Your go-to guide for thriving with chronic health conditions
More than half of us in the US are struggling with a chronic medical issue—and too many are young women who should be enjoying their best years.
Amy Kurtz gets it. Starting in her mid-teens, she endured two “perfect storms” of illness that progressed into her twenties. It earned her the label “the sick chick”… and the shame, fear, isolation, and frustration that came with it.
She’s radically improved her health, and today she’s helping women of all ages live well regardless of their health situation .With honesty, humor, and empathy, Kicking Sick shows us how to jettison despair and become a “glow warrior”—someone who tunes in to her body and inner wisdom, takes charge, and builds a support circle of medical experts, friends, and family.
Kicking Sick also brings in Amy’s own A-team of experts crucial to her own turnaround: her personal physician Mark Hyman, gastroenterologist Gerald Mullin, endocrinologist Philip Felig, inspiring Crazy Sexy Cancer author Kris Carr, new thought leader Gabby Bernstein, and renowned yogi Elena Brower, as well as many real-life glow warriors to inspire us.
- Self-empowerment, knowledge, and emotional support—the essential and often ignored first steps to wellness
- For women ages 16 and up facing chronic fatigue syndrome, unresolved pain, IBS and other GI issues, migraine, fibromyalgia, thyroid disorder, depression, and autoimmune disorders
- Foreword by Mark Hyman, MD
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About Amy Kurtz
Amy Kurtz is a health and wellness expert, teacher, writer, and former full-time patient. She is a board-certified AADP Holistic Health Coach (HHC), with certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City, and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).
During her health coach training, she studied more than one hundred dietary theories, innovative coaching methods, and practical lifestyle management techniques with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Her teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Mark Hyman, and Dr. Deepak Chopra. She has also worked alongside a prominent Functional Medicine doctor in NYC as the health coach for his practice, before embarking on her own.
Amy has radically improved her health, and today she’s helping people of all ages live well regardless of their health situation. Many of her clients have acute chronic conditions, and she helps them to stabilize and manage their conditions by providing guidance and helping them create the right team of health care professionals. She also helps clients learn and make self-care regimes a priority, and to become an active participant in their healing journey. She empowers them to embark on their own wellness revolution.
Amy is a regular contributor on popular websites including MindBodyGreen and is the wellness expert at Yoganonymous. She lives in New York City.