The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution
The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution is available in hardback and paperback. In this book Dr. Surwit explains why mind-body techniques are important in the control of diabetes with examples from over 25 years of research. He then presents an easy-to-follow six week program designed to teach the average patient how to use the power of the mind to help control this chronic disease. A companion CD "Progressive Relaxation Training: A Self-Training Program" is also available.
Advance Praise for The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution
"Mind-Body approaches are generally neglected in clinical medicine, and almost no one thinks of them in the treatment of diabetes. Dr. Surwit is a welcome exception. In this book he explains how to take advantage of the mind-body connection to control blood sugar in ways that are less expensive, less toxic, and as effective as conventional approaches. I will recommend The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution to all patients with this disease." -- Andrew Weil, M.D.
"Dr. Richard Surwit, the world's leading expert in diabetes and the mind-body connection, has written the premier guidebook to living a healed, whole and healthy life with diabetes." -- Joan Borysenko, PhD., author of the New York Times bestseller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and Inner Peace for Busy Women.
"Having had the privilege of being a colleague of Dr. Surwit's for more than 25 years, I believe there is no better individual to convey the important and beneficial contributions of a mind-body program to the management of diabetes." -- Herbert Benson, M.D., Author of The Relaxation Response and The Breakout Principle
"At last, a book about diabetes that fills in the missing mind-body piece and gives individuals precisely the tools they need to thrive on all levels." -- Chrstiane Northrup, M.D., Women's health expert. Dr. Northrup is author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause.
"This is an outstanding book! Drawing upon his decades of experience working with diabetic patients, Dr. Surwit has given us not only a practical and useful step-by-step approach for achieving control of diabetes, but also an inspiring road map to mental well-being." -- Patrick Lustman, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
"Dr. Surwit shows that diabetes has a mind of it's own - in other words, stress can raise the blood glucose higher than all the dietary indiscretions and indulgence that most humans allow themselves. With Dr. Surwit's easy-to-follow program for managing stress and its ugly companion, depression, people with diabetes can conquer their demons and take charge of their health. Dr. Surwit's book is a must-read for physicians and their patients." -- Lois Jovanovic, M.D., Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Sansum Medical Research Institute, Clinical Preofessor of Medicine, Univeristy of Southern California, and Adjunct Professor of Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California - Santa Barbara
"A world-renowned expert and pioneer in understanding the interaction of behavior and diabetes, Dr. Surwit persents great mind-body strategies for managing the disease and keeping blood glucose under better control. The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution is also a pleasure to read and individuals who use it as part of their diabetes self-care program increase their chances of living better and longer lives." -- Seven E. Locke, M.D., President, American Psychosomatic Society, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"I highly recommend that all health care professionals and people with diabetes learn Dr. Surwit's methods of stress management and make them part of their diabetic care." -- Clifton Bogardus, M.D., internationally recognized diabetes researcher