The BookSharing my research and experiences in cultivating true health
Stress is everywhere and a leading cause of chronic illness.
Most of my patients struggle with some type of stress, and I was compelled to address the very 21st century problem of perfectionism to help as many burned-out people as possible not only get their health back, but keep their mojo while they continue to rock their own lives.
An excerpt from "Type A Rehab: Why perfectionism is ruining your health and how to balance achievement with wellness."
Consider this an intervention.
Look, we need to talk. I love and support you and want nothing but the best for you, but things are really getting out of hand.
Your addiction to type-A perfectionist behaviour is ruining your life. The stress of constant comparison and chasing impossible goals will burn you out - mentally, emotionally, and physically. Your loved ones and family are concerned, and your striving behaviour leads to unhappiness and suffering that affect them, too.
Chronic stress associated with struggling to have it all contributes to a disruptive inflammatory cascade that slows your thyroid, throws off your digestion and sleep, wreaks havoc on your sex hormones, depresses your immune function, accelerates cognitive decline and more.
I see this time and time again in my practice as a naturopathic doctor. My patients come to me with fatigue, sleep issues, digestive disorders, hot flashes, infertility, and painful periods, addiction, skin complaints, anxiety, you name it. If stress isn't the root cause in each case, it certainly has a significant role to play.
That's why I am writing this book for you. I want to empower you by giving you the information you need to make educated, science-based changes to improve your health and quality of life.
In the book, you'll find…
Why being a type-A perfectionist translates to chronic illness
Science-backed strategies to rebuild and rejuvenate your mind and body
Long-term practices to maintain your health while rocking your goals