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Superfood Smoothies

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Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes

By Julie Morris
Hardcover, 208pages
Publication date: 5 July 2013

Everyone loves smoothies - and this is the ultimate smoothie book, written by Julie Morris, author of Superfood Kitchen and a superfood expert! Morris whips up 100 nutrient-rich recipes using the world's most antioxidant-, vitamin- and mineral-packed foods, and offers innovative culinary methods for making your smoothies incredibly nutritious and delicious. Whether you're looking for an energy boost, seeking a gentle cleanse, or just trying to get healthy, you'll be inspired to power up the blender.

Customer Reviews

Creative, delicious smoothie recipes AND invaluable guide to easy, healthy lifestyle!, by mary
I'm a big fan of Julie Morris, I am so in love with her first book, "Superfood Kitchen", I cook from it almost every day and consider it the most valuable cookbook I own, so of course I was very excited to get my copy of "Superfood Smoothies"! I am truly amazed but not surprised that she turned out yet another masterfully written and beautifully composed book of awesome recipes. Not only are the smoothie recipes REALLY TASTY, but they are so creative and very thoughtfully concocted to maximize health, flavor, and texture. My favorites that I've tried so far are: cranberry orange (using frozen whole cranberries and OJ), acai pumpkin (yum! creative use for canned pumpkin puree), and cacao cream. There are so many more I can't wait to try!

I first started trying to turn around my health about a year ago by making green smoothies in my $30 blender, mixing frozen blueberries, banana, chia seeds, kale and almond milk every morning for breakfast. I have since upgraded to a vitamix, which makes it easier and more enjoyable to blend my daily smoothie! This book is helping me expand my smoothie repetoire so I can never, ever be bored with my smoothie!

I have also slowly expanded my superfood pantry over the last year, and wanted to pass on some tips for locating ingredients and finding good deals. Many of the negative reviews for this book seemed like the reason was because they couldn't find the ingredients or they were too expensive, which are completely bogus reasons for poorly reviewing this incredible book!! They are easy to find AND affordable if you have access to the internet!!! I live in an extremely rural isolated area, 1.5 hours drive to the nearest sizeable town with health food stores, but I buy most of the superfood ingredients online and I get much better deals than I would in stores.

Bottom line, if you buy this book (AND "Superfood Kitchen" while you're at it!), you are well on your way to make super nutritious MAGIC happen in your kitchen!!

Super amazing, super delicious and super nutritious, by CinBock (Philadelphia)
If you're a novice smoothie maker, you will really appreciate how Julie took the time to go through the steps of smoothie making in great detail and will be introduced to amazing smart combinations. If you, like me, have been making smoothies pretty much everyday for the last 10 years, have exhausted your creativity to combine ingredients and could use some really unique, tasty and nutritious recipes, you will absolutely love this book.

Superfoods may sound foreign if you haven't used them before and you don't necessarily need to buy every single superfood out there, you can certainly leave out the superfood suggestions for many of the recipes and still end up with a vibrant and nutritious drink. Some of the superfoods can be expensive but a bit goes a long way. Julie provides excellent information on each superfood, how, where and what form to buy, benefits, serving size and substitutions.

I got this book on a Saturday and on the next day I basically ended up doing a smoothie day, each recipe I tried was so delicious, so full of flavor and was packed with so many nutrients that I kept wanting to try more recipes :-) Everything I've tried so far was absolutely amazing, really love this book, there are combinations of ingredients that I would have never though of after so many years making smoothies.

** Update: Yesterday I started to explore one of the chapters called superfood shots,they are small, highly condensed smoothies, what a fantastic idea! Yesterday I had one called 'Stress recovery', there is one for energy boost, one for fighting cold... Really interesting ideas!

"A VARIETY OF DELICIOUS, HEALTHY RECIPES!", by Geraldine Ahearn "Author Geri Ahearn" (Phoenix, AZ)
I have ordered different Smoothies as I've ventured out for the day, and have also been invited to join friends in relaxing, and enjoying Smoothies. A very popular trend, but I also noticed the prices for Smoothies in malls and stores have gone up. Julie Morris shares 100 recipes of healthy, delicious Smoothies. I received a new blender recently as a gift, and now am building my own collection of Smoothie recipes for family, friends, and social gatherings. These recipes are tasty, and there is a huge selection to choose from. I noticed that when I do enjoy a Smoothie, I quickly fill-up, and avoid junk food cravings, which is another positive sign. The different fruit flavors are inviting, Smoothies help to boost energy, and are nutritious. This book was inexpensive, and worth every penny. It's the best Smoothie book I have purchased thus far. In addition to 100 recipes of delicious Smoothie recipes, this book is also informative. The author discusses Smoothie Essentials, How much Smoothie should one drink, the nutritional rewards of Smoothies, and more. There are stunning, colorful photos that are inviting. Included in this amazing book are: fruit & Light; Green & Vibrant; Rich & Creamy; Stealth Blends; Superfood Shots. There is also information about storing Smoothies, charts, guides, and resources. My favorite Smoothie recipes thus far are CHOCOLATE MINT, MANGO COCONUT,BLACKBERRY VANILLA, and BANANA OAT. However, every week I will try a new recipe for me, and my daughter. An update: We tried the CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT; MULBERRY LAVENDER; MANGO GINGER; and the STRAWBERRY CHAMOMILE. Absolutely no complaints, very tasty choices indeed. In fact, I will be ordering more copies of this delightful, fun-filled book for birthday and holiday gifts. I am impressed by the low price of this book, and the superior quality of its contents. We will provide additional updates as we try new Smoothie recipes. At present, we are very satisfied. I love this treasure of a book! A perfect gift for friends, and family. Highly recommended!

Superfoods: The 101 Best Foods to Live Longer and Feel Younger

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Superfoods: The 101 Best Foods to Live Longer and Feel Younger

By Health Research Staff
Paperback, 120pages
Publication date: 1 August 2012

From Almonds to Yogurt and Quinoa in between, here are 101 of the very best foods you can eat in order to live longer and look younger. Discover these incredible superfoods:

* The common spice, available in any grocery store, that has antibacterial and antiviral properties and has more antioxidants than any other herb!
* The zero-calorie beverage that actually increases your metabolism and appears to fight against both cancer and aging.
* The gluten-free alternative to wheat that is loaded with protein, amino acids, and antioxidants.
* The "fun" fruit that has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on the body and can lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
And 97 more!

You’ll likely meet some new friends on this list along with foods that may already be a part of your diet. But they all share at least one thing in common: superfoods are foods that can have a profound impact on your health, vitality, well-being and even your longevity.

This book isn’t intended to be a lengthy and dry reference book. Many of these foods are such SUPER foods that an entire book could be written about each one. Rather, the purpose is to provide a “pocket guide” that will familiarize you with the qualities of these superfoods as an encouragement to adding them to your daily meals.

Includes a shopping list that conveniently organizes the superfoods as you would find them while shopping.

