In her book, Dr. Ebel focuses on lifestyle changes that can make a big difference in thwarting the effects of aging. Much of her material focuses on how age alters our bodies, with an emphasis on life after fifty. She does a good job of communicating medical information in layman's terms, and she makes good points about why people should abandon unhealthy habits before they cause irreversible harm.
Her chapters focus not only on aspects of physical health, like diet, exercise, and the dangers of smoking, but also on the importance of mental and spiritual health. At the end of each chapter, she makes practical suggestions on how one can make simple adjustments to start down the path of healthier living. Her tone is cheerful and encouraging - sort of like a motivational speaker - and mostly avoids finger wagging.
I believe the book is a good resource for a person who is nearing that fiftieth birthday and wondering how to start a healthier living plan. As Dr. Ebel points out, taking care of both the physical and spiritual components of our health are necessary to make life after fifty more enjoyable."
Steve Cooper, M.D.
From the Author
This is a practical book for healthy living advice & problems after fifty without fad diets or quick fix solutions. Doctor Barbara is also a fiction author, sprinkling credible medicine into the background of her plots. Her characters and plots take center stage. Visit her website at barbaraebel.weebly.com.
Her novels are:
Operation Neurosurgeon (A Dr. Danny Tilson Novel)
Silent Fear: a Medical Mystery (A Dr. Danny Tilson Novel)
Collateral Circulation: a Medical Mystery (A Dr. Danny Tilson Novel)
Outcome, a Novel
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Chester the Chesapeake Book One, Chester the Chesapeake Book Two: Summertime, and Chester the Chesapeake Book Three: Wintertime. All three books are bundled together in The Chester the Chesapeake Trilogy (The Chester the Chesapeake Series).