Maimonides & Metabolism: Unique Scientific Breakthroughs in Weight Loss by Yonason HerschlagMaimonides & Metabolism: Unique Scientific Breakthroughs in Weight Loss by Yonason Herschlag

Maimonides & Metabolism: Unique Scientific Breakthroughs in Weight Loss

byYonason Herschlag

Paperback | February 27, 2016

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Get the keys to sustainable weight loss—reduce hunger, speed up metabolism, and transform your body into a fat-burning machine, with a science based approach.

Today there is a debate raging among nutritional authorities concerning the timing of breakfast. Some argue that in order to avoid sugar lows and uncontrollable hunger one should eat breakfast shortly after awakening. Others promote the extension of the nightly fast by delaying breakfast.

Maimonides & Metabolism explains in depth the physiological processes that are overlooked by many mainstream nutritional authorities, like the fact that the hormone cortisol is at its daily peak half an hour after waking up. Studies have shown that insulin resistance is higher shortly after waking as compared to a few hours later, and this is because cortisol an antagonist of insulin – insulin is anabolic (directing the body to store energy), and cortisol is catabolic (directing the body to release and burn stored energy).

Eating a breakfast that includes carbohydrates too early will spike blood sugar levels too much, as the high levels of cortisol won’t allow the insulin to lower the blood sugar to balanced levels. High blood sugar then leads to hyperinsulinemia (too much insulin). And simultaneous high levels of cortisol and insulin cause the body to increase the number of fat cells. Hyperinsulinemia also directs the body to store fat, and blocks the body from using stored fat for energy.

Maimonides & Metabolism delves into the timing of meals and exercise, habituating ourselves (gradually) to the most effective strategies of daily intermittent fasting that alleviates hunger and puts us into the natural fat burning mode.

Several chapters go into great detail on macronutrients to arm dieters and dietitians with the understanding needed for sustainable fat-loss.

It includes hundreds of cutting edge studies backing up the recommendations of Maimonides and the Talmud, as well as the best proven short-term and long-term dieting methods for fat-loss and improved health. It also includes 16 charts, 14 graphs/diagrams/pictures, 358 footnote references, a glossary and bibliography.

Health professionals are hailing it THE Health Bible, recommending this book to their colleagues and patients for its amazing array of insights and solutions.

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GREAT VALUE!!! Chapter 15 gives you a summary of some of the most popular diet books: Atkins, Eat to Live, Paleo, Venice Nutrition Program, Dukan, South Beach, Zone, the Fast Diet, and the American Heart Association’s No-Fad Diet. You also receive a physiological analysis of the short and long term effects of each of these diets, and a summary of the pros and cons of each diet, with additional notes and criticisms.

The other chapters give you even greater value. You get a summary of the practical lessons of a BA in dietetics + summaries of studies on how certain hormones increase fat cell number, and studies describing how certain nutrients can help reduce fat cell number + an advanced endocrinology course describing the effects of hormones on metabolism + the greatest pearls of wisdom of the Talmud and Maimonides’ diet recommendations, analyzed in the light of the science of physiology.

Obtain clarity on how diet affects hormones and metabolism. Become expert in macronutrients. Learn the most successful methods of short and long term sustainable weight loss. Be the first to reveal to your friends the amazing benefits learned from Maimonides & Metabolism. Click on tab "Add to Cart", and BUY NOW!

