"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
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 CNNs 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 Americas 25 "fattest cities" as ranked by Mens 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. Markhams 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.
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