Synopses & Reviews
From the co-founder of Women to Women, one of the first clinics in the country devoted to providing health care for women by women, comes a whole new way to look at weight loss: The Core Balance Diet. Marcelle Pick draws upon decades of patient and personal experience to solve the mystery of stubborn, frustrating weight gain in women, whether you’ve just gained it or have been struggling with it for years. This breakthrough program, which has benefited many of the thousands of women who visit the clinic each year, is rooted in cutting-edge nutritional science that explores the weblike relationship between women’s hormones, metabolism, and weight gain. In clear terms, Pick connects the dots between self-knowledge, self-care, and the ability to lose weight, extending the concept of body-mind-spirit to demonstrate why and how a woman’s biography becomes her biology.
At its most basic level, The Core Balance Diet shows you how to self-diagnose one of six major biochemical imbalances that may be preventing you from losing weight. These include digestive, hormonal, adrenal, neurotransmitter, inflammatory, and detoxification imbalances. From there, Pick guides you through easy lifestyle and diet changes customized to heal your specific imbalance. Throughout, you will learn how to begin living in a manner that encourages optimal health—without a lot of deprivation and stringent dieting rules— by achieving core balance from the inside out, and, of course, weight loss for life.
"The Core Balance Diet" is a breakthrough plan designed to restore the body'sequilibrium and return a person to a healthy, sustainable weight.
About the Author
Marcelle Pick, RNC, MSN, OB/GYN NP, co-founded Women to Women in 1983 with a vision to change the way in which women’s health care is delivered. Women to Women pioneered the combination of alternative and conventional medicine in women’s health, using a holistic approach that not only treats illness but also helps women make choices in their lives to prevent disease.
Marcelle earned a B.S. in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire School of Nursing, a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and her MS in Nursing from Boston College–Harvard Medical School. She is certified as an OB/GYN nurse practitioner and a pediatric nurse practitioner; and is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Nurse Practitioner Association, and American Holistic Nurses Association. Marcelle has served as medical advisor to Healthy Living Magazine, lectured on a variety of topics—including “Alternative Strategies to Healing” and “Body Image”—and appears regularly on television to discuss women’s health.