Be sure and enter the giveaway for The Perfect Gene Diet. We will be giving away 10 copies!
The word “diet” tends to send a chill up all of our spines because we’ve all been there and done that. For every new “miracle diet” that comes out, there are two that have fallen by the wayside, unproven in effectiveness and stability.
I, personally, am not a fan of dieting. I sway more toward the eat well, exercise regularly and consume the unhealthy foods in moderation mentality. However, I’ve also had three babies and, oddly enough, I’m not 25 anymore. Suddenly my moderation rule isn’t working as effectively as it once did. So I’m trying to research more and pay closer attention to how I treat my body.
When I first received a copy of The Perfect Gene Diet, my first thought was, “Whoa…this is overwhelming and definitely not for me.” Written by Pamela McDonald, a leading integrative-medicine nurse-practitioner who has devoted her life to the prevention of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and chronic illness, The Perfect Gene Diet presents a vast case for our genetic predisposition toward illness and how we can best work with our bodies to lead the healthiest life possible.
I’ll be very honest, this book is intimidating upon first glance and I wondered what on earth I had gotten myself into by agreeing to review it. However, once I took a deep breath and began to really dig in, I realized this book isn’t another fad diet intent on sucking the life and fun out of us, but is rather a comprehensive look at how our bodies work and how to best work with our bodies.
In short: This is NOT a diet book.
An excerpt: “This book is not a book about diet in the usual sense of the word. I debated using the word “diet” in the title for months. Colleagues encouraged me to use it to reach an audience that might not otherwise pick up the book, but it is most definitely not a “diet book.” I define “diet” as recommendations for individual nutritional, exercise, and other lifestyle factors that lead to disease prevention and a healthy life. This is a perfect integrative-medicine solution.
So what is The Perfect Gene Diet?
Essentially, this book gives you an in depth look at the Apo E Gene, which was a completely new concept and terminology to me. The Apo E gene is short for apolipoprotein and is involved in the energy system of the body. Basically, this is the gene that is in charge of synthesizing apolipoprotein E, an important component of cholesterol metabolism.
Stay with me for just a minute more.
The Perfect Gene Diet is not a book on how to shed fat in thirty days. There is no point system and you won’t have to kiss your carbs goodbye. The Perfect Gene Diet is a way to jump start the life back into your body. If knowledge is power, then knowing and understanding how your body specifically metabolizes and uses food will put you in a place to best work with your body and not against it.
The Perfect Gene Diet is best conducted under the care of a physician and you can get the most accurate results for your own specific Apo E gene type if you receive genetic testing. Once you read the book you have a better understanding of how powerful this diet could potentially be to your overall health.
For more information on how to get tested and more about this diet, visit The Perfect Gene Diet.com. I think you will love this new approach to “dieting” and once you read a little bit about it, you will find yourself intrigued and, like me, you just may want to know more.
Enter to win
We are giving away 10 copies of The Perfect Gene Diet. To enter, leave a comment here telling us your best “non-diet” tip. Is it drinking more water, eating more veggies, exercising more? Share your tip with us to enter.
This giveaway will end February 8th and a winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced the following Sunday in the Around the Blogosphere post.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in order to write my review. All opinions are my own.