One Disease: Redox Imbalance

How Stress Becomes Disease

Non-Fiction - Health - Fitness
233 Pages
Reviewed on 08/23/2021
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Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite

One Disease: Redox Imbalance: How Stress Becomes Disease by Michael R. Sherer is a self-help book that could save your life. This author explains how redox (reduction of oxidation) imbalance in the body is responsible for stress-induced disease. As we have all read and learned, stress can contribute to several health problems, but Sherer describes how redox is responsible for almost all of it, from diabetes to cancer, to mental illness. He has accumulated a lot of information based on thousands of Pubmed articles and uses this to show you his innovative idea. Besides this information, the author explains in easy-to-understand language how to improve your health in various ways, from exercise to diet, to stress-reducing activities, since most illnesses and diseases can be prevented.

Redox imbalance may be a new concept to most readers, but it makes so much sense once you're reading the book. Understanding it is the first step toward better health and less stress. It could save healthcare expenses, anguish, and even lives. Researchers are aware of it, but this book seeks to educate the general public. The information isn't difficult to grasp, and I highly recommend it. It doesn't claim to be a miracle cure; it just encourages readers to learn about it and helps you sift through the medical information you hear from all sides. I gravitate toward sensible self-help books that give inside information on ways you can live a healthier life. For this reason, One Disease: Redox Imbalance: How Stress Becomes Disease by Michael R. Sherer could be one of the most essential health books you'll read this year.

Foluso Falaye

In One Disease: Redox Imbalance, Michael R. Sherer describes stress and redox imbalance as the root of all diseases. Though scientists acknowledge that oxidative stress and redox imbalance are a large part of what causes diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression, and many others, the theory is not quite as popular in western medicine. Instead, western medicine is mainly focused on solving the problem on the surface and not the root of it: stress. Michael Sherer, as a health consultant and a futurist, looks into the stage, limitations, direction, and application of the redox research. Readers will learn what dysregulation means, the difference between stress and oxidative stress, how redox imbalance causes different diseases, and several ways to prevent and treat diseases resulting from oxidative stress.

As someone who suffered from malaria several times back in school but barely fell ill after school, I can testify to how stress and diseases go hand in hand. I certainly wished I had known how to reduce my sedentary time, pay more attention to my physical capacity, and practice many of the suggestions in One Disease: Redox Imbalance because I would have avoided a lot of headaches. Though a good chunk of the book is focused on research and scientific details, the average reader is not left out because the complex details are summarized and simplified for easy comprehension. Also, Michael R. Sherer supports his bold claims by making it known that the reader's possible disagreement with some claims is understandable. Since this informative, well-researched, and groundbreaking work could actually steer the world toward a more affordable and efficient health care system, I recommend it to everyone who feels good health is an undeniable necessity.

Vincent Dublado

We are all familiar with how stress affects our health, but what most of us are not aware of is that redox imbalance is the root cause of diseases. Medical researcher and health author Michael R. Sherer presents his foundational work, One Disease: Redox Imbalance (How Stress Becomes Disease) that applies the principles of redox health to help us live longer, healthier lives and to provide more effective, lower-cost healthcare models. If you are new to the concept of redox health, this is the perfect book for your orientation. Sherer shares his knowledge and research generously to provide all the information you need, introducing you to the emergence of redox imbalance as a new disease, and the reasons why this problem has long been overlooked. He then takes you to its root causes ranging from genetics to inflammation. Self-care, treatment, prevention, and the future of redox healthcare are discussed in a similar level of detail.

I strongly agree with author Michael R. Sherer when he claims that this book is part health literature and part mystery novel. The mystery part comes from the fact that redox imbalance as a root cause of diseases has been hiding in plain sight for a long time, yet many of us have never heard or read about it, leaving us in the dark. Sherer is the Sherlock Holmes of health journalism, whose borderline obsession in solving this mystery has resulted in a treasure trove of well-researched information in a writing style that will not intimidate the layman. It is a synthesized range of research that seeks to spark a new paradigm, making the medical and health community rethink their systems, and it doesn’t stop here. One Disease is a book that triggers a new beginning, and you owe it to yourself to read it as part of your education to understand your health better.

Cassie Widjaja

One Disease: Redox Imbalance by Michael R. Sherer is a fascinating book on how stress becomes a disease. While we worry about cancer and COVID-19, we forget the one illness that we do not diagnose, measure, or treat, and yet it is behind all of the CDC’s top twelve causes of death except accidental death. This disease is redox imbalance. Author Michael Sherer had a background in IT before becoming a medical researcher due to family health issues. Synthesizing research drawn from over 250,000 articles on Pubmed, a repository of global medical research, Michael explains clearly what redox imbalance is and its causes, how to prevent it, and how to treat it. It is a work that will drive readers to study it from cover to cover.

When I first read One Disease: Redox Imbalance, I was blown away by the invaluable information on redox imbalance in our bodies. Michael R. Sherer can simplify even incredibly complex science and deliver information that's easy to understand. Using diagrams, analogies, and examples, he kept me engaged throughout the book and made it easier for me to remember and understand scientific terms. I loved reading chapter seven, as Michael included a detailed list of twelve practical habits that build resilience. Despite our medical advances, many are still not paying enough attention to what they eat or how often they exercise. Hence it was incredibly reassuring to see Michael emphasize the importance of a nutrient-dense diet and regular exercise. For those looking to learn more about their bodies and health, One Disease: Redox Imbalance is for you!

Vernita Naylor

What do stress, diabetes, high blood pressure, and Redox Imbalance all have in common? Redox (Reduction and Oxidation reactions) Imbalance is a symptom of the impact that stress causes within the body by reducing the oxygen within the cells when overwhelmed, which is responsible for all forms of diseases and illnesses. In the book, One Disease: Redox Imbalance: How Stress Becomes Disease, author Michael R. Sherer left behind over thirty years in IT leadership to incorporate some profound thoughts on how stress creates Redox Imbalance. Due to the various illnesses and diseases that many experience today, we are heavily medicated, especially in Western culture. Is our healthcare system being run correctly? Can some procedures, medications, and processes be avoided or improved? Michael has a passion for helping the reader to get a glimpse into how all of these elements work together, from how Redox Imbalance works concerning our lives, recognizing the symptoms, ways to diagnose it, and determining the appropriate treatment to improve overall health. After ten years of studying more than 250,000 articles on PubMed and joining the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine (SfRBM), he's taking the first step in bringing the reader total awareness of the healthcare system. This book is full of helpful information, provides an appendix, and outlines his journey of why this book is essential for everyone to read.

I respect how Michael R. Sherer immediately provided the disclaimer that he's not a specialist in the field of Redox Imbalance. Still, he wants to bring awareness to the reader about this phenomenon. While Redox Imbalance is not new to the medical profession, it needed to be highlighted due to its gradual entrance into the healthcare system and growing impact. Michael understands that the reader should be provided with options by receiving medical knowledge on diseases and illnesses, the story behind prescriptions and their costs, and how your lifestyle impacts your quality of life. With the correct information, you can take back control by making better decisions, correcting bad habits, and getting back on track to living healthily and aging gracefully. If you're seeking answers, I'm sure that One Disease: Redox Imbalance: How Stress Becomes Disease can help.