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Health Now: An Integrative Approach to Personal Health

Linda B. White, MD
August 2013
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Intended for the college-level Personal Health course.
Health Now: An Integrative Approach to Personal Health by Linda B. White, M.D. covers the concepts you expect but adds a few important innovations that will capture students' attention and help you deliver the most current content. White pays far more than lip service to the rise of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

> Chapter 2 covers integrative medicine—the marriage of conventional and CAM therapies. And when appropriate, chapters throughout provide an integrative, holistic point-of-view to the topics discussed.
> Every chapter includes: “Assess Yourself,” which offers self-assessment tools for students, and “When to Seek Help,” which offers warning signs to keep in mind.
> Chapter 15 covers men’s and women’s health concerns, exploring the differences and providing both genders with tools to cope with gender-specific maladies.

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Linda B. White, MD Metropolitan State University of Denver

Linda Blachly White received B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from Stanford University and an M.D. from the University of California, San Diego. After two years of residency training at the University of Colorado in Denver, she taught human physiology for several semesters in the biology department at Metropolitan State University of Denver then devoted herself full time to freelance writing, editing, and consulting.
Between 2004 and 2014, she returned to MSU Denver and developed and taught courses in the Integrative Therapies Program. These classes include Stress: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment, Sleep Science, Physiology of Aging, Dynamics of Health, Pediatric Holistic Health, Herbal Medicines, Botanical Pharmacology, and Writing for the Health Professions.
In 1990, Dr. White published her first book: The Grandparent Book (Gateway Books). She also contributed chapters to Consumer Guide’s The Complete Pregnancy and Baby Book (Publications International, 1987) and Maximum Food Power for Women (Rodale Books, 2001). She coauthored Kids, Herbs, & Health (Interweave Press, 1999), The Herbal Drugstore (Rodale, 2000), and 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies and the Science Behind Them (Fair Winds Press, 2013). In 2010, she worked as a contributing editor for National Geographic’s Complete Guide to Medicinal Herbs and Other Healing Plants. She also was a contributor and advisor for Complete Guide to Natural Home Remedies (National Geographic, 2012). In 2013, she published Version 1.0 of Health Now: An Integrative Approach to Personal Health (Flat World Knowledge). Version 2.0 was released in 2015.
Her articles have appeared in Sesame Street Parents’ Guide, Mothering, Runner’s World, Vegetarian Times, Herbs for Health, Herb Companion, Pediatrics for Parents, Nutrition Science News, Natural Home, Natural Pharmacy, Delicious Living, Nutraceuticals World, Great Life,, Taste for Life, Remedies, Mother Earth News, and Mother Earth Living.
Dr. White lectured nationally and internationally, including at the Smithsonian Institute and three universities in Xi’an, China. She appeared on local television as well as CNN and Good Morning, America. For more information, go to
Dr. White died in February, 2016, at age 62.
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