You: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger
You The Owner's Manual An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger Author:Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz Between your full-length mirror and high-school biology class, you probably think you know a lot about the human body. While it's true that we live in an age when we're as obsessed with our bodies as we are with celebrity hairstyles, the reality is that most of us know very little about what chugs, churns, and thumps throughout this miraculous, ... more »scientific, and artistic system of anatomy. Yes, you've owned your skin-covered shell for decades, but you probably know more about your cell-phone plan than you do about your own body. When it comes to your longevity and quality of life, understanding your internal systems gives you the power, authority, and ability to live a healthier, younger, and better life.
You: The Owner's Manual challenges your preconceived notions about how the human body works and ages, then takes you on a tour through all of the highways, back roads, and landmarks inside of you. After taking a quiz that tests your body of knowledge, you'll learn about all of your blood-pumping, food-digesting, and keys-remembering systems and organs.
Just as important, you'll get the facts and advice you need to keep your body running long and strong. You'll find out how diseases start and how they affect your body -- as well as advice on how to prevent and beat conditions that threaten your quality of life. Complete with exercise tips, nutritional guidelines, simple lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches, You: The Owner's Manual gives you an easy, comprehensive, and life-changing how-to plan for fending off the gremlins of aging. To top it off, you'll also get the great-tasting and calorie-saving Owner's Manual Diet -- a thirty-recipe eating plan that's designed with only one goal in mind: to help you live a younger life.
Welcome to your body. Why don't you come on in and take a look around?« less
We've all watched Dr. Oz on Oprah, and now want a bit of him in our own living rooms. Part human anatomy explanations, part lifestyle guide, and part diet cookbook. Easy to read, easy to understand. Also, a great refresher to those who didn't pay attention in high school human physiology and nutrition classes. I like this book so much that I purchased You: The Owner's Manual Updated and Expanded Edition (2008).
This is a great book in everyday plain english, no fancy medical terms in this book. Very informational about many aspects of the human body and how it works with tips and tricks on how to improve your health. The author uses humor in their writing which makes this book an easy read and completely understandable. I found things in this book to improve my health, that actually work. This book is well written and not a bunch of hoop-la. If your looking for a book that explains how your body works and what to do to improve your health, than this is the book for you! I gave it a 4 star rating as I thought they could have added more information on the central nerve system.