Cover image for Don't worry, be healthy : how to avoid obsessing about your health
Title:
Don't worry, be healthy : how to avoid obsessing about your health
Author:
Solomon, Martin P.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Brookline, Mass. : Ansco, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
174 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780967114507
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library BF161 .S67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...
Anna M. Reinstein Library BF161 .S67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Author Notes

Dr. Martin P. Solomon practices Primary Care Internal Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts for the past 21 years. He has been the number one primary care doctor by surveys of physicians conducted by Boston Magazine. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a clinical instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School.


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

In this age of hyperbole and hype, nothing cuts to the quick like common sense. This straight-talking, sage guide to healthier living displays common sense in abundance, which helps explain why the author has been voted Boston's top primary-care physician, based on surveys conducted by Boston magazine. Upfront, Solomon defines the real subject of his bookÄhow to live wellÄand, a bit later, identifies a major obstacle to that goal: "Rather than enjoy life, we as a culture worry constantly about health and illness." The fault lies not primarily with patients, he explains, but with a medical industry that has "fostered a climate of obsessive concern about health, illness, suffering and insurability." That established, Solomon explores just about every aspect of general healthÄfrom diet to exercise to sore joints, fatigue, viral illnesses, digestive difficulties, aging, cancer and deathÄwith additional chapters on medicines, herbs and vitamins, and alternative therapies (he finds much merit in yoga, acupuncture, tai chi, even chiropractic). Invariably, Solomon's approach, illuminated by myriad case studies and personal experiences, manifests an avuncular wisdom that surprises for its very reasonableness (for example, while advising that the obese diet and exercise, he holds that "it's high time for overweight people to stop feeling guilty about their weight"; instead, fat or not, they should enjoy their lives). Smart, iconoclastic, brimming with sound advice and good humor, this book is just what the patient ordered. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Unforgiving Minutep. 7
Chapter 2 If You've Got Your Healthp. 13
Chapter 3 "I'm So Fat"p. 29
Chapter 4 Run For Your Life: The Drive To Exercisep. 45
Chapter 5 Oh My Aching Back: Sore Jointsp. 55
Chapter 6 I'm So Tired: Fatiguep. 66
Chapter 7 It's Not The Flu: Colds And Virusesp. 77
Chapter 8 I Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing: Digestive Difficultiesp. 85
Chapter 9 Medicines And Treatments: The Good News And The Bad Newsp. 96
Chapter 10 Eye Of Newt And Toe Of Frog: Herbs And Vitaminsp. 107
Chapter 11 The Road Not Taken: Alternative Medicinep. 119
Chapter 12 Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop: The Fear Of Agingp. 128
Chapter 13 There Must Be A Pony Somewhere: Losing The Fear Of Cancerp. 138
Chapter 14 Death And The Unforgiving Minutep. 150
Chapter 15 Just What the Doctor Orderedp. 162

Google Preview