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    Donna Jackson Nakazawa(Author)

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One day Donna Jackson Nakazawa found herself lying on the floor to recover from climbing the stairs. That's when it hit her. She was managing the symptoms of the autoimmune disorders that had plagued her for a decade, but she had lost her joy. As a science journalist, she was curious to know what mind-body strategies might help her. As a wife and mother she was determined to get her life back.
Over the course of one year, Nakazawa researches and tests a variety of therapies including meditation, yoga, and acupuncture to find out what works. But the discovery of a little-known branch of research into Adverse Childhood Experiences causes her to have an epiphany about her illness that not only stuns her--it turns her life around.
Perfect for readers of Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project, Nakazawa shares her unexpected discoveries, amazing improvements, and shows readers how they too can find their own last best cure.

Praise for "The Last Best Cure""The Last Best Cure" will change lives; it may even save some. For all who travel through the dark and lonely landscape of chronic illness, here is hope and healing supported by solid science and first-hand experience. Hand extended, heart open, Donna Jackson Nakazawa is a seasoned, compassionate guide, pointing the way to the light at the end of the tunnel." -Katrina Kenison, author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day""This is a genuine page-turning science/non-fiction thriller! Nakazawa is endearing. Her situation is compelling. Her story-telling art is masterful. You will learn a great deal of up-to-the-minute neuroscience research all the while hoping that Nakazawa's disciplined quest for health succeeds." -Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness is An Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life""Donna Jackson Nakazawa has written a moving account of her recovery from severe autoimmune disorders and her success with innovative mind/body therapies. It will certainly inspire others suffering from chronic illness to use integrative medicine to activate their innate healing potential." -Andrew Weil, M.D. author of Spontaneous Happiness""As both a science journalist and someone struggling with serious health issues, Donna Jackson Nakazawa offers clarity, heart, and hope for recovery and well-being. Funny, fast-moving, honest, insightful, and always helpful, her story of her journey to wellness brings together mind and body, East and West, solid research and the upper reaches of human potential." -Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom""Our seasons of serious illness can be scary, lonely and deeply depressing. Now, with The Last Best Cure" we have a window into another possibility. Donna Jackson Nakazawa made discoveries about stress, disease and the role of meditation and yoga that led her to profound healing. Grounded inPraise for "The Last Best Cure" "The Last Best Cure will change lives; it may even save some. For all who travel through the dark and lonely landscape of chronic illness, here is hope and healing supported by solid science and first-hand experience. Hand extended, heart open, Donna Jackson Nakazawa is a seasoned, compassionate guide, pointing the way to the light at the end of the tunnel."-Katrina Kenison, author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day"This is a genuine page-turning science/non-fiction thriller! Nakazawa is endearing. Her situation is compelling. Her story-telling art is masterful. You will learn a great deal of up-to-the-minute neuroscience research all the while hoping that Nakazawa's disciplined quest for health succeeds."-Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness is An Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life"Donna Jackson Nakazawa has written a moving account of her recovery from severe autoimmune disorders and her success with innovative mind/body therapies. It will certainly inspire others suffering from chronic illness to use integrative medicine to activate their innate healing potential."-Andrew Weil, M.D. author of Spontaneous Happiness"As both a science journalist and someone struggling with serious health issues, Donna Jackson Nakazawa offers clarity, heart, and hope for recovery and well-being. Funny, fast-moving, honest, insightful, and always helpful, her story of her journey to wellness brings together mind and body, East and West, solid research and the upper reaches of human potential."-Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom"Our seasons of serious illness can be scary, lonely and deeply depressing. Now, with The Last Best Cure we have a window into another possibility. Donna Jackson Nakazawa made discoveries about stress, disease and the role of meditation and yoga that led her to profound healing. Grounded in scientific research and presented with great lucidity and warmth, Donna's story will guide, comfort and inspire you as you journey toward full aliveness and wellbeing."-Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance and True RefugePraise for"The Last Best Cure"The Last Best Curewill change lives; it may even save some. For all who travel through the dark and lonely landscape of chronic illness, here is hope and healing supported by solid science and first-hand experience. Hand extended, heart open, Donna Jackson Nakazawa is a seasoned, compassionate guide, pointing the way to the light at the end of the tunnel.Katrina Kenison, author ofThe Gift of an Ordinary Day This is a genuine page-turning science/non-fiction thriller! Nakazawa is endearing. Her situation is compelling. Her story-telling art is masterful. You will learn a great deal of up-to-the-minute neuroscience research all the while hoping that Nakazawa s disciplined quest for health succeeds.Sylvia Boorstein, author ofHappiness is An Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life Donna Jackson Nakazawa has written a moving account of her recovery from severe autoimmune disorders and her success with innovative mind/body therapies. It will certainly inspire others suffering from chronic illness to use integrative medicine to activate their innate healing potential.Andrew Weil, M.D. author ofSpontaneous Happiness As both a science journalist and someone struggling with serious health issues, Donna Jackson Nakazawa offers clarity, heart, and hope for recovery and well-being. Funny, fast-moving, honest, insightful, and always helpful, her story of her journey to wellness brings together mind and body, East and West, solid research and the upper reaches of human potential.Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author ofBuddha s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom Our seasons of serious illness can be scary, lonely and deeply depressing. Now, withThe Last Best Curewe have a window into another possibility. Donna Jackson Nakazawa made discoveries about stress, disease and the role of meditation and yoga that led her to profound healing. Grounded in scientific research and presented with great lucidity and warmth, Donna s story will guide, comfort and inspire you as you journey toward full aliveness and wellbeing.Tara Brach, Ph.D., author ofRadical AcceptanceandTrue Refuge"Praise forThe Last Best CureThe Last Best Curewill change lives; it may even save some. For all who travel through the dark and lonely landscape of chronic illness, here is hope and healing supported by solid science and first-hand experience. Hand extended, heart open, Donna Jackson Nakazawa is a seasoned, compassionate guide, pointing the way to the light at the end of the tunnel.Katrina Kenison, author ofThe Gift of an Ordinary Day This is a genuine page-turning science/non-fiction thriller! Nakazawa is endearing. Her situation is compelling. Her story-telling art is masterful. You will learn a great deal of up-to-the-minute neuroscience research all the while hoping that Nakazawa s disciplined quest for health succeeds.Sylvia Boorstein, author ofHappiness is An Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life Donna Jackson Nakazawa has written a moving account of her recovery from severe autoimmune disorders and her success with innovative mind/body therapies. It will certainly inspire others suffering from chronic illness to use integrative medicine to activate their innate healing potential.Andrew Weil, M.D. author ofSpontaneous Happiness As both a science journalist and someone struggling with serious health issues, Donna Jackson Nakazawa offers clarity, heart, and hope for recovery and well-being. Funny, fast-moving, honest, insightful, and always helpful, her story of her journey to wellness brings together mind and body, East and West, solid research and the upper reaches of human potential.Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author ofBuddha s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom Our seasons of serious illness can be scary, lonely and deeply depressing. Now, withThe Last Best Curewe have a window into another possibility. Donna Jackson Nakazawa made discoveries about stress, disease and the role of meditation and yoga that led her to profound healing. Grounded in scientific research and presented with great lucidity and warmth, Donna s story will guide, comfort and inspire you as you journey toward full aliveness and wellbeing.Tara Brach, Ph.D., author ofRadical AcceptanceandTrue Refuge"Praise for The Last Best Cure "The Last Best Cure will change lives; it may even save some. For all who travel through the dark and lonely landscape of chronic illness, here is hope and healing supported by solid science and first-hand experience. Hand extended, heart open, Donna Jackson Nakazawa is a seasoned, compassionate guide, pointing the way to the light at the end of the tunnel."-Katrina Kenison, author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day"This is a genuine page-turning science/non-fiction thriller! Nakazawa is endearing. Her situation is compelling. Her story-telling art is masterful. You will learn a great deal of up-to-the-minute neuroscience research all the while hoping that Nakazawa's disciplined quest for health succeeds."-Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness is An Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life"Donna Jackson Nakazawa has written a moving account of her recovery from severe autoimmune disorders and her success with innovative mind/body therapies. It will certainly inspire others suffering from chronic illness to use integrative medicine to activate their innate healing potential."-Andrew Weil, M.D. author of Spontaneous Happiness"As both a science journalist and someone struggling with serious health issues, Donna Jackson Nakazawa offers clarity, heart, and hope for recovery and well-being. Funny, fast-moving, honest, insightful, and always helpful, her story of her journey to wellness brings together mind and body, East and West, solid research and the upper reaches of human potential."-Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom"Our seasons of serious illness can be scary, lonely and deeply depressing. Now, with The Last Best Cure we have a window into another possibility. Donna Jackson Nakazawa made discoveries about stress, disease and the role of meditation and yoga that led her to profound healing. Grounded in scientific research and presented with great lucidity and warmth, Donna's story will guide, comfort and inspire you as you journey toward full aliveness and wellbeing."-Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

