Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 272 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in
Published: April 12, 2011
Publisher: Gallery Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1439167427
ISBN - 13: 9781439167427
About the Book
Dr. Stork explains how just a few small tweaks to daily habits can help people live longer, feel stronger, and conquer many chronic conditions--such as some of the biggest killers in America: heart disease, type II diabetes, and some cancers--before they happen.
Read from the Book
ONE BE YOUR OWN HEALTH GURU “Doctor, don’t let my son die,” a frantic man with a little boy in his arms said to me as he ran into the ER. He laid the boy down on a gurney. “Please save him!” I noted that his son was blue and barely breathing. It was midnight on my first shift as a full-fledged emergency room doctor. I was a young physician in training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and I was working my first-ever shift completely on my own, moonlighting in a small ER in a remote little town in Tennessee. I had confidence in my skills and training, but it was an incredibly scary experience to know that for the first time ever, I was solo and had no backup. Until this particular night I had always been under the supervision of an attending physician, but now I was completely on my own. Until that moment it had been a quiet night, punctuated only by the sounds of the cleaning crew, the vending machines, and the beeps of hospital equipment. I was partway through a twenty-four-hour shift, and feeling good since nothing catastrophic had happened. As I looked at the boy, who was helpless and at the edge of death, I felt an overwhelming sense of responsibility and dread, accompanied by an adrenaline rush from having the opportunity to put my skills to the test. It was a feeling no amount of medical training could have prepared me for. I thought, This is where the rubber meets the road. My brain switched into my doctor’s autop
From the Publisher
DO YOU KNOW WHO THE GREATEST HEALTH GURU IN HISTORY IS? IT'S
DR. TRAVIS STORK, #1 New York Times bestselling
author and popular host of The Doctors, will show you how
to transform your own health in seven simple steps.
As an emergency room physician, Dr. Travis Stork regularly sees the
effects that poor lifestyle choices-the same decisions we face
every day about what to eat and how active to be-have on our bodies
over time. But just a few small tweaks to your daily habits can
help you live longer and feel stronger. You can also conquer many
chronic conditions-such as some of the biggest killers in America:
heart disease, type II diabetes, and some cancers-before they
A lively, eye-opening guide, The Doctor Is In cracks the
often-intimidating wellness code. You don't need to follow the
latest health crazes. Your power to save your own life is
potentially thousands of times greater than that of any physician,
wellness guru, or fitness expert. The secret is in seven easy,
positive, and crucial steps that will help you change the way you
think about diet, exercise, and the health care system. As he
breaks down the building blocks for health into doable tips and
action plans, Dr. Stork demystifies nutrition, exposes food fads,
explains why you should be ruthlessly skeptical of health advice,
and tells you which numbers you should track to keep yourself on
the road to optimal wellness.
Being healthy is an important and achievable goal no matter your
age or fitness level. You already hold the key to a long and happy
life. It's time to put that power into action!
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE THE POWER TO . . .
• Increase your life expectancy by up to a decade or more?
• Prevent or slow the development of many chronic and fatal
• Lower your high blood pressure?
• Reduce your risk of certain cancers?
• Conquer and reverse obesity?
• Potentially reduce your risk for Alzheimer's disease?
• Avoid spending many years and countless thousands of dollars on
agonizing medical procedures, hospital stays, and medications due
to preventable conditions?
About the Author
Travis Stork, MD is a physician and television personality, best
known for appearing on The Bachelor, and as host of the talk show,
The Doctors. Stork graduated magna cum laude from Duke University,
and earned his M.D. from the University of Virginia. He completed
his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville,
Tennessee. Stork is the author of The Doctor Is In: A 7-Step
Prescription for Optimal Wellness, The Lean Belly Prescription: The
Fast and Foolproof Diet and Weight-Loss Plan from America's Top
Urgent-Care Doctor, and The Doctor's Diet: Dr. Travis Stork's STAT
Program to Help You Lose Weight & Restore Your Health.