When it comes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression, everything you believe is a lie.
With research gleaned from the National Institutes of Health, T.S. Wiley and Bent Formby deliver staggering findings: Americans really are sick from being tired. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression are rising in our population. We're literally dying for a good night's sleep.
Our lifestyle wasn't always this way. It began with the invention of the lightbulb.
When we don't get enough sleep in sync with seasonal light exposure, we fundamentally alter a balance of nature that has been programmed into our physiology since Day One. This delicate biological rhythm rules the hormones and neurotransmitters that determine appetite, fertility, and mental and physical health. When we rely on artificial light to extend our day until 11 PM, midnight, and beyond, we fool our bodies into living in a perpetual state of summer. Anticipating the scarce food supply and forced inactivity of winter, our bodies begin storing fat and slowing metabolism to sustain us through the months of hibernation and hunger that never arrive.
Our own survival instinct, honed over millennia, is now killing us.
Wiley and Formby also reveal: That studies from our own government research prove the role of sleeplessness in diabetes, heart disease, cancer, infertility, mental illness, and premature aging; Why the carbohydrate-rich diets recommended by many health professionals are not only ridiculously ineffective but deadly; Why the lifesaving information that can turn things around is one of the best-kept secrets of our day.
"Lights Out" is one wake-up call none ofus can afford to miss.Reseña del editor:
We all know we don't get enough sleep. What we don't know is that there is a killer connection between sleep, food, light, and health. And that when it comes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression, you need to rethink everything you know. Based on years of research at the National Institute of Health, Kept in the Dark will tell you: -- Why weight-loss is as easy as the flick of a switch -- Why researchers can give mice cancer just by leaving the lights on -- Why exercise can really give you a heart attack -- Why Type II diabetes has increased four-fold and why you're next -- Why you're overproducing sex hormones but you're too tired to want sex -- Why infertility plagues Baby Boomers -- Why we're a Prozac Nation and still fight depression constantly -- Why you'll go the way of the dinosaurs if you don't eat and sleep in sync with the spin of the planet
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