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Nationally-known weight-loss expert Scott Rigden, MD, has determined that these disorders cause your metabolism to "switch" when you diet, making it nearly impossible for you to lose weight - your body stores fat instead of burning it. Using simple quizzes and actual case histories, Dr. Rigden helps you identify your metabolic profile and understand its effects. He then guides you in designing a personal plan using diet, supplements and exercise to get you back on the path to ...
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Overview

Nationally-known weight-loss expert Scott Rigden, MD, has determined that these disorders cause your metabolism to "switch" when you diet, making it nearly impossible for you to lose weight - your body stores fat instead of burning it. Using simple quizzes and actual case histories, Dr. Rigden helps you identify your metabolic profile and understand its effects. He then guides you in designing a personal plan using diet, supplements and exercise to get you back on the path to safe and permanent weight loss.
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One of only a few bariatric doctors to be named as a fellow of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, Rigden here presents a fresh view of the plight of the chronically overweight person by describing in detail five common yet rarely diagnosed metabolic issues that plague a significant percentage of those who are obese. He shares important insights about carbohydrate sensitivity, the metabolic syndrome, hormonal imbalances, food hypersensitivities, and weight gain related to impaired liver problems. Each section of his book contains a screening questionnaire to help readers determine their particular issues as well as nutritional and behavioral advice on dealing with each metabolic type. Case stories illustrate the concept that everyone has unique metabolism and body-type combinations that require specific diets, supplements, and exercise in order to achieve one's best state of health. An insightful chapter on addressing emotional eating and a small appendix of recipes round out the book. Recommended for public libraries and any library with a holistic medicine collection.
—Crystal Renfro

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"One of only a few bariatric doctors to be named as a fellow of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, Rigden here presents a fresh view of the plight of the chronically overweight person by describing in detail five common yet rarely diagnosed metabolic issues that plague a significant percentage of those who are obese. He shares important insights about carbohydrate sensitivity, the metabolic syndrome, hormonal imbalances, food hypersensitivities, and weight gain related to impaired liver problems. Each section of his book contains a screening questionnaire to help readers determine their particular issues as well as nutritional and behavioral advice on dealing with each metabolic type. Case stories illustrate the concept that everyone has unique metabolism and body-type combinations that require specific diets, supplements, and exercise in order to achieve one's best state of health. An insightful chapter on addressing emotional eating and a small appendix of recipes round out the book. Recommended for public libraries and any library with a holistic medicine collection." — Library Journal, Crystal Renfro, Georgia Inst. of Technology Lib. & Information Ctr., Atlanta
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897935104
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 574,896
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Scott Rigden specializes in weight-loss management (bariatrics) and nutritional approaches to chronic illness. He lives in Chandler, AZ.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: Why Do We Need Another Weight-Loss Book? 1