Reviews

"Are there 'really' super foods and can we actually 'feel younger' when we eat them? Yes and YES!! I've been a leading expert in the nutrition and fitness industries since 1986 and I can tell you that this book is on to it. Use this info for just a few short days and you will begin to experience an energy and vitality you remember from years ago. Keep eating these foods and experience what it feels like to anti-age!!"
-- Donna Krech, Founder, ThinAndHealthy.com

Customer Reviews

A very practical book, full of wisdom. by HonestReviewer
This is one of the best books that I have read on the topic of superfoods, and one of the best I have read on healthy eating in general! What I really like about it is it's usefulness. At the end of the book is a very convenient list of important foods to buy at your local grocery store. This REALLY simplifies things for me. Instead of having to find out for myself how to make use of the new information I have learned, the work is done for me. It might not seem like much at first look, but it is. It saves a lot of time and helps me avoid mistakes in interpretation. Whether you are looking for Shiitake Mushrooms or Asparagus, this book will help you evaluate your diet in a quick and reliable way, helping you increase the number or rejuvenating foods and cutting down on dead weight. Make no mistake, this not just a grocery shopping list. It is a profoundly scientific and lifestyle oriented book, based on key scientific knowledge and personal values. However it goes out of the way to be user friendly in a way that many others books don't. I found that very useful in actually making use of the information in the book, I hope you do too!

Now THIS is the way to write a healthy food book!!!  by J.C. Wilson
We love the format of Superfoods: The 101 Best Foods to Live Longer and Feel Younger because after a detailed introduction, every single good, healthy food here is listed and explained in depth. The foods are organized alphabetically for easy reference. At each food item, the reasoning and science behind the health of that food is described, in detail enough to explain the "reason why" to you but not so much scientific and medical goop to lose us. (By the way, there are more than 101 here! The author seems to like over-delivering which we won't argue with!)

The COOLEST part of the book is the back where you get the Handy List for Shopping for the 101 Best Superfoods. I hate shopping but I REALLY hate grocery shopping. I can never find what I want and now that I will be loaded with a list of foods I have not bought much of in the past this shopping list helps a lot because it enables me to highlight what I need, organized by grocery section, and just go down my list - YES I will take my Kindle to the grocery store tonight! - and I'll fill my basket efficiently! Highly recommended!

Short and Sweet - Worth 99 cents by Albert J. Valentino
This SHORT book is basically a list of a 100+ superfoods that are very good for you. I mention, short, so you know exactly what you are getting. The book includes an Introduction that is a few pages long followed by the list of superfoods in alphabetical order (so there is no TOC), along with a single paragraph describing why that food is on the list. At the end there is a list of the foods sorted by type - like Produce, Nuts, Meat, Canned.... Definitely worth the price but if you are looking for a detail on each food you will have to research that somewhere else - which is not a bad thing considering the most important part is learning about what foods should be on a Best List, the devil is in the details.

I feel better already! by MSharpe
This isn't normally a book I would pick up but I feel so blessed that I did. The text outlines a fascinating list of delicious "superfoods" that good for you. It also gives quite a bit of detail on why these foods are beneficial to your well-being. I don't think any household should be without a priceless resource like this. Highly recommended!

Superfoods by mare
excellent resource and great way to get and stay healthy for life! I learned a lot of new things. This is a must read for everyone.

Superfoods: The Food & Medicine of the Future

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By David Wolfe

Paperback, 342 pages.  Over 50 full-colour illustrations
Published In:  United States, 29 June 2009

Superfoods comprise a specific set of edible, incredibly nutritious plants that cannot be entirely classified as foods or medicines, because they combine positive aspects of both. Superfoods are vibrant, nutritionally dense foods that have recently become widely available and which offer tremendous dietary and healing potential.

The scientific evidence in this book outlines the discovery that superfoods are an essential part of a balanced diet and allow us to get more nutrition with less eating. Most of us have had the experience of eating all day just to keep our blood sugar up while receiving very little nourishment in the process. We also know that most of the conventional foods and fast foods today are nothing but empty calories. Because the nutrients in conventional foods are commonly depleted through processing, we must turn to new possibilities for whole and balanced nutrition.Superfoods represent a uniquely promising piece of the nutrition puzzle, as they are great sources of clean protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, good fats and oils, essential fatty and amino acids, and other nutrients.

This new overview by bestselling raw food expert David Wolfe gives detailed information on nutritive, sustainable, and delicious superfoods such as goji berries, cacao beans (raw chocolate), maca, spirulina, bee products, hemp seed, and a host of others. 

Each superfood is described in detail, accompanied by easy and delicious recipes. This accessible guide presents persuasive arguments, based on sound science, for the pivotal role of superfoods in promoting nutritional excellence, health and well-being, beauty enhancement, sustainable agriculture, and the transformation of diet, lifestyle, and planet.

A Q&A with David Wolfe

Question: What are superfoods?

David Wolfe: Superfoods are the greatest foods identified by the greatest civilizations in the history of the world. They are foods that have a whole array of tricks under their sleeve. They are extremely easy to use and agree with a lot of different body types and metabolisms.

Question: What contributions are you making in the world? What are you here to share with us?

David Wolfe: My goal is to make raw foods, superfoods, superherbs, and the best chocolate ever an option for everyone on the planet. I want to make becoming healthy simpler, easier, and more fun than ever before.

Question: Tell us about the goji berry. What is in it? How about the cacao bean? What is in cacao? Isn’t this the food that we make chocolate out of?

David Wolfe: The goji berry is a complete protein source with extraordinary levels of antioxidants, levels of carotenes (according to studies, the more carotenes you eat, the longer you live) which have been shown to be present in primates. The goji berry is easy to eat for people of all ages. It also assists with the digestion of other food. It is considered the number one medicinal herb in Chinese medicine--which has a 5,000 year history of about 8,000 herbs. It improves our ability to secrete HGH naturally and it the only food known to do so.

Cacao has a higher concentration of magnesium, chromium, iron, and antioxidants than any food in the world. Cacao is also exceedingly rich in copper, zinc, and manganese. Cacao contains fat-soluble forms of all of these minerals, which is unusual. Research has proven this food is associated with longevity. The cacao bean is chocolate, chocolate is cacao--you cannot have chocolate without cacao. Basically, chocolate is a nut butter made out of cacao beans. Chocolate contains PEAs, chemicals associated with falling in love, anandamide, the bliss chemical, and theobromine, which improves our cardiovascular health. Contrary to some opinions, cacao is very low in caffeine.

Reviews

“Is there anyone more passionate, dedicated, or knowledgeable about the tremendous benefits of superfoods to our bodies, minds, and planet? Not likely. Wherever you are in terms of what goes in your mouth, David Wolfe presents a compelling claim to add a little more vitality to your plate.”
—Angela Bassett, actress and author

“A path of visionary nutrition informed by David Wolfe’s book Superfoods will lift body and soul to a higher evolutionary vibration. Raw food and David Wolfe’s guidance have had a transformative power in our lives.”
—Alex and Allyson Grey, artists and co-founders of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors

“David Wolfe has written a brilliant, wisdom-filled, illuminating book that is essential reading for everyone interested in reaching optimal health! Superfoods are indeed the food of the future for a healthier world.”
—Patricia Bragg, N.D., Ph.D., author and health crusader

“David has written the ultimate guidebook to connect us with the superfoods that will transform us into the supernatural beings that we truly all are! … David has inspired divine superfood creations beyond my wildest dreams—and more!”
—Roxanne Klein, world-renowned chef and founder, Roxanne’s Fine Cuisine

“David Wolfe is a nutritionist’s nutritionist. His knowledge in the fields of raw foods, superfoods, herbs, and chocolate are unsurpassed in the world.”
—John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

