Dog reminds women (and men) of the importance of nutrition, rest, resiliency, and social interaction to quality of life. She gives practical advice that may appeal to a significant number of p...

  • Carol

    This is both a reference type book and a narrative of the author's life experiences that are teaching moments. Low Dog's credentials are impressive yet her style of writing is friendly and easy to rel...

  • Lindsey

    This book is a culmination of different essential oils to use, teas to drink, vitamins to help with many things and how to know which are the best and how important mental well being really is. The im...

  • June Milner

    A very grounded person so I loved her down to earth, holistic approach to all aspects of life. I agree with her view point that physical and mental are entertwined when it comes to health. Treating th...

  • Julieb

    Good source of common sense resolutions for women's health issues. Lots of links to further information. Recommend this book. ...

  • Cindy

    Well written. Full of information to consider. Very interesting....

  • Christina

    I thoroughly enjoyed Life is Your Best Medicine by Dr. Low Dog. The book is a helpful guide for women about living a healthier life. Low Dog has a very interesting background and worked as an herbalis...