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Tyndale House The Ultimate Prescription: What the Medical Profession Isn't Telling You

How does God become part of the healing process? What's the truth about health care? Answering these questions and more from a biblical viewpoint, cardiologist Marcum explains what he believes is wrong with our current health care system; how to get back on track; how the spiritual dimension of our well-being is often ignored; and more. 225 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
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Wonderful Blessing

Date:March 11, 2012
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I like reading books such as this because I have Fibromyalgia and I am always seeking the best and safest way to keep it at bay.
In the Introduction this statement popped off the page and peaked my interest, also the title of this book did too!
It states....” We find ourselves gazing into the faces of overweight,overworked,over stimulated people we hardly recognize. We lean forward and squint into the eyes of people who haven’t a clue about what's going on inside our own bodies, yet we know that all isn’t right in there---that something bad is happening deep inside us...we understand---although we don’t know how or why—that something important is missing, something necessary for the days, weeks and years ahead. But all we can do is stand there, unsure, confused and afraid. That’s what happens when the human body, mind, and spirit become so wrapped up with what tastes good, feels good and seems good that we lose sight of what really is good !!!!!!!”
WOW...WOW...WOW... this really spoke to me and I pray this book is helpful to so many others who seem to have this in common with me.
Some chapters I will list..
A Victim of Deception
Hidden Stresses
In The Beginning
The Lie
The Path to Truth
and many more I did not list...
There are SOOOOOOOOOOOO Many books out there that one must really know what to believe and trust...
They are complicated and hard to understand but not this one.
Always do your research when reading books like these....I do
Dr. Marcum begins the book with the story of his friend having health problems and how he starts to dig deep to find out why so many people are having too many health problems.
It is a very easy to understand and very helpful book.
He takes Genesis 1 & 2 and breaks it down to how GOD created us and how we are to take great care of ourselves.
Dr. Marcum is not selling any “magic pill” or long drawn out way to do things which I find so very refreshing.
I HIGHLY recommend this book to ANY person no matter if you have health problems or not! I also recommend all born again follower of Christ Jesus.
I am thankful to GOD for those who right books such as this...
Yahweh, I ask that YOU continue to use Dr. James Marcum to further the Gospel and to share truth and only YOUR truth. Bless him as he has blessed YOU and me. In Jesus Matchless name AMEN.
this book is a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House.
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Review 2 for The Ultimate Prescription: What the Medical Profession Isn't Telling You
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The Low Fat Lie Propogated

Date:March 4, 2012
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When I saw this title, written by a cardiologist and Christian believer, I was excited to see what he had to say about health. So excited, that despite my own moratorium on requesting books for review purposes, I requested this one from Tyndale House.
I liked what Dr Marcum had to say about conventional medical practices and our society's belief that doctors and prescriptions cure what ails us. He was willing to admit that this approach just treats the symptoms-that true change can only occur by discovering the source of the problem and addressing that.
He reminds us that we're asking the wrong questions. Instead of asking how to get well, we should ask "Why am I sick?" The author states that it's been estimated that 80-90% of all cardiovascular disease is acquired. As in something we do that causes it, not simple genetics. He states, "The painful truth is that we give the disease to ourselves by the choices we make over a lifetime."
He goes on to briefly point out the dangers of high fructose corn syrup (and the irony that it's in nearly every hospital meal served) and the argon gas applied to fruits and vegetables. He poses the questions I've asked myself. If it's dangerous, why has it been allowed into our food supply? Who's responsible? He suggests we take a look in the mirror and ask if the Standard American Diet is really working.
Then it happens. The myth that animal fat is what causes heart disease is upheld by this doctor. I was so disappointed that I put the book down for the night! I decided that I didn't have time to spare reading a book that propogated a myth that has been disproven. The next day however, I glanced through the table of contents to see what else to expect and read a few more pages in later chapters. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough there to redeem my hope and I did not read any further. If you believe animal fats are healthy, you'll be saddened by what Dr marcum has to say.
I received a free review copy of this book from the Publisher, which had no impact on my review.
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Review 3 for The Ultimate Prescription: What the Medical Profession Isn't Telling You
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Creation-based Health Plan

