The Art of Health is a fresh and revolutionary approach to health care that teaches you how to take charge of your own health and avoid getting caught up in the expensive, circuitous, fear-based, and often ineffectual medical system. It seeks to highlight what is often overlooked, which is that you, the individual, can be your own best source of vitality by tapping into your innate ability to create a healthy life. Dr. Patel draws on her own experiences treating patients, who have achieved significant improvements in their health and quality of life by following the guidelines covered in this book.
The business of mainstream medicine is getting rich off of Americans who are suffering from poor health and chronic conditions. Prescription drug spending in our country was about $457 billion in 2015, as reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, showed that Americans spent $12.8 billion on out-of-pocket natural product supplements. These amounts only reflect what is spent on medicine itself, not to mention exorbitant costs for visits to see medical or alternative care providers and other associated procedures.
Meanwhile, a 2009 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine reported that the risk of developing common chronic disease goes down by as much as 80 percent from simply following a healthier lifestyle. Where can people go for in-depth guidance on how to improve their lifestyles when a typical health care visit is only 10-15 minutes long? The goal of mainstream medicine and the goal of individuals who want to be healthy are often at odds, and have been for a long time. There are so many simple things we can do and learn for ourselves that will increase quality and longevity of life, yet these things are often overlooked in favor of quick fixes, “cures,” fads, and over-reliance on the medical system.
The Art of Health bypasses these sales pitches of mainstream and alternative health care to bring health back to where we live—life itself. It helps you develop more artful, simple, and effective means toward a healthier lifestyle that is more in tune with your body and who you are. The book also presents a creative approach instead of making health into a formulaic chore or burden. The featured recommendations in this book are not extreme, costly, torturous, or promising of miracle results. Yet they can significantly help prevent illness or improve the symptoms of an existing illness, and potentially even reduce dependence on pharmaceutical drugs or other treatments. Most importantly, they can improve overall quality and enjoyment of life.
Simple yet powerful, this book utilizes the metaphor of health as a work of art, and will help to free up your mind and body by providing a solid blueprint for turning your life and health into your very own creative masterpiece. The Art of Health will introduce you to an innovative approach toward health care, including topics such as:
-How to pay better attention to your body and its signals
-Why understanding how chronic symptoms are interrelated is a key to healing
-The importance of choosing long-term health instead of quick fixes
-How both conventional and alternative medical systems don’t have all the answers
-The power of the mind in supporting real health
-The part that excess fear plays in health
-How unrealistic expectations can be an obstacle toward better health
-Why labels in health care can be limiting
-How to picture and live the health that you want
-Using your unique creative vision in getting healthy
-Allowing your natural vitality to shine through and guide you toward the life you deserve
–Read an excerpt from the book here
When you meet someone new, through daily life, at work, or as a doctor seeing a patient, you form an immediate impression of that person. Over time, you get to know that person better by becoming familiar with their habits, quirks, and mannerisms. “Picture It: Homeopathy” combines both of these characteristics in learning about people through the study of homeopathy, providing picture-based snapshots with in-depth descriptions of 32 common remedies and their personalities.
Whether you’re a student studying homeopathy or just interested in learning what homeopathy is all about, this unique and imaginative book offers a fun and exciting way for you to learn. Combining visual artistry with clear, concise descriptions, “Picture It: Homeopathy” makes the study of this fascinating medicine accessible to everyone. In a relaxed and humorous tone, Dr. Patel brings the study of homeopathy, and thereby people, into a fresh new light.
–Read an excerpt from the book here