Health Secrets of the Stone Age is based on the fact that our genetic makeup is millions of years old, and does not match our lifestyle. Sam and Sal (Stone Age Man and Stone Age Lady) are prehistoric personalities I have created to help describe this discordance. The book answers questions that others never or rarely address, and does so in a common-sense manner laced with humor. I explain why men lose fat more easily than women, why dieting to lose weight is genetically determined to have the opposite effect in the long run, how some 90-year olds avoid osteoporosis and why Nature made chocolate taste better than broccoli. I make it clear that calories are important, but not in the way that most people think of them.
Type 2 diabetes is a frank epidemic in our society and is expected to double by the year 2015. So-called adult diabetes is occurring in children as young as 9 years of age. If left unchecked, this one disease could bankrupt our health care system in a single generation. Health Secrets of the Stone Age explains diabetes in simple terms and shows how we can avoid this catastrophe.
One chapter of the book is devoted to children, the generation that is threatened with an enormous rate of debilitating, chronic disease that will occur even earlier in life than ever before. It is a must read for every caring parent.
In Health Secrets of the Stone Age I have reached into my experience in clinical practice and academic medicine as well as a lifelong interest in biology, history and anthropology to give fresh insight into the fundamentals of good health. The book, supported by sound new research among several disciplines, explains how we can extend our healthspan, not just our lifespan by limiting, if not eliminating, all the major chronic diseases.
Health Secrets of the Stone Age, Second Edition won the 2006 San Diego Book Award, Health/Medicine Category. It was a semifinalist in the 2005 Independent Book Publisher Awards and the 2006 Writer's Notes Book Awards.
Publication date January 2005, ISBN 0-9759102-0-5. (15.00 USD, 22.95 CAN). Health Secrets of the Stone Age, Second Edition is available online at www.amazon.com or by calling 1-800-214-8110. Wholesale distribution by Greenleaf Book Group LP, Austin TX, (512)-891-6100.
Book cover by Leeza Hernandez-Stelzer.