YOU: Being Beautiful: The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty

 
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Most people think that beauty revolves around such things as lipstick, sweet eyes, or skinny jeans -- all those things that we can see (and obsess over) in the mirror. But the fact is that beauty isn't some superficial pursuit, and it's not some random act that you can thank (or curse) your ancestors for.

There are, in fact, scientific standards to beauty. Beauty is purposeful, because it's how humans have historically communicated who we are to potential mates. Beauty, in fact, is really about your health and happiness.

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet C. Oz bust the myths and stereotypes about the way we view ourselves -- and how we define beauty. In these pages, you'll find out why beauty isn't as much about your vanity as it is about your humanity. The doctors take a scientific, informative, and entertaining look at the three levels of beauty and explain how they all work together to form a complete and authentic YOU. Those three levels of beauty are:

  • Looking Beautiful: Your appearance influences your self-esteem and has major health implications. Here, the docs will tell you how you can look the way you want.
  • Feeling Beautiful: So what if you have luscious lips or gorgeous locks if your joints creak and you have the energy of a rug? The docs will tell you how to improve your energy levels, beat back your life-altering aches and pains, and come to grips with some of life's toughest stresses.
  • Being Beautiful: By improving your relationships with your loved ones as well as with others, you'll be well on your way to finding true happiness. That's the ultimate goal: Having all three levels of beauty working together so you can have a happy and healthy life.

You'll start off by taking the ultra-revealing and validated YOU-Q Test to help you assess where you are on your own beauty scale and where you want to be. Take the test, see how well you do; then use the book to help you improve your score.

With their usual candor and honesty, Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz break down the mechanics of beauty and explain how little adjustments in your routine can help you become a happier, healthier person. You will learn about the biology of beauty, take YOU Tests to determine where you are on the beauty scale, get tons of YOU Tips to help you improve your life, as well as learn the secrets of the Ultimate Beautiful Day.

From hair to toenails, Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz go through every part of your body to explain how different foods, vitamins, creams, gels, and injections can really boost your looks. They scrutinize the beauty myths that bombard us every day and offer an unbiased perspective on which ones cause more harm than good. You will be able to revamp your beauty regimen (or start a new one from scratch). They'll also take a close look at chronic pain, mood swings, low energy, and financial stresses. And they'll dive into the science of building relationships, finding happiness, and using spirituality to help you define your own levels of true beauty.

Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz act as tour guides navigating the tricky but exciting terrain of today's beauty industry. YOU: Being Beautiful is your all-inclusive ticket into the world -- the real world -- of beauty.

Customer Reviews:

  • Informative
    This book is very informative with a good deal of humor. Many bits of info that I was not aware of. Worth reading....more info
  • Great Reference Book
    I'm glad I got this book. It is a good reference book and a pleasant read....more info
  • A timely complement to the 'YOU' series
    In this superficial world that we live in most of us judge beauty by characteristics that are subject to change in an instant. This book speaks to what we can do to maximize our internal beauty that will only enhance the outer beauty--no matter how fleeting that might be. It covers a holistic approach to beauty--tying together the physical, emotional, intellectual,and spiritual components....more info
  • Be more beautiful (AKA, healthier and happier)
    Most of us seek a little extra 'beauty' because it will lead to a little extra 'happiness' right? From the first page, the doctors have directed this book towards the ultimate prize, happiness. Therefore they have addressed 'beauty' holistically. From the inside out, they show us how to make the most of the cards we've been dealt. How to maintain our outward appearance (hair, skin and nails etc), and how to create more beauty from within (enhanced mental wellbeing and a healthier body). Many topics in this book have been discussed already in the author's previous publications but now you'll follow their advice to be 'beautiful' rather than to be 'young' or just plain old 'healthy'. Whatever your motivation, you'll benefit from reading this book.
    Jacquetta George, author of Revitalize your body, mind and soul: Be inspired to get more out of life...more info
  • Great tips!!!!
    It was a gift to my best friend and we are going to pass around to all of your friends. we love the book...more info
  • Book delves in superfiscial beauty
    The downside: After the book offers a quiz about how you feel about yourself, it actually delves into in detailed discussion about how a beautiful face has certain proportions (e.g., nose width to lip width)...complete with a table for you to figure out if you meet the golden rule (1.6). So, the book actually is telling people that how you look superfiscially to others determines how beautiful you are.

