Are You Tired and Wired?: Your Proven 30-Day Program for Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue and Feeling Fantastic Again by Marcelle Pick
Date Read: February 2011
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help
There is an epidemic of fatigue running rampant in our society. Every morning, hundreds of thousands of women wake up to find themselves exhausted, overwhelmed, and overstressed. Groggily turning off the alarm, they reach for coffee, soda, or some other promise of energy. They suffer through the day—irritable, on edge, forgetful, depressed, and craving sweets. And then, at night, they have trouble sleeping. Diet and exercise don’t seem to change things—if they even have the energy to follow these programs. So what on earth is going on? In Are You Tired and Wired?, Marcelle Pick, co-founder of Women to Women—one of the first clinics in the country devoted to providing health care for women by women—and the author of The Core Balance Diet, focuses on the root cause of these symptoms: adrenal dysfunction. With all the stresses that exist today—from challenges at home and at work to environmental toxins to chronic health problems—the adrenal glands, which are responsible for providing the fight-or-flight hormones, can force the body to endure a constant flood of stress hormones that can ultimately lead to multiple health issues, especially severe fatigue. The good news is that through diet, lifestyle adjustments, and reprogramming of stressful emotional patterns this can all be fixed! Pick helps listeners identify which of three adrenal dysfunction profiles they fit—racehorse, workhorse, or flatliner—and then lays out an easy-to-follow, scientifically based program to help them restore adrenal balance, re-gear their metabolism, and regain their natural energy to live a happier and less-stressed life.
Publisher: Hay House
Received for review on NetGalley
Are You Tired and Wired by Marcelle Pick
Actual Rating 3.75
What I found helpful: The most helpful ideas in this book were centered around recognizing and handling stress in your life. I was impressed with the science behind the attributes of stress inducing issues with our bodies and health. There were some great tips on handling things from both an emotional and physical standpoint. I could see incorporating some of the smaller tips into your everyday life. There was some great eating strategies with recipes included that looked as if they would be easy to make.
What I found to be lacking: The explanation of the science in the book sometimes went a little to long unless the target audience is more research based. I did find it to be useful but maybe not everyday friendly. In other words, this is more of a straight forward approach to delivering information. I guess I am saying I wish it had a little more personality. Also, I would have liked to see a little bit more by maintenance and if you aren’t coming from an overly stressed position.
Why I gave this book 3.75: This book would be very useful for those that are constantly battling with stress, fatigue, and all the symptoms that accompany those behaviors. It was well written and the format was very easy to follow.
Who would I recommend it too: This would be appropriate for people who are looking for some reasons behind what stress related symptoms do to your body and emotional well being. I felt it was a little science heavy and a bit clinical but sometimes straight forward books like that are important to read and appeal to certain readers.
Authors Website: http://www.womentowomen.com/
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