Book Review: Start Living, Stop Dying by Dr. Mark Laursen

Everyone wants to feel as best as possible in the most natural way. However, have you ever wanted to make a natural and healthy change in your life?

Dr. Mark Laursen’s Book, Start Living, Stop Dying, is an informative book that explains how one can start living a happy, healthy, and natural life.

Dr. Laursen goes into detail on a holistic approach to natural health.

It is hard for the average American to take action steps in changing their lifestyles to start living a healthier and happier life.

However, Dr. Mark Laursen created an easy to follow, “10 Steps to Natural Health,” program that anyone can implement in their life.

A few of these steps include:

  • STOP eating unnatural foods and START eating naturally
  • START to reconsider your lifestyle
  • START to consider your thoughts and your emotions

These are just a few of the steps that give a brand new perspective on what one can do to improve their life.

Dr. Mark Laursen

Dr. Laursen supports his information with formidable facts and research. Reading the book, one can tell that Dr. Laursen’s extensive medical career and experience allow him to go deeper into nutrition than the average author.

Start Living, Stop Dying has very useful knowledge, especially given the Covid-19 pandemic, where people spend most of their time at home and are tempted to snack throughout the day.

Dr. Laursen explains that “you should be eating only when you are hungry, not because you think it’s mealtime.”

Dr. Laursen also states that “false hunger originates from your mind as the result of anxiety or boredom.” And when a person eats due to “false hunger” then he or she tends to consume a lot more sugar, as well as drink coffee.

He goes onto explain that “sugar, while natural, is being consumed at the rate of about 175 pounds per-person per-year, compared with an average of 15 pounds 50 years ago. This increasing sugar overload has led to an increase in metabolic syndrome (syndrome X) and Type 2 diabetes.”

Additionally, Dr. Laursen points out that “caffeine is a drug that adversely affects blood sugar, heart rhythms, anxiety, and insomnia.”

After reading Start Living, Stop Dying you will understand how to eat in a much healthier way that should cause you to lose weight, and even start living a stress free life.

In addition to Dr. Laursen’s 10 Steps to Natural Health, he also provides a number of exercises that can encourage a healthier lifestyle.

His “4-year-old exercise” and “light-breathing exercise” can help calm the mind and body while helping you re-discover the passions that motivated you at a young age.

Furthermore, Dr. Laursen dedicates an entire chapter to improving sleep. The chapter has is extremely insightful for anyone who has ever struggled to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.

The easy to follow steps will help you analyze and address the root cause of poor sleep, and will provide you with the exact actions to take to see immediate improvements.

If you are experiencing any issues with your health, or difficulty in life, this book will help you assess the problem, get to its root cause, and fix it.

Dr. Mark Laursen is an American health expert who is certified by the American Board of Integrated Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) and holds a Naturopathic Medical Degree (NMD).

“Most people want happiness, health, and a good home. You can have all that, and it really starts from the inside out.” – Dr. Mark Laursen

  • Start Living Stop Dying - Front Cover - By Dr. Mark Laursen M.D.
  • Start Living Stop Dying - Back Cover - By Dr. Mark Laursen M.D.

Owen Watson

A native Texan, Owen Watson, has been a freelance health writer and journalist since graduating near the top of his class at University of Texas-Austin. His writing has focused extensively on his twin passions: fitness and clean eating. In addition, Owen has managed several healthcare and nutrition centers, educating patients on how to implement proper diet and exercise into their lifestyles. A cross-fit fanatic and lifelong tennis player, Owen is also an avid reader, traveler and has never missed a Cowboys game.

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