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Prime-Time Health: A Scientifically Proven Plan for Feeling Young and Living Longer Hardcover – January 6, 2010
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Baby- and child-care experts, the Searses present a healthy aging book for their patients' parents and grandparents, featuring an eight-week self-care nutrition and exercise plan to achieve and maintain optimum health. Now a 12-year survivor of colon cancer, Bill Sears restored himself after surgery and treatment by researching, developing and implementing the LEAN (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition) regimen around which this book is centered. Part I helps readers understand how the body changes with age; part II addresses how to have healthy heart, brain, gut, senses, breathing, bones and joints, and skin. Part III covers the importance of weight loss and better nutrition via sixteen superfoods rich in anti-oxidants and Omega 3s; part IV offers the science behind and guidance for quelling inflammation that leads to heart disease and cancer. and part V discusses fitness. Finally, part VI puts it all together in the personal Prime-Time Plan with self-tests and list-making exercises. Amusing, encouraging, and easy-to-remember prescriptive mnemonics and slogans appear in text, boxes, sidebars, and illustrations to enliven a lucid, personal and professional narrative. Sears provides what similar books often lack—an honest and trusted voice plus the latest medical science in a comprehensive, accessible program that is hard to resist. (Jan.)
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"A great book that covers the waterfront of healthy aging: what to eat, what to do, and, above all, how to live." (Henry Lodge, MD, coauthor of Younger Next Year)
"A very important and exciting book. Its strength is in its simplicity. I recommend it without any reservation whatsoever." (Stephen T. Sinatra, MD, FACC, CNS, author of The Sinatra Solution)
"Chock full of things you can actually do to improve your health. Dr. Sears's new book gives so many insights and is presented in an easy and accessible way." (Mark Liponis, MD, coauthor of Ultraprevention and author of Ultralongevity)
"Prime-Time Health is a classic. It is not just a health book; it is a compelling and captivating portal to success, happiness, and the hope that life is wondrous and limitless when you are healthy and fit." (Vincent Fortanasce, MD, author of The Anti-Alzheimer Prescription)
"In his usual science-made-simple style, Dr. Sears shows how your body can make its own internal medicines to act like a fountain of youth. I enjoyed reading Prime-Time Health from cover to cover. I recommend you read it, and then do it." (Dr. Louis J. Ignarro, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and author of No More Heart Disease)
"Amusing, encouraging, and easy-to-remember prescriptive mnemonics and slogans enliven a lucid, personal and professional narrative. Sears provides what similar books often lack-an honest and trusted voice plus the latest medical science in a comprehensive, accessible program that is hard to resist." (Publishers Weekly)
"A distillation of common-sense advice mixed with more surprising, age-specific mandates all designed to promote longevity and a healthy later life." (Vogue)
"The book breaks everything down into quick, manageable bites that are easy to swallow and follow, and it's full of good, hearty advice." (Washington Examiner)
Top customer reviews
This book covers anything from Heart Disease, to reversing bone loss, to losing weight and staying fit. Topics are endless and easily understood. Prime-Time Health explores new thinking and old thinking of Health today. Dr. Sears also provides an "8-week healthy-aging" program that will help you boost your health and energy. Today everyone wants to feel younger and live longer and Dr.Sears tells you just how to do that. Dr. Sears implements the "LEAN" (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition) method which this book goes by. With this book you will have a better understanding of where fat comes from, and how to get rid of it, how blood pressure and blood sugars work, and how to prevent diseases. Whether you're 5 or 70, there's enough information for all the age groups. Reduce your stress and sharpen your thinking with these great tips.
Work your gut and build your bones, the descriptive images and explanations let you do just that. You don't have to worry about terminology as this book is simple to understand by everyone. Publishers' Weekly states "Prime-Time Health" is "Amusing, encouraging, and easy-to-remember prescriptive mnemonics and slogans enliven a lucid, personal and professional narrative. Sears provides what similar books often lack-an honest and trusted voice plus the latest medical science in a comprehensive, accessible program that is hard to resist
Best of all, you can't lose by following the advice given. If you eat "real food" and improve your body chemistry, resulting in a better future for your heart and digestion, you are likely to lose weight. Everything in the book seems interrelated in this way, exercise, diet, sleep, etc., etc. If dieting is your goal and you have a week where the numbers don't go down on the scale, you still feel OK knowing that you helped yourself in a variety of meaningful ways through the lifestyle changes. I've been slowly and steadily losing weight, slightly less than a pound a week, but I feel better every week, almost every day. The book shifted the emphasis for me from the bathroom scale as an exclusive measure of how I'm doing to a much broader view of health, though there is plenty of motivation to get rid of extra weight, especially around the belly. The writing would be extraordinarily good for those lucky people who are at their ideal weight as well. The writing is particularly good for its targeted people 60 and above, but I personally feel it is a gold mine for everyone!