Synopses & Reviews
The skills you need to slash your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and moreby 80 percent
Though we may not realize it, our behavior has tremendous effects on our health, well-being, and even gene expression. In Disease-Proof, renowned preventive medicine specialist Dr. David Katz reveals that we can reduce our risk of any chronic disease by an astonishing 80 percentmore than any drug or intervention could ever hope to do.
Abundant scientific evidence shows that four simple thingsnot smoking, eating well, being active, and maintaining a healthy weightplay an enormous role in our health. Drawing upon the latest scientific evidence and decades of clinical experience, Dr. Katz arms us with the skills to make lasting changes in each of these areas. Disease-Proof equips readers with the knowledge to manage weight, improve immune function, reprogram our genes, and prevent and reverse life-altering illnesses.
Groundbreaking and timely, this book is for readers of The End of Illness by David Agus and Anticancer by David Servan-Schreiber.
“David Katz is among my most respected colleagues. When it comes to using lifestyle as medicine, there simply isnt a higher authority. In Disease-Proof
, Dr. Katz advances a mission we share: empowering people to use what we know about the power of lifestyle to promote health. This is an important book.”—Mehmet Oz, MD
“By offering insight into the hidden and not-so-hidden threats to our collective waistlines and our health and providing step-by-step advice to reverse the current obesity epidemic and the chronic diseases that go with it, Disease-Proof will empower readers to take control of their current and future health. Anyone who's interested in protecting themselves and their loved ones from these problems will want to read this book—sooner not later."—Dean Ornish, MD, author of The Spectrum
“Powerful….Disease-Proof provides much practical wisdom about learning and applying the skills of a healthy lifestyle.”—Ed Dodge, MD, MPH, ThePowerofLifestyle.com
“At a time when 75 percent of our health care spending is for preventable, chronic diseases, and when we are facing an epidemic of legal drug dependency, Disease-Proof is a book we desperately need -- a reminder that, in more ways than we may realize, our health is in our hands. Dr. Katz's conclusion that we all have the ability to lead healthier lives is sensible, well-reasoned, empowering, and based on the latest scientific evidence and decades of clinical experience.”-- Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group
“Disease-Proof helps level the playing field between those who may have vast wealth and resources they can employ in order to attain better quality food and expert trainers, and those who may not have the time or money to ‘outsource their health.”—NaturallySavvy.com
“Dr. Katz knows how challenging the pursuit of both health and a healthy weight can be. He also has a unique ability to convert his knowledge and insights into practical programs and tools - a talent richly displayed in Disease-Proof. If you want to build better health and a better future, this book makes an excellent tool kit.”—David A. Kessler, MD, former Commissioner, FDA and author of The End of Overeating
"Comprehensive, accessible, and indispensable, Disease-Proof makes a compelling case for how we can reclaim our medical destinies and prevent many of the chronic diseases that are currently afflicting adults and children alike. It's an urgently needed wake-up call for millions of Americans who believe their health is largely beyond their control."—David Satcher, MD, PhD, former Surgeon General and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and founder of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
“Disease-Proof is not only about knowing what to do to stay healthy; its also about developing the skills to apply that knowledge. Katz and Colino make the skills look easy. I especially appreciate how they encourage readers to take responsibility for the health of others as well as themselves and work toward creating a healthy society for all.”—Marion Nestle, author of What to Eat and Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University
“The advice in Disease-Proof, if applied, will lead to a healthy, vibrant life. Everyone needs this information.”—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
“Disease-Proof uniquely addresses what individuals can do to promote their own health, and what we can and should do together to help us all get there from here. Just about everybody stands to benefit from reading this book.”—Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN, founder of Joy Bauer Nutrition Centers and nutrition expert on the Today Show
nails it—if you want to achieve great things, you are better off being your own worst critic than your own biggest fan. Read this book and you will never look at the concept of self-esteem the same way again.”— Laura Vanderkam, author of All The Money In The World
and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
“Chamorro-Premuzic has rethought confidence - shattering myths about what generates confidence but also reassessing low confidence as a positive attribute. A fresh, more balanced, approach, presented in a well-researched, accessible, and, indeed, enjoyable format. I like this book: a lot.”—Robert Kelsey, author of Whats Stopping You?
“I can't remember the last time I finished reading a book and wanted to applaud. Confidence is a life-changing book - it will convince you, through brilliant arguments and an abundance of compelling evidence, that much of the advice you've been given on how to be successful is worse than useless. In fact, it's been holding you back. Before you read anything else, read Confidence.”—Heidi Grant Halvorson, PhD author of Focus and Succeed
“Maybe you have always intuited, as most sensitive people do, that all the talk about boosting self-confidence and raising self-esteem is not the answer to success or happiness. This charming and thoroughly fact-based book will give you the evidence to back your wisdom, that being kind and competent works best.”—Elaine Aron, PhD, author of The Highly Sensitive Person and The Undervalued Self
If you want to build better health and a better future, this book makes an excellent tool kit.”David A. Kessler, MD, author of The End of Overeating
and former commissioner of the FDA
It sometimes seems as if everyone around us is being diagnosed with a chronic illnessand that we might soon join them. In Disease-Proof, leading specialist in preventive medicine Dr. David Katz draws upon the latest scientific evidence and decades of clinical experience to explain how we can slash our risk of every major chronic diseaseheart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, dementia, and obesityby an astounding 80%. Dr. Katz arms us with skillpower: a proven, user-friendly set of tools that helps us make simple behavioral changes that have a tremendous effect on our health and well-being. Inspiring, groundbreaking, and prescriptive, Disease-Proof proves making lasting lifestyle changes is easier than we think.
About the Author
DAVID KATZ, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP
, is an internationally renowned expert in chronic disease prevention and weight management, recognized in 2012 as one of the most influential figures in health promotion. He is a specialist in preventive medicine, and the founding director of Yale Universitys Prevention Research Center. The author of twelve books, he lives in Connecticut.
STACEY COLINOs writing has appeared in the Washington Post Health Section and in dozens of national magazines including Newsweek, Real Simple, Health, Prevention, Parents, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Self, Shape, Womans Day, Good Housekeeping, and more. She lives in Maryland.