"Hat's off to Peter McCarthy for putting such a powerful expose together concerning the pandemic health issues that we face today. For over 30 years, Peter has been ringing the warning bell and fighting an uphill battle to protect our health freedom. Now, he has documented his experiences in Adrenaline Nation with the hope that his warnings will be clearly understood. Peter’s effort to make a positive difference in the health and wellness of Americans comes from the heart. His intensive research behind epidemic disease and chronic stress can change the direction we are going in America. Adrenaline Nation is a must read for everyone." -- Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN, Author of Sweet Poison and Splenda®: Is It Safe Or Not?
“A fascinating look at the whole picture of stress and how it affects our health. Adrenaline Nation presents an amazing amount of information, covering the wide spectrum of stress factors, but also showing how they work together in a holistic manner. Mainstream medicine virtually ignores almost all of these factors even though stress is a significant source of disease and illness. I can testify from personal experience that most of us don't appreciate what stress can do to our health until it's too late. Great job!" – Alan Smith, Author, UnBreak Your Health
"Peter McCarthy is like no other CAM guy I’ve even met, and I’ve met quite a few in my thirty years defending medical mavericks. He’s an Air Force Academy graduate, has advanced training in management and organizations, and was operations officer for a Strategic Air Command B 52 Wing (and talk about maintaining optimum performance while managing the stress of individuals who at any instant may be called upon to deliver a nuclear response). And the same guy easily converses about the intricacies of endocrine gland functions, vibrational medicine and the latest research on the causes of stress. And then there’s his deep involvement in the health freedom movement which has given him the opportunity to observe up-close the scientific/political battles between mainstream medicine and CAM. The result of Peter’s eclectic life experiences is Adrenaline Nation. Peter’s book is a multidimensional, almost fractal look at stress starting at the micro level of physiology, continuing to the more macro level of organizations, then to the big picture of societal stress and its effect on the health of the nation, and finishes up with practical advice to lower stress levels. Only Lt. Col. (retired) Peter McCarthy, Traditional Naturopath could have written a book this insightful and comprehensive. Read it!" -- Richard Jaffe, Esq., attorney and author of Galileo’s Lawyer
"With his book Adrenaline Nation, Peter McCarthy has presented, in a nutshell, what chronic stress is doing to our society. His informal, almost folksy writing style belies substantial useful information about stress; its common but often unrecognized sources, gender differences, impact on the body, self-creation, and a host of other insights designed to help you better understand and manage the stress in your life." - James L Wilson, DC, ND, PhD, Author of Adrenal Fatigue
"Dr. Doris Rapp calls it the stress barrel, Peter McCarthy ups the ante and labels it the stress stack. When the barrel is too full or the stack is too high, and there is no time to recover, we are subjecting our bodies to acute and chronic disease. Stress is so pervasive it’s become the underlying source of our current health care crisis. Kudos to Peter for making this abundantly clear in Adrenaline Nation and offering solutions that can eliminate this threat to our lives." -- Carolyn Dean MD ND, Medical Director of The Nutritional Magnesium Association and author of The Magnesium Miracle
“With Adrenaline Nation, Peter McCarthy has performed a great service to us all, making the complicated subject of chronic stress easy for patients to understand, and giving practitioners a useful tool to facilitate that understanding. Then he goes beyond that to describe, in his user-friendly way, the complex interrelationship of the individual, organizational, governmental and societal influences in regard to chronic stress. With an inadequate health care system bankrupting our nation while overall health declines, he boldly outlines a new path that will renew our health and that of these interconnected systems. Read this book!” -- Hyla Cass, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health; Natural Highs: Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind-Body Techniques to Help You Feel Good All the Time; Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutrition
"As a strong advocate for complementary and alternative medicine, Peter M. McCarthy has been a major force not only in Texas, but across the U.S. His most recent work, “Adrenaline Nation” does an excellent job at showing individuals, businesses and organizations how to make the necessary adjustments needed to reduce damaging stress. By exploring a more holistic, and balanced emotional, physical and spiritual lifestyle anyone can begin to heal. This well researched book provides a series of steps which make such change easy to implement." -- Carla Wills-Brandon, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
