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Name:  Dr. Michael F. Roizen  

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Genre: Non-Fiction

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Roizen lived in Chicago and was Professor of Medicine and Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Michael F. Roizen is an internist and anesthesiologist. He has been continuously listed as one of the 1,000 Best Doctors in the United States. He is a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude graduate of Williams College (Williamstown, Massachusetts), and an Alpha Omega graduate of the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. Dr. Roizen completed a residency in internal medicine at Harvard's Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, a tour of duty in the Yellow Beret of the Public Health Service at The National Institutes of Health in the lab of Irv Kopin and Nobel Prize Winner Julius Axelrod and an anesthesiology residency at UCSF. After 9 years on the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, Roizen started and served as medical director of the Chicago Program for Executive Health. He also chaired the top-10-rated department of anesthesia and critical care at the University of Chicago. He then became dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for biomedical sciences at SUNY Upstate. After serving as CEO of the Biotechnology Research Corporation of Central New York, Dr. Michael Roizen accepted positions as chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic and as chair of the Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Comprehensive Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic.Roizen continues to practice internal medicine and uses the RealAge measurement routinely to motivate patients in both his medical and preoperative practices to healthier behaviors. He has received numerous awards, including over 10 named lectureships or professorships, on over 5 continents.Roizen is a past President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, has chaired an FDA advisory committee, is an editor or associate editor of 6 medical journals, has edited the University of Chicago's Better Health Newsletter, a top ranked squash player, and is married to another physician listed as one of the 1,000 best physicians in the Midwest, Dr. Nancy Roizen.Dr. Roizen has given lectures to medical groups in over 47 states and 18 foreign countries. He regularly teaches in the University of Chicago program that provides medical school training to lay audiences (MINI-MED), and has recently served as "Dean" of that program.Roizen has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 100 chapters, 25 editorials, 2 books (one of which is a "Medical Best Seller"). His work is quoted in Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, and he has been interviewed on CBS, NBC, The Fox Network, and CNN about various medical topics, including estrogen or hormone replacement therapy, DHEA, and the value of strength training in reducing your RealAge.


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The RealAge Makeover: Take Years off Your Looks and Add Them to Your Life
ISBN: 0060196823

William Morrow. 2004

Why not live at 60 feeling like you did at 35?

Thousands of Americans are younger today than they were five years ago. How is that possible? By following the specific recommendations that reverse aging in Dr. Michael Roizen's bestselling book RealAge®: Are You As Young As You Can Be?, people who were previously much older than their chronological age have now taken up to twentynine years off their biological ages. Since that first publication, more than 10 million people have taken the RealAge® test in one form or another, and thousands of people have thanked Dr. Roizen for helping them make simple changes in their lives -- changes that have made them healthier, younger, and more vibrant.

In the last several years, Dr. Roizen and his team have learned much more about the aging process. The RealAge® Makeover makes sense of recent critical medical findings -- mportant new research on inflammation in your arteries, stress reduction, chronic disease management, hormone replacement therapy, and other choices you can make to keep aging at a distance. You’ll also find the latest on vitamins and other supplements, which are age-reducing, which are aging, and which ones to avoid if you are taking certain medications. Roizen then offers more than seventy ways to reduce or even prevent 80 percent of the diseases that make you feel older. For example, coffee or the right kind of chocolate in moderate amounts can help reduce inflammation, preserving your arteries, joints, and memory. But the wrong choice can lead to needless aging and loss of energy, such as taking too much Vitamin A. And The RealAge® Makeover tells you how much (in years) each choice is worth so you can make the choices that are meaningful to you.

More potent than any statistic or finding are the personal stories interwoven throughout -- success stories from readers who followed the RealAge program, became biologically younger, and are living happier, healthier lives. With this book, readers have more opportunity than ever to turn back their biological clock to look, feel, and actually be many years younger.

Join the RealAge® Revolution and give yourself a RealAge® Makeover!

YOU: The Owner's Manual
ISBN: 0060765313

WilliamMr. 2005

Between your full-length mirror and high-school biology class, you probably think you know a lot about the human body. While it's true that we live in an age when we're as obsessed with our bodies as we are with celebrity hairstyles, the reality is that most of us know very little about what chugs, churns, and thumps throughout this miraculous, scientific, and artistic system of anatomy. Yes, you've owned your skin-covered shell for decades, but you probably know more about your cell-phone plan than you do about your own body. When it comes to your longevity and quality of life, understanding your internal systems gives you the power, authority, and ability to live a healthier, younger, and better life.

