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Are You Tired and Wired?: Your Proven 30-Day Program for Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue and Feeling Fantastic Again Hardcover – March 15, 2011

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“So many of us are addicted to a fast-paced, hectic life supported by coffee, sugar, and adrenaline. Unfortunately this is a prescription for burnout and disease, but thankfully, in Are You Tired and Wired?, Marcelle Pick explains why our sleep-deprived, overcaffeinated, stress-driven habits are depleting us and provides a practical, step-by-step plan for finding our pause buttons and restoring our health and vitality. If you are exhausted, drained, and heading toward burnout, read this book, and save yourself.”
Mark Hyman, M.D.,New York Times best-selling author of The UltraMind Solution and UltraMetabolism

“Marcelle Pick has written a book that is relevant, personal, and provides practical solutions to recognizing and understanding adrenal fatigue. Her descriptions will resonate with those who are wired and tired. It’s a great validation to understand what’s happening to you. This book blends the best of the scientific and clinical to provide a personal guide with specific action steps to help you find the road to recovery.”
Liz Lipski, Ph.D., CCN,author of Digestive Wellness and Digestive Wellness for Children, Director of Doctoral Studies, Hawthorn University

“Marcelle Pick continues to be at the leading edge of women’s health care by listening to her patients and responding to their pain. Are You Tired and Wired? is exactly what the many women suffering from undiagnosed adrenal fatigue need. I’ll be recommending it to my patients.”
Frank Lipman, M.D.,author of Spent and Total Renewal

“Marcelle Pick is a compassionate and insightful clinician who has taken her understanding of healing to a new level. Her synthesis of the functional medicine/systems biology approach gives practical hands-on tools for patients to apply in their lives. I have worked with these tools in practice and find them to be invaluable in the nearly 40 percent of patients I see, across all medical conditions, who are ‘tired and wired.’”
Patrick J. Hanaway, M.D.,President, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine

“From working with thousands of patients, Marcelle understands the crucial linkage between stress and illness and she also knows what to do about it. She gives each of us the power to heal ourselves. While based on impeccable research and science, her recommendations are surprisingly easy to follow. Marcelle is a healer and through her work you’ll discover that you are too.”
Raz Ingrasci,President and CEO, Hoffman Institute Foundation

“Marcelle’s new book is amazing. She has taken complicated hormonal processes and made them simple for everyone to understand. I love her list of ‘adrenal-friendly activities.’ They are quick, easy, and portable. The many case studies illustrate that adrenal stress and fatigue comes in a broad number of varieties. Most women will see themselves—and be inspired to take action to restore their adrenals . . . and their life. Thank you for this much-needed book.”
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny,President, Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center and author of Saying No to Vaccines
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN NP, author of The Core Balance Diet, co-founded Women to Women with a vision to change women’s health care. The clinic pioneered the combination of alternative and conventional medicine, and continues to use functional medicine to treat illness and help women make life choices to prevent disease. Women to Women continues seeing thousands of women from around the world each year.

Marcelle Pick earned a B.S. in Nursing and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and an M.S. in Nursing from Boston College–Harvard Medical School. Certified as nurse practitioner for both OB/GYN and pediatrics, Pick has served as medical advisor to Healthy Living Magazine, lectures on a variety of topics, and appears regularly on radio and television to discuss women’s health.  Her radio show, Core Balance for Women’s Health, airs weekly on Hay House Radio, and she writes a bi-monthly newsletter which is featured on Women to Women.com.  Pick is also a member of the advisory board for the renowned Hoffman Institute.



Product Details

  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House; 1 edition (March 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401928196
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401928193
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #612,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN and Pediatric NP grew up in Australia, surrounded by aboriginal cave drawings, healthy home-cooked meals, sunshine and beautiful crystal water. It was there that she gained an appreciation for the healing power of nature, whole foods, and positive thinking.

After earning a BS in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire School of Nursing, a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and her MS in Nursing from Boston College-Harvard Medical School, Marcelle went on to co-found the world renowned Women to Women Clinic in Yarmouth, Maine with a vision to change the way in which women's health care is delivered. In her practice, Marcelle undertakes an integrative approach that not only treats illness, but also helps women make choices to prevent disease. She has successfully worked with thousands of women to help them create wellness in their lives.

In 2001, Marcelle co-founded Women to Women's Personal Program, exclusively available at www.womentowomen.com. This site is dedicated to helping women navigate their most common health concerns. This multimedia collection of information contains information to give women well researched information so that they are able to make informed decisions about their health - and in some instances transform their lives.

Marcelle is a prolific writer and passionate advocate for women's health. She is a regular contributor to Women to Women.com and The Huffington Post, and makes frequent media appearances to encourage women to take control of their diet and lifestyle which have included the Dr. Oz show and Martha Stewart's Whole Living.

Marcelle has just written her third book, "Is It Me or My Hormones?" which is scheduled for publication in early 2013. Her two previous best selling books, "The Core Balance Diet" and "Are You Tired and Wired" are popular throughout the world. Women everywhere love Marcelle's balanced approach to health care. Several themes run throughout all of Marcelle's written work including the importance of a healthy diet, a healthy lifestyle and looking at the impact of emotions on physical health.

