Monday, January 4, 2010

Giveaway and Book Review #36: PRIME-TIME HEALTH by William Sears, MD with Martha Sears, RN


Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away five (5) copies of
PRIME-TIME HEALTH
by William Sears, MD
with Martha Sears, RN

Rules for entering this giveaway are at the bottom of this post.



with Martha Sears, RN

Pub. Date: January 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Format: Hardcover, 446pp
Sales Rank: 125,361
ISBN-13: 9780316035415
ISBN: 0316035416

Description (from the publisher):
Twelve years ago, renowned physician and author Dr. William Sears was diagnosed with cancer. He, like so many people, wanted - and needed - to take control of his health. Dr. Sears created a comprehensive, science based, head-to-toe program for living a long, fit life -- and it worked. Now at the peak of health, Dr. Sears shares his program in PRIME-TIME HEALTH. This engaging and deeply informative book will motivate readers to make crucial behavior and lifestyle changes. Dr. Sears explores how to keep each body system healthy and delay those usual age-related changes. Written in Dr. Sears's wise, accessible, and entertaining voice, PRIME-TIME HEALTH is a practical program to help you live your best life possible-pain-free, disease-free, stress-free, and medication-free.

MY RATING:  5/5 Stars -- Highly recommended.

MY THOUGHTS:
Wow! I wish I could have read this book 20 years ago!

Don't think that PRIME-TIME HEALTH is just for baby boomers. If you want to enter middle age in peak fitness, read this book as soon as you can. Dr. Sears tells you what you will be facing in your later years and what you need to do now to ensure that you're physically able to enjoy those years.

If you're already living what you hope will be your middle years, Dr. Sears will show you how to make the best of whatever shape you're in and even what steps to take to reverse some conditions.

One of the things I like so much about PRIME-TIME HEALTH, is that Dr. Sears presents a wealth of health care information all in one place: Omega-3 fish oils and why they are so important for cardiovascular and joint health. What's so special about antioxidants? Why cancer occurs. How strong stomach muscles help prevent back pain. Over and over, he explains how the health and condition of one area of your body effects the health and condition of another area. For instance, unhealthy blood vessels can contribute to hearing loss -- Dr. Sears explains why and how.

The book includes chapters on eye health, breathing, and rejuvenating your joints, as well as, literally, skin and bones. Dr. Sears covers the basics of lowering high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. You'll find discussions on which foods are best for maintaining and improving health. There's even a chapter called "Stay Safe" in which he explains why older folks are more accident-prone and how to protect yourself from falls.

Another point in favor of Dr. Sears' book is that the information is so accessable. As the author of over 30 books, he knows how to translate medical terminology into plain English. Though the advice in the book in backed by scientific research, I was never bogged down in statistics or multi-syllabic Latin vocabulary. Dr. Sears writes for the ordinary Joes and Janes like me. I spent several evenings reading PRIME-TIME HEALTH and was never bored or overwhelmed by the material.

When you're young, it's easy to take for granted how good you feel and how easy it is to move. Over the years, your body just slowly wears out. But just as proper car maintainence will prolong the life of your car, proper body maintenance can prolong your life and keep you strong and healthy enough to actually enjoy your later years. And, like saving money for retirement, the earlier you start the better off you'll be.

I highly recommend PRIME-TIME HEALTH for all adults of any age. Younger people can start a regimen to prevent deterioration as well as provide much needed support and information to the older folks in their lives. "Primers" will appreciate understanding the changes that are occuring in their bodies and the hope of physical renewal that Dr. Sears' advice provides.


About the author (from the publisher):
William Sears, MD, has practiced pediatrics for more than 30 years, and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Martha Sears is a registered nurse, childbirth educator, and parenting and health consultant. They are the authors of more than 30 books and live in southern California.

RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave a comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

• Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.

• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 23, 2010.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name.

Thank you to Anna
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

69 comments:

DarcyO said...

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I'm a follower.

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Please enter me. Thanks!
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Marilu said...

Have read a few books by Dr. Sears. I have also read one or two by his son. I would love to win a copy of this one. Please enter me. Thanks

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Marilu said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the entries.
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(I will blog about it in the next day or two and come back and leave another comment then! I prefer my entries spaced out...lol)

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itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Doing this made me realize that I was not already a follower, gasp! I really thought I was.

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librarypat said...

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librarypat said...

This is definitely a book I need.
My husband is a cancer survivor and as we enter our 60's, health problems that weren't there before are showing up. As with your comment, wish we had a book like this 20 years ago. Prevention is so much better than trying to fix the problem after it is here.
I like his approach of medication-free life. Too many doctors use that as their first approach rather than trying to fix the problem with life style changes.
Please consider us for this book.

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Debbie Rodgers said...

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Carol W. said...

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

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Mary said...

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Susan said...

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Book Dragon said...

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FrankSandy said...

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Kitty said...

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Thanks

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

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