The South Beach Wake-Up Call by Arthur Agatston
Why America Is Still Getting Fatter and Sicker, Plus 7 Simple Strategies for Reversing Our Toxic Lifestyle

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From the creator of the South Beach Diet comes a call to change the fast-food, sedentary way of life that’s aging us quickly and killing us slowly.

There is a proverbial ticking time bomb in our midst. It’s the toxic lifestyle that is wreaking havoc on our nation’s health and well-being and posing an equal threat to everyone from the very young to the very old. In today’s fast-food-obsessed, couch-potato culture, two-thirds of all adults and one-third of all children are either overweight or obese, rates of diabetes and heart disease are soaring, and the future for many of us looks dismal.

The time for a transformation is now, and one of the leading agents of change is renowned cardiologist and creator of the South Beach Diet Dr. Arthur Agatston, who is determined to reverse America’s failing health profile. After explaining how we got to this sorry state, Dr. Agatston introduces his Toxic Turnaround. This empowering program provides realistic strategies and tools everyone can use to shop, cook, eat, and exercise better—improving the family table, getting quality sleep, reducing stress, and making our homes and communities healthier. Informed by cutting-edge research and the tenets of a diet that has already changed the way America eats, this book goes to the next level, providing a blueprint for all Americans to make positive and sustainable lifestyle changes that will not only improve their own health but that of generations to follow.

As a bonus, The South Beach Wake-Up Call includes 30 new, easy-to-prepare recipes featuring Dr. Agatston’s top “mega foods” for better health.


About Arthur Agatston

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Arthur Agatston, MD, is the medical director of Wellness and Prevention for Baptist Health South Florida and a clinical professor of medicine at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Creator of the bestselling South Beach Diet series, he has also authored numerous scientific articles and is frequently quoted in the media on diet and health. Dr. Agatston lives and practices in Miami Beach. Natalie Geary, MD, is executive vice president of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation in Miami. An integrative physician with an expertise in treating wheat allergy and gluten sensitivity in both adults and children, she lives and works in Miami and New York.
Published October 11, 2011 by Rodale. 352 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Cooking, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Rather than writing a sequel touting his best-selling book, The South Beach Diet, cardiologist Agatston addresses additional facets of Americans' unhealthy lifestyles. Readers will recognize many of t

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Cardiologist Agatston (The South Beach Diet ) follows up his blockbuster book on weight-loss with this volume of more than 200 recipes, a number of which are culled from the kitchens of chefs in Miami Beach and other cities.

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Now we know that there are good fats, bad fats, and really bad fats.

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