Ferris said he interviewed and was coached by female experts to come up with a how-to guide that could relieve frustration for both men and women.
He also said that while medical and health experts can be incredibly helpful, bureaucracy and business can suppress cutting-edge conclusions.
"The USRDA [United States Recommended Daily Allowances] and governmental policies are influenced by industry subsidies and many other factors that have nothing to do with individual health or have very little to do with individual health," he said.
And though his book offers health recommendations, Ferris makes no bones about the fact that he isn't a medical professional.
"I am not a doctor and I don't play one on the Internet," he said, adding that a disclaimer at the front of his book encourages readers to consult their doctors before following the recommendations in the book.
Ultimately, Ferriss said, he hopes his book encourages people to take ownership of their health.
"At the end of the day, you are responsible for your own health and no one is going to care more about that than you," he said.