WTF* is wrong with our health? Roberto Tostado, M.D.
Imagine living disease free! What would happen if you did not have to depend on medications to keep your blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease in check? Think about living a life without having to run to the doctor to get a prescription renewed or even monitoring your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar daily. Within this book there are answers, solutions and hope for anyone that does not want to be a slave to the medicine bottle and their pharmacy.
Personal stories of his own, his weight issues and how he handled them present a better and more realistic understanding of what the author went through helping readers to decide how to better their lives as he did. There are many suggestions as to what you should or should not eat plus case studies of patients that came to his clinic before he decided to go out on his own. As a doctor working at Kaiser, he had to look at things and patients in one light now, he focuses on helping patients become independent of medicines.
So, lets learn more right now!
Health is a mindset! Read this chapter and understand that it all comes down to your decision : you must Choose to be well. It’s not had to your doctor. Read the rest and your will be enlightened and maybe change your own mind set!
Abnormal is the new normal! Excuses are sometimes a way of hiding from reality. Like for example three statements that he hears all the time : My doctor says this new drug will improve my indigestion. My doctor told me at my last visit that my diabetes never looked better. My doctor prescribed another drug to help my obesity since the other one caused heart problems.
These are statements that are commonly accepted according to the author as signs of “progress in medical treatment.” However, shouldn’t the goal be to improve and get rid of these diseases? What about a healthy lifestyle? Maybe there should be a prescription for that.
This book as the author states is offered in the spirit of a team effort between you, the patient, your doctor, the author; I’m not here, he says to oppose all conventional medicine. But he recommends finding a doctor open to the idea of integrating food as a crucial factor in your health and well-being.
Reading the rest of the chapter learn about two of his case studies. The next chapter focuses on Changing your way of being which is followed by the Generation of Degeneration. Taking medication some feel is vital and others feel they will be scolded by their doctors for not taking it. Working as a team is paramount to make choices that to heal the body not just prevent disease and create happiness.
Telling patients daily to make their eating habits an 80/20 proposition. Eat wholesome foods 80 percent of the time and leave 20 percent for your treats. However, most people do the reverse.
What is Good Food? There is no one recipe the author sates for good health other than whole fresh foods. This is a primary message within this book. Eating health should never require understanding your basal metabolic rate, or the meta-analysis of carbs to fats to proteins, because all that rapidly becomes too convoluted, too complicated and even making it hard and you might quit trying to change. He goes on the explain why you are a carboholic, and then continues with an explanation of The Good, The Fats and the Ugly.
Before I continue let me state that I am explaining what the author presents in this book and I am not stating my opinion. Eating healthy is at the heart of this book and you really can’t dispute that. The Chapter stated in the paragraph above will explain the good, the fats and the ugly in detail and you the reader will decide for yourself how getting healthy and eating whole foods and healthy foods will benefit you.
On page 83 the author includes some helpful tips that you might want to read and follow. I will share some:
Stop shopping in supermarkets for all your groceries
Stop eating fast food regularly
Stop drinking soda regularly
If you want to learn more, you are going to have to read this book yourself. Like all mysteries they are solved by learning the secrets of good health and deciding what is right for you. He even includes what are alternative flours that can help your health: Almond, coconut, millet, quinoa and brown rice to name a few. Pages 86-88 : PARENTS READ THIS to understand the importance of good food for children which is paramount.
The 80/20 way to a sensible diet is explained in Chapter 7. People eventually realize how delicious and sustainable this life transformation is with all the spices, herbs and multi-cultural food experiences available. Think about this: Transformation is permane3nt because it is a new way of being and you become physically and mentally aware of your health and most valuable: you are empowered by that awareness.
The remainder of the chapter shows graphs that will help you choose which cycle you will follow: the cycle of ill health of the cycle of good health. The section that got my attention and it should yours too is what whole foods to enjoy: Soups, salads, meats, fish, beans, vegetables, fruits, snacks and drinks: to learn which are healthy and which you should eat or drink like all mysteries you can solve it by reading this chapter like I did and learning the hidden secrets of good and healthy foods for you yourself. Chapter 8 focuses on the Spirit of Good Nutrition and the final chapter: STRUTTING THE NEW YOU OVER TOWN.
The final chapter reminds us what he tries to pass on to all his patients: knowing what is good for the gut, mind and soul. He states he believes our instincts are a direct line to our soul because it tells us what is better and what is potentially harmful.
Think about his: You can eat all-organic food, but if you are overwhelmed by your own negative thoughts and consumed by stress you won’t be healthy. Eating fast food regularly, while exercising will waste your gym membership. Finally, after reading the rest of the chapter and this well researched book which will help you make changes to become healthier remember: You oversee your own health. “ The potential for optimal performance and happiness is within each one of us—and that means you, my friend. Let’s see you strut!”
Part of his program includes detoxing which I left for the final paragraph as he included more information about this in the appendix for readers to learn more about and why it will help you get on your way to good health.
WTF* is wrong with our health? Read this informative book and learn more.
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