Healed- Health and Wellness for the 21st Century book review & giveaway - My WAHM Plan

Healed- Health and Wellness for the 21st Century book review & giveaway

If you were to read a headline that announced a way to ditch the pharmacies and toxins and get “healed” the right way, would you be intrigued? I know I was when that very subject line appeared in my inbox a few weeks ago.  I was offered a complimentary copy of Healed- Health and Wellness for the 21st Century written by integrative medicine expert Dr. Robin Miller and I’m so glad I accepted that offer. Not only am I learning how to heal of host of ailments for myself, family and friends, I’m able to gift one of you with your own copy. 

Healed- Health and Wellness for the 21st Century:

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I received a complimentary copy of Healed for reviewing purposes. No further compensation was given. All opinions expressed are my own. 

About the author Dr. Robin Miller: 

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Dr. Robin Miller is an established author of The Smart Woman’s Guide to Midlife and Beyond and Kids Ask the Doctor. Dr. Miller has gathered knowledge, insights, and anecdotes offered in Healed- Health and Wellness in the 21st Century over the course of 33 years of treating patients using the principles of integrative medicine. 

Why she wrote Healed- Health and Wellness in the 21st Century:

Ten years ago Dr. Miller left mainstream medicine so that she could start practicing the type of medicine she dreamed of while in med-school, patient-focused medicine. She had been frustrated with the lack of options available in conventional medicine. She began to search for innovative ways to help people achieve balance and wellness. All her research and innovative ideas are within the pages of Healed- Health and Wellness for the 21st Century.

About: Healed- Health and Wellness for the 21st Century:

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Healed-Health and Wellness for the 21st Century will take you through the basics of what you need to know to promote your own health and introduce you to new therapies to treat common conditions like:

  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s

New Approaches to a Healthy Life:  

Healed-Health and Wellness for the 21st Century book is divided into four interconnecting parts.

Part 1: Learn what you need to know about:

  • Your heart
  • Your brain
  • Your gut

Some questions covered are:

  1. What are the keys and evidence to a long and healthy life?
  2. How does gut health affect our mood and how do we keep it happy?
  3. Should I be taking fish oil?

Part 2: Find out how to:

  • Overcome depression and sadness without the drugs
  • Live longer and be happier
  • Improve your sex life

Some questions covered are:

  1. Is there an approach to treating depression that doesn’t involve drugs and how effective is it?
  2. We often hear about the benefits of coffee and chocolate, are they true?
  3. What probiotic should I be taking?

Part 3: Teaches you how to:

  • Stop dieting, lose weight 
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Use the secret of the floating set point 

Some questions covered are:

  1. Is there an effective way to lose weight without dieting? 
  2. What is the TEID diet?
  3. Is there an economical way to lose weight and be social?

Part 4: Gives you hard evidence how dancing will:

  • Keep your brain and your body young
  • Improve your social and love life
  • Make you a happier person

Some questions covered are:

  1. Is there evidence that dance can help with balance, depression and social anxiety?
  2. Is there an activity that will help decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 75?
  3. How does dancing help with Parkinson's symptoms such as freezing?

My Thoughts:

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I’ve read countless self-help and healthy living books over the years, and while I’ve gleaned nuggets of helpful information from most of them, there were a few books I found to be a complete waste of my time because it felt like rehashed content. Thankfully, Healed- Health and Wellness for the 21st Century is not one of those books. 

I found this book to be filled with concise, easy to follow ideas and instructions with real-life human stories to back up the claim. This is a healthy living guidebook so you can look for the topic that is most important to you. 

My first Topic Pick- Stop Dieting: 

One topic I found helpful was the chapter on how to stop dieting and maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Miller unpacked the floating set point theory, which was an Aha! moment for me because it helped explain why I would lose 15 pounds in one part of the year and then “find” 10 of those pounds again in the next part of the year. Now I know what to do to reset my set point weight so that doesn’t continue to happen.

