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Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal childhood disrupted

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Praise & Reviews

  • Jack Kornfield, PhD, Author of A Path With Heart, “A truly important gift of understanding — illuminates the heartbreaking costs of childhood trauma and like good medicine offers the promising science of healing and prevention.”
  • Tara Brach, PhD, Author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge, “This groundbreaking book connects the dots between early life trauma and the physical and mental suffering so many live with as adults. Author Donna Jackson Nakazawa fully engages us with fascinating, clearly written science and moving stories from her own and others struggles with life-changing illness. Childhood Disrupted offers a blend of fresh insight into the impact of trauma and invaluable guidance in turning toward healing!”
  • Amy Myers, MD, author, New York Times Best Seller, The Autoimmune Solution Childhood Disrupted helps shift the paradigm in our understanding of health and well-being by unveiling the role that early adversity plays in our physical and emotional adult health. Donna offers a missing piece of the puzzle as to why women suffer in disproportionate numbers from chronic physical and mental health conditions, and opens a new and much-needed door for healing.”
  • Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH, Professor of Child Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, “Long overdue … Childhood Disrupted is a courageous, compassionate and rigorous every-persons guide through the common roots and enduring impact of childhood trauma in each of our lives. Linking breakthrough science with our everyday lived experience, Childhood Disrupted inescapably and artfully leads the reader to take practical steps and grasp the urgency of coming to terms with and taking a stand to heal the legacy of trauma in our personal and collective lives. This book reframes the common experience of childhood trauma through a lens of possibility for a life and society with an inexhaustible commitment to the safe, stable and nurturing relationships our health and healing require.”
  • Gerard E. Mullin MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, author of The Gut Balance Revolution,Childhood Disrupted is a must have book for every person with facing mental or physical health challenges and their loved ones — and an inspiring read for every health care professional.”
  • Shannon Brownlee, MS, author of Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer and Senior Vice President of the Lown Institute, “Every few years a book comes along that changes the way we view ourselves, our society, and our place in the world. This is such a book. Compulsively readable and deeply moving, Childhood Disrupted contains surprising insights into the power of childhood experience on every page.”
  • Vincent J. Felitti, MD, CEO, The California Institute of Preventive Medicine, Childhood Disrupted is a book of major significance that describes clearly and understandably what has been learned in recent years about the important subject of human development and how what happens in childhood affects our well-being, biomedical health,and life expectancy as adults. It will be appreciated by many.”
  • Margaret M McCarthy, PhD, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, “Donna Jackson Nakazawa’s Childhood Disrupted masterfully captures the complexity of how early life adversity imprints on our biology and stalks our health into adulthood. Heart rending stories of hardship and triumph laced with medical facts and findings creates a framework of practical advice for remaining unbroken in a challenging world.”
  • DeLisa Fairweather, PhD, Director of Cardiovascular Translational Research, Mayo Clinic, “Donna has once again taken a difficult medical topic and made it not only easy to understand, but a great read. Eye-opening and inspiring, Childhood Disrupted provides a paradigm-shifting roadmap for understanding how early stress is linked to later illness, and offers a must-read vision for how to begin healing at any age. This book will help readers and especially women better understand the biology of stress, and jumpstart important new conversations about our health and well-being!”
  • Ryan Herringa, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, “Childhood Disrupted is a timely book that summarizes the effects of childhood adversity,incorporating the current science in a very personalized and approachable way. The more we understand about childhood adversity and its imprint on our body and brain, the more we can help each other recover from its harmful effects. This is an important read for anyone looking to help those afflicted by childhood adversity, whether personally or in a caring role such as parents, teachers, and health care workers.”
  •  Ruth A Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harris-Woodman Chair, Director, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, “In this stimulating book that eloquently describes the effects of one’s biography on mind, brain, and body, Nakazawa guides us through a step by step path to recovery. This work represents an invaluable source of hope and inspiration for anyone who is suffering from the aftermath of early adverse experience.”
  • Jane Stevens, editor, ACEsConnection.com, “If you want to know why you’ve been married three times. Or why you just can’t stop smoking. Or why the ability to control your drinking is slipping away from you. Or why you have so many physical problems that doctors just can’t seem to help you with. Or why you feel as if there’s no joy in your life even though you’re “successful”…..Read Childhood Disrupted, and you’ll learn that the problems you’ve been grappling with in your adult life have their roots in childhood events that you probably didn’t even consider had any bearing on what you’re dealing with now. Donna Jackson Nakazawa does a thorough and outstanding investigation of exactly how your childhood made you ill and/or joyless, and how you can heal.”


