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Americans seem to be suffering an epidemic of chronic fatigue. Some of this can be attributed simply to lack of sleep, particularly in the Eastern time zone, where 11 p.m. is the end of prime-time television. Also highly suspect are the many additives in much of the food we eat and toxins in the air we breathe. Lipman—founder and director of New York's Eleven Eleven Wellness Center, whose patients include Kyra Sedgwick and David Letterman—here presents a six-week program to detoxify, change eating habits, work daily exercise into one's schedule, and support those who are trying to clean up our environments. Similar in scope to Woodson Merrell's The Source (forthcoming in October 2008), Lipman's book includes notes on the studies he cites, which improves his credibility. Rather than a separate cleansing regimen, Lipman incorporates his detoxification into the complete program, recommending a gradual removal of various foods as well as the addition of yoga stretches and movements. Buy either of these two excellent titles.—Susan B. Hagloch, formerly with Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH
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"Spent is a gold mine of life-enhancing, energy-restoring health wisdom -- all presented in easy-to-follow bite-sized pieces that go down easily. Following the instructions in this book will change your life!" -- Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"When you're running on empty, the first step can be the hardest. In Spent, Dr. Lipman provides 42 options to jump-start your body and keep it cruising."-- Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., professor and vice chair of Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller YOU: The Owner's Manual

"Depleted, depressed, and dog tired, millions search in the wrong places to find restoration, renewal, and replenishment. You need look no further than Dr. Lipman's groundbreaking solution-oriented program for rebuilding your energy and restoring your body and soul. Spent is a science-based guide to unparalleled wellness. Buy it, use it and you will feel rich, not Spent."-- Mark Hyman, M.D., author of the New York Times bestselling UltraMetabolism and The UltraSimple Diet

"We all look to go away to rejuvenate, but the key is how to live in chaos and find the calm. Frank Lipman's Spent is a bible for how to heal and thrive in the midst of it all."-- Donna Karan

"Can we really expect to think and act skillfully with peace and joy while trying to be everything and do it all? No. Spent is a wake-up call and a guide for changing this disastrous direction of living, showing us how to turn our overwhelmed and exhausted bodies and minds into healthy, energized, and thriving selves." -- Rodney Yee, author of Yoga: The Poetry of the Body and Moving Toward Balance

"Frank Lipman has been our trusted friend and doctor for more than fifteen years. Time and time again, Frank has helped us to restore our bodies to their natural rhythms and health. Spent is his detailed, engaging, and inspiring road map for how to heal your body and sustain your energy for life!"-- Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon

"If you need more vitality and vigor -- and who doesn't? -- Spent is the book for you. This practical guidebook has been crafted and field-tested by Dr. Frank Lipman, one of America's geniuses in helping people renew and balance their lives. Trust it, believe it, use it."-- Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words and The Power of Premonitions --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (December 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781439195826
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439195826
  • ASIN: 143919582X
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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137 of 153 people found the following review helpful By Girl for Animal Liberation on May 21, 2009
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When I purchased Dr. Lipman's book I thought, "Finally! I can put an end to my chronic 'spent' feeling." However, a few chapters into the book, I quickly realized I have already been doing/practicing what Dr. Lipman outlines in his book. I have the tools and the knowledge base - reading Dr. Lipman's book was like taking a refresher course. Perhaps this is due to the fact that I have always had an interest in health/nutrition. At home, I have a whole library of books about the very topics Dr. Lipman outlines in his book, such as eliminating dairy and wheat/gluten from one's diet. I also agree with the reviewer who wrote that the website is a disappointment and a vehicle by which Dr. Lipman can sell supplements. Do not waste your time on the website unless you want to shell out lots of money for supplements you could find on your own at a local health food store.

If you live under a rock and have absolutely no clue about how to eat healthy or how different foods affect your body, then by all means buy this book but if you already have a strong working knowledge of how to eat and care for you body so that it is operating at its optimum, then save your money.

