Grab these books by Andrea W. Hanson
Make your own rules for weight loss instead of breaking someone else’s!
Weight management is a known solution to slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis and making symptoms more controllable. But living well with a diagnosis is ultimately about healing your body. Building on books like Terry Wahls’ The Wahls Protocol, and other MS diet books, Andrea Hanson moves beyond intense diets and regimens. She helps her readers establish a new way of viewing food and eating while revolutionizing their self-care habits in ways that are loving, sustainable, and customizable.
If you’re ready to make your health a top priority and find the individual answers to healing your body, then Stop Carrying the Weight of Your MS is your essential guide.
“One size fits all” doesn’t exist when you’re living with a diagnosis.
You are unique. Your plan to live well with a diagnosis must be unique as well.
Written with people newly diagnosed in mind, this book helps you find your way back to confidence and normalcy. Discussing everything from diet and exercise to stress and emotion management, “Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis” provides you with tools to help you find what works for you.
Written by a master certified life coach who was diagnosed with MS in 2000, this book combines stories of bravery (and tantrums), support, and detailed steps on how you can live your life – not your diagnosis.
-Answer insightful questions that help promote self-awareness and self-healing.
-Know what to do when stress, fear, doubt, and anger come up.
-Strengthen your relationship with yourself and your support system.
-Get a clear plan to lead a confident and powerful life.
You do have the power to feel better. Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis can show you how.
Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis was previously published as The Inside Guide to MS. The book was updated to include a foreword.
What people are saying:
“Andrea Hanson has written a spectacular book. If you have been diagnosed with MS, you’ve struck gold by finding it. It’s a guiding arm around you as you navigate what to do. But even without a specific diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, you will benefit from Andrea’s wisdom. The lessons she teaches and the exercises she provides will help anyone who is struggling with any type of medical diagnosis or challenge. I read this book in one sitting and marveled at the wisdom Andrea offers in a very humble and casual way. It’s an easy and enjoyable read that could truly change your life if you apply what you learn. I highly recommend you do.”
-Brooke Castillo Master Certified Coach and Founder of The Life Coach School
“So many of books written about MS are cathartic for the writer but overwhelming for the reader.
It is refreshing to have a book that fosters hope and promotes self-healing. The book will work best for those who are willing to do the accompanying exercises; doing these exercises will increase self-awareness and self-connection- two very powerful tools that the author advocates strongly for, and I believe are essential perquisites for self-healing. Ms. Wildenthal Hanson does not claim she is an expert on MS; instead, she does something much better: she encourages the reader to become his or her own expert. I believe this book is an excellent resource for those newly diagnosed with MS and are looking for ways to be proactive….and ways to find hope.”
Cinzia Levalds, Ph.D.
“I can’t wait to tell our patients about Andrea’s Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis!
I’m so thrilled Andrea has written this book to encourage people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or any chronic illness. It is a true guide on how to listen to our bodies, connect to them, nurture ourselves and understand the power of our mindset. I think people will relate to her stories – the good, bad and funny. There are several exercises for people to do through the book keeping the reader engaged and active in their health care. I think this is a must read for anyone diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Love it!”
Katherine Treadaway LCSW, MSCIR, CRND
“The Inside Guide to MS is Powerful and Empowering.
Hanson shares a fresh, brand new systematic guide to reframing one’s perspective and living with a difficult diagnosis. Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis inspires turning weakness into strength, conveyed in compelling ideas with vivid stories to which everyone can relate.
The nuggets of wisdom are a rich gold mine – elegantly laying out a realizable plan that is applicable to any diagnosis, to helping those who have suffered a major loss – whether through death, divorce, or broken relationships- and to all who have recently undergone major life setbacks such as career or life disappointments. I will be recommending Live Your Life, Not Your Diagnosis widely to all my patients when dealing with a diagnosis or setback!”
Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD, Founder and Chief Director, Center for BrainHealth, Distinguished University Professor, author of Make Your Brain Smarter.