HOW TO BE WELL
My new book is the ultimate easy-to-use, go-to manual for lifelong vitality. In it you’ll find my Good Medicine Mandala made up of 6 rings that represent the foundational pillars of long lasting health:
EAT: master the very building blocks of life—food
SLEEP: reprioritize and restore one of your most fundamental needs
MOVE: ensure the body moves in all the ways that nature intended it to
PROTECT: mitigate and prevent the invisible assaults of everyday toxins
UNWIND: consciously switch off for complete mental and physiological reprieve
CONNECT: awaken and enhance a sense of belonging and meaning
My firm belief is that good health is the outcome of the many small choices we make on a daily basis. With over 100 simple steps you can do to live your healthiest, and happiest life, you’ll be empowered to go at your own pace, one healthy step at a time.
10 REASONS YOU FEEL OLD AND GET FAT
Like most people in our society, you might see the years from the age 30 onward as a slow, painful decline marked by the following outcomes: weight gain, fatigue, mysterious aches and pains, illnesses, memory issues, low libido, and sadness and anxiety. But contrary to popular belief, the real obstacle for most of us isn’t age—it’s loss of function. Our bodies are perfectly capable of remaining slim and vigorous, and our brains can absolutely stay clear and sharp—if we give them what they need.
The problem is that most of us don’t do that. We don’t realize what our bodies need, so we eat the wrong foods, skimp on sleep, and deprive our bodies of the movement they crave. Overwhelmed by the stresses and the pressures of our lives, we take a host of prescriptions, never realizing how they might be disrupting our body’s innate ability to heal. Most insidious of all, many of us lack the personal support and the community that we need to feel fully alive. Instead, we buy into the myth that age means decline.
A pioneer and internationally recognized expert in integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Frank Lipman proves that you don’t have to feel this way. You have a choice! In his latest book, Dr. Lipman breaks through the common myths and misconceptions surrounding aging and dieting, and he zeroes in on what you need to do in order to feel your very best. His two-week Revitalize Program brings together key information regarding insulin resistance and carbohydrate intolerance, gut and hormonal imbalances, sleep disorders, medications and supplements, and community support. The Revitalize Program features delicious recipes, handy shopping lists and meal plans, simple exercises, and powerful stress busters to support you along the way. Dr. Lipman also offers a lifelong Maintenance Program, so that after two life-changing weeks, you can continue on your path toward ultimate health and wellness!In just two weeks—only 14 days—you can feel so much better than you ever imagined!
THE NEW HEALTH RULES
Frank Lipman, M.D., is “at the vanguard of a revolutionary way to deliver medical care” (O, The Oprah Magazine). A leading expert in the field of functional medicine, Dr. Lipman focuses on the root causes of illness and guides his patients to the deepest, most lasting sources of wellness. In this book, he and coauthor Danielle Claro make life-changing health advice available to all. Their book offers the cutting-edge secrets to optimal health in a stylish, lushly illustrated format—a spoonful of beauty to help the wellness tips go down.
The New Health Rules wades through the often contradictory information that bombards us daily and delivers more than 100 actionable tips that will improve every aspect of our health—body, mind, and soul. Readers will learn simple rules for getting a good night’s sleep, why a daily dose of sunlight is crucial, and which toxic cosmetics and kitchen products should be tossed. Here Lipman and Claro teach us which foods help prevent Alzheimer’s, why sugar is so destructive, and how to bring “good bacteria” into the digestive system—providing an arsenal of easy-to-process tips and guidelines to make us stronger, healthier, and happier.
From the doctor whose “extraordinary practice is at the vanguard of a revolutionary way to deliver medical care” (O, The Oprah Magazine), an easy program to restore energy and health.
Do you feel unusually exhausted?
Do you have trouble sleeping?
Does your digestion bother you?
Do you have aching muscles and joints?
Do you feel like you are aging too quickly?
Do you feel like you’re running on empty?
Fatigue, unexplained back and joint pain, distractibility, irritability, insomnia, and digestive problems leave many of us feeling spent—and there is no pill that reverses the effects. Many Americans are plagued by this new epidemic, and doctors are unable to diagnose any single cause.
But Dr. Frank Lipman knows that this profound feeling of general unwellness is not part of the normal aging process. In this revolutionary book, Dr. Lipman is the first to connect the dots in a constellation of symptoms, offering a proven solution to combat the pervasive syndrome he calls Spent. When someone is Spent, the body is doing everything it can to indicate that it is time to slow down, rest, detoxify, repair, replenish, and restore. Dr. Lipman has helped thousands of patients who suffer from Spent to revive their bodies—and, in most cases, feel more energized and healthier than they ever have before.
In Spent, Dr. Lipman first identifies the things in modern life that lead to energy depletion, such as stress, light deprivation, an erratic sleep schedule, and a diet high in sugar and processed foods. Next, he creates “Daily Beats,” a series of simple actions—such as sleep, diet, exercise, nutrition, meditation, and relaxation—that readers can take to repair their stressed systems and nourish their bodies and minds.
As with Dr. Lipman's patients, anyone following his day-by-day program will feel energized, vibrant, and younger. With a nutrition plan of tasty recipes photographs of research-based exercises and stretches, and wisdom from Dr. Lipman's thirty years of medical practice, Spent puts readers back in touch with their bodies’ natural rhythms and introduces them to a lifetime of good health.
In terms of health, most of us live at 50 percent of our capacity. Total Renewal takes us the rest of the way there.
To varying degrees, we all suffer from digestive disorders, low-grade toxicity, or fluctuating blood sugar levels. While not ballooning into full-fledged diseases, these conditions limit our enjoyment of life and prefigure illnesses that loom in our future. Consisting of seven steps, Dr. Frank Lipman's Total Renewal Program is the key to reversing the unhealthy habits and poor functioning that we have slowly developed and accepted over the course of our lives. The program replaces them with new behaviors that leave us stronger, healthier, and more durable.
Dr. Lipman's seven steps are:
1. Take Responsibility for Your Health and Well-Being
2. Remove Toxins and Decrease Your Total Load
3. Recognize Your Unique Diet
4. Replenish Nutrients and Balance Hormones
5. Release Tension and Relieve Stress
6. Revitalize with a Detox
7. Reconnect to Yourself, Others, and Nature