The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick: What They Know, Why It Works, and How It Can Work for You

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Workman Publishing, Jan 15, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 212 pages
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Who does not want to be healthier? Now in paperback: the book that Andrew Weil calls “offbeat, informative, and fun . . . a great read,” and that has been praised as “a delightful dance through science” (New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman, M.D.) and as a “remarkable and insightful book [that] offers you the chance to achieve the best health of your life” (Mark Liponis, M.D., Medical Director, Canyon Ranch).

Written by bestselling author Gene Stone, The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick arose from his desire to discover what might actually prevent him from getting sick himself. This book, the result of that exploration, tells the stories of twenty-five people who each possess a different secret of excellent health—a secret that makes sense and that Stone discovered has a true scientific underpinning. There are food secrets—why to take garlic and vitamin C, eat more probiotics, become
a vegan, drink a tonic of brewer’s yeast. Exercise secrets—the benefits of lifting weights, the power of stretching. Environmental secrets—living in a Blue Zone, understanding the value of germs. Emotional secrets—seek out and stay in touch with friends, cultivate your spirituality. Physical secrets—nap more, take cold showers in the morning. And the wisdom that goes back generations: Yes, chicken soup works.

The stories make it personal, the research makes it real, and the do-it-yourself information shows how to integrate each secret into your own life, and become the next person who never gets sick.
 

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An interesting take on avoiding sickness. The author chronicles the stories of 25 people who each have a different strategy or set of circumstances that they attribute their exceptional good health to ... Read full review

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Contents

Blue Zones Ricardo Osorno Fallas
3
Brewers Yeast Barbara Pritzkat
10
Caloric Reduction George Burns
18
Chicken Soup My SixthGrade Teacher
27
Cold Showers Nate Halsey
34
Detoxification Philip Damon
39
Eating Dirt Patricia Burke
48
Friends Sydney Kling
55
pH Balance Thomas Appell
118
PlantBased Diet Rip Esselstyn
125
Positive Attitude Gail Evans
133
Probiotics Tony Japour
141
Running Helen Klein
149
Spirituality John Joseph
157
Stresslessness Susan Smith Jones
166
Stretching Dr Robert Fulford
173

Garlic Susan Seideman Brown
63
Germ Avoidance Rachel Hill
70
Good Genes Moussa Mamadou
79
Herbal Remedies Li ChingYuen
86
Hydrogen Peroxide Bill Thompson
94
Lifting Weights Sasha Lodi
100
Napping Sarnoff Mednick
109
Vitamin C Susan Rennau
180
Yoga Felice Rhiannon
188
Afterword
195
Acknowledgments
204
Index
206
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About the author (2012)

Gene Stone is a writer, journalist, and former Peace Corps volunteer. He is the co-author, most recently, of The New York Times bestseller, The Engine 2 Diet, and his articles and columns have appeared in New York, Esquire, Vogue, Elle, GQ, and The Huffington Post. He lives in New York City and is a vegan (secret #17). His website is www.secretsofpeople.com.

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