• The Healthy Deviant: A Rule Breaker’s Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World

  • By: Pilar Gerasimo
  • Narrated by: Pilar Gerasimo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Part manifesto, part whispered wake-up call, The Healthy Deviant is a modern-day survival guide for being a healthy person in a predominantly unhealthy world.

If you are finding health-improvement to be a challenging quest, you are not alone. Research suggests that currently, fewer than three percent of US adults are healthy, happy, and on track to stay that way. Despite unprecedented investments of time, energy, and money, the vast majority of people who chase health and happiness in our culture don't ever achieve them. Yet somehow, against all odds, a few healthy oddballs do. Some of them even make it look easy. The question is: How?

That's what this convention-busting audiobook sets out to explain. Drawing on more than two decades of scientific insight and real-life wisdom, award-winning health journalist Pilar Gerasimo shares the unlikely means by which a small but growing number of healthy outliers are managing to pull off the seemingly impossible - and how you can, too.

The Healthy Deviant rejects the idea that more prescriptions for "diet and exercise" alone can save us - or even that they are the best places to start. Instead, by combining insights from psychology, evolutionary biology, and functional medicine, Gerasimo (founding editor of Experience Life magazine and co-host of The Living Experiment podcast) invites us to reclaim our vitality by embracing bold new patterns and perspective shifts, and by breaking away from the counterproductive efforts that have been wearing us down.

With a transformative 14-Day Healthy-Deviant Adventure program, plus original infographics, self-assessments, and a collection of fun, interactive tools (available in a supplemental PDF and downloadable bonus toolkit), this thought-provoking audiobook will change your whole approach to health improvement, set you on an inspired new path, and put you happily back in charge of your own well-being. Starting now.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Pilar Gerasimo (P)2021 Pilar Gerasimo

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Devious in nature and healthy by choice.

If you’ve been dragging along in this “unhealthy default reality” it’s now time to pause. I’ve been running at a pace where I don’t have the juice to sit and read. Here’s a momentous opportunity to hear Pilar read the content of a lifestyle model that will literally change your life...if you dare embrace the boldness to step out of the norm. So download the audiobook and begin your shift. You’ll thank yourself when you hear what’s waiting in store for you to grow.

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A massage of hope for those that choose to hear!

A mind-blowing, eye-opening deep dive into the reality of our unhealthy society. Spoiler alert, the system is rigged against us, from the food pyramid to Park Avenue advertising to the health care system. The Healthy Deviant is a must-read for anyone wanting to take control of their health and breakthrough the unhealthy paradigms that have become accepted norms today.

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well worth the time, beyond just diet and exercise

Our health is not often on the VERY top of our daily to do list. Often good intentions regarding "healthy" choices for ourselves get tossed out as soon as something more urgent or convenient arises. For many of us, our body and mind are taken for granted until we are unwell, our priority list changes. Pilar does an amazing job expanding the conventional notions of what we can do to take care of ourselves. The scope of The Healthy Deviant is beyond diet and exercise, it addresses many more aspects of what it is to be healthy. The book doesn't push any diet plan, it doesn't tell you what exercises to do. The book has excellent information to consider and if you choose, many ways for you to be more cogniscent of another way to move through this life happier and healthier. I love this book and have purchased it for all of the loved ones in my life. Nothing to lose and lots to gain listening to or better yet, reading this book. Thanks Pilar!

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A different perspective

This book is an eye opener, a reality check for how to really look at our society. It is not a 5 step trendy method book.
I love the random quotes and references to the Matrix.
Narrator voice is easy to listen to and Gerasimo doesn't over use big words and bury you in science terms.

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Authentic, Informative, Validating & Life-Changing

If you aim to thrive in a world that seems a little backwards and upside down, this is the book for you! I have been a health-seeking rebel most of my life. I have been blessed with “medical” health, but I refuse to accept symptoms like weight gain, sugar cravings, and being less than peaceful each day as being “part of life” or “aging.” I am an avid Experience Life reader, which is the only magazine I read. I found Pilar there and when she left then wrote this book, I couldn’t wait to read it. I loved it so much, I purchased the audio book as soon as it became available. The best part is the fact that she narrated it herself. It adds an authenticity and joy that is undeniable. This may be an audiobook I listen to more than once or I may go back to the hard copy. Regardless, I have already started sharing with friends and I will be gifting copies in the future.

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loved the book, I've been following the author for years and greatly appreciate her knowledge and support in being healthy in an unhealthy world. it's a good listen and I enjoyed it greatly. There is also a FB group of you're inclined to continue and build community. thank you Pillar!!!

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Don't waste your valuable credit!

I suffered through to the end, but unless you have been living under a rock for a decade, there is absolutely nothing new or at all surprising here.

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Life Changing

I don’t often read health books because most of them seem so dumb and repetitive. This one was recommended by a family member and I just loved it. Completely original with lots of ideas of ways to improve your quality of life just like her podcast The Living Experiment.

Pilar’s voice and delivery is great too, and the sound quality is top notch. You can tell a lot of work went into the production!

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  • 06-26-21

A must listen to break the "norms"

Have read the paperback. As soon as the audiobook was launched, this has served as a timely reminder of all that is unhealthy around us but designed that way. To escape from this and seek out a healthier approach, I wholeheartedly recommend this audiobook. Pilar narrating it herself gives a level of authenticity to the journey. Love it

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  • patricia O'donovan
  • 05-12-21

Love this book!

I cannot recommend this book enough!I became aware of Pilar Gerasimo through Experience Life magazine and the The Living Experiment (my favorite podcast!). This book encompasses her many years of journalist knowledge combined with her unique personal intelligence and is a master guide to a whole new way of living. I am in the year long Healthy Deviant U academy and it has been life changing. My daughter has now joined that program and is finding it transformative! I just totally recommend giving this experiment a try!