by Harvey Diamond
Diamond’s last book – “Fit For Life” spent 40 straight weeks as the #1 New York Times bestseller, selling more than 12 million copies. Now, he tackles what may be the #1 health problem in America (and much of the developed world): obesity and the myriad of health issues associated with it.
But he swears this isn’t a diet book. Instead, he explores a natural lifestyle where healthy nutritional choices can bring about amazing changes. The books emphasizes the value of food proper combining, the role of enzymes, the importance of exercise, and the benefits of raw food (with recipes by top raw food chef Natalia KW).
The wellness lifestyle he promotes is one which many chiropractors already enjoy, but there’s no such thing as hearing this kind of information too often. If we’re lucky, we’ll learn something we hadn’t known before (or had forgotten). At the very least, our understanding of the advantages of healthy eating habits will be reinforced.
The book also provides a wealth of information for patients and doctors might consider buying a few extra copies for their waiting room, circulating library, or even as promo items in their practice.
Diamond’s personal story is a key to the success of his books: he was afflicted with peripheral neuropathy after being exposed to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam. While many MDs would have given up on him, he chose to change his diet and lifestyle completely and, as a result, is one of the longest known survivors of that condition.
Some doctors may find his breezy style a bit too casual or even over-simplified for their taste. Even he admits that “I don’t write for doctors and scientists. I write for folks. You won’t need a dictionary by your side in order to understand what you read.” Other DCs will find that a welcome change to clinical texts.
“Eat for Life” was released in March and is available in paperback and Kindle formats.