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Tired of being tired : rescue, repair, rejuvenate
Hanley, Jesse.
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New York : G.P. Putnam's, [2001]

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384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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A breakthrough individualized program for maximizing health, vitality, and well-being by a leading antiaging doctor. Loss of energy, weight gain, and decreases in health and vitality are not inevitable facts of life. They are the results of the drive that pushes us to achieve-whether it is in our roles at work, as parents, siblings, spouses, or friends. This results in Adrenal Burnout. The consequences of Adrenal Burnout include everything from fatigue to uncontrollable weight gain; from irritability to severe depression; from constant colds to life-threatening illnesses. Dr. Jesse Hanley's recommendations make it easy to rejuvenate a tired system. Here, she shows how to: lose weight by exercising less; sleep better by restructuring your eating habits; improve your mood through a nutrition and natural supplement program; achieve a balanced weight by eating more; increase your energy without resorting to stimulants; stop accelerated aging; restore your immunity; prevent illness; and live a happier and healthier life. An easy-to-take test shows you which stage of Adrenal Burnout you have arrived at-Driven, Dragging, Losing It, Hitting the Wall, or Burned Out-and tailors an individualized program. Unique herbal and supplement formulas help the reader get back on track, and an easy fourteen-day meal plan helps the body gain back the years it's lost due to hard work and striving.

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Too tired to exercise, or, for that matter, do much of anything other than work or sleep? Most people think that's just an inevitable and depressing consequence of growing older, but Hanley, medical director of the Malibu Health Center, says it's not so. Hanley offers a program aimed at relieving "Adrenal Burnout," an all-too-common hazard of today's fast-paced, stressful life, whose symptoms include weight gain, exhaustion and irritability. As a way of categorizing people into specific types "driven," "burned out," "perfectionist" the author offers case histories along with a questionnaire, which readers can use to diagnose themselves. Once they identify their symptoms, they can adopt Hanley's 10-step program, which includes eating frequently, exercising less (though he does encourage yoga), getting more sleep and taking vitamin supplements. Hanley also offers healthy recipes (some of which sound a little distasteful, like Dreamsicle Tofu Power Drink), accompanied by tips on "good fats" (butter, cheese) and "bad fats" (corn oil, non-dairy creamer), stress-relieving breathing techniques, effective herbal supplements and more. Hanley's program isn't revolutionary, and much of it isn't even original, like "detox" days, fasts to jump-start a diet or getting more sleep. Some of his advice avoiding excessive exercise, for instance is just plain common sense. Still, the book's suggestions are sound, and readers amenable to self-examination will find this book helpful. (On sale date: Apr. 23) Forecast: An appealing title, along with a 30-city tour, should yield brisk initial sales for the book. After that, the book's success will depend on endorsements and media attention. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part 1 The Psychology and Physiology of Highly Ambitious People
Chapter 1 The Adrenaline Rush Lifestylep. 7
Chapter 2 The Five Stages of Adrenal Burnoutp. 18
Chapter 3 Psychogenesp. 37
Part 2 Ten Simple Solutions
Chapter 4 Simple Solution 1: Eat, Eat, Eat, All Day Longp. 61
Chapter 5 Simple Solution 2: Exercise Lessp. 100
Chapter 6 Simple Solution 3: Calm Your Central Nervous Systemp. 120
Chapter 7 Simple Solution 4: Pay Off Your Sleep Debtp. 150
Chapter 8 Simple Solution 5: Let Go of Your Favorite Poisonp. 186
Chapter 9 Simple Solution 6: Supplement a Tired Food Chainp. 212
Chapter 10 Simple Solution 7: Oxygenate Your Bodyp. 238
Chapter 11 Simple Solution 8: Learn About Hidden Toxinsp. 246
Chapter 12 Simple Solution 9: Have Fun Every Dayp. 266
Chapter 13 Simple Solution 10: Cultivate Self-fulfillmentp. 280
Part 3 Eat Regular Balanced Meals of Real Whole Food to Take Back Your Life
Chapter 14 Fourteen-Day Meal Plans and Recipesp. 307
Chapter 15 Power Drinksp. 334
Chapter 16 Healthy Fats, Oils, and Essential Fatty Acidsp. 340
Chapter 17 Acid-Forming and Alkalinizing Foodsp. 344
Chapter 18 Music for Calming the Central Nervous Systemp. 350
Afterword: A Word for You from Dr. Hanleyp. 353
Appendix A References for Ordering Productsp. 355
Appendix B Health Practitioner Referralsp. 357
Appendix C Information on Adrenal Blood, Urine, and Saliva Testingp. 359
Appendix D References for Further Readingp. 363
Notesp. 366
Indexp. 375