Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover 10 Steps to Your B. E. S. T. Body

ISBN-10: 0060988789

ISBN-13: 9780060988784

Edition: 1998

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Mary Lucy Denise "Marilu" Henner was born April 6, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois. Marilu Henner began taking dance classes at age 2 at her mother's school - the Henner Dance School. She was soon choreographing shows at local high schools and colleges. Marilu Henner has Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM), formerly referred to as hyperthymesia, and can remember the details of her everyday life since she was a small child. Henner originated the role of "Marty" in the Kingston Mines production of Grease in 1971. She played "Marty" in the national touring company alongside John Travolta, who played "Doody". Additional Broadway credits for Henner include Over Here!, with Travolta, revivals of Pal Joey, Chicago, Social Security, and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. Her first film appearance was in the 1977 sleeper-hit Between the Lines, co-starring Jeff Goldblum, Lindsay Crouse, John Heard, and Jill Eikenberry. Her second role was opposite Richard Gere in the 1978 film Bloodbrothers. Henner came to national prominence with the role of Elaine Nardo in the situation comedy Taxi. She was the leading lady in the 1982 film Hammett, produced by Francis Ford Coppola and starring her first husband Frederic Forrest. In 1983, Henner starred opposite Burt Reynolds in The Man Who Loved Women, directed by Blake Edwards. Reynolds then asked Henner to join the cast of Cannonball Run II later that year along with Shirley MacLaine and Dom DeLuise. She was the leading lady in the 1984 film Johnny Dangerously, playing love interest to Michael Keaton. Some of her other movies include: Perfect, LA Story, Noises Off and Man on the Mooon. Henner also guested on Match Game and Hollywood Squares. Henner has written eight books on diet and health, the most prominent being Total Health Makeover, in which she explains the virtues of a non-dairy diet in conjunction with food combining and exercise. Some of her other known titles include: Wear Your Life Well: Use What You Have To Get What You Want, Healthy Holidays, and Healthy Kids: Help Them Eat Smart and Stay Active-For Life! Her title Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

