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You: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger

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Between your full-length mirror and high-school biology class, you probably think you know a lot about the human body. While it's true that we live in an age when we're as obsessed with our bodies as we are with celebrity hairstyles, the reality is that most of us know very little about what chugs, churns, and thumps throughout this miraculous, scientific, and artistic system of anatomy. Yes, you've owned your skin-covered shell for decades, but you probably know more about your cell-phone plan than you do about your own body. When it comes to your longevity and quality of life, understanding your internal systems gives you the power, authority, and ability to live a healthier, younger, and better life.

You: The Owner's Manual challenges your preconceived notions about how the human body works and ages, then takes you on a tour through all of the highways, back roads, and landmarks inside of you. After taking a quiz that tests your body of knowledge, you'll learn about all of your blood-pumping, food-digesting, and keys-remembering systems and organs.

Just as important, you'll get the facts and advice you need to keep your body running long and strong. You'll find out how diseases start and how they affect your body — as well as advice on how to prevent and beat conditions that threaten your quality of life. Complete with exercise tips, nutritional guidelines, simple lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches, You: The Owner's Manual gives you an easy, comprehensive, and life-changing how-to plan for fending off the gremlins of aging. To top it off, you'll also get the great-tasting and calorie-saving Owner's Manual Diet — a thirty-recipe eating plan that's designed with only one goal in mind: to help you live a younger life.

Welcome to your body. Why don't you come on in and take a look around?

Review:

"Anti-aging guru Roizen and celebrated heart surgeon Oz combine their popular approaches to patient-centered care in this assessment of how much, or more to the point, how little, readers know about their bodies. After taking the quizzes in the book, readers may feel shocked by their ignorance of basic anatomy and the processes required to maintain physical and mental functioning. Each chapter focuses on a body part or system (heart, brain, digestive, reproductive, etc.) and discusses diseases associated with it; genetic and lifestyle influences on its aging process; and foods, supplements and habits that can prevent or reverse related illnesses. The book has an entertaining feel: friendly elves guide readers through illustrations of the body and cartoons feature alien creatures that enter the body and cause illness. The humor is irreverent (e.g., muscle cells surrounding dead heart tissue 'start fighting with each other, like Jerry Springer's guests, instead of supporting each other, like Oprah's' [incidentally, the authors will appear on Oprah in May to promote the book]). Despite a 10-day, 30-recipe food plan and a less-is-more exercise regime, however, readers may have trouble using the information to create a lifestyle that will fulfill the authors' promise of weight loss, disease prevention and longevity. Even the recipes target one specific area of the body and weaken the overall conceptual framework. This lighthearted book will be most useful to those who like their health lessons served with a side of humor." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From Dr. Oz, the co-author of Eat to Live, and Dr. Roizen, author of The RealAge Makeover, comes a fun, informative and preventative health book like no other.

About the Author

Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., is professor and vice-chairman of surgery, Columbia University. He is medical director of the Integrated Medicine Center and director of the Heart Institute, New York Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center.

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Brandon, September 26, 2006 (view all comments by Brandon)
Great book for an overall understanding of you & your body and what to do to keep that body running like it should.

I gave it a four because the anecdotes can get a little old and the fact that it was written on a 5th grade level. However, it is the only book of it's kind I've read that covers so much w/out the painstaking details that make you fall asleep.
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cupcake, September 23, 2006 (view all comments by cupcake)
This is a "must read" for anyone wanting to live the good life and look younger doing it. Dr. Oz is a frequent guest on Oprah. If Oprah trusts his advice you can too. Bring it on!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060765316
Subtitle:
The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger
Author:
Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz
With:
Oz, Lisa
Author:
Roizen, Michael F.
Author:
Oz, Mehmet C.
Author:
Oz, Mehmet
Publisher:
Collins
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Alternative Therapies
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Healthy Living
Copyright:
Publication Date:
January 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.48x7.59x1.42 in. 1.98 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Anti-aging guru Roizen and celebrated heart surgeon Oz combine their popular approaches to patient-centered care in this assessment of how much, or more to the point, how little, readers know about their bodies. After taking the quizzes in the book, readers may feel shocked by their ignorance of basic anatomy and the processes required to maintain physical and mental functioning. Each chapter focuses on a body part or system (heart, brain, digestive, reproductive, etc.) and discusses diseases associated with it; genetic and lifestyle influences on its aging process; and foods, supplements and habits that can prevent or reverse related illnesses. The book has an entertaining feel: friendly elves guide readers through illustrations of the body and cartoons feature alien creatures that enter the body and cause illness. The humor is irreverent (e.g., muscle cells surrounding dead heart tissue 'start fighting with each other, like Jerry Springer's guests, instead of supporting each other, like Oprah's' [incidentally, the authors will appear on Oprah in May to promote the book]). Despite a 10-day, 30-recipe food plan and a less-is-more exercise regime, however, readers may have trouble using the information to create a lifestyle that will fulfill the authors' promise of weight loss, disease prevention and longevity. Even the recipes target one specific area of the body and weaken the overall conceptual framework. This lighthearted book will be most useful to those who like their health lessons served with a side of humor." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , From Dr. Oz, the co-author of Eat to Live, and Dr. Roizen, author of The RealAge Makeover, comes a fun, informative and preventative health book like no other.
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