Brave New Medicine: A Doctor's Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness
In this revelatory memoir, Doctor Cynthia Li shares the truth about her disabling autoimmune illness, the limitations of Western medicine, and her hard-won lessons on healing—mind, body, and spirit.
Li had it all: a successful career in medicine, a loving marriage, children on the horizon. But it all came crashingdown when, afterdeveloping an autoimmune thyroid condition,...more
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Her courageous and unconventional trek to healing is a heroine’s epic that inspires and calls into question the efficacy of conventional medicine alone.
Her answers illuminate all manner of recovery: looking at root causes, using the body and spirit’s ...more
She made me think and gave me insight into how best to find the answers I need and how I might approach my own healing. I wasn't expecting to come away enjoying this book as much as I did. I would highly ...more
Back in a previous lifetime, I trained as a registered nurse, so was intrigued by the description - and this book did not disappoint. The author shares the journey of her "most difficult patient", herself, from being a diligent medical student, to becoming a stressed and active young doctor, to being housebound and with no energy to do anything more than lie in bed. All this with two young children ...more
I appreciate the utter honesty and candid journey she documents here . Anyone suffering from chronic ...more
This is the gripping story of a woman that discovers her true power through darkness, and learns to master it to heal herself and others.
The book takes you deep into the Cynthia’s life, as changes sweep her into a new world - one of hardship and turmoil. Through tumultuous decades, Cynthia must find her inner strength, connect with the wisdom of her body, and surrender to her destiny as an unconventional healer, ...more
Cynthia Li's path to healing--as she shares it in "Brave New Medicine"--is 5s and a wow!
Study this book, take one or all of Li's solutions and bravely heal autoimmune dis-eases. Then, grab one for your doctors, specialists, nurses, and chronically ill loved ones. Priceless. #NetGalley #JozefBookandBrew ...more
We have a sense that we become stronger not in spite of our challenges, but by having gone through them. However, it is not always clear how we are supposed to face those challenges. Cynthia brings new insights, wisdom and clarity to that process, and invites us to see the healing path with a new perspective. She provides a ...more
Reading this thoughtful memoir by Cynthia Li, about her much more complex sickness and complicated wellness journey, I felt deep empathy for her struggle and her story. Dr. Li does an excellent job investigating herself through ...more