352 pages, 9 × 6.01 × 0.95 in
December 26, 2012
Random House of Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 030735587X
ISBN - 13: 9780307355874
From the Publisher
The value of living healthily is indisputable, but what exactly can we do in our daily lives to be our healthiest self? In his new book, Bryce Wylde sets out to answer that question. He sorts out the confusing terminology used to describe natural medicine and leads us through a process of discovery about our own real state of health by showing how state-of-the-art self-testing now permits us to properly assess where we're vulnerable and where we're not. Whether you are worried about a vitamin deficiency or wonder if you're lacking the "feel good" brain hormone serotonin -- or even if you just want to ensure you're not wasting your money on supplements -- you'll learn what simple steps to take to test yourself. Wylde surveys and individually rates an array of present-day natural remedies from a no-nonsense, evidence-based perspective. He takes us on a guided tour of today's hottest health trends, highlighting what is good and steering us away from what is dubious (or outright snake oil). Underlying Wylde's ratings is the very latest research -- and he makes it clear that in the face of the astronomical rise in disease and the ubiquity of nutrient-devoid foods, we have no choice but to supplement our diets with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants if we want to live to our fullest potential.
Finally, Wylde on Health explores how we will increasingly use the strategic supplementation he recommends to redress genetic predispositions -- the future of preventative health care.
About the Author
BRYCE WYLDE is the author of the national bestseller The Antioxidant Prescription. He graduated with a combined honours degree in biology and psychology from York University in Toronto. He went on to pursue a career in complementary alternative medicine and nutrition, graduating with a diploma in homeopathic medicine and health sciences (DHMHS) from the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine. Known as a world leader in complementary alternative health, Wylde is a highly knowledgeable and respected natural healthcare practitioner specializing in homeopathy, clinical nutrition and botanical medicine and whose focus is routed within functional medicine. Wylde began his television hosting career with CTV in early 2008 with the highly-rated weekly television show Wylde on Health. Wylde lectures frequently on the prevalence of junk science in the natural health world and has made it his mission to “debunk the junk.” Bryce Wylde tweets @wyldeonhealth out of Toronto.
“Bryce makes all of us wildly passionate about our health and shares accessible insights and achievable action steps to bring youthful vigour into all our lives.” —Mehmet Oz, MD, Professor and vice chair, surgery, NY Presbyterian/Columbia “Bryce Wylde gives sensible, medically sound advice in this comprehensive manual on health, covering everything from optimum dietary habits to appropriate use of diagnostic tests and natural remedies for common problems. If you want to take greater control of your health, this book will be a great help.” —Andrew Weil, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Optimum Health “I am a doctor, and a nut about fitness. I want to live as long and as functional a life as possible, and constantly educate myself to make that happen. We don't know everything about the human body, but we know more than ever before. My friend Bryce Wylde has written a book that should be in your home today and will make you smarter about your own body. If you are wild about your health and want to take control, turn the page.” —Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent “For anyone who doubted the science behind alternative therapies and their effectiveness, this book will help them understand the many options natural medicine can provide to improve and maintain their overall health.” —Randy Boyer, co-founder, The Healthy Shopper Inc., co-author of Unjunk Your Junk Food “Bryce Wylde is one of our most trusted health experts, and the state-of-the-art self-testing covered in Wylde