This book is a valuable asset for every woman who needs to get healthy and the professionals charged with guiding them. As a registered dietitian I know that fitness is key to losing weight and feeling better in your skin, but so many of my patients fear how their bodies will respond to a new (or renewed) fitness regimen. The Women's Guide to Health demystifies the process of "getting healthy" with user-friendly guides and step-by-step outlines for women at every age and stage of wellness. This book has become an important asset in my professional resource kit!
As an internist caring for many women with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, I can say without doubt that the best treatment (and prevention) for these illnesses center around the food and activity choices we make on a daily basis. Thank goodness for this book, which makes grocery shopping and meal planning for healthy eating actually EASY! I recommend this for all women who want to make their health better and who recognize that while it's a life long commitment, it doesn't have to be so complicated. A daily tracking sheet, grocery list, score card, and general Rx's for health can now be in your hands by reading this book--and you can get it all at your local grocery store and by walking around your own neighborhood! I'm not saying at the end of the day that medications won't be needed--but this book can drastically reduce the amount of medications patients must take, and in some case can eliminate the need for them altogether.
Ruth Parker MD, MACP is Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. For over two decades, her work has focused on research, education, and policy efforts to advance our nation’s health literacy. Ruth Parker’s health literacy accomplishments are many including being an author of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA) and the widely used definition of health literacy included in numerous scholarly articles and national health policies. She is also a life-long athlete and has completed more than 25 marathons using the RunWalkRun® method. (Pictured in photo on the left)
Carmen Patrick Mohan MD FACP is an internal medicine physician, urban homesteader, and marathon runner who prescribes food and exercise as medicine. She works to foster change in healthcare delivery through internet technology, improved patient communication, and information access. Carmen Patrick Mohan specializes in cardiometabolic risk factor reduction with a focus on women. She is also a competitive runner and on a quest to complete marathons in 50 states and on 7 continents. (In photo on the right)
Dr. Ruth Parker and Dr. Carmen Patrick Mohan talk with Helen Osborne about:
- The book they co-authored with Jeff Galloway, The Women’s Guide to Health: Run Walk Run, Eat Right, and Feel Better. What this book is about and why it was important to write.
- How their practice as physicians, experience as marathon runners, and commitment to health literacy help women of all abilities achieve fundamental health.
- Tips and strategies for podcast listeners–of all professions, genders, ages, and levels of activity—to help others and themselves become more fit and healthy.
More Ways to Learn:
The Women’s Guide to Health: Run Walk Run, Eat Right, and Feel Better, by Jeff Galloway, Ruth Parker, Carmen Patrick Mohan. Published by Meyer & Meyer Sport, 2018. Available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Womens-Guide-Health-Right-Better/dp/1782551239
- Her RX: The Women’s Guide to Health. At https://www.herprescriptions.com
- America’s Coach: Run-Walk-Run with Jeff Galloway. http://www.jeffgalloway.com
- Facebook: The Women’s Guide to Health