Improving body composition by losing body fat and optimizing lean muscle mass is not about vanity—it’s about health. It’s not about how quickly you can lose weight or how small you can become. It’s about how to become stronger and healthier while decreasing your body fat and increasing your muscle mass.
Delve into the world of herbal supplements to understand the pros and cons of adding them to your health-care regimen. Get a handle on why no herbal supplement is necessarily good" or "bad," and learn why it is so important to use supplements responsibly, with your doctor's input and guidance."
Investigate the fundamental paradigm of Western medicine—its strength in the treatment of symptoms and its relative deemphasis on illness prevention and long-term health concerns. In contrast, consider an approach to healthcare focusing on the whole human being, integrating the elements of your environment, genes, lifestyle, nutrition, and mental/psychological makeup.
Identify the nine hallmark symptoms of depression, then use the CBT triangle to describe the three downward spirals that contribute to a depressive episode. Observe as Dr. Satterfield walks Maria through tools to help her alleviate her depression, and learn how you can apply these same techniques to lift your mood.
Forgiveness - and its associated health benefits - begins with a cognitive decision and can be promoted with both cognitive and behavioral strategies. Delve into the fascinating scientific research on forgiveness, identify maladaptive strategies that are holding you back, and create an A.C.T.I.O.N. plan.
Alleviate stress by learning how to quiet the two primary physiological stress pathways: one secretes the stress hormone called cortisol, and the other secretes epinephrine or adrenaline (often called the fight or flight response). See how CBT helps you examine your preferred coping styles to determine whether or not you're selecting the best adaptive strategies for you.
Few global challenges touch humanity with as much immediacy or ubiquity as cancer. Over the course of their lifetime, one in three people in North America, Europe, and Australia will develop a malignancy, and in the United States alone, the direct and indirect costs of cancer amount to billions of dollars a year. The sad truth is that almost every family in the Western world will be affected by cancer at some point in their lives.
Nutrition Made Clear is an invitation to a journey to wellness—an inspirational, practical, hands-on guide to understanding the science of nutrition and how what we eat and drink affects our bodies and our lives.
We begin with a revealing study of why we eat what we do and how we gather information about nutrition. We then take an in-depth look at the core of our body—our digestive tract. We continue with a detailed review of the essential building blocks of diet and nutrition—protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, fiber, vitamins, and minerals—learning about their critical roles in a healthy diet.
Improving body composition by losing body fat and optimizing lean muscle mass is not about vanity—it’s about health.
It’s not about how quickly you can lose weight or how small you can become. It’s about how to become stronger and healthier while decreasing your body fat and increasing your muscle mass.