The Rockstar Remedy by Dr. Gabrielle Francis with Stacy Baker Masand
Title: The Rockstar Remedy
Author: Dr. Gabrielle Francis with Stacy Baker Masand
Publisher: HarperCollins Wave
Genre: Health and Wellness/Rock n Roll
Known as the “Rock n’ Roll Doctor” to some of the most famous bands in the world, Dr. Gabrielle Francis shares her unique holistic prescription to achieving health and balance—even when you don’t live like a saint!
As a Holistic Doctor to the music industry’s elite, Dr. Francis has helped rock stars repair, recover, and refuel from the demanding schedules and occasional overindulgences that come along with the rock star lifestyle. Being overscheduled, sleep-deprived, overeating, drinking and managing physical and mental stressors aren’t lifestyle habits unique to the music industry; they are the same challenges faced by all of us, every day.
In The Rockstar Remedy, Dr. Francis shares her unique strategies designed to be incorporated into your hectic lifestyle. Her programs are customized to meet you where you are at, whether an experienced health enthusiast or a beginner. Completing the 21 day detox will give you a renewed sense of energy and enthusiasm for life, while looking and feeling your personal best. She explains how health is not a destination, but exists on a spectrum, and the simple act of making better choices every day—even if they’re not the best choices—helps us achieve balance in both mind and body. With tips for improving energy levels, easy food guidelines and a simple no-starvation detox, Dr. Francis offers a simple, effective plan for staying healthy and happy amid the chaos of our daily lives. Her popular “Harm Reduction Techniques” and “90/10 Rule” make it easy to celebrate life with occasional indulgences while maintaining good health. This is not a temporary fix; this program brings long-lasting, life-changing results.
I read a lot of health/fitness books, but this is different. The book has a Foreward and an Introduction, followed by four parts:
Part One~ The RxStar Remedy Philosophy
Part Two~ Stage One: The RxStar Detox- Start With A Clean Slate
Part Three~ Nourish And Revive
Part Four~ Heal, Restore, Recover
My favorite parts of the book were the sections on detoxing which were scattered throughout the book, not just in Part Two about Detox. I also loved a section in Part Three~
Chapter Seven: Stage Two which is “Health Food Rocks” and the Harm Reduction Technique: Marinate Your Steak. The author says when you marinate read meat for about 30 minutes you’re breaking down the fats and proteins, making the meat more easier to digest. Her suggestions for a marinade are apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, wine, or tomato juice.
There are a lot of thoughts by rock stars on fitness throughout the book. An example is:
” I find that meditaion coupled with a fair amount of physical exercise does wonders for many condition, including depression and the lonliness of the road.”
Jeff Pilson, Bassist, Foreigner.
I know that is true because I started having bouths of depression after losing my husband in January, and then when I lost my dog in September. It was hard being in the house by myself most of the time. Patches was a big comfort to me, and then she was gone too. Exercising did help once I started caring enough to do it.
This book is in the top 3 of all the health/fitness books I’ve ever read, and my favorite one of 2015. But to tell you the truth, I went through it too fast. I’m keeping it within easy reach so that I can read it again and go through it more slowly. I’ll probably read it a few more times actually. I want to let everything really sink in.
I’m very glad I read this book. I think anyone inerested in their health would like it too.
About the Author
Dr. Gabrielle Francis has been practicing natural medicine for more than thirty years.
She is a Naturopathic Doctor, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, and Licensed Massage therapist. Dr. Francis currently practices in New York City as The Herban Alchemist. She also operates Backstage Alternative, which is her natural medicine road show that provides chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, nutrition and herbal remedies to performing artists on tour.
Dr. Francis received her formal medical training at National College of Chiropractic and at Bastyr University. She has extensive training in Alternative Cancer Therapies, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine, Mind-Body medicine, and Bio-Identical Hormone therapies. Following her formal medical education, Dr. Francis travelled extensively to various parts of the world studying medicine with indigenous healers in countries such as China, India, Thailand, Bali, Brazil, Morocco, Peru, Guatemala, Ecuador, Belize, Mexico, Egypt, and Mali.
Stacy Baker Masand is a health, fitness and lifestyle editor whose work has appeared in magazines such as In Style, Marie Claire, Self, Shape, Fitness, DuJour and Women’s Health. She’s co-author of New York Times bestseller Your Best Body Now. Stacy is currently developing projects for both small and big screen. Their latest book is the health/wellness/rocknroll book, The Rocstar Remedy.
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