You: The Owner's Manual challenges your preconceived notions about how the human body works and ages, then takes you on a tour through all of the highways, back roads, and landmarks inside of you. After taking a quiz that tests your body of knowledge, you'll learn about all of your blood-pumping, food-digesting, and keys-remembering systems and organs.

Just as important, you'll get the facts and advice you need to keep your body running long and strong. You'll find out how diseases start and how they affect your body -- as well as advice on how to prevent and beat conditions that threaten your quality of life. Complete with exercise tips, nutritional guidelines, simple lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches, You: The Owner's Manual gives you an easy, comprehensive, and life-changing how-to plan for fending off the gremlins of aging. To top it off, you'll also get the great-tasting and calorie-saving Owner's Manual Diet -- a thirty-recipe eating plan that's designed with only one goal in mind: to help you live a younger life.

Welcome to your body. Why don't you come on in and take a look around?

YOU: The Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment
ISBN: 0743293010

Scribner. 2006

America’s doctors, Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen, show you how to become your own medical detective and get the best health care possible.

Everyone needs to become a smart patient. In fact, in the worst cases, your life may even depend on it. Number one bestselling authors and doctors Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz have written this indispensable handbook to help everyone to get the best health care possible—by making everyone into their own medical detective.

Witty, playful, at times offbeat, but always authoritative, You: The Smart Patient shows you how to become your own medical sleuth, tracing your medical family tree and wending your way through the pitfalls of any health care situation. Written in conjunction with the health care community's leading oversight group, The Joint Commission, the book shows readers in clear, easy steps how to take control of their own health care and deal with all matters that may come up when facing a medical case: from choosing the right doctor, hospital, and insurance company to navigating prescription drugs, specialists, treatment options, alternative medicine, pain management, or any problem that might arise.

Accessible, humorous, and filled with information that you need, You: The Smart Patient is a book for every patient and all those dealing with a loved one's medical issues.

The RealAge(R) Workout: Maximum Health, Minimum Work
ISBN: 0060009373

William Morrow. 2006

Dr. Michael F. Roizen has empowered thousands of Americans to take control of their own destinies. How? His best-selling books, RealAge, The RealAge Makeover, and YOU: The Owner's Manual, have helped people reverse their chronological aging by ten, fifteen, and up to twenty-nine years by revealing simple lifestyle changes that have profound effects that control their genes -- and thus control their health and the aging process.

Chances are you picked up this book because you, too, want to be healthier and younger. The RealAge Workout explains the importance of gradually phasing exercise into your everyday routine, because even the smallest changes in behavior can make you feel, look, and be younger. No matter how busy your schedule, Dr. Michael Roizen will show you how to gain the maximum age-reduction benefits from a minimum amount of time and effort.

Before you take your first step, The RealAge Workout offers a series of calculations that factor in age, genetics, and lifestyle so you can determine your overall status of health and create a program to help you plan and execute your goals. The RealAge Workout then begins with a simple, yet life-changing premise -- just by walking 30 minutes a day, every day, you can roll back the years, significantly improve the status of your overall health, and have more energy to work and do the things you love.

After you've adjusted to this change in your lifestyle, The RealAge Workout will guide you through a series of training phases during which you will steadily develop your foundation muscles and eventually add a stamina-building program to help you maintain improved health. You will learn how to lift weights safely and effectively through step-by-step instructions with photographs and easy-to-understand explanations. Additionally, there are charts that help you determine the RealAge effect -- the number of biological years younger you become with each change you make.

Along the way, The RealAge Workout dis-cusses common myths, addresses frequently asked questions pertaining to age and lifestyle choices, and offers tips to actually enjoy, yes, even love, exercise. So get ready to achieve optimal health and be as young as you can be!

Cooking the RealAge Way: Turn Back Your Biological Clock with More Than 80 Delicious and Easy Recipes
ISBN: 0060009365

William Morrow Paperbacks. 2006

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of RealAge® and coauthor of You: The Owner's Manual shows you how to cook your way to a younger you.

