Praise for How Healers Heal

“It warms my heart to read stories of women physicians using my life’s work, especially harnessing the power of nutrition provided by the whole food plant based diet, to ground the wholistic perspectives on human health to serve their families, their communities and themselves.” - Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Jacob Gould Schurman Professor, 

Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University, Author of Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, The China Study, The Low-Carb Fraud, Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition and many other books.

“This inspiring book shares the personal and professional passion of healthcare professionals choosing to care for themselves and their patients in a more holistic way. The true healing power of healthy lifestyle habits is laid bare, leaving no doubt that both physical and mental well-being can be achieved through the practice of lifestyle medicine. A must read for clinicians and patients who will find themselves motivated to make powerful changes to their own lifestyles and support others to do the same.” - Dr. Shireen Kassam, Haematologist and Lifestyle Medicine Physician, Author of Eating Plant-Based.

“These amazing authors have shared their stories about how lifestyle medicine impacted their lives and helped them renew their sense of purpose, in some cases escaping burnout and in all cases becoming passionate about the six pillars of lifestyle medicine.  Reading about each author's unique journey with lifestyle medicine is inspirational!” - Dr. Beth Frates, President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (2022-2024), Author of The Lifestyle Medicine Handbook and many other books.

"This remarkable book offers inspiring stories of 33 courageous women physicians who have transformed their personal and professional lives by integrating lifestyle medicine. Their honesty, resilience, and vulnerability are captivating. Each chapter beautifully weaves challenges, triumphs, and moments of self-discovery. It is not just a compilation of stories but a call to action for all physicians to prioritize their well-being and integrate lifestyle medicine into patient care. It rekindles our passion for medicine and empowers us to guide our patients toward healthier and more fulfilling lives." - Dr. Padmaja Patel, M.D. FACLM, DipABLM, Lifestyle Medicine Medical Director, Wellvana; President-Elect, American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Vice President, World Lifestyle Medicine Organization; Certified Lifestyle Medicine Intensivist.

“This distinctive series of unforgettable health transformation stories is truly a gift!  The authors’ sincerity and vulnerability in sharing their challenges about their health, their professions and their personal lives, and the significant successes they achieved through Lifestyle Medicine, is especially moving.  I can identify with and appreciate these bold women physicians, given my own personal journey and triumphs with whole food plant-based eating.  I believe this book will be a great resource for others (both health care professionals and patients) who are searching for solutions to similar challenges.” — Gwyn Whittaker, CEO, GreenFare Organic Café and Executive Producer, The Game Changers and Eating Our Way to Extinction.

“The stories these authors candidly share is a testament to the true healing power of lifestyle medicine personally and professionally. Their journeys are inspiring and a call to action for integrating the pillars into our lives and work. It’s life-changing recommended reading!” — Dr. Sharon Horesh Bergquist, MD, Pam R. Rollins Professor of Medicine at Emory University and co-author of Plantology: A cookbook based on the science of plantbased eating.

"This book is a gift! These are real stories of doctors who are changing their lives, the lives of the patients and now whole communities. This is a book to not only buy a copy of but gift copies to the people in your life.” — Dr. Nneka Unachukwu, MD, Founder, EntreMD Business School; CEO, Ivy League Pediatrics; Author, The EntreMD Method and Made for More

“You will find medicine at a precipice these days between medications and wellness battling in all socioeconomic classes. These doctors and these stories are so personal and powerful that you will find yourself leaning into your power and true choice to find your own path to wellness and true health. And these stories show Lifestyle Medicine as a path out of burnout as well. A must read”  - Dr. Sharon McLaughlin, Founder of Female Physician Entrepreneurs and Author/compiler of the book Thriving after Burnout

“This is a book about hope. Inspiring stories from physicians who have changed their own lives with lifestyle medicine and are changing the face of medicine to be a whole-body approach that encompasses nutrition, genetics, social connection, and much more into a patient's care. From learning to cook for their families, googling their symptoms, to creating daily healthy habits that will transcend generations, these amazing stories will inspire you to redefine health for you, your family, and your patients.” – Dr. Jennifer Roelands, SHEO of Well Woman MD, direct integrative medicine practice, podcast host Ignite Your Powher, and go to math guru to 4 amazing kids.

