Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 18, 2002 - Medical - 368 pages
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When it comes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression, everything you believe is a lie.
Lights Out
With research gleaned from the National Institutes of Health, T.S. Wiley and Bent Formby deliver staggering findings: Americans really are sick from being tired. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression are rising in our population. We're literally dying for a good night's sleep.
Our lifestyle wasn't always this way. It began with the invention of the lightbulb.
When we don't get enough sleep in sync with seasonal light exposure, we fundamentally alter a balance of nature that has been programmed into our physiology since Day One. This delicate biological rhythm rules the hormones and neurotransmitters that determine appetite, fertility, and mental and physical health. When we rely on artificial light to extend our day until 11 PM, midnight, and beyond, we fool our bodies into living in a perpetual state of summer. Anticipating the scarce food supply and forced inactivity of winter, our bodies begin storing fat and slowing metabolism to sustain us through the months of hibernation and hunger that never arrive.
Our own survival instinct, honed over millennia, is now killing us.
Wiley and Formby also reveal:
  • That studies from our own government research prove the role of sleeplessness in diabetes, heart disease, cancer, infertility, mental illness, and premature aging;
  • Why the carbohydrate-rich diets recommended by many health professionals are not only ridiculously ineffective but deadly;
  • Why the lifesaving information that can turn things around is one of the best-kept secrets of our day.

Lights Out is one wake-up call none of us can afford to miss.
  

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User Review  - JeremyPreacher - LibraryThing

This book is kind of all over the place. Some neurochemistry, some evolutionary biology, some Gaia theory. I think there's definitely some insight here, and recent research backs up a lot of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly Elmore - Goodreads

This was a terrible book. I was looking for science and facts. It was hyperbole and polemics. As a person who already agrees with almost all of their nutritional ideas, it's sad how much they turned ... Read full review

Contents

introduction
1
one
9
two
25
part ii
31
WE ARE NOT ALONE
41
four
63
part iii
75
six
96
eight
138
nine
161
ten
197
endnotes
207
bibliography and suggested reading
305
glossary
313
index
343
Copyright

seven
117

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T. S. Wiley, a researcher who worked with Ben Formby, Ph.D. at Sansum Medical Research Institute at Santa Barbara, California, the site of cutting-edge diabetes research since insulin was first synthesized there in the 1920s. T. S. Wiley is an anthropologist & medical theorist with a background in investigative journalism, currently working in medical research with a special interest in endocrinology/evolutionary biology. His research has been presented at international medical conferences & in scientific journals.

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