In his RealAge® books, Dr. Michael F. Roizen proved that incorporating simple changes to your lifestyle can take years off your biological age and leave you looking and feeling younger. In Cooking the RealAge® Way, he and nutritionist and professional chef Dr. John La Puma show you how you can create RealAge-smart and energy-rich meals that are as delicious as they are healthy.

Cooking the RealAge® Way includes more than 80 savory recipes, from asparagus frittata with smoked salmon to a chocolate strawberry sundae, as well as tricks and techniques to help you maintain your RealAge lifestyle, from stocking your pantry to tips on eating out and preparing time-friendly meals. It's the ultimate guide to eating and feeling younger—without sacrificing great taste.

You, on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management
ISBN: 0743292545

Free Press. 2006

Provides advice, an eating plan, and exercises designed to help people achieve a sustained loss of abdominal fat and live a healthier life. Title: You on a Diet Author: Oz, Mehmet, M.D./ Roizen, Michael F., M.D. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: 2006/10/31 Number of Pages: 370 Binding Type: HARDCOVER Library of Congress: 2006050689

You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty
ISBN: 0743292561

Free Press. 2007

First Edition, First Printing. Pages are clean and binding is tight. Solid Book.

YOU: The Owner's Manual, Updated and Expanded Edition: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger
ISBN: 0061473677

William Morrow. 2008

The #1 bestseller that gives YOU complete control over your body and your health.

With new health studies and advice bombarding us every day, few people know much about what chugs, churns, and thumps throughout the miraculous system that is the human anatomy.

YOU: The Owner's Manual challenges preconceived notions about how the human body works and ages, and takes you on a fascinating grand tour of all your blood-pumping, food-digesting, and numbers-remembering systems and organs—including the heart, brain, lungs, immune system, bones, and sensory organs.

In this updated and expanded edition, America's favorite doctors, Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, discuss how YOU actually have control over your genes. Discover how diseases start and how they affect your body—as well as advice on how to prevent and beat conditions that threaten your quality of life.

There are also 100 questions asked by you, and answered by the experts. For instance, do you know which of the following statements are true?

  • As you increase the amount you exercise, the rewards you gain from it increase as well.
  • If you're not a smoker, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to your lungs.
  • Your immune system always knows the difference between your own cells and enemy invaders.
  • The biggest threat to your arteries is cholesterol.
  • Memory loss is a natural, inevitable part of aging.
  • Stress is the greatest ager, and controlling it changes which of your genes is on.

Did you answer "true" for any of the above? Then take a look inside. Complete with exercise tips, nutritional guidelines, simple lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches, YOU: The Owner's Manual debunks myths and gives you an easy, comprehensive, and life-changing How-To plan—as well as great-tasting and calorie-saving recipes—that can help you live a healthier, younger, and better life.

Be the best expert on your body!

You: Being Beautiful - The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty
ISBN: 1416572341

Free Press. 2008

A guide to looking and feeling beautiful counsels readers on the connection between health and beauty while outlining scientifically valid recommendations for skin care, diet, stress management, alleviating pain, and achieving happiness. 1,750,000 first printing.

YOU: Losing Weight: The Owner's Manual to Simple and Healthy Weight Loss
ISBN: 1451640714

Scribner. 2011

From the YOU doctors Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen, using information from their multimillion copy bestselling YOU: On a Diet, comes this small guide to losing weight and turning your life around in sixty days.

There are no shortcuts when it comes to weight, and waist, loss—no twenty-pounds-in-three-days formulas, no way to get from size XXXL to size S by the end of the weekend. But you can diet smart, not hard. In YOU: Losing Weight, the doctors behind the bestselling YOU: On a Diet offer their best ninety-nine tips and strategies for getting your body into the shape and with the waist size that you’ve always wanted. Dieting can’t be hard if you are to succeed for a lifetime, and it should never feel like a sacrifice. With the right strategy, you can make the lifestyle changes that you need to lose weight and get healthy for good.

In this handy waist-loss guide, Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz use their signature wit and wisdom to boil down the science and strategies for you. They keep their usual no-nonsense approach to explaining the human body to outline why crash dieting can’t work for the long term. More important, America’s Doctors share their favorite weight-loss super-foods recipes and provide exercise suggestions for how to get the most from any kind of workout. With food plans, shopping lists, and comprehensive advice on the science of waist loss, this pocket-size paperback is packed with everything dieters need to know about how to develop better habits that will keep pounds off for good.