Marcelle currently lives in southern Maine, enjoying time with her children, boating on the beautiful ocean and her newfound love of ballroom dance.

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"Are you wired and tired?" is probably not a bad introduction to adrenal fatigue and it's treatment, but it is by no means comprehensive and does not provide much more info that you can easily find online.

I was recently diagnosed with adrenal fatigue and reading "Are you tired and wired?" was included as part of my initial "prescription". While I think that much of the basic information and advice that Ms. Pick gives this book seems reasonable, she doesn't get into depth about ANY of it, and the information is buried amongst pages of anecdotes about her patients suffering from adrenal fatigue. Much of the information given reads more like what you would find in a medical office pamphlet or a health magazine article, rather than a 289 page handbook.

Several things bothered me about this book (in the order of somewhat frivolous to somewhat serious):

There are *two* indexes: the general and the "30 day adrenal-friendly eating plan index" - WHY? The eating plan is only one thin chapter in the book, and much of the stuff included in its special index is also listed in the general index. This is simply confusing.

The "30 day adrenal-friendly eating plan" chapter is next to useless. It is not clear what the guidelines of the plan are, and why the specific recipes meet those guidelines (there's no nutritional information given for any of the recipes, either, in case you wanted to try and figure it out on your own). Also, if you are a vegetarian, you get 8 recipes to replace 30 days of meat entrees - and the second one includes "gluten-free chicken or turkey broth" as its fourth ingredient! I would recommend Dr. Diana Schwarzbein's books for a more comprehensive (and comprehensible) description of a diet which I *think* Ms. pick was driving at (although Dr.
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I have read this book from cover to cover. It will continue to be an important resource in the future. Already, I am implementing many of her suggestions.

What was fun about this book was deciding whether I was a workhorse, a racehorse, or a flatliner. I definitely decided I was a flatliner, after having been both a racehorse and a workhorse most of my life.

For anyone who has ever suffered fatigue, this book contains the answers. Marcelle Pick is thorough and detailed--just as are all her staff at Women to Women. I cannot recommend this book or Women to Women too highly.

Now at the age of 69, I want to get back some of my youthful energy and with this book's help, I know that I will.
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As someone who has worked high stress, high-wire jobs my entire career, I was interested to hear Marcelle Pick's viewpoint about adrenal fatigue. When I received an advance copy from Hay House as part of their blogger program, I couldn't put it down.

For anyone who is persistently run down, overwhelmed, or frequently suffering from minor illnesses like colds, you may have found your answer. Are You Tired and Wired? is very easy to read. Like Christiane Northrup, Marcelle explains the medical data in detail, and then anchors it with wonderful case studies. It's hard to believe any woman would not find herself, at some point in her life, within the examples.

If you're a slower reader, don't let the "30 day program" reference intimidate you. Each chapter uses short quizzes and tables to identify the key concepts. (Curious how to navigate the herbal supplement aisle at your favorite health food store? Check out "The Herbal Pharmacy: Digestive Issues" table on page 91.) The month may fly by while you're reading each chapter in depth, but these tools will allow you to understand the main themes and start using them immediately.

Chapter 6 provides a detailed adrenal-friendly eating plan, along with many easy recipes. I loved the use of pantry ingredients rather than a lot of specialty items. A small, but meaningful, element I noticed was the portion sizes. What a relief! (Am I the only one that thinks that most online recipe portions are huge?)

The book closes with a fantastic resource and "further reading" section. These lists alone are worth the price of admission.

I'm excited about implementing the ideas Marcelle presents. I'm rubbing my earlobes right now...
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This is not a good self-help book. I have read several books on this subject, and this is definitely the worst - it does not take the legitimate condition of AF (Adrenal Fatigue) seriously. In the first part of the book, she creates three profiles: Racehorse, Workhorse and Flatliner. Then, she goes on to describe many women that the author has treated as an OB/GYN, and how they fit into one of these three profiles. But, she stops there. She doesn't go any further with developing those profiles in any practical application. Then, there is a chapter on supplements - very high-level and nothing anybody with fatigue hasn't already seen. Then, a completely worthless Eating Plan chapter with crappy recipes (what to heck are they doing in this book - she doesn't explain that very well, and if I wanted a cook-book, I would have bought one). Then, chapters on Exercise (ya gotta exercise to feel better, but what if you don't have the energy to exercise. There are stories about women with exercise issues, but lack of practical advice). She also advises that you need sleep and mentions the common sleep aids - absolutely nothing new here), a chapter on Healing Yourself (yes, more examples of fatigued women and advice on getting support), and Emotional Work (very high-level one-paragraph descriptions of common integrative therapies that you already know about, but don't fix the problem), and, more stories about tired women. The book is chock-full of anecdotes of fatigued women. If you like reading about other women who get tired, then you may like this book. But, for practical help, this is not the book. It is a glossy, high-level book that reads more like a novel than a self-help book, that is written by an OB/GYN ... hardly an authority on treating AF.Read more ›
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