Everything You Need to Know to Feel Good

Candace B. Pert, Author, Nancy Marriott, With Hay House $24.95 (287p) ISBN 978-1-4019-1059-4
Fresh from her appearance in the 2004 film What the Bleep do we Know!?, scientist and author Pert (Molecules of Emotion) offers stories from her life's work-promoting her Peptide T therapy for AIDS patients and her research on the ""bodymind"" connection-as the springboard to a confident journey into the far reaches of healing, spirituality and medicine. Structured like a tour diary, the text includes the content of various presentations and lectures given by Pert as well as what she learned before and after each. Each chapter centers on a different presentation and a different audience, addressing the challenge of her title from a number of angles, including ""Toxicity, Mood, and Food"" in Tuscon, ""Self-Esteem, Multiple Personalities, and Forgiveness"" in Minneapolis and ""Energy Medicine, Coherence, and Connection"" in Santa Barbara. Among the familiar (quitting your addiction to sugar, treating yourself with self-affirmations), Pert introduces lots of far-out but practical concepts many readers may never have considered (such as one's unique ""money personality"" and the meaning of seemingly random ""synchronicities""). Warm, accessible and personal, Pert's writing can jar when alternating between conversational story-telling and jargon-studded technical information, but she keeps things moving with plenty of narrative and self-revelation. Though notably lacking an index, the work is well-researched and should hold great interest for anyone who is interested in healing, new age or the esoteric corners of mind-body science.
Reviewed on: 09/04/2006
Release date: 09/01/2006
Genre: Nonfiction
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