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Book Review: Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels and Mariska van Aalst

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Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets To Naturally Balancing Your Hormones For A Hot And Healthy Body by Jillian Michaels and Mariska van Aalst covers the details of why our metabolism slows down and what can be done to bring it back up to full speed.

The authors begin by explaining that heavy moms tend to raise like-sized children. In addition, a person’s level of growth hormone decreases by 75% after age 35. The authors provide remedies like removing anti-nutrients and de-toxifying the body. Removing stress and sleeping more are also helpful for rebalancing the system. In fact, cortisol resumes digestion after stress subsides.

The tendency to be overweight is aggravated by a lack of breast feeding. Later on in childhood, a lack of exercise coupled with too much television and too little play, makes matters worse. Sometimes parents contribute to a growing overweight problem by being too controlling or forcing children to diet at an early age. Poor sleep, bad nutrition, and processed foods further retard the metabolic processes. The ob gene defect is associated with morbid obesity. In addition, hypothyroidism is correlated with overweight.

The authors cite power foods which help to aid in metabolism. Examples are onions, legumes, chives, scallions and most colored vegetables. Bad carbs tend to increase blood sugar, i.e. french fries The authors name bad trans fats like high fructose corn syrup, most artificial sweeteners and a whole host of other well known food products consumed in great quantity.

The authors show the way out of a body system in severe disequilibrium. The exit is by eating all natural or organic food, such as non-starch vegetables like broccoli, spinach or kale. Sometimes foods like apples have toxins. The best way to remove the toxins is by peeling the apple.

Master Your Metabolism is a very helpful resource for rebalancing the major systems of the body through the help of diet, detoxification, exercise, stress reduction and a whole host of strategies discussed in this book. Readers should always discuss major dietary changes, stress management and exercise with their medical providers for optimal results.

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I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.