“David Wolfe has become a dedicated expert in the field of living and superfoods. Anything he writes, I personally read and support. I consider David Wolfe’s works on superfoods a must read.”
—Jay Kordich (“The Father of Juicing”), author and entrepreneur

“Nutrition author, expert, and orator David ‘Avocado’ Wolfe continues to be a shining example of Success in America. His knowledge of superfood nutrition will astonish you and give you just that perfect piece of health advice that you have been looking for.”
—Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series

“The knowledge David Wolfe brings us is vital for reaching the ultimate level of health, clarity, and understanding about the power of foods to heal ourselves and the planet. I believe that David, with his wealth of information, is hands-down one of the most important people of this century.”
—Justin BUA, artist and author of The Beat of Urban Art

“David Wolfe’s commitment, not just to humanity but to Mother Earth herself, is second to none. He has discovered the gift of his true purpose and is unabashedly sharing it with the world. The energy of compassion and pure love that he pours into every plant and everyone is the same. I know few people more committed to us all finding our inner joy through the miracle of growing and eating the best food ever and thereby experiencing everyday as The Best Day Ever.”
—Demian Lichtenstein, motion picture producer and director

"Anyone who is ready to experiment with this class of foods can grab this book and get a complete overview of not only what a superfood is, but how one can effectively use them in their personal diet... The information in this book is absolutely complete."
—Raw Food Right Now

"Perhaps in this day and age of snippets and sound bytes we have simply lost the art of listening and deep thought. But David Wolfe is what I'd call a 'thinking man'...his infectious enthusiasm leaves you with that old line from the movie When Harry Met Sally dancing on your tongue...'I'll have what he’s having!'"
—Purely Delicious

“[Superfoods] was like eating a potato chip, I couldn't just stop at one page, or even one chapter! In today's society, trying to eat healthy isn't easy… Fortunately, raw-foods guru and world-renowned nutritionist David Wolfe is here to help guide us to the most powerful foods and best health available.”
—PrissyGreen.com

“During these challenging times, we really need food to help us, and we really need to eat food that's going to help the planet. David is one of the Superheroes of the Superfood movement. And this book is an amazing tool for transforming your life.”
—Beth Lapides

Superfoods: Top Superfoods and Superfoods Recipes for a Powerful Superfoods Diet, More Energy and Increased Immunity

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Superfoods: Top Superfoods and Superfoods Recipes for a Powerful Superfoods Diet, More Energy and Increased Immunity

By Ashley Reiss
Paperback, 108pages
Publication date: 27 January 2013

Superfoods: Top Superfoods and Superfoods Recipes for a Powerful Superfoods Diet, More Energy and Increased Immunity Superfoods are something that nearly everyone is interested in these days. Whether it's for better health, to look and feel younger or just to emulate celebrities who rave about the benefits of their new superfood diet on talk shows, people are curious about what are superfoods, exactly. This book answers many of the questions that people have about super foods. It goes far beyond simply providing a list of superfoods; after all, it's easy enough to find a superfood list from any number of websites, magazines and other sources. It provides a variety of recipes which incorporate the top superfoods, including raw superfoods and live superfoods as well as information on which of the many foods purported as nutritional marvels actually deserve to be counted as among the ultimate superfoods.

Customer Reviews

Useful and accurate by Arid Pip
Here is a practical, informative cookbook focusing on "superfoods", meaning "a food which is rich in essential nutrients, phytochemicals and other beneficial compounds, but that is also healthy in the broadest sense." That means foods like fatty fish, spinach, legumes, apples, yogurt, sweet potatoes, oats and squash. The recipes are clear and practical. I wanted to try some of them immediately. One plus was that there was a large number of vegetarian recipes. Those on a low-salt diet will have to watch out for some ingredients, like bullion cubes, canned beans, and stock, but they are probably well attuned to this issue and substitutions can easily be made (prepared dry beans for canned, etc.)

The book is pretty accurate, especially compared to many faddish healthy food books. I did detect a few things I might quarrel with, but nothing serious or grossly misleading. (Omega-3 fatty acids in pumpkins?? In the seeds yes, but not in pumpkin flesh itself.)

Reading these recipes made me hungry! Pumpkin tacos, anyone?

Superfoods By John Underland
If you want to fell better and get on the road to better health then get this book, filled with great recipes for better living.

The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight and Your Life

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The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight and Your Life - One Luscious Bite at A Time

By Douglas N. Graham
Paperback, 348pages
Publication date: 15 November 2006

Get the definitive guide to the 80/10/10 Diet - the best and most successful raw vegan lifestyle ever! If you have struggled with staying raw, would like to lose weight, or change your life for the better, look no further than this groundbreaking book.

What do you get with The 80/10/10 Diet?
- peak performance for any athlete
- perfect weight, no matter what your body type
- off-the-charts wellness
- success with a low-fat vegan diet
- simplicity in your lifestyle
- a healthy relationship with your food
- enviable vitality

Dr. Graham explains in an easy to understand way the science behind the 80/10/10 Diet, as well as seasonal raw vegan recipes and meal plans that will get you started on the path to health and vitality.

Customer Reviews

5 out-of 5 stars By Steph
This book really opened my eyes to what a healthy diet should consist of. I was eating too much meat and animal products in general. The author emphasizes a few times that this is a guide and you don't have to follow it verbatim. So I have tailored it to suit my lifestyle. I am very active but I still was not burning all the kj's I was eating on this diet due to all the energy in the fruit. So I cut down on the fruit and ate more salads (less than 10% fat always). I also continue to eat meat once a week and gluten once a week so I don't become intolerant to them. The things I don't miss in my diet at all are dairy products. I now truly believe they are unnecessary and I now know they were responsible for making me bloated and gassy which i never am anymore.

According to my dietician I am very healthy following this diet and I suppose we will see the long term effects over the years. I can't imagine however that with all the vitamins and minerals (including fats and proteins) in fruits and veges that there will be any negative side effects!

If you are interested in improving your health dramatically and are able to give up your comfort foods slowly but surely, this book is a good start.

5 out-f 5 stars By Shery
I was not a vegan, let alone a raw vegan, before reading this book. Have no worries; there is absolutely ZERO preaching about animal treatments and such. Instead, we get a good and hardcore focus on the food industry, and what changes we can apply for ourselves to be healthier. Following the guidelines of the book, within 2 weeks I ceased being pre-diabetic. My seborrhea, from which I've been suffering for years, vanished almost entirely. My weight dropped nearly 50 pounds in the first 4 weeks. I'll admit that it's a little hard to stick to when going out with friends; yet I see this more as a cultural thing rather than a health/diet thing.

The bottom line is, read this book, follow what it advices. It will change your life, for the better.

A True Must Read By Forrest Wilson
This is a very interesting book, and I am extremely glad it has been written. The strange sounding title refers to the name of an eating plan that derives 80% of total calories from carbs as found in fruit, and 10% each from fat and protein, and does so within a raw vegan framework. Graham's opinion is that this is the optimum and natural diet for human beings and therein lies the premise of this book, and he spends the next 300+ pages convincing the reader why this is so.

To accomplish this, Graham uses mostly common sense arguments and scientific analyses. The former are more effective here, and he peppers the text liberally with them. The combination is a very convincing mix, and I felt ready to dive into a pit of bananas before I had read too far. By the time Graham describes how eating a high-fat diet stresses the adrenals I was both fascinated and reflecting in horror on my past dietary sins.