Hi! I'm Yonason. After knee surgery at age 43, my waist line spiraled out of control, reaching 44 inches at its worst. Dieting and exercise wasn't helping me manage my weight even with a high level of self-discipline. Despite going to numerous licensed dietitians, the yo-yo effects never panned out to long-term sustainable fat loss. Re...
Title:Maimonides & Metabolism: Unique Scientific Breakthroughs in Weight LossFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.72 inPublished:February 27, 2016Publisher:Eric HerschlagLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface, Introduction, 1-Fat Mass Is Dependent on Hormonal Balance; 2-How to Decrease Your Fat Cell Number; 3-Customizing Your Fat-Mass Reduction Plan; 4-The Metabolic Syndrome: Its Causes and Remedies; 5-Benefits of an Early Dinner; 6-Exercise: The Benefits, How and When, and Making It Easy; 7-Late Breakfast: When, Why, and What to Eat; Appendix to 7-Late Breakfast: The Moral Significance According to the Talmud; 8-Measured Glycemic Load: Avoiding Hyperinsulinemia; 9-Daily Intermittent Fasting; 10-RDA of Macronutrients (Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats); 11-Protein; 12-Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber; Appendix to 12-The Different Structures and Different Physiological Effects of Sugars, Starches, and Fiber; 13-Fats; Appendix to 13-Understanding the Terms Saturated, Unsaturated, Polyunsaturated, Cis, and Trans; 14-Benefits of Low-Carbohydrate Diets; 15-Pros and Cons of Some of the Most Popular Diets; 16-Combining the Most Effective Methods for Short-Term and Long-Term Fat Loss; Bibliography; About the Author

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"A reconsideration of the physiology of weight loss, supported by the writings of the Jewish philosopher Maimonides. In recent years, discussions about losing weight have been dominated by the protein-carbohydrate duo. Although debut author Herschlag hews closely to the conventional wisdom by recommending a diet low in carbs, he expands the terms of the debate significantly. First, he provides an account of how simple caloric restriction can counterproductively increase one's weight. Sustainable weight loss, he says, requires creating a healthy balance among four different hormones: insulin, cortisol, leptin, and ghrelin. Although the effects of insulin on weight management have been widely covered before, the other three hormonal secretions have been comparatively neglected in other books. Here, for example, the author writes that eating too few calories can increase the release of ghrelin, which thereby increases not only hunger but also the production of fat cells. Likewise, he notes, the simultaneous release of insulin and cortisol... also generates new fat cells. The goal of any good diet, according to Herschlag, should be maximizing the process of apoptosis, or the burning of fat cells, while minimizing the production of new fat cells. This leads to some unconventional counsel; for example, since cortisol levels are at their peak directly after we wake, the author recommends postponing breakfast for three hours. Here and there, Herschlag observes points of agreement between his scientific findings and the ancient writings of the Jewish sage Maimonides... Although much of the practical advice ends up treading familiar ground, this is a considerably deeper and more rigorous treatment of the subject than normally offered. Its appraisal of some of the more popular diet fads is also helpful. Readers looking to understand all the factors in weight-loss management will find this a good supplement..."Kirkus "A fresh and interesting perspective." "Some of the benefits of an early dinner that you have articulated seem logical and I expect that they are correct."John E. Hall, PhD, Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Biophysics; Director, Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center"As a dietitian with several decades of experience, I find Maimonides and Metabolism a most valuable, informative, and helpful addition to my professional library. I am already implementing some of its guidelines in my clinical practice. The studies and theory presented concerning insulin resistance and the hormone cortisol in relation to the timing of breakfast and exercise convinced me of the importance of exercising before breakfast. Definitely a most worthwhile read for dietitians and health enthusiasts alike!"Elana M. Kideckel, M.S., R.D., Clinical Dietitian"Awesome, smooth read. Well referenced. Difficult material made easy to understand. Well done!"Shahar Zadok, DC. "THE Health Bible for Today & Now, a magnum opus. I have carried it through many cities in my travels ready to consume or review more."Roxan Hupert, OTR, MSW, Certified yoga instructor, Certified craniosacral therapist, Health consultant and diet coach."Scientific and informative explanations. Combined with the principles culled from Maimonides and the Talmud, I believe that the mixture of diet and exercise that the author recommends could well help with long term sustainable weight loss."Yisrael Levitt, MD."Rabbi Yonason Herschlag's Maimonides and Metabolism is an interesting blend of the physiology and biochemistry of weight loss, plus historical perspectives from medical sage Moses Maimonides. In his well-researched book, Rabbi Herschlag reviews the pros and cons of the most popular diet plans and provides a detailed explanation for his optimal dietary and lifestyle recommendations."Amanda Levitt, ND