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Acknowledgments
1
Introduction
3
Part I: HORMONES AND BLOOD CHEMISTRY
7
Chapter 1 What Are Hormones?
9
Chapter 2 Insulin and Glucagon
17
Chapter 3 Cortisol
25
Chapter 4 Testosterone and Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
29
Chapter 5 Estrogen and Progesterone
39
Chapter 6 Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and Melatonin
51
Chapter 7 Growth Hormone
61
Chapter 8 Homocysteine
67
Part II: DIET AND NUTRITION
73
Chapter 9 Diet and Aging
75
Chapter 10 Metabolic Syndrome
79
Chapter 11 Inflammation
87
Chapter 12 Weight Loss Diets
95
Chapter 13 Developing the Perfect Eating Plan
103
Chapter 14 Desirable Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats
111
Chapter 15 Less Wholesome Food Choices
157
Chapter 16 Creating Healthy Meals and Snacks
165
Chapter 17 Organic Foods
173
Chapter 18 Foods or Supplements?
177
Chapter 19 What Can Sabotage The Perfect Eating Plan?
197
Part III: EXERCISE
205
Chapter 20 Why Exercise?
207
Chapter 21 Condition All Systems
217
Chapter 22 The Perfect Exercise Plan
227
Part IV: INJURIES
255
Chapter 23 When Can Injuries Occur?
257
Chapter 24 Knee Injuries
261
Chapter 25 Foot and Ankle Injuries
285
Chapter 26 Elbow Injuries
303
Chapter 27 Wrist Injuries
311
Chapter 28 Shoulder Injuries
317
Chapter 29 Back Injuries
327
PART V: SPIRITUALITY
345
Chapter 30 How Does Spirituality Affect Our Health?
347
Afterword
359
Index
361
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