The Ultimate Prescription–Dr. James L. Marcum

368177: The Ultimate Prescription: What the Medical Profession Isn"t Telling You The Ultimate Prescription: What the Medical Profession Isn’t Telling You
By Dr. James L. Marcum, M.D., with Charles Mills / Tyndale House
How does God become part of the healing process? What’s the truth about health care? Answering these questions and more from a biblical viewpoint, cardiologist Marcum explains what he believes is wrong with our current health care system; how to get back on track; how the spiritual dimension of our well-being is often ignored; and more. 225 pages, softcover from Tyndale.

My Review: This book made me think a lot about my health and how I live. Dr. Marcum using the Creation story to identify key elements in our lives. Everything from the importance of drinking water to our need for a healthy amount of sunlight. Throughout the book he points to a single source, our Creator God. Using examples of life in the Garden of Eden he drives home that as Americans we eat too much processed foods, fats, and we don’t drink nearly enough water.

There is a lot of practical advice in this book. Things that I want to apply to my life, however, there were some things that I struggled with or maybe would like more information. Although, the author never came out and said don’t eat meat, there was definitely an underlying message. I would have liked to see him take into consideration the dietary restrictions provided in the Law or even look at what the dietary habits of Jesus’ day were.

If you are looking for a book with practical ideas on how to improve your health this is a good book to read. As a cardiologist, Dr. Marcum sees on a regular basis what our dietary habits of today do to the human body.

I received this book from the publisher but am under no obligation other than to give my honest opinion.

Give Away: I’m giving away the copy I received from the publisher. It’s still in great condition. Fill out the form below and I’ll pick a winner on January 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM PST.

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  1. I have had a busy week with the book release and wanted to thank you personally for taking the time to look at my book and write an honest assessment. As far as diet, this is very personal and I wanted to introduce a good, better, and best approach based on what I have learned in the Bible and science supports letting people know the modern media does not always present the best approach. The most important aspect is the relationship, Thank you in this hectic world for taking the time to serve others with your words.
    JMarcum MD

Welcome! I appreciate your thoughts!