On the Path to Health, Wellbeing, and Fulfilment: To Your Health
This compelling book on health, wellbeing, and fulfilment investigates the scientific basis of what we think we know about healthy living. How much do we actually know about the information that is presented as fact by health crusaders and in the media? How do perceptions of truth and validity influence our behaviour and our health?
Guided by the author’s practice in academic and non-profit medicine, this book highlights the practical impact of scientific studies in a broad range of disciplines and brings to life their relevance and limitations. It presents a journey of discovery that includes the foundations of knowledge, factors of health, implications of lifestyle choices, positive psychology, and social science.
The book takes a realistic look at the evidence of biological, psychological, and cultural determinants of health, and is essential reading for anyone who wonders why there is so much left to learn about what truly enhances wellbeing and survival. It is an empowering book that provides a key to understanding how we can all improve and support our health to thrive in any phase of life.
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Iris Schrijver is a certified lifestyle medicine physician, also specialized in clinical pathology and molecular genetics. She is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a former President of the Association for Molecular Pathology. Dr Schrijver served as medical director of Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine, because she believes that healthcare is a basic human right. Her dedication to patients and to medical progress through science has resulted in the publication of many original research articles, book chapters, and books.
“This valuable book not only sets out a path to dramatically better health. It anticipates the obstacles that may occur along the way and shows you how to overcome them. It is evidence-based, realistic, and wonderfully optimistic, from a doctor whose expertise can revolutionize your outlook on life.”
Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC
Adjunct Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine; President, Physicians Committee
“This book focuses on the prevention of disease with a unique perspective, empowering the readers to navigate through the complex issues in health and healthcare that have a lasting impact on our health and wellbeing both now and over a lifetime. The book is extremely well-written and a really fun read. Dr Schrijver presents the most reliable, relevant and applicable scientific evidence and helps us refute misinformation along the way. This book is brilliant and practically helpful. I absolutely recommend it to EVERYONE.”
Min Fang, MD, PhD
Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington
“This book explores health from a variety of perspectives. Interpreting scientific studies and communicating the findings in an easy to understand way is a gift that keeps on giving. The book will help readers appreciate the importance of research, genetics, environment and lifestyle factors in everyday life and when working through complex medical conditions.”
Beth Frates, MD FACLM DipABLM
President-Elect American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
“In this book, Dr Iris Schrijver provides insight into, and commentary on, how the medical community often fails to effectively communicate what is known about the prevention and management of disease, and how this failure impacts health disparities by race, ethnicity, education and socioeconomic status. Dr Schrijver takes an in-depth and science-based look at what makes us thrive in body and mind and helps us apply a critical lens to market-driven fads. A must-read for medical providers and anyone interested in sorting fact from fiction in the search for better health and well-being.”
Martha L. Spiers, LCSW
Executive Director, Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine
“In this book, Dr Schrijver gives thoughtful and well-documented consideration to the things in our lives that influence our health and happiness. We can’t control all these things, but Dr Schrijver shows how we can control our responses, to our inner cravings, to the things that cause us stress, and to information (and the abundant misinformation) surrounding us in both traditional and social media – misinformation that is intended, in many cases, to make others rich at our expense. This is an exceptional book that is well worth your time.”
Timothy J. O'Leary, MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics; Former Chief Research and Development Officer, Veterans Health Administration
“An insightful, timely work on what determines our very well-being.”
David Robert Grimes, PhD
“Iris Schrijver has developed an evolving tapestry of health acquisition that is defined by a multitude of physical, psychological and scientific information. Her depth of knowledge weaves a fabric of awareness of these factors that will optimize well-being.”
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD
Author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
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