Today I am part of a TLC Book Tour for Head Strong. I agreed to today last month and am lucky it worked for my A-Z challenge too 🙂
When I saw this on the book tour list I was really thinking of my husband. It my mind I think I had some vague notion of reading it together or some such sweet thought, but, like most sweet intentions, it just never happened. So I found myself starting a book that I wasn’t all that interested in, but was immediately surprised by just how much this book is in my wheelhouse, so to speak. This successful man could have easily written this book with a biomed mom, the two are that similar.
Asprey was an overweight and overwhelmed 20 something who would often fall asleep in meetings. To his credit, he was very successful, but he also knew something had to give. One thing led to another and he ended up doing a brain scan and finding out his mitochondria were way out of whack. I think it’s important to note here that Gage has mitochondrial disorder, so I know that his knowledge is solid. He even taught me a few things I didn’t know already about the science.
You can fix your mitochondria. The first and most important way is through diet. Hm. Those who know me and have followed some of the books I read on the blog know that I am no stranger to diets and this one is everything I’ve been trying to tell parents for years: no dairy and no gluten. I learned about mold in food which I knew nothing about and I’m a little miffed that I know about now because he’s ruined coffee for me.
Okay, let me focus here. What you eat is important but so is the elimination of toxins and junk light and adding in sunlight, exercise and meditation. These may not sound new, but he does go into the science and reasoning behind it. He also talks about some high tech resources that are out there now that I know Jason will interested to read about.
The reasoning behind his recommendations is detailed and the book is laid out in such a way that you can skip the more confusing parts and go right to the recommendations. I think the two week plan needed more recipes, but that is my only suggestion.
I liked it and think Jason will too. It’s full of great tips and explanations. (Be warned that this is not the book for you if you are looking for a quick fix. Yes, the title says two weeks, but these are not minor changes easy to accomplish.)
Thanks to Harper Collins for sending me a copy of the book.