The Obesogen Effect
By Bruce Blumberg, PhD, Kristin Loberg
What if everything you knew about the biology of body weight is wrong? According to compelling, leading-edge science, being overweight isn't just the result of too many cheeseburgers and not enough cardio. Another silent factor is contributing mightily to our obesity epidemic: "obesogens."These toxins--which are everywhere, from our food containers to furniture--sabotage our efforts to lose weight by disrupting our endocrine system, altering how we metabolize fat and permanently changing our fat cells, despite our efforts to count calories, exercise, and lose weight. Even scarier: lab tests have proven that these chemicals can irreversibly re-program the expression of our genes, which means that obesity can become an inherited trait. The chemicals we're exposed to will not just meaningfully affect our health, but our children's health, and future generations as well.Sound like science fiction? Dr. Blumberg was the first to coin the term "obesogens" in 2006 when the irrefutable data was staring him in the face. His research spawned a whole new area of study that has triggered a fascination among top scientists worldwide to understand obesogens-how they work, where they are hidden, and what it means for our health and that of future generations.In THE OBESOGEN EFFECT, Dr. Blumberg is ready to reveal his landmark research to show how hidden chemicals might be the root cause of our 21st century obesity epidemic. With a rich blend of storytelling, anecdotes, a synthesis of his research, and a three-step action plan to prevent and minimize the effects of obesogens, THE OBESOGEN EFFECT will transform your life and the lives of future generations.
The Optimum Nutrition Cookbook
By Patrick Holford, Judy Ridgway
Contrary to popular belief, healthy food does not need to be boring. In this invaluable cookbook, Patrick Holford, bestselling author of The Optimum Nutrition Bible, has teamed up with top cookery writer Judy Ridgway to create sumptuous and imaginative recipes using the ultimate in healthy superfoods. In THE OPTIMUM NUTRITION COOKBOOK, what tastes good does you good! Beautifully designed with over 35 pages of outstanding colour photographs, THE OPTIMUM NUTRITION COOKBOOK contains over 200 recipes and menu ideas. From exotic feasts to fantastic fast food, and from hearty winter warmers to delicious desserts, these dishes are designed to appeal to everyone. The recipes are specially coded so you can easily eat the perfect balance of proteins, carbohydrates, essential fats, vitamins and minerals each day.You will also find general guidance on eating a healthy diet, including how to balance your diet, which fats are vital to good health, how to boost your immune system and eating for a healthy heart.