Coverart for item
The Resource The good vices : from beer to sex, the surprising truth about what's actually good for you, Dr. Harry Ofgang and Erik Ofgang

The good vices : from beer to sex, the surprising truth about what's actually good for you, Dr. Harry Ofgang and Erik Ofgang

Label
The good vices : from beer to sex, the surprising truth about what's actually good for you
Title
The good vices
Title remainder
from beer to sex, the surprising truth about what's actually good for you
Statement of responsibility
Dr. Harry Ofgang and Erik Ofgang
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Being healthy is easier, less worrisome, less expensive, and a whole lot more enjoyable than you think. Much of the health advice we receive today tells us that in order to be healthy, we must consume a Spartan diet, exercise with the intensity of an Olympic athlete, and take a drug for every ailment. We constantly worry about the foods we should or shouldn't be eating and the medical tests we have neglected to take. And all that worry costs us dearly--financially, emotionally, and physically. In The Good Vices, prominent naturopathic physician Dr. Harry Ofgang and health journalist Erik Ofgang tear down decades of myth and prejudice to reveal how some of our guilty pleasures are not only okay but actually good for our health. For example: * Like wine, moderate beer and spirit consumption raises our bodies' level of good cholesterol, which protects against heart disease. Compounds in hops may decrease cognitive decline. * The cholesterol in eggs is not associated with high blood cholesterol levels or heart disease. Rather, egg yolks are an excellent source of important fat-soluble vitamins. * Research suggests that moderate exercisers can be at least as healthy as, and sometimes even healthier than, those who exercise excessively. The secret to many good vices is enjoying them in moderation. And perhaps the very best thing you can do when you're busy and stressed is to set aside time for your favorite good vice"--
  • "Being healthy is easier, less worrisome, less expensive, and a whole lot more enjoyable than you think"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ofgang, Harry
Dewey number
613.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA784
LC item number
.O34 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ofgang, Erik
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nutrition
  • Health
  • Diet
Label
The good vices : from beer to sex, the surprising truth about what's actually good for you, Dr. Harry Ofgang and Erik Ofgang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A TarcherPerigee book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-172)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018057940
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 196 pages
Isbn
9780143131960
Lccn
2018057940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The good vices : from beer to sex, the surprising truth about what's actually good for you, Dr. Harry Ofgang and Erik Ofgang
Publication
Note
"A TarcherPerigee book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-172)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018057940
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 196 pages
Isbn
9780143131960
Lccn
2018057940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      901 G Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, US
      38.8986949 -77.0247823
Processing Feedback ...