Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Top five health, wellness books of 2010

At the Wall Street Journal, Laura Landro named her top five health and wellness books of 2010.

One title on the list:
"After the Diagnosis: Transcending Chronic Illness," by Julian Seifter with Betsy Seifter

A kidney specialist, writing with his wife, combines his own experience as a diabetic with case studies from his patients to provide a road map for dealing with chronic disease. After coming to terms with a life-threatening diagnosis, the most important step is to have a flexible and evolving strategy for coping with illness, dealing with setbacks as they come along, but never letting the disease define the patient. In an information-crammed society, we're supposed to be on top of every detail of our health, Dr. Seifter notes. But he suggests forgetting about what ails us sometimes "in order to create a space that transcends the hard realities of illness and allows for moments of vitality and well-being."
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue