Marilyn Joyce, PhD, RD
is a Registered Dietitian, with a doctorate in Psychology and Nutrition.
With her beginnings in Biochemistry and Human Nutrition, as well as
Yoga and whole person (Mind-Body-Spirit) wellness, Dr Joyce approaches
nutrition and lifestyle practices from both, a scientific, and a holistic,
perspective. As the Director of Nutrition for the Cancer Treatment
Centers of America in the mid-nineties, she helped cancer patients,
from around the world, make major positive shifts in their health
through changes in their eating and lifestyle habits.
Marilyn is an author,
educator and internationally renowned speaker with more than thirty
years of experience at the forefront of nutrition, health and education.
Her thriving private practice spans the globe.
In her globally acclaimed
best selling book, 5 Minutes to Health, she comprehensively
addressed what we eat, why we eat, how we eat, where we buy it, how
we store it, how we prepare it, and how we think and feel about what
we eat. The book was a step-by-step guide, setting out how to buy,
store and prepare food, and was full of easy-to-follow healthy and
Well, we have great news
for all of you who are looking for all of that – and much, much
more – in one source. In her newest book, INSTANT E.N.E.R.G.Y.™:
The 5 Keys to Unlimited Energy & Vitality, Dr Joyce has
pulled out all of the stops! In this the one-stop guide to whole person
wellness, she has uncovered and revealed all of the strategies she
uses with her patients and clients – strategies that many people
globally have willingly paid handsome fees to learn about. And she
clearly and compassionately presents all of this information in a
unique and memorable formula, for all aspects of healthy living. And
you’ll love the fact that all of what she teaches is simple,
quick, easy and FUN! And it makes complete sense.
Known for many, many years
as both The Vitality Doctor™, and the Master of 5-minute
healthy strategies and systems, Dr Joyce has developed
instant energy strategies and recommendations
that can be done in 5 minutes or less by anyone, anywhere, anytime.
And Marilyn doesn't just
come by her enthusiasm for nutrition and healthy living through training
or inclination; she is also a cancer survivor. Here is her story.
"In 1985, when I was
at the peak of my career and feeling like I had achieved much success
in my life, I was diagnosed with melanoma. I had no idea what a serious
illness that was, but as if that wasn't enough, a week after I got
out of the hospital for melanoma I was rushed right back into hospital,
this time with uterine cancer, stage four.
I was only thirty-five
years old, so it was a real shock, because in all of my experience
I had been told that this was an older woman's illness. Of course
I plunged into all the reactions everybody else has. I went into denial
and anger and felt like a complete victim. Then I tried everything
I could find in search of a 'magic bullet' cure.
Finally, in 1989, it looked
like the end of the road. I was in a wheelchair, weighing eighty-eight
pounds, with just weeks to live. At that point the miracles began.
I had come to the point
where I could only suck on ice chips… no solid food for months.
A young man with a Vita Mix machine introduced me to Cantaloupe ice
(seeds and all!). I was eventually able to start eating again; first
fruits, then vegetables, then soy and whole grains. I continued a
diet of whole foods in whole food forms, back-to-basics nutrition.
A year later I had recovered, and the challenge I had set for myself
was to run an uninterrupted mile. And I did – in thirty minutes…
not the fastest mile, but I knew I had achieved a major degree of
health again, that I had not experienced for several years!
What I've found is that
most people live on expensive foods – they go out and buy all
kinds of processed, packaged foods, as well as consuming questionable
restaurant meals. And, believe me, these foods are expensive in every
aspect of the word. Not only for your pocket book, but also challenging
(expensive) for your body’s digestive system. Absorption and
assimilation are compromised, due to the questionable nature of the
foods consumed, making it difficult for your body to derive the necessary
nutrition and life force elements to function optimally.
Add to that, the sedentary
lifestyle most of us embrace, and the long-term potentially detrimental
effects of such a lifestyle, and it becomes apparent that the results
can be extremely challenging to our wallets in healthcare costs, alone!
For most of us, these negative lifestyle factors are a way of life,
so it amazes me when people wonder why they are tired, and why they
The answer is simple!
We, as a population, need to rediscover back-to-basics eating –
whole food nutrition - eating food that looks the way it does as it
grows out of the ground or on the tree. If it is fish or meat it needs
to be free range, with no antibiotics or hormones. And then add to
that, whole body living – consistent exercise, relaxation, spiritual
time, family and community involvement, healthy optimistic self-talk
and an attitude of internal gratitude for all of the good things in
When I started putting
INSTANT E.N.E.R.G.Y.™ together for my patients
and clients, and the public in general, I realized that the difference
between what most people do, and what I and my clients do, is that
most people actually do eat packaged, processed foods. Even though
many of those packaged foods are often organically based, they are
still packaged, processed foods! And these same folks would come home
from work and grab that infernal clicker (You know what I am talking
about? The couch potato’s God!) for hours into every evening,
never moving a bone of their tired worn-out bodies. Ironically, even
just 5 minutes of the right exercise – you have to read the
Chapter on Fit in Fitness, to get the answer
to what that exercise is! – would have shifted their bodies
from fatigued and worn-out to energized and full of life!
I have also noticed that
people talk about how expensive it is to eat really healthy food,
and to live a healthy lifestyle. I can show you that the opposite
Let me demonstrate with
the #1 objection – “healthy food is expensive!”
One day I met a nutritionist-friend of mine as we were both waiting
in line to check out at the grocery store. She had two bags of groceries
compared to my eight bags. My groceries cost less, and were all organically
grown fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes. She had packaged, processed
foods such as chips and cookies – admittedly for her overnight
guests, not the norm for her family. We talked, and over time she
realized what I had discovered - whole food nutrition costs less and
will keep you well. Processed foods cost more to begin with, and will
keep you sick and tired – which in turn, costs more –
in health care costs!
You can't think straight
if you are not getting the right kind of food into your body. And
the right kind of movement with, and care of, your body! You won't
be able to exercise if you're not getting the right foods (fuel) to
burn. It is critical to eat vibrant foods that are nutrient-dense,
loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients and bioflavanoids. They fuel
every metabolic function in your body, and are essential in the prevention
and healing of many degenerative illnesses, including cancer, fibromyalgia,
MS, lupus, arthritis, heart disease and many more.
And of course, we can’t
forget the care and feeding of our emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
We are multi-dimensional beings that require a multi-dimensional approach
to our personal care. If any one aspect of our whole being is out
of balance, we are setting ourselves up for illness. And let’s
face it, the very nature of being human, seems to be fraught with
the challenge of staying balanced. So, we all need every tool, strategy,
idea, tip and system that we can get hold of to consistently create,
re-create, and maintain balance.
It is important to emphasize
here that, when it comes to illness, there are no 'magic bullets'.
There is no one thing that will be the answer for everyone. But a
simple, high quality diet and overall lifestyle regime will at least
give you a fighting chance. Add to that a more individualized program
designed especially for you, and you will have the power in your hands
again to create renewal in your health, renewal in your life."
Dr Marilyn Joyce is the
author of several unique, inspiring, and comprehensive books, including
her best selling books, 5 Minutes to Health, and,
I Can't Believe it's Tofu! She is a regular contributor
to Healthy and Natural Magazine, Health Editor and feature writer
for New Perspectives magazine, was the official Registered Dietitian
for the Original Hollywood Celebrity Diet, and is now the official
Registered Dietitian, who developed and supervised the introduction
of America’s reformulated version of the SoyPal Cookie Diet
Weight Loss and Maintenance program, based on Japan’s #1 diet
conducts seminars and trainings for organizations. Some of her clients