From Publishers Weekly
A bestseller in Shinya's native Japan, where it was published in 2005, this title introduces his theory of a "source enzyme" to American readers. Shinya came to New York in 1963 as a medical resident and later pioneered the use of a colonoscope to remove polyps from the colon without abdominal incisions. Now a professor of surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and head of the Endoscopic Center of Beth Israel Hospital in New York, he runs private clinics in New York and Japan. Here, he identifies a precursor enzyme that the body converts to specific types of enzymes as they are needed to support, maintain or repair the body and its functions. Shinya broadly discusses how enzymes work and are exhausted by poor lifestyle habits, medications, environmental pollution, electromagnetic waves and daily stress, and provides simple directives for holistically accessing the power of enzymes, including supplements. Myriad observations from his years of practice include that humans should not eat meat from animals with a higher body temperature than their own; the strength of Americans' digestive systems contributes to illness and obesity; drinking pasteurized milk from cows is lethal to the body; and anticancer drugs do not cure cancer. The real message of Shinya's book is that lifestyle is essential to health. To help readers develop one in tune with nature, he describes his own ascetic daily routine. While some readers may find Shinya's ideas unusual, others may welcome his unorthodox approach.
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Translated into English for the first time is the book that has takenJapan by storm, selling 100,000 copies every month for the past year.In Your Bodys Miracle Enzyme, Dr. Hiromi Shinya presents hisresearch, grounded in his 45 years of medical practice in the UnitedStates and Japan. This research supports the idea of a miracle enzymeout of which all the enzymes the body needs are produced. He suggests cancerand other diseases occur when this key enzyme is depleted and cannot properlydo its job. In this book he clearly shows how what we eat affects that key.Dr. Shinyas science is clearly explained and easy to understand. The suggestionsfor diet and lifestyle based on this science are simple and easy to follow. Eventhose who think they know everything about how to eat right will be surprisedwhen they discover what is really healthy.This simple health regime has led hundreds of his patients, many suffering fromcancer and other life-threatening diseases, to perfect health.Inside Your Bodys Miracle Enzyme you will discover: How to look younger and delay aging How to live strengthen your bodys natural defenses. Why there has been no relapse of cancer when patients follow theShinya Diet & Health Regimen. How to become a healthy 100 year old Misconceptions with many dietary trends What your intestinal traits can teach you about your health Why drinking milk will cause osteoporosis How your body will become oxidized if you eat oxidized foods Why eating the meat of animals that have a higher bodytemperature than humans pollutes the blood The inseparable relationship between the human body andthe land How love activates the immune systemThis is a new, important and affordable approach to health care in Americaby the worlds leading gastroenterologist, and inventor of colonoscopicsurgery, who has spent his life in empirical research on the subject ofhuman digestion. If we follow Dr. Shinyas health prescription we will loseweight, be fit, save money and enjoy a long and healthy life.Dr. Shinya has treated many political leaders and celebrities in both the USA andJapan. He criticizes much of modern medicine as too specialized, losing touchwith the body as a whole system. He calls all medications poison which shouldbe used only for a short time. He says medical technology has been advancingwhile true health care is falling into expensive disarray.Dr. Shinya shows why so many Americans are overweight and why our attemptsto lose weight are literally killing us. For instance, low carbohydrate, high proteindiets will tend to give you stomach and color cancer. Yogurts that are supposedto relieve constipation will cause more of it in the long run. Dairy can also causearthritis, osteoporosis, and allergies.This book reveals how many chronic health problems, often attributed to agingor heredity, can be cured by what you eat, when you eat, and how you eat.