The Source: Unleash Your Natural Energy, Power Up Your Health, and Feel 10 Years Younger
Author: Woodson Merrell
"Why do I feel so tired and drained?" You're not alone if you're constantly asking yourself this question. Exhaustion is epidemic in America and "lack of energy" one of the top five complaints to doctors nationwide. This is because vast numbers of people have lost their connection with the inner energy that is the source of healing and radiant vitality.
But now Dr. Woodson Merrell shows us that it doesn't have to be this way. One of the nation's preeminent integrative medicine specialists, Dr. Merrell tackles this problem head on with his long-awaited first book, offering a way to break the fatigue cycle and achieve the abundant energy that leads to true health. Here is his uplifting, proven programa breakthrough, six-step, 21-Day Plan for how you can become an "energy creator" rather than an "energy consumer."
The Source is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and cutting-edge health guide available on how to power up your energy, your health, and your life. In his more than twenty years of medical practice, Dr. Merrell has discovered core concepts about energy that draw on both Western and Eastern medical knowledge and healing practices. His plan has helped to transform thousands of people's lives physically, mentally, and spiritually to allow them to feel better than ever before. With myriad paths to energy and wellness, Dr. Merrell's plan gives you all the tools you needincluding relaxation practices, a sustainable exercise program, a protocol for detoxifying your body, and organic menus and recipes for each day of the 21-Day Plan.
Dr. Merrell is among the first physicians to give a blueprint for energy generation, providing an accessible, clearsolution for living, looking, and feeling better. As you undertake his program, you will tap into "The Source" of life's essential forceenergyand increase yours as you experience incredible changes in mind, body, and spirit. You will power up your body and wake up to life.
Susan B. Hagloch - Library Journal
One of the best-known proponents of integrative medicine, Merrell (chair, Integrative Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Ctr., New York) is part of a growing movement of physicians who acknowledge the interplay among body, mind, and spirit. Here, he describes how the body uses food, a balance of physical activity and rest, and spiritual activity to create the energy for everyday living. He explains the mind-body connection drawing on case studies to illustrate the effects of his program before going on to describe a 21-day plan for detoxification, exercise, and rest to reset biological rhythms. The detox program is much less drastic than those featured in similar books, with emphasis on juice fasting and gradual changes in diet and exercise. Overall, Merrell's advice is soundly based on established principles of healthy diet, regular exercise, and plenty of interpersonal relationships. Although he includes some less-proven aspects of medicine (e.g., the power of others praying for you without your knowledge), the program is generally quite sound and will definitely benefit one's health if followed over the long term. Most public libraries will want to purchase this title.
Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You--And Your Waistline--And Drop the Weight for Good
Author: Steven R Gundry
YOUR GENES ARE TRYING TO KILL YOU– AND YOU’RE EATING IT UP!
Does losing weight and staying healthy feel like a battle? Well, it’s really a war. Your enemies are your own genes, backed by millions of years of evolution, and the only way to win is to outsmart them.
Dr. Steven Gundry explains what your body is “thinking” and tells you why, surprisingly, your genes actually “want” you to be fat–even sick. Eating many so-called healthy foods gives your body the wrong messages and may activate what Dr. Gundry calls “killer genes,” whose purpose is to get rid of you. Now, with his revolutionary ideas, which enabled him to easily lose 70 pounds, you can reprogram your body for the health, life, looks, and longevity you desire! And this is a diet that works equally well for women and men, no matter what their age.
Transform yourself with this three-phase plan:
• The Teardown Phase will train your body to stop storing fat and curb your appetite, which enables you to lose weight while turning off “killer genes.”
• The Restoration Phase gives your genes the resources to make you healthy and strong.
• The Longevity Phase will allow you to enjoy your new, slim, vibrant body for a good, long time by making your genes protect you from aging.
This entirely new way of looking at eating, weight loss, and the aging process teaches you how to manipulate your body’s programming, learn to deactivate “killer genes,” and keep disease and aging at bay.
Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution shares the health secrets other doctors won’ttell you:
• Why plants are “good” for you because they’re “bad” for you and meat is “bad” because it’s “good” for you
• Why plateauing on this diet is actually a sign that you’re on the right track
• How to choose micronutrient-rich, “calorie scant” foods instead of just “low calorie” foods
• Why artificial sweeteners have the same effects as sugar on your health and your waistline
• Why taking antacids, statins, and drugs for high blood pressure and arthritis only mask health issues instead of addressing them
• Why thinning hair and skin tags are two signals that your genes are trying to kill you
Along with the meal planner, 70 delicious recipes, and inspirational stories, Dr. Gundry’s easy-to-memorize tips will keep you healthy and on course:
• If it’s “beige” or “white,” keep it out of sight.
• If you eat dark “green,” you will become lean.
• If you eat fake fats, you’ll get heart attacks.
Thoracic surgeon Gundry has invented many devices now commonly used in heart surgeries. Here, he shows readers how to avoid such surgeries as well as obesity, high cholesterol and blood pressure levels, diabetes and even cancer by outsmarting a genetic code set for survival when food was scarce and physical activity strenuous. Our culture, technology and lifestyles may have changed, Gundry says, but our genes have not. The first part of his three-phase diet aims to break reliance on high-carb, sugar-laden foods. In phases two and three, readers can broaden their eating plans somewhat, but the emphasis is on nutrient-dense, calorie-sparse greens. Some may wince at the "Gundryisms" that pepper the text ("If it's white, keep it out of sight"; "If it's beige, better behave"), but many will find them easy to remember. User-friendly exercise and meal plans, as well as recipes for some unusual foods (among them Chicken Under a Brick; Angelic Jungle Princess with Chicken, a Thai recipe adapted from a dish served at a restaurant on Oahu; and "pasta" dishes made with low-cal, high-fiber shirataki noodles) round out this surprising take on the epidemic of obesity-related diseases. (Mar.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Ingrid Levin - Library Journal
Heart surgeon Steven Gundry takes an evolutionary and gene-based approach in this challenging but intriguing diet and nutrition guide, which was initially designed to improve the heart health of his seriously ill patients. With a friendly and enthusiastic tone, Gundry explains his view that eating a healthy diet can "turn off" genes in the human body that lead to weight gain and chronic disease. Gundry's rather complex three-phase diet plan focuses on reducing or eliminating grains and sugar, in favor of lean protein and large amounts of vegetables. The initial phases of Gundry's eating plan bear some similarities to the Paleolithic or caveman diet, as presented in books such as Ray Audette's NeanderThinor Loren Cordain's The Paleo Diet. While the strict requirements of Gundry's plan may be too extreme for some, and Gundry's explanations of his theories are occasionally confusing, this thought-provoking nutrition guide will likely appeal to open-minded dieters facing health problems that require a major lifestyle change. Suitable for larger public libraries.
Table of Contents:Introduction 1
A New Way to Communicate with Your Genes 7
Your Genes Are Running the Show 9
We Are What We Eat 23
Changing the Message 43
Diet Evolution 51
The Diet at a Glance 53
The Teardown 71
The First Two Weeks 71
What's Off the Menu? 83
The Teardown Continues 97
Settling In 113
The Restoration 127
Begin the Restoration 127
Picking Up the Pace 141
Thriving for a Good, Long Time 149
Tricking Your Genes: Beyond Diet 161
Meal Plans and Recipes 171
Recipe Index 280
One Last Word... 283