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- Print Length: 389 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250193192
- Publisher: Flatiron Books; 1 edition (February 4, 2020)
- Publication Date: February 4, 2020
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07LF5DDS2
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"Cured is a rare glimpse into the mysteries of human health and disease. Why do some people with incurable disease suddenly heal? This phenomenon has been ignored by medicine rather than investigated. Dr. Rediger finally asks what we can learn from these cases of spontaneous remission and how can we activate the power of the human body using the mind to harness our body’s own healing systems." ―Mark Hyman, MD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic for Functional Medicine, Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Blood Sugar Solution
"I believe Dr. Rediger is the perfect person to write this meaningful and timely book, which shows us a new paradigm of healing from physical illness. His unique documentation of the traits and strategies of individuals who have manifested their own medical recoveries, against all odds, will offer not only hope but also genuine insight to anyone facing a medical crisis." ―Jill Bolte-Taylor, PhD, Neuroanatomist, Spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Bank, Author of the New York Times bestseller My Stroke of Insight
"Dr. Rediger's work adds enormously to the growing body of work willing to take on the medical establishment and show that we may have far more control over our health than most physicians, researchers, and the lay public realize." ―Ellen Langer, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Author of Counterclockwise
"Cured is a book for everyone. This new pathway to healing is potentially life changing, both for those with a terminal diagnosis and those who simply want to live the healthiest life possible. In these illuminating pages, Dr. Rediger gives medicine a much-needed push towards a science of health and hope." ―Daniel Friedland, MD, Former Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, Author of Leading Well from Within
"Packed with pearls of wisdom gleaned from Dr. Rediger’s intensive immersion in the field of remarkable recoveries and from his thoughtful reflections about his own personal journey, Cured will touch the hearts and souls of everyone who reads this book and will inspire them to take charge of their health – and their mindset. This exciting book is bound to be a page- turner for anyone who wants to die from old age – and not before then." ―Martha Stark, MD, Faculty, Harvard Medical School
"Seasoned with the author’s penetrating insights about healing, clearly articulated science and illuminating case histories, Cured opens genuine vistas of transforming illness into health even in the face of diagnoses conventional medical thinking habitually dismisses as hopeless." ―Gabor Maté, MD, Author of When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection
"Have you ever wondered why some people 'miraculously' heal from disease, while others don’t? This question can seem so mysterious that we often think there’s simply no way to understand it. But there are answers, and Cured presents them in a beautifully written and deeply personal way. Dr. Rediger’s brilliance and wisdom are profound and eminently practical. But it’s his humility and humanity that make this book the masterpiece that it is." ―John Robbins, Author, and President, Food Revolution Network
"Cured is packed with cutting-edge science and powerful, eye-opening real life case studies. Dr. Jeff Rediger offers groundbreaking and scientifically-backed evidence of how trauma can have long-lasting effects on our bodies. This is a hopeful tale of how through resilience and meaningful lifestyle adjustments even the most serious of cases can be redeemed. Timely and beautifully written...Everyone should read this book." ―Bessel van der Kolk, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Body Keeps the Score
"Cured is one of the most important books I've ever read. Dr. Rediger presents dozens of case studies of people who defied the odds, many making complete recoveries even after being told to go home and get their affairs in order. In this book, he shows us why they recovered but he also gives us insights into how we, too, can tap into this amazing curative and regenerative power of the human body. This is a deeply inspiring book. I could hardly put it down." ―David R. Hamilton, PhD, author of How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body
"Fascinating bioscience on the phenomenon of spontaneous healing...[Cured] doubles as a pragmatic guide to improving general health...[and the author's] expert analysis drives much of this intriguing volume...Arrestingly written and chockablock with practical, empowering medical information, this thought-provoking and convincing chronicle of disease avoidance and 'remarkable recovery' will give even skeptics something to ponder." ―Kirkus Reviews
"Rediger makes a compelling argument... [He] adds to spontaneous healing research by presenting case studies of terminal patients, and includes engaging lessons about pathophysiology and the history of medicine... As a leading voice challenging current healthcare systems and treatment models, Rediger makes a convincing case to study spontaneous remissions. By doing so, we may become closer to learning why some survive, despite their odds."―Library Journal
"An experienced physician who is also a skilled, driven and compassionate writer is a winning combination. This pioneering book by psychiatrist Jeffrey Rediger analyses unexplained spontaneous recoveries from potentially fatal medical conditions... Rediger concludes that each recovery was 'unique' and only partially explicable, but that all provide evidence of 'a powerful link' between our identities and our immune systems." ―Nature
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Dr. Jeff Rediger is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and thank goodness he challenged his long held skepticism to look at whether spontaneous remissions are really spontaneous after all. He expected to find remission causes that could be explained by already-existing medical information. What he found instead changed his entire thinking and it's why I want everyone to read this book.
