This feisty, funny, and deeply caring book by a "rebel physician" proposes that we take a radically different look at our assumptions about nutrition and medicine. In 9 concise chapters exploring such topics as "Abnormal is the New Normal," "Why Jesus Had a Six-Pack," and "WGF: What is Good Food?" Roberto Tostado MD both entertains and challenges readers to take a look at their unhealthiest habits and take charge of their well-being for the sake of becoming "A New You, Strutting All Over Town."
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Most people have horrible health today. Almost everyone is taking one prescription or another usually to treat these health conditions. But then they have side effects and have to go on another pill for these and still not have the first problem cured. Roberto Tostado, MD talks about how the pharmaceutical representatives would buy him dinners and such to get him to prescribe their pills. He also talks about how modern medicine focuses on curing an ailment but not the whole body. He goes on to discuss how treating the symptom is not going to heal the person, they need to figure out what the real problem is, diet. We eat a ton of fast food and over processed packaged food that is not healthy for us. I admit that I’m one of those people. It’s easy to grab a frozen dinner or burger for lunch than it is to plan out and meal prep for a week. But all that we are doing is putting crap into our bodies. Do you wonder why were are in the shape we are in? But it’s not just that. Our mind controls our bodies. What emotional baggage are we carrying around that is also adding to the inches on our waist? You’ve hear of comfort eating? Here is a great example. So until we can start working on these issues also we will still have a one ton weight around our necks dragging us down. This is a great book and straight to the point when it says “Stop F**king Around.” It’s hard but to the point. You can’t improve until you get serious about your health. There is a lot of information about how we are sabotaging ourselves and keeping in the same rut. If you are serious about getting healthy this book is a great start. I just was expecting to have a little more about how we can improve our health instead of what is wrong with it. But I will be looking for more information to improve my own health. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.