Mars and Venus Diet and Exercise Solution: Create the Brain Chemistry of Health, Happiness, and Lasting Romance

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John Gray, who celebrated gender differences in his groundbreaking book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, and eleven other bestsellers, now turns to diet and exercise as a source of well-being and harmony. John Gray taught men and women how to embrace their differences to build strong, loving relationships. This practical guide reveals how diet, exercise, and communication skills combine to affect the production of healthy brain chemicals.

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John Gray, who celebrated gender differences in his groundbreaking book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, and eleven other bestsellers, now turns to diet and exercise as a source of well-being and harmony. John Gray taught men and women how to embrace their differences to build strong, loving relationships. This practical guide reveals how diet, exercise, and communication skills combine to affect the production of healthy brain chemicals.

The Mars and Venus Diet and Exercise Solution addresses the unique needs of men and women. With great insight and vision, John Gray examines the different emotional issues that govern mood, motivation, and passion in men and women. He goes on to explore how men and women lose weight differently and provides effective tools to eliminate addictions and food cravings.

The program focuses on:

- Relationship and communication issues that affect hormonal and brain chemistry balance

- Nutritional supplementation for increasing physical, mental, and emotional well-being

- Gender-specific diet, nutrition, and weight management

- Essential physical exercises for stimulating the lymph system, endocrine system, cerebral spinal fluid, and brain system

- Stress and mood management for a longer, healthier, and happier life

John Gray has been working with specialists for the last thirty years to develop this program, which he designed to be effortless and adaptable to any lifestyle. By applying The Mars and Venus Diet and Exercise Solution, you will create the brain chemistry of health, happiness, and lasting romance

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312318642
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/11/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

John  Gray, Ph.D.

John Gray’s book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus is the bestselling relationship book of all time. A Certified Family Therapist, Gray is also the author of eleven other bestselling self-help books including Mars and Venus Starting Over and Children Are from Heaven. Dr. Gray lives in Northern California.

Biography

To those well versed in therapy-speak and the self-help world, the name John Gray can provoke some eye-rolling and sarcasm: Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Yeah, yeah, yeah. We genders need to "learn" to "communicate."

What's remarkable is Gray's role in making this concept so well known. In 1992, when Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus was published, the idea was anything but pedestrian. Indeed, Gray sparked both revolution and debate in the world of gender politics.

His case is simple: "Men mistakenly expect women to think, communicate, and react the way men do; women mistakenly expect men to feel, communicate, and respond the way women do. We have forgotten that men and women are supposed to be different. As a result our relationships are filled with unnecessary friction and conflict," he wrote in the first chapter of Men Are from Mars. Though the idea is not radical, the implication met with criticism from feminists who said that it tried to reinforce stereotypes; and with accolades from stricken couples who found that Gray did, in fact, help them communicate and understand each other better.

Though naysayers have called into question both Gray's message and his credentials, his appeal is undeniable. Word-of-mouth has proved strong enough to drive sales of Gray's book and its companions -- targeted at everyone from dating singles to coworkers -- into bestsellerdom, with the first title alone selling more than 15 million copies. He has also become a cottage industry of gender relations, with seminars, media appearances, and audio titles bolstering his books.

Gray's style tends to be simple and direct, with analogies along the lines of the title: "Men Are like Blowtorches, Women Are like Ovens" and "Men Pursue and Women Flirt" are typical chapter headers. For those mired in the tricky morass of dealing with the opposite sex, the author's no-nonsense approach is appealing.

In 1999, Gray departed from his relationships milieu to the broader palette of life fulfillment with the parenting guide Children Are from Heaven and How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have, a guide to achieving success while bolstering one's spiritual life via meditation and awareness of worldly challenges. It's a strong statement coming from someone who lived for several years as a monk, but Gray's strong suit with readers remains his relationship tomes. Since the original Mars/Venus title, he has created a franchise that now straddles the realms of love and personal success. His advice obviously rings true with millions of readers.

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Gray lives with his wife and three children. He was formerly married to self-help author Barbara De Angelis; the two divorced in 1984.

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus was made into a musical stage comedy that opened in Las Vegas. It has also been translated into more than 40 languages.

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    1. Hometown:
      San Francisco, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      1951
    2. Place of Birth:
      Houston, Texas
    1. Education:
      B.A., M.A., Maharishi European Research University; Ph.D., Columbia Pacific University, 1982
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2005

    INSIGHTFUL GROUNDBREAKING WORK!!

    Harvey Deutschendorf (Edmoton, Alberta CANADA) Just when you thought you had read everything there was on dieting, John Gray comes up with some fascinating new insights. Linking diet to brain chemicals, sex drive, psychological wellness and gender in a comprehensive, yet easy to understand manner; this book goes far beyond other diet books out there. While filled with interesting material, the beauty of this book lies in making dieting as simple, or complex as the reader chooses. The author is fully aware that for most people, diets need to be simple, straightforward, easy to use and provide results in a short period. I have been using his breakfast shake formula for 3 months now and have noticed a marked increasy in my energy level, mental alertness...and yes...even my sex drive! I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2004

    Dr. Gray does it again!

    This book has been a great benefit to me and my husband. We followed the diet and exercise routine recommended in the book and in 6 days I lost 5 pounds and my husband lost 6 pounds! The information contained in this book is right on. Thanks again, Dr. Gray for sharing ways in which couples can enhance their relationships.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2004

    A Monumental Achievement!

    The Mars & Venus Diet & Exercise Solution is a book that has blown me away! What I expected was another book putting another spin on how to lose weight. I was wrong¿dead wrong! This book isn¿t just about diet and weight loss, it¿s a book about liberating yourself from psychological and physical struggle. I¿ve been a psychologist for over twenty-five years and Dr. Gray¿s book has opened my eyes to the nutritional-biological underpinnings of psychological problems¿it¿s all about brain chemistry. I will recommend this book to any of my patients who want to know why they feel depressed, anxious, unmotivated, or why their relationship falters. Simply put, this is a book that can save your life. Dr. Joseph J. Luciani, Author of: The Power of Self-Coaching: The Five Essential Steps to Creating the Life You Want.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2003

    A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT

    John Gray's 'The Mars & Venus Diet & Exercise Solution' is a remarkable achievement. That an expert in relationships has taken the time and effort to read and master esoteric research on brain chemistry and made it accesible and usable for us lay readers is amazing. Edwards Deming, the quality guru, once said: 'It's not what you don't know that's the problem; it's what you know that's NOT SO!' Gray punctures many of the myths about diet and exercise that people have been religiously following for years. The famous Pritikin and Atkins diets, for example, do not emerge unscathed. This is not just another weight-loss book. People suffering from conditions as desparate as ADD/ADHD, addictions, brain concussions, or depression, to name a few, can find valuable new approaches to treatment. It's actually a book on how to effectively manage your own brain chemistry. The book challenges the dominance in our culture of allopathic (that is, traditional) medicine with its overuse of powerful drugs and their side-effects. It supports the use of alternative therapies such as homeopathy and aromatherapy. And it is not 'one size fits all': Gray makes careful distinctions, not only by gender as one would expect from the creator of the Mars/Venus school of gender differences, but by body type as well. What works for rectangular body type mesomorphs might be all wrong for round body endomorphs. One recurring theme that I especially appreciated was Gray's reminder that we don't have to follow his regimen perfectly for it to be effective, a welcome reassurance for us perfectionists. My greatest concern about the book is that it will seem too far out for large numbers of people to follow the regimen, that the gradient will be too steep. This would be a tragic waste of information that could bestow significant benefits on humankind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2003

    A MUST READ FOR MEN, WOMEN, SINGLES AND COUPLES

    <p>As an expert in the field of romance, I openly inform my seminar participants and the readers of my book that I am no relationship expert. Romance is definitely an important aspect of relationships, but romance is but a branch of the relationship tree.<p> Dr. John Gray¿s revolutionary expertise in relationships for the past decade is uncanny. So, when I got my hands on his latest book, The Mars & Venus Diet & Exercise Solution, I wondered, ¿What did exercise and diet have to do with relationships?¿<p> I read his book and got the answer... A LOT! Dr. Gray meticulously explores the balance among food, physical activity, relationship, brain activity, intimacy, inner peace, and so much more, while he vividly describes the differences between the genders. This book opens the reader¿s eyes to realizing that relationships don¿t stand apart from exercise, which doesn¿t stand apart from brain chemistry, which doesn¿t stand apart from diet. They are all connected and create what we call life.<p> To find strong relationships we must give our body what it needs. To be physically healthy we must give our mind what it needs. To have balanced brain chemistry we need give the heart what it needs.<p> If romance is a branch of the tree of relationships, the tree sits among others (the tree of happiness, the tree of spirituality, the tree of health, etc...) in the orchard of life. And, Dr. Gray is the horticulturist that brings it all to harvest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2004

    John Gray does it again!

    It takes John Gray to show, once again, that men and women are different ¿ that we react differently to food and exercise programs just as we react differently to just about everything else in life! How obvious! So obvious, we would have completely missed it, were it not for Dr. Gray`s new book The Mars & Venus Diet & Exercise Solution. And we would have missed the advice and solutions that can help all of us have the energy, resiliency and optimism to reach out for life¿s next great adventure¿ that next glorious trapeze. Gail Blanke CEO/President, Lifedesigns Author, 'Between Trapezes, Flying Into a New Life with the Greatest of Ease' (Rodale, August 2004)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2004

    It's About Time

    John Gray's Mars & Venus Diet & Exercise Solution is a breath of fresh air. As a practicing chiropractic physician for over thirty years I have stressed the importance of brain to tissue communication. John's physiological approach to brain chemistry is exciting. The diet and exercise program is unique and it's about time someone separated the genders for these programs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2004

    Makes perfect sense!

    The Mars and Venus Diet and Exercise Solution makes perfect sense and there's no one better to explain the differences between men and women when it comes to dieting and exercise than John Gray. And I love the way he ties diet and exercise back into the health of relationships.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2004

    Awesome! Wish I knew it years ago!

    Some of the problems mentioned in this book with brain chemistry, I have noticed throughout my life from early childhood. I am now free from prescriptions and no more depression. Diet truly does affect your moods, and I wish everyone could read this book to test themselves. Natural healing the way God intended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2003

    John Gray has done it again!

    With 'The Mars & Venus Diet & Exercise Solution' Dr. Gray offers readers the fruit of his compelling research on nutrition and fitness, as well as the insightful practical advice he is known for. This book is a treasured guidebook for a healthier life. - Ronn Elmore, Psy.d; Author, AN OUTRAGEOUS COMMITMENT: The 48 Vows of an Indestructible Marriage

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2003

    It's a Must Read!

    As a chiropractor and nutritionist, I am so pleased to see Dr. Gray¿s new book, ¿The Mars and Venus Diet and Exercise Solution,¿ address the critical role diet and exercise play in correcting today¿s health conditions ¿ mental, emotional and physical. His scientifically based and easy to read book is supportive of my own and it thrills me that such a well-known and respected author as Dr. John Gray has taken up the challenging task of educating the public to the paramount role diet and physical conditioning play in balancing brain chemistry, which is, the basis for a ¿longer, healthier, and happier life¿. (p.7) It¿s a must read!! Marcia F. Kamph, D.C. Author of Gotta Minute?¿How To Look and Feel Great! and Prescription for Robust Health

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2003

    This is an amazing book

    Thank You Dr. Gray. My wife and I adore this book. It has changed our lives. Thanks for giving the world a natural way to diet- Rick Frishman- author Guerrilla Publicity

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2003

    Great Book!

    Relationships are always a challenge for the two people involved, as they constantly change and grow. Gray clearly points out how emotions (which are hard to control) are affected by things we CAN control- nutritional supplements, diet, weight management, exercise, romance, stress and mood management. Each area impacts the other, and this book tells why and how men and women can work together to create a positive energy flow to maintain a joyous relationship.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2003

    Create Dazzling Health and Enduring Relationships

    Ten years after he revolutionized the way we think about how men and women communicate in romantic relationships, in Mars and Venus Diet and Exercise Solution, John Gray tells us how the sexes differ when it comes to diet, exercise, sex, depression, and particularly brain chemistry. Why is it that so many of us rely on pills, alcohol, and food to be happy? Why are so many Americans overweight? Why are ADD and divorce so prevalent? In this comprehensive, readable, and fascinating study, John Gray not only supplies intriguing answers but recipes, exercise plans, suggestions for energy-boosting, chemistry-altering foods that will become your lifeline to satisfying, passionate, and enduring relationships. Drs. Mary and John Valentis, authors of Romantic Intelligence, How to Be as Smart in Love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2003

    A New Explanation Of Life & Relationships

    A convincing explanation of the linkage between relationships, lifestyle, diet & healthy brain chemistry. It is also presents a good overview of the totally different results to these stimuli by men&women, highlighting the fact that most men do not have a clue about a woman's unique needs.

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