Asking the Wrong Question 2

Let's Get Out of the Box 3

Who Am I to Say So? 3

1 What Is Switched Metabolism? 5

Glossary of Medical Terms Used in Chapter 1 5

Dynamics of Functional Medicine 9

The Obesity Crisis Is an Opportunity 17

Screening Questionnaires Are the Key 19

How to Proceed after Completing the Questionnaires 23

What If I Have Multiple Areas of Switched Metabolism? 24

2 Ready...Set...Go! 25

Glossary of Medical Terms Used in Chapter 2 25

Weight Loss and Hiking the Grand Canyon 25

Good Preparation Is Your Key to Success 26

3 Carbohydrate Sensitivity 48

Carbohydrate Sensitivity Screening Questionnaire 48

Glossary of Medical Terms Used in Chapter 3 49

What Is the Significance of Lifestyle? 50

What Is Carb Sensitivity? 51

A New Understanding of Metabolism 52

Your Genes Make You Eat Like a Caveman 53

Three Ways to Get Moving 58

Warming Up/Cooling Down 60

Don't Overshoot Your Target Heart Range 60

Get Motivated 61

Make Daily Activities Part of Your Workout 63

Treatments for Carbohydrate Sensitivity 69

Introducing Barb Schiltz 74

4 Metabolic Syndrome 80

Metabolic Syndrome Screening Questionnaire 80

Glossary of Medical Terms Used in Chapter 4 81

What Is Metabolic Syndrome? 85

Ethnicity and Metabolic Syndrome 91

The Relationship of Metabolic Syndrome to Other Conditions 92

Check the Family Tree for Metabolic Syndrome 100

Laboratory Findings for Metabolic Syndrome 102

Treatment Options for Metabolic Syndrome 103

Two Dietary Interventions 111

Tips for Dieters 113

5 Hormonal Imbalances 124

Hormonal ImbalancesScreening Questionnaire 124

Glossary of Medical Terms Used in Chapter 5 126

Thyroid Hormone Imbalances 127

Why the Diagnosis Is Missed 129

Dr. Rigden's Favorite Protocol 131

Problems of Estrogen Dominance 131

Treatment Strategy for Estrogen Dominance 132

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 133

The Goals of PCOS Treatment 134

The Cortisol-Stress Connection 138

Phases of Adrenal Response to Stress 138

Understanding Stress and Weight Gain 139

Stress Reduction Lowers Cortisol-Related Weight Gain 140

Nutritional Support for the Adrenal Glands 141

6 Food Hypersensitivities 142

Food Hypersensitivity Screening Questionnaire 142

Glossary of Medical Terms Used in Chapter 6 143

The Physician's Perspective 143

How Food Hypersensitivities Cause Weight Gain 145

Seeing the Picture Clearly 147

Treatment Options for Food Hypersensitivities 148

7 Weight Gain with Chronic Illness and Impaired Liver Detoxification 160

Chronic Illness and Impaired Liver Screening Questionnaire 160

Glossary of Medical Terms Used in Chapter 7 161

A Common Story 161

Inactivity and Prescription Medications 163

Impaired Liver Detoxification 164

Phase 1 and Phase 2 Liver Detoxification 165

Liver Detoxification Test 165

How Liver Detoxification Helps Weight Loss 166

The Role of Leaky Gut Syndrome 167

Leaky Gut Syndrome and Liver Detoxification 167

The Four "Rs" Program 169

Achieving Effective Liver Detoxification 170

8 Dealing Effectively with Emotional Eating 176

Research on the Ineffective Lifestyle Syndrome 177

Daily Relaxation 178

Assess Stress in Your Life 180

The Importance of a Positive Mental Attitude 183

Do You Like Yourself? 184

Techniques to Improve Your Self-Image 186

Your Positive Attributes List 187

Getting in Touch with Denial 189

Are You Too Nice? 189

The Vicious Cycle of Being Passive and Manipulated 190

Techniques to Improve Assertiveness 191

Three Important Lists 192

Help for Compulsive Eaters 198

Weight-Loss Mind Games 199

Depression 203

Victims of Abuse 206

Conclusion 207

It's about Time! 207

Time to Review 207

Get Professional Help 208

What Do You Have to Lose? 208

Recipes 209

Endnotes 225

Glossary 227

Resources 234

Index 236

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2009

    This is a manageable life plan for losing weight and developing a healthy body. It is geared to the obese who have a REAL metabolic problem that affects their weight and their health, yet is easy to read and follow.

    I am a yoyo dieter, who successfullly loses 40+ pounds of excess weight, keeps it off for a few years, and slowly regains all that I have lost. I have seen numerous physicians, tried Weight Watchers, Medifast, the Diabetic diet, and most the popular diets of the last 20-30 years. They work for a time. WHY? I am not a binge eater, nor a closet eater, nor eat enormous quantities of food per day. FINALLY, a DOCTOR WHO SPECIALIZES IN UNHEALTHY OBERSITY has helped me understand WHY I have so much trouble with my weight.<BR/>It was as if a light bulb kept flashing when I thought honestly about myself and my wiehgt problems, and as I took the quizzes and read this experienced bariatric specialist's 5 metabolic syndrome types. Have I read some of the information before? Yes. But, in a realistic manner, Dr. Rigden explains the entirety of obesity syndrome, and the pros and cons of popular diets and melds the good into a manageable plan that will work. <BR/>I KNOW THIS. In three months, I have progressed though the recommendations in the book following the suggestions for insulin resistance, taken a good hard look at myself, my eating patterns, and physical activity, and have followed the diet. I eliminated sugar, and flour, and am forgiving myself the foods I do not like and do not want to eat, and the occasional flub. I have lost 28 pounds in about three months. I was able to follow the diet through Thanksgiving and Christmas. <BR/>Was it hard? Not really. <BR/>No diet or exercise program is ever a miracle, and I have searched for it. For me, this book is like going to a doctor who has worked with, labored beside and participated in his patients' successes and failures until he found a solution to their obesity. He wants to helo me. <BR/>A valuable tidbit that I wish to mention is that he feels his patients' pain - he TELLS US that he had a significant long term weight problem that he struggled with and conquered. He has had the experience of gaining and losing, and working though the emotions that are attached to your self-esteem when you are obese. He has spent a career helping people he can identify with, and in my point of view, this book is a culmination of this experience, and the desire to help others conquer these obesity problems and become healthy, active human beings.<BR/><BR/>Good luck! I am -28 and counting!

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