“Peter McCarthy, TN is a dynamic leader, a brilliant and practiced naturopath, and a passionate spokesman for the cause of natural health. With Adrenaline Nation, he hits the bull’s eye on the subject of chronic stress! I see its effects daily in my practice with my own clients. His in-depth prescriptions for both individuals and businesses will revolutionize the way we all think about stress. Adrenaline Nation is destined to be a bible for those who want to know more about the subject of stress in the workplace.” – Gary Avignon, Licensed Psychotherapist, Author, Weight Wizardry 101: Introduction to the Psychology of Successful Weight Control www.mindfulweigh.com
“As the former vice president for human resources at several world renowned companies, I know what works and what doesn’t in the employee benefits arena. Peter McCarthy’s Adrenaline Nation addresses a topic that is rarely discussed but has significant impact on the productivity of the employee and the ultimate results of the business. This book will help countless employees, and their companies, implement innovative, effective solutions in the workplace that will directly impact the bottom line and, equally important, the health of the workforce for the better. This book is a must-have for everyone who works in Corporate America.” – Glenna Hecht, President, Humanistic Consulting, LLC
“Once in each generation true genius may come, more often than not, only once or twice in a century. Adrenaline Nation, the new ground breaking text from Peter McCarthy, represents true genius and remarkable insights. This refreshingly powerful, compelling work should be at the very core of everyone's thinking, from citizen families to health care providers, business leaders and most especially legislators at local, state and federal levels. Practical, penetrating, and provocative are his solutions to change this complex, confusing and misunderstood issue which affects each of us in direct and very personal ways. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and consider it a treasured addition in my reference library. You will, too.” – James R. Bowman, MD, ND, DNHC, DCP, FAAIM, Founder and Clinical Director, Alternative Health Concepts, LLC.
“As an expert in business productivity, I applaud Adrenaline Nation’s comprehensive approach to striking the correct balance between employee productivity and well-being. This book offers a winning strategy for employees and businesses alike.” – Dave Crenshaw, Author, Invaluable: The Secret to Becoming Irreplaceable
“I’ve walked the halls of the capitol in Austin with Peter McCarthy, and know first hand his passion and commitment for natural health advocacy. Adrenaline Nation showcases his extensive background in all aspects of human health. Not just the mind, but the body, spirit and how stress influences your state of being. This book is a must read for anyone that feels the stressful effects of living in the 21st century!” – Keith Klein, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Owner, Institute of Eating Management and Relapse Prevention Center. Author, Weight Control for A Young America, Get Lean, Beyond Diet
“Adrenaline Nation is a must read for every thinking American. Author Peter McCarthy tackles the many sacred health care cows nobody else has the courage to discuss, and skillfully explains how we can think boldly in new directions to create real change.” – Elissa Meininger, Founder, Health Freedom Action Network; Former Vice President, Friends of Freedom International; Columnist, News With Views; Health Policy Analyst, Super Health, Fox Sports Radio 1340 AM,Oklahoma City
“When Peter McCarthy co-wrote a health care policy paper for use by the Obama administration, he was endorsed by thousands of health advocates and health freedom organizations across the country and established himself as a major policy contributor in our nation’s health care debate. Now, with Adrenaline Nation, he has combined that policy expertise with his business management skills to help the US business community fashion practical, effective solutions for one of its most intractable problems: combating the effects of chronic employee stress. Adrenaline Nation is a must-read for every business leader!” – Diane Miller, JD, Director of Law and Public Policy, National Health Freedom Coalition
“Peter McCarthy has emerged as a powerful national voice for health reform and holistic health care. In Adrenaline Nation, Peter identifies positive, innovative solutions which will restore health in the American business community and drastically lower costs in the long run.” – Mary Zennett, MD, MBA, Author, Health For US All: The Transformation of US Health Care, Director, Medical Design and Services, Wings of a Dream Foundation
“Peter McCarthy's Adrenaline Nation offers incisive analysis and easy-to-understand prescriptions for solving the problem of chronic stress in the corporate workplace. Adrenaline Nation will be a corporate reference bible for years to come!" – Jill Lublin, international speaker and author of the national bestselling books, Networking Magic, Guerrilla Publicity, and Get Noticed, Get Referrals.
“Adrenaline Nation is brilliant! Peter McCarthy is on the cutting edge of how to identify and achieve a stress free life. His resolutions are powerful and offer a win-win for all parties involved that can literally change the world. It’s thought provoking, life improving and best I’ve ever read!” - Wendy Ida, Master Fitness Trainer & Columnist, Author of Take Back Your Life
“Adrenaline Nation brings to light the largely unknown factors which impact our body’s stress response. Peter McCarthy’s clear and incisive explanations leave no doubt that our society has imposed an unsustainable stress load on all of us. He offers us a way out.” - Cindy Griffin, DSH-P, Founder, Homeopathy Center of Houston
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