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End Chronic Disease: The Healing Power of Beliefs, Behaviors, and Bacteria

End Chronic Disease: The Healing Power of Beliefs, Behaviors, and Bacteria

by Kathleen DiChiara


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Why do some people successfully overcome illness and others don't? Researcher and health advocate explores the healing power of our thoughts, habits, and microbiome.

Millions of people are struggling through the vicious cycle of chronic symptoms that are associated with internal inflammation and immune dysregulation. And yet, determining the root cause of inflammation can be so challenging...until now!
Nutrition educator, researcher, and health advocate Kathleen DiChiara aims to answer the question of what truly conditions the body to overcome illness. She shares her passion for functional medicine, microbiology, and growth mind-set, and helps readers discover the key strategies that impact the three driving forces for optimal health: beliefs, behavior, and bacteria.
In this book, readers will find a health-conscious and practical guide to build physical health and immunity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401957117
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 02/18/2020
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,071,570
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kathleen DiChiara is a functional nutrition practitioner, researcher, and author. She has dedicated her work to increasing the public's knowledge about the connection between nutrition and patterns of disease. Kathleen broke into the field of nutrition to uncover the root cause of her own disease and heal herself and her family. Her dramatic story has been featured in the award-winning documentary film Secret Ingredients. She is an international speaker, president, and founder of Rhode to Health, Inc., and she teaches online nutrition courses.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Beliefs 15

Values: Congruence Creates Harmony 19

Wisdom: I Am My Own Healer 26

Nourishment: Food Is Information 33

Intuition: Self-Trust Is My Most Powerful Guide 45

Emotions: Positive Feelings Recondition the Mind and Body to Heal 51

Connection: The Health of Each Is Bound by the Health of All 60

Part II Behaviors 71

Drop the Disease Labels 73

Eat on the Wild Side 77

Master Your Attention 83

Learn to Breathe 89

Reclaim the Power of Sleep 94

Protect Your Microbial Allies 101

Simplify 105

Redefine Stress 110

Move Your Body Often 116

Pick Three 121

Cook Your Own Food 127

Have Faith 131

Connect with Nature 136

Press Pause 140

Honor Your Transitions 144

Take Action 148

Part III Bacteria 153

Setting the Stage: First 1,000 Days 160

Biodiversity is Key 164

Reconnect 168

Everything Has a Purpose 172

Immunity 177

Built-in Apothecary 182

Exercise Sets the Mood 186

A Good Night's Sleep 189

It's about Relationships 192

Connecting the Dots 196

Afterword 201

Selected Bibliography 204

Acknowledgments 219

About the Author 222

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