Synopses & Reviews
From the doctor whose "extraordinary practice is at the vanguard of a revolutionary way to deliver medical care" (O, The Oprah Magazine), an easy program to restore energy and health.
DO YOU FEEL UNUSUALLY EXHAUSTED?
DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE SLEEPING?
DOES YOUR DIGESTION BOTHER YOU?
DO YOU HAVE ACHING MUSCLES AND JOINTS?
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE AGING TOO QUICKLY?
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE RUNNING ON EMPTY?
Fatigue, unexplained back and joint pain, distractibility, irritability, insomnia, and digestive problems leave many of us feeling spent -- and there is no pill that reverses the effects. Many Americans are plagued by this new epidemic, and doctors are unable to diagnose any single cause.
But Dr. Frank Lipman knows that this profound feeling of general unwellness is not part of the normal aging process. In this revolutionary book, Dr. Lipman is the first to connect the dots in a constellation of symptoms, offering a proven solution to combat the pervasive syndrome he calls Spent. When someone is Spent, the body is doing everything it can to indicate that it is time to slow down, rest, detoxify, repair, replenish, and restore. Dr. Lipman has helped thousands of patients who suffer from Spent to revive their bodies -- and, in most cases, feel more energized and healthier than they ever have before.
In Spent, Dr. Lipman first identifies the things in modern life that lead to energy depletion, such as stress, light deprivation, an erratic sleep schedule, and a diet high in sugar and processed foods. Next, he creates "Daily Beats," a series of simple actions -- such as sleep, diet, exercise, nutrition, meditation, and relaxation -- that readers can take to repair their stressed systems and nourish their bodies and minds.
As with Dr. Lipman's patients, anyone following his day-by-day program will feel energized, vibrant, and younger. With a nutrition plan of tasty recipes photographs of research-based exercises and stretches, and wisdom from Dr. Lipman's thirty years of medical practice, Spent puts readers back in touch with their bodies' natural rhythms and introduces them to a lifetime of good health.
"Spent is a gold mine of life-enhancing, energy-restoring health wisdom -- all presented in easy-to-follow bite-sized pieces that go down easily. Following the instructions in this book will change your life!" -- Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
"Can we really expect to think and act skillfully with peace and joy while trying to be everything and do it all? No. Spent is a wake-up call and a guide for changing this disastrous direction of living, showing us how to turn our overwhelmed and exhausted bodies and minds into healthy, energized, and thriving selves." -- Rodney Yee, author of Yoga: The Poetry of the Body and Moving Toward Balance
"When you're running on empty, the first step can be the hardest. In Spent, Dr. Lipman provides 42 options to jump-start your body and keep it cruising."-- Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., professor and vice chair of Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller YOU: The Owner's Manual
"Depleted, depressed, and dog tired, millions search in the wrong places to find restoration, renewal, and replenishment. You need look no further than Dr. Lipman's groundbreaking solution-oriented program for rebuilding your energy and restoring your body and soul. Spent is a science-based guide to unparalleled wellness. Buy it, use it and you will feel rich, not Spent."-- Mark Hyman, M.D., author of the New York Times bestselling UltraMetabolism and The UltraSimple Diet
"Frank Lipman has been our trusted friend and doctor for more than fifteen years. Time and time again, Frank has helped us to restore our bodies to their natural rhythms and health. Spent is his detailed, engaging, and inspiring road map for how to heal your body and sustain your energy for life!"-- Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
"If you need more vitality and vigor -- and who doesn't? -- Spent is the book for you. This practical guidebook has been crafted and field-tested by Dr. Frank Lipman, one of America's geniuses in helping people renew and balance their lives. Trust it, believe it, use it."-- Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words and The Power of Premonitions
About the Author
Frank Lipman, MD, is the holistic physician of whom O The Oprah Magazine
said is "at the vanguard of a revolutionary new way to deliver health care." He is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, where for 20 years his personal blend of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine, Functional Medicine, nutrition, herbal medicine, biofeedback, meditation, and yoga have helped thousands of people recover their energy and zest for life.
In 1979 after finishing medical school at the University of Witwaterstrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Lipman began his medical career at Baragwaneth Hospital in Soweto, the largest and busiest hospital in all of Africa. It was at this hospital where he discovered the possibilities of non-Western medicine. In 1984, he emigrated to the U.S., became board-certified in internal medicine, and served as Chief Medical Resident at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx. Dr. Lipman spent time in the hospital's acupuncture clinic, which gave him a comprehensive background in Chinese medicine and inspired him to embark on many years' study of nutrition, homeopathy, qi gong, and other healing systems. A former editor at Random House, Mollie Doyle is a freelance writer and yoga teacher. She lives on Martha’s Vineyard.