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Hardcover Ultraprevention: The 6-Week Plan That Will Make You Healthy for Life Book

ISBN: 0743227115

ISBN13: 9780743227117

Ultraprevention: The 6-Week Plan That Will Make You Healthy for Life

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Mark Hyman, M.D. and Mark Liponis, M.D., are Medical Directors of Canyon Ranch, a holistic health resort in the Berkshires. In their private practices, and through their book ULTRAPREVENTION, they aim to prevent illness before it happens, partnering with patients to combat the "five forces of illness": malnutrition, inflammation, metabolism, toxicity, and oxidation. Here they offer a six-week wellness program including detoxification, nutrition, and...

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Get Well for Good

If you'd like to get off your prescription medications, break free from fatigue, and experience true wellness, read Ultraprevention... then follow the six-week path to good health. Full of stories about real people, the book is interesting and engaging... an easy weekend read. Authors Hyman and Liponis are both U.S.-trained physicians who write frankly about the strengths and weaknesses of our "health care" system. One is a cancer survivor, cured by the drugs and surgery of Western medicine, who was left wondering how he could ever have gotten so sick in the first place. The other had a knee that was deemed unfixable by Western medicine, but he found a cure through Chinese remedies. Both came out of their experiences determined to find a better approach for their patients.After reading this book, I'm convinced that our "health care" system is really a "sick care" system, because of the way it isolates and treat illnesses rather than seeking to treat the root cause of our problems. Of course, we have a capitalist health care industry in which the profits come not from healing people, but from treating them. And we live in a quick-fix culture. And most of our food is tainted with pesticides, antibiotics, and artificial hormones. That can't be good. (As if all that disgusting information on mad cow disease isn't enough!)So I'm changing the way I'm buying and preparing food (no more hydrogenated anything ever!), I've joined a gym, and I'm already feeling lots better. My 10-year-old son is off steroids, and continues to show great improvement with acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy. Many "chronic" conditions really can be cured, and this book is a great start to finding out how. There really is a better way!

This book could also save your life IF YOU READ IT.

Notice how the previous review, "This book could also kill you", begins. "If this book is meant to persuade you to stop taking important medications..." It is obvious that this person hasn't read the book. The reviewer is speculating what the book might say. How about actually reading the book before posting your prejudices, friend? Doctors Hyman and Liponis were on the TODAY show today and had a lengthy segment in which to give a clear overview of the book. They were able to discuss their previous illnesses and why there is a problem with treating symptoms without regard for discovering and treating the cause. This is the reality of pharmeceutically indoctrinated doctors. Many will be offended by this message. In a real sense, there is a religious war being waged against complimentary practitioners by conventional doctors who cherish their beliefs and don't want to be confused facts that threaten establishment thinking. This is precisely what happened to Dr. Atkins, once branded a quack, and why it took sooooo long to eke out the gains in credibility his findings deserve. It is now being assimiliated into the mainstream because the facts can no longer be refuted. But make no mistake, he had a religious war on his hands, which is always the case when you go against the establishment powers-that-be.

Don't knock it till you've tried it.

My husband and I transformed our life through Ultraprevention. And we've completed only part of what is recommended so far. We are gradually continuing on the path because it works. As patients of doctors Liponis and Hyman, it is hard to overstate their genuine caring and desire to help their patients live as fully as possible. How terrific that everyone can try their program through this book, not just those fortunate enough to be able to go to Canyon Ranch. The most important points we've learned from our experience: 1) Take charge of your own health. You cannot count on today's harrassed, malpractice-threatened, inappropriately incented doctors to do it for you. Even those with the best of intentions are hamstrung by the system. 2) The smallest steps in the right direction can bring significant rewards. The program is not overwhelming and complex when you think of it incrementally. Just take one bite at a time -- it's not an all or nothing exercise.

Ultraprevention: The 6-Week Plan That Will Make You Healthy

This book has made a huge difference in the way I look at health. This easy-to-read book makes me feel empowered to take my health into my own hands, as opposed to being at the mercy of doctors who may simiply put a band-aid on the problem. I find the book extremely helpful in defining how to go to the source of my health issues, and be proactive to reverse them. I now know how to eat healthily and adopt a lifestyle that will allow me to minimize my health issues and increase my longevity. This book has changed my life! Thank you Dr. Liponis and Dr. Hyman!


I realize that's a big statement. It's a true one, however. Ultraprevention is a remarkable philosophy that can help you move from feeling so-so to terrific without an enormous amount of work. It's really more about a change in your attitude. The doctors feel that there are five forces that can destroy your health; they lucidly and concisely explain what each one is and then go on to tell you exactly what you need to do to overcome them. In the back of the book is an extensive list of possible changes you can make to ensure a disease-free life. Yes, it is a long list. But if you read the book carefully, you'll see that you don't have to adhere to each one. You decide. You pick what makes most sense for you. I doubt even the world's healthiest person could do all of it. Do what makes sense, and profit from it!
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