There are 348 pages here; 170 of them are essay in chapters, and the balance goes to sample menus, nutrient breakdowns, portion equivalents, testimonials, faqs, and so on. These miscellaneous parts do not come across as filler, even the perhaps overly lengthy testimonial section. Graham's writing style is clear and though he engages in repetition at times (for instance when talking about fat and blood sugar) the flow is mainly undisturbed. The end feeling I had was that it was very intelligently laid out and well done. I also appreciate that he doesn't try to sell you anything. (see Dr. Robert Young's books for an example of that!)

I really don't have much to criticize here, I did wonder what stripe of doctor "Dr." Graham is, and some of the menu plans (dinners) seemed a bit complex to coexist with a "mono is best" philosophy. He cites some vague and trivial sources ("a 1999 journal article says..." and "according to a brochure from the Colorado Vegetarian Society..."), and I was left wondering why Dr. Graham recommends eating any "overt" fat at all (given that sweet fruits and greens naturally contain 5% fat). He never gave a reason. Also, he says to eat juicy fruit for breakfast, sweeter fruit for lunch, and I remember something about acid fruits at dinner. Again, he never gave a reason for this. Very minor things in the broader context. I would overlook a great deal more to get to the profoundly worthwhile message of this book..

I guess the most compelling thing about this book is that by the end, the diet proposed within seems like a no big deal, normal, almost. It's like a secret hiding in plain sight. That's amazing considering how truly rare it is to eat in such a way. Go out into the world and you will see it is borderline revolutionary. I have applied these principles and experienced nothing but positive results for myself- If it were not so I would never write such a review. I must say thanks to Dr. Graham for putting this out there for everyone to benefit from.

Update- I have cut out starches and am back on just fruit and greens, and I really feel that fruit based is far superior. It's very obvious, but beware falling into the pattern of drinking giant smoothies at each meal. I really got into this, and built up my capacity to 64-72 oz 2000+ calorie behemoths 3 times a day. I liked them, but I felt I was missing out on actually eating! That whole chewing thing... now I love to just sit with a head of lettuce or spinach and whatever fruit I have and munch them together. I have found that eating a lot of greens at meals and sticking to juicy fruits inbetween meals really helps to keep fruit appealing for dinner. Also, in my early days of 80 10 10 I was really attracted to dense fruits like bananas, dates and dried figs. This is still somewhat true but more and more I feel juicy fruits are where the magic is. I now actually enjoy eating fruit for dinner, and it is easy to get enough calories and feel satisfied all through the night.

It is interesting to see how the diet you eat can impact the rest of your life. Many of my friends, my interests (like fruit trees) and where I live (Hawaii) can all be traced to adopting this, it cannot really be called a "diet" with all the running around I described it is truly a lifestyle. Priorities change, if you are wholehearted, you can be sure that they will, but everything changes for the better. Thanks for reading, and good luck!

The only one you need by Jennifer G. Lapan
I have certifiably read nearly every "raw food" book in existence. I've tried every version of the raw food diet and experiemented greatly. There is no way for me to put into words how enthusiastic I am to have found this book and to tell the world "This is the only one you need." I think to myself, wish I'd just found this one in the beginning! But it's alright, I've found it now and I tell others often.

One of the main reasons this particular book is so compelling is because it's realistic, scientific, theoretic, humble, human and practical all at the same time. You'll get everything from dietary guidelines and menus, to hard science and facts, to personal testimonies and FAQ's, to great useful data about specific foods. And most of all - you will finally understand why we MUST eat all raw foods, which foods are optimal, and how our bodies work. Dr. Graham has an amazing skill of taking a concept (lifestyle) that seems rather "strict" and making it into something that's actually ... the easiest thing you can possibly do. It's a mind shift, a society change, a choice.

The China Study

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The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health

By T. Colin Campbell
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perback: 417 pages
Publication date: May 11, 2006

Part Medical Thriller, Part Governmental Expose and Part Nutrition Manual. Dr. Campbell issues a stark warning against the imminent "Atkins Backlash". This is NOT a diet book. Consumers are bombarded with conflicting messages regarding health and nutrition; the market is flooded with popular titles like "The Atkins Diet" and "The South Beach Diet". Dr. Campbell cuts through the haze of misinformation and delivers an insightful message to anyone living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and those concerned with the effect of ageing. Dr. Campbell challenges the validity of these low-carb fad diets and issues a startling warning to their followers. "The New York Times" has recognised the study ("China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project") as the "Grand Prix of epidemiology" and the "most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease".

Reviews
[These] findings from the most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease are challenging much of American dietary dogma."  —The New York Times

"Reflects the profound changes that industrialization is bringing to diet and disease patterns in China, statistics that have had an impact on reevaluating dietary policy in the United States and worldwide."  —Washington Post

"This is one of the most important books about nutrition ever written—reading it may save your life."  —Dean Ornish, MD, Oprah Winfrey's personal physician, author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease and Love & Survival

"Today, AICR [American Institute for Cancer Research] advocates a predominantly plant-based diet for lower cancer risk because of the great work Dr. Campbell and just a few other visionaries began 25 years ago."  —Marilyn Gentry, president, AICR

"The most important book on health, diet and nutrition ever written. Its impact will only grow over time and it will ultimately improve the health and longevity of tens of millions of people around the world."  —John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Why, oh why didn't I take the blue pill?, by R. Pinkerton "RP"
I love juicy steaks, delicious cheese, and big bowls of ice cream. I love to eat out at nice restaurants. And I really like eating without thinking about the operations and consequences of our dietary industrial complex. But I don't get to enjoy these things any more because I read the China Study. Like Neo in the movie the Matrix, you have a choice, take the blue pill and believe what you want to believe, take the red pill and you will be exposed to the reality of the world we live in. The China Study is the red pill.

This is a fascinating book on the capitalism, politics, and human behavior that drives the food industry. It is also frighteningly insightful into the health consequences of an affluent societies' diet. I am not a scientist so I don't know if this is good science. But I did work ten years ago as a government attorney on the USDA dietary guidelines and was surprised by the political influence and acceptance of what the author would call scientific reductionism. I also worked for a man who lived and worked until he was 100 years old, and he had a dietary regime very similar to that recommended by the China Study: not vegan nor vegetarian, but largely based on plants and whole foods rather than animal based foods. So I found this book very persuasive - in fact, too persuasive. It scared me straight so I eat healthy now and that's good for the long term...but I don't enjoy it like I used to.

5.0 out of 5 stars Every doctor, teacher and parent needs to read this book!, by Howard Jacobson, PhD (Pittsboro NC USA)
T. Colin Campbell has made a career of challenging the conventional wisdom around nutrition, and this book is the culmination of his work. His integrity, brilliance, and unflinching courage shine through every page. The main point of this book is that most nutritional studies that we hear about in the media are poorly constructed because of what the author terms "scientific reductionism." That is, they attempt to pin down the effects of a single nutrient in isolation from all other aspects of diet and lifestyle.

While this is the "gold standard" for clinical trials in the pharmaceutical world, it just doesn't work when it comes to nutrition. Given that the Western diet is extremely high fat and high protein compared to most of the rest of the world, studies that examine slight variations in this diet (i.e., adding a few grams of fiber or substituting skim milk for full fat milk) are like comparing the mortality rates of people who smoke five packs of cigarettes a day vs. people who smoke only 97 cigarettes a day.

