The Rockstar Remedy: A Rock & Roll Doctor's Prescription for Living a Long, Healthy Life

with Stacy Baker Masand. Wave. Dec. 2014. 352p. photos. index. ISBN 9780062310606. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062310620. HEALTH
OrangeReviewStarFrancis, known to some of the most famous bands and musicians in the world as the "Rock & Roll Doctor," brings her years of experience as a naturopathic physician to this compelling prescription for healthy living. The author describes the lifestyle of her "regular" clients as similar to that of her rock-star patients: often marked by insomnia, poor eating habits, and lack of exercise. She claims that people commonly become overwhelmed by the demands on their time and are prone to periods of overwork followed by a return to healthier habits, in much the same way that musicians exist on tour. Francis shares the methods in which her clients are taught to support their bodies during those intense times and the techniques they use to get back into balance during downtimes. She details the five stages, or key areas, of transformation involved in her program: detoxing the diet; nourishing and reviving through food and drink; exercise; revitalizing the mind and spirit; and socialization. The author includes many quotes from performers with whom she has traveled and worked.
VERDICT This detailed, informative, and fun book is recommended for fans of alternative medicine and music aficionados alike.
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