I’m a huge fan of Dr. Lipman. He’s been preaching the dangers of gluten, sugar, dairy, etc. before it was “trendy” to do so, and he takes a holistic approach to wellness. He might have a lot of products, but he doesn’t make empty claims that any of them are miracle workers on their own. He acknowledges that we all have to put in work when it comes to what we eat, how much we exercise, and how stressed we “allow” ourselves to get. He’s obviously a treasure chest of knowledge, and his well-rounded approach made me excited to check out his just released book, The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-Body Wellness (on Amazon for $14). What I love about this book is that it really is SIMPLE! So many wellness books are so damn long and wordy, and spend pages saying what could easily be summarized in a paragraph; not so with this book.
The book is divided into categories: Eating, moving, boosting, healing, and living. Within each category he outlines actionable tips. Each tip gets one image, and one image meaning the book is super easy to skim. And while I knew a good amount of what was being explained in the book, I actually learned a lot as well, even about things I thought I knew about already (i.e. why omega-3s are important). Again I love that Lipman isn’t promising a miracle. He isn’t telling you you’re going to magically be 10 pounds lighter in a week or suddenly find yourself stress-free. Instead, he wrote and designed an easy-to-read book to help us all make small changes to improve our overall well-beings.
On a side note, one of the most interesting things I learned while checking out the book is that it’s more beneficial not to take out the yolk when eating an egg. “When you eat fragmented foods, your body craves the rest and you reach for something unhealthy, plus the cholesterol in the food you eat has virtually no impact on the cholesterol level in your blood.” Interesting, right?