"The question I've been asked most often over the last ten years is 'Marilu, why is it that you are much thinner now and even younger looking than you were when you did Taxi in the 70s?' I know that people are being kind and ask me this to make me feel good, but I also know there is a lot of truth to this as well. I am much thinner than I was. I have much more energy. I feel really great. And yes, I do think I look much better...I do know I feel much younger now, at 45, than I did even in my 20s. Except during my pregnancies, my weight has not fluctuated more than five pounds in the last eleven years. This is not a temporary phase I'm going through."
When was the last time you felt really healthy? Do you feel healthy right this minute?
For Marilu Henner the answer is a resounding yes! A fit body, glowing skin and eyes, loads of energy, a positive attitude, and a zest for life...Marilu knows from nineteen years of research and practice that feeling and looking good are every person's birthright, no matter what age or psychical condition. Now, in this practical, proven guide, she shows how you, too, can achieve optimum well-being and longevity with her unique, flexible ten-step B.E.S.T. (Balance, Energy, Stamina, Toxin-Free) life plan that will change the way you feel about your health and your body in only three weeks.
Motivated by her parents' untimely deaths in their early fifties and her own previous struggles with weight and health, Marilu has developed this complete design for living that can be tailored to your individual needs. Down-to-earth, warm, and irrepressibly humorous, Marilu provides practical advice on every aspect of well-being, including combining foods for ultimate nutritional benefit, stress, attitude, the uses of alternative medicine, the value of a lifestyle journal, and a working philosophy of good health.
When you see a recent photo of yourself, are you surprised by what you see?
With Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover you can free yourself forever from diets and disease-causing toxins, boost your energy, lower and maintain your weight, and change your outlook. Begin with any one step--beginner, intermediate, or advanced level--and start discovering a whole new you! You'll find sound, essential information on:
Your health is the single most important factor in your life.
Start today to have the healthy, balanced life you want--and be the truly vibrant, happy person you were meant to be. As Marilu says, "I walk my talk, and I'd like you to be your best too. I want you to feel as good as I do, and no matter who you are, it's not impossible or too late for you to start. If you remember one thing from this book, please remember to always strive to be the B.E.S.T. you can be. Never give up."
Since making the decision to stick permanently with food combining (which can be complicated but she presents in a very easy to follow, organzied way) and eliminating sugar (about as hard for some people to do as quitting smoking or drinking) I have never felt better. My Candida is under control, my chronic ailments (asthma, allergies, rashes, joint pain) have all but disappeared, I have tons of energy all the time, I sleep better, I look better (better skin, hair, body) I feel consistently in a good mood and a nice side benefit was dropping from a size 12 to a 6.
After nearly a decade of struggling with my weight and being "sickly" I am now strong and truly healthy and found that only when I focused on my health rather than my size did I lose weight. I am now going back to college to obtain a degree in Kinesiology specializing in Athletic Training, a lifelong dream I never would have thought I could pursue in my prior condition. You need to be inspirational to train others and certainly you have to walk the talk.
With all the other fads being tauted out there, like the Atkins diet which is completely nutritionally unsound and puts people at a risk for renal failure and serious dehydration, I can tell you that the reason plans like Marilu's aren't as popular is ause they are more difficult initially to get accustomed to and don't allow for taboo foods as much as the hi-pro/hi-fat phenomenon. This may be a tougher challenge at first, but the long term health benefits are limitless.
I have read and reread everything from the Zone, Atkins, macrobiotics, sugar-busters and the blood type recommendations (which are actually very similar and is also a great book to keep as a nutritional bible) and it's Marilu's book I find myself whipping out for reference or review.
If you buy this book and stick with it for a month (it takes at least that long to remove prior waste product from your blood stream, tissues and organs) you WILL feel a sense of total health and well being that will amaze and surpise you. It's a great investment in yourself and the better your body functions, the better the quality of your life.