Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Rockstar Remedy by Dr. Gabrielle Francis

Title: The Rockstar Remedy
Author: Dr. Gabrielle Francis with Stacy Baker Masand
Publisher: HarperCollins Wave
Pages: 330
Genre: Health and Wellness/Rock n Roll
Format: Paperback/Kindle/Nook

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.

Now you can reach for the stars too!

First Page:

I am not your average physician. I do not have a traditional medical office or wear a crisp white lab coat or write prescriptions on an Rx pad. My remedies come from Mother Nature, not pharmaceuticals. And for the past thirty years, I have been practicing natural medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage
while traveling from city to city around the country and around the globe. My clients have some of the most demanding jobs in the world: They’re rock stars.
I work backstage, in hotel rooms, at music festivals, and on planes and buses. I am a rock & roll doctor. That means that the plan I’ve created for you in this book has been road-tested on some of the most extreme lifestyles in the world.
While there’s a lot of fantasy surrounding the way my clients live, the truth is that myths are much sexier than the facts. The best-kept secret of the music industry is probably the one that will shock you the most—the majority of the musicians I know are as full-on committed to their health as they are to partying, like, well, rock stars.
Most of the time, that is. As is the case with your life, there are always outside influences in musicians’ lives that set them back a bit, making it impossible to be perfect in their goals for healthy living. After all, rock stars lead highly stressful lives, especially when they are on tour. The glamour you see onstage is far from their experience on the road. Their hard-core schedules require long days that end at 4 a.m. and the days, which can include an 8 a.m. lobby call, are filled with travel between cities, little sleep or exercise, back-to-back media interviews, and preparation for the next show. Now, imagine keeping that intense pace over twenty-four months. A touring rock star’s daily life is extremely stressful on the body and mind. They must have the stamina and endurance of a professional athlete to keep up with the grueling pace. Maintaining their health is the only way to achieve that. Even if all they can manage on the road is stress management and minimizing the harm they are doing to their bodies, when it comes to health, even a little effort is better than nothing! Eventually, when the tour ends and the pendulum swings back from the extreme to the “normal” range, they are able to focus on repairing and rebuilding their bodies.

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