Sunday, December 13, 2015

G661 The Rockstar Remedy; a rock and roll doctor's prescription for living a long, healthy life

Title of the book: The Rockstar Remedy; a rock and roll doctor's prescription for living a long, healthy life

Author: Dr. Gabrielle Francis, Stacy Baker Masand

Publisher: Harper Collins

Publishing Date: 2014

ISBN: 978-0-06-231060-6


When we think of rock stars, we tend to think of extreme living: the infamous trinity of sex, drugs, and rock & roll. But the truth is, those myths are sexier than the facts. The best-kept secret of the music industry is that the majority of our rock & roll idols are committed to health—even when they party like, well, rock stars.

As a holistic physician and massage therapist to many of the music world's elite, Dr. Gabrielle Francis knows this truth firsthand. Over the course of her career, she has helped some of the biggest names in the music industry look and feel great, despite an exhausting lifestyle that both demands discipline and welcomes overindulgence. In The Rockstar Remedy, she shares the program that has helped these stars repair, recover, and refuel so that they can perform at their best.

In many ways, the health obstacles facing Dr. Francis's most famous clients are the same as those facing her everyday patients. Being overscheduled, sleep deprived, on the road, or occasionally eating or drinking to excess aren't lifestyle habits unique to the music industry—they are the same challenges we encounter all the time.

In The Rockstar Remedy, Gabrielle offers unique strategies for boosting your energy and looking and feeling your best, even when the realities of work, scheduling, parenting, and life seem to stand between you and your health goals. She explains that your health exists on a spectrum, and the simple act of making better choices every day—even if they may not always be the best choices—helps achieve balance in both mind and body. Gabrielle also shares her popular "damage-mitigation techniques," which offer simple ways to reverse the negative effects caused by less-than-perfect choices.

With exclusive interviews from artists such as Steven Tyler, Dave Navarro, Tommy Lee, Eve, and members of Megadeth, Def Leppard, Anthrax, and many more, The Rockstar Remedy offers an accessible, fun, and effective plan for staying healthy and happy in the chaos of our daily lives.

Author Info:
(From Pump Up Your Books)

Gabrielle FrancisDr. 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 StyleMarie ClaireSelfShapeFitnessDuJour 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 Rockstar Remedy.
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Personal Opinion:

Originally I intended to post review for this book shortly after Thanksgiving and have a good chuckle at the irony of sorts, of reviewing a health book shortly after the holiday where people enjoy eating a little too much and before the holiday of gift giving on 25th. Unfortunately I wasn't finished with the book by that particular date, thus I'm posting the review today, perhaps a more proper time to talk about a healthy lifestyle? I actually liked the book as well as the advice that the authors give throughout the pages, but I was a bit confused if the book was trying to sell a product or whatnot. I don't think it was trying to sell a product, but I do think that most of the time its audience is for those who can afford the advice she recommends. Luckilly she does briefly talk about some solutions for those who cannot afford the rich and the famous lifestyle.

This is a late review for for Pump Up Your Book Tours

Tour Schedule

Tuesday, September 1
Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Wednesday, September 2
Interview at C.A. Milson’s Blog
Thursday, September 3
First Chapter Reveal at Pump Up Your Book
Friday, September 4
Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape
Wednesday, September 9
Thursday, September 10
Monday, September 14
Interview at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, September 15
Guest Blogging at Mythical Books
Wednesday, September 16
Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Monday, September 21
Interview at Examiner
Tuesday, September 22
Book Featured at Booklover Sue
Wednesday, September 23
Guest Blogging at Defending the Pen
Monday, September 28
Book Featured at 3 Partners in Shopping
Wednesday, September 30
Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Monday, October 5
Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, October 6
Interview at Review From Here
Wednesday, October 7
Book Featured at The Literary Nook
Thursday, October 8
Book Featured at Confessions of a Reader
Monday, October 12
Book Featured at CBY Book Club
Tuesday, October 13
Book Review at The Paperback Pursuer
Thursday, October 15
Book Review at Book Babble
Monday, October 19
Guest Blogging at Beyond the Books
Tuesday, October 20
Book Review at Storeybook Reviews
Wednesday, October 21
Book Review at A Word At A Time
Monday, October 26
Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure
Wednesday, October 28
Guest Blogging at As the Page Turns
Thursday, October 29
Guest Blogging at Mina’s Bookshelf
Friday, October 30
Book Review at My Life Loves and Passion
Tuesday, November 3
Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Wednesday, November 4
Guest Blogging at As the Pages Turn
Thursday, November 5
Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Monday, November 9
Interview at The Book Rack
Tuesday, November 10
Book Spotlight at The Literary Nook
Wednesday, November 11
Thursday, November 12
Interview at Literarily Speaking
Monday, November 16
First Chapter Reveal at Read My First Chapter
Tuesday, November 17
Book Featured at Maureen’s Musings
Thursday, November 19
Book Review at Create With Joy
Tuesday, November 24
Interview at SheWrites
Wednesday, November 25
Friday, November 27
Interview at Blogcritics
Book Tour Highlights at PUYB Virtual Book Club

3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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