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Alchemy of Illness

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ISBN-10: 0609899430

ISBN-13: 9780609899434

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kat Duff

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Illness is a universal experience. There is no privilege that can make us immune to its touch. We are taught to assume health, illnesses being just temporary breakdowns in the well-oiled machinery of the body. But illness has its own geography, its own laws and commandments. At a time when the attention of the whole nation is focused on health care, Kat Duff inquires into the nature and function of illness itself. Duff, a counselor in private practice in Taos, New Mexico, wrote this book out of her experience with chronic fatigue syndrome, but what she has to say is applicable to every illness and every one of us. For those who are sick, this book offers solace and recognition. For those…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 11/21/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Invisible Underworld of Illness
The Secrets Our Bodies Keep Safe
Toxic Health: Cultural Assumptions and Illusions
Dancing with Death: Vegetative Processes at Work
The Alchemy of Illness
The Underworld Journey
Shame and the White Shadow of the Collective
Mythology and the Dark Heart of Healing
Notes