9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself Effortless Healing
Come January, when we are all feeling the effects of too much…everything, most of decide we will live on kale and start workout programs. See my shoulders slump here. I’m much the same. It’s those Christmas cookies that do it to me. I’m a sucker for sugar cookies and peppermint mochas. I have a T shirt that says “Your Pants Say Yoga Your Butt Says McDonald’s” and let’s just say it hits too close to home this time of year.
I don’t know if you are a Dr. Mercola fan, but my husband- who is crossfit kind of fit, and I both get his newsletters and have taken quite a bit of his wisdom to heart for many years. Dr. Mercola is a real doctor.He is an experienced, board certified physician who also just happens to buck the system and tell the truth about health and especially diet as it pertains to our health. He is convinced the body was made to heal itself and I agree. God created our bodies in His infinite wisdom to maintain health, we are the ones who keep our bodies in a state of toxic chaos and disaster with a modern day diet of too much with too little. Too little nutrition, too little exercise and too little of what we need while shoveling in an exorbitant amount of false food we could and should do without. Anyway, Dr. Mercola has great advice to share and I was please to be offered his new book from the publisher for free in order to write an unbiased review.
The book has an easy to read format and approach- it’s not overcomplicated in order to impress, but just the opposite, it’s been simplified to make the information accessible. The pages are full of helpful and insightful advice that could really change your life. It’s not effortless though. The title is misleading in that regard. Interval training and diet changes are hard. Period. But if you were to follow the protocols in this book, you would see the changes are simple. And you would see results. For sure. Simple is not effortless, or even easy, but the book, Effortless Healing , will, if utilized fully, be a more simple way to live. Healthy is simple.
There are two things in this book that I cheat on- the sugar and the physical fitness. Even so, I am rarely sick. I plan on re-reading the bulk of this book and implementing the dietary advice for sure. I’ll start on Dec. 26th. Because…sugar cookies.
I’ve copied quite a bit of info for you below, from Dr. Mercola’s website so you might decide for yourself if the book is worth buying. My suggestion is that it’s worth every penny.
From the website:
In Effortless Healing, I give you my top, proven tools for fighting the effects of somatopause, including controlling your weight, getting rid of stubborn fat deposits, and slowing down the effects of aging so you can look and feel your best.
Here’s a sampling of what you’ll discover in Principles 3, 4, and 5:
How to wake up your fat-burning enzymes to lose weight
Tame your appetite and radically decrease your cravings for sweets and junk food
The popular salad ingredient I advise avoiding
An often overlooked reason why you may be feeling hungry all the time
Dramatically lower your risk of cardiovascular disease
Factors that make your waistline grow, no matter how much you eat or exercise
The pre-exercise mistake that’s linked to brain shrinkage and weight gain
4 popular, yet harmful myths that can sabotage your weight loss efforts
My two most effective strategies for correcting the metabolic imbalances that are at the root of obesity and chronic disease
How to enjoy long-term weight loss results without feeling deprived
Lose weight without having to ever count calories again
How to effortlessly teach your body to burn fat faster
The morning mistake many people make that can make you gain weight
7 of the worst foods to eat for breakfast if you want to lose weight
How to not be on a diet for the rest of your life
A crucial component of weight loss that most people ignore
The popular metabolism-boosting advice that makes you gain weight
How to dramatically boost your human growth hormone (HGH) without taking pills
Vibrant health is your birthright and within your grasp. You just need to know when to get out of the way and how to give it a helping hand.
In Effortless Healing, I provide you with ways to do that, many of which you may not be familiar with. But all are powerful and research-proven to work.
