This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Dr. Douglas Pooley will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.
The Un-Diet Diet ... Healthier Boomers in 21 Days: A Health Reclamation Manual for Those Age 55 Plus
by Dr. Douglas Pooley
The UN-Diet Diet is a health reclamation strategy. It is designed to give the participant simple and effective tools to aid in improving overall health, effectively deal with weight management issues, and to serve as a guide for empowered aging. The program is aimed at those over the age of 55 with existing health compromise. It examines the true genesis of both health and disease through the lens of our evolutionary footprint, drilling down to the essence of what it means to be alive. It is here within the principles which create and maintain life, that we also find the keys to health and longevity.
We have been so conditioned to tie well-being to pills and/or altering our eating habits that we instinctively look for a medication or diet to solve our health problems hoping that directional change will miraculously offset years of accumulated insult and neglect. The truth of it is, the more we come face to face with life’s challenges but fail to resolve them, the easier it becomes to sidestep the warnings than it is to act, so we end up sliding deeper into that pit of denial or regret.
In purchasing a book called the Un-Diet Diet, I am assuming that this is likely not your first rodeo; you have already come face to face with the pressure to change, felt the pain, made what you thought were the right moves but inevitably ending up back at the same place. After each bout, even though you feel further depleted and a little more discouraged, you keep looking for something better. As such, you plunge down the latest rabbit hole, only to find the frustration of repeating things you know don’t work… because you have done them before. At the end of the day, as a matter of course, you tend to slide back into old routines and habits only to emerge at a familiar crossroads going nowhere.
You want to scream, “What the hell am I doing, and why is it not working?”
Einstein supposedly said something like, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result.”
There's not much in Dr. Pooley's book that I don't agree with. I thought this was well laid out. I also thought it was a wealth of information. It flows well and is easy to read and follow.
I had one problem. I am afraid it would give someone the idea that they could cure anything this way, that this is the solution to any life-threatening illness. The “be all” and “end all”. Quite possibly I am too much of a black-and-white thinker and it needs to be taken with a grain of salt. This was just my take on the book. Others may interpret it differently. A very interesting read and well worth the time.
About the Author: Dr. Pooley has been in practice over 43 years, and during that time worked with over 20,000 individuals in close to 500,000 clinical encounters. He is married to his soulmate Patti Mugford-Pooley and lives in Lighthouse Cove in Canada. He has served his profession and community in various roles, and lectured nationally and internationally on professionalism as well as the importance of natural approaches to health and wellness. Doug is a former bodybuilding champion and continues to explore new frontiers in health and successful aging.
He is currently in his early seventies going on seventeen.