Campbell's research, which he describes in a very accessible and engaging fashion, has two tremendous advantages over the typical nutritional study. First, there is the China Study itself - a massive series of snapshots of the relationship between diet and disease in over 100 villages all over China. The rates of disease differ greatly from region to region, and Campbell and his research partners (including some of the most distinguished scholars and epidemiologists in the world) carefully correlated these differences with the varying diets of the communities. It's not lazy "survey research" either - the researchers don't rely on their subjects' memory to determine what they ate and drank. The researchers also observed shopping patterns and took blood samples to cross-validate all the data.

The second amazing part of Campbell's research method is his refusal to accept any finding without taking it back to his lab and finding out how exactly it works. In other words, we discover in The China Study not only in what way, but precisely how, the foods we eat can either promote or compromise our health.

The book is part intellectual biography / hero's journey (although Campbell is always wonderfully humble - there's no trace of self-congratulation, just a deep gratitude for what he has experienced), part nutrition guide (the most honest and unflinching one you'll ever read), and part expose. The final section leaves no sacred cow standing, and names names! From the food industry, to the government, to academia, Campbell calmly reports on a coverup of nutritional truth so widespread and insidious that all citizens should be enraged.

I have a PhD in health education and a Masters in Public Health - and I can honestly say that no book has shaken my worldview like this one. Anyone interested in health - their own, or that of their family, friends, or community - must read this book and share it. Campbell has started a revolution. Skip this work at your own peril.

The Complete Book of Juicing: Revised and Updated: Your Delicious Guide to Youthful Vitality

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The Complete Book of Juicing, Revised and Updated: Your Delicious Guide to Youthful Vitality

By Michael T. Murray
Paperback, 368pages
Publication date: 14 January 2014

With fifty new recipes and new information on the benefits of juicing and juice cleanses, here is the completely revised and updated edition of this juicing category killer.

The first completely revised edition of this juicing classic, The Complete Book of Juicing is packed with new information on super fruits such as pomegranate and papaya, weight-loss and juice fasts, immune function, juicers, and more. With one hundred fruit and vegetable recipes and a fresh new package, this book is a user-friendly and fun necessity for any juicing kitchen.

Customer Reviews

A highly motivating juicing companion. by Autumn Blues Reviews
You will find The Complete Book of Juicing, Revised and Updated is about more than juicing. It takes a look into the science behind juicing and it's recommendations are clinically and scientifically proven. This book refers to the nutrition from juicing as the base for optimal health and I totally agree with that. It includes information on many diet related diseases and provides information on why diets deficient in certain vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients, may lead to these diseases.

The three common juicers on the market are listed and information on how they work. I learned how to regulate the ratio of the vegetables to fruits used in my juicing for an optimal level. You are given clear information on which fruits and vegetables are best to use as a base for your juice and what percentage works best.

Personally, I was very happy with information in this book and found it highly informative. As someone who juices occasionally, this book helped clarify many questions I had in regards to juicing. I was also provided with additional information on nutrition that I was not even aware of. If you juice or are are thinking about giving juicing a try, I highly recommend you give this book a read. This is one of those books one should keep on hand as a reference, not only for the great juicing recipes, but also for a quick reminder on all the health benefits behind juicing. This highly motivating book is full of information, yet compact, making it great for travel.

The Gift of Good Health Through Good Nutrition by Dee Long
The degree of good health you can experience is always linked to the quality of nutrition in what you consume and this book differs from the many juicing recipe books out there in providing a user-friendly tutorial that explains all about what the body really needs to function at peak operation. We also like the short and informational nutritional profiles provided for the many different fruits and vegetables used in juicing, along with helpful selection and preparation tips. The section on juice recommendations for specific health conditions, ranging from acne and osteoporosis to eczema and headache, is also very helpful. Murray covers the topic of juicing from every aspect and provides a comprehensive resource that will convince you of the many benefits of adding freshly squeezed juices to your daily menu, including smart weight loss.

One of the best by Mrs Mommy Booknerd
I think many of us under apprecate the fact that we are what we eat. It is so important to be aware of what we put into our bodies. With THE COMPLETE BOOK OF JUICING you not only gain more than 70 great jucing recipes, but also the benefit of information regarding nutrition. There are many jucing books out there, but I think this is one of the best. I think there is more to jucing than just making great tasting juice. Knowing the benefits of vegtables, fruits and how to make juices for weight loss, medicine and fasting gives you a more focused approach to getting healthy via juice.

The Complete Book of Juicing: Your Delicious Guide to Youthful Vitality

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The Complete Book of Juicing: Your Delicious Guide to Youthful Vitality

By Michael T. Murray
Paperback, 354pages
Publication date: 20 April 1998

Freshly squeezed juice is the tastiest way to satisfy your nutrition needs while you quench your thirst. Now, one of the world’s leading experts on natural nutrition and health offers you clear information on the healing and revitalizing power of various fruit and vegetable juices combined with a mouthwatering collection of over 150 recipes. The Complete Book of Juicing reveals how specific juices can help:

• Combat cancer
• Relieve arthritis
• Lower blood pressure
• Resist aging
• Reduce high cholesterol
• Treat kidney stones and ulcers
• And much, much more!

You also get detailed nutritional information for each recipe plus a safe and effective (and optional) guide to fasting with juices. This is the only juice book you’ll ever need!

Reviews

“A must-read for anyone interested in juicing as a part of a healthy lifestyle.”
—Jay Kordich, “The Juiceman”

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars  Drink your fruit and veggies, by A Customer
Once you've tasted the fruit juice recipes in this book, you'll feel cheated every time you drink bottled, canned or otherwise processed juices from the grocery store. I'll admit I have a sweet tooth so, the fruit juices are what I like most about this book. However, Michael Murray has also packed it with a lot of useful health information. He highlights the link between progressive Westernization of diets and the subsequent rise of modern day plagues like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The text contains tables of quantitative information and references to reputable scientific publications to support his contentions. In fact, the information convinced me to at least try some of the less palatable-looking vegetable juices; quite a feat, considering that I was never enthusiastic about downing glasses of liquefied parsley, kale or leeks. I was pleasantly surprised. In particular, a concoction called "Cruciferous Surprise" containing cabbage, broccoli, kale, carrots and apples really did turn out to be a shock--a rather tasty one. Despite the fact that I'd consumed a couple of pounds of veggies and fruit in a few gulps, I didn't end up feeling like an overinflated hot air ballon! To be completely honest though, there were a few veggie juice recipes that pickled my palate and left me feeling seasick, but over all, I was quite pleased with the book. Whether you have a medical condition for which you're seeking nutritional support (the chapter on "Juice as Medicine" recommends various fruit and vegetable juices which can be therapeutic for a number of ailments)., looking for ways to improve your diet or simply trying to add something new and exciting to your culinary repertoire, this is a fun and informative book to own.

