Cracking the Metabolic Code: 9 Keys to Optimal Health

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Doctors traditionally prescribe a pill for every ill. But for most people, these single solutions don't work. The truth is, most chronic health problems, including stubborn weight gain, unbeatable fatigue, intestinal distress, high blood pressure, creeping cholesterol, and high blood sugar, are not found in simply one organ, but in several parts of the body (oftentimes in twos and threes). This is the result of years of slow, subtle challenges to your metabolism, which is as unique as you are. Your diet, ...
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Overview

Doctors traditionally prescribe a pill for every ill. But for most people, these single solutions don't work. The truth is, most chronic health problems, including stubborn weight gain, unbeatable fatigue, intestinal distress, high blood pressure, creeping cholesterol, and high blood sugar, are not found in simply one organ, but in several parts of the body (oftentimes in twos and threes). This is the result of years of slow, subtle challenges to your metabolism, which is as unique as you are. Your diet, lifestyle habits, stress level, prescription drug use, and relationships, as well as the genes you inherit and the environment in which you live -- in effect, the sum total of your life experience up to this day -- determine your personal metabolism and, in turn, your current state of health. Using a step-by-step, easy-to-implement system of diet, lifestyle strategies, and state-of-the-art nutrients and supplements, Dr. James LaValle will help you create an individualized program for reclaiming your metabolism and health. At long last, this book provides readers with the information and tools that have been used successfully by thousands of Dr. LaValle's patients over the last twenty years to help them take charge of their diets, their health, and their lives.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781591200116
  • Publisher: Basic Health Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 215,326
  • 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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