|Author:||Dr Rachel Abrams|
Are you tired? Do you suffer from chronic pain-headaches, backaches, or pelvic discomfort? Do you experience depression or feel anxious? Do you have allergies, rashes or autoimmune issues? Have you lost your sex drive somewhere along the way? If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may be suffering from a condition that Rachel Carlton Abrams, M.D. calls Chronic Body Depletion. The condition can be related to weight gain, high blood pressure, exhaustion, and many other symptoms that leave the body run down. In BodyWise, Dr. Rachel shows us not only how to treat the symptoms that plague us, but offers strategies for optimum health and lifelong healing. Dr. Rachel presents an integrative approach that balances conventional medicine, wellness practices, and intuition to heal the body both physically and emotionally. Exploring the causes of today's most chronic health issues, BodyWise teaches women to understand the body's innate wisdom, and to use a customized 28-day plan to restore their five fundamentals of health: eating, sleeping, moving, loving, and finding purpose. Written with the wisdom of a top physician but the warmth and humor of a close friend, BodyWise is a compelling and life-changing work that delivers hope, knowledge, and advice on how to live a life that is healthy and truly fulfilling.
BodyWise teaches women to listen to the natural intelligence of their bodies so they can heal their symptoms and attain lasting health and well-being.
Bodywise is simply superb. And oh, so practical. It will convince you about how and why to make food and supplements your go-to medicines. I highly recommend this book. -- Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the New York Times bestsellers Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Wellbeing, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause Direct, deeply knowledgeable and inspiring. I would follow Rachel Abrams anywhere. Thankfully with Rachel, it will be to my sustained health and well-being. I can't wait for this book. BodyWise is so comprehensive and integrates all aspects of the totality of being in a human body, and how to be responsible for and to it...This book is a smart and gentle well-being bible. -- Alanis Morissette A true healer... Rachel Carlton Abrams marries grounded Western medical knowledge with cutting-edge integrative approaches to health, but more important than all of her genius knowledge and old-soul wisdom is the depth and purity of her wide-open heart. When the heart not only informs but leads the doctor-patient relationship, real miracles can happen, and Rachel embodies this quality more than any physician I have ever met -- Lissa Rankin, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine and founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute Bodywise quickly gets to the root of what ails you, showing how you can heal yourself by tuning in to what your symptoms are telling you. This is truly an extraordinary guide for becoming your healthiest self with the right combination of knowledge, self care, and sense of humor -- Sara Gottfried, MD, New York Times bestselling author ofThe Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet Dr. Abrams offers practical steps to get you feeling better and more in touch with your body.Whether you have pain, are wondering about hormone replacement therapy or simply want to improve your health, Bodywise offers you a path to success -- Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, President of the Academy Integrative Health and Medicine and author of The Heart Speaks There is a common language and wisdom available to every human being since the beginning of time, a great treasure, which we can find if we take time to listen for it. This is what Dr. Rachel Abrams, MD. teaches to us in this remarkable book. It is the language of our bodies and the wisdom which it brings to our consciousness is truly the truth we can learn and trust. It is the physician within each of us and it is what does the real healing. A surgeon can repair a wound but the life force within us does the healing and this is who you will meet and learn from as you study this book and age into health -- Gladys Taylor McGarey, MD. MD[H]. Bodywise is packed with practical information and a step-by-step process by which any woman can better understand herbody and find healing, as well as a life of love and purpose. Dr. Rachel takes complex concepts and relates them to you as if she were your best friend, helping you to find the kind of life you are seeking and the path to healing that is particular to you -- Alan Gaby, MD, author of Nutritional Medicine Dr Rachel Abrams is amazingly caring and conscientious. I have benefitted from her considerable conventional medical knowledge as well as from her skill with natural remedies. She has kept a careful eye over my welfare all the way from California and has maintained a friendly and professional relationship with my South African doctors who have welcomed her contributions happily. It is because they have not been intrusive. My South African medical team and I hold her in very high regard and hope her book is as successful as it deserves to be for the benefit of even more people. God bless you -- Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town. Rachel Abrams is a truly exceptional physician, who has the breadth of interest and intellect to consider a patient's entire experience, not just limited pathologies. Where many health books focus on limited topics, BodyWise considers a huge range