Neurosurgeon and wildly controversial Paleo blogger Jack Kruse, MD gives us his first book, The Epi-paleo Rx: The Prescription for Disease Reversal and Optimal Health. Kruse, who used his findings to lose 140 pounds and pack on muscle, takes the reader through his prescriptions for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, autoimmunity, brain health, and aging. The material weaves together surprises from our Ice Age origins with the new science of epigenetics, or the effect of diet and environment on gene expression.
A champion of "biohacking," the art of tinkering with one's own biology, Kruse pounces on his own profession's ineptness when it comes to chronic conditions and urges readers to take health care into their own hands. He discusses which labs to order and why, why your doctor is obligated to write you a prescription you don't need, the vital roles daylight and darkness play in metabolism, and the optimal diet for different stages of health and different times of year.
Perhaps Kruse's more fascinating contributions to Paleo literature are his findings on cold therapy; the effect of cold environments, immersion in cold water, and ice pack therapy on disease reversal, pain, and optimal living. Kruse explains how our origins as cold-adapted mammals hold the key to disease reversal, using a shocking biohack to prove his theory.
The Epi-paleo Rx is the result of Kruse's abundant research and clinical application in his practice as a neurosurgeon. Kruse questions conventional wisdom about human metabolism and chronic disease, arguing science has incomplete information when it comes to insulin resistance, diabetes, obesity, and their related illnesses. By examining the human body through the prism of our early beginnings and the science of epigenetics, we find each of us already possesses the "owner's manual" to reverse disease and live optimally.
|Publisher:||Optimized Life PLC|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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About the Author
As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Kruse’s research has been published in respected dental and medical journals. His popular blog, www.JackKruse.com, gets over 150,000 unique worldwide visitors per month from countries like Australia, Germany, Russia, and Zambia (Africa).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book may very well save modern humans from extinction! I was truly blown away by the massive wealth of information in this book. I am not one to jump blindly into anything, I'm skeptical at heart. This book just made sense to me... Perfect sense. It's absolutely brilliant how Dr. Kruse connects all the dots and presents a genius way of living life. As for me... I've been Epi-Paleo for 3 weeks now and mere words can't describe the changes I have experienced. You see, I've been dealing with horrible IBS for the past 7 years. Conventional medicine got me a few prescriptions and my gall bladder removed at age 29 and strict instructions to eat "lots and lots of whole grains". On top of this, I was (still am) an avid yoga and Zen practitioner, so naturally I tried the vegetarian way. And let me just say, I got sicker and sicker. After 1 week Epi-Paleo, all my IBS symptoms have VANISHED!! GONE!! I feel like I have had a GI transplant! Three weeks in and my carb cravings are non-existent and my sleep is the best it has been in many years. I want to thank Dr. Kruse for sharing his gift. I only wish I had discovered it sooner.
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