When journalist Susannah Meadows noticed her three-year-old son, Shepherd, shying away from soccer practice, she had no idea it was the first sign of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In The Other Side of Impossible, Meadows chronicles her own story, and the stories of families like hers who persisted when traditional medicine alone wasn’t enough. Their struggles take us to the outer frontiers of medical science and cutting-edge complementary therapies, as Meadows explores research into the mind’s potential to heal the body, the possible role food may play in reversing disease, and the power of perseverance. ““In this affecting and illuminating book, Susannah Meadows emerges as the kind of sound, sensible, and invaluable friend you want by your side when medical disaster strikes,” writes Jon Meacham. “She brings a strong grasp of science, a writerly sensibility, and a good heart to the difficult subject of the present and future of healthcare.” Susannah Meadows is a former senior writer for Newsweek and frequent contributor to The New York Times. She has appeared on CBS This Morning, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ESPN, Charlie Rose, and The Brian Lehrer Show.