Cracking the Metabolic Code: 9 Keys to Optimal Health

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The Nine Keys to Peak Health and Longevity As doctors face new epidemics of heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes, medical researcher James B. LaValle, R.Ph., C.C.N., N.D., offers a compelling new approach to solving these and other problems, including depression, arthritis, allergies, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome. The answers lie in his breakthrough book, Cracking the Metabolic Code, in which he brings together the Nine Key Factors within every human body that are essential for the creation and ...

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The Nine Keys to Peak Health and Longevity As doctors face new epidemics of heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes, medical researcher James B. LaValle, R.Ph., C.C.N., N.D., offers a compelling new approach to solving these and other problems, including depression, arthritis, allergies, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome. The answers lie in his breakthrough book, Cracking the Metabolic Code, in which he brings together the Nine Key Factors within every human body that are essential for the creation and maintenance of a strong, healthy body at every age and stage of life. The Nine Key Factors include: The Pancreas The Adrenals The Thyroid/Pituitary/Sex Organs The Intestines The Organs of Detoxification Oxygen Food, Vitamins, and Minerals Water Enzymes Not only does Dr. LaValle reveal how each of these Nine Key Factors contributes to health, balance, and longevity, he also shows how readers can achieve optimum interactions between them, enabling the body to fight disease, restore balance, and maintain long-term health. As a special feature, Dr. LaValle provides a section of "Guidelines for Healthy Eating" based on twenty years of clinical results. Readers will learn how their nutritional choices (Key Factor Number Seven) can influence such factors as endocrine function, toxicity, and a healthy immune system. Although there are thousands of books on disease prevention and health restoration, only Dr. LaValle has identified the Nine Key Factors as a means to create health, vitality, and longevity. Cracking the Metabolic Code offers a roadmap to a powerful new body chemistry-one that will enable readers to create a healthier physical, mental, and emotional lifestyle.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781591200116
  • Publisher: Basic Health Publications
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 479,447
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Foreword vii
Preface xiii
Introduction 1
Section 1 Why Do I Feel So Unhealthy?
1. Losing Your Balance: How the Downward Spiral of an Unhealthy Metabolism Begins 9
Section 2 Hormonal Balance: The Keys to Reclaiming Your Metabolism
2. The Masters of Metabolism: Why You Need to Balance Your Hormones 21
3. Key One: Balancing Your Blood Sugar--Fighting Insulin Resistance, Cardiovascular Disease, and Belly Fat 25
4. Key Two: Balancing Your Thyroid--Overcoming Fatigue and Burning Fat 53
5. Key Three: Balancing Your Adrenals--Relieving Symptoms of Chronic Stress (Cravings, Low Energy, Memory Loss, and Insomnia) 75
6. Key Supplements and Strategies for Balancing Your Metabolism 103
Section 3 Detoxification: The Keys to Rejuvenating Your Body
7. The Organs of Detoxification: Why You Need to Cleanse Your Body 135
8. Key Four: Detoxifying Your Liver--The Body's Garbage Collector and Recycler 141
9. Key Five: Detoxifying Your Intestines--From Managing Toxins to Improving Immunity 157
10. Key Six: Detoxifying Your Environment--The Effects of Environmental Toxins on Your Health 205
11. Key Supplements and Strategies for Detoxification and Rejuvenation 245
Section 4 Nutrition: The Keys to Maintaining Peak Metabolism and Optimal Health
12. Nutrition Basics: Why You Need to Nourish Yourself 273
13. Key Seven: Understanding Diet and How to Get the Most from What You Eat 309
14. Key Eight: Understanding the Need for Water--The Body's Most Essential Nutrient 351
15. Key Nine: Understanding the Two Sides of Oxygen--Breath of Life or Harbinger of Aging, Inflammation, and Disease? 373
16. Key Foods and Supplements to Power Your Health 401
Section 5 Time to Get Cracking
17. The System Discovery Questionnaire: A Map to Follow in Your Personal Journey to Optimal Health 433
Glossary 465
Appendices
1. Nutrient Reference Guide 481
2. Herbal Reference Guide 498
3. Prescription and Nonprescription Nutrient Depletions 512
4. Supplement Protocols for Other Common Conditions 518
Resources 532
Recommended Reading 535
References 537
Index 593
About the Author 607
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