“The division between conventional and traditional medicine is asartificial as the division between science and nature. They can be woventogether in a fashion that meets our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.This is the foundation upon which integrative medicine is built.”—Tieraona LowDog, MD
In Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Low Dog weaves together thewisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day medicine into anelegant message of health and self-affirmation for women of every age. This isa book that can be read cover to cover but also dipped into for inspiration orinsight about a particular physical or mental health issue or remedy. We learnthat, despite the widespread availability of pharmaceutical medications,advanced surgical care, and state-of-the-art medical technology, chronicillness now affects more than 50 percent of the American population. Theevidence is overwhelmingly clear that much of the chronic disease we areconfronting in the United States has its roots in the way we live our lives.Research shows that if Americans embraced a healthier lifestyle, which includesa balance between rest and exercise, wholesome nutrition, healthy weight,positive social interactions, stress management, not smoking, limited alcoholuse, and no or limited exposure to toxic chemicals, then we could prevent 93percent of diabetes, 81 percent of heart attacks, 50 percent of strokes, and 36percent of all cancers. This means each one of us has the power to shift theodds of being healthy in our favor. If you do get sick, being fit gives you amuch better chance for getting well. Your health has a great deal more to dowith your lifestyle and a lot less to do with taking prescription drugs thanmost people realize.