Some of the secrets I reveal that you can put to use right away include:
✔ The single most important health step the average person can take (Principle #1)
✔ Often ignored, yet life-saving tips for reducing your cardiovascular disease risk (Principle #2)
✔ An inexpensive way to remove some of the pesticides on non-organic vegetables (its sitting in your house right now) (Principle #2)
✔ The best 3 vegetables to use if you’re new to juicing (Principle #2)
✔ The common mistake people make when they add fermented vegetables to their diet (Principle #2)
✔ The most important lifestyle improvement you can make to prevent and treat chronic disease (Principle #4)
✔ Lower body fat, dramatically improve muscle tone, firm your skin and reduce wrinkles, and boost your energy and sexual drive within a few weeks using this proven technique (Principle #4)
✔ Improve your insulin sensitivity by nearly 25 percent by spending less than a few hours each month doing this (Principle #4)
✔ A simple lesson you can learn from children and wild animals to improve your health (Principle #4)
✔ The mistake many exercisers make that keeps them from seeing benefits (Principle #4) ✔ The popular exercise that can damage your heart instead of help it (Principle #4)
✔ The best piece of exercise equipment for beginners (Principle #4)
✔ One of the most effective remedies against osteoporosis that also slows aging and returns your gene expression to youthful levels (Principle #4)
✔ Two-second stretches I do in the morning to improve circulation and increase muscle joint elasticity (Principle #4)
✔ The ancient movement that helps mild depression, sleep problems, and ADHD (Principle #4)
✔ Why if you’re over 40 you MUST step up your movement program (I show you how to get started) (Principle #4)
✔ One of nature’s most potent, free cancer prevention strategies (Principle #5)
✔ Why if you’re older than 50 your body may not produce as much vitamin D from natural sunlight (Principle #5)
✔ Two harmful ingredient to avoid in sunscreen (75% of them contain these) (Principle #5) ✔ Two supplements that can help protect your skin from burning from the “inside out” (Principle #5)
✔ How to help your body produce vitamin D when it’s too cold to go outside (Principle #5) ✔ The heart-risky mistake many people make when they supplement with oral Vitamin D (Principle #5)
✔ Nine signs you may have a gut flora imbalance (Principle #6)
✔ The popular food that can turn your gut into a continuous “living pesticide factory”, producing a toxic pesticide from within your own digestive system (Principle #6)
✔ Why babies born by C-section have higher rates of asthma, allergy and autoimmune disorders (and how you can best help them) (Principle #6)
✔ One of the most important steps you can take for your unborn child (Principle #6)
✔ Why certain dietary changes may help depression better than antidepressants (Principle #6)
✔ Five natural ways to help treat eczema or atopic dermatitis (Principle #6)
✔ Simple, fool-proof fermented vegetable and kefir recipes you can make at home (Principle #6)
✔ Hidden reasons why you may not be getting all the sleep you need (Principle #7)
✔ How you may be raising your risk for cancer without knowing it (Principle #7)
✔ Six foods that help you sleep more soundly (Principle #7)
✔ The feel-good way to boost your immune system and reduce allergic responses if you have skin or nasal allergies (Principle #8)
✔ A simple self-test to evaluate the quality of your breathing (and how to improve it) (Principle #8)
✔ A pleasurable way to neutralize free radicals and reduce chronic inflammation (Principle #8)
✔ The easy-to-find spot on the ball of your foot that joins with all the energy pathways in your body for healing (Principle #8)
✔ How to quickly clear emotional blocks from your body’s bioenergy system to restore your mind and body’s balance (Principle #8)
✔ The simple-to-learn technique that was shown to be twice as effective as talk therapy in subjects with depression and anxiety (Principle #8) ✔ The popular “health” food that can wreak havoc on your thyroid, digestion, sleep, mood, and weight (Principle #9)
ABOUT DR. MERCOLA
Dr. Joseph Mercola is a physician and New York Times best-selling author.
He was voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post and has been featured in several national media outlets including Time magazine, LA Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, the Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show.
His mission is to transform the traditional medical paradigm in the United States into one in which the root cause of disease is treated, rather than the symptoms.
In addition, he aims to expose corporate and government fraud and mass media hype that often sends people down an unhealthy path.