5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Murray's Book is the Greatest!, by Don Boring (Glendora,, CA USA)
I have come to rely on "The Complete Book of Juicing," as a bible and wealth of information on the NUTRITIONAL components of fresh juice. It is ALSO a GREAT! guide to which juices, (yes fruits and vegetables together) that combine well for great taste and a power punch of vitamins and phytonutrients. I have a juicer AND a Vitamix and this book has helped me everystep along the way to changing my eating style effortlessly and smoothly from a burger and grease american style diet to a healthy mix of fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes. I am grateful to have this book and wish I had 25 of them to give to friends and aquaintances who express an interest in improving their health. I have lost 75 lbs, and regained my health at middle age. I have never felt better! Buy this book!

5.0 out of 5 stars Review of The Complete Book of Juicing, by A Customer
This is an excellent juicing and nutritional resource. I have learned so much about the value of certain foods that I didn't know before. I have been juicing for four weeks now and I feel so much better, have more energy, lost weight,and my appetite is reduced so I wouldn't miss a day of juicing.

The book outlines which fruits and vegetables you should juice with for certain ailments as well as giving you detailed measurements of the nutritional value of each food so you can determine what you need to juice with so you can add certain nutrients to your diet.
I would highly recommend this book. It's enjoyable reading also.

5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Book--and Still Eat Meat, etc; great recipes, nutritional info, by Student of the Word (Eagle River, Alaska)
Hey--I am not a vegetarian, but sure appreciated this book for its multiple qualities and useful info:

a. recipes--main reason I got, combo ones as well as those under individual fruits and vegetables: even teenage son likes "Cruciferous Surprise" (even has broccoli and cabbage, and the surprise ingredient which "soothes" the flavor), which tastes better than its green color, and "Better Red than Dead" (carrot, beet and sweet potato) builds up sun protection, etcetc.. innovative, tasty.

b. fruit and vegetable individual listings, such as carrots,apple, broccoli, listing nutritional components,vitamins, calories, benefits, as well as good tasty combinations for each.

c. benefits of juicing, nutritional primer/info--this may be where some other readers were left cold, as they did not embrace what they perceived as author's vegetarian perspective/agenda. It is handy to read about why juicing (in combination with other food consumption) can be more beneficial than just munching raw or cooked veggies. Well, I am not a vegetarian, and sure still like meat and chocolate!...but one can take what one wants from the book, as in other matters in life. There is a section on juice fasting, as well, for those interested.

Of the several juicing books I had, I wound up actually using this repeatedly, and have given several copies, new and used when I can find them, away over the past couple of years.

The Complete Book of Raw Food, 2nd Edition

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The Complete Book of Raw Food, 2nd Edition: Healthy, Delicious Vegetarian Cuisine Made with Living Foods

By Julie Rodwell
Paperback, 486pages
Publication date: 2 August 2010

This masterful collection of over 400 raw food recipes is a "must-have" for anyone who enjoys vegetarian cuisine. Whether you are curious about adding raw foods to your diet, or have been eating raw for years, "The Complete Book of Raw Food, "Second Edition contains over 400 mouth-watering-recipes produced by more than 50 of the world's top raw food chefs, and is your essential resource on choosing ingredients, eating right and creating delicious dishes to satisfy any palate. From soups and salads to main dishes and desserts, "The Complete Book of Raw Food, " Second Edition is the largest published collection of raw food recipes. This new edition features more than 50 new recipes from up-and-coming chefs. Among these inspired raw dishes are unexpected delights such as Lasagna, Easy Pad Thai, Zucchini Bread, and Granola--all delicious--all made with live ingredients. "The Complete Book of Raw Food, " Second Edition also includes advice on choosing ingredients, resources to buy the tools you need to create raw dishes, and a comprehensive Raw Food Glossary. The second edition is expanded to include prep times for all recipes an all-new color insert, and contains updated information on kitchen equipment, techniques, and raw food festivals. "The Complete Book of Raw Food, "Second Edition includes a detailed preparation for all categories of dishes including Salad Dressings, Entrees, and Delicious Desserts. Here are just a few examples of the delicious recipes available in "The Complete Book of Raw Food, "Second Edition

■ Spinach Pesto
■ Raw Ravioli
■ Walnut Stuffed Peppers ■
Tomato Wild Rice Soup
■ Chocolate Smoothie
■ Watermelon Mountains

Whether you're a raw food devotee, a seasoned vegetarian, or just want to prepare delicious, healthy recipes in your own home, "The Complete Book of Raw Food, " Second Edition is a kitchen essential.

Reviews

"This book is a fantastic resource for both the novice and the experienced 'un-cook' and raw foodist."
-Nika Boyce, Raw + Simple (www.rawsimple.com)

"A well-designed, good-looking and very informative guide to eating a raw food diet. Easily digestible and highly recommended!"
-GreenMuze.com

Customer Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars Raw food made easy, by GypsyDoll (Brooklyn, NY)
I just received my copy of The Complete Book of Raw Food and I love it already! I am new to the raw food movement but very interested in it. I looked around for a book that would be informative but too intimidating and this one definitely caught my eye! In the beginning there are explanations on different preparation methods and things you should know about being raw vegan if you so choose it. Very, very informative and not coming from a judgmental place, if that makes sense. The recipes have varying skill levels which is great for a beginner like me! Overall, I have a feeling this book will get a lot of use in my kitchen!

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful place to begin, by California Vegan (CA)
If you wanted just one raw food book. This is it. It gives explainations and a varity of recipes. Then you can look at other raw books by the chefs whose recipes you enjoy.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource, by Jennifer Lee Brittingham (Tarrytown, NY United States)
New to raw food, this book is a great introduction. I like that there are MANY chefs who contributed and they share their stories as well. There are tons of recipes and helpful tips for both the new and seasoned raw food enthusiast.

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best, by Prettysmartideas (New York, NY)
This is a very handy book to own. The authors/editors have compiled a wonderful collection of tasty, and mostly easy to prepare recipes from many well-known and not-so-known raw food chefs. I keep it on my "first go-to" book shelf.

It is a good acquisition for everyone, from beginners to experienced raw foodists looking for new inspiration.

The Dehydrator Bible

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The Dehydrator Bible: Includes Over 400 Recipes

By Jennifer MacKenzie, Jay Nutt & Don Mercer
Paperback, 400 pages
Publication date: 28 May 2009

Whether grow-your-own, bought locally from a farmer's market, or fresh from a regular supermarket, seasonality still affects the quality, abundance and price of good food. It just makes sense to preserve food quality for those times when it's not as plentiful or not available at all. Dehydrating food with this terrific book is easy and creates tasty food year-round.

Incorporating the age-old practices of food dehydration takes full advantage of what nature offers. All the wonderful recipes are still here and there is a bonus section on everything from pet treats to crafts and homemade gifts. What has changed is that the "Everything You Need to Know About Dehydrating Foods" section has been expanded to include even more comprehensive and complete information about dehydrating foods along with even more tips and techniques.

There are more than 150 recipes for dehydrating everything from herbs and seasonings to fruits, vegetables, meats and fish, plus more than 250 delicious recipes that actually use the dehydrated foods as ingredients. Putting home-preserved food to work for home, RV, boat or campsite has never been easier.

The easy-to-follow drying instructions along with time guidelines make even a novice cook feel like a seasoned professional.

Planting a few extra rows of tomatoes or beans, picking many strawberries at their peak or buying that big basket of freshly harvested carrots can really pay off later. Loading up the dehydrator will provide personally dried foods the whole year through.

