As it turns out, a change in diet can not only reduce the severity of heart disease for some people, it can actually completely reverse it. Researcher Dr. Esselstyn proves just that in a twenty-year study of patients with heart disease. Some of these patients were terminally ill from heart disease, given less than a year to live.
The China Study is a jaw-dropping revelation into why what we’re doing isn’t working. Around the world, we are the perfect example of how not to eat, and The China Study goes a long way toward revealing why that is. In a comprehensive set of studies across 2,500 counties in China and Taiwan, researchers looked at 350 variables of nutrition and health in 6,500 adults.
The Seven Pillars of Health addresses the root cause of many of our modern disease: poor diet, unhealthy lifestyles, lack of exercise, inadequate sleep and stress. This seven-week program is designed to restore our bodies to the way they were designed to operate.
Not only about diet plans and the body’s requirements, Seven Pillars is a motivational journey to look past the immediate concerns of our world and into a long-term, healthy lifestyle that promotes all of the body’s necessary components, the seven pillars of health:
- Sleep and rest
- Living food
- Coping with stress
With a daily devotional feel, The Seven Pillars of Health includes verses from Scripture, although religion is not the main focus of the book.
Dr. Colbert talks about the food choices we make today, including all of the refined sugars and flours so prevalent in the Western diet. He advocates limited or doing away with these empty calories and focusing instead on organic foods, proper supplements and following the seven pillars to a total lifestyle change.
With a nearly perfect review score on Amazon, this book has been very well-received in the health conscious community, and continues to be a favorite among its readers, staying high on Amazon’s list despite the fact that its publish date was five years ago.
Seven Pillars aims to restore us to what we were before the industrial food world began taking over our food choices and urging us toward a highly processed, refined way of eating.