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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, with promotional support from Kris Carr and Elena Brower



About the Author

Amy Kurtz

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 pain, shame, fear, isolation, and frustration that came with it. While visiting Israel in her twenties she got a parasite infection (along with having undiagnosed celiac disease and a thyroid condition) and had a total system shut down. She gained 30 lbs. in 30 days, couldn't go to the bathroom or keep any solid food down, came home, and wound up in the hospital and in bed for over a month.

She's radically improved her health and now in her book Kicking Sick: Your Go-To Guide for Thriving with Chronic Health Conditions (on sale January 2017) she shows readers how to jettison despair and become a "glow warrior" - someone who tunes in to her body and intuitive wisdom, takes charge, and builds a support circle of medical experts, friends, and family.

AMY KURTZ is an AADP Holistic Health Coach, wellness advisor, detox expert, speaker, and writer. She lives in New York City. Check out her full story at amykurtz.com.



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