Are you among the millions of people feeling tired, stressed, depressed - or just not feeling your best? If you’re like most people living in our over-stressed modern world, your daily routine is hectic and stressful; you suffer from constant fatigue; you feel stiff, sore, and worn out; you rarely sleep well; you continue to gain weight, especially belly fat; and you’re at least occasionally moody or suffer from brain fog. In short, you are lacking in the type of youthful mental and physical energy that psychology researchers call “vigor” - and you simply don’t feel your best. Even though the title of this book is “Best Future You” – and its overall theme is to help you achieve your ultimate peak of health, vitality, and mental/physical performance, this book is really about how to achieve all that through balance. The one common theme that runs through every concept and each chapter is the idea that maintaining balance, specifically biochemical balance, in our body, mind, and spirit is the secret to feeling our best, looking our best, and performing our best. Unfortunately, this is not at all what we see in most of the popular “self-help” and health-improvement programs these days. In fact, most popular programs are the antithesis of balance because they focus on the complete exclusion of entire food groups (e.g. carbs or grains or meat or fat or gluten or whatever) – or the imperative that you “must” include one certain magical “superfood” that has miraculous medicinal properties. What these misguided approaches fail to understand, is that such limited approaches deliver limited results (and limited benefits for you). In contrast, Best Future You takes a more comprehensive approach, to focus on a holistic approach to reducing cellular stress, restoring both physiological strength and psychological vigor, and thus improving how we feel, look, and perform on every parameter imaginable. Being “out” of balance is a type of stress, specifically a state of cellular stress that leads to dysfunction and eventually to disease. As such, my idea of balance is very precise and very focused on the concept of maintaining biochemical balance between myriad hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters, and signaling molecules that course through our blood and brain and all parts of our body on a second-by-second basis. These molecules are responsible for one of my favorite sayings that, “biochemistry drives behaviors” which describes how our feelings of energy (or fatigue), or happiness (or depression), or mental clarity (or brain fog), or even feelings of success and achievement (or failure and defeat) are driven in large part by positive or negative changes in our underlying biochemistry. Best Future You encapsulates more than a decade of learning that can counter the effects of chronic stress to help you: Restore “Balance” in Your Body Improve Vigor (Mental/Physical Energy) Reduce Pain Alleviate Depression Sharpen Mental Focus Lose Weight Manage your Risk of Diabetes, Cancer, & Heart Disease FEEL YOUR BEST! About the Author: Dr. Shawn Talbott holds a MS in Exercise Science (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry (Rutgers) and is a graduate of both the Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP) and the Advanced Certificate for Executives (ACE) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has taught at the University of Utah (Nutritional Sciences Dept) and worked with elite athletes at the United States Olympic Training Centers, the US Ski & Snowboard Association, and the US Track & Field Association as part of the Performance Enhancement Team. Dr. Talbott maintains an active lifestyle research program near Salt Lake City, where he develops programs to restore balance, boost vigor, and help people to become the best versions of themselves. Learn more at http://www.BestFutureYou.com and www.ShawnTalbott.com
Dr. Shawn Talbott received his Master's degree (M.S.) in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, his Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of both the Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP) and the Advanced Certificate for Executives (ACE) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Business. Dr. Talbott’s recent educational projects include two academic textbooks (on dietary/herbal supplements), an award-winning documentary film (about the American obesity epidemic), and several best-selling books that have been translated into multiple languages. His work to educate people about nutrition and health has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, the TED stage, and the White House.