Reviews

This one's an encyclopedia. It's a good resource for recipes on the spot but may be overwhelming if you`re starting out. I like to have it on the shelf in case I'm looking to expand ideas but it`s recipes are so literal (an advantage to many) that I prefer to use this to brainstorm my own ideas from rather than to use it each piece. This could apply to all levels of home preservers but I like it best as an on-demand reference as opposed to a manual. (Well Preserved wellpreserved.ca 2011-04-25)

Dehydrating is one of the most effective ways to preserve food for maximun nutrition at a very low cost. The Dehydrator Bible recognizes that cooking is a blend of science and art. Co-authors Jennifer MacKenize, Jay Nutt and Don Mercer combined their professional expertise to take the guesswork out of drying a variety of foods, and sharing successful techniques and recipes. (Paris Post-Intelligencer 2011-05-18)

Customer Reviews

Keep this one in the kitchen!, by Hazelnut
I have several pretty good books about dehydrating foods, but this one is hands down the best I've found! Even if it didn't offer recipes (400 of them!) it would still be an excellent resource for drying foods. When I want to know about a book before buying it, I add it to my Amazon.com "wish list", then request it through my local library. After reading the library copy I decide whether to buy it or just delete if from my list.

The Dehydrator Bible is a definite keeper!

This is a later addition to my review above. There seems to be some confusion concerning the title of the book and what it is actually about. It's literally two books in one: part One gives you the "how-to" for dehydrating, then Part Two offers recipes to use your own dehydrated food.

I still give it 5 stars!

5.0 out of 5 stars Everything You Need to Know About Dehydrators and Using Dried Food, by Lynne E. "Lynne E."
THE DEHYDRATOR BIBLE is exactly what I hoped it would be when I ordered it: An excellent dehydrating reference and recipe book that supplements the brief "getting started" guide that came in the box with my Nesco FD-75PR 700-Watt Food Dehydrator.

The book begins with a clear, easy-to-understand chapter that explains how drying works, how to tell when food is dry enough, how to store dried food properly, and when to rehydrate food. It also includes general troubleshooting tips.

Next, the book has useful charts that tell you how to handle dehydration for specific herbs (e.g., cilantro, mint, parsley), fruits (e.g., cherries, citrus fruits, peaches, pineapple), and vegetables (e.g., asparagus, radishes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes). For each type of produce, the authors discuss preparation (peel, cut into quarters, etc.), drying (how to arrange on trays, what temperature to use), time (hours required for drying), doneness test (e.g., plums should feel dry and leathery), and tips (e.g., blue or Italian plums give the nicest texture). The book has similar charts for beans, tofu, grains, and dairy products. It also includes a chapter on methods for dehydrating meat, poultry, and fish.

The bulk of the book has recipes for cooking "at home" and "on the trail" with dehydrated foods. These recipes are interesting to me, even though I intend to use my dehydrator mostly for fixing fruit snacks, beef jerky, and dried herbs. Should I end up with too many dried peach slices, for example, I can use them to make "Warm Peaches With Ginger". Also, there are a couple of sections of full-color photographs of selected prepared recipes--these, of course, are more or less obligatory in any food book that calls itself a "bible".

The last part of the book briefly discusses other uses for a dehydrator, including making cat and dog treats, crafts items (e.g., Christmas ornaments), and gifts (e.g., soup mix, herb teas). I like this book a lot--it's a useful, encyclopedic kitchen reference to be kept right next to my dehydrator.

5.0 out of 5 stars The only book you need!, by Dagwood
We ordered several books on the subject to use with our new Excalibur(best dehydrator out there) and the Dehydrator Bible is the only one we use... easy to read, well organised, and has recipes that are actually good (including treats for our dogs which is worth the book alone). The book is also easy to use as reference when you just want to dehydrate certain foods and need to look up the directions, yet is quite thorough on the basics of dehydrating. The only book you'll need!

The Disease Delusion

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The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life

By Dr Jeffrey S. Bland
Hardcover, 422pages
Publication date: 5 June 2014

For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we’re masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path of further illness.

In The Disease Delusion, Dr. Bland explains what Functional Medicine is and what it can do for you. While advances in modern science have nearly doubled our lifespans in only four generations, our quality of life has not reached its full potential. Outlining the reasons why we suffer chronic diseases from asthma and diabetes to obesity, arthritis and cancer to a host of other ailments, Dr. Bland offers achievable, science-based solutions that can alleviate these common conditions and offers a roadmap for a lifetime of wellness.

Reviews

“The godfather of functional medicine elegantly explains the core tools to overcome the chronic ailments of modern society.”
-- Mehmet Oz, M.D.

“Dr. Bland’s book should be a textbook in medical schools all over the world. I wish I had found it while I was in medical school myself.”
-- Alejandro Junger, MD, Founder of the Clean Program

“What the personal computer revolution did for old-fashioned mainframe computing—empowering us all—is what functional medicine is doing for healthcare; and if there is a Steve Jobs of functional medicine, it is Jeffrey Bland—visionary, innovative, and perennially two steps ahead.”
-- Dale E. Bredesen, MD, Augustus Rose Professor, Director, Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, Director, Neurodegenerative Disease Research David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA

“Filled with solid science, fascinating medical detective stories, and practical tips, this powerful book can save your life.”
-- Daniel G. Amen, MD, Founder, Amen Clinics and New York Times bestselling author

Customer Reviews

Must read for anyone living inside a human body by Alejandro Junger
I had been to medical school for 8 years, done 6 years of postgraduate training and had practiced as a cardiologist for another 8 years before I discovered the teachings of Jeffrey Bland. My medical practice was transformed in such a profound way that not only allowed me to get way better results with my patients ( with way less medications ) but also to enjoy doing it.
Now anyone can learn these concepts and practices through this new book, which I consider a masterpiece.
Do yourself a huge favor and read this book...

An effective toolkit for reclaiming your health and vitality by Terry L. Wahls
I am a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. I discovered Functional Medicine in 2007 and used the principles described by Dr. Jeff Bland to restore my health and vitality after having six years of steady decline and spending four years in a tilt/recline wheelchair due to secondary progressive MS. I can now walk easily, bike 20 miles with my family and even jog again. Over one hundred years ago, Thomas Edison foretold that, “The physician of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his [or her] patient in a proper diet, the care of the human frame and the cause and prevention of disease”. Sadly physicians are mostly still in love with the latest greatest and priciest drugs and interventions.

We are finally seeing that prophecy come to pass in the work of Dr. Bland and Functional Medicine. With The Disease Delusion you will be introduced to Functional Medicine and how you can finally understand the real root cause of health and of disease, and most importantly what you can do to create health and thereby stabilize and reverse the vast majority of chronic health problems. Your will learn that your environment, every aspect of it, is talking to your genes and creating your state of health or of disease. Your will also learn the tools to begin changing the messages from your environment to your genes to create health and begin the process of restoring vitality. I tell my patients who have suffered for years, often decades, to give me just a month of a functional medicine approach to health and then decide at the end of the month whether to continue the diet and lifestyle changes I recommend on the basis of Functional Medicine. Time and time again I see blood pressures fall, blood sugars normalize, mood stabilize, autoimmune conditions reverse. The need for medications steadily decline. People are able to reduce and eliminate medication after medication as their bodies repair themselves.

This book is life changing. It will give you the tools to understand how to become well once again. Terry Wahls, M.D., author The Wahls Protocol How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine.

