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Paul Huljich started a business in 1985 with his brothers, Best Corporation. Paul served as chairman and co-CEO. Six years after its formation, it was listed on the stock exchange with an initial market capitalization of $36 million. A multi-national food corporation acquired it just 2 ½ years later when its market capitalization reached $137 million. A few years later, in 1998, Paul was diagnosed Bipolar Disorder, also known as manic depression. He experienced a full mental breakdown that year, lost his rights as a New Zealand citizen and was declared a ward of the state. As a result of his mental breakdown, Paul lost much of what he loved -- his business, his wife and three young sons, and his dignity. Now symptom-free, Paul has written a novel based on his experience. In “Betrayal of Love and Freedom” Paul gives a fictionalized account of his journey of how this self-made millionaire fought his way back from the brink of insanity in the most unconventional yet inspired way. It is the story of two powerful men – one at the mercy of Bipolar Disorder, the other facing life imprisonment – and the struggle of each to regain that most precious commodity: freedom. Both men face challenges with the power to destroy or transform them, eventually placing the two on a collision course with one another. Will these men find what they are seeking or be left to struggle with their demons for a lifetime? He will be here to talk about his book and how to Avoid Falling Prey to Daily Stresses. Can ignoring daily stresses and fatigue lead to mental illness as years of poor dieting could lead to high cholesterol? Paul Huljich believes it does. Since 2000, Paul has not taken any psychotropic or psychiatric medications, or any medication related to mental illness. He has not suffered a relapse of depression or manic depression. Against all odds, he cured himself of Bipolar Disorder. He has never felt better. He believes a natural cure exists for Bipolar Disorder and that with a balanced diet, rest, stress reduction techniques and exercise he will continue to be symptom free. All proceeds from the sale of Betrayal of Love & Freedom will be donated to his newly founded non-profit organization, Mind Wellness Awareness Association). For more information, please see www.MWellA.com andwww.paulhuljich.com.
Bob Carey spent many years at Symmes Hospital (Arlington); he was also part of a medical practice in Arlington. In 1970 he founded a group practice, Internist Inc., which later merged with Lahey Clinic. He has taught at Boston University and Harvard Medical Schools. Bob is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. He has boards in Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine. Since 1978 he has volunteered with medical services in Bolivia and Ecuador. In his book, “Patients Teach a Doctor about Life and Death: Tales from Fifty-Six Years of Practicing”, Professor and Dr. Bob Carey reveals how he made many life-determining decisions. Focusing on the curative powers of a strong doctor-patient relationship, Carey tells us frankly how patients can teach a doctor about life, illness and death. His compelling stories reveal how human bonds, curiosity and compassion can impact medical outcomes. All profits from this book will be donated to the Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund at Boston University School of Medicine, providing scholarships to enable medical students to work in developing countries as part of their education. For more on Dr. Carey or his wonderful book please visitwww.patientsteachadoctoraboutlifeanddeath.com/