Conventional medicine treats symptoms, not systems. It is because of today’s extremely backward approach to healthcare that many people are getting sicker, heavier and are in more pain than ever before. In fact, the annual cost of chronic pain is as high as $635 billion a year– more than the cost of cancer and heart disease!
Just in time to detox from the dog days of summer (aka margaritas and barbecues) and reset our bodies for fall, comes the arrival of the new book, “Inside-Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body” by 2015’s ACA Sports Council Chiropractor of the Year, Dr. Robert Silverman of New York Chiro Care.
By presenting a scientific yet easy-to-follow roadmap to addressing common ailments like lower back pain, debilitating stress, digestion problems and arthritis, Dr. Rob challenges the conventional medical protocols for treating almost all common health issues – an approach that he says is like,” putting a Band-Aid on a bullet wound.” He went on to say:
We don’t have a health care system; we have a sick-care system. Standard medicine usually involves drugs that work quickly by shutting off pathways that are causing the problem. The functional approach is to look upstream in the body’s systems to see where the real cause of the problem lies.
In a manner that is straightforward, compelling, inspirational, and at times extremely humorous, Dr. Rob tackles issues that are relevant to everyone from the chronic yo-yo dieter, to the sedentary and stressed out executive, to the high school soccer athlete. Drawing from 20 years of extensive experience in functional medicine, non-surgical approaches, and clinical nutrition, he breaks down the most common roots to problems like rapid weight gain, frequent mental crashes aka “brain fog”, soft tissue injuries, weak core stability and joint dysfunction.
By outlining practical “therapeutic lifestyle” tips, recounting remarkable stories of recovery from his patients through several case studies, and inserting nuggets of wisdom cleverly called “Dr. Robisms” throughout the book; Dr. Rob has compiled a must-read guide for anyone who wants to embark on their own journeys of transforming their life from the inside out.
“Inside-Out Health” will educate readers on unorthodox yet scientifically proven treatments for the most common conditions:
- Listening to your Gut: What is leaky gut syndrome, why is it so common, and why optimal health ALWAYS starts with restoring a healthy balance of gut bacteria. Dr. Rob provides a unique six-step that is bound to regenerate digestive health and repair gut problems that bad bacteria have caused over the years.
- Toxic Overload and Fighting Fatigue: How to reduce the surprising accumulation of toxins, which is the primary reason behind the number one complaint in healthcare today: fatigue.
- Inflammation Nation: Why virtually everyone nowadays suffers from “meta-inflammation” and how detoxing your body helps you heal from the inside out. Dr. Rob offers his tried-and-true S. T. A. M. P. it out approach, which stands for the root causes of inflammation (stress, sleep, sugar, toxins, allergies, acidity autoimmune disease, microbes, processed food and poor posture).
- The Only Diet That Works: Although a firm non-believer of diets, Dr. Rob explains why the MIND program just may be is the only diet worth following. He also shows us how to kick-start the perfect detoxification plan for optimal body composition and visceral fat reduction, instead of relying on quick fixes that ultimately increase fat storage and unhealthy yo-yo dieting patterns.
- Getting a Move On: Why posture matters more than we know, the most effective exercise program you can do in four minutes a day, how to get the strongest core possible, and why sitting has become a nationwide epidemic.
- Let There be Light: The benefits of cutting-edge laser therapy and why it has tremendous potential for treating inflammation and chronic pain conditions.
- A Shocking Blow: Probably the most crucial chapter in the book, Dr. Rob explains everything you need to know about a condition that has been steadily increasing over the years: concussions. This is a traumatic brain condition which is growing at an unprecedented rate and often goes undiagnosed due to lack of symptoms in 9 out of 10 people who experience them.
With years of experience in functional medicine, Dr. Rob instills his readers with informative and easy to adopt “Dr. Robisms” to transform their lives from the inside out… America’s healthcare system is constantly under scrutiny, however, people should also look at the way conventional medicine works. With the country spending a total of upwards $635 billion on chronic pain alone each year, there is plenty of room for improvement. “Inside-Out Health” is on sale now on Amazon and will be available in hardcover on September 15.
Opinion by Dr. Robert Silverman
(Edited by Cherese Jackson)
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