    From here the book discusses and infers that you should dress up your face and body to get as close to the golden rule of beauty. The theory is that if you and others think your superfiscial appearance are beautiful, you are!...and that your self-esteem will rise because of it. No doubt there are studies about attraction that back up these claims, but one's sense of self-esteem should not be dependent on how attractive you are to others! Good grief! We teach children to not be so superfiscial!

    Anyway, aside from this flaw and several other minor flaws, this book is a great book about how to be healthy...and about how increasing one's health increases one's beauty. Now that I can agree with. No doubt that if you are healthier, you won't be too fat or too skinny...your skin, hair, teeth, and eyes will be glowing, flowing, white, and clear. You will have more energy, less stress, live longer, etc. Now that (as the book gets around to saying) is the kind of beauty you should want to attain...for that is real beauty...and that will attract the 'right' kind of partner (a healthy-minded, good soul)....more info
  • Utterly Useless
    This book is truly awful. The information is insultingly over-simplified. Most of it is stuff that we already know from high school science class and general existence. It contains tons basic personal care instructions that anyone living in this country already knows (brush your teeth, wash your face, etc.). I bought this book hoping to find information like what to eat for strong hair, clear skin, etc. This book doesn't teach that, and it doesn't tell me anything I (and you) don't already know. More annoying than that: Pages upon pages are wasted on ridiculous cartoons that are supposed to teach us something, but are really just a lame attempt at humor (I don't need a jelly doughnut included in the spine to learn that vertabrae are squishy, nor do I need to see the artist's rendition of Fred and Wilma Flintstone arguing to see all that couples fight about money). There are pages of extremely basic workout advice that depict a male cartoon lifting weights for no reason that I can figure, and most of the VERY ugly drawings of people have pointed gnome ears (also for no apparent reason). Additionally, there seem to be a lot of jokes in the book geared towards men, while I don't know any man who would buy a purple book on "being beautiful". There's a great deal of commentary about men's issues (like balding) as well, so it's hard to tell who the hell this book is meant for. Please don't waste your money or time on this piece of garbage....more info
  • A Must Own Book!
    "The must have book that will inspire you to keep all of your New Year's resolutions from January through December in 2009."...more info
  • Beauty From the Inside Out
    I really recommend this book!
    It approaches beauty from such a holistic angle, addressing the typical things we associate with the commerce side of beauty, but focussing on how inner beauty really impacts outer beauty. Drs. Oz and Roizen look in depth at many things that make a person feel fulfilled, satisfied, and loved, and talk about the science behind how these feelings translate into what we call 'an inner glow.' They point out that beauty literally comes as much from affection, exercise, and balance (lack of stress, happiness, being of service, building relationships in one's world) as from moisturizer or products for your hair, because the body actually creates its own natural versions of these cosmetic applications when it is well taken care of, including being nourished with affection and balance.
    I have to recommend two of the most wonderful books to read in conjunction with You Being Beautiful: Ariel and Shya Kane's Working on Yourself Doesn't Work: The 3 Simple Ideas That Will Instantaneously Transform Your Life and Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment. These authors write beautifully about how to take care of your self esteem by not working on yourself anymore (it IS possible!), and how to take care of your community by turning your attention to being of service to others. These books illuminate exactly what You Being Beautiful suggests in terms of finding a state of inner nourishment and happiness. Please check out all three of these great books!...more info
  • Good reference book for science, but not enough alternative info
    I found this to be a nice reference book, especially if you want to know things like what causes dandruff or pain, but a bit too boring to read from cover to cover. It does have nice pictures and boxes similar to the "idiot's guide" and books "for dummies," but it doesn't have enough juicy tidbits of information to keep me interested.

