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The Healthy Deviant - A Rule Breaker's Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World

Author(s): Pilar Gerasimo


What kind of society makes being healthy and happy so difficult that only a single-digit percentage of the population can hope to pull it off? The answer: A sick society.

And within a sick society--one where illness, anxiety, and depression are the prevailing norms--what does it mean to be one of the few people to beat those unhealthy odds? It means bucking a lot of your society's norms and rejecting a lot of its conventional health prescriptions. It also means acknowledging a disturbing truth: If you aren't breaking the rules, you're probably breaking yourself. That's the simple, provocative philosophy behind The Healthy Deviant, one seasoned health journalist's quest to reframe healthy choices as a positive form of social rebellion. Combining hand-drawn infographics and statistics with insights from sociology, psychology, evolutionary biology, functional medicine, and the school of hard knocks, this category-defying book rejects the idea that diet and exercise alone can save us--or are even the best places to start. Part manifesto, part whispered wake-up call, The Healthy Deviant is a modern-day survival guide for being a healthy person in an unhealthy world. Starting now.


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  • : 9781623174255
  • : North Atlantic Books
  • : North Atlantic Books
  • : 0.549754
  • : January 1920
  • : .84 Inches X 6.05 Inches X 8.99 Inches
  • : books

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  • : Pilar Gerasimo
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 360