Source : By April Burkhart – onlineathens.com
Maiysha Clairborne, author of the new book “Eat Your Disease Away,” started out as a family physician, but broadened her scope to integrated medicine. Her practice, Mind Body Spirit Wellness, is located in Atlanta.
“I’ve basically transformed myself from simple physician to integrated medicine,” Clairborne said.
The inspiration for “Eat Your Disease Away,” came from her patients, she said. “It’s an answer to the most common questions that my patients ask me.”
In the first chapters, Clairborne discusses foods that are inflammatory versus foods that fight inflammation, and why that’s important for the body and cells. She also explains detoxification.
“Detox and cleansing is a big buzz word and fad, so I address how to cleanse properly, what is too often, what are the types of cleanses that are appropriate, the types of products that are involved and what they represent, what they do for the body and what their benefits are,” she said.
She also explains the actual transitioning process of diet and meal planning, an important first step.
“If you don’t know what you’re going to (buy), then you end up going to the grocery store all scattered, buying things that you don’t need and wasting food,” she explains.
Included are shopping tips, suggestions of items to buy, information on organic versus nonorganic foods and other helpful hints.
“It’s all about keeping it simple, because we like to make things very complicated,” she said. “I break down a lot of easy, quick food preparation methods that people can use after a hard days’ work.”
The final chapter offers healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that each take less than 30 minutes to prepare.
Clairborne attended Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her undergrad at Emory with a major in psychology before training in acupuncture and life and wellness coaching. She completed her post-graduate training in acupuncture with The Academy of Pain Research Acupuncture and the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
In addition to the book, she’s been selected as a finalist to be a possible new contributor to iVoices on iVillage, the largest content-driven community for women online, according to its website.
“What I want most is to educate and empower people around health and wellness,” Clairborne said. “I feel like, if I’m going to impact more people I need to go online and partner with people who have that type of reach and voice.”