In closing, I did find Dr. Lipman's recipes, especially those for the protein smoothies to be outstanding. He recommends putting avocado in your smoothie (in place of a banana). My initial reaction was skepticism, but I tried it and it is fantastic! It made my protein smoothies creamy and delicious. I made copies of all the recipes in the book and placed them into my recipe binder at home because I do feel they are worth keeping; however, I am going to try and sell the book as I do not see the need to hang on to it.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By J. Durham on April 22, 2010
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This is a very good book for those that are truly tired all the time. It has common sense, but sometimes unknown ideas for you to try. Exp: I did not know that turning on the light to go to the restroom at night stops melatonin so you wake up for the rest of the night. Who knew? Ever since I stopped doing that I have slept WAY more soundly and getting up does not turn into an hour plus long battle to go back to bed. Therefore, I feel better and more rested. There are many of these type of suggestions. I also love the shakes! I make up my own recipes and it feels great. I have not felt this alive in a long time!

However, to do ALL of this program would be VERY extreme. It would cost thousands of dollars in equipment, food, supplements, etc... It is very low pressure and he even says if it does not sound like you, then don't do it. I would recommend getting the book and gleaning what works for you and ignoring the rest. Almost anyone can get something very useful out of this book, even if you don't do all of it or you implement it slowly.

Good luck in feeling better! I have been there where you are. I hope this book helps you like it helped me.
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65 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Gloria Appel on January 31, 2009
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I couldn't figure out what was wrong. I'd always been a person with a great deal of energy, could multi-task like crazy, and didn't need much sleep. My kids called me "battery pack." Then, all of a sudden, I began to feel exhausted, could hardly stay awake while reading or at a movie. I developed all sorts of physical symptoms I had never had....backaches, anxiety, and as much as I tried to lose weight despite exercising and dieting, it just wasn't happening. I asked myself "am I getting old and is this what it feels like?" I decided there had to be a way to address how I was feeling, and it wasn't with pills. I bought Dr. Frank Lipman's book Spent which I found to be straight forward, and very user friendly...not daunting. The book is written as if Dr. Lipman were talking to me one on one. He described exactly how I was feeling, truly Spent. I read the book and began a journey to heal myself, which was not overly complicated and was a step-by-step approach I could follow. I began feeling better, respecting my body's rhythm. I began to nourish myself, physically and spiritually, and even got back into yoga. I'm sleeping better, eating better, enjoying friends and family and finding more time for laughter. And yes, some of the unwanted pounds have come off. No, I am not getting older, I am becoming more and more alive.
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49 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Nikki Rood on April 15, 2009
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If you could do only one simple thing to better the lives of yourself, your children and your loved ones, I would suggest that you buy this book, today! Spent is a wise and easy-to-read book that will live on your night table for evening reading, sit on your coffee table for friends and family to benefit from and will take a place on your bookshelf as one of the most important resources you've ever come across - if you are serious about achieving wellness and quality of life. My golden rule for following advice is to make sure it stems from a place of absolute authenticity. Dr. Lipman appears to be an M.D. with an enormously diverse background in all forms of the healing arts, a doc on the cutting edge of health-care, rather than disease-care. I have benefited enormously in just a short period of time from the down-to-earth wisdom of Spent. After years of receiving confusing and fear-based diagnoses and endless invasive procedures from other physicians (who are well-intended, but who operate from an old, out-dated paradigm of how medicine is practiced), I am grateful and uplifted to have come across an approach that is both scientifically-based and heart-based. And fun! If you like to dance, make sure you get the Spent CD as well - the rhythms are amazing for getting your body back into its natural groove. Anyway, if you hope for change and dare to make it happen, this is the book to read. Feeling well and being happy is our collective birthright. This book will help you reclaim your health and wholeness. In my opinion, it should be required reading in our children's schools, medical schools and available in your local library. Here in Miami, we are starting a movement to make that happen.
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