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Starred Review. Back for another highly entertaining round of Biology 101, the team behind YOU: The Owner's Manual applies its signature wit and wisdom to food metabolism and nutrition. According to Roizen and Oz, waist measurement, not weight, is the most important factor in mortality related to obesity, and understanding the relationship between chemicals and hormones influencing hunger and those signaling satiety is the key to ending yo-yo dieting. Most diets fail, Roizen and Oz conclude, because body chemistry overrules the best plans and intentions. To restore the body's natural ability to balance hunger and satiety and offset the effects of stress on food choices, they list foods and supplements that fight fat, decrease appetite and combat inflammation that causes disease. Roizen and Oz pack in a lot of material—quizzes, "factoids" and "myth busters" along with diet and exercise plans, recipes and a two-week "rebooting" program—in bite-sized portions, giving readers a chance to absorb and apply what they learn. For those considering medical intervention, they discuss current options for drugs and surgery. (Oct.)
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"Back for another highly entertaining round of Biology 101, the team behind "YOU: The Owner's Manual" applies its signature wit and wisdom to food metabolism and nutrition. Roizen and Oz pack in a lot of material -- quizzes, 'factoids' and 'myth busters' along with diet and exercise plans, recipes and a two-week 'rebooting' program -- in bite-sized portions, giving readers a chance to absorb and apply what they learn."-- "Publishers Weekly," starred reviewSee all Product Description
This is valuable information for anyone trying to stay healthy in a natural way by eating the way they should.Published on May 9 2008 by Buchen Sage
Michael Roizen helps you learn how your body works and how to get in touch with it. The only criticism I have of the book is that Roizen advocates a special diet, rather than... Read morePublished on Dec 30 2007 by Reviewing for dummies
My husband and I both love this book. We learned so many things about how our bodies work. We both feel good about practicing what they teach. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2007 by H. Clinton
This book is more than a detailed diet. It is an instruction manual to your body and helps you understand what happens to you when you eat. Read morePublished on July 11 2007 by V. Cornick
This is not something I'd pick up without the recommendation of a friend, choosing instead to take on an epic novel, say such as Franzen's THE CORRECTIONS or one of Wally Lamb's... Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2007 by Teach me