    Also I was disappointed that it didn't have much about what to eat to obtain beauty from the inside out. There were a few things I learned of value, but some of the advice was frankly something I would not advise ("taking antibiotics for rosacea" or "steroid cream such as hydrocortisone."

    Oprah, you've got to get on board with a doctor that is not so entrenched in drug culture and knows more about nutrition.
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  • good information
    This book has a lot of information on things you should do to stay healthy. I like that it really goes into the skin, you don't really get that in most health books, and it has humor along with it which makes it a fun read....more info
  • Not very informative
    I have to agree with many of the reviewers that indicate the information is extremely basic and the illustrations rarely add much, if any, value to the discussion. Since the target audience is probably women in the 35-55 range, the tone and silly cartoons would be more appropriate for a preteen target audience. I find the tone of the book patronizing at best, insulting at worst. I purchased this book after hearing Dr. Roizen interviewed on the radio. He indicated there were certain ingredients in soap and shampoo which should be avoided, but said you'd have to read the book to find out. However, I have yet to find any comment about this in the book! Perhaps if anyone else finds this info in this tome, they could post a comment. This was the type of factual, information I was looking for and have come up empty handed.

    My other issue with the book is it's size. The publisher should encourage a smaller, more interesting and informational text, rather than these giant books that 2/3 of which is a waste of time. They want you to think that you're really getting your money's worth with this giant book, think again. Since most of his books are purchased by women, I suppose Dr. Roizen assumes women have the time to waste plowing threw these tomes, looking for the occasional tidbit of value. He has some great information, so I wished he would treat his book audience with more respect. In the future, I will stick to watching him on TV or listening on the radio as this is far more useful time spent....more info
  • Beauty- Inside vs. Outside- Transform Your Perceptions with this Awesome Read!
    This fascinating, introspective book, "You: Being Beautiful- The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty" has the distinction of being both an interesting read, as well as a valuable medical resource, as the authors Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. are also licensed physicians. Therefore, while reading their book, you attain insights on how to achieve well being and inner satisfaction, while knowing that their medical insights are documented and researched based on their respective professional experiences.

    The authors include interesting chapters and ideas on how simply taking care of your body, and making healthy lifestyle choices can effect the way you feel about yourself, and consequently the way others `see' you. They discuss the importance of oral hygiene, daily exercise, and my personal favorite- `how to save your hair'! The emphasis on physical beauty is balanced by chapters on emotional wellness and developing satisfying relationships with the close family members and friends in your life.

    Additionally, two of my favorite authors, Ariel and Shya Kane have written an inspiring book on discovering how to have a great life by simply being there and being yourself. In "Working on Yourself Doesn't Work: The 3 Simple Ideas That Will Instantaneously Transform Your Life" the Kanes question the relevance of physical beauty over internal wellness. Will losing that extra five pounds really make you feel beautiful? Will that new hairstyle add satisfaction to the way you interact with your life? Instead of spending your life in turmoil while you `work on' the next best thing' the Kanes suggest you simply look within you own being- exactly the way you are in the current moment- and celebrate what is already within you. I have worked with Ariel and Shya Kane in their Monday Night Alive and weekend workshops in New York City, and I'm grateful that their wisdom and approach to life has truly transformed my own definition of the word `beauty'. Check out their books, workshops, and Internet radio show at transformationmadeeasy.com

    For great insights and a new approach to going for your life, I suggest you put these books on your holiday wish list, pronto!
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  • I Had To Return It
    Please know that I do not give one star reviews lightly. I had high hopes for this book and I was very excited to purchase it. However, this book completely missed the mark.

    Now the first thing I am going to mention I believe has been mentioned before, but it is worth repeating. The illustrations. They are awful. I believe the look of a book sets the tone for the content. Why on earth would someone write a book about being beautiful and have such hideous illustrations?

