Are You Tired and Wired? by Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN NP

“Your Proven 30-Day Program for Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue and Feeling Fantastic Again”

This is another one of those fabulous, must have, books that I like to refer to as owner’s manuals.  Marcelle Pick creates a workbook where she teaches the reader about adrenal fatigue; how one comes to develop the condition and how the body malfunctions.  In Part I, she defines the condition and explains that there are  3 categories that one might fall into. She has also created self assessments to enable the reader to determine their own category. One of the great benefits of this book is to help determine risk, and use the remedies in a proactive manner to help stave off Adrenal Fatigue.

In Part II of the workbook she provides her proven remedies for successful management and reversal of the condition.  These remedies include: nutritional support with suggestions for supplements and meal plans (with recipes included);  exercise and lifestyle changes.

There is additional information for those with Addison’s Disease and Cushing’s Syndrome. And information sections on Allostatic Load, Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load and a full list of resources and references for additional reading.

This is very educational and a workbook that will be referred to often.

In accordance with FTC guidelines I must disclose that I have received this book, for free, from Hay House, in exchange for writing reviews for Hay House’s new book releases.

Beat Sugar Addiction Now! by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

Beat Sugar Addiction NOW!
Fair Winds Press (Released March 2010)
by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

Whenever I read one of Dr. Teitelbaum’s books, I feel like I’m taking a college course. I get out my note-book and pencils, sit at my office desk in a comfortable chair, and dig in. My sense is that Dr. Teitelbaum would rather teach people to learn how to manage their health rather than simply give instructions on what to do.  This empowers one to make the best health care choices possible.  He uses this same principle in “Beat Sugar Addiction Now!”.  This is a workbook developed to help the reader learn how to identify if they have a sugar addiction, what the implications are on health and how to learn to defeat the addiction and be a better manager of health.

I cringed each time Dr. Teitelbaum used the word addiction, thinking, “Really? It’s just sugar“. But, as I continued to read, I realized that it was driving home a point for me, that even though it’s only sugar, it is a real and potentially harmful addiction.  So, ok, now I’m a believer.

The workbook is set up to identify 4 types of sugar addiction. There is a simple quiz for each of the 4 types so that the reader can use the chapters that are personally relevant.  Dr. Teitelbaum suggests that a person could have more than one type of sugar addiction. I took all 4 quizzes and it only takes a few seconds to complete the quizzes and complete the analysis. There is an overview of what each type of addict would look like and some chapters with the suggested remedies and lifestyle changes.  There are also chapters dedicated to specific sugar related health issues:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia
Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
Heart Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Spastic Colon
Migraines and Tension Headaches

As with all of Dr. Teitelbaum’s books, this is not a one time read, this is an owner’s manual that you should keep handy to refer to often.