Howick, philosopher and clinical epidemiologist at Oxford, explains in easy-to-understand language how the human body works and why placebos, exercise, and meditation can be better (and certainly, cheaper) than pills...This is sound, commonsense advice in an era of what Howick calls 'too much medicine.'
— Karen Springen, Booklist
Jeremy Howick reveals the hard science behind self-healing. Read this breakthrough book!
— Deepak Chopra
Jeremy Howick knows placebos and how to make the subject understandable to the public. He's a philosopher who understands the big picture and a researcher who understands the details that make good science.
— Ted Kaptchuk, professor of medicine and professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School
A timely book on a timeless problem of how body and mind interact to affect our health and well-being. Beautifully written by an international expert in the field, it challenges old habits of thinking and promises new ways of exploring what it means to live an integrated life.
— Mark Williams, author of Mindfulness, professor of clinical psychology, and former director of the Oxford Mindfulness Center
I really enjoyed reading this book, and everyone who is willing to understand the variety of psychological factors involved in the process of healing would benefit from its reading. The interaction between doctors and their patients as well as the so-called placebo effects are beautifully described throughout the book for the nonspecialist.
— Fabrizio Benedetti, MD, professor of physiology and neuroscience at University of Turin, Italy, and author of Placebo Effects
This fascinating book ranges over a broad range of evidence, from telling incidents, to huge comparative scientific studies with thousands of human subjects, and many things in between, all aimed at helping you lead a more healthy, vigorous, active and meaningful life. Engagingly written by an academic who can row his own boat (really!), who is as adept at yoga as he is at statistics, it is really a good read.
— Daniel Moerman, emeritus professor of anthropology at University of Michigan-Dearborn
Jeremy Howick has written the handbook we were meant to be given at birth. At once engaging and empowering, he deftly combines pop culture with historical perspective and the best of integrative medicine into one powerful resource that we are all sure to benefit from. By challenging deeply engrained assumptions about our bodies, he provides us with a new paradigm for embracing our body's wisdom and capacity to heal itself.
— Dr. Rana Awdish, author of In Shock
[Doctor You] offers a compelling solution to our unhealthy dependence: learning to tap into our body's ability to heal itself.
— The Epoch Times