Super Healing: The Clinically Proven Plan to Maximize Recovery from Illness or Injury

Super Healing: The Clinically Proven Plan to Maximize Recovery from Illness or Injury

by Julie Silver, J. K. Silver

Hardcover(First Edition)

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At this moment, 90 million Americans are in the process of healing from an illness or injury. Many will start out in the hospital, receiving immediate and perhaps life-sustaining treatment. Once they're through this critical phase, they may be left to their own devices to "finish" healing.

These patients may not realize it, but they've entered a special time between acute sickness and optimal health—what Julie Silver, MD, calls the Healing Zone. Capitalizing on the dynamic power of the Healing Zone is what Super Healing is all about.

Over the years, Dr. Silver has taught thousands of patients how to Super Heal by utilizing key principles of rehabilitation medicine, proven through evidence-based research. She has distilled these principles into a self-guided program with the following core components:

-Exercising in a therapeutic manner

-Eating a healing diet

-Obtaining proper rest and sleep

-Alleviating pain

-Avoiding mood problems

-Using the mind to heal the body

-Improving loving relationships and social connections

-Harnessing spiritual energy

Collectively, these components can facilitate recovery from illness or injury far beyond what any one can do alone. It's not just healing—it's Super Healing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594866319
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/04/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

JULIE K. SILVER, MD, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, is a renowned expert in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) and is on the medical staff at Brigham and Women's, Massachusetts General, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. She is an award-winning writer and the author/editor of more than a dozen books, including a number of medical textbooks and the book After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger. She is the recipient of the most prestigious honor bestowed by the American Cancer Society, The Lane Adams Quality of Life Award. She lives outside of Boston.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     ix
You Can Super Heal
The Power of Super Healing     3
A Ticket to the Healing Zone     10
A Plan to Heal     30
A Time to Heal     42
Your Super Healing Plan
Exercise to Build Strength and Endurance     61
Eat to Heal Your Body     82
Rest to Recover     104
Alleviate Pain     122
Use Your Mind to Heal Your Body     136
Monitor Your Mood     146
Surround Yourself with Loving People     165
Harness Your Spiritual Energy     186
Fine-Tuning Your Super Healing Plan
Revisit Your Goals and Persevere     205
Cope with Setbacks and Plateaus     215
Continue the Healing Journey     227
The Super Healing Shortcut Plan     237
Where to Find Help     239
Reading List     244
Index     249

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