My second Topic Pick- Alzheimer's:

Another topic that I read with great interest was Dr. Miller’s advice on how to decrease your Alzheimer’s risk by 75%. Having lost my mother in law to dementia a year ago, I can tell you with all honesty- I hope I never lose another loved one or myself to this disease. Now I have the knowledge and tools to help combat that and I never would have expected Dr. Miller to promote ballroom dancing so thoroughly! 

Let's Dance: 

The evidence is there is black and white. On the back cover of Healed- Health and Wellness for the 21st Century, it says it’s guaranteed to inspire you to get up and start dancing

And it has. No, my husband and I haven’t taken up ballroom dancing just yet, but I have started taking dance breaks while working.  I’m turning on the radio more frequently and when an up-tempo song comes on (hello, Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars!) I get up and dance through the whole song! Not just “mom dance” either. I MOVE. You know that saying “Dance like nobody is watching?” That’s me in my kitchen unloading the dishwasher, or me in my den doing my thing to a fun bop. 

My Take Away:

 I think Healed- Health and Wellness for the 21st Century is a great book for anybody who feels stuck in their current lifestyle. Whether that’s physical, emotional, mental, stuck is stuck and Dr. Miller wants to help us get unstuck and start living a healthy, fun life. I invite you to learn more about the book here and follow Dr. Miller and Facebook.

Win It:

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Thanks to today’s sponsor, one lucky reader will receive their own paperback copy of Healed- Health and Wellness for the 21st Century.


No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Must live in the United States and be 18+ or older to enter. Must use a valid email address to enter. Sorry, we can't ship to P.O. Boxes. One winner per household only.  My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment, the sponsor is. Winners will be notified by email used on the entry form and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is not associated with nor endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social channel. 

Good Luck!

Please share in comments: Do you ballroom dance? If yes, how did you get started in with this hobby?


  1. The idea that this can help improve my depression would be a prize already! I have struggled so much with bipolar depression and could use something to help pick me up and naturally. My family would probably benefit from this as well and all the other wonderful, healthy benefits this book can do for one inside as well☺.

  2. my mother would love this book she has a lot of ups and downs love this for her

  3. I love the idea of incorporating more dance into our lifestyle! Dancing always cheers me up and I really like how you are adding some smooth moves to your chores or just taking a dance break each day, how fun! This sounds like a great read and I'm very interested in the weight loss without dieting aspect. Will have to pick up a copy!

  4. Hi Natosha,

    Thanks for sharing with us today. It has always been my hope that by posting and sharing, I could be of service to my community, so I truly hope this book can help you too!

  5. Hi Ken,

    How nice of you to enter to win this book for your Mom. Good luck!

  6. Hi Barb,

    Yep, dancing is that good for you! I'm having fun dancing around and I think that's what makes it a healthy lifestyle choice. I'm working on changing patterns in my weight loss journey too. I hope you get the chance to read this book!

  7. I haven't ever ballroom danced before, but love dancing and singing while doing chores, just not in front of anyone! Sounds like a great book!

  8. Hi Heidi,

    Sounds like we are of like minds when it comes to singing and dancing! Love doing it, but I'm not going to bust a move in front of anybody but family. Good luck and thanks for entering!

  9. This seems really interesting and good tips!

  10. I love dancing! This books sounds great.

  11. This book looks good! I like that folks are realizing that it's time to get back to nature and understand how our bodies work instead of just automatically grabbing for chemicals & medications!

  12. This book looks very interesting, especially the parts about depression, and not dieting anymore but losing weight. I would love to win this, it would be a great for me to help get off of the medicines I take.

  13. No I do not ballroom dance but would love to read it.

  14. I thank you for sharing. This looks like a interesting book. Thank you

  15. No I don’t but it sounds like fun, and it’s something I wouldn’t mind trying out.

  16. Hi AnneMarie,

    This book focuses on small changes that make a big difference to your whole life. I think you will really enjoy reading it, most especially the weight loss portion.

  17. Hi Shakeia,

    I've been thinking the same thing! I may not ballroom dance now, but why not give a class or two a try?


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