Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Your Body by Ryan Wood MD

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Genre: Health, Fitness and Dieting
  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (November 7, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1519180357
  • ISBN-13: 978-1519180353

Synopsis: This book gives a basic understanding of how the body works, utilizes calories, human anatomy; medical conditions, nutrition, laboratory panels, and results. There is substantial morbidity and mortality associated with poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and obesity. This book will provide material for developing a guideline for an individual life plan and goal towards a healthy lifestyle. This book includes education, information, and a comparison of hypotheses versus facts. Positive aspects of diet recommendations along with examples of incorrect information is given.  Recommendations and questions, regarding laboratory panels, and medications, to bring to your health care professionals is also illustrated.

Review:  This is one of the best health and dieting books I have read in quite some time. It is full of important information, but it is written in a way that makes it simple to understand.  I would recommend it to everyone who is concerned about staying healthy, whether you are wanting to diet or not. 

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Four stars

About the author
Dr. Wood is board certified in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.   He is currently the program director of a back pain program.  He received his undergraduate degree at Old Dominion in Exercise Physiology and PreMed.  During undergraduate training he had the privilege to study abroad at Keele University in England to study neurobiology and travel through Europe.  
Prior to attending medical school he was a body builder and served as a personal trainer to many professional athletes and movie stars.  Upon completion of medical school he went back to Oklahoma with his wife and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Oklahoma in addition to starting his family.   He is now a stage 4 Burkitt’s like lymphoma survivor, in addition to battling an immunodeficiency disorder.   

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