The Last Best Cure by author Donna Jackson NakazawaThe Last Best Cure

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  • Katrina Kenison, author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day: “The Last Best Cure will change lives; it may even save some.”
  • Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness is An Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life: “This is a genuine page-turning science/non-fiction thriller!”
  • Andrew Weil, M.D. author of Spontaneous Happiness: “Donna Jackson Nakazawa has written a moving account of her recovery from severe autoimmune disorders and her success with innovative mind/body therapies.”
  • Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom: “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.”
  • Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge: “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.”
  • Brainworld Magazine
  • Huntington News

Radio Interviews

  • WPR Wisconsin Public Radio interview with Donna Jackson Nakazawa on The Last Best Cure, The Veronica Reuckert Show
  • Santa Fe Public Radio’s The Journey Home, an interview with Donna Jackson Nakazawa
  • The Marilu Henner Show, an interview with Donna Jackson Nakazawa
  • Conversations in Care: The Autoimmune Epidemic and The Last Best Cure with Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Web Reviews, Blogs & Forums

Excerpts from The Last Best Cure on the Web

 

Television

  • Donna Jackson Nakazawa on TV discussing The Last Best Cure with guest host Montel Williams, on Joy Behar’s  TV show “Say Anything”


The Autoimmune Epidemic

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Articles by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

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  • Publishers Weekly: “Everyone with a friend or family member with an autoimmune disease will find this a must read.
  • Library Journal: “Nakazawa articulates highly complicated medical processes in extremely comprehensible language. . . Highly recommended.
  • Booklist / Starred reviewA straight-talking alarm. . . [a] comprehensive heads-up.
  • U.S. Senator John F. Kerry: “An important book. . . . I urge every American to read [it].
  • Fred Miller, MD, Ph.D. Chief of the Environmental Autoimmunity Group, National Institutes of Health: “An insightful exploration.
  • Douglas Kerr, MD, Ph.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center: “Compelling… as necessary as ‘An Inconvenient Truth.’
  • Mark Hyman, MD, author of the New York Times bestsellers UltraPrevention and UltraMetabolism: “Provides answers and a roadmap for recovery.
  • Congressman Fortney H. “Pete” Stark (California): “Brilliantly blends personal stories with pure science highlighting…the role everyday environmental toxins play….We must heed her warnings.
  • Noel R. Rose, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Autoimmune Disease Research: “Ms. Nakazawa deserves credit for putting this important issue before the public“.
  • Montgomery Advertiser
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • Baltimore Sun
  • Indianapolis Star
  • The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)

Radio Interviews

  • National Public Radio WBFO Meet the Author – download mp3
  • Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR) podcast
  • Utah Public Radio (KCPW) – download mp3
  • Health Talk with Dr. Ronald Hoffman on WOR Radio 710 HD – February 5, 2008 – download mp3
  • Natural Living with Gary Null / WPFW-FM / Washington, DC
  • You the Owner’s Manual with Dr. Michael Roizen / Health Radio Network – download mp3
  • Healthy Talk Radio with Dr. Julian Whitaker/Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Nutritional Medicine Update with Robert Crayhon
  • Healthline with Dr. Alan Pressman/Air America Radio
  • What Women MUST Know with Sherrill Sellman, ND / Progressive Radio Network
  • The Joanie Greggains Show with Joanie Greggains, KGO Talk Radio San Francisco
  • Christine Craft Show, KGO Talk Radio San Francisco

Web Reviews, Blogs & Forums

Excerpts from The Autoimmune Epidemic on the Web

Television

  • The Today Show
  • Your Total Health / NBC
  • Newschannel 8 / Washington, DC

Does Anybody Look Like Me?

Reviews for Does Anybody Look Like Me?:
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Seattle Times
Publishers Weekly
Duke Magazine
Human Nature

 

Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Articles by Donna Jackson Nakazawa:

  • A New Generation Is Leading the Way, Parade, July 6, 2003
  • Living Longer: Diet, AARP: The Magazine, September/October 2006
  • Red Wine and Chocolate: The Reality, AARP: The Magazine, September/October 2006
  • 5 Foods That Can Add Years To Your Life, AARP: The Magazine, September/October 2006

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