The areas of concern for endocrinologists relate to the human body’s metabolic systems. They understand the health conditions impacted by the body’s glands, hormones, and other related systems, and can treat the illnesses that occur when these systems are unbalanced.  

A two-book series from Dr. Brian Fertig titled “Metabolism & Medicine” is vital reading for endocrinologists. It provides them with a new look at human health, with an exploration of the biological application of physics concepts such as energy and its evil twin entropy, classical and quantum electromagnetism, chaos, and complexity (and it further distinguishes the notion of ‘complexity‘ from ‘complicated’). It uses these physics context to then detail the central role of metabolism in managing peoples’ emotional and physical health. It relates metabolism and medicine in revolutionary new ways, tying metabolic imbalances to a range of poor health outcomes and chronic diseases.  

Volume 1 – Physics and the Amazing Human Machine 

The first book in Dr. Fertig’s series provides endocrinologists and other health practitioners with a complete picture of metabolic processes. It begins with detailed information about energy, force, and other physical concepts that are the essential parts of metabolism. He explains how energy comes the sun as a quantum biological process, ultimately producing plant life as food via the quantum biological process of photosynthesis, and then goes through another quantum biological transformation within the mitochondrial powerplants of the body’s living cells. 

The book details complex interactions of metabolic systems, and how dysfunction at the mitochondrial level produces excess entropy, heat, inflammation and oxidative stress, that promote disease and poor health conditions. 

Volume 1 continues its exploration of relating concepts such as a biological application of the theory of Special relativity and the notion of phase transitions to therapeutic advances in healthcare. Dr. Fertig’s text discusses inflammatory responses, redox and other disturbances inextricable to metabolic systems that do not perform efficiently. His work in this area supports a different model of chronic disease, where for example stress responses are linked to insulin resistance and other related problems. The book describes the ways oxidative metabolism, the body’s mitochondria, and its insulin signaling all work together.  

Volume 2 – Metabolism and Chronic Diseases of Aging 

The metabolism literature from Dr. Fertig’s second volume explores metabolism from a biophysics and biological chemistry perspective. Specifically, how they interplay to determine health and disease states. With the first volume Dr. Fertig offers his insights into the complexity of living systems, with multiple processes and forces working together harmoniously. Volume 2 dives into what happens when these processes are not in balance, due to lifestyle or behavioral choices or natural aging.  

Dr. Fertig’s work proposes a new model for medicine, one that considers the entire physiological fitness, a math-based model that allows endocrinologists and other providers to offer ideal interventions for any patient. It’s a distilled approach that takes the considerable scientific information in the book and lays out simple concepts such as the power of voluntary and involuntary actions that can encourage disease.  As an example, the book relates the problems of dietary excess along with disrupted sleep, stress responses, and other conditions that directly relate to disease proclivity.  

The second volume establishes metabolism as the center of healthy or disease prone individuals. A perfectly organized metabolism synchronizes various processes in the body, and pathology ensues when mechanisms disturb that perfection. He recommends a physiological fitness model as the key to restoring homeostasis, and bringing forward a more science-based approach to medicine.  

To understand these connections and rethink uninspiring medical information, buy “Metabolism & Medicine” today. 

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