I am more convinced every day that the nutrition principles contained in The Pioppi Diet are the key to improving our heath and reversing the devastating effects of chronic diseases such as type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
A diet that allows cheese, chocolate and some of the most delicious food you can imagine? The Pioppi Diet offers just that plus a long life of happiness and contentment.
Pioppi itself, a small Italian village which is home to the healthiest, longest-living people in the world, offers secrets that have never before been shared – until now.
Bringing together decades of research in the village, The Pioppi Diet involves easy changes in our approaches to diet, movement, sleep, stress management, sunshine, exercise, posture and social interaction – changes that all of us, no matter how busy we are, can make.
Created by leading British Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra and Irish filmmaker Donal O’Neill, the easy-to-follow 21-day action plan combines great food with small but powerful lifestyle changes to deliver not just weight loss, but better health and happiness.
The plan is designed to target and improve health markers – including waist circumference, triglycerides, HDL-cholestrol, HBA1c and ALT – linked to insulin resistance which, together with inflammation, lies at the root of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancer.
Inspired by the ground breaking Big Fat Fix documentary, this isn’t a diet or lifestyle which requires saying ‘no’ to the things you love, nor exercising for hours upon end, but rather making simple, achievable and long-lasting changes.
This diet has made one village’s inhabitants the longest lived people in the world – and now its secrets could be yours…
Praise for The Pioppi Diet
Changing lifestyles is essential to tackle the ailments of obesity and this book is an articulate, common sense and practical way of choosing wisely what you eat. It is a must have for every household and a must read for every medical student and doctor
Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
A fearless and brilliant book that stands to dramatically improve the nation’s health
Chair of the National Obesity Forum and Chair of the Institute or Health and Care Excellence
This book is revolutionary. It should be read by everyone
Her Majesty The Queen’s personal physician 1984–2005 and Past President of the Royal College Of Physicians
This book has the power to make millions of people healthier and happier. If we all adopted The Pioppi Diet we would quickly reverse the obesity epidemic and be able to sustain our National Health Service
Former Secretary of State for Health
It is ridiculous that we treat diseases with a multitude of drugs that potentially can make patients even more ill without addressing the root cause. This superb ground-breaking book reveals that THE best MEDICINE is actually a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND HEALTHY NUTRITION
Methods Editor Cochrane Skin Group, Recommendations Editor Dynamed
When delivering education for the prevention and management of obesity and type-2 diabetes, I see immense benefits when people adopt a real-food dietary approach eliminating refined carbs and incorporating natural healthy fats. This book is a must for anyone who wishes to improve their health
Chief Executive and Research Dietician for X-Pert Health and founding member of the Public Health Collaboration
This brilliant book by Aseem Malhotra reinforces the message that the obesity epidemic is eminently reversible and provides clear, definitive, unambiguous information about the key role of nutrition and lifestyle on the causation and reversal of the chronic diseases plaguing the western world. The public, healthcare and policy makers must take heed
Director Cochrane Bahrain
Feet parallel in supportive stance.
Arms stretched out to each side at shoulder height or just below, palms up.
Rotate the ribcage with the arms from side to side, looking for space to breathe wide, rolling your ribcage around your lungs, around your twisting spine.
Keep the gaze soft and the head balanced over the ribcage, over the pelvis, over the knees, and steady feet throughout.