Making attitude and outlook

changes for better health

Disease Proof

The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well

By David L. Katz, MD and Stacey Colino Hudson Street Press 2013 304 pages Hardcover/Paperback/ePub

In this life-affirming and empowering book, an expert in preventive medicine shows how we can reduce our risk of chronic disease by 80%—not by taking medicine, but by changing our behavior.

Dr. Katz makes a compelling case for the idea that four behaviors—not smoking, eating well, being active, and maintaining a healthy weight—can make all the difference in our health. He presents the latest scientific evidence as well as his own decades-long clinical experience to show that these behaviors are our best defense against the current epidemic of obesity and chronic disease. He also provides step-by-step, practical advice on how to apply these health-preserving insights to your own life.


How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging

By Hilary Tindle, MD, MPH Hudson Street Press 2013 288 pages Hardcover/ePub

In a fascinating exploration of just how important a positive outlook on life can be for our health and longevity, physician and NIH-funded researcher Hilary Tindle demonstrates how our attitudes affect everything from our wrinkles to our risk of cognitive decline.

The author examines the crucially important trait of optimism from many angles. She presents solid scientific evidence that we can improve our health by developing the ability to think in a more positive and accepting way. She also outlines the 7 Steps to Attitudinal Change that she uses in her own practice to create a path readers can follow towards better health—especially as they age.