When I was nine years old, I was the sickest I could ever remember: horrible sore throat, feverish, sick to my stomach. I felt like my body had been buried in the back of a garbage truck and obliterated into a crumble of mush. Soon after I came down with the symptoms, the family doctor gave me a shot. Within hours, I felt better. I felt good. I felt like myself.
I know that I was only nine, but I can tell you very clearly that this was the moment I knew I wanted to be doctor. My little self said, “If I could help people feel better and make sick people healthy, wow, that’s what I want to do!” And I’ve never strayed from that goal: helping people get healthy to live life to its fullest.
And that’s what my newest book, This Is Your Do-Over is about: helping you lose weight, live your passion, thrive in your relationships, and jump into life with energy and vitality – not just for more years, but for younger and fuller ones.
I’ll take you through a mixture of information, strategies, inspirational stories, and hard data to give you all the essentials for taking control of your body and your health – no matter your genes, past health mistakes, or the number of times you've tried to tackle your health and failed.
It’s time to forgive yourself. Living a vital life starts now: This Is Your Do-Over.
MICHAEL F. ROIZEN, M.D., is the four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author and co-founder and originator of the popular RealAge.com website. He is board-certified in anesthesiology and internal medicine, and is Chief Wellness Officer and chair of the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, as well as Chief Medical Consultant to The Dr. Oz Show. He currently lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.