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Beyond Atkins: A Healthier, More Balanced Approach to a Low Carbohydrate Way of Eating Paperback – January 4, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; Reprint edition (January 4, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416503552
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416503552
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,738,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"America's answer to our obesity and health crisis -- the most balanced and sensible approach to health I've seen."
Larry King, host of CNN's Larry King Live

"Dr. Doug has created the perfect healthy balance between Atkins and [the] Zone diet. His system helped me lose weight and increase my energy levels dramatically!"
Jack Canfield, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Soul series

About the Author

Dr. Douglas Markham is the author of Beyond Atkins: A Healthier More Balanced Approach to a Low Carbohydrate Way of Eating. He maintains a clinical practice in Thousand Oaks, California, where he specializes in nutritional counseling and weight loss.

Dr. Markham is also the founder of TotalHealthDoc.com, an online weight loss and wellness management program. The Total Health program inspires and empowers individuals to achieve optimum health and wellness by combining a protein-rich, favorable-carbohydrate way of eating with regular physical exercise, intellectual development, and spiritual growth. Thousands of individuals have participated in the Total Health program, with many of them -- according to their physicians -- no longer needing prescription medications for diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and adult-onset diabetes.

Dr. Markham lectures nationwide on how to use everyday foods and exercise to achieve permanent weight loss. He is the author of many articles and columns published in consumer health magazines and professional journals, and has appeared on a number of television and radio programs. He has consulted to corporate CEOs and human resources professionals, school districts, library superintendents, community organizations, policymakers, physicians, and Hollywood celebrities.

He appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live where he announced plans to depart on his HEALTH Across America Tour, part of a national public education campaign on the prevention of obesity-related diseases. This tour will eventually take him to America’s 25 "fattest cities" as ranked by Men’s Fitness magazine. He also appeared with one of his most famous patients, veteran television actor John Schneider, who spoke publicly for the first time about his longtime struggle with childhood obesity. He attributed his recovery to an eating plan which mirrored the principles of Total Health. Today, he uses the Total Health plan to keep his weight in a healthy range.

In the months following the broadcast, Dr. Markham began working with Larry King on gaining control over his adult-onset diabetes. As a result he has lost weight, reduced his blood sugar lowering medications and is on his way to getting off of them completely. He also graciously agreed to write the foreword for Dr. Markham’s new book Beyond Atkins.

Dr. Markham received his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1984 from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He currently resides in Westlake Village, California with his wife, Andrea. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Carol A. Sutton on June 16, 2004
Format: Paperback
You are constantly referred to his website [...] to obtain what brand names of vitamins, minerals, food, etc. that he recommends. Once you get there it is just 3 products and his own version of vitamins and minerals
; plus the expense of becoming a member, but for what? A few coupons on products he refuses to mention?
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Health food junkie on October 28, 2004
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When you take away the silly little stories about how grw up and take away the information that is on the Internet, all you have are horrible recipes and a sales pitch for his website and his bungee -the same thing you can buy anywhere for a few dollars.

Markham never explains how a chiropractor is qualified to be a diet expert - he claims he knows everything, but how credible is any of this?

There are books out there that are written by real doctors that are really trained in these things. Look at the Atkins books or South Beach. Or if you want philosophy, there is Dr. Phil.

I just can't find anything good to say about this book edxcept that it is short,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 5, 2013
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When I retired from a stress-filled career as a newspaper reporter, my blood pressure and cholesterol were sky high and I was 40 pounds overweight. My doctor wanted to put me on medication, but I chose to follow Dr. Markham's recommendations and began walking and doing yoga. Let me preface the result with the confession that I have tried all the diets out there -- weight watchers, atkins, south beach etc. with some temporary success. But the weight always came back. Beyond Atkins is not a diet, it's a way of eating for life. I have lost the 40 pounds plus, my blood pressure and cholesterol are normal and the only medication I take now is thyroid (which I have been taking for 30 years). And I have kept the weight off for 8 years.
In addition, my daughter who is in her 40s saw my results and began eating like I did and has lost 100 pounds and has kept it off for four years. We are both healthier and happier that we have been in years.
This is a very easy eating plan to live with. Go out for dinner? Sure. Have pizza? Why not. Just go right back to the plan the next day and stay there. Weigh every day or once a week and monitor your gains, then adjust your food choices to lose the pound or two you may have gained.
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By LakeConroeGrandpa on February 14, 2011
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I lost 60 pounds, lowered my body fat percentage to around 20%, and lowered my cholesterol by 70 points (272 to 202) while following Dr. Markham's diet and exercise recommendations at age 60. I know it worked for me! My heart doctor thought it was legitimate also. I am now 64 and my weight is still under control; I attribute that to fanatically watching my carb intake. BTW, watch out for the low fat items in the stores ... they usually have a lot more carbs than the regular item of the same product.
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15 of 23 people found the following review helpful By aroura on February 21, 2004
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I've had a weight problem since I was a kid and have looked at all the new books. Only Dr. Markham seems to have been adressing all of the wellness issues for years. Most of the books are written by people with no real background or experience at all, never having dealth with real overweight patients, just jumping on the diet book craze to make some fast money whether they really knew anything about exercise and diet. Some writers had one or another, some had none, but only Dr. Markham seems to have done it all.
This is the first book I've seen that really covers everything. I only started on the program a week and a half ago, but I've lost 4 pounds easily. The exercise plan looks easy enough. I haven't seen Dr. Markam's bungee unit in any local store so I guess I'll order it from his site, Cheap enough and I don't have to drive in lousy winter weather to a gym.
The only thing that I would change is some more recipes. But since he has a bunch of easy looking ones on his website I'll still give the book 5 stars.
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