Url: h**p://www.ultraprevention.com/book/excerpts.htmTwo physicians unveil a revolutionary, accessible, science-based, patient-centered program for living an active, age-defying, disease-free life.Healthcare is pulled and shaped by many forces, by drug and insurance companies looking for profits, by politicians in search of votes, and by stressed, overworked physicians who barely have time to talk to you before writing a prescription or packing you off to a specialist.So is anyone interested in keeping you well?Yes. Created by two physicians who both survived catastrophic illness, the Ultraprevention program will work for absolutely everyone – old, young, healthy, sick or somewhere in between. The promise of its practice is huge – a health span that matches life span – and you’ll experience deeper sleep, better digestion, weight loss, increased energy, enhanced movement, diminished stress, and more.Ultraprevention is the new science of staying healthy, an innovative program that shatters the myths of today’s “fix-the-broken-parts” medicine. These myths – drugs cure disease, genes determine your fate, getting older means aging, fat is a four letter word – are actually believed by many doctors and are keeping you sick.Strident general practitioners, Drs. Hyman and Liponis reject the current healthcare system of specialists paid to find something wrong, specialists who don’t care how their “cure” for one ailment affects the entire body. Working outside the managed care model at Canyon Ranch, the Berkshires, Hyman and Liponis break free of the vicious quick fix prescription cycle and formulate a program that identifies the cause of disease instead of just masking a symptom.Isolating the source of more than 90% of today’s most common diseases, from cancer and heart disease to diabetes, stroke and Alzheimer’s, they identified The Five Forces of Illness – Sludge (malnutrition); Burnout (impaired metabolism), Heat (inflammation); Waste (impaired detoxification) and Rust (oxidative stress) – and found that can all be easily detected and stopped before disease develops.Through the practice of the six-week Ultraprevention program, you’ll learn three simple steps – each only two weeks long – that stop these forces and create a lifetime of good health: remove toxins from the body and environment; repair the body through personalized nutrition and supplements; and recharge with stress management, sleep restoration, and gentle movement.So stop falling for the myths that make you sick — myths that even many doctors believe and start Ultraprevention, the powerful plan to get older without aging, to maintain health for all of life.Amazon:Any program promising better health is only as good as the work you put into it, but Ultraprevention authors Mark Liponis and Mark Hyman, co-directors of medicine at Canyon Ranch, have designed their program so that not everyone must follow every little detail to the letter. Their six-week program is divided into three stages, but you can decide which suggestions will help speed you towards your goals. They begin by simplifying illness and reducing the various causes to five possible categories: Burnout (metabolism), Heat (inflammation), Rust (presence of free radicals or absence of antioxidants), Sludge (nutrition), and Waste (poor detoxification). These five categories are individually complex, but it’s not at all difficult to find a few simple steps to take in the direction of healthier living. Some choices–filtering drinking water via reverse osmosis, improving your sleeping habits, or choosing specific supplements to add to your daily regimen–are quick and painless. Others, such as weaning yourself off prescription medications (like anti-inflammatories) and replacing the drugs with micronutrients, are best done in consultation with your own physician. Balancing general suggestions with a deep understanding that people vary greatly in their habits, Liponis and Hyman present a range of possibilities for every age and level of fitness while simultaneously addressing the specific needs of particular illnesses. While the terminology is potentially overwhelming to total novices in complimentary medicine, the book offers clear and excellent possibilities for those who are willing to look outside the box for improved health. –Jill LightnerPublishers Weekly:Bets are on that pharmaceutical companies are not fans of doctors Mark Hyman and Mark Liponis, co-medical directors of Canyon Ranch, a practice affiliated with Harvard University. Their fact-packed book presents a convincing argument that most prescription and over-the-counter medications do nothing more than treat the symptoms of sickness, ignoring the root cause of illnesses like asthma, diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. They also blame pharmaceutically indoctrinated doctors for neglecting their duty to examine the real causes of illness in their patients. “If you have high blood pressure,” they remark, “Doctors give you a high blood pressure pill, instead of trying to figure out why you might have high blood pressure in the first place.” In lieu of such quick fixes, Hyman and Liponis suggest a plan of far-reaching life-style changes that combat “the five forces of illness” (i.e., malnutrition, impaired metabolism, inflammation, impaired detoxification and oxidative stress). For example, instead of treating arthritis with commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs that can “burn a hole in your stomach, your kidneys, or your liver” they suggest taking nutritional supplements like glucosamine and chondrotin. But Hyman and Liponis’s six-week Ultra-Prevention Plan can be a bit overwhelming-one of its first steps requires that readers install a reverse osmosis water filter in their kitchens. It may be that only true believers, or otherwise very dedicated folks, will be determined enough to practice Hyman and Liponis’s prescription for good health.
Mark Hyman & Mark Liponis – Ultra-Prevention – The Six Week Plan
Ultra-Prevention – The Six Week Plan
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