Rather than writing a sequel touting his best-selling book, The South Beach Diet, cardiologist Agatston addresses additional facets of Americans' unhealthy lifestyles. Readers will recognize many of the foibles discussed here: sloppy food shopping, shortchanging sleep, and casual parenting among them. Plenty of stats support Agatston's contentions and colorful warnings abound: "Medical advances are showing us that our vessels and organs are rusting in a manner similar to a poorly maintained vehicle." Agatston offers testimonials from those winning the health battles and presents a riveting chapter on gluten that serves as a veritable expose on unrefined grains. The latter part of the book provides strategies to reverse a toxic lifestyle, a master shopping list for a healthy diet, and a number of recipes—some delicious, some not so much. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/26/2011 Release date: 10/01/2011 Genre: Nonfiction
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