The Canyon Ranch Guide To Men's Health (Hardcover)

A Doctor's Prescription for Male Wellness

By Stephen Brewer, MD, Richard Carmona, MD (Foreword by)

SelectBooks, 9781590793626, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 2016

List Price: 24.95*
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Do you or someone you love have a Y chromosome? If so, this book is for you. The average life expectancy for men is five years shorter than for women. Why? Because men neglect their health. Dr. Stephen C. Brewer’s The Canyon Ranch Guide to Men’s Fitness: A Doctor’s Prescription for Male Wellness aims to remedy that.

The Canyon Ranch Guide is a sustainable, real-world approach to men’s health. The book is divided into four sections designed to target a specific phase on your journey to well-being. In-depth detail is tailored to target five specific age groups and then subdivided by function. The guide takes a comprehensive look at every aspect of men’s health from sexual health to cardiovascular and prostate.

Dr. Brewer is an internationally featured speaker who has been interviewed on both radio and television, including The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, and CNN. He is a medical director at Canyon Ranch Health Resorts and has over thirty-five years of experience as a doctor. From evaluating where you are now to where you can be, Dr. Brewer addresses each step necessary for preventing disease and improving your lifestyle. Sleep better, eat better, and lose weight—The Canyon Ranch Guide is essential reading for every age.

About the Author

Stephen Brewer, MD, is a board certified family physician who obtained his BS from The Ohio State University, graduated from medical school at the Medical College of Ohio, completed his family medicine residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and performed a fellowship in integrative medicine from the University of Arizona under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. He is certified in medical acupuncture and guided imagery.

For the first 25 years of his medical career, Dr. Brewer was in private practice as a family physician. For the past 10 years he has been the Medical Director of Canyon Ranch Health Resorts in Tucson, Arizona. He consults with patients presenting medical concerns including men’s health issues, complex diagnoses, executive health and preventive care. He provides lectures to guests and to specialized audiences on men’s health, brain health, heart disease, preventive medicine, weight loss, peak performance and genetics. In addition he serves as Canyon Ranch’s liaison with Mayo Clinic and the University of Arizona.

Dr. Brewer is an internationally featured speaker. He has been interviewed on both radio and television, including The Dr. Oz Show, the Today Show and CNN. He coauthored The Everest Principle: How to Achieve the Summit of Your Life (Hay House, 2010). His web credits include Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference, “The Everest Principle or How to Reach Your Peak Performance”; “Peak Performance”; and “Acupuncture for Athletes” and “Peak Performance and Sleep.” He has been published in the Ohio Academy of Family Practice News medical journal.

Richard Henry Carmona is an American physician, nurse, police officer, public health administrator, and politician. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corpsand and served as the seventeenth Surgeon General of the United States. 

Praise For The Canyon Ranch Guide To Men's Health : A Doctor's Prescription for Male Wellness

"Brewer, medical director at Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Ariz., and a specialist in preventative and integrative medicine, encourages men to take a good look at the state of their health and become accountable for it. The book is divided into four parts, with part one, 'Where You Are Now, and Where Can You Be?', highlighting the importance of an annual 'maintenance check,' i.e., physical exam. Part two, 'Your Health at Different Times of Life,' analyzes physiological status and makes recommendations for five separate age groups, from age 18 to 80-plus. Part three, 'Your Health by Function,' addresses individual systems of the male body, covering such topics as sexual function, cardiac disease (the leading cause of death in men), dementia, prostate cancer, and exercise injuries. Part four, 'Your Health by Strategy,' explains the vital need for quality sleep and outlines an "almost vegetarian" diet with vitamin and mineral supplements. This section also introduces epigenetics and looks at how sustained healthy habits can 'turn genes on or off in a positive way.' This accessible handbook is equal parts factual and friendly, and it will help men conquer their health fears and make wise choices for healthy, long lives." — Publishers Weekly