Inspired by stunning original research, comprehensive clinical studies, and their successes with thousands of patients, the authors construct a new paradigm for the psychology of health, offering fresh hope for anyone stuck in a self-destructive rut. Integrating principals of evolutionary biology with trailblazing, proactive strategies for wellness, they argue that people who are chronically overweight, sick and ailing, or junk food junkies aren't that way because they're lazy, undisciplined, or stuck with bad genes. The authors reveal that most are victims of a dilemma that harkens back to our prehistoric past-"the Pleasure Trap."
Drs. Lisle and Goldhamer then call upon their clinical experience, scientific investigations, and a recent revoution of understanding in human motivational psychology to provide you with solutions for the challenges of keeping on a healthful course-and how to make the most of your life. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book is very easy to understand and the concepts are easily applied.
This book is about thinking before acting and about rationally understanding the motives of our actions so that we may make better decisions.
This book is largely a good summary of current research and thinking surrounding nutrition and health.
This book was an enjoyable read and provides some insight into the nature of addiction to food, chemicals and drugs. Read morePublished 2 days ago by marla latinakova
Should be required reading in high school. Maybe then these kids would stop eating junk.Published 1 month ago by capecodder
Fascinating info on pain/pleasure maybe even Anthony Robbins left out!
Is one type of diet for all humans from different climates, genes and psychological make ups and... Read more
This book would be much better if it sticked to neural chemistry / plasticity. It has some useful information but it is hard for me to tell what is fact or fiction due to all the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brennan C
A very good teaching, but sometimes too wordy and difficult to read.Published 2 months ago by didusch
I read it rather fast since most of this I believe in anyway. Had I read this when it first came out I might have been more impressed. Now I already knew this information.Published 2 months ago by Nicki Phoenix
I found this book quite readable and interesting, so much so that I'm now reading it a second time two years later. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Atticus Finch