Books | Dr. Filippo Ongaro
Science and training to get Health, Performance and Happiness
(Roi Edizioni, 2017)
Why is it so difficult to devote yourself with tenacity to what makes you feel good and to avoid what makes you feel bad? We have been given advice on everything for years: what food to choose, how to cook, how to exercise, how to sleep, how to wake up and how to detox.
(Ponte alle Grazie, May 2016)
Science has undoubtedly helped people living longer thanks to new medical treatments and more effective diagnostic procedures. For this reason a new idea of ageing has been spreading, linked to a personalized therapeutic approach and a lifestyle to be healthy from an early age . Unlikely conventional medicine, which acts only when the disease is already there, antiaging medicine aims at slowing down the ageing process favouring prevention so as to delay the decay of the human organism. The aim is not longevity itself but quality of life.
(edited by Giorgio Nardone and Elisa Valteroni)
(Ponte alle Grazie, 2014)
Obesity and overweight have been seen as true pandemic diseases of affluent Western countries for decades. However, what is more controversial is the debate on remedies, especially on the notorious “diet” which is reckoned to be a panacea for all dieting problems.
(Piemme, May 2014)
What does being well actually mean today? Is taking up a diet, starting running and signing up for a gym course really enough? So why do almost all our good intentions concerning health and well-being seem destined to fail? The truth of the matter is that the complexity of contemporary living and the high stress levels that go hand-in-hand with modern lifestyles give rise to behaviour that conflicts horribly with what we know is right and necessary. Chasing after the illusion of gratification that is as intense as it is fleeting, we end up considering our well-being as just one of many accessories to be stored at the back of our wardrobe before being forgotten.
(Piemme, September 2012)
Do we really know what we buy? What attracts us to certain food products rather than others? Prevention starts from shopping, as is shown by this simple buying guide that gives the reader 10 easy rules to apply in order to ensure healthier living starting from these everyday activities, shopping the right way.
(Piemme, April 2012)
It’s been decades that in the western world the so called “experts” keep setting out ready-made magic formulas on how to lose weight. These are basically all the same, apart from some changes due to some diet craze, and they are all about calories, energy balance and “intake” that must be less that “consumption”. People who want to lose weight are also constantly on the receiving end of endless diets, most of which make much noise arriving but then they silently disappear.
(Piemme, Aprile 2011)
Would you use sand instead of petrol to fill up your car? Of course not. However many people do something similar every single day dealing with a machine far more precious and fragile: our organism. In a 80 year lifespan a person swallows on average 30 to 60 tons of food. Therefore, it is wiser not to underestimate the effect nutrition has on our health.
(Salus Infirmorum, 2008)
The health systems of developed countries are bound to face an extreme emergency: the ageing of our society, together with a constant decline in the quality of life, has reached significant dimensions. Thousands of people in the world die every day because of ageing related diseases. These deaths come after years of suffering, solitude and lack of self-management.