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Live Life to the Full in Optimal Health

  • Sep 4

    I would normally be skeptical about a book with a title of “Wheat Belly” by Dr William Davis. As you would all know by reading this blog, I am a health conscious person with a healthy lifestyle and diet, but I was finding it difficult to shift about 5kgs of visceral fat.

    Earlier this year I read the fascinating book Diet Evolution by Dr Steven Gundry.
    Dr Gundry advocates removing all grains from our diet (“a healthy grain is an oxymoron”) and so I was open to what Dr Davis had to say about wheat.

    And after reading “Wheat Belly”, I took action! Within two weeks, my waist size dropped by 2 inches. And I am slowly releasing weight. I am following Dr Gundry’s recommendations, but it was the bread at lunchtime (I was in denial) that was putting the brakes on, and they are now off!

    I am a bit of a ‘how do the cells work’ person, and Dr Davis helped me to understand the role of cholesterol more thoroughly – I like the detail he gives on our body’s biology. This extract explains LDL particle size : how large LDL particles increase the LDL reading, but the large particles are healthier than the small particles.

    Last year, my Naturopath told me to go on a gluten-free diet – and I have done more than that and I am feeling great! (And for more information about wheat and gluten this is an interesting article by Dr Mark Hyman: “Three Hidden Ways Wheat Makes You Fat“.)

  • Dec 7

    I have been immersed in Dr Gundry’s book ‘Diet Evolution’ for 2 days.
    Dr Steven Gundry is one more highly qualified medical specialist who is on the prevention (not survival) wave.

    Dr Gundry explains clearly how our genes work in relation to our need for food.  He explains why our genes have responded to our changed diets in our Western world, which has created so much chronic disease (heart disease, cancer, arthritis, strokes, diabetes). He advocates removing grains (eg flour and cereals) sugar and sugar substitutes from our diet, and to eat more raw food.

     

     

    The book is optimistic – it is possible to trick our genes into reversing chronic disease.  Dr Gundry provides patient testimonials of people of all ages – some with obesity and some ‘normal’ weight.

    Dr Gundry provides eating plans for each phase, as well as what I think is the most crucial – an eating plan for the rest of our life.

    Dr Gundry recommends that we eat meat that has grazed on plant food (not factory fed grain) to ensure that we humans get all the nutrients we need.  You may be surprised to learn that we not only get protein from meat – plant food contains protein too. He also advises topping up with nutritional supplements and provides dosage recommendations.

    This is a book for people who are serious about getting healthy for life and/or longevity because it does take dedication and willpower to change from our lazy habits.  But it is so worth it, because the people who have already made the change are not only enjoying true health, they have more energy and are getting more enjoyment from living.

    Watch this: 11 minute video of Dr Gundry explaining why he wrote the book. Dr. Gundry explains that he was once an obese heart surgeon with pre-diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.

    Here are links to videos of Dr Steven Gundry:
    Contour Dermatology: Body, Mind, Spirit Seminar – Dr. Gundry (1/4)

    Contour Dermatology: Body, Mind, Spirit Seminar – Dr. Gundry (2/4)

    Contour Dermatology: Body, Mind, Spirit Seminar – Dr. Gundry (3/4)

    Contour Dermatology: Body, Mind, Spirit Seminar – Dr. Gundry (4/4)

  • Nov 2

    They Live Longer by Harry Mouratidis, MSc and Dr George Price, FRCPCHealthy Aging Resources

    Earlier this year, Harry Mouratidis asked me to review his book, They Live Longer – the secrets of healthy 90 year-olds. For anyone who is searching for the “elixir of life”, then this book certainly provides some answers.  Reading about people who are in the 90’s and 100’s and are still healthy, active and enjoying life is an inspiration.

    One of the main stand outs of this book for me is that most of the wonderful youthful nonagenarians who were interviewed have an engaging attitude – and I believe that it is mainly the strength of their beliefs that have kept them youthful for their age.