of factors that may affect our wellbeing. Like its author, it offers abundant hope, wisdom, and practical measures to address a vast range of issues. I wish I could make BodyWise required reading for anyone who wants to live a full, rich, active, and healthy life. -- Martha Beck, bestselling author, life coach and columnist for O, The Oprah magazine Dr Rachel Abrams is a lifelong expert on women's health, and her new book BodyWise is a revelation-a guide to achieving total health and wellbeing written with the authority of a world class physician and the warmth of a dear friend. Packed with specific treatment advice and a paradigm-shifting view of whole body health, this book will empower you to be the healthiest, and happiest, version of yourself. -- Mark Hyman, MD, author of the New York Times bestseller, Eat Fat Get Thin, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine BodyWise represents the reMEMBERING of our hearts - the wisdom voice within each of us that helps us to reconnect with the natural world, our friends and family, our purpose in this lifetime, and the awareness of our own intelligence. Dr Rachel has connected with the simple wisdom by truly listening to what people have been sharing with her for years as a healer - the wisdom of knowing what is out of balance and the receptivity, based upon her compassionate presence, to support the return to balance, to vibrant living, and to optimal health. We are blessed to hear the evolutionary expression of Dr Rachel's voice as a true healer and as a consummate teacher. -- Patrick Hannaway, MD, President, Institute for Functional Medicine Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams has created a wonderful combination of concepts and stories, all geared toward teaching you how to listen to your body, tap into your inner wisdom and find the happy healthy life you are looking for. As a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Abrams brings insight, experience and humor to her writing. I highly recommend this book for anyone yearning to find your inner wise self, that voice within that is waiting to welcome you with open arms -- Molly M. Roberts, MD, MS, ABIHM, Past President of the American Holistic Medical Association, Board member of the Academy of Integrative Health Chronic fatigue, chronic pain, chronic sleep problems, anxiety/depression, weight gain, and a decrease in sexual function are a common list of problems I see in my practice every day... and often, all in the same individual. Dr Rachel Carlton Abrams has taken her 20 years of clinical experience, her research/insights/intuition and intellect to bear, in producing this resourceful book for men and women who have one or more of these problems. Readers can gain advice on common sense practical approaches, plus be exposed to some of the most well-known natural medicine therapies to approach their health issues. Self-help resources such as BodyWise...can help to turn a life towards the positive. -- Tori Hudson, N.D. Author, Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine; Clinical Professor, National University of Natural Medicine, Bastyr University and SW College of Naturopathic Medicine. Medical Director, A Woman's Time Dr Rachel Abrams has written the bible for any woman wanting to hear the wise voice of her own heart, mind, and body. You know those complaints women share with each other over lunch, like fatigue, anxiety, low libido...? Dr Abrams gives practical, holistic and brilliant ways to alleviate each one. Best of all, she empowers women to trust themselves and lead in their own healing. I'm giving this book to my daughter and every friend I have. -- Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD, Co-founder and President, The Gottman Institute If you are looking to create health and vitality in your life, this a must read book that integrates science with the transformative power of curiosity to access inner wisdom so you can heal and thrive from within. -- Daniel Friedland, MD, Founding Chair, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, CEO, SuperSmartHealth, author, Leading Well from Within Rachel Abrams has created the most comprehensive guide I've ever seen for women's health. By brilliantly showing how to use the body as the most reliable diagnostic tool for healing, Dr. Abrams is paving the way for practitioners and patients alike to integrate body intelligence into wellness. This is a book worth having by your nightstand for sure! -- Steve Sisgold, author of Whole Body Intelligence
Dr Rachel graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, received her Medical Degree at the University of California, San Francisco and a Masters Degree in Holistic Health and Medical Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. She practised as a conventional family practice physician for seven years, prior to establishing an integrative medicine practice that allows her to focus on preventive and comprehensive care in more depth. At Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine, Dr Rachel spends more time with her patients exploring the important connections between health and vitality, relationships, lifestyle choices, work and environment. She discusses potential avenues for treatment from both conventional and holistic medicine for all medical concerns, from lifestyle changes to herbal and supplement therapy to prescription medication. Her goal is always to assist her patients in healing from within and to limit the number of supplements or medications that they need to take, while maintaining their optimal health.