Four Keys to the Natural Anabolic State

The Pathway to Health, Fitness, Faith, and a Huge Competitive Edge

by William G. Alston


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This book reveals a stunning thread of scientific data that points the way to the natural anabolic state--a biochemical condition wherein body fat is metabolized, muscle tissue is built, strength and speed are increased, mental acuity is enhanced, and the mind and body perform at top efficiency. This inspirational book is a must-read for athletes and coaches in every sport, students and teachers at every level, people of faith, people seeking faith, and anyone competing for success.

Readers will learn how one simple thought altered the blood chemistry of students taking the GRE and raised test scores and how that same thought increased athletic performance in multiple sports. Readers will also come to understand why honesty, gratitude, humility, self-discipline, assertiveness, faith, and playing-to-win induce an empowering anabolic blood chemistry.

If you read this book, you will meet Jenny (the girl who achieved a seemingly impossible goal), Susie (the most aggressive infielder I've ever seen), Hank (the shortstop who experienced his worst nightmare), John Doe (the guy who experienced all five types of stress before leaving his driveway), Attila the Hun (an example of humility), and several more unforgettable characters.

If you read this book, I promise you that, by the time you finish the third chapter, you will fervently wish you’d read it earlier in your life.


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The stress-response biochemical system is not a human frailty but a God's creation to inculcate 'righteous behavior'. See review at BookReviews.Today, 25 Apr 2024

This book will make you carefully examine your own mindset about not only stress but also people, your job, your relationships, nutrition, exercise, life, and most importantly, yourself. Read review by Cara Wilding of Four Keys to the Natural Anabolic State at, 23 Oct 2023

About the Author

Dr. William G. Alston (Gid) received a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction in Health & Physical Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently Professor Emeritus at Erskine College where he served for twenty-seven years as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Health & Human Performance. Prior to his tenue at Erskine, Dr. Alston served as Coordinator of Health and Physical Education for the Cumberland County School District in Fayetteville, NC.

For the past two years, Dr. Alston has conducted extensive research on the human stress response system, and this research led him to connect the dots between a stunning thread of seemingly disconnected studies. These connections led to an exciting discovery that prompted him to write Four Keys to the Natural Anabolic State: The Pathway to Health, Fitness, Faith, and a Huge Competitive Edge.