The Energy Equation

The Energy Equation : From the Naked Ape to the Knackered Ape

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Energy as a foundation of good health-how we can get it and keep it

Whether we are elite athletes, office workers, or students struggling with assignments, we all need energy and can only optimise our performance with optimal energy levels. And if our energy demand exceeds our energy supply we eventually have to stop. In her NHS and then independent medical practice, Dr Myhill has increasingly specialised in helping patients with pathologically low levels of energy. Through this she has learned of the centrality of having sufficient energy to live well and stay healthy, and of balancing energy generation with energy use. In this, her simplest and most readable account of the fundamentals of good health, supported by editor and former patient Craig Robinson, Dr Myhill provides all we need to ensure the energy equation is resolving in our favour.
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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 130 x 199 x 32mm | 567g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1781611858
  • 9781781611852
  • 375,717

Table of contents

The Knackered Ape: The naive doctor stumbles into the real world; The Naked Ape to the Knackered Ape; The knackerometer; The Knackered Ape is an addict; The energy equation: Energy generation: The correct fuel in the tank; The mitochondrial engine; Matching energy generation to energy demands; Sleep for regular servicing, healing and repair of our engines; Optimising energy expenditure through exercise; Free energy from sunshine and heat: Energy expenditure: Basal metabolic rate; Immunological holes in the energy bucket - inflammation from allergy, autoimmunity and chronic infection; The emotional hole: Get your act together: Groundhog days: Appendices: The PK diet; Groundhog Basic; Groundhog Acute; Groundhog Chronic; Vitamin C
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About Sarah Myhill

Dr Sarah Myhill qualified in medicine (with Honours) from Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1981 and has since focused tirelessly on identifying and treating the underlying causes of health problems, especially the 'diseases of civilisation' with which we are beset in the West. She has worked in NHS and private practice and for 17 years was the Hon Secretary of the British Society for Ecological Medicine, which focuses on the causes of disease and treating through diet, supplements and avoiding toxic stress. She helps to run and lectures at the Society's training courses and also lectures regularly on organophosphate poisoning, the problems of silicone, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Craig Robinson took a first in Mathematics at Oxford University in 1985. He then joined Price Waterhouse and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988, after which he worked as a lecturer in the private sector, and also in The City of London, primarily in Financial Sector Regulation roles. Craig first met Sarah in 2001, as a patient for the treatment of his CFS, and since then they have developed a professional working relationship, where he helps with the maintenance of, the moderating of Dr Myhill's Facebook groups and other ad hoc projects, as well as with the editing and writing of her books.
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