Engaging and appealing in tone, The Fix discusses the science behind how the body and mind can work together to create total health. The author merges behavioral principles of change that she has successfully used in her private practice, with cutting-edge research into why sleep, diet and exercise are key to total health. If you are discouraged about your health, your weight or your habits, you’ll find plenty of fresh help and hope inside. The Fix is loaded with practical suggestions for getting yourself to actually do both the things you’ve always known will help you to feel better, as well as the things you probably didn’t know would help you to feel better!
Are you confused about who to turn to because everyone is telling you something different about how to take care of yourself? This book is for you. It’s based on the latest science about how the body works, written with a unique perspective that steps outside of the traditional infighting between conventional and alternative medicines. Do you want a look into how you can use your mind to help your body and your body to help your mind? This book is for you! This book is about tapping into the pervasive power of the mind-body connection. It’s about context and about synergy. It’s about behavior, including your thoughts, your emotions and your actions. It’s about six Big Ideas that can change your life.
The Fix is full of common sense and empowering information that is easily accessible for everyone. Whether or not you already have good health habits, this book is a must-read!
– Dr. Jennifer Ju, M.D. Family Practice Physician Milford, Connecticut
Paddling successfully through the swamp of competing and self-defensive, self-justifying opinions, Dr. Caldwell-Andrews provides an easy to follow road map to knowing the difference between what matters in health and what is just “sounding brass and tinkling cymbal.” The muck and quicksand of scientific fact is usually only half-represented so that a particular author can defend a particular bias. Adding to that the cross-whips of “big words” and “fancy science,” authors’ sequences often make their writing more complicated than a plate of sticky spaghetti— resulting in sizzle but not steak when it comes to the confusing arena of “What actually and really does make a difference to my long-term health?” Thank YOU, Dr. Caldwell-Andrews for a guide for the layperson that makes more difference than noise… and that will actually HELP folks live longer with “the right stuff”!
– Dr. Russell L. Osmond Change Strategies, International Atlanta, Georgia
About the Author
Dr. Alison Caldwell-Andrews is a clinical psychologist, researcher, teacher, herbalist, psychotherapist and a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress. Currently in private practice, she works with a wide range of patients, using many of the principles of integrated mind-body health you will learn in this book. As a former faculty member at the Yale University School of Medicine, she published over 30 papers in medical journals, provided peer review of others’ research and received two grants in mind-body medicine from the National Institute of Health. Known as a creative therapist and a fascinating presenter, her open-minded thinking has led her to develop the remarkably effective approaches to change–lasting change— that have improved the physical and emotional health of countless clients and associates. When those around her tell her she actually makes science interesting, she is baffled because science just IS interesting!