Dr. Jennifer Ashton didn’t set out to do a year of self-care. In fact, in between being the chief medical correspondent for ABC News, a practicing OB-GYN, and caring for her family and friendships, she would have told you that she didn’t have an extra moment of time for selfcare. But, after a painful year of dealing with the aftermath of her ex-husband’s suicide, she realized she had drastically deprioritized her own wellbeing in the months of emotional turmoil. A relentless self-improver and always keen for a challenge, Dr. Ashton put aside feeling “selfish” for taking care of herself and set out on a Dry January challenge—giving up alcohol for one month after the holiday season. The results were shocking: giving up booze had an enormous impact on her mind, mood, body, and attitude. The experiment reinvigorated Dr. Ashton, and she decided that she didn’t want just one month of selfdiscovery and feel-good benefits—she wanted an entire year!

With THE SELF-CARE SOLUTION, Dr. Ashton upends her life one month at a time using her own experiences to help you improve your health and enhance your life. In the book, she becomes both researcher and subject as she focuses on twelve separate challenges, guides you through the struggles she faces and the benefits she experiences, while also explaining the science behind why each month’s challenge can lead to better health.

Inspiring, practical, and informative, illustrated with helpful photos and charts, THE SELFCARE SOLUTION teaches you how to recalibrate your life to enjoy a better, healthier year, one month at a time.


ABC News’ Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, is the country’s leading voice of Women’s Health. Dr. Ashton is a board-certified OB-GYN, author and is board-certified in Obesity Medicine.

Dr. Ashton is a graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University. She then received her medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she was elected Class President for four consecutive years. Upon graduation, she was awarded the prestigious Bartlestone Award in Pharmacology. Dr. Ashton received her post-graduate training in women’s health and surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in NYC, an affiliate of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. She served as Administrative Chief Resident and was awarded Chief Resident of the Year upon completing her residency. She received a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Institute of Human Nutrition in 2016, making Dr. Ashton one of the only M.D.’s with a national media platform who also has a degree in Nutrition. She is one of the few physicians with media platforms who still sees patients and has an active medical practice for women’s gynecology and obesity/weight management.

Since 2012, she has also been the Senior Medical Contributor for Good Morning America and World News Tonight, ABC News. From 2009-2011, Dr. Ashton was the Medical Correspondent for CBS News Network, where she received the prestigious Columbia Alfred DuPont Award for Excellence in Journalism for her work. Dr. Ashton is the author of four other books: Eat This Not That When Expecting, The Body Scoop for Girls, Your Body Beautiful, and Life After Suicide.

Dr. Ashton also has a monthly feature column, “Ask Dr. Ashton”, in Cosmopolitan Magazine. In January 2010, Dr. Ashton travelled to Haiti with a medical team where she treated victims of the earthquake for 8 days.

Dr. Ashton is a frequent keynote speaker and moderator for national events with topics ranging across all women’s health, wellness, and prevention. She is committed to improving the lives of girls and women through increasing health literacy and busting myths that have been propagated via folklore with little medical or scientific basis. She has a ‘girlfriend’s’ approachable demeanor with Ivy League credentials that combine to make her the definitive voice for Women’s Health in the modern age. As a mom of 2 teenagers, Dr. Ashton not only ‘talks the talk’ but ‘walks the walk’, proving that commitment to good nutrition, fitness, sleep and stress reduction are the cornerstones to health and wellness. With her MD, and credentials in Nutrition, along with her accomplishments as a triathlete, cyclist and fitness enthusiast, Dr. Ashton is as comfortable discussing the latest workout or diet trend, as she is counseling on cancer screening or reproductive health issues facing women.



by Jennifer Ashton, M.D.

William Morrow Hardcover, On Sale Date: December 30, 2019

ISBN: 9780062885425, Price: $26.99

E-book ISBN: 9780062885470, Price: $12.99