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Eat, Drink and Be Merry - Dean Edell

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Paperback Published: 16th May 2000
ISBN: 9780061096976
Number Of Pages: 368

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No wonder. How often have you felt whipsawed by the experts, confused by conflicting advice, or torn with guilt over what you eat, drink, think? Prepare yourself for a shock: You can relax, enjoy life, and still be healthy.

Renowned for candid straight talk on radio and television, Dr. Dean Edell applies his unique common-sense perspective to America's growing obsession with health. Frank and iconoclastic, Dr. Edell walks readers through a lifetime of experience from deep inside twin worlds of media and medicine. As one of the first media doctors, he knows better than anyone the dangers of distorted medical reporting. With colorful detail, he shows how medical consumers are made neurotic at a time when people are healthier than ever before. Dr. Edell sorts through the morass of research, distinguishing documentable fact from panic-inducing fiction. With trademark humor, grace, and style, he shares with us the essential reassuring facts about our health: you can be fatter than you think; too much exercise might kill you; and yes, sex will add years to your life

Did You Know That...

  • People who crave ice chips may have a nutritional deficiency?
  • Saturated fat may reduce the risk of stroke?
  • Dementia appears to be less common among those who eat more fish?
  • You can lose weight by fidgeting, chewing on a pencil, or drinking coffee?
  • Sex can cure headaches?
  • Playing an instrument is not only good for your mental health, it burns 160 calories an hour?

  • Acknowledgmentsp. ix
    Introduction: Come Join the Dancep. 1
    Trust the Media at Your Peril (It's Your Health, Not Theirs)p. 9
    Nutrition Made Easy: Eat What You Want and Still Be Healthyp. 47
    The Truth About Your Weight: You Can Be Fatter Than You Thinkp. 71
    Exercise Is No Fun If It Kills Youp. 107
    Would You Fly on a Plane Without Wings? The Wrong Kind of Medicine Can Hurt Youp. 139
    Take the Abuse Out of Some Substances and They Can Be Good for Youp. 177
    There Is a Santa Claus: Great Sex Is Good for Your Healthp. 207
    Some Germs Are Your Friends. You Shouldn't Always Avoid Themp. 237
    Handling the Mechanics Who Keep Your Engine Purring Smoothlyp. 273
    Be Happy: Your Body Will Thank You for Itp. 301
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    ISBN: 9780061096976
    ISBN-10: 0061096970
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 368
    Published: 16th May 2000
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 37.7  x 2.2
    Weight (kg): 0.29