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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Reprint edition (December 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414368178
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414368177
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. James L. Marcum is a board-certified behavioral cardiologist with a thriving practice at the prestigious Chattanooga Heart Institute. USA Today’s Qforma database named him one of the nation’s most influential physicians. He and Charles Mills cohost Heartwise, a call-in radio program that airs on more than five hundred radio stations around the globe. In addition to hosting the Bible Rx and Heart of Health television programs, Dr. Marcum is an in-demand speaker who specializes in boldly treading on health-care topics normally overlooked in the highly marketed and profitable field of health care. Married with two children, Dr. Marcum lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and enjoys music, sports, and outdoor activities. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Dr. James L. Marcum is a practicing, board certified cardiologist with the Chattanooga Heart Institute. He is speaker/director of HeartWise Ministries, heartwiseministries.org, which is dedicated to truth in Medicine.

The radio program HeartWise is heard worldwide. The new television program "Heart of Health LIVE" will be introduced this summer and will answer questions live with leading doctors. The new program Ultimate Prescription can be seen starting in May on the Three Angels Broadcasting Network. Dr. Marcum presents seminars focusing on Biblical technology nationwide.

There is a place for modern medicine and a healthy lifestyle, but it is the relationship with the Creator which leads to truth, love, and healing.

Customer Reviews

This book was down to the point, very informative and easy to understand.
Ana Campos
I recommend this book to everyone to read because there is some information here that we don't find anywhere else.
Kitty
He shares lifestyle information and choices one can make which actually aide in improving one's health.
J. M. Houston

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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Books and Chocolate TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
I found this to be a helpful book for common sense advice on getting healthier from a Christian perspective. It's often hard to sift through all the information about what is good or bad for health, what supplements to take, what foods to eat, etc., because the information seems to change on a daily basis. The author is a cardiologist and approaches the book from the perspective of what he does as a doctor and what he has seen work for his own patients. He addresses not only the physical side of health (diet, weight loss, exercise, etc.) but also the emotional and spiritual importance to well-being.

The fact is, according to Marcum, much of our decline in health is due to lifestyle changes in recent decades that have made us more sedentary while increasing stress levels, and simply overeating on a daily basis and ususally on foods with ingredients that our bodies were never meant to digest. In other words, some technology hasn't helped us but instead has enabled this unhealthy lifestyle.

But there is hope. Marcum outlines a simple plan based on the days of creation in scripture including a day of rest (Sabbath), eating a more plant-based diet, drinking water instead of other drinks, being physically active, focusing on positive relationships, and dealing with stress more effectively. He also outlines in layman's terms how modern medical technology can help diagnose and treat health issues such as heart disease, and points out that while some medication is helpful, it doesn't replace making lifestyle changes that can actually reverse some diseases.

I think this is a helpful book for anyone who wants a better understanding of what is really going on in the body when we live according to God's plan for health versus that of the modern world.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By medical evangelist on June 30, 2012
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This is a must-read for anyone who wants to feel what is like to live the ultimate life. Treating symptoms with a bandaid (conventional medicine) or target the DISEASE directly with the Ultimate Prescription requires following the owners manual given to us at creation.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kristi Techau on January 7, 2013
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This book is excellent! SO MANY great tips on how to live a healthy life! I never knew just plain water and taking deep breaths could do so many excellent things for our bodies!! Too much to write in a review...A must read!
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Holly VINE VOICE on February 6, 2012
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Oh, my gosh. Somebody call the American Medical Association. Here is a doctor, a cardiologist, who is openly advocating a lifestyle based on the Commandments of God? Quick somebody lock this guy up. At least, take away his license to practice so that he cannot spew anymore of his hateful, non-scientific, bigoted rhetoric into the lives of humble, quiet and happy people who are just waiting to die at the end of a prescription.

In case you cannot tell, I feel a little strongly about this book. As a practicing physician myself, I get to see the damage done every day by medications. It is absolute truth to tell you that I have some patients come into my office who are taking upwards of 20+ medications per day, and they seem to be hating life. Dr. Markham obviously feels secure enough in his position that he can be honest about what he thinks. That might not sound particularly daring, except that I can tell you that we routinely have patients referred to our office for a therapy modality that we perform, because the medical doctor who is referring them cannot perform it himself for fear of "losing his credibility".

In The Ultimate Prescription, Dr. Markham not only outlines a way to live, but the reasons behind it, and he makes no apology for the fact that his spiritual beliefs match up with those that science is now beginning to become aware of.

Do not read this book if you are happy living a drug filled, pain filled mundane existence. Put it back on the shelf, and go take your Prozac. However, if you want to learn what health is actually about, and how happiness can only be achieved by living in harmony with what you are, and what you were created to be, then read this book. It will change your life.

Thanks to Tyndale House for the opportunity for my husband, the doctor, to review this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By melissa on January 7, 2012
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Dr. James L. Marcum's book `The Ultimate Prescription' has caused me to re-think nearly everything I've ever learned about proper nutrition. As a behavioral cardiologist, Dr. Marcum probes the subject of how our habits, both personal and related to food affect the health of our hearts and our entire bodies.

I feel overwhelmed, but figure baby-steps are wise in any healthy (yet radical) endeavor. Dr. Marcum teaches that the diet given `in the beginning' with plant-based foods as being God's ultimate food for His people. He also talks about how other stresses in our lives, whether they're rooted in work, sleep-deprivation, or worry, can cause us to live way beneath our potential. In addition, the book explains how big businesses have fooled us into trusting in the safety of certain foods for their own profits, yet not supporting the health of their consumers.

After reading this, I'm challenged to begin making small, but effective changes in our own food-buying, and it will be interesting to see if I meet with enthusiasm or reluctance. While Dr. Marcum encourages a vegan approach to healthy eating, I would find it difficult, if not impossible to make that sort of sweeping adjustment. Personally I believe that the Lord gave us animals as well as plants for food, so for that reason, my feelings are mixed about Marcum's book. But still, his ideas are all for the patient's good, so it would be wise to add even a bit of his teaching to our own eating habits.

(i received this book free to review from tyndale publishers)
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