Dr. Steven G. Aldana, author of The Culprit and the Cure, “was one of the those strange young men who actually liked school.” After completing a Ph.D and taking a job in medical research, Aldana’s professional pursuits took him to hospitals all over the country. As he watched patients with chronic diseases continuously come and go from hospitals and heard doctors and nurses lament that they felt almost powerless to stop these diseases, he made the radical decision to take a sabbatical from work and study health and nutrition. By the time he was finished reading “just about every scientific article ever published on nutrition, physical activity, and chronic diseases” he was astonished at what he had found. His new understanding not only changed his perspective, it changed his life. What Aldana discovered can be summarized this way, “Most of the chronic diseases and deaths in Westernized societies are not caused by genetics or some act of God. They are the direct result of poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, and tobacco use.” He felt these insights put him in the center between exercise scientists, nutritionists and behavioral psychologists. He was none of these, yet he understand all of them and he wanted to find a way to help them see the connections between what they all do. So he decided he’d better write a book. And this is it! A brilliant summary of research, thought and how-to’s that will give anyone the basic information they need to live a long, healthy life.
Principle: Exercise and diet are the greatest factors in personal physical health.
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