PREVENTION'S AMAZING HEALTH MAKEOVERS: Real People Reveal the Secrets to Transforming Your Health

Stephanie Beling, Author, Eric Metcalf, Author, Eric Metcalf, Joint Author . Rodale $17.95 (464p) ISBN 978-1-57954-719-6

According to Beling, medical consultant for Canyon Ranch and author of Power Foods, most health problems originate from five physical imbalances: impaired detoxification; inflammation; insulin resistance; mind-body disconnect; and oxidative stress. With the assistance of co-author Metcalf, Beling details how proper nutrition, adequate exercise and the cultivation of a positive attitude can reverse the effects of these imbalances, which, if unchecked, may lead to such serious conditions as heart disease, diabetes and osteoarthritis. The authors present 34 case studies that they call makeovers of people with serious health disorders who have, to a large extent, overcome them by making changes in their lifestyles that support healing. Vicki, who suffered from persistent fatigue from caring for a parent with Alzheimer's, learned to manage the resultant stress by joining online support groups and by taking charge of improving her eating habits. In another case, Gary overcame serious eczema by radically changing his diet. Each case study in this useful, commonsensical guide is clearly described with an informed medical evaluation by Beling. Included in this very useful, commonsensical guide is a precautionary reference to using herbs for self-care. B&w photos. (Mar.)

Reviewed on: 02/03/2003
Release date: 03/01/2003
Genre: Nonfiction
Hardcover - 978-1-57954-595-6
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