Twelve years ago, renowned physician and author Dr. William Sears was diagnosed with cancer. He, like so many people, wanted-and needed-to take control of his health. Dr. Sears created a comprehensive, science based, head-to-toe program for living a long, fit life-and it worked. Now at the peak of health, Dr. Sears shares his program in PRIME-TIME HEALTH. This engaging and deeply informative book will motivate readers to make crucial behavior and lifestyle changes. Dr. Sears explores how to keep each body system healthy and delay those usual age-related changes. Written in Dr. Sears's wise, accessible, and entertaining voice, PRIME-TIME HEALTH is a practical program to help you live your best life possible-pain-free, disease-free, stress-free, and medication-free.
Baby- and child-care experts, the Searses present a healthy aging book for their patients' parents and grandparents, featuring an eight-week self-care nutrition and exercise plan to achieve and maintain optimum health. Now a 12-year survivor of colon cancer, Bill Sears restored himself after surgery and treatment by researching, developing and implementing the LEAN (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition) regimen around which this book is centered. Part I helps readers understand how the body changes with age; part II addresses how to have healthy heart, brain, gut, senses, breathing, bones and joints, and skin. Part III covers the importance of weight loss and better nutrition via sixteen "superfoods" rich in anti-oxidants and Omega 3s; part IV offers the science behind and guidance for quelling inflammation that leads to heart disease and cancer. and part V discusses fitness. Finally, part VI puts it all together in the personal Prime-Time Plan with self-tests and list-making exercises. Amusing, encouraging, and easy-to-remember prescriptive mnemonics and slogans appear in text, boxes, sidebars, and illustrations to enliven a lucid, personal and professional narrative. Sears provides what similar books often lack an honest and trusted voice plus the latest medical science in a comprehensive, accessible program that is hard to resist.
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Best book I've read in a long time. Great information to incorporate in patient care as a fellow RN. Will highly recommend this book to everyone I know and care about in my life.
Good, basic info
If you need a solid reminder of what's good for you, this is a good place to find it. I found the style to be too repetitive for my tastes, but it did inspire me to try to change a few bad habits for the better.
An update six months later: My cholesterol has dropped another 60 points; it's now down a total of 80 points since I started. I've lost 13 pounds. My triglycerides have dropped 80 points, too. Best of all, I'm stronger, more fit, and my knees don't ache. Seems like Dr. Sears has hit things dead-on accurate! I still have many improvements I'm working on. But this turns out to be a book I come back to very frequently! Upping my rating from three stars to five.