    The next thing I realized while reading through is that I couldn't quite figure out who this book was aimed towards. It was written in such a simplistic way that it really assumed everyone reading it must be completely daft or a preteen. On the other hand much of the content was based on those who are a bit older 40's and 50's. So that was odd. It was also heavily content geared toward both men and women. Now, I am not saying men and women can't both be beautiful, but perhaps two books would be in order. This book is heavily marketed towards women so why do I have to read through so much info about balding?

    The writing itself is very choppy and the advice was juvenile. Wash your hair because it locks in bad smells. That is very basic advice and common sense. Anyone who wakes up in the morning after a late night at the bar would realize that hair traps smells.

    I bought this book because while I am great with basic hygiene (I would think most of us are. Shower regularly, brush teeth, wash face, etc...these are all heavily detailed in the book) I could always stand some extra advice. Such as a few easy hair styles to make you look polished, extra advice on face washes and masks to use, etc...

    This book mentioned several things in great excess such as cosmetic surgery. Wrinkles make you look ugly, but hey there is always botox! I don't have a problem with cosmetic surgery, per say, but I don't feel like it is necessary to being beautiful and I think mentioning it so much was bad form.

    As I was trying to figure this book out my significant other said, "It's like they made this book for aliens to show them how human bodies work and how we keep ourselves clean." That is exactly it. This book is full of information I am sure you already know, written in an ugly format.

    I had to take return this book. I found it complete rubbish. It might help you, but I really don't see how. Other books could do it so much better. I might spend more money, but I would rather have 4 books that really help me look and feel beautiful than one book that does nothing.

    Oh! One last thing. What about being a beautiful person? I thought this book could have used more of that. More time devoted to how good, and lovely people feel when they do good things for others.

    So if you have very low self esteem or have absolutely no idea how to care for yourself then I suppose this book might be useful. Otherwise, I suggest you look elsewhere. ...more info
  • YOU Being Beautiful
    I have read of Dr Oz's past work and each one gets better and better. It is very informative and most of his books are about our bodies and how they function but this one includes psychological and emotional aspects. Would recommend to all that truly enjoy learing about themselves physically and emotionally. ...more info
  • Very Informative
    I truly enjoy reading books by these doctors. I learn things I never knew, plus expand my knowledge on things I am aware of. Recommend all books by these doctors, I know my life has improved....more info
  • worth the read
    This book offers useful advice in the same "YOU" humorous fashion. I found the book helpful and entertaining. Further, the actions recommended are those anyone can actually do! I would have liked more specific advice regarding named beauty products. I first got the audio CD version and found that to be confusing so I bought the hardback. I don't think these two docs could write a bad book and I am suspecting that a "how to have sex" book may be in the works.........more info
  • ok
    This book does have some good advice but on some of the things that is adviced on this book are kind of common sence. It tells you what ingredents are best for your face and gives a very small list of products that it recommends. i would have liked to see more product recommendation than 'why this does that.'...more info
  • A winning survey
    Most people believe beauty revolves around beauty products or clothes - but there are purposeful scientific standards for measuring beauty and there are also many stereotypes surrounding beauty and its definition. Here two doctors provide an assessment of three levels of beauty and how these levels work together to create a unique person. Looking, feeling and being beautiful covers outside, scientific and inner beauty alike and offers a breakdown of the mechanics of beauty, showing readers techniques for self-analysis. General-interest collections will find it a winning survey....more info
  • Your Male Primary Care Physician's Perspective on Beauty as Health, Energy, and a Good Mood
    I was disappointed in this book. Here's why:

    1. The book had almost nothing to say about looking good (in your own perspective) independent of looking good because you are healthy and well groomed.

    2. The information was so basic in most cases that it wouldn't serve as substitute for a briefing from a Web site devoted to the subject.

    3. There were no sources for most of the suggestions which makes it hard to check out the advice.

    4. I only found one set of information that was new and potentially helpful to me after plowing through all the material.

