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Winner of the World Best Mediterranean Cuisine Book – the Dun Gifford Prize – in the Gourmand Best in World awards, also the National Best Diet Book in the ‘for the public’ category.
“History, culture, tradition and science: the secrets of olive oil, the most important contributing dietary factor for better health and longevity of the Mediterranean diet. You will find everything inside this enjoyable book, which will surpass all expectations” – Professor Francesco Sofi, Professor of Food Science and Clinical Nutrition, University of Florence
“I can’t help but think that if all of the world’s leaders were to read this book and promote the implementation of its recommendations, we would see a lot less premature death and morbidity. Our population would shrink in girth. Diabetes and hypertension would be relegated to the genetically less fortunate.” – Dr Melissa Shirley Walton MD, Cardiologist Medscape)

Is it true that two tablespoons of olive oil a day can halve your risk of heart disease and help sustain weight loss?
Can olive oil kill cancer cells, fight Alzheimer’s Disease, revive a failing heart and even turn off bad genes?

The Olive Oil Diet takes an authoritative look at the science behind the headlines. Recent studies have shown that a Mediterranean diet based around olive oil can significantly improve health, well-being and vitality and maintain a healthy weight.

All olive oils are not the same, however. This book also explores the effects of diverse varieties of olives, growing techniques and oil-production methods on the health-giving properties – and flavour – of different oils. With over 100 delicious recipes, it points the way to those extra virgin oils and food combinations that are likely to do you the most good.

This fascinating journey to the heart of the Mediterranean reveals the extraordinary health secrets of nature’s original superfood.

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If you are a primary care doctor, buy this book and keep it readily available in your clinic. It will become very dog-eared in short order.

If you are an allied health care provider who works with patients that have chronic conditions, but you and your co-workers aren’t knowledgeable about exercise in chronic disease, then you too should buy this book.

If you are a clinical exercise physiologist, a physical therapist, or studying to become an exercise professional who works with people that have a chronic disease or disability, you certainly need this book.

If you already have an earlier edition, take a close look at this one because it is more than a sim-ple “update”. Rather, it is a substantial re-writing designed to help forge your profession in to-morrow’s health care environment.

Abundant epidemiological and clinical trial data prove that physical inactivity and lack of physi-cal fitness are strong, independent risk factors for many chronic conditions, for disability, and for all-cause mortality (notably from cardiovascular disease and cancer). Exercise programs and regular physical activity are known to:

Counteract metabolic states that cause cardiovascular disease,
• Reduce disability,
• Improve quality of life,
• Help maintain physical independence,
• Help maintain cognitive ability,
• Delay loss of independence, and
• In some circumstances, increase longevity.

These are the issues that patients with chronic conditions and their families really care about – maintaining the vitality, physical functioning and independence that they sense is slipping away.

The evidence for the role of exercise in maintaining health, well-being and the physical function-ing required to maintain independent living is overwhelming. While not all of these outcomes can be realized for all conditions discussed in this book, no other single health prescription has the potential to achieve all of these benefits. Medical schools and post-graduate training of phy-sicians across the globe must begin to address exercise in the contemporary training of physicians, and health care systems must begin to incorporate exercise into chronic care management. If that describes a health care system you want to create, there is no other resource so thoroughly focused on helping you achieve that transformation.

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TURBO METABOLISM: 8 Weeks to a New You: Preventing and Reversing Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Disease, and Other Metabolic Diseases by Treating the Causes by Pankaj Vij, MD, FACP.

“In this concise and lively book, Dr. Vij distills a mass of medical research into a simple twelve-step program for better health. Avoiding fads and gimmicks, Dr. Vij provides practical advice, case studies of ordinary people, and brief sections that debunk common medical myths. Above all, Dr. Vij reminds readers that good health is based not on deprivation or sacrifice, but rather a new way of life that will bring us greater energy and vitality”.

In his straight-forward, practical book, Dr. Vij provides readers with the tools they’ll need to change their lifestyle to lose weight and reboot their metabolism and put into Turbo mode. They’ll discover how to:
• Make nutrient-dense, plant-rich, real foods the basis of their diet
• Build emotional resilience, harnessing the mind-body connection
• Manage stress and get plenty of revitalizing sleep;
• Incorporate enjoyable physical activity into each day
• Leverage the science of habit change to transform their lives and attain purpose

I hope that you’ll find this book helpful for readers seeking to create healthy habits to live a longer, better life.

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