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Prescription for Healthy Weight Loss & Optimum Health
by Billy Johnson, MD, Ph.D  Daniel Chong-Jimenez, B.S 

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Publisher:  Llumina ISBN-10:  1595263918 Type: 


Copyright:  October 3, 2006 ISBN-13:  1595263919

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The book reveals new and better ways of minimizing oxidative stress, insulin resitance and low-grade chronic inflammation--- the root cause of obesity and chronic degenerative diseases like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's, premature aging, loss of energy and libido.

The Prescription for Healthy Weight Loss & Optimum health shows an innovative unique approach to fighting obesity and degenerative chronic diseases (diabetes, heart disease) by reducing oxidative stress and insulin resistance triggering low-grade chronic inflammation the root cause. It shows you how to tailor your food intake to your level of physical activity or exercise on a meal-to-meal basis and using super-antioxidant and phytonutrient loaded foods to neutralize damaging free radicals produced by unhealthy foods and environmental influences.

The program targets the extra body fat, particularly abdominal fat (belly or visceral fat surrounding the liver, pancreas, kidneys, etc.)-- producing inflammatory hormones and chemicals that trigger your appetite and cause intense craving, overeating, including loss of cellular energy and muscle tissue, decrease sexual drive, premature wrinkling and aging, and even early dealth.

A simple step-by-step guide will show you how to reduce this inflammatory abdominal fat by providing specific strategies and techniques that will enable you to reprogram your body and mind so that you can tailor your food consumption to your level of physical activity or exercise on a meal-to-meal basis.

This innovative approach will allow you to master a new and better way of eating and physical activity that is tailored to your own needs, and therefore, it's easy for you to maintain your success over the long-term. In addition, you will learn simple and safe effective strategies that will enable you to eat the right amount of food without dieting or counting calories.

Most of us are lost at best when it comes to food selection, food combinations, food portion sizes, food preparations in a meal-to-meal planning approach, as well as physical activity and the rates in which our bodies burn food. You can rest assured that these issues are not only clearly addressed head on but we have come up with an innovative cutting edge approach that is based on the current body of scientific knowledge and common sense approach to create a new system that we can all learn to succeed with over the long-term----regardless of our past failures.

Most importantly, you will be eating your own choices of foods. For your convenience, the book  includes a comprehensive list of "Preferred" foods that can help to reduce the oxidative stress and low-grade chronic inflammation in your body and a list of "Cautionary" foods that produce more oxidative stress and inflammation. This along with a detailed explanations of why certain foods should be eaten more often or infrequently should help you to make "healthier" choices that will lead to a life-style change that is not so restrictive that it's impossible to follow. Yes, even transgressions are permitted, and help one stay the course to optimum health and longevity.

You will learn how to "loosely" monitor your activity and eat according to your daily activity level. This puts the control back into your hands as you work to achieve a healthy lifestyle, and removes the limitations of diets like the low-carbohydrates, low-fats, and high protein. It's that simple!

With time and a little bit of effort, you will subconsciously reprogram your body and mindset, such that eating healthy and consciously and being physically active will automatically become a normal part of your daily activity. Along with proper stress management, you can see how it could be easy to reach your goal and maintain it over the long-term, including improving your overall health, energy and optimum health at any age.    

Professional Reviews

Donna Hochberg (Providence RI)
It's about time!, February 28, 2007
By Donna Hochberg (Providence RI) - See all my reviews

Finally a book that tells the truth about losing weight and getting healthy. Deep down haven't we always known that most diets don't work because no one diet can work for everybody? Metabolism and lifestyle are as unique as fingerprints. When you understand why you gain weight, it's easier to lose it! I read this book from cover to cover and now I keep it handy in my kitchen for inspiration. The meal plans and recipes are easy to follow. There is even a list of healthy fast food choices. Knowledge is power and this book is empowering!

K. Trout
By K. Trout "Kaye" (Pagosa Springs, CO USA) - See all my reviews

This is a large book filled with lots of information about diet, health issues and dieting. The authors have presented this information in a logical, organized manner. The essence of this particular diet is "balance your carb intake with how active you are" as carbs are necessary for energy and good health.

I can certainly recommend this quality publication to those interested in their health and to those who want to read another book about dieting. The authors have included a 30-day meal plan to assist you in trying their program. It is always interesting to read another diet plan to help us over weight Americans find some balance in our lives.

shadyshall (NYC)
Throw away your fad diet books and pick up this one!, March 14, 2007
By shadyshall (NYC) - See all my reviews

A very fat book that will help you get thin and healthy! Prescription for Healthy Weight Loss and Optimum Health, by Dr. Billy Johnson, shows you why healthy weight loss and wellness go hand in hand. You can shed pounds and at the same time, improve or eliminate certain medical conditions. This book is packed with information to help you understand how and why your body reacts to the foods you eat. And you'll find meal plans, recipes and ways to stay with the program and still live your life! No more starving, craving, counting calories or carbs. Throw away your fad diet books and pick up Dr. Billy's Prescription for Healthy Weight Loss and Wellness.

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Reader Reviews for "Prescription for Healthy Weight Loss & Optimum Health"

Reviewed by David Brown 4/3/2015
I'm looking for a book that (at least roughly) covers the health aspects of weight loss, but my question is - does your book include references to scientific studies (because I would need those in my own work)?

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