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Perricone Promise [Paperback]

Nicholas Perricone
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3 Feb 2005
In his previous books, Dr. Nicholas Perricone revealed the secrets to younger-looking skin. However, in order to truly look and feel younger, readers need to know how to preserve the entire body. THE PERRICONE PROMISE outlines a revolutionary 28-day program to help readers stay young. What's the secret? It's the biggest breakthrough in anti-aging medicine: neuro peptides. These chemicals link the brain to the aging of the body and the skin. The book explains the scientific research behind the miracle of neuro peptides and the exciting results that can be achieved by regulating and controlling these chemicals in the body. Dr. Perricone reveals a structured diet and beauty program to remove wrinkles, dramatically improve the overall health and beauty of the skin, speed up metabolism and weight loss, and enhance mood, brain function and overall health.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks; First Thus edition (3 Feb 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316729965
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316729963
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 492,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'I am a big fan of Perricone' Jemma Kidd 'I am huge fan of the entire Perricone Program because it is easy to follow and works on every level.' Courteney Cox

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Nicholas Perricone, M.D. is founder of the successful skincare line NV Perricone Cosmeceuticals. He currently holds the position of adjunct professor of dermatology at Michigan State University. The author can be found online at www.nvperriconemd.com

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The diet that keeps on giving 15 Dec 2005
Format:Hardcover
This book consist of three main parts.
In the first part, dr. Perricone describes superfoods and their purposes. The description of different foods made my mouth water, especially with the idea that most of my favourite food also happens to be super healthy food. The superfoods are:
1. Açaí
2. Garlic, onions and any other members of the allium family
3. Barley
4. Wheat grass, barley grass, blue-green algae and other green foods
5. Buckwheat
6. Beans and Lentils
7. Hot Peppers
8. Nuts and seeds
9. Sprouts
10. Yoghurt and kefir
In addition to this, any deeply coloured food or “rainbow food”: tomatoes, blue grapes, oranges, dark green vegetables etc.
Another vital part of using these superfoods is that EVERY meal should contain (lean) protein, low-glycemic carbohydrates and healthy fats (olive or fish oil). (For those doubting the necessity of using healthy fats to look good, let me refer you to my seventy year old Spanish auntie: not a wrinkle on the old bird and she still has a waist).
The second and third chapter are somewhat commercial: dr. Perricone uses the opportunity to promote his own products. The second chapter describes pills and powders to be added to your diet. You might already take some supplements (vitamin pills, power supplements), but the supplements described are a bit different. From the supplements suggested, fish oil capsules are the only ones I’m considering to actually use.
The third chapter describes topicals. Does that word sound strange to you too? He means facial creams and gels. Again, different from the ones you would know from the shop around the corner, but nothing that convinced me to buy them (yet).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Skin care from the inside 31 July 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Straightforward book, a little old fashioned now. But proven ideaology about you are what you eat. A little expensive to use all the products suggested for those on a strict budget.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's all a matter of what choices we make. 3 Jun 2005
By Beth DeRoos - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The reason the book interested me was because of his appearance on my local PBS station. While I agree that his menus, supplements etc may be out of reach for a few people, many are well within the budget of someone who knows how to budget well and is willing to learn how to eat healthy.

His simple suggestions to stop drinking coffee in the morning and drink green or black tea instead is something most people can do.

Cannot afford Pacific salmon like I can? Then use the flax seed oil like he recommends. I also use flax seed oil. And who cannot afford to buy fresh or frozen blueberries? One bag of frozen blueberries is less than four dollars and will last you a whole week since one serving is only 1/3 cup.

A can of salmon which he says you can substitute if fresh isn't available or is to expensive for those living in the mid-west. One average size salmon fillet where I live is around 8 oz, which cut in half will make two meals.

Most people need only delete the junk food and invest in the good foods he recommends. Most people can afford to plant a few fresh vegetables in their yards or amongst the flower gardens, so that's something he also encourages.

As for some of the pricier items he suggests, I tend to think most Americans with well stocked and affordable health or whole food stores, can budget wisely and buy many of the items he suggests.

Look at his average breakfast which costs very little if you look at the amount needed. 3 egg omelet and/or 4-6 oz. grilled salmon, 1/2 cup cooked non-instant oatmeal, 1/3 cup fresh berries or small slice of melon. Green tea. 8-12 oz. spring water per meal.

For lunch he suggests something more salmon and a small 2 cup serving of a dark green lettuce salad with extra virgin olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon to taste, and 1/3 cup serving of fresh fruit.

For snacks he suggests Small handful of hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds or an apple. For dinner he suggests fish, another small sald and additional vegetables like 1/2 cup steamed asparagus, broccoli, or spinach, and 1/3 cup berries or melon and water.

