Throughout her forty-five years as a registered nurse,
author Karen Eddings has seen up close how our traditional health care system has changed into a sick care system. Her mission, as well as that of many other advocates for reform discussed in this book, aims to bring health back in health care by emphasizing self-care through the body's innate power to heal itself with nutrition, movement, self-awareness, sound, sleep and more. Self-care is health care.
Karen has dedicated much of her life to researching, experiencing, and teaching holistic nutrition, yoga, medical chi-gong, breath and mindfulness, iridology, reflexology, biofeedback, and sound as therapies for wellness. Karen's passion for health and deep knowledge of healing shines through every topic. In her book, Karen explains how our minds and bodies are created to heal themselves through self-care, self-regulation, nourishing foods, emotional freedom, and movement. She shares how we can harness our mental and emotional health and the "gut-brain connection" through the healing power of sound, restorative sleep, mindfulness, and connections with the earth.
Aging is inevitable, but sickness and disease are not. The research, recipes, reflections, and exercises included inside provide you with the tools to both live and age well by nurturing a flexible relationship with your own physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
People from all walks of life can benefit from Karen's book which includes:
Her journey from "sickness" to wellness.
Clear descriptions of the science behind ancient lifestyle practices.
Explanations about the emerging field of epigenetics and how our lifestyle choices influence our genes to foster either health or disease.
Reasons why and therapies to nourish our cells for living long and well.
Why and how living in rhythm with your circadian biology is your key to healthy aging.
This book also has instructive sections on how to use food as medicine and creating a wellness kitchen; the science of why accessing your energy molecules, ketones, will help you live and age well with a vegetarian lifestyle; and wellness practices for your pet and the planet. Plus...why and how to use CBD for you and/or your pet.
Whether you need a total lifestyle-makeover or just a few changes to help you feel better, A Journey in Self-Care offers the wisdom, insight, and tried-and-true practices that you need to both live and age well.
In 1903 Thomas Edison was concerned about the healthcare of his time stated: "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
The author maintains a busy practice as a lifestyle medicine coach, empowering both people and pets to be abundant in their energy. She lives quietly in Vermont with her dogs and cats alongside the magnificent White River.