The Other Side of Impossible: Ordinary People Who Faced Daunting Medical Challenges and Refused to Give Up

The Other Side of Impossible: Ordinary People Who Faced Daunting Medical Challenges and Refused to Give Up

by Susannah Meadows


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ISBN-13: 9780812996487
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 372,731
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Susannah Meadows is a former senior writer for Newsweek. She has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times, writing a column for the Arts section about books. During her career she has covered the 2004 presidential campaign, the aftermath of 9/11, and the Duke lacrosse scandal, among many other stories. She has appeared on CBS This Morning, CNN, MSNBCFox News, ESPN, Charlie Rose, and The Brian Lehrer Show. She lives with her husband and twin sons in Brooklyn.

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Table of Contents

1 Shepherd's Story, Part 1: The Leap 3

2 Instead of an Introduction: A Community of the Defiant 19

3 Shepherd's Story, Part 2: The Science of Our Guts 22

4 Terry Wahls: How Far Can Moxie Take You? 34

5 Diet and Inflammation: Terry Looks for Proof 59

6 The Science of Success: What Makes Us Try and Try Again 69

7 Amanda Hanson: Love and Sacrifice 72

8 Jamie Stelter: The Raw Fuel of Optimism 107

9 The Science of the Mind and Body: "Things Shift Toward Wellness" 142

10 Annie Salafsky: Saying No to No 148

11 The Science of Hope: Agency vs. Learned Helplessness 176

12 Trusting Her Son: Amy and Jaxon Chan Take On ADHD with Diet 182

13 Amy Thieringer: Evolution of a Healer 214

14 Shepherd's Story, Part 3: The Surprise 236

Afterword: The Landing 248

Acknowledgments 255

Diary of a Gut: Terry Wahls's Menu on August 26, 2016 257

The Evidence for Omega-3s and Probiotics 259

Bang for Your Broccoli 263

The Work Left to Be Done 267

Glossary 269

Selected Bibliography 275

Index 287

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