    5. There's an overtly male perspective that will leave many women feeling uncomfortable with the advice. One of my favorites along these lines is a description of an ideal day as one that ends with lovemaking. That's great for men who fall asleep afterward anyway, but what about women who feel energized then?

    The book makes you feel like you are being talked down to. In addition, the illustrations look like they were designed for young teenagers in the 1950s.

    Much of the advice is more useful than you would expect from the brief references.

    On the good side, I liked two things about the book:

    1. You are encouraged to go through a lot of possible subjects to check out how you are doing. Most of us just research what we think we need to know about and might miss something that we don't know to investigate.

    2. A lot of nutritional methods and alternative therapies get full mention. That's unusual in a book coming from a couple of M.D.'s.

    If you liked their earlier books, you'll probably like this one, too. If you haven't read any of their books, I suggest that you skip this one and pick up one of the others.
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  • The whole book is great! Great Job! Keep up the good work!
    This book changed my life. I applied all the advices and after a week I saw how my skin started to change. First I stopped seeing my pores ... Then I started to realize that men are actually looking at me!
    What an amazing feeling! Another book I strongly recommend because I've enjoyed it immensely is Stop the Age Clock: Look 20 Years Younger, 20 Pounds Lighter and 200% Prettier in Only 20 Days Both books are a must read!

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  • lots of useful information
    dr oz has a way of presenting information that is useful and helpful. i'm going to check on the rest of his books....more info
  • You, Being Beautiful
    It's Doctor Oz, how can you go wrong? It's a delightful and informative read, plenty of common sense, and a great writing style, lots of humor along with the top-notch advice. I recommend to anyone, male or female. If one really subscribed to what these two docs say, you'd be doing about the most any human could do to get and stay healthy. The "beautiful" part comes in because if you take care of the looks you were given, it translates into good mental and physical health. It's not about make-up and make-believe ... it's about being happy with yourself, doing the most you can to look, feel and be beautiful. I dig Oz! All my friends do!

    Mary S....more info
  • A Detailed Guide to Caring for Your Body
    "Scientists also believe that symmetry is equated with a strong immune system - indicating that more robust genes make a person more attractive." ~ pg. 29

    You would think a book about beauty would cover such topics as skin care creams and plastic surgery. While these topics are included this book is more about caring for your entire body, mind and soul. There is a discussion about depression and an interesting section on spirituality.

    I was surprised that the authors recommended that you stay away from DMAE in skin creams as it is in a cream I use from Derma E that has produced some very good results. The authors also explain why it is best to use a cream with Vitamin A at night instead of during the day.

    Since I figured Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet Oz would give ideas about what prescriptions to take for various disorders I was pleased that they recommended some natural remedies for things like headaches and back pain. I had also never heard that you could use lemon oil for insomnia.

    There is some very good advice in this book including the information on hair replacement surgery. Who knew you could get a lot of scarring and end up with less hair anyway? After reading this book you may also decide not to go for a tattoo, manicure or pedicure. You could quite easily end up with hepatitis B or C.

    While I found out many reasons why my skin and hair are changing as I age (I'm 41) I didn't find the answer to why my gray hair is curly instead of straight. There is however a picture that shows why our hair turns gray as we age. In fact, there are tons of pictures to show how the body works and they make the book all the more enjoyable.

    If you are thirty or older I think you will enjoy this book. The authors promote meditation and exercise and have great advice for anyone who feels they are growing older. Some of the products they recommend (and I've tried and loved) include:

    Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

    Kiss My Face Bar Soap

    Avalon Organics Revitalizing Shampoo, Peppermint

    ~The Rebecca Review
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  • You Being Beautiful
    As usual
    DRs. Roizen and Oz have been very helpful in their book. The diagrams are entertaining and insightful. I have enjoyed all of their books and this one is no exception;...more info
  • BEAUTY INSIDE AND OUT
    We live in a beauty-obsessed culture, yet because beauty is not skin deep - as these charming doctors point out - it is important. The book explains how beauty reflects our mental and physical health, therefore, being beautiful IS important. Having convinced us that beauty is something to strive toward, the doctors explain the biology of beauty and give practical advice on attaining it.