He does allow an apple or nuts etc as a bedtime snack, but I dont eat anything three hours before bedtime.

Look at how much the average family spends on Pepsi, Coke and other soft drinks per month, yet a good water filter like the Brita faucet mount available via Amazon.com can give you a better beverage, good clean water, which will heal and vitalize your body for of what one six pack of sodas cost you in one month.

It's all a matter of what choices we make. And even he says that even if you follow only one part of his program you should be healthier. All I need do is look at how much the choices he suggests will save me in medical costs (co-pays) over the year and it's well worth it.

And I am walking proof that some simple changes like drinking water throughout the day, getting enough sleep, walking more, eating smaller meals, and having a more positive attitude can help you have better skin and loose weight and keep it off. And I have continued to do this, even after my husband died fourteen months ago, thanks to a drunk driver.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book! However... 12 Nov 2004
By Book Lover - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I was quite saddened to see that I am going to have to sell my house and personal belongings to afford the face creams and supplements he recommends. On a positive note, I have done the diet part of the book for 2 days now, and must say my energy has skyrocketed! I actually jumped out of bed this morning, and usually I hit snooze 3-4 times.

The book itself is well-written, but it is not riveting. It is quite scientific. If the information wasn't so amazing, I would have put it down right away. I love most of his tips. Eat lots of authentic foods, eat protein first at each meal, and use herbs LIBERALLY. The book says NOT to eat fat-free anything (I just about lived on expensive diet food products before). It was liberating to shop for fresh, whole foods this week. Thank you Dr. Perricone, you have written a great book, now please come up with a cream that the masses (Oprah excluded) can afford!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Got cash????? 4 Aug 2005
By Carolyn D'Amico - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
"The Perricone Promise: Look Younger, Live Longer in Three Easy Steps " leaves out one, very important step. The requirement to be independently wealthy or having just won the lottery. When an author sells his book for $20.00 and then reveals inside that you will need items totaling over $1400.00 more to reap the full benefits, he's assuming people are gullible and desperate. Going by Amazon ranking this the #2 book in sales, he may be right.
There is nothing in this book you won't find in a copy of Prevention magazine except for the referral to his website to buy his over priced products. As I've said before, lean proteins, lots of fruits and vegetables, and plenty of water will do the trick for most of us. I would discourage anyone from eating the amounts of salmon called for by the program unless you're sure your liver can handle the abundance of toxins it will now have to process. I hear there is a great liver cleansing diet out there, just in case.
I bought "The Perricone Promise" and read it with high hopes after seeing Dr. Nicholas Perricone on a talk show. It sounded good but I quickly realized it wasn't anything that was workable for the average consumer. Really!! the prices of these magical creams are outrageous and he won't guarantee the results without them. As an example, he sells a bottle of "N.V. Perricone Neuropeptide Facial Conformer" on Amazon for $570.00. This item promises to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin's appearance. I marched my copy back to Barnes and Noble and promptly got a refund.
80 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Science or not, my skin is luminous 25 Sep 2005
By J. Koger - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I've read the book, and three days ago, I implemented many of its recommendations - starting with cutting an abundance of sugar out of my diet, eating Alaskan salmon, and almonds for snacks. I have also read criticisms of Perricone in the New York Times and other periodicals. The bottom line is that - science or not - my skin is glowing and smooth in a way I have never experienced without applying shimmering lotions or creams. (I have cronic dry skin.) Yesterday, I didn't have to apply concealor to cover undereye circles for the first time in years.

I don't know if it is the green tea, water, olive oil, eating berries, lack of sugar or what. But something is working. And I'm not taking his supplements or using his creams. I am simply paying attention to what I eat, and spending a bit more at the grocery store and when I go out to eat to make healthier choices.

Part of the review complaints is the expense of the food. I admit - I am a bit irritated that he is pushing his own expensive supplements and skin products as part of the regimen. But as for the complaints about food - have we really come down to this point in America, where we are willing to spend $250 on the latest ipod but not an extra 5 dollars a day to eat healthier food? Have we become so spoiled in this country by the $5 sugar filled value meal at McDonalds, that we are aghast that nutricious food should cost us more?? I have been guilty of this, too, but this book has me rethinking my priorities.
52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not practical 5 Jan 2005
By kathy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I enjoyed reading Dr. Perricone's scientific research and the basis for his recommendations. However, I would say that 90% of the recommendations are not practical for the average person. Many of the foods and supplements he recommends are hard to find and/or expensive. Of course, he is promoting his own formulations of supplements and topical creams. I felt like I was reading the words of TV infomercial. As far as his diet...cut out the sugar and caffeine and eat more richly colored fruit and veggies and as much Alaskan salmon as you can tolerate. There! now you don't need to buy the book.
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