Kicking Sick: Your Go-To Guide for Thriving with Chronic Health Conditions

Kicking Sick: Your Go-To Guide for Thriving with Chronic Health Conditions


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Kicking Sick: Your Go-To Guide for Thriving with Chronic Health Conditions by Amy Kurtz

Has a chronic health issue taken over your life? More than half of us in the US are struggling with at least one.

Amy Kurtz gets it. Starting in her mid-teens, she endured two perfect storms of illness that progressed into her twenties. It earned her the label “the sick chick”—and the shame, fear, isolation, and frustration that comes with it.

She’s radically improved her health, and today she’s helping men and women of all ages live well regardless of their health situation.

With honesty, humor, and empathy, Kicking Sick shows you how to jettison despair, tune in to your body and inner wisdom, take charge, and build an effective support circle of medical experts, friends, and family.

Kicking Sick also brings you essential advice from Amy’s own A-team of experts—the ones crucial to her own turnaround: her personal physician Mark Hyman, gastroenterologist Gerard Mullin, endocrinologist Philip Felig, Crazy Sexy Cancer author Kris Carr, new thought leader Gabby Bernstein, and renowned yogi Elena Brower, plus many real life “glow warriors.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622036653
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 549,169
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Amy Kurtz is a wellness expert, an AADP-certified Holistic Health Coach, speaker, and a regular contributor on popular wellness websites such as mindbodygreen and Yoganonymous. She lives in New York City. For more information, visit 

Mark Hyman, MD, is a practicing family physician, a nine-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor for The Huffington Post, and was a regular medical contributor on many television shows and channels including CBS This Morning, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The View, Katie, and The Dr. Oz Show.

Table of Contents

Foreword Mark Hyman, Md ix

Dear Beautiful You 1

1 What's Amy Got to Do With It? 5

2 From Sick Chick to Glow Warrior 19

3 Self-Care Is Health Care 29

4 Be Your Own Best Advocate 53

5 Wellness Work 101 71

6 Food Fabulous Food! 85

7 Movin' On Up 105

8 Find Your Spiritual Center 121

9 Social Studies 139

10 Smile! You're A Glow Warrior! 161

Notes 193

Resources 195

Art Credits 199

Acknowledgments 201

Index 203

About The Author 207

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amy Kurtz’s Kicking Sick is an amazing resource guide for anyone suffering with a chronic health condition, or knows someone that is. Amy Kurtz gracefully and vulnerably details her struggle, and shows the reader they are not alone in their journey back to health. Kicking Sick is a necessary guide that empowers the reader, and implants the seed of thought that they are not defined by their health crisis. Through stories of other women dealing with various health struggles, to interviews from her A-list team of Doctors and healers, Amy provides a perfect mix of eastern and western philosophies that will give readers different options, strategies, and ideas for thriving with a medical condition, or just feeling better in general. If you are feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or just want to be able to connect better with someone that is, you need to read this book!!