Date:February 29, 2012
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from the back of the book..."Many of the diseases sending us to doctors' offices, surgical suites, and early graves are preventable-and we don't need to be overmedicated to cure them." This intriguing claim is made by Chattanooga cardiologist Dr. James L. Marcum, author of The Ultimate Prescription.
In this book, Dr. Marcum directly coorelates the cure for many of our (non-acute) illnesses to a health plan based upon the days of creation. He also details common and prevailing myths and lies that we are bombarded with through both the media and other sources. While Dr. Marcum definitively supports the use of modern medicine to combat illness, he also strongly proposes a definitive shift toward God's "original Health Plan" in our lifestyles. Among the eighteen chapters, are chapters relating each day of creation and how the particulars of that day's work impacts our health. The last chapters bring it all together in "The Ultimate Prescription" and "The Ultimate Healing." Also included in this work are appendices dealing with symptoms, diagnostic testing, and treatment.
Dr. Marcum is a practicing cardiologist at the Chattanooga Heart Institute. I found this book both throrough and very readible. He presents his thoughts with clarity and in layman's terms.
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Review 4 for The Ultimate Prescription: What the Medical Profession Isn't Telling You
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healthy living the way God intended

Date:January 27, 2012
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What are you putting in your mouth? Is it healthy for you?
Dr. Marcum asserts, “We've got to conclude that much of what we as a society are dumping into our bodies is wrong. Our diet is not helping us live healthy lives. As a matter of fact, the foods we are eating are hurting us...” (13) Marcum says we are still believing the lie of Satan, “Go ahead and eat it, you won't die.”
To get to the “ultimate prescription” for healthy living, we need to go to the One who created it. Included is more than just the foods you eat and the inactivity you experience. It includes your thoughts, worship and your love.
“Disease is often just a symptom of a life being lived out of step with the reality of how we were designed to live.” (33) Marcum “came to realize that health is a by-product, an end result, of a love relationship with God.” (41) For optimal health and well-being, it is essential we know and worship God. Marcum says you don't begin your journey back to health at the doctor's office. You begin with the Bible. (53)
He says the laws God set down at creation are vital for health. He goes through the creation days to reveal the essential nature of light, breath, water, plants, sunlight, and sleep. He writes of the healing nature of love, receiving and giving it. He gives practical suggestions for improving your nutritional intake.
“...[T]he truth is, chronic illness is not caused by a lack of pharmaceuticals. Breaking the divine laws of health is the real culprit.” (65)
I was really surprised at a few of Marcum's revelations. For example, cow milk is not good for you. “Milk doesn't build our ones. Instead, it causes our bodies to neutralize the intruder, thus actually removing calcium from our bones.” (146)
And a 2003 landmark study revealed “that American medicine frequently causes more harm than good.” (38) “The total number of iatrogenic [inadvertent physician-induced] deaths is 783,936. It is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States. The 2001 heart disease annual death rate is 699,697; the annual cancer death rate, 553,251.” (39)
Marcum is not anti-medicine. He is a board-certified behavioral cardiologist. He includes in his book several Appendices giving specific medical information regarding symptoms and treatment of heart conditions.
This is not your typical book on health. Marcum really believes God set health laws in motion at creation. His is good advice for gaining and maintaining health the way God intended.
Marcum has included a discussion guide which would make this book a great choice for small groups centered on health.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers for the purpose of this review.
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Review 5 for The Ultimate Prescription: What the Medical Profession Isn't Telling You
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Creation Principles are Key to Our Healing

Date:January 13, 2012
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. . . What the Medical Profession Isn't Telling You. Are more prescriptions really the answer to our wide-spread health issues? "Take 2 and call me in the morning" just isn't cutting it anymore.
Board-certified cardiologist Dr. James Marcum explains the biblical plan for spiritual and physical health that will help us feel energetic and beat stress naturally. I don't know about you, but this fits in nicely with my New Year's resolution to be more healthy and more natural.
Marcum reviews the 7 days of creation and then explains how each element (air, water, rest, etc) is necessary for our well being. That's our ultimate prescription. Simple, yet complex in our modern-day lives. On the road of life, God is not a police officer; rather, he is our support team. Marcum says that God's love and God's directions will set us free from the stressors that can cause heart problems--and many other chronic health issues, I suspect.
Disclaimer: Tyndale provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for a review; however, the opinions expressed are my own.
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God's Creation applied to our Life

Date:December 31, 2011
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This book made me think a lot about my health and how I live. Dr. Marcum using the Creation story to identify key elements in our lives. Everything from the importance of drinking water to our need for a healthy amount of sunlight. Throughout the book he points to a single source, our Creator God. Using examples of life in the Garden of Eden he drives home that as Americans we eat too much processed foods, fats, and we don’t drink nearly enough water.
There is a lot of practical advice in this book. Things that I want to apply to my life, however, there were some things that I struggled with or maybe would like more information. Although, the author never came out and said don’t eat meat, there was definitely an underlying message. I would have liked to see him take into consideration the dietary restrictions provided in the Law or even look at what the dietary habits of Jesus’ day were.
If you are looking for a book with practical ideas on how to improve your health this is a good book to read. As a cardiologist, Dr. Marcum sees on a regular basis what our dietary habits of today do to the human body.
I received this book from the publisher but am under no obligation other than to give my honest opinion.
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