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One Woman’s Tour of--And Escape From--Healthcareland


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A New York Times Bestseller

"Berger movingly details her journey to healing. Her indefatigable quest...underscores the fact that there is no such thing as one size fits all in medicine."—Gayatri Devi, MD, clinical associate professor, NYU School of Medicine, and author of A Calm Brain

Taking charge of your health has never been so important as it is today.

Jody Berger has discovered this first hand: at forty-three, the award-winning journalist and marathoner sees a doctor about a minor tingling sensation in her hands and feet. One MRI later, she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and told to pick a drug and accept her fate. Instead Jody starts asking questions—only to receive a different diagnosis from each specialist she turns to, from vitamin deficiencies to metal toxicity to depression.

In this powerful, witty, and eye-opening account of her misadventures from misdiagnosis to miraculous recovery, Jody offers insightful tips on how to ask doctors the right questions to get the answers and treatment you need, listen to your body, and choose health over illness. After all, while we can't always heal, we can always take control of our health and ourselves—starting now.

"In this compelling, beautifully written book, Jody Berger offers an empowering look at the importance of finding the strength and confidence to take charge of your health."—Mary Shomon, New York Times bestselling author and patient advocate

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 5.50 in x 8.25 in
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Jody Berger is a freelance journalist, communications consultant and best selling author. She was a reporter for ESPN Magazine for five years, shaping the way it covered extreme sports, and freelanced for Self, Teen People, Harper's Bazaar and others. Subsequently, she became a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, where she profiled (and was punched by) basketball legend Bobby Knight and led the editorial teams at the Salt Lake City, Athens and Turin Olympic Games. She was awarded the prestigious Knight Fellowship at Stanford University, and is attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition for a degree in holistic health. She lives in Denver.

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