    As Harry states, synergy – the result of more than one factor certainly does have an influence.  A combination of a healthy diet, daily exercise, participating in their community and with their families, hard work, expectations, avoiding stress, being a master of your own destiny and positive thinking all does have an effect.

    The authors back up the delightful wisdom provided by the interviewees with scientific research – which provides the reader with the knowledge to incorporate into their own life. Included are the 7 steps of THE MASTER LONGEVITY STRATEGY.

    How many longevity factors can you tick? The Longevity Pyramid

    This book may be purchased from They Live Longer

  • Aug 19

    A review of the book “Breakthrough – Eight Steps to Wellness, Life-altering secrets from today’s cutting-edge doctors” by Suzanne Somers

    When I began to read “Breakthrough- Eight Steps to Wellness” my head was spinning. There is so much valuable information here and I wanted to soak it all up. Suzanne has interviewed 17 medical professionals who are at the cutting-edge of long-term anti-aging medicine. The book has 450 pages of life-altering secrets and it is packed into small print. If you want to live the rest of your life in vibrant optimum health – then this book is a must-read.

    To quote Suzanne ‘Knowledge is power’. To anyone (and really everyone) who would like to enhance their health knowledge, then this book will certainly fill in many gaps. We can all be responsible for our own true health once we become armed with knowledge.

    For me I had never heard of new technologies such as nanotechnology, stem cells and energy medicine. I did not understand the significance of bioidentical hormone therapy. I now have a deeper understanding as to why nutritional supplements are so vital for our well-being. The people who are at the cutting-edge of this new technology are passionate about what they are achieving.

    I strongly suggest that you get your own copy of Suzanne’s book and read it with an open-mind.

    Get your copy of “Breakthrough” now from Amazon.com

    Read what Suzanne Somers has to say about curing and preventing cancer -(right click on this link) an interview about her book ‘Knockout’.

    For women 40+ who want to live life to the full and stay younger longer

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  • Jul 13

    A review of the book More Health, Less Care by Peter J Weiss, M.D.

    This small book is a huge gem. It is very refreshing to have a book written by a medical doctor who takes into account that people are not like cars; people do need to be treated holistically by the medical profession. We as patients also need to remove our dependence on the medical profession and the “magic” pills and to become responsible for our own health and well-being. Dr Weiss provides a guide line as well as examples to help us to do that.

    Dr Weiss encourages us to take into account not only our physical health, but also our emotional and spiritual health as well, because as many of us are aware, they are all intertwined. He strongly suggests that we write our own “Personal Prescription for Good Health”. Dr Weiss encourages us to gather a team to support us with our health goals – not just to rely on a doctor but friends, wellness coaches, pharmacists and other health professionals. He also suggests having an open mind and to look at alternatives.

    Dr Weiss does encourage people to take a multi-vitamin (which is an excellent start to a nutritional program). I would also recommend people to also begin taking advanced quality (nutriceuticals) multi-minerals, antioxidants and omega-3’s on a daily basis. A multi-vitamin on its own may be better than nothing but adding the others to the mix may make a greater improvement.

    Currently I have three people in my life who may benefit from reading this book, but I think only one of them is ready to make a change for the better. I was thinking of this one particular friend in the part of the book where Dr Weiss discusses willpower. This book also provides guidelines for Wellness Coaches to help their clients achieve their health goals.

    By the end of the book you will have a full understanding of the meaning of the title. I read this book in one and a half hours because I am familiar with the concepts. The concepts may be new for many people so it is really helpful that Dr Weiss explains the how-to and he also provides examples of how these concepts can be put into practice. This a book that I am very pleased to have in my toolbox.

    If you are ready to write your own “Personal Precription for Good Health” or know someone who is willing to make a change, you may wish to purchase More Health, Less Care from Amazon.com. It could make a difference between living or dying.

    For women 40+ who want to live life to the full and stay younger longer

    If you would like to find out which nutritional supplements are recommended for healthy aging, please request my free eBook, by completing the form on your top right.

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