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About the Book
A diagnosis should not be your destiny.
In this manifesto for taking charge of your own health, a cancer victor and specialist in functional medicine provides a unique program that gets to the root of your chronic health issues.
After conquering a life-threatening disease, Dr. Robert Zembroski—“Dr. Z,” as his patients call him—challenged himself to thrive in the wake of devastating illness. Now, in Rebuild, he offers a comprehensive plan developed from years of both personal and professional experience. As Dr. Z says, “What I did for myself and my patients, this book can do for you.”
Rebuild provides simple yet proven guidelines to ensure that what you eat, how you exercise, and how you manage other aspects of your lifestyle contribute to your personal recovery and to the level of health you want to achieve. Dr. Z’s advice is radically practical: no fads and no extremes; just sound, actionable strategies rooted in real science. Leveraging cutting-edge research in epigenetics and the root causes of chronic illness, Rebuild can help you prevent disease and aid your recovery from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, and other chronic health issues.
Dr. Z gives you expert advice to look beyond confusing medical opinions and diagnostic errors in order to take full control of your own health. Rebuild is a must-read for those who know there is more they can do—if they can find the right tools—to get from diagnosis back to optimal health.
“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
“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.
“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