An exhilarating journey through the shifting landscape of genetics, health and evolution
Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Emperor of Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Take charge of your health by understanding the connection between our evolutionary past and our future wellbeing with this practical guide to personalised health and nutrition from distinguished physician Dr. Sharad Paul
Recognised as one of the best in his field, surgeon, academic, and philanthropist, Dr. Sharad Paul combines everyday health with evolutionary biology and explains how to improve your overall wellness by following a diet and exercise plan according to your gene type.
Starting with our brains, this book covers everything from skin and muscles, to hearts, diets, and stress management. Throughout, Dr. Paul shares key information and provides steps to improve our daily wellbeing impacting everything from our energy levels to memory retention to our overall longevity.
Our evolutionary past and genetic makeup determine how and why the body works the way it does and how it all combines to make us unique individuals. Presenting a compelling blend of medical mysteries, patient stories, and science, Dr. Paul has developed a revolutionary approach to wellness that will result in beautiful skin at any age, a healthier diet for muscle endurance and skeletal strength, a more resilient and efficient heart, better mood and memory balance, and more.
From learning to eat for your gene-type to the importance of movement and understanding brain development, this book answers several questions, including: Is cholesterol good or bad? How do we fight the war on cancer? How does stress affect our health? Is there science behind psychiatry?
Ultimately, the message is this: to achieve better health, we need to understand our evolutionary past and while our genes carry an individual blueprint, transformation towards wellness is always possible..