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For over a century, we've accepted the scientific consensus that cancer results from genetic disease due to chromosomal damage in cell nuclei. But what if scientists are chasing a flawed paradigm? What if cancer isn't a disease of damaged DNA but rather of defective metabolism as a result of mitochondrial dysfunction? What if that startling truth could revolutionize our understanding of other diseases, too - and show us a radical new path to optimal health?

In this groundbreaking guide, the first of its kind, New York Times best-selling author and leading natural-health practitioner Joseph Mercola explains how nearly all disease is caused by defective metabolic processes. Then he reveals what's causing your metabolism to go haywire: damage and dysfunction in the mitochondria, thousands of which are at work in nearly every cell in your body, generating energy you need to stay alive and well. When mitochondria are damaged in large numbers, it is impossible to stay healthy.

Dr. Mercola shows that you can take control of your health simply by giving your body the proper fuel - and it's not what you've been led to believe. A ketogenic diet, very low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats, is the way to optimize the biochemical pathways that suppress disease and support healing. And the benefits can be astonishing - not only in treating or preventing serious illness but in boosting your brainpower, increasing your energy, helping you lose weight and keep it off, and much more.

For over a century, we've accepted the scientific consensus that cancer results from genetic disease due to chromosomal damage in cell nuclei. But what if scientists are chasing a flawed paradigm? What if cancer isn't a disease of damaged DNA but rather of defective metabolism as a result of mitochondrial dysfunction? What if that startling truth could revolutionize our understanding of other diseases, too - and show us a radical new path to optimal health?

In this groundbreaking guide, the first of its kind, New York Times best-selling author and leading natural-health practitioner Joseph Mercola explains how nearly all disease is caused by defective metabolic processes. Then he reveals what's causing your metabolism to go haywire: damage and dysfunction in the mitochondria, thousands of which are at work in nearly every cell in your body, generating energy you need to stay alive and well. When mitochondria are damaged in large numbers, it is impossible to stay healthy.

Dr. Mercola shows that you can take control of your health simply by giving your body the proper fuel - and it's not what you've been led to believe. A ketogenic diet, very low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats, is the way to optimize the biochemical pathways that suppress disease and support healing. And the benefits can be astonishing - not only in treating or preventing serious illness but in boosting your brainpower, increasing your energy, helping you lose weight and keep it off, and much more.

As you listen to this audiobook, you'll learn in clear, rational terms how your body works at a molecular level. You'll finally understand the type of fuel it's designed to burn in the most efficient way possible. You'll find detailed guidelines for starting a ketogenic eating plan. And you won't have to wait decades for metabolic mitochondrial therapy to make its way into the mainstream. You can build a healthier body and brain starting right now.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Hay House (P)2017 Hay House

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Best book ever! Every body should refer this!

What an experience.. Thanks doc. You have extracted almost all of the the best people in the low carb field! Thanks for compiling!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Summarisers everything from podcasts and blogs

If you want a summary of information about the keto diet and how to implement it then this is a good book

Nothing new is said or covered in my opinion if you follow podcasts and blogs on this topic

But I still enjoyed it

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  • Nigel
  • Tauranga, New Zealand
  • 07-06-17

Outstanding synthesis

If you could sum up Fat for Fuel in three words, what would they be?

Empowering dietary insights

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it's a fascinating listen. No doubt parts of it will be shown to be inaccurate as the volume of clinical and scientific study in this area expands over the coming decade. But my overriding impression is of a masterful synthesis of key concepts and new information available on the opportunity to improve health through nutrition. It is shocking and sobering to discover (through reading this and related titles over the past couple of years) how much the dogmatic dietary advice of the past four or five decades remains at issue at its very core. So it is with a sense of relief that you can have much of the confusion addressed by this reconceptualisation of new and old information. Thankyou to the author for the effort that has gone into making this available.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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This is Missing the .pdf file!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This has wonderful information but with the .pdf file missing it makes for far to much note taking.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Good book... but where is the .pdf?

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I would love to have diagrams and checklists to follow. The book makes some strong arguments and I enjoyed all the references to other pieces of work from various authors, Drs and researchers.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Mind blowing, life changing!!!

