Join us at the Co-op for a brief reading and Q+A with Brooklyn-based author Susannah Meadows on Thursday, August 3rd from 6:00-6:45pm.
Meadows’ book, The Other Side of Impossible: Ordinary People Who Faced Daunting Medical Challenges and Refused to Give Up is about the stories of even families who were determined to solve the unsolvable. Their adventures take us to the outer frontiers of medical science including research into the mind’s potential to heal the body, the possible role food may play in reversing disease, and the power of agency, perseverance, hope—and more.
One boy who has severe food allergies undergoes an unconventional therapy and is soon eating everything. A physician with MS creates her own combination of treatments and goes from a wheelchair to riding a bike again. A child diagnosed with ADHD refuses to take medication and instead improves his life, and the life of his family, after changing his diet. Other families take on rheumatoid arthritis, intractable epilepsy, and autistic behaviors.
Check out New York Times article about the book here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/01/well/live/hitting-a-medical-wall-and-turning-to-unproven-treatments.html?_r=0
NPR story: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/05/02/526436381/a-childs-suffering-drives-a-mother-to-seek-untested-treatments
Oprah story: http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/parents-facing-daunting-medical-challenges