About the Author
Dr. Philip Maffetone practiced complementary sports medicine and applied kinesiology for over 20 years. His extensive background in biochemistry and exercise physiology has helped him train many world class and professional athletes, and he has helped many others succeed at general fitness and weight-loss. He also has a doctorate degree in chiropractic and is certified in acupuncture. Among the many athletes he has worked with are running guru George Sheehan, Olympians Priscilla Welch and Lorraine Moller, triathletes Mark Allen and Mike Pigg, and race-car drivers Mario and Michael Andretti. Most importantly, Dr. Maffetone has worked with and helped thousands of people reach their goals of improved health and fitness.
Dr. Maffetone was named Coach of the Year in 1994 by Triathlete magazine. He served as chairman of the International College of Applied Kinesiology from 1990 to 1994. His recent general audience books include In Fitness and in Health and Training for Endurance; Complementary Sports Medicine, a textbook, was published in 1999. Dr. Maffetone continues to write and lecture extensively on sports, exercise, diet, and nutrition, and complementary medicine, and his work is seen in many magazines throughout the world. He is currently president of the MAF Group, which publishes the Maffetone Report.