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Integrative medicine pioneer Deepak Chopra and Harvard neurology professor Rudolph E. Tanzi explain how you can take charge of your health. They believe most chronic disorders, including Alzheimer’s, take root in your body years before the first symptoms appear. The authors explain how stress, diet, exercise and emotion – and especially love – affect your inflammatory response and overall health. Chopra and Tanzi provide logical steps you can take to supercharge your immune system and stay healthy. As you might expect, they discuss meditation and mindfulness, but do not offer a self-help manual of spiritual guidance. Instead, they provide a commonsense manual for coping with today’s stresses and minimizing their internal and external impact. While never giving medical advice, getAbstract recommends this exploration of the connections among mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual health
About the Authors
Deepak Chopra, MD, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation and the author of more than 85 books. Brain health expert and best-selling author Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, is a professor of neurology at Harvard University.