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Chronic Health Conditions

Dealing with a chronic health condition is a marathon effort that can often be taxing on multiple fronts—issues stemming from the disease itself, as well as the stress and mental fatigue that can come from constantly coping with a life-altering illness. Finding an accurate diagnosis, navigating health care systems, acquiring the needed resources for treatment, and managing unreachable expectations from others can seem like never-ending struggles that few understand. Thankfully, many options exist for coming to terms with the nature of the condition and finding relief from it, handling the ins and outs of living with it, and sometimes thriving in the face of its difficulties. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Wired for Healing: Remapping the Brain to Recover from Chronic and Mysterious Illnesses

Wired for healing sheds light on how trauma causes the brain to disorganize neural circuits and shares triumphant stories of recovery of people who have been liberated from chronic and mysterious illnesses through remapping the brain.

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers

In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, exposes a finding that’s been buried in the medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain.

Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

Joan Borysenko, co-founder and director of the Mind/Body Clinic at New England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School, describes the clinic’s ten-week program for learning to “mind the body” through a medical synthesis of neurology, immunology, and psychology.

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