The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life

The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life

One day Donna Jackson Nakazawa found herself lying on the floor to recover from climbing the stairs. That’s when it hit her. She was managing the symptoms of the autoimmune disorders that had plagued her for a decade, but she had lost her joy. As a science journalist, she was curious to know what mind-body strategies might help her. As a wife and mother she was determined to get her life back.

Over the course of one year, Nakazawa researches and tests a variety of therapies including meditation, yoga, and acupuncture to find out what works. But the discovery of a little-known branch of research into Adverse Childhood Experiences causes her to have an epiphany about her illness that not only stuns her—it turns her life around.

Perfect for readers of Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project, Nakazawa shares her unexpected discoveries, amazing improvements, and shows readers how they too can find their own last best cure.

Title:The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781594631283
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    The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life Reviews

  • Stephanie

    Donna Jackson Nakazawa was and is a sufferer of multiple chronic illnesses, at the worst of which she was paralysed. Trying to balance her illnesses and raising her family, she turned to the possibili...

  • Anna

    I too received an early copy of this book. I just fell in love with the authors story. What unfolded surprised me. She is an award winning science journalist but she writes about her efforts to find j...

  • Sarah Judd

    Everyone should read this book! I was very lucky to receive an early copy of this incredible book, which will be released on 2.21.13. I had been waiting for Nakazawa's next book, because I had loved r...

  • Gretchen Heber

    Who knew a book about neuroscience could be such a page-turner? “The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy and My Life” is that and more. Yo...

  • Cyndi

    This is one of those books that has the potential to "go bad" at any time. It's about the mind-body connection, something I've long acknowledged and worked with, but which has a bad side. That is the ...

  • Kathy

    This book was recommended to me by a friend/co-worker, who said everything about this book screamed my name. Really? Ok, I'm curious now. This is the story of Donna Jackson Nakazawa and how she went f...

  • Mario Streger

    The book is filled with researches and studies that support the view of the author. In fact, if you look for in the Internet, there are studies available on all kinds of subjects that support all poss...

  • Danielle

    I received an advanced reader's copy of this book from NetGalley. I was drawn to reading it because Nakazawa I too suffer from autoimmune disorders though not the same ones that she has. In this book ...

  • Bev Siddons

    As a woman struggling with her own autoimmune disease, I'm always looking for new "cures" or reinforcement for research already done (and sometimes applied). Nakazawa's story touched my heart and my m...

  • Gary Meade

    This book was a revelation. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Riveting from start to finish, there was rarely a moment that felt tedious...