Dr. Mercola's TOTAL HEALTH Program: The Proven Plan to Prevent Disease & Premature Aging Optimize Weight and Live Longer Paperback – Jan 1 2010
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About the Author
Joseph Mercola, D.O. is a fully licensed physician with training and over two decades of clinical experience in both conventional and natural health and is author of The New York Times 2003 bestseller The No-Grain Diet. He is the director of The Optimal Wellness Center in Chicago, and founder of Mercola.com, the world's most visited natural health website.
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STILL, I prefer prevention. Dr. Mercola is a sort of Dr. Weil for the millenium, similar advice, more detail and his own slant on diet and health. Essentially, he advises vegetables, low to no grains--reduces insulin fluctuations, and healthy meats. He insists most people find that they are not served well by a vegan (no milk, meat, egg) diet and actually it could harm them. Yes, some folks are more than well on a vegan diet; it depends on your metabolic type, according to Mercola. For many, meat or fish are important. This is the "Atkins" type diet with an emphasis on healthy choices.
We liked a lot of the recipes in this book. Some were even delicious; "zucchini spaghetti" is a boon for the low-carb eater, thin strips of squash serve as a low-carb base for a tasty sauce. And a home-made sausage patty I liked, plus a spicy Jamaican rub for chicken or fish.
The recipes in "Total Health" are for the most part, pretty easy. The ingredients are what's more difficult to come by--for example, free range poultry, bison (buffalo), raw milk and Alaskan salmon, tested free of detectible mercury.Read more ›
Although I would have appreciated seeing more resources in the appendix section, the book helps increase your awareness about obtaining the healthiest ingredients possible in order to increase one's own health. The recipes were clearly written to accommodate our fast-paced lives. Not only are the recipes easy to prepare and healthy, they taste great!
Metabolic typing is an interesting method and merits consideration. It is a progressive approach that surpasses other popular programs currently available.
This is a multi-dimensional book which emphasizes emotional, spiritual, environmental, agricultural and physical health.
The authors have done a wonderful job conveying this information in such a concise, clearly written format.
Overall, it is an excellent book.
He further recognized that people were confused about what the right diet was. They had major amounts of conflicting advice about fats and proper nutrition, and were intentionally being misled toward devastating food choices and perceptions of healthcare by the fast food and pharmaceutical industry that had much to gain in the way of money and power from doing so. People deserved the real answer, not information tainted by politics or greed, and Dr. Joseph Mercola's was committed to finding that answer. Dr.Read more ›
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This book is a total and complete disappointment.
I ordered it because it claimed it had the metabolic type test, but all it does it to tell where to find the complete test -... Read more
Great content on how to live a healthy lifestyle, excellent nutritional advice, interesting metabolic typing quiz to test for your type, and very good recipes. Read morePublished on June 18 2004