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  • By luckycat on 11 October 2014

    This book is about a personal journey of healing the body from physical illness, through meditation, positive thinking, acupuncture and yoga.I've been on a journey of physical healing for years - have been on a tonne of different diets, read loads of self-help books and dabbled in meditation and yoga. They all helped, but this book has changed the way I think about healing. Everything written is backed up by science, and that is I what I needed to convince me to make meditation and positive thinking a way of life. I finished reading it a few days ago and I genuinely feel changed by it.Really a fantastic book - the best self help book you can buy.

  • By Baolinmca on 23 May 2014

    Very interesting to read her story and the facts she uncovered while trying to restore her health. It is inspiring but, like a lot of these books, is more relevant to people with the financial means to have lots of tests and treatment done privately.

  • By WildAtHeart on 27 April 2014

    This book documents the author's year long experiment to change her relationship to the many chronic illnesses with which she lives, in an effort to reclaim a sense of joy she feels robbed of by her conditions. Apparently women are more likely to suffer from chronic conditions, and often these come in pairs or triples, and because there are no outward signs of illness there is a lot of silent suffering.She has the benefit of the support of an integrated medical doctor who monitors physiological changes in key markers as she works with mindfulness meditation, yoga, and acupuncture. By the end of the year she sees marked improvements in all aspects of her Wellbeing, both objectively and subjectively: she feels better and her results show she is better.A problem with the techniques she explores is that progress towards healing can be imperceptible, so her story can be a real inspiration to carry on. She also explains clearly how the effects of traumatic childhood events can lie dormant for years causing lasting changes in fundamental physiological functions which then contribute to patterns of disease.There is a lot of material available on the health benefits of meditation, yoga and other practices, but this one stands out for its clarity, the author's first hand experience and general positivity that it is possible to change one's mind and change one's health.Highly recommended.

  • By Pleased on 7 March 2014

    I loved this book and couldn't put it down! So well written, positive and inspirational with excellent science based research. A great read for anyone but it gives such hope to those of us with a chronic illness that working with the mind can heal the body. Thank you Donna.

  • By jkw1 on 6 January 2015

    This book is fascinating and well-written, pulling together new discoveries about epigenetics and the long-term effects of childhood trauma with the later repercussions on adult health. The author's experience of using mindfulness meditation and yoga to 'treat' her autoimmune disorders after exhausting all that conventional medicine has to offer was inspiring.

  • By Cathy Green on 19 May 2014

    This is an excellent book which gives hope to individuals who suffer from a chronic condition. Everything is explained so well .

  • By Jane Smith on 8 August 2016

    A clear, well-presented book from an engaging, sympathetic writer. Interesting and helpful.


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