Obesity and smoking may be the most conspicuous causes of illness in this country, but physical factors don’t account for everything. Your psychology namely, your personality and outlook on life can be just as important to your well-being as exercising and eating right.
What does a stubbed toe or a splinter in a finger have to do with your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, suffering a heart attack or succumbing to colon cancer?
There was not much in Jenny McCarthy’s early career as a Playboy model and MTV star to suggest that she would become a passionate advocate for family issues, children’s health and autism awareness. But the birth of her now almost 7-year-old son Evan, who developed autism early in life, changed all of that. McCarthy has become a best-selling author, first of lighter stuff like Baby Laughs and Life Laughs; then of more serious fare, like Louder than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism.