Protein Power

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Join the thousands who have experienced dramatic weight loss, lowered cholesterol, and improvement or reversal of the damages of heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, and other major diseases by following this medically proven program.

Protein Power will teach you how to use food as a tool for

Dramatic and permanent weight loss
Resetting your...

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Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low-Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your H ealth--in Just Weeks!

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Overview

Join the thousands who have experienced dramatic weight loss, lowered cholesterol, and improvement or reversal of the damages of heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, and other major diseases by following this medically proven program.

Protein Power will teach you how to use food as a tool for

Dramatic and permanent weight loss
Resetting your metabolism and boosting your energy levels
Lowering your "bad" cholesterol levels while elevating the "good"
Protecting yourself from "The Deadly Diseases of Civilization" (including high blood pressure and heart disease)

And best of all, Protein Power encourages you to

Eat the foods you love, including meats (even steaks, bacon, and burgers), cheeses, and eggs
Rethink the current wisdom on fat intake (science has shown that fat does not make you fat!)
Stop shocking your body with breads, pastas, and other fat-inducing carbohydrates

So prepare yourself for the most dramatic life-enhancing diet program available!

Lose fat. Feel fit. Stop craving. Now, a team of pioneering doctors shows readers how their groundbreaking, protein-rich eating plan succeeds where low-fat diets fail -- to help readers take off weight and achieve optimal health naturally, without counting fat grams or worrying about fat percentages, without giving up favorite foods.

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"The nutritional primer of the nineties."
--Barry Sears, author of The Zone
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The Eades, who share a weight-loss and family-medicine practice in Arkansas, have each written a popular medical book-his is Thin So Fast; hers, The Doctor's Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals. In their first shared volume, they turn popular weight-management beliefs-and the latest FDA food-guide pyramid-upside down. For years, overweight Americans have been counseled to turn away from meat and fat and embrace a high-carbohydrate diet. Joining a growing band of researchers that includes Barry Sears (The Zone), the Eades discuss the biochemical roles of hormones in the metabolic process to demonstrate why low-fat, high-carb programs don't always result in weight loss and present a convincing case for their high-protein, low-carb alternative. The key is preventing, through diet, overproduction of insulin, which itself "controls the storage of fat'' and is triggered by the ingestion of carbohydrates. Their eating plan-which is bolstered by lists of protein and carbohydrate counts for common foods, a collection of about 75 appealing recipes and discussion of the necessity of exercise-will lead, they aver, to the body's more efficent burning of fat, leading in turn to reduction in one's percentage of body fat. Cholesterol, vitamins, minerals and various risk factors are also discussed. Chapters end with fairly complete summaries that will be appreciated by readers who are not willing or able to work through the fairly extensive scientific data cited by the Eades in this iconoclastic program.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553380781
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 429
  • Sales rank: 114,898
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.21 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael R. Eades, M.D., author of Thin So Fast, and Mary Dan Eades, M.D., author of The Doctor's Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals, live in Little Rock, Arkansas, where they practice bariatric (weight loss) and general family medicine. They are the founders of Medi-Stat Medical Centers.
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You may be wondering how a couple of physicians who specialize in weight loss in a relatively small city in Middle America devised a nutritional program that works as well as this one does, while most of the scientists in the major universities are headed off in the opposite direction, puzzling over why their success with low-fat diet plans has been so minimal.  In a nutshell, we lucked out.  We lucked out because that's how science works.  Science progresses because people continue to question why.  Researchers propose hypotheses based on their understanding of the natural world and then test them--and most of the time these theories blow up in their faces.  The lucky ones stumble onto the hypotheses that turn out to be valid.  But of course there's more than luck involved because as Louis Pasteur said, "Chance favors the prepared mind," and in our case our minds were prepared by many years of clinical practice with patients suffering all the illnesses that are heir to disordered insulin metabolism as well as by our unique combination of medical interests.  Mike is a collector of diet books and old medical texts and has a strong interest in paleopathology and biochemistry; Mary Dan is interested in anthropology and has published a book on eating disorders and the deranged metabolic status of eating-disordered patients.

We have a copy of the earliest diet book ever to sweep the nation, Banting's Letter on Corpulence, first printed in the middle 1800s.  This restricted-carbohydrate diet worked like a charm for Banting and, if sales were any indication, many others.  It has always intrigued us because it completely flies in the face of today's low-fat paradigm.  At about the same time we ran across Banting we began attending paleopathology conferences and studying anthropology, where we learned what paleopathologists and anthropologists have known for years: the agricultural revolution and the increased consumption of carbohydrates it brought along with it played havoc with the health of early man.  Mary Dan's extensive study of eating disorders and metabolic hormonal derangements combined with Mike's interest in biochemistry rounded out the "preparation" of our minds.  We looked at Banting's success with carbohydrate restriction along with the paeopathological/anthropological data showing a decline in health acompanying an increase in carbohydrate intake and concluded that maybe the intake of large amounts of carbohydrates wasn't necessarily a good thing.  That became our first mini-hypothesis: excess carbohydrate consumption isn't good.  But why not?

We knew, as does every doctor, that the immediate effect of carbohydrate consumption is increased blood glucose, then an increased insulin level.  We thought that perhaps the increased insulin levels might be to blame for part of the problem.  As we studied the medical literature, we found that researchers the world over were finding elevated insulin levels associated with obesity, heart disease, high blood presure, and diabetes--the common diseases of modern man.  We also found that the same researchers were for the most part trying to treat these patients by giving them more of the same thing we were begining to believe may have caused the problem in the first place: the high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet.  It made more sense to us that if excess insulin indeed causes these disorders, or at the very least makes them worse, as the increasing mountain of research indicated, perhaps patients would be better off reducing their carbohydrate intake, not increasing it.

We took then as our working hypothesis that excess carbohydrate leads to excess insulin, which leads to obesity, high blood pressure, and all the rest.  It fit with the anthropological and paleopathological data and, at least as far as obesity was concerned, with Banting's Dietary theory.  We then began to examine this hypothesis from a basic biochemical perspective and found that it worked beautifully.  From all perspectives our hypothesis looked good on paper, so we began to test it carefully, first on ourselves, then on patients in our practice.  We found that the results were rapid, dramatic, and pretty much uniform--just what we expected based on the underlying science.  As we worked with our patients, we continued to refine our techniques, expand our range of dietary choices, and in general collect those little tips and tricks that make the practice of medicine an art as well as a science.  We are still learning and refining every day, and, as with any technique that works, more and more practitioners are beginning to use a restricted-carbohydrate diet for their patients and are adding their own unique refinements to the rapidly growing body of data.

This book is arranged in basically the sequence of our own development and refinement of our hypothesis.  The first chapters give an overview and an explanation from a historical, anthropological, and biochemical perspective, which should give you the information and explanations you need to become comfortable with these seemingly radical ideas.  If you don't care about the "why" of all this, just read "The Bottom Line," the summaries at the end of each chapter.  The latter part of the book is a nuts-and-bolts primer on how to implement these nutritional strategies in your own health-preserving and rejuvenation program.  (On the other hand, if you'd like to read more, please write to us in care of our publisher, and we'll send you a bibliography.)

You'll find the program in a nutshell on page 155, but please read all of Chapter 10, all about exercise in Chapter 12, and the essential list of vitamins at the end of Chapter 8, in addition to the Bottom Line Summaries.

Will this program work for you? In good conscience, we can only say probably. The reason we hedge a little is because of biochemical individuality--we are all as different biochemically as we are in appearance.  Every doctor has encountered patients in whom medicines seem to work in an opposite fashion to that intended, patients who are kept awake by sleeping pills and pass out on stimulants.  These and similar experiences keep practiced physicians from ever making blanket this-will-work-in-all-circumstances statements.  AlI we can tell you is that in the almost ten years we have been treating patients with this program we have never had a negative outcome.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 A New Nutritional Perspective 1
2 Curse of the Mummies 12
3 The Symptom Treatment Trap 22
4 Excess Insulin and the Insulin Resistance Syndrome 30
5 The Deadly Diseases of Civilization 46
6 The Microhormone Messengers: Meet the Eicosanoids 72
7 Cholesterol Madness 92
8 Vitamins, Minerals, and Potassium 115
9 Assessing Your Risk 127
10 Putting It All Together: Designing Your Food Plan 154
11 Motivation: Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan 214
12 The Antiaging Formula: Exercise 220
13 Recipes 233
Appendix: Sources and Resources 283
Index 287
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2002

    I Lost 40lbs in 110 days on this Diet

    A co-worker recommended this diet book and after reading it and talking to my doctor I went for it. My family has a history of diabetes and hart disease and this diet seemed perfect for me. At the time I started, I was 225lbs, had elevated blood pressure and was on lescol for high cholesterol. Before I started using lescol my total cholesterol was 260mg/dl. After 110 days on the diet my blood pressure is normal, my cholesterol is 165mg/dl without lescol, my triglycerides are 110mg/dl and I now weigh 185lbs. My percent body fat went from 30% to 20% and I went from a 38 inseam to a 33. My wife is also on the diet and has lost 25lbs. I have not experienced any side effects of the diet(not even ketoses) and find myself with more energy and stamina then before. I have tried the low-fat diets that are recommended by the establishment and did lose weight(I was also running 3 miles every other day) but was unable to maintain my diet. I believe I will be able to maintain with the Protein Power plan. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2001

    If you ever wanted to lose weight, get this book!

    My employer gave me this book 3 months ago. I have now lost 25 pounds and the weight just keeps coming off. Instead of being upset because none of my clothes fit, I am now excited because my thinnest clothes don't fit! I went from a size 14 to a size 8! Please do something for yourself and buy this book!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2003

    Gets your kids on this plan!

    I have a 16 year old son, he is 6ft tall and 290lbs. (No he doesn't play football). He eats allot just like any other teenager, but my son doesn't digest food correctly. I took him to see his doctor and he has high cholesterol and a form of diabetes. My son is an active kid, so I never understood why he was always so darn big. My doctor said to get this book and put him on it right away, along with exercise, and he should be just fine. I could tell my son was very excited but he didnt wanna show it. He will be starting this plan today and I will keep you posted. If anyone has an overweight child, it is safe to put them on this plan.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2002

    if the rda is so wonderful, why is america so fat??

    I bought this book some time ago and it is the only diet that works for me. If the food pyramid really worked then everyone in American would be thin!!!!! I think the diet industry wants us to keep eating low fat and high carb so that we stay on a diet and they keep making money!!!

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  • Posted February 17, 2012

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    Love this book!

    As a professional in the exercise/nutrition business this book is a great tool to understanding the power protein has and is very informational. It's an easy read for anyone! Great book!

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Wonderful

    After 2 weeks on atkins and losing 10 lbs i wanted to change things up a bit. Lots of advice, good recipes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2002

    My Medical Doctor Recommends this book

    I have just begus reading and am very sceptical but I have a wonderful doctor and he spoke very highly of the book and said he has several patients using this eating plan and they have all had good weight loss success. Will be giving it a try.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2000

    Protein Power!!!!

    A great book for anyone,not just those struggling with their weight! If you or someone you care about is afflicted with diabetes, hypertension, obesity, IBS or other chronic illnesses, get this book! The weight loss and health benefits are amazing!

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