The Scientific Foundations of the Mediterranean Diet and Exercise

Dr. José Antonio Rodríguez Piedrabuena, specialist in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, analyzes, in depth, the scientific foundations of the Mediterranean diet and physical exercise.

“We are inundated with headlines about health, especially about what we should eat.” An infinite variety of diets appear in the form of books and headlines. In this book you will not find recipes. It is about updating the reader on the scientific foundations of what we should eat, to do so, it is necessary to consider the body, the human being, as a unit. This is why I included a description of the digestive process, foods and their properties, antioxidants, and the role and functions of the digestive system, from the mouth to the rectum.

“I describe the brain-digestive system unity with the intestinal flora. What does not appear in the miracle or other fad diets, is an any organ like the liver or lungs. The thousands of intestinal bacteria that work for us can also cause diseases, lengthen our lives, improve our memories, intervene in our emotional state, lower or raise cholesterol, or interve in cardiovascular health. And we explain how to take care of this organ, and how to feed it. We eat not only for ourselves, also for them. But without physical exercise, no diet is worth it. And my book explains why. The functions of muscle, adipose tissue, the intervention of our skeleton, the brain system and the digestive system, act as an inseparable unit and diet is simply one more component. In short, it is a scientific view of food, which is something more than the digestive system or food itself. If we understand all of this, we can live longer with better health. Intense physical exercise lengthens telomeres and therefore our longevity.”