Reviews of Non-fiction Books to Read — Medicine

The Pegan Diet by Dr. Mark Hyman

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The Pegan Diet by Dr. Mark Hyman

At first sight, the paleo and vegan diets seem to be diametrically opposed approaches to nutritional management. Part of the reason for this is due to a series of popular clichés that contrast the high-fat, low-carb ideologies of meat-eating paleos against the kale-first policies of allegedly self-denying vegans. These clichés include In reality, the two diets have a lot more in common than they do not. Aside from meat, both advocate for a plant-based, whole-foods diet that is low in carbohydrates, sugar, dairy, and additives and high in fiber. To get the best of both worlds, the Pegan diet combines these two complimentary dietary ideologies into one set of straightforward, science-driven recommendations that promote health and extended life span. It is explained how eating properly may enhance your mood, why meat does not have to be an ethical catastrophe, and how to make veggies the main attraction at every meal in these notes.

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The Obesity Code by Jason Fung

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The Obesity Code by Jason Fung

Obesity is often attributed to an excessive intake of calories. It is only one of hundreds of myths that have been instilled in us since we were young, according to Jason Fung, who calls it the "caloric fixation." They are not only founded on flawed research, but they are also directly responsible for everything from fruitless yo-yo diets to the fact that the real causes of obesity stay undiagnosed for far too long. These notes lay many of these old misconceptions to rest and get to the core of the matter in a straightforward manner. Based on the most recent medical studies, they demonstrate that the majority of fats are an important component of a balanced diet and that refined sugar and carbs are the primary drivers of obesity. Why? It all boils down to one hormone, insulin, which is responsible for regulating a wide range of physiological functions.

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The Diabetes Code by Jason Fung

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The Diabetes Code by Jason Fung

Type 2 diabetes is a contemporary pandemic that affects millions of people. Nearly 400 million individuals suffer with the disease across the globe, with 28 million suffering from it in the United States alone — and the number is growing. What is the root of the problem? Carbohydrate- and sugar-heavy diets, combined with a sedentary lifestyle, have created a situation in which our bodies are unable to keep up. In turn, this leads to insulin resistance and a host of other severe health problems. Unfortunately, the usual therapy for type 1 diabetes does not function in the case of type 2 diabetes, for whatever reason. In reality, there is plenty of data to suggest that taking insulin injections increases your chance of developing cardiovascular illnesses, such as strokes and heart attacks, if you have diabetes type 2.

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Burn by Herman Pontzer

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Burn by Herman Pontzer

The human body is made up of about 37 trillion cells. Each one functions as a mini-factory, churning out all of the stuff that keep us alive, from enzymes to neurotransmitters to hormones and everything in between. The calories we eat give the energy that allows us to carry out our tasks. It takes eight liters of cold water to get to a rolling boil in our bodies every day, and our cells consume enough energy to do so. As a result, energy is the currency of life. However, metabolism — the mechanism that regulates energy use – is often misunderstood. It's past time to make a difference. Among the topics covered in these notes are what Tanzanian hunter-gatherers can teach us about human evolution, how sharing food distinguishes humans from monkeys, and why you can eat nothing but candy bars and yet lose weight.

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Feel Great, Lose Weight by Rangan Chatterjee

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Feel Great, Lose Weight by Rangan Chatterjee

Long term, simple habits for lasting and sustainable weight loss   Buy book - Feel Great, Lose Weight by Rangan Chatterjee What exactly is the subject of the Feel Great, Lose Weight book? Unlike other diet books that promote fast solutions and fads, Feel Great Lose Weight (2020) is a comprehensive guide to healthy living. Incorporating Dr. Rangan Chatterjee's experience, it equips you with the knowledge and skills to be the mechanic of your own health, demonstrating how to fine-tune your eating habits and lifestyle in order to lose weight sustainably and feel wonderful for the long term. Who is...

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