For years I wrote about health, and took every piece of advice every doctor gave me. But I noticed I still got three or four colds, flus, or fevers a year. I also noticed that there were people who, unlike me, never got sick at all. A few years ago I started collecting their secrets—from prayer to exercise, from hot soup to a cold shower. The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick tells the stories of twenty-five of these people, and then investigates the science, research, and myths behind each of their secrets—and also offers readers clear and simple advice on how they, too, can stay well. Good news: Since I started researching this book, I haven't been sick once. — Gene Stone
Gene Stone has been writing about health (among other topics) for more than two decades, and he has undergone almost every treatment he's written about, from Ayurvedic herbal rejuvenation to EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), from candling to biofeedback. He also taken countless tests, from ECGs to DEXA bone-density scans, from IgG food antibody tests to completely body scans. Yet he still came down with a bad cold at least twice a year.
A few years ago the idea occurred to him that perhaps he was talking to the wrong people. Why not find those people we all know—the ones who say they never get sick—and ask them for their secrets. So he did just that, interviewing many dozens of people around the world until he selected twenty-five people who each possess a different secret of excellent health—a secret that makes sense and has a proven scientific underpinning.
This book tells the story of those people and their secrets, which include food-related secrets—garlic, vitamin C, probiotics, veganism, brewer's yeast. Exercise secrets—the benefits of lifting weights, the power of stretching. Environmental secrets—living in a Blue Zone, understanding the value of germs. Emotional secrets—seek out and stay in touch with friends, cultivate your spirituality. Physical secrets—nap more, take cold showers in the morning. And some wisdom that goes back generations: chicken soup, for instance, and Chinese herbs.
In The Secrets Of People Who Never Get Sick you will meet twenty-five people who manage to stay well, along with their secrets, the history and science behind each one of those secrets, and most importantly, how the reader can benefit from the secrets as well.