Over 300,000 people will die this year from obesity-related diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. That's 822 people every day. It's like two large jets crashing each and every day for the whole year.
Clash reveals how myths about health continue, even among health professionals, and debunks those myths. It exposes the problems that ignorance has caused.And it will help you to ultimately make choices that will result in a healthy and happy life. The biology section examines the mechanics of weight gain. Mother Nature carefully designed our bodies to succeed and to pass along successful genes. In the Environment section, you will learn how our modern environment has derailed this carefully designed biology. Big companies have exploited aspects of our biology to drive profits. Now your biology is working against your health and survival.
But there is hope. The final section of this book shares several modalities for accommodating our biology and this environment, from a new way of shopping, dealing with your sugar addiction, and an eating you can keep for the rest of your life, to more involved accommodations such as bariatric surgery. This book will set you on a path toward successful weight management and health.
Once you understand why you struggle with your weight, you will have an understanding of how to improve your situation. Even more important, you will have compassion for those who biologically struggle to adapt to the current environment. It is time to bury the old myths and embrace those who struggle, including ourselves. The good news is there is hope. The Clash may not be your fault, but it is your responsibility to accommodate it.
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About the Author
Dr. Peters took his post-graduate work in General and Peripheral Vascular Surgery at the Mason Clinic in Seattle and was boarded in General Surgery. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of Chronic Degenerative Diseases and has published in a wide array of peer-reviewed medical journals. His patients are always met with a smile and an effort to make the complex things simple.
Currently, Dr. Peters is a director with the Obesity Treatment Foundation and a highly involved member of the Obesity Medical Association.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
A Guide to this Book
Chapter 1: A 14th Century Myth
Chapter 2: The Clash
Chapter 3: Our Ancestors: The Hunters-Gatherers
Chapter 4: Our Ancestors: The Early Farmers
Chapter 5: Myth #2: It's Not Genetics
Chapter 6: Myth #3: Fatty Foods Make You Fat
Chapter 7: Insulin: Hero or Villain
Chapter 8: Leptin/Grehlin: The Balance and Counterbalance
Chapter 9: Cortisol: Stress Can Make You Fat
Chapter 10: It's About What's In Your Gut
Chapter 11: Our Complex Biology
Chapter 12: Seven Calories
Chapter 13: Factory Foods
Chapter 14: Sugar Addiction
Chapter 15: Myth #4: Eat Less and Exercise More
Chapter 16: Deal with the Clash
Chapter 17: The Shopping Plan
Chapter 18: Dealing with Your Addiction
Chapter 19: Watch What You Drink
Chapter 20: Myth #5: One Size Fits All
Chapter 21: Myth #6: Eat Fewer Meals
Chapter 22: Your Exercise Routine
Chapter 23: The "Rest of Your Life" Diet
Chapter 24: Myth #7: Count Calories
Chapter 25: Vegetarians: The Gatherer's Modification
Chapter 26: Meal Replacements
Chapter 27: What to do When Nothing Else is Working
Chapter 28: Accommodating Your Biology: Anti-obesity Medications
Chapter 29: Accommodating Your Biology: Bariatric Surgery
Sample 3-day Menu: Omnivore
Sample 3-day Menu: Pescatarian
Sample 3-day Menu: Vegetarian
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