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About Amy Berger
Amy spent years doing what nutrition and health experts claimed were "all the right things" to lose weight and maintain optimal health, but failed to experience the expected results. Wanting to understand why the conventional advice about low-calorie, low-fat dieting and lots of exercise did not lead to the promised outcomes, she began researching physiology and biochemistry and came to learn that much of what we currently believe about "healthy diets" is misguided, and, in many cases, downright incorrect.
Having learned these lessons the hard way, she has dedicated her career to showing others that vibrant health doesn't require starvation, deprivation, or living at the gym. Men and women cannot live by lettuce alone. Real people need real food! Amy loves teaching people that they can lose weight, feel great, and *be healthy* while eating commonly "forbidden" - but delicious - foods, such as butter, red meat, bacon, and cheese. (And a little red wine and dark chocolate now and then don't hurt!)
You can read her blog at www.tuitnutrition.com, where readers value her clever and humorous writing style, and her ability to translate scientific research jargon and gobbledygook into plain English.
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Move from carb confusion to carb confidence!
Overwhelmed by the avalanche of information out there about diets and health? Tired of spending time and money following complicated and expensive plans and protocols that don't deliver the results you want? Would a strict ketogenic diet be best for you? But what if you can't imagine life without fruit or bread? Why won't someone just make all this diet stuff simple?
They have! Eric Westman, MD, has over twenty years of experience as an internal medicine doctor and obesity medicine specialist. He's helped patients at his Keto Medicine Clinic at Duke University lose over 26,000 pounds and reverse conditions like type 2 diabetes, PCOS, high blood pressure, and more. In End Your Carb Confusion, he shares his time-tested and science-backed strategy with YOU!
If you've spent years doing "all the right things" but you’re still dealing with excess weight, diabetes, heartburn, joint pain, fatigue, skin problems, or other issues, End Your Carb Confusion is the GPS you need to help you navigate your way from frustrated and disappointed to empowered and successful. Find the level of carbohydrate intake that’s right for you now, and then learn how to switch gears to a higher- or lower-carb diet when the time is right. Dr. Westman gives you the information you need to start reclaiming your health today—no complicated and confusing scientific gobbledygook, only exactly what you need to understand how you got to where you are (hint—it's not your fault!) and, more important, how to get to where you want to be.
You shouldn't need a PhD, a private chef, and a million dollars to lose weight and get healthy. The simple, straightforward plan laid out in End Your Carb Confusion fits into any lifestyle, whether you shop at an organic co-op or a discount chain and will help you reach your goals whether you prefer gourmet meals or fast food. No matter where you're starting from, End Your Carb Confusion can lead you to your destination—a renewed body, mind, and spirit.
Maybe you're eating more carbs than you realize. Chapter 4 will teach you how to get away from "carb creep." Or maybe you're overdoing the fat. Did you know it’s possible to eat too much fat on keto if your goal is to lose body fat? Yes! Chapter 5 will explain why even though this is a high-fat diet, pouring unlimited butter and oil on your food isn’t a winning strategy if you’re already having a hard time tapping into stored body fat. And what about thyroid function? Undiagnosed or improperly treated hypothyroidism can be a huge obstacles to fat loss, no matter how disciplined you are with diet and exercise. There's an entire chapter devoted to walking you through the right tests to get and how to navigate the complicated world of thyroid medication. Plus...Do you have to worry about macros? Can you drink alcohol and still lose weight on keto? Do you need to measure ketones? Is intermittent fasting required? What if you're taking medications that make you gain weight? In The Stall Slayer, Amy answers all those questions and more. She explains the science in plain English, busts myths with humor and wit, and arms you with the tools you need to break your fat loss stall. If you're struggling to drop unwanted pounds despite being keto-faithful, this is the book you need!
A Comprehensive Metabolic & Lifestyle Approach
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2016 is startlingly similar to a half-century ago. Despite decades of research and millions of dollars invested in uncovering the causes and developing treatments for this devastating illness, progress has been slow, with each new “blockbuster” drug proving to be as big a disappointment as the ones that went before it. Today, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is a death sentence.
However, there may be ways to prevent, delay, and possibly even reverse the course of this crippling neurodegenerative disease. In The Alzheimer’s Antidote, Certified Nutrition Specialist Amy Berger presents a multi-pronged nutrition and lifestyle intervention to combat Alzheimer’s disease at its roots. Berger’s research shows that Alzheimer’s results from a fuel shortage in the brain: As neurons become unable to harness energy from glucose, they atrophy and die, leading to classic symptoms like memory loss and behavioral changes.
This is a revolutionary approach—one that has been discussed in the scientific literature for years but has only recently been given credence in clinical settings, thanks to extremely promising studies wherein Alzheimer’s patients have experienced complete reversals of the condition. Medical and scientific journals are full of research showing alternate ways to fuel the starving brain, but no one has been bringing this essential information to the people who need it most—until now.
In a culture obsessed with miracle medications, the pharmaceutical route for tackling Alzheimer’s has been a massive failure. Pills and potions don’t address underlying causes, and regarding Alzheimer’s, they typically fail to improve even the symptoms. As a metabolic problem, the only effective way to treat Alzheimer’s may be a multifaceted approach that fundamentally reprograms energy generation in the brain. The good news is, the secret is as simple as switching to a low-carb, high-fat diet.
The Alzheimer’s Antidote shows us that cognitive decline is not inevitable, but if it does occur, we don’t have to sit idly by and wait helplessly while it progresses and worsens. Amy Berger empowers loved ones and caregivers of Alzheimer’s sufferers, and offers hope and light against this otherwise unnavigable labyrinth of darkness.