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Ignite your journey to wellness with: "Starving the Wolf:              A Victory Over Lupus" 

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"Healing begins when we bridge the gap between mind and body, moving beyond physical fixes."

In "Starving the Wolf: A Victory Over Lupus," readers embark on an enlightening journey to reclaim their health amidst the challenges of chronic illness. This narrative is not just a beacon of hope; it's a practical guide designed to navigate the complexities of healing, advocating for self-reliance, informed decision-making, and the transformative power of self-compassion and love.

Through its pages, this book empowers you to trust your intuition and uncover your innate capacity for healing, challenging the conventional narratives surrounding chronic illness. It offers a new lens through which to view your journey, encouraging a proactive stance against the condition and a rediscovery of your inner strength.

Each chapter delves into critical facets of the healing process, from embracing the power of belief and love to managing emotional well-being and environmental influences. "Starving the Wolf: A Victory Over Lupus" provides a comprehensive roadmap, complete with personal narratives that showcase the resilience required to face adversity head-on. You'll explore practices that connect deeply with your inner self, from creating a healing sanctuary to becoming your own "Body Detective," unraveling the profound impact of emotions and lifestyle choices on your health.

Beyond traditional treatments, this book equips you with the tools to engage in meticulous research, adopt holistic healing modalities, and make lifestyle adjustments for a healthier, more vibrant life. Through practical exercises—ranging from journaling to visualization techniques—you're invited to actively participate in your healing process, creating a personalized journey that resonates with your unique needs.

Moreover, "Starving the Wolf" addresses the importance of environmental awareness, the need for a supportive medical team, the significance of gut health, and the power of mental and emotional well-being, offering wisdom on navigating potential toxins and fostering a healing environment.

This book is a companion on your path to recovery. It advocates for a balanced approach that combines intuition, research, expert guidance, and, most importantly, self-love. Whether you're battling lupus or any chronic condition, "Starving the Wolf" stands as a source of inspiration, offering practical advice and the reassurance that healing, in its many forms, is within reach. Embark on this journey to thrive beyond chronic illness.

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Karen Quiros

Karen Quiros is a dedicated holistic wellness practitioner and the visionary behind Balanced Wellness Consulting. Her life's work is deeply rooted in the pursuit of holistic health and personal transformation. Her unwavering dedication to healing, personal development, and enhancing the well-being of others inspires and leads many on their journey toward wellness.


Nearly four decades ago, Karen embarked on her holistic wellness journey, driven by the need for alternative treatments to conventional methods for lupus and endometriosis. This quest led her to master health coaching, nutrition, positive psychology, energy and sound healing, quantum biofeedback, and herbal medicine. Recognizing the vital role of movement, mindfulness, and spiritual growth in healing, Karen obtained meditation, yoga, and personal training certifications. Her holistic approach is further enriched by her participation in transformative programs like Chakradance® and SoulCollage®.


A native of Long Island, Karen's personal life is as rich and fulfilling as her professional endeavors. She celebrates a 30+ year marriage and is the proud mother of two extraordinary sons. Embracing a homesteader lifestyle, she is deeply connected to nature, engaging in gardening, beekeeping, and caring for chickens. Her hobbies, including travel, baking, knitting, yoga, cycling, and hiking, reflect her commitment to a well-balanced and holistic lifestyle.

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Editorial Review

Nearly four decades ago, Karen was diagnosed with lupus and given a prognosis of "at best" five to seven years to live.

Refusing to accept this fate, she embarked on a relentless quest for healing, dedicating over a decade to research and uncovering the strategies that would allow her to conquer this disease. Today, she celebrates over 25 years of living 100% lupus-free.

Starving the Wolf: A Victory Over Lupus embodies her transformative journey, establishing itself as a must-have among self-healing books for women. As an essential lupus book, it delves into lifestyle, nutrition, mindset, spirituality, relationships, and healing your emotional self, offering a comprehensive suite of wellness strategies.

By sharing her journey and healing strategies, Karen seeks to ease the suffering and simplify the path to recovery for others, offering support to those confronting the challenges of lupus or other chronic illnesses.

• Reclaim Vitality: Seize control, redefine your health narrative, and break free from chronic illness.
• Master Emotional Resilience: Learn to navigate and heal your emotional landscape, fortifying your mental well-being.
• Embrace Self-Care: Discover the life-changing impact of prioritizing your wellness through tailored self-care practices.
• Nutritional Empowerment: Harness the healing potential of nutrition to fuel your body's fight against chronic illness.
• Lifestyle Revolution: Implement transformative lifestyle adjustments that foster vitality and long-term health.
• Spiritual Awakening: Connect with your inner strength and spirituality to support your journey to wellness.

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An inspiring memoir, Starving the Wolf is a story of triumph over the debilitating effects of chronic illness. After being diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus and discoid lupus, author Quiros was told by doctors she is not likely to live another seven years. Drawing on inner strength, spiritual guidance, and determination, Quiros begins a healing journey from the inside out, ultimately beating her diagnosis and becoming illness free. With words of encouragement for others facing similar challenges, and insightful personal notes from her journey to recovery, Quiros shares her story with one resounding message: “A death sentence is a call to action, not a time for retreat.”

Through research, alternative methods, and a strong, informed medical support system, Quiros took control of her diagnosis and her path to healing. Quiros explains that once she learned how to "tame inflammation,” she understood how to manage the triggers of her lupus flare ups. After a near-fatal car accident, Quiros felt led by a higher purpose and taps into a more spiritual lifestyle to grapple with her struggle with her illness. “I could not and would not live in misery and accept that I would die in my thirties," Quiros recalls, and her book encourages readers to take their life and whatever they may need to heal into their own hands through focusing on inner wisdom, trusting their own intuition in knowing what is right for the individual, and connecting with a spiritual source. Quiros provides physical exercises such as yoga, mindfulness exercises such as sound frequency, and nutritional dietary changes to fortify the mind and body as a whole.

With actionable steps such as journaling, exercises, and affirmations, Starving the Wolf blends memoir with self-help, crafted as a beacon rather than a blueprint for others. With clear, engaging prose and lots of heart, Quiros makes the case for “listening to your inner wisdom and mind and body, honoring its rhythms and nurturing its whispers with self-compassion and steadfast belief.” Quiros' inspiring words will resonate with readers facing journeys to healing.

Takeaway: Encouraging self-help memoir about reclaiming one's life from disease.

Comparable Titles: Glady McGarey's The Well-Lived Life, Manisha Rayavarapu's Butterflies, Boards, and Blessings.

Production grades
Cover: B
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: N/A
Editing: A
Marketing copy: A

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