"In the current state of health care, it has never been more important and urgent that we take care of our physicians and health care team.  This compilation of physicians who have lived the full life experiences bring to our attention the humanism of our health care professionals and what each of them have done to first heal themselves AND now to empower us all to do the same. Thank you for doing this for all of us." – Latifat Akintade, MD, Founder of MoneyFitMD; Author, Done with Broke: The Woman Physician’s Guide to More Money and Less Hustle. 

“So much of our future rests on our adherence to principles of healthy living that can prevent and reverse disease.  These inspiring physicians have educated themselves on what they did not receive in their training, and they are now blessing their patients with this knowledge. Their stories, quotes, and the valuable resources will transform your life if you choose to act on what is available through this book!” – Dr. Ann Huntington, MD, FACP, is an internist and lifestyle and integrative medicine enthusiast.  She is the Founder of Give More Naturally and the coauthor of the book Thriving After Burnout.

“At a time when our healthcare system is experiencing crisis levels of health worker burnout, How Healers Heal offers a window into the power of Lifestyle Medicine. Evidence-based, proven, and remarkably simple, the principles of Lifestyle Medicine make so much sense, not only for the well-being and health of our patients, but also for the well-being and longevity of our healers. Through personal, engaging and vulnerable stories, the physicians in this book share their own journeys to finding, sharing and embodying Lifestyle Medicine in all its potential. I wish I had discovered Lifestyle Medicine years ago, and am grateful to the authors for spreading the word so that we all can learn, heal and create a brighter future together.” — Dr. Tammie Chang, Co-Founder Pink Coat, MD; Medical Director, MultiCare Physician/APP Wellness; Author, Boundaries for Women Physicians; Speaker, Coach, Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist

“This book has deeply moved me. The personal accounts it contains are more than just stories - they are profound journeys of transformation through lifestyle medicine. Each physician's tale is a testament to resilience, a narrative of facing health challenges head-on and emerging not just healed, but renewed. These stories are raw, real, and deeply inspiring. They remind us that we are not just practitioners, but healers, and, at times, patients.

This book is also a glimpse into the future of medicine. In the telling of these stories, we see the birth of an evolved healthcare system, one that empowers individuals to take control of their health and find joy in the journey. This book is a heartfelt exploration of that potential. 

If you're seeking a book that will move you, challenge you, and change your perspective on health, this is it. It's a compelling glimpse into the future of medicine, and I can't recommend it enough.” — Dr. Rakesh (Dr. Rak ("rock")) Jotwani, MD, DipABLM. Host of The Healthy Feast podcast, former Director of Lifestyle Medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco

“I’m delighted that this collection of truly transformational stories by women lifestyle medicine physicians is here to emphasize the critical need of our health care community to restore our own health, in addition to that of our patients. Their focus on the six pillars of lifestyle medicine, but especially the pillar of nutrition through whole food plant predominant eating, sends a powerful message about how we can restore and maintain our vitality, longevity, and passion for medicine.” — Dr. James F. Loomis, MD, MBA, DipABLM, FACLM, Medical Director, Barnard Medical Center, Washington, DC.

“This is a beautiful contribution, and I'm sure it will help many. I got on this topic and journey myself after witnessing how my mother suffered with "medical treatment" that were supposedly comfort approach but yet not! My years of medical training, experience, and triple board certifications seem limited! Current medical care has not been nourishing for the spirits & soul at all and minimally touching the physical aspect too. I think Lifestyle Medicine is a remarkable breakthrough and surely the way for healthcare in the current and future times to come. Wish you and all the co-authors very much success. Thanks for sharing this valuable knowledge with me!” — Dr. Aparna Ranjan, MD, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care, and Internal Medicine Doctor