David Zulberg

M.S., ACE Health Coach, Author (Rodale Publishers)

David Zulberg is considered one of the foremost experts in Maimonides’ medical works. Zulberg holds a Masters from Columbia University and is an ACE-certified fitness specialist and health coach. He is the author of the best-selling Life Transforming Diet (Feldheim Publishers) and The 5 Skinny Habits (Rodale Publishers). He is also a prolific writer of current health challenges, which have appeared in many popular online and print media publications including Mindbodygreen, Readers Digest and Shape magazine. He has also been interviewed on ABC, CBS and PIX 11.

In my 20s, I searched for the best way to drop my excess weight for good. After a string of failed fad diets that made me feel restricted and overwhelmed, I became aware that literature on the subject of good health, diet, and exercise dated to antiquity. Consequently, I began investigating ancient philosophers and physicians: Maimonides, Hippocrates, Galen and Aristotle. They stress the importance of habit formation as it relates to making any life change, and specifically regarding health and fitness. This was a total eureka moment for me! I realized that my issue wasn’t just a matter of choosing healthy foods, but of altering my basic habits in my “same-old routine”.

We have certainly made great strides in science and nutrition but today there is a growing awareness that the ancient philosophers and physicians had so much to teach us about optimal health. On The 18 days to Life diet plan, you’ll harness the best of both worlds—the ancient and the modern—for long-term success.

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