Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life

Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life : How to Harness the Power of Clock Genes to Lose Weight, Optimize Your Workout, and Finally Get a Good Night's Sleep

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"Tell me your daily routine, and I'll tell you how healthy you feel." Does it sound like magic? It's not. We've all heard of circadian rhythms (those pesky things that give us jet lag and make us night owls or early birds), but few know just how profoundly these diurnal patterns affect overall wellbeing.



Bad habits like skipping meals to cut calories, squeezing in workouts when it's convenient, working late into the night to maximize productivity and then trying to `catch up' on sleep during the weekend disrupt our genetic predisposition-to profoundly detrimental effect. A growing body of research on chronobiology reveals just how sensitive our bodies are to these rhythms, even down to a genetic level. Our "clock genes" control more than we realize, and small changes can make the difference between battling your body, and effortlessly managing weight, sleep, stress, and more. In other words, it's not you, it's your schedule.



In Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life leading Ayurvedic physician Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar helps readers understand the powerful connection between the body's schedule and personal health, and teaches them to harness the power of chronobiology to:


* lose weight


* sleep better


* exercise efficiently


* reduce inflammation


* eliminate toxins


* alleviate pain



Marrying ancient wisdom with cutting edge research on chronobiology, Dr. Suhas's holistic step-by-step 30-day plan gives readers accessible, actionable goals-and the right schedule-to change their lives for good. With a diagnostic quiz to help readers find their mind/body type, readers will learn to adapt their schedules for effortless wellness. Perfect for fans of The Power of When or Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary's The Prime, Dr. Suhas' Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life gives readers accessible, actionable goals-and the right schedule-to change their lives.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 27.94mm | 270g
  • Harper Wave
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 006268485X
  • 9780062684851
  • 214,763

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"It's not you, it's your schedule."

Does it sound like magic? It's not. We've all heard of circadian rhythms--those biological processes that give us jet lag and make us night owls or early birds. But few of us know just how profoundly these diurnal patterns affect our overall health.

Bad habits like skipping meals, squeezing in workouts when it's convenient, working late into the night to maximize productivity, and then trying to "catch up" on sleep during the weekend disrupt our natural cycles. A growing body of research on chronobiology reveals just how sensitive the human body is to these rhythms all the way down to the genetic level. Our "clock genes" control more than we realize, and small changes can make the difference between battling our bodies and effortlessly managing weight, sleep, stress, inflammation, and more.

Blending ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with cutting-edge science, Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life is the eye-opening, empowering handbook you need to lose weight, sleep better, exercise stronger, reduce stress, and optimize your routine. Complete with diagnostic quizzes to determine your specific body type, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar's holistic plan gives you the tools--and the schedule--you need to transform your life for good.
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"A fascinating look into the scientific validation of our natural circadian rhythms. Dr. Kshirsagar gives us insight into the Ayurvedic wisdom regarding healthy daily routine and gives practical tips on aligning ourselves with these rhythms for optimal health." -- Dean Ornish, MD, Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute and author of The Spectrum and Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease "Look and feel younger by resetting your body's internal clock. Dr. Kshirsagar's new book will give you a powerful and actionable Ayurvedic template to lead a mindful and active life." -- Sara Gottfried MD, New York Times bestselling author of Younger, The Hormone Reset Diet, and The Hormone Cure "More and more, we are learning that our best prescription for healthy aging and effectively staving off disease depends on good habits in the areas of sleep, diet, exercise and managing stress. This book covers it all! And, it's all about the choices you make every day!" -- Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and bestselling author of Super Brain, Super Genes "The latest research in chronobiology clearly shows how our physical, mental, and emotional health are affected by natural rhythms. The timing of meals, exercise and sleep is more important than your work schedule. I advise people to follow the cycles of Nature for a healthy and happy life." -- Andrew Weil, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Optimum Health and Healthy Aging "Dr. Kshirsagar's book and its deep knowledge about chronobiology as it affects everyone's daily schedule looks to a future that advances the evolution of self-care." -- Deepak Chopra, MD "A brilliant book full of expertise and practical advice, Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life provides a fantastic and easy to read roadmap to your healthiest life possible." -- Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul "One of the simplest and most effortless ways to improve your mental, emotional and physical health is by living in tune with the Ayurvedic schedule. It's the easiest path to a happier and healthier life-living in alignment with your natural rhythms." -- Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, author of The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss "The latest science of chronobiology validates the importance of bodily rhythms. There is no substitute for healthy diet, good sleep and a positive lifestyle. Read the book." -- Dr. Murali Doraiswamy, Professor, Duke University Health System "With his book Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life, Dr. Suhas reveals the benefits of living a life aligned with the body's natural rhythms. Grounded in the ancient science of Ayurveda, Dr. Suhas gives the reader the tools necessary to make small, manageable changes to truly transform their quality of life. Dr. Suhas cuts through the chatter of fad diets and quick fixes and offers real suggestions healthy, simple, manageable change." -- Anand Dhruva, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
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About Suhas Kshirsagar

Suhas Kshirsagar, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), is a world-renowned Ayurvedic physician and educator from India, the director of the Ayurvedic Healing and Integrative Wellness Clinic in Northern California, and the author of The Hot Belly Diet. He holds a BA in Ayurvedic medicine and completed a three-year residency as an MD (doctorate in Ayurvedic internal medicine) with a gold medal at the prestigious Pune University. He is an adviser and consultant at the Chopra Center and a faculty member at several Ayurvedic institutions.

Michelle Seaton is an award-winning journalist, NPR reporter, and the coauthor of several fitness and health books. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals. She lives outside of Boston with her husband, daughter, and happily active young son.
Deepak Chopra, M.D., is the author of more than eighty books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and nonfiction categories.
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