7 Pillars of Health

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  • ISBN-13: 9780884196938
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Pillar I Weight Management
1 Eating, Emotions and Italians 1
Food and Family--the Italian Way 2
Emotional Eating 3
Boundaries and Eating Disorders 5
Self-Control Is Freedom 8
A Personal Decision to Set Up Boundaries 9
Applying Personal Boundaries 11
2 Weight and the Perfect Body 13
The Image of Perfection 14
Lacking the Right Information 15
Weight--Friend or Foe? 17
Weight, Genetics and Body Composition 19
3 Weight and Your Health 21
Who Is at Risk? 22
The Obesity-Disease Connection 26
The Obesity-Psychological Disorders Connection 27
The Obesity-Diabetes Connection 27
High-Glycemic Foods and Weight 27
Low-Glycemic Food Choices 31
Protein--Stimulus for Weight Loss 34
Staying Hydrated 36
Eating for Weight Management 37
Pillar II Diet
4 The Despair of Dieting 41
A Trip to Diet Island 43
Freedom From Dieting 48
5 The Blood Type Connection to Diet 50
Passing Out and Answered Prayer 50
It All Made Sense 53
The Exciting Results 54
6 Instinctive Eating 57
Learning to Listen to Our Bodies 58
Success Stories 63
Pillar III A Clean Invironment
7 Elimination--the Unmentionable Subject 69
The Path of a Mouthful of Food 70
The Colon and Your Health 73
Autointoxication 75
8 Invasion of the Parasites 78
Transit Time 81
9 Cleansing the Colon 83
Spring Cleaning 83
Cleansing Through Eliminating the Four Whites 86
Eliminate white flour 87
Eliminate refined sugar 88
Moderate salt intake 89
Eliminate the bad fats 90
Cleansing Through Eating for Your Blood Type 91
Colon Health Is Critical 92
Pillar IV A Strong Immune System
10 The Immune System: Armed Forces Against Invaders 97
Under Attack! 98
How the Immune Army Operates 99
Patrol vehicles 100
The clean-up crew 101
Military police 102
11 Enemy Infiltrators 103
Our Polluted Environment 103
Endless Pharmaceuticals 106
Daily Stress 107
Autoimmune Disease 108
Cancer 109
12 Keeping the Immune Army Strong 110
Immune System Health Through the Blood Type Connection 111
Immune System Health Through a Healthy Diet 113
Immune System Health Through Dietary Supplementation 114
Dietary supplementation for fibromyalgia 116
Dietary supplementation for blood type 118
Staying on the Defense 120
Pillar V Exercise
13 The Benefits of Exercise 123
Physical Benefits: A Healthy Superstructure 125
Mental Benefits: An Attitude Adjustment 127
The "no" voice 128
The "yes" voice 129
Total Person Benefits: Well-Being 131
Freedom to Feel and Be Your Best 134
14 How to Start Exercising 137
Progressive Fitness Principles 138
Three Components of an Exercise Program 140
Setting Fitness Goals 143
Tools for Motivation and Success 145
15 Exercise and Body Redesigning 149
Body Types 149
Body Types and Exercise 150
The endomorph 151
The ectomorph 152
The mesomorph 154
Body Shapes 154
Apples 155
Pears 156
Bananas 157
Taking the First Step of Faith 158
Pillar VI Rest and Relaxation
16 The Importance of R and R 161
Relaxing Body, Mind and Spirit 162
The Overload Zone 162
Stress--the Modern Epidemic 164
17 Progressive Relaxation 168
Breathing 168
Muscle Tensing 169
Autogenic Training 171
18 A Good Night's Rest 173
Rebuilding Your Health Through Sleep 173
Melatonin 174
Developing Good Sleeping Habits 176
Insomnia and Chemical Complications 177
Natural Sleep Aids 179
Sleep It Up! 181
Pillar VII Anti-Aging Strategies
19 Aging and Deterioration 185
Is Deterioration Inevitable? 188
Chronological Age 190
Functional Age 191
Senior Functional Classifications 193
20 Beating the Aging Process with Exercise 195
Not Pain, but Gain 197
Jack and June 200
The Benefits of Strength Training 201
Helping the Joints 202
Starting an Anti-Aging Exercise Program 204
21 The Role of Dietary Supplementation 206
Hormones and Aging 207
DHEA 208
Human growth hormone (HGH) 209
Other Levels to Monitor 209
Antioxidants 211
Start Fighting the Aging Process Today 212
A Word About the One Who Lives in the Temple 215
Appendix A Eating for Your Blood Type 219
Appendix B Calculating Your Exercise Target Heart Rate 220
Appendix C Walking Program Chart 222
Appendix D Glycemic Index 224
Appendix E Your Exercise Journal 225
Notes 227
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