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Product Details

  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: pxHealth (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979128463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979128462
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #439,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Obesity is an epidemic plaguing America, the rates outright doubling in the past 25 years. The Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer presents the reader with proven 'Mediterranean Diet' - said to prolong life and reduce rates of chronic disease. It is not a diet for bland tastes either, trumping a focus on many things - whole grains, nuts, fruits, fish, wine, and much more. Dr. Steve Parker has nearly a quarter of a century of experience in practicing medicine, and has had a focus on effective weight loss strategies. Enhanced with indexes, bibliographies, quick and easy recipes, and more, The Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer is highly recommended to anyone trying to get themselves into better shape and community library health collections. --Midwest Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Steve Parker, M.D., is a leading medical expert on the Mediterranean diet. He has three decades' experience practicing Internal Medicine and counseling on effective weight-loss strategies. Dr. Parker's other books include "Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet" and "KMD: Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet."

Customer Reviews

This book is full of good information and is easy to follow.
Valerie A. Trucksa
This book doesn't give any bad advice, but doesn't say anything new.
P. H. Warren
Good book for an everlasting lifestyle change in your eating habits.
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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Gus Pappas on January 8, 2008
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The Advanced Mediterranean Diet is a great book and I can not recommend it highly enough for those looking for a change in the way they live their lives. The Advanced Mediterranean Diet is more than just a "diet" book, it provides detailed explanations of human physiology, explains in great detail the impact of different foods on the body. The Mediterranean diet is explained well, and the author does a fantastic job of highlighting the many benefits of it and how it can even reverse the effects of medical conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. The book also puts a heavy emphasis on the importance of exercise, and even gives you a variety of ideas to keep exercising from becoming boring and tedious. On the Dieting side of things, this book offers four different dieting plans based off gender, current weight and activity level, ultimately giving you a diet that will produce results without leaving you starving. On top of all of this, the website for the book is great and offers an opportunity for interaction with the author via Dr. Parker's blog, which is updated regularly. All in all, it seems as if Dr. Parker has gone to great lengths to make The Advanced Mediterranean Diet a refection of his passion for making healthy living in our hustle bustle world both easily manageable and enjoyable. Once again I cannot recommend this book enough!!! Kudos, Dr. Parker!
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By K. A. Rokavec, MD on October 26, 2008
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As someone who has always struggled with weight, I am always looking for books on healthy eating plans that are based on facts and scientific studies. As a physician, I am also looking for books that I can recommend to my patients, no matter how much weight they want to lose or what other health problems they have. "The Advanced Mediterranean Diet" not only gave me a diet plan, it helped me to really understand how diet can help prevent and treat many diseases, even cancer - things I never learned in medical school! It is written in language everyone can understand and contains stories of real people who have been helped by the plan.

It also contains information on diet pills and bariatric surgery pros/cons, the importance of excercise, food choices and recipes that follow the plan (the Santa Fe soup is fantastic!).

I highly recommend this book as a comprehensive plan for everyone, no gimmicks or fad diets. This is a great plan for life!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hilary K. Nelsen on February 3, 2010
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I first found Dr. Parker on the internet. I really liked his website, so I bought the book. Everything he talks about in the general sense of dieting is great. He talks in a common sense way that pulls the information you have heard about how to lose weight into an easy read. After all that, I'm still not sure where the Mediterranean way of eating comes into play. Not much in the way of recepies
to work with. I did like the recommended reading in the back that will probably lead me to the menus I want.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth J. Dillon on February 16, 2009
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Without a trace of hype, Dr. Parker combines clinical experience, knowledge of the scientific literature, and a down-to-earth approach to convey his very sensible dietary prescriptions to the average reader. He inserts handy thumbnail sketches of physiology and nutritional science, explains the health benefits and precautions, and includes chapters on anti-obesity drugs, bariatric surgery, and the special concerns of diabetics. Far from being a martinet, Dr. Parker shows great flexibility in the application of his earnestly argued diet. If you deviate from his diet, he is quick to understand and gently nudge you back onto the right path. To ensure that you are in charge, he gives you a dozen options in each of the food groups, then provides some simple, practical recipes for putting them together. He also explains in some detail how you can best go about getting exercise. And, most disarmingly, he levels with you about his own weaknesses regarding food while showing sympathy for yours. All this within the framework of the Mediterranean Diet, the proven best way to maintain weight--or perhaps to lose it permanently, if you follow Dr. Parker's guidance. I rate this as one of the best of the diet books.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joel & Michelle Gates on June 2, 2008
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I enjoyed this book a great deal. It has some tangible benefits over other diet books. One thing I liked is that it provides the scientific background for every piece of the plan so you can judge for yourself the basis of the diet. I especially appreciate that the diet does promise results, but does not over-promise. No false promises.
The book advocates physical fitness, which I feel is essential. Most importantly though, the diet plan is customizable and can be followed long-term. Many "fad diets" fail because of the lack of variety. This diet is designed to be lived long term.
The food recommendations are very healthy and will be recognized by readers of Men's Health as powerfoods so I feel very good recommending this book to anyone looking for a healthier way to eat!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jlw on February 12, 2013
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Now that I have the time to cook, I do enjoy doing so. In this cookbook one can always find an interesting, enjoyable and healthy meal.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Terence J. Dalton on March 22, 2013
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This is a great book which I will be using as I transition from an Atkins diet which my doctor does not like to use long term. It is very readable with most of the data which I require in order to change over.
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More About the Author

Dr. Parker is a leading medical expert on the Mediterranean diet.

After completing medical training, he entered the private practice of office-based internal medicine in Austin, TX, then Pensacola, FL. For 17 years, Dr. Parker worked in medical clinics, including three practices he started from scratch. During that span he also co-founded an osteoporosis center.

Since 2001, Dr. Parker has been working as a hospitalist in the Phoenix, AZ, metropolitan area, diagnosing and treating adult patients in the hospital only.

His award-winning first book,"The Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer," was published in late 2007. Since then, he has been an active blogger at the Advanced Mediterranean Diet Blog. The second edition of "The Advanced Mediterranean Diet" was released in 2012.

In 2009, Dr. Parker founded the Diabetic Mediterranean Diet Blog as part of a comprehensive adaptation of the healthy Mediterranean diet for people with type 2 diabetes. The first fruit of this labor was the Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet, a very-low-carbohydrate weight-loss plan applicable to people with or without diabetes. The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet (for diabetics and prediabetics) was released in 2010. Both diets are available free at the Diabetic Mediterranean Diet Blog.

Dr. Parker's second book is "Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet," published in 2011. His latest is "KMD: Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet."

His current research interest is application of the Paleolithic diet (aka Stone Age or caveman diet) as a treatment for diabetes.

Dr. Parker's professional goals are to expand the reach of his medical expertise far beyond the narrow confines of the hospital patient's room, and to enhance lives by preventing disease, improving health, and increasing longevity via healthy lifestyle education.

[You may contact Dr. Parker at his email address: steveparkermd@gmail.com. Due to the volume of mail received, he may not be able to respond personally to each.]
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