I will start off with a blurb Harris-Slaughter wrote for Amazon. “Imagine experiencing emotions that have you questioning your sanity. Your body gets overheated at the least bit of excitement and you scramble to find a fan or some air. Or you find yourself in the throes of a panic attack and can’t understand how to shut it off, so you are filled with anxiety wondering when the next one is coming. What if every time you take a drug you experience side-effects that you are warned about on the label? The title was conceived in my mind after I thought over all the situations I had found myself in, how I got out of them, and the effect all of this had on my overall physical and mental well-being.”
While I was reading I found myself relating to Harris-Slaughter in different ways and multiple levels, both personally and as a registered nurse. This book benefits everyone, healthy or not. Tips on relaxation and proper diet are great. I would be remiss if I didn’t write that Vitamin D doesn’t come directly from the sun. To put it simply, our own bodies produce Vitamin D when we are to exposed our sun, the ultraviolet B rays to be exact. If you are on Coumadin (Warfarin), then you do need to check with your doctor regarding foods you can or cannot have regarding vegetables and fruit. One example is grapefruit – this fruit will increase your bleeding time, and potential worst case scenario is a brain bleed. A few of the hardships Harris-Slaughter writes about are similar to ones of my own, both in relationships and in health. That said, everyone can use tips Harris-Slaughter writes about to help reduce stress and therefore panic. Benefits in keeping ones colon healthy are true as well. I know this first hand and can relate. Grief over loss of one’s brother (in Harris-Slaughter’s case two brothers) compounds stress. Harris-Slaughter decided to do what she could to make her own life and her body feel better, and she mixes traditional medicine with natural medicine. I am in agreement with her on this approach. Like Harris-Slaughter wrote “The bottom line is that, you must deal with stress before it deals with you.” Bravo to Harris-Slaughter for having the courage to write about her personal problems and how she arrived at solutions that worked for her and the strength she shows in this book. Harris-Slaughter’s writing style flows easily and her characters are well described. Harris-Slaughter’s narration is excellent and this book rates five stars!