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About Ronald R. Parks MD
One of the great fears growing up in the 1950s was the terror of catching Polio and the dreaded consequences. The vaccine was a long-awaited hope that never seemed to come. Growing up in Maryland, as a young child, I developed a high fever and stiff neck; after the doctors diagnosed me with Polio, they rushed me to the City Hospital for Children. I was treated naturally with heated wet packs and physical therapy until my health returned. My successful treatment kindled an interest in medicine and gave me a deep respect for natural therapies.
Later in my childhood, I watched as the family grieved a family member's loss to depression and addiction. As an adult, when my brother was struggling with diabetes and obesity, I realized the need for better options and became an advocate for the integrative approach to preventing, diagnosing, and treating physical, mental, and emotional health issues.
I became specialty-trained in internal medicine, nutrition, preventive medicine, and Board Certified in Psychiatry. Currently, I am the Medical director, consultant, and psychiatrist for several N.C. based programs and continue to write, teach, and mentor.
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Dr. Parks' health interests began as a child growing up in rural Maryland. After developing a high fever and stiff neck, he was diagnosed with polio and rushed to City Hospital for Children. The experience changed his life forever.
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—Linda Donovan, Grief-Support Advocate, Author of After Loss
This timely book focuses on a holistic approach to mental health during times of significant crises and challenges. Topics covered include:
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The book has an upbeat style that will energize your mind and refresh your ability to carry on through troubling times.
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Most people are not just facing the Pandemic—many have experienced a personal loss of loved ones, worsening or the start of emotional or mental health challenges, addictions, trauma, and loss of purpose and meaning. Navigating so much hardship weighs heavily on our psyche. Still, this book reminds us that we can persevere and awaken to a deeper understanding of ourselves, others, and the spirit of life.