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Doctor Rachel has spoken to audiences as diverse at TEDx, professional medical conferences, business retreats, workshops at healing and retreat centers throughout the U.S. and many venues for the general public.
She always brings humor, new and vital information on health and wellness, and a down-to-earth Midwestern sensibility that can connect with everyone.
Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD
is a family practice physician with a specialty in integrative health, relationships and sexuality. She runs the award-winning Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine Clinic and has been voted “Best Doctor” in Santa Cruz County every year, from 2009–2019. Rachel teaches and speaks widely and has just completed her fourth book — Bodywise: Discovering Your Body’s Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing.
Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of the New York Times bestsellers Goddesses Never Age, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause
"Bodywise is simply superb. And oh, so practical. It will convince you about how and why to make food and supplements your go-to medicines. I highly recommend this book."
SARA GOTTFRIED M.D., NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HORMONE CURE AND THE HORMONE RESET DIET
"Bodywise quickly gets to the root of what ails you, showing how you can heal yourself by tuning in to what your symptoms are telling you. This is truly an extraordinary guide for becoming your healthiest self with the right combination of knowledge, self-care, and sense of humor."
Lissa Rankin, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine
"With all the health and diet books flooding the market and ratcheting up our stress responses with overwhelm, it can be challenging for health-conscious individuals to know how to care for the body temple. Enter Rachel Carlton Abrams's Bodywise. It's not just that Rachel is the best doctor I know. It's that she has shown me that when you educate yourself about the many potential tools for enlivening your vitality and then tune into the deep wisdom inherent in your body's inner compass in order to discern what is right for you, you become your own doctor in ways no book and no physician can match."
Alanis Morissette (Grammy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter)
"Direct, deeply knowledgeable and inspiring. BodyWise is so comprehensive and integrates all aspects of the totality of being in a human body, and how to be responsible for and to it....This book is a smart and gentle well-being bible. I would follow Rachel Abrams anywhere. Thankfully with Rachel, it will be to my sustained health and well-being."
The award-winning Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine clinic offers a medical and wellness home for you and your family. We combine research-based holistic approaches, traditional healing wisdom and cutting edge western medical care and mix it with a lot of love, to do what we do best — help you feel fantastic.