The most dramatic change in your health comes from healing your identity. Healing your identity means eliminating the false beliefs about yourself: it means having respect and compassion for yourself, for your life, and for your body.
As Dr. Rediger discovered, if you don’t know how to say no, your body will eventually say no for you!
#1 New To-Do after reading CURED: Say YES to Saying NO!
Another huge lesson from this book for me is to remind us to say no to what does not serve our best interests, whether it is a belief, a habit, or a relationship. One of my dearest friends is in the hospital fighting for her life right now from necrotizing fasciitis. I watched her get more and more run down over the last year, and then stepping on a piece of glass led to her having three limbs amputated : (
I believe she will pull through and can't wait to gift her this book.
We ALL need to read it though. I am biased, but I do love this book and intend to share it with all my family and friends who are grappling with illness or just trying to maintain their health in a culture that can make it incredibly hard to be well.
For example, in one case described in this text, a woman describes her children toxic and is told by a “healer” that she must let them go in order to be healed from Lupus. Somehow - in this case- abandoning children is a pathway to healing as sanctioned by God- yet God isn't available to help heal the family or her children who she described as having behavioral and addiction problems. It is far more likely that rather than being spontaneously healed, a mother leaving three children behind experienced less stress and perhaps this helped her Lupus. Children who have behavioral problems and drug addiction, I am sure, would not fare well after being abandoned by their mother but that does not appear to be a concern in this case. Rather than the "healer" suggesting she secure family support, respite care from an agency, or home nursing- something that would support her and help her family remain together- she should leave them all to be "cured". Using a more spiritual logic (let's say it is not abut stress and just about spiritual factors), would a kind God help her and her children stay together rather than guide her to abandon them in order to get well? As I read this, I was in dismay as to how this would be God's way.
My second point has also been suggested by a reviewer above- there is no mechanism or behaviors identified that could be replicated by others to heal. Just various stories of spontaneous healing- again lacking a scientific or even spiritual logic or a set of behaviors (should I pray, meditate, trust God, etc.).
Third, the text (Chapter 2) refers to John of God, a “Brazilian Healer,” and his various sex abuse and assault allegations and convictions. From the book, “Vague reports circulated that John of God invited women to have private sessions that resulted in sexual encounters and sometimes even sexual assaults.” The author suggests that it is okay that he uses cases in which John of God was the “healer” and does so in the book. He rationalizes that this is not equivalent to giving Joh of God a platform. However, if someone read the book cover to cover any references to a "Brazilian Healer" can be easily paired with reference to John of God in Chapter 2. This book, in essence, is in fact a platform for John of God. I encourage prospective purchasers of this book to Google John and God for updates on these allegations and convictions.
Overall, the book is deeply concerning for several reasons. I believe in the power of spirituality and faith. It is why it is my hope that those who suggest that they are studying it do a better job than this and that they most certainly would avoid giving a platform to nefarious characters who can do harm, especially to those of us in vulnerable physical and emotional states.
The author, page-after-page keeps talking about "Spontaneous Healing" without any specifics. The other reviewers all seem to be this doctor's buddies, giving their friend copious encomiums.
Nothing the author says is objectively verifiable. He talks about camps in Brazil, without naming anyone of them and where they are located. He talks about mystical experiences, being a vegetarian, ..... Yes, I am a vegetarian, and I am a diabetic. I found nothing useful that will help me.
Save your money, don't buy this book.
The author maintains a website to book engagements! Looks like the only exercise this author (A Doctor at that!) gets seems to be counting the money in his basement or wherever!
I sent a message to the author asking for where in Brazil these "Spontaneous Healing" occurs. I got an automated reply asking me where I want him to appear!
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J'aurais aimé avoir ce livre à portée de main lorsque j'etais gravement malade : Il m'aurait fait gagner beaucoup de temps.