I loved all the helpful info that will only benefit my total well being. Since I started listening I've incorporated many of the suggestions related to food choices and I can already feel the difference.

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  • Erica
  • San Diego
  • 08-27-17

Nothing new..

If you are already familiar with the benefits of a keto diet, this book doesn't have much to offer. Nothing new. I valued all the principles outlined in the book, and I'm a strong believer in a high-fat, low-carb lifestyle - but I had hoped this book would have new insights or science advancements to share.

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A waste of time.

Very thin on science and very heavy on anecdotes and "you should trust me" argument. The whole approach so complicated, you need to quit your job to do it. He mentioned 2 books by Jason Fung in this title, i've finished them both and suggest you to read them instead of this mess.

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  • Mark
  • Madison, WI, United States
  • 08-15-17

Valuable Information

Well organized, well presented, well read. I learned some important and practical things about nutrition.

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always ahead of his time

this is an excellent book for anyone who wants to live a healthy life. Dr Mercola always provides information that is relevant, accurate and supported by research. I did not expect anything less with this book.

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  • Daniel Brickell
  • 06-12-17

A real eye opener to a more healthy way of life!

If you could sum up Fat for Fuel in three words, what would they be?

The Holy Grail

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Every scene is as interesting as the last

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Fat Is Back

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Brilliant book and has changed my opinion in many ways!

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  • Lisa
  • 11-19-17

In depth and scientific but could be revolutionary

This book is long and complex but very worth ploughing through if you want to understand the science behind how your metabolic system works. More catered for those in US where doctors work with patients and you can go and ask for blood tests.

I found it very interesting and enlightening. This could change society if Governments and health care providers took note.

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  • P J Walmsley
  • 10-04-17

Amazing book, packed with helpful information- 5*

One of the most comprehensive books I have read on nutritional ketosis. Dr. Mercola has a knack for presenting the science/theory underlying this dietary approach in an easy to understand/palatable way. His passion for this subject enthuses the reader thoughout. Back to the beginning for me, this time armed with a notebook and pen. Thanks Dr. M

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  • m.seijner
  • 08-19-17

Sometimes there are books that can change your life.

This book can change your life style. It is not about a diet but about changing your eating style.
I started this life style four weeks ago after doing fasting diets. A lot of people are warning me to go on with this life style, but I feel good. Don't have the need for sugar and cookies anymore. It works.
I thing about the book, it is a lot of information and a lot about stuff I have never heart of. Also about the food supplements. And as a (not native English) listener I do not even know how to spell it. So to search for it on the internet, made it difficult sometimes. This is the reason why I did not give it a full five star ranking.

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  • Janine
  • 07-24-17

Insightful, useful, and quite complex in parts

As above really. I learned quite a bit from Dr. Mercola via this book! I'd need to listen to it again to get some more of what I couldn't take in first time around.

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  • Watchmeister
  • 07-06-17

Science heavy

I found the book OK. I've read better books. Too science heavy for me. Average and better books out there I think on the subject of LCHF

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  • Gondinga
  • 10-09-17

Lots of nonsense

There is some good tips, but most of it not for everyday working person. Useless

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  • GRANT MATTERSON
  • 05-24-17

This is missing the PDF for the needed information

What did you like most about Fat for Fuel?

I would appreciate the rest of the information in the PDF to assist with the story.<br/>

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Tina
  • 08-22-17

Life changing info on wellbeing & weight loss

Quality information on nutrition and weelbeing is hard to come by especially when it is, researched, evidence based and structured.
A bit heavy on the science for some maybe but hang in there as it is logical, balanced and easy to implement.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-23-17

Very Difficult way to do Keto

If you are looking to start the keto lifestyle then this is NOT the book for you. It is so heavy with weighing everything and testing yourself that had this been my first exposure to this lifesaving way of life, i would have chosen to get a Big Mac instead. Try Keto clarity or the new Atkins for a new you first. Both are far easier to adhere too. Thankfully I did.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-17

very interesting read

very interesting book. fat for fuel is indeed fuel for thought. well worth a read if you are looking for a different approach to improving your health.