Balance Your Body, Balance Your Life

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In this powerful and life-giving book, Edward A.Taub, M.D., makes total health rejuvenation — a revolutionary approach to nutrition, exercise, and well-being — a very reachable and rewarding goal for anyone, at any stage of life. Shattering the food myths that perpetuate poor health and obesity, Dr. Taub introduces the world of wholesome, natural foods — foods that literally revitalize our lives — and reaches ...

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Overview

In this powerful and life-giving book, Edward A.Taub, M.D., makes total health rejuvenation — a revolutionary approach to nutrition, exercise, and well-being — a very reachable and rewarding goal for anyone, at any stage of life. Shattering the food myths that perpetuate poor health and obesity, Dr. Taub introduces the world of wholesome, natural foods — foods that literally revitalize our lives — and reaches us how to

  • Understand the human "Cycle of Life" — the key to lifelong wellness
  • end food cravings and break bad eating habits by discovering their origins
  • resolve stress now
  • create your own Personal Wellness Retreat
  • prepare a wealth of delicious, savory foods from the cookbook within the book
  • follow and accessible fitness regime of "Wellness Yoga Stretching," strength training, and walking
  • improve body tone and image
  • use properly balanced vitamin and mineral supplements most effectively
  • practice "Preventive Theology" — the powerful link to total mind/body health.

Discover Dr. Taub's revolutionary Food Energy Ladder, take control of your health destiny with his strategies, and begin today to Balance Your Body, Balance Your Life.
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Editorial Reviews

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Wellness doctor Edward Taub teaches readers how to look at food as energy, rather than as the enemy, in this comprehensive and encouraging guide to healthy weight loss. Balance Your Body, Balance Your Life includes low-fat recipes and eating plans, but it offers much more, including advice on how to improve body image and break bad eating habits, how to integrate restorative exercise like yoga stretches and walking into a weight-loss plan, and how to reduce stress and achieve optimal health.
From the Publisher
Jack Canfield coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul The most honest, well-researched, informative book about total health I have ever read.

Deepak Chopra, M.D. author of How to Know God Responsible complemetary medicine.

Jane E. Allen
There's a lot of sound, common-sense wisdom packed into this one volume.
Los Angeles Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743412599
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 985,183
  • Product dimensions: 1.07 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xv
Introduction xvii
Part 1 Fat is Not Just A Physical Problem 1
How to Change Your Inherited Beliefs and Emotions to Solve Your Weight Problems Forever 1
Conventional Nutritional Wisdom: Separating Fact from Fiction 2
What Children Learn About Nutrition May Be Bad for Their Health 9
The Myths of Infant Nutrition 17
The Myths of the Four Food Groups 19
Break the Mental Chains That Bind You to Poor Eating Habits Forever: Simple Mental Exercises 32
Part 2 Your Health Profile: Profile Questionnaires to Help You Evaluate Your State of Wellness and Chart a Personalized Course to Lasting Weight Loss and Expanding Energy 39
Part 3 Truth is on the March and Nothing Will Stop it 55
Physicians, Heal Thyselves 56
The Expert Conspiracy 59
Telling the Truth 61
The Broken Contract 62
A Call to Action 64
Integrative Medicine 65
Living Downstream 67
Twenty-first Century Health Care 68
Wellness Genetics 69
Everything in Moderation--Including Moderation 71
Looking for Help in All the Wrong Places 74
A Special Note From Me To You 75
Part 4 Energy Nutrition and the Cycle of Life 77
In the Beginning 79
How, Why, and When Obesity Begins 81
The Prenatal Stage of the Human Lifecycle 84
The Infancy Stage of the Human Lifecycle 87
The Childhood Stage of the Human Lifecycle 90
Cow's Milk Is for Baby Cows 96
The Adolescent Stage of the Human Lifecycle 98
Nature's Code 101
Everything Is Energy 102
Everything Falls Apart 103
Body Time 105
Hippocrates Would Agree 109
Permanent Weight Loss Anyone Can Achieve 115
Potato Chips Don't Grow Under the Soil 117
The Seasons of Our Lives 120
The Young Adulthood Stage of the Human Lifecycle: Mating, Reproducing, and Testing Values 123
The Middle Adulthood Stage of the Human Lifestyle: Applying Values and Facing Entropy 127
Maturity: Offering Leadership and Becoming Dependent Again 133
A Wakeup Call 136
Part 5 Building a New Path of Least Resistance 139
The 28-Day Plan to Take Advantage of a Perfectly Natural System 140
Making Progress 142
Change Is in the Air 148
Paradigm Shift 152
Banish Fear 154
Your Personal Wellness Retreat 158
Creating Your Vision 167
Reality Check 168
Part 6 Food is Energy: A New Mindset and Plan for Permanent Weight Loss and Balanced Energy Throughout the Cycle of Life ... The Blueprint 171
The Hardest Work Is Behind You 171
Put Your Mind on the Meal 173
You Need a "Blueprint" for Action 176
Food Is Energy ... Or It's Not 178
Nourish Your Body's Natural Capacity to Lose Weight 179
The Food Energy Ladder 181
Let's Take the Confusion Out of Food Combining 189
Behind Every Healthy Body Is a Strong Mind: Don't Let Stress Sidetrack Your Will to Eat Wise and Live Well! 193
The Power of the Written Word 200
Part 7 The Cookbook 215
Recipes for Radiant Energy and Weight Loss That Lasts 215
Part 8 Exercise-Wise 331
Wellness Walking Week-by-Week 347
Simple Wellness Yoga Stretching Is Simply Essential 351
Leg Stretches 356
The Cobra 358
The Cat 360
Seated Shoulder Stretch 362
The Rag Doll 364
The Warrior 366
The Half Moon 368
Gentle Spinal Stretch 370
Relaxation Stretch 372
Summing Up Exercise 374
Part 9 Simple Strength Training 375
Lunges 378
One Arm Row 379
Pectoral Fly 380
Lateral Raise 381
Upright Row 382
Biceps Concentration Curl 383
Triceps Extension 384
Abdominal Crunches 385
Part 10 Nutritional Supplements ... Beyond Deficiency 387
Descartes Was Wrong! 387
The "Vital Amines" 389
Free Radicals and Antioxidants 390
Vitamin C: Cancer, Cataracts, and Colds 391
Vitamin E: The Miracle Antioxidant 392
Beta-carotene and Vitamin A 393
Selenium: Team Player and Cancer Knockout 394
Calcium, Vitamin D, and Osteoporosis 395
Magnesium: A Very Essential Mineral 397
Iron: A Double-Edged Sword 398
Zinc: Just a Little Bit Does a Lot 398
Vitamin B[subscript 12]--The Great Masquerade 399
Preventing Congenital Birth Defects with Folic Acid 401
Understanding Homocysteine 402
Recipe for Wellness 405
A Vitamin and Mineral Update 406
Part 11 Preventive Theology 409
What Readers Are Saying About Balance Your Body, Balance Your Life 419
Meet Dr. Taub 423
Resources 425
Bibliography 431
Index 433
Recipe Index 445
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