Laura Morton is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Writer and Producer. She has written over thirty books with a range of celebrities including, Danica Patrick, Criss Angel, Usher, Joan Lunden, Marilu Henner, Jerry Springer, Susan Lucci and Al Roker.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Boys and My Weight
One Step at a Time
The Ten Steps--One at a Time
What Is Freedom?
A Workable Program
Excuses, Excuses, Excuses!
Marilu's Questions to Think About
Health
Food
Dieting
Body Image
What Is B.E.S.T.?
"Somewhere over the Rainbow ..." --My Rainbow Theory
Balance
Understanding Extreme Foods
Balance in Your Diet
Food and Behavior
Changing Your Palate
The Art of Chewing
Food for Thought
Protein
Carbohydrates
Fat
Balancing/Centering Your Body
Taking the Plunge
Making the Commitment
Detoxification and Healing Crises
Step 1: The Dangers of Chemicals, Additives, and Preservatives
Dangers of Food Additives and Preservatives
Acesulfame K
Artificial Colorings
Aspartame
Butylated Hydroxyanisole and Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHA and BHT)
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Nitrites and Nitrates
Olestra
RBGH (Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone)
Saccharin
Sulfites
Organic Food
Step 2: Caffeine and Nicotine--Breaking the Habit
A Stimulating Brew
Caffeine Overload
Are You a Java Junkie?
Caffeine Health Risks
Smoking
Step 3:The Not-So-Sweet Bad News About Sugar and Aspartame
Get off the Sugar Treadmill
Sugar Substitutes
Brown Sugar
Saccharin
Aspartame
Acesulfame K
Honey
Sucrose and Fructose
Maltose
Cane Juice
Lactose and Fruit Juice Sweeteners
The Scoop on Sugar
Step 4: The Health Risks of Meat
Seeing Red--How Animals Are Slaughtered
Good Nonmeat Sources of Protein
Step 5: The Miracle of Dairy-Free
What's the Matter with Milk?
Bovine Slime
Dairy and the Cancer Connection
Dairy and Nutrient Deficiencies
Breast Feeding and Dairy
Fat and Dairy Products
Dairy Alternatives
Milk
Cheese
Eggs
Butter
Mayonnaise
Ice Cream
Step 6: Food Combining--The Winning Combination
Why Food Combining?
How Food Combining Works
Step 7: Fat--The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Skinny on Fat
Lexicon of Fats
Cholesterol
Limiting--Not Eliminating--Fat
Step 8: The Beauty of Exercise and Stress Reduction
Stress--What the Hell Is It and Why Is It Bugging Me?
The Effects of Stress on Your Body
Reducing Stress in Your Life
Exercise
Just Say No!
Laughter Is the Best Medicine
Stress and Eating
Baths and More
Skin Brushing--Giving Your Body the Big Brush-off
How to Skin Brush
Step 9: Sleep--The Cure-all
What Is Sleep?
The Body's Need to Sleep
Sleep and the Immune System
Sleep and the Brain
Insomnia
Natural Remedies
To Nap or Not to Nap--That Is the Question
Keeping a Sleep Journal
Sleep on This
Step 10: Gusto--The Missing Ingredient in the Mind/Body Connection
Are You Ready for Gusto?
My "Toy Box" Theory
Looking Good, Feeling Good
Confidence and Self-Esteem
Gusto and Food
Setting Goals--A Road Map to Gusto
Imagery and Visualization
Why Certain Diets Work and Others Don't
Die-it
Live-it
Diet Roulette
Men Versus Women
Childhood Eating Habits
Overweight Men and Women
The No-Fat Explosion
Is There a Magic Pill?
What Is Obese?
Finding Your Ideal Weight
Readjusting Your Weight Set Point
Is Heredity Desting? To See your Future, you Must Know your Pst
Is Heredity Destiny?
Understanding Your Genes
Obesity
High Blood Pressure
Heart Disease
Depression
Cancer
Osteoporosis
Diabetes
Reading your Face
How to Read Your Face
Getting Under Your Skin
Vitamins and Minerals That Help Your Complexion
What's the Poop?
Your Digestive System and How it Works
The Poop on Poop
Frequency of Elimination
Stool Weight
Transit Time
Stool Consistency
Effort
Digestive Disorders
Gas
Constipation
Diarrhea
Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Heartburn
Fix It with Fiber
Listening to your Body
How to Set Up and Keep a Lifestyle Journal
Tracking Your Weight
Tracking Your Food
Food Allergies and Food Intolerances
Tracking Your Exercise
Tracking Your Bathroom Activity
Tracking Your Sleep
Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle
Alternative/Preventive Medicine
East Versus West
Alternative Medicines and Treatments: Do They Work?
Acupuncture
Shiatsu and Acupressure
Homeopathic Medicine
Herbs/Supplements
Marilu's Secret Cure-alls
Cold Sores
Colds
Headaches
Jet Lag
Morning Sickness
Motion Sickness
PMS
Sprains
Practical Living in your New Total Health Makeover World
How to Order in a Restaurant
T.G.I. Friday's
Chinese Restaurant
Josie's
Deli
Italian Restaurant
Stocking Your Pantry
Breakfast Items
Lunch and Dinner Items
Snacks
Cheese Substitutes
Condiments
Drinks
Eating at a Friend's Home
Flying
Marilu Henner 101
Things I Have Learned About Health
Things I Have Learned About Food
Beauty Tips
Things I Have Learned from Macrobiotics
Things I Have Learned from My Parents
Things My Therapist Says
Things My Life Has Taught Me
Things I Say to My Kids
Things My Kids Say
B.E.S.T. Advice
Some Final Thoughts
Rich Sources of Nutrients
Josie's Recipes
Bibliography
Index
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