    The book describes looking, feeling and being beautiful and is divided into such sections:
    - The "looking beautiful" section covers skin, hair, nails, and body shape. Have you noticed looking beautiful makes you feel better? The doctors point out that our appearance affects self-esteem and that taking care of the external things has huge health consequences. For example from their other books we learned that not taking care of teeth can have negative effects on our internal health.
    - "Feeling beautiful" can be sabotaged by health issues like fatigue, pain, depression, and bad attitudes. The doctors help turn the negative into a positive.
    - The section on "being beautiful" explains how to discover your authentic and happier self and enhance relationships with others. They say, "being authentic and happier makes you physically more attractive", which is true! I've certainly noticed that both unkind and unhappy people do not look good as they age.

    The book talks about enhancing the outer feature of beauty, but also reinforces that beauty comes from within, that is, "how you feel and how you define your life". The book has quizzes, practical advice, and examples sprinkled with their characteristic humor. It covers hair, skin, nails, teeth, diet, exercise, cosmetic enhancements, managing energy, aches and pains, addictions, attitude, relationships, and major life stressors. The book begins with a YOU-Q Test to determine your beauty score. The book comprehensively explains beauty from the inside out. These doctors have done a great service with their YOU books in explaining how our bodies work and how we can enhance them. I highly recommend this book along with their other books, especially, You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty (You) and YOU: The Owner's Manual, Updated and Expanded Edition: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger, along with another great book, THE 3:00 PM SECRET: Live Slim and Strong Live Your Dreams.
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  • You Being Beautiful
    Book has some new info but also simply reviews a lot of basics.
    It is written in an entertaining easily accessible style...more info
  • Too Much Fluff, Not Enough Meat
    Despite the book's claims and attempts to appear like a revolutionary and scientific breakthrough, there's nothing in these pages that you couldn't pick up from a middle school health class.

    Most of the book's contents are sheer fluff. It begins with a quiz designed to rate how beautiful you feel. It's entirely pointless in that the results tell you what you already know ("You want to make changes" - well duh, that's why you bought the book in the first place), and the results are never utilized further. There are further 'quizzes' of this type scattered throughout the book, all of them just as meaningless and time-wasting as the first.

    The pages are chock-full of other such 'factoids' that have little bearing on self-esteem or beauty. Did you want to know the mating habits of lions? You'll read about it here, for entirely unfathomable reasons other than to make you glad you're not a lioness. The information presented is insultingly simple, and you don't need to pay ANY amount of money to have someone tell you 'washing your hair will improve your beauty! IT'S TRUE!' or 'if your teeth are flat, then you probably grind your teeth!' What's worse are the scattered recommendations that ARE NOT scientifically proven, and fully admitted to.

    One such example is the discussion of aromatherapy, where one section warns against using products that arouse allergic reactions. But in the very next set of paragraphs, they recommend using lavendar and peppermint scents (saying that there's no scientific proof as to their effectiveness, they just 'like' them), when a large percentage of people are biologically allergic to lavendar.

    There are countless 'witticisms' and attempts to be funny that drown out any possibly useful tidbits (and believe me, there's only a scant handful if that), with unhelpful footnotes that only lead you to yet more crappy jokes. The 'helpful' diagrams depicting the scenario at hand are loaded down with more of this tripe; apparently they thought it was necessary to include an anteater in the woman's uterus to suck up the you-know-what, along with a duck swimming in the bladder. Why? I! DON'T! KNOW!

    Don't waste your money on this garbage. Unless you have no real concept about the importance of bathing regularly and need to be told how to wash your face, all you'll be buying is common sense laced heavily with painful failed attempts at wit....more info
  • Disappointed!!!
    Whoa...am I disappointed in this one! I have read two other books from the Oz/Roizen team and found them funny, helpful and informative. When I was about 12 I was given a book called "Growing Up and Liking It". Believe it or not, I really DID remember all the tips about washing your hair and brushing your teeth. I needed to pay nearly twenty bucks to read that I needed to add cleaning my toilets several times a week to be "beautiful"?? I think not!

    I was hoping this book would be as fun and helpful as the other books but it was very lacking for me. I saw Oz give his stamp of approval to "bioidenticals" on Oprah's program yesterday. That means Dr. Oz has gone to the dark side from science based, proven medicine to airy fairy wishful thinking. I want the old Dr. Oz back....more info
  • Good Read, Great Info
    Another great book by Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen! There is a lot of useful information that you don't even realize what we're doing to our bodies by doing the things we do or by consuming what we eat. It give you tips and ideas on how to change your lifestyle to make you beautiful from the inside out and I can say that I've definitely have made adjustments to my lifestyle. I want to live a long beautiful life!...more info
  • Optimize Health and Optimize Beauty
    You: Being Beautiful could as easily have been called You: Being Healthy. Roizen and Oz write: "We all want to look beautiful, feel beautiful, and be beautiful." I'm not sure how many men would admit to that, but substitute "feel my best" and "healthy" for "beautiful," and this describes the book. It is as much a book for men as it is for women, too.

    The book is divided into three sections:

    * Looking beautiful: ways to improve your external looks; your hair, skin and body

    *Feeling beautiful: what's inside counts. How to alleviate lethargy, depression and pain and end destructive behaviors/thinking.

    * Being beautiful: how "to find a more authentic and happier you in your life and relationships--and how to use different strategies to do so."
    This section includes a guide to finding happiness:
    *Being positive and generous
    *Feeling empathy
    *Finding authenticity
    *Embracing emotion
    * Exploring spirituality
    * Understanding unhappiness

    It is obvious that Michael Roizen and Melmet Oz are medical doctors, as they describe the skin, hair, etc. each section contains tips and tools to make you more beautiful (healthy.)

    The doctors approach beauty from a holistic point of view and do a good job. However, a few aspects are missing--and this is where who you are (they are doctors) affects what you write. I am an interior designer and I immediately saw what was missing from this book on optimizing beauty (health): that is the environment. Dirt, clutter, toxic substances and more contribute to less than optimal health--or even serious health problems. (I am also chemically sensitive.)

    The environmental aspects aside, You: Being Beautiful is a good book. The authors write: "To feel good about yourself because you have a strong self-esteem and a healthy, energetic existence that allows you to appreciate the subtle beauty of day-to-day life and because you know your purpose in life--and to show off that purpose by helping others do the same."

    There is a short section on "green living," with basic good tips, like not using throw-away plastic bottles and using reusable bags when shopping. One tip struck me as odd, however--they advise you to save energy by sweeping floors instead of frequent vacuuming. OK--reality check--if everyone vacuumed a little less it will not save the world. Instead, sweeping encourages dirt, pollutants and other allergens to become airborne and increases the likelihood of you breathing them in--not so healthy.

    As I mentioned before, the authors are medical doctors and do a good job in teaching us how to be healthy with our bodies. But, the book is not holistic, as it doesn't account for the environment--your home, what surrounds you and what products you use on your body and in your home. The single best book that I know of (and I use it in my practice) that addresses healthy products for body and home and how to create a sanctuary--and will work very well with this award winning book--is HARMONIOUS ENVIRONMENT: BEAUTIFY, DETOXIFY & ENERGIZE YOUR LIFE, YOUR HOME & YOUR PLANET.

    The end of the book includes the "ultimate beautiful day: daily care and maintenance schedule, a yoga guide, and an exercise guide.


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  • It arrived as promised. Thank you seller.
    Thank you for your product at a good price and arrived in great conditon....more info

 

 
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