Silent Takeover – How the Body Hijacks the Mind
By: Jacquelyn Sheppard
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
How the Body Affects the Mind and the Mind Affects the Body – A Plan for Redesigning Body, Soul and Spirit”
In her book “Silent Takeover – How the Body Hijacks the Mind” Jacquelyn Sheppard sets out to establish the concept that emotional, mental disorders and other addictive behaviors are directly related to diet. She provides a “roadmap” for anyone looking for answers to two questions: “Why am I the way I am? What can be done to change my Life?”
The book is made up of four parts. Part one deals with below the surface issues of emotional, mental, and addictive behaviors. Part two looks at surface issues; facing daily decisions and finding solutions to negative behaviors. Part three helps the reader understand addictions and look realistically at the impact of chemicals on everyday life. Part four provides strategies for redesigning body, soul, and spirit.
Jacquelyn’s writing reveals sensitivity to the examples of shepherding in Jesus’ teaching and a spiritual tone that resonates with the reader, establishes rapport, and builds confidence in her assumptions.
Sheppard’s extensive research often challenges generally recognized and more traditionally accepted interpretations of mental and emotional issues. Her meticulous chapter end-notes provide the reader with substantial suggestions for additional reading which confirm her conclusions. Her work is endorsed by professionals in the fields of medicine, education, and clergy.
I found Jacquelyn Sheppard’s “Silent Takeover – How the Body Hijacks the Mind” to be immensely interesting and vitally informative. Highly Recommended.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-0768409246, $ 16.99, 2016, 254 pages