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Five Proven Steps to Move from Diagnosis to Recovery and Be Healthier Than Before

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About the Book

Don't just beat the odds-come back from serious illness like cancer or a heart attack even better than before.

Can you recover from cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic health issues, and actually become healthier than you were before? With Dr. Z's Rebuild program, you can. Readers get information and simple guidelines on regenerating cells to recover from and prevent life-threatening or chronic illness, rebuilding their bodies' strength by eliminating toxic fat, and revitalizing their lives with new hope and energy. Also included in the book are illustrated high-impact exercises and plant-based recipes. Dr. Z guides readers to get to the roots of their chronic health issues, reversing the conditions so that their bodies can heal, strengthen and prevent future illness.

Dr. Z's program is built on the actions he took after being diagnosed with life-threatening cancer. "At 38 years old, I was not going down," he writes on his website. "I had one thing in mind—Rebuild." He researched ways to reverse the side effects of the chemotherapy, radiation, and major surgery that had left him feeling weak. He mapped out a plan that saved his life and helped him become stronger, healthier and more balanced than he was years before. "What I did for myself," he says, "I can do for you." Dr. Z has been there with his readers, feeling the fear, confusion and frustration of a health crisis. With this book, though, readers will conquer their fear and their health issues to recover, rebuild, and sustain their health for a lifetime.

About the Author

Dr. Robert Zembroski

Dr. Robert Zembroski

Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland

Dr. Robert Zembroski

Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland is known as the "father of functional medicine," and over the past thirty-five years has taught more than 100,000 health-care practitioners around the globe. He has been a university biochemistry professor, a research director at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, the cofounder of the Institute for Functional Medicine in 1991, and the founder/president of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Susan, and near his three sons and their families.


“Over 50 percent of those having a heart attack or stroke had normal cholesterol levels, which proves it is essential to go beyond just lowering cholesterol. Adapting your lifestyle to Dr. Z’s program will contribute to an overall healthy heart. The steps provided in Dr. Z’s Rebuild, including high-intensity interval training, along with his expert nutritional advice, can assist in preventing and reducing the buildup of calcification and plaque in your artery walls, which will lessen your overall chances of a cardiac event.” —Marc S. Penn, MD, PhD, FACC, Chief Medical Officer, Cleveland HeartLab, Inc.

“The concepts in Rebuild enable patients to realize that the choices they make each day impact the risk of developing heart disease. Dr. Zembroski’s program provides sound guidelines for recovering from heart disease. Furthermore, readers of this book should be able to better partner with their physicians to more effectively evaluate their heart health.” —Jake Orville, President & CEO, Cleveland HeartLab, Inc.

“Whether you are recovering from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or just trying not to become a statistic, Rebuild makes the mechanics of disease recovery both possible and palatable. As upbeat and approachable as the doctor himself, it draws from the author’s own battle with cancer, as well as case studies of success with his patients. Dr. Zembroski offers a truly comprehensive healing plan and a weight-loss plan that is local-farm friendly and carefully supports the reader-from doing the body-composition math, to meal-plan prep and workouts. Bravo!” —Belisa Vranich, PsyD, clinical psychologist and author of Breathe

“In Rebuild, Dr. Rob Zembroski provides a unique motivational and evidence-based guide for a healthy and active life. By drawing on the latest research, as well as his own journey to rebuild himself after cancer, and over twenty years of working with his patients, Dr. Z provides a clear guide on how to design your own diet and exercise program that meets your specific situation and needs. No fads or extremes, just sound advice rooted in solid scientific research and real experience. He makes the research accessible and understandable. He shows you how to apply it with simple do-it-yourself tools. And he shows you how to keep it all in perspective so you can sustain your changes for a lifetime. If you are looking for a breakthrough that can work in the real world—your real world—this is a must-read.” —Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, nutrition scientist and international bestselling author of the StrongWomen book series

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