After stumbling upon some studies that linked MS outcomes to diet and lifestyle, Dr. Stancic undertook a radically different approach to managing her illness. Within a relatively short time period she was off all MS medications, walking normally, resumed dancing, and in 2010 she ran a marathon!
Today she lives an active, symptom free life, and takes no medications for multiple sclerosis.
Now, in What’s Missing from Medicine: Six Lifestyle Changes to Overcome Chronic Illness, Dr. Stancic shares her own inspiring story and explains the incredible power that specific lifestyle changes can have for those living with chronic illness. Her prescription to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis, and many others, is what readers will find in this book.
Dr. Stancic is also highly critical of the medical community’s lack of success when it comes to treating chronic illness, and that’s why What’s Missing from Medicine is both a prescription for a better life for each of us, as well as a clarion call for the medical establishment to make these lifestyle changes an integral part of the practice of medicine.
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Table of Contents
Foreword Dean Ornish, MD xi
Chapter 1 The Man-Made Epidemic of Chronic Disease 1
Chapter 2 The Lifestyle Medicine Solution 15
Chapter 3 The Plant-Centered Plate 35
Chapter 4 The Importance of Movement Every Day 63
Chapter 5 Living Better with Mindful Stress Management 91
Chapter 6 Establishing Good Sleeping Habits 113
Chapter 7 Substance Intake Awareness 131
Chapter 8 The Healing Power of Human Connection 145
Appendix A Food Diary Template 171
Appendix B Sleep Diary Template 175