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Combining the best current medical knowledge with a new approach grounded in integrative medicine, Chopra and Tanzi offer a groundbreaking new model of healing and the healing system, one of the main mysteries in the mind-body connection. 

The Healing Self is a breakthrough audiobook in self-care for a wide audience. Immunity - the body's ability to ward off disease - can no longer be taken for granted. Current trends in the public health are disturbing. From increased jet travel, allowing newly mutated bacteria and viruses to have a worldwide reach, to MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria that are outstripping new drugs to fight them, to an increase in deaths from hospital-acquired infections, to an aging population whose childhood vaccinations are losing their effectiveness, our well-being is at a dangerous crossroads. 

Yet Chopra and Tanzi see hope and offer new ways of increasing the body's immune system by stimulating the brain, our genes, helping to reduce inflammation in the body and increase our capacities to fight off illness and disease. In the brain, it has been long believed that only the innate immune system is at work. However, the recent exciting discovery that the brain possesses a lymphatic system means that it is also tied into adaptive immune system (antibodies, T- and B-cells, etc.). This knowledge can be used together with new facts about the gut microbiome to help reduce neuro-inflammation with changes in lifestyle, diet, and stress reduction.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi (P)2018 Random House Audio

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  • Sophie
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 01-30-18

Audio - The Healing Self

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This is an audio book, but there is a test to take, which is not easy when one is listening. The reader referred to a PDF file that should have come with the audio version, but I do not see that.

If you’ve listened to books by Deepak Chopra M.D. and Rudolph E. Tanzi Ph.D. before, how does this one compare?

Yes - no comparison

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The problem was not with the narrator

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

Any additional comments?

I believe when one purchases an audio book from Audible, and a Kindle Version is also available, both should be downloaded. I have a Kindle, and would like to sync them, because this book does have whispersync, but I do not want to pay for the Kindle version in addition to this purchase.

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Great book!

I highly recommend this book! Lots of good information for a healing life! I will listen to it more times!

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it's a must Have for every library!

If you have the notion that self healing is possible, this is a must have!! whether you believe you can, or believe you cannot, you are right!

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Great book other than the nutrition section

There is so much great content to this book, but overall the nutrition section was just too disappointing to score it any higher. First, after years of promoting the lowering of cholesterol through diet, this seems to be the one area where recent science has now broken through to these two.

But, rather than stating that LDL is not nearly as important of a marker as HDL, triglycerides, and the various associated ratios (not to mention particle size), they simply adopt a neutral view now but stating that the research is no longer certain in this area. I note that neither bothers to apologize for their many year of promoting of cholesterol lowering supplements and diets (at least Dr. Tim Noakes and others have had to courage to admit where they were wrong in the past).

The author are so leading edge on the various multiplicity of interactions between mind and body, and yet they still promote orange juice as a health food and a way to reduce inflammation. Perhaps they should read a little more of Dr. Robert Lustig's work as this has been the same advice since even prior to Super Brain. Dietary fat is still the enemy for that (and in particular saturated fat) in spite of all of the research now showing that it isn't harmful, particularity in the context of a low carb/ketogenic diet.

There are many ways to achieve a healthy diet, but with the constant demonizing of fat iut makes one think that the authors work for the AHA or the AMA (one wonders whether Honey Nut Cheerios would also be part of their healthy breakfast option). Finally, it really makes no sense to refer in general terms to a Mediterranean diet without further clarification of what that actually entails. Some versions are high fat, some are low fat, some have high grains content, some have primarily vegetables and fat with some meat and fish. It's the same with ketogenic diets I suppose, since technically 100% Canola oil would be a ketogenic diet but no one could call that healthful. What a shame -- the authors even recommend Canola oil to their readers.

I was also quite surprised that Dr. Tanzi didn't refer to Dr. Dale Bredesen's work with Alzheimer's patients. I understand that his Recode protocol, which incorporates a whole foods based ketogenic diet, has have better success than pretty much any other protocol to date. It makes one think that doing so would require Dr. Tanzi to potentially reverse his position on fat which he seems unwilling to do.

With this much negative commentary one would think that the book wasn't worth reading and that certainly isn't the case as so much of its content was exceptional. It's just dragged down by a nutritional section seemingly written in the 1950's.

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What did you like best about The Healing Self? What did you like least?

Does anyone know where the PDF is that the narrator refers to? I have looked under Library then My Books but do not see it. I have done this on both the desktop and from phone. Thank you

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Loved this book

I loved how he addressed the microbiome and inflammation! This is evidence based research and an easy guide to get healthier now. Two thumbs up!

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Thank you Tanzi, Thank you Chopra

Beautifully written, detailed work of healing.

Inspiring and liberating in its simple scientifically backed and heartfelt healing message: healing is something each of us is capable of doing BEFORE, DURING and AFTER the symptoms afflict us.

Read this book to understand the capacity we all have to support our doctors as partners in managing our lives and the lives of those we love.

Tanzi and Chopra are a bridge between the spiritual/meditative approaches to healing and the science based medical approach.

May you both live long and continue your contribution to the world:)!🙏

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  • B. Sheets
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  • 10-06-18

Get or stay well!

This book has the latest thinking on the mind-body and gives doable instruction on how to achieve it for yourself. I have the audio version and the hardback, so that I can study while being instructed. this is real hope. I am a cancer patient.

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Very informative

Very informative was a book I will recommend to all of my colleagues it is a great training tool.

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All encompassing

I feel although I am already on the path to Healing it was a nice enlightening book that was very thorough and engaging. I would like to listen to it again just so that some of the finer details resurface in my mind