Good Energy: The Surprising Connection Between Metabolism and Limitless Health (Hardcover)

Good Energy: The Surprising Connection Between Metabolism and Limitless Health By Casey Means, MD, Calley Means (With) Cover Image

Good Energy: The Surprising Connection Between Metabolism and Limitless Health (Hardcover)

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A bold new vision for optimizing our health now and in the future

What if depression, anxiety, infertility, insomnia, heart disease, erectile dysfunction, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, dementia, cancer and many other health conditions that torture and shorten our lives actually have the same root cause?
    Our ability to prevent and reverse these conditions - and feel incredible today -  is under our control and simpler than we think. The key is our metabolic function - the most important and least understood factor in our overall health. As Dr. Casey Means explains in this groundbreaking book, nearly every health problem we face can be explained by how well the cells in our body create and use energy. To live free from frustrating symptoms and life-threatening disease, we need our cells to be optimally powered so that they can create “good energy,” the essential fuel that impacts every aspect of our physical and mental wellbeing.
   If you are battling minor signals of “bad energy” inside your body, it is often a warning sign that more life-threatening illness may emerge later in life. But here’s the good news: for the first time ever, we can monitor our metabolic health in great detail and learn how to improve it ourselves.
    Weaving together cutting-edge research and personal stories, as well as groundbreaking data from the health technology company Dr. Means founded, Good Energy offers an essential four-week plan and explains:

  • The five biomarkers that determine your risk for a deadly disease.
  • How to use inexpensive tools and technology to “see inside your body” and take action.
  • Why dietary philosophies are designed to confuse us, and six lifelong food principles you can implement whether you’re carnivore or vegan.
  • The crucial links between sleep, circadian rhythm, and metabolism
  • A new framework for exercise focused on building simple movement into everyday activities
  • How cold and heat exposure helps build our body’s resilience
  • Steps to navigate the medical system to get what you need for optimal health

   Good Energy offers a new, cutting-edge understanding of the true cause of illness that until now has remained hidden.  It will help you optimize your ability to live well and stay well at every age.
Casey Means is the Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Levels, a health technology company with the mission of reversing the world’s metabolic health crisis. She has been on faculty at Stanford University, lecturing on metabolic health and health technology. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford, where she was President of her class. She graduated from Stanford Medical School and trained in Head & Neck Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University before leaving traditional medicine to devote her life to tackling the root cause of why Americans are sick. Calley Means is Co-Founder of TrueMed, and an advocate for policy to change health incentives. He is a graduate of Stanford and Harvard Business School.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593712641
ISBN-10: 0593712641
Publisher: Avery
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 400
Language: English
“A tour de force on how metabolism underpins most major diseases and what we can do to feel better and live longer. Everyone will benefit from reading Good Energy.”
- Mark Hyman, MD, 15x New York Times bestselling author and senior advisor for Cleveland Clinic for Functional Medicine
 
“Here are the keys to the kingdom for regaining and maintaining optimal health.”
- David Perlmutter, MD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and Drop Acid

Good Energy is a powerful vision for a brighter future—for both people and the planet. Dr. Means presents an empowering action plan for health of the mind, body, and spirit that everyone can benefit from.”
—Jay Shetty, #1 New York Times bestselling author and host of the On Purpose podcast

 
Good Energy is a life-changing book full of accessible science and practical strategies for metabolically healthy living and blood sugar control. Dr. Means's book is unique in connecting the dots on diverse aspects of health from the cellular level to the spiritual, and from soil biodiversity to healthcare incentives. Readers will be inspired and empowered by her hopeful message on the key strategies and tools for how to thrive. People at all phases of life benefit from a metabolic framework to feel their best, and Casey paints a clear case for why, and how to achieve it."
- Sara Gottfried, MD, author of the New York Times bestselling The Hormone Cure

"In Good Energy, Dr. Means challenges the conventional dogma of healthcare and presents a compelling case for a metabolic-focused approach to longevity, health, and weight management. Good Energy is full of actionable steps to be mentally and physically strong, and revitalize your life.”
- Dr. Gabrielle Lyon author of the New York Times bestselling Forever Strong

“For too long we have created a 'health care' system that is really a 'sick care' system. Its outcomes are too often marginal in improving our overall and long term health. Improving the metabolic health of Americans is an urgent national security priority. We are in a health crisis in our military and our nation. The path prescribed herein optimizes our metabolic habits while modernizing our health system to fix the root causes. Brilliant, timely, and remarkably impactful. Read this book. Tell your friends.”
-Mike Mullen, Admiral USN (Ret.), 17th Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
 
“An empowering book which argues we have much more control over our health than we’re led to believe.” 
- Max Lugavere, author of the New York Times bestselling Genius Foods

"Good Energy should be required reading for every medical student and healthcare practitioner. As a system and as individuals, we must adopt a metabolic, mitochondria-focused lens for health and vitality. Autoimmunity — along many other chronic illnesses —  are closely tied to metabolic dysfunction and insulin resistance.  Foundational to better energy and health outcomes  is getting metabolic health and blood sugar under control. Dr. Means shows readers how." 
- Terry Wahls, MD, author of The Wahls Protocol

“Fitness and healthy food should be at the center of how we think about preventing and reversing disease and obesity — but they aren't. Good Energy explains why this is the case and provides readers tactical tips to take their power back. Calley and Casey Means are bold siblings on a mission who communicate timeless and accessible metabolic principles that anyone can implement." 
- Jillian Michaels, fitness and nutrition expert and author
 
“Dr. Casey Means slid down the rabbit hole — malfunctioning mitochondria, dinosaur doctors, fake food, pharma failure, health harms, and political payoffs. Good Energy tells the story of a medical system run amuck, and yet how you can be the good you want to see in the world.”
- Robert H. Lustig, MD, author of Metabolical, and emeritus professor of pediatrics, UCSF
 
“In Good Energy, Casey and Calley Means powerfully explain how we can use metabolic health tools and strategies to support our own health and that of our children and families.”
- Kelly Leveque, nutritionist and author of Body Love
 
“In Good Energy, Dr. Means makes a bold case for why food — and particularly regenerative agriculture — must be at the very center of healthcare. She has emerged as one of the strongest physician voices teaching doctors and patients that we will never achieve optimal human health without optimal soil health and biodiversity — a message that the healthcare system would be wise to pay attention to. Dr. Means makes it clear that we can't drug our way out of a broken food system.”
- Will Harris, regenerative agriculture leader and owner of White Oak Pastures