The Everything Raw Recipe Book

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By Mike Snyder
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Adams Media (December 18, 2009)

Increased energy. Clear and glowing skin. Decreased risk of cancer.

These are only a few of the benefits reported by people who adopt a raw foods diet; studies have even shown that this diet can slow down the aging process! In this guide, you will find 300 delicious recipes, including:

    Mint-Ginger Pineapple Smoothie
    Thai Green Papaya Salad
    Nori Protein Roll with Pumpkin Seed Butter and Sprouts
    Mock-Tuna Salad Sandwich
    Raw Vegetable ?Lasagna?
    Banana Vanilla Ice Cream with Blueberry Sauce

Eating raw is not only delicious?it?s also fun! The recipes are easy to prepare and take less prep and clean up time than cooked food. It?s perfect for those looking to go completely raw or just incorporate some raw aspects into their diet. You will be absolutely amazed by how great you feel after whipping up these mouthwatering raw gourmet meals!

About the Author
Michael Snyder (Portland, OR) is the president of TheRawDiet.com, and an expert on vegetarian and vegan raw foods nutrition. He has been active in the raw foods community for the past nine years. He has studied with Viktoras Kulvinskas, the founder of the modern raw foods movement and with Gabriel Cousens, one of its best known proponents. As a health coach, Snyder assists clients worldwide in transitioning to raw foods. He provides keynote addresses and presentations, food prep demonstrations, seminars, and teleseminars throughout the Pacific Northwest and across the country.

Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH (San Francisco, CA) is a full-time freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco. She holds a master?s in public health from UC Berkeley. Nancy has coauthored seven books in health and medicine. She is a local chapter board member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and a member of the American Medical Writers Association and the Northern California Science Writers? Association. Nancy has just launched a new website on health, nutrition, and fitness at www.TheFitFoodie.com.

Lorena Novak Bull, RD (Riverside, CA) is a graduate of the Nutrition and Dietetics program at Loma Linda University. She has spent the last fourteen years working as a registered dietitian in public health and has more than twenty-five years of experience with vegetarian, vegan and raw vegan lifestyles. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association.

Customer Reviews

"This book is a worthwhile investment. I have plenty of raw and living food books, but this one is incredibly good. Very user friendly--explains things clearly and in enough detail for newbies yet provides plenty of easy, healthy recipes for those with more experience. I have made at least 4 things from it and I have only had the book for a week. It has no photos, but is one of those rare cook books that is really fine without them. In fact, I don't think photos would add much. The recipes are not complicated but very flavorful. The raw pumpkin butter is delicious, the almond-garlic pate goes great on the Essene bread. There is a nice section on sprouting and fermented foods. I highly recommend this book." Dr. Marion Rollings 

“ By far this book is the easiest to follow, most colourful, and they have great recipes that have turned out exactly as explained. ” Pearl

"I have been dabbling here and there with a rawfood lifestyle and I bought a stack of books to get me started. By far this book is the easiest to follow, most colourful, and they have great recipes that have turned out exactly as explained. I made a great recipe out of this book which I took to two potlucks (raw and a normal meat eater) and a lot of people raved about it. From appetizers to salads, burgers, breads, meals, and desserts this is a great source. Also, one final yet critical thing I like that the authors do is tell you exactly how long and the necessary temperature to have things in the dehydrator which is a common mistake I have discovered many people make in books and on youtube - they leave it out. All in all, this book is an absolute MUST HAVE for a new raw foodie or a seasoned raw foodist. Enjoy."

The Food Dehydrating Bible

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The Food Dehydrating Bible: Grow it. Dry it. Enjoy it!

By Brett L. Markham
Paperback, 160 pages
Publication date: 25 September 2014

Bestselling author of the Mini Farm series, self-sufficiency expert Brett Markham turns his attention to the timeless art of food dehydrating.

An avid food dryer for years, Brett walks you through the simple steps for dehydrating everything from traditional classics like apples and jerky to more unusual fare. Whether you’re following a raw food lifestyle or looking for new ways to make the most of your garden’s produce, this is an inside look at all aspects of dehydrating.

The Food Dehydrating Bible includes:
• Straightforward, easy easy-to to-follow instructions
• Dozens of recipes
• Diagrams
• One hundred color photographs
• And more!

This is a must-have manual for beginners and dehydrating gurus alike!

Reviews

A good basic resource if you are new to dehydrating by Katie 3B
A good basic resource if you are new to dehydrating. I found it helpful to read through before using my dehydrator.

Five Stars by Nancy F.
Great recipes and ideas

The Great Cholesterol Myth

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The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-free Plan That Will

By Ph.D. Jonny Bowden & M.D. Stephen T. Sinatra
Paperback, 288pages
Publication date: 15 November 2012

Heart disease is the #1 killer. However, traditional heart disease protocols--with their emphasis on lowering cholesterol--have it wrong.
This book reveals the real culprits of heart disease, including inflammation, fibrinogen, triglycerides, homocystine, belly fat, and high glycemic levels. Heart disease is the #1 killer. However, traditional heart disease protocols--with their emphasis on lowering cholesterol--have it all wrong. Emerging science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease and that standard prescriptions for lowering it, such as ineffective low-fat/high-carb diets and serious, side-effect-causing statin drugs, obscure the real causes of heart disease. Even doctors at leading institutions have been misled for years based on creative reporting of research results from pharmaceutical companies intent on supporting the $31-billion-a-year cholesterol-lowering drug industry.

The Great Cholesterol Myth reveals the real culprits of heart disease, including: - Inflammation - Fibrinogen - Triglycerides - Homocysteine - Belly fat - Triglyceride to HCL ratios - High glycemic levels Bestselling health authors Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., and Stephen Sinatra, M. D. give readers a 4-part strategy based on the latest studies and clinical findings for effectively preventing, managing, and reversing heart disease, focusing on diet, exercise, supplements, and stress and anger management. Get proven, evidence-based strategies from the experts with The Great Cholesterol Myth.

Reviews

“Anyone skeptical of the notion that there is more to heart disease than ‘cut your fat, take a statin drug’ would be well served by reading this book.”  -William Davis, M.D., best-selling author of Wheat Belly

“How is it that more people are on statin drugs and aggressive pharmaceutical interventions than ever before and yet cardiovascular disease remains one of the most pervasive killers in Western society? The authors present the real causes of heart disease and practical solutions to both preventing and treating it.” - Robb Wolf, best-selling author of The Paleo Solution

“The Great Cholesterol Myth finally sheds light on the true story, why millions are being harmed by statin drugs and how to really prevent heart disease. Everyone with heart disease, on a statin, or with a family history of heart disease must read this book. And if your doctor recommends a statin, read this book first!” - Mark Hyman, M.D., best-selling author of The Blood Sugar Solution
“Doctors Bowden and Sinatra have done us all a great service by busting the cholesterol myth and all the misinformation out there about heart disease. This book is a must-read!” - Christiane Northrup, M.D., best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
 
"The Great Cholesterol Myth, by Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., and Stephen Sinatra, M.D., goes far beyond the standard information and advice for anyone worried about heart disease. The style is breezy and easy to read, but the information is solid and will surprise many readers. A must for anyone who needs to combat heart problems." - Joe Graedon, M.S., and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling authors of The People's Pharmacy
 
 “The simplistic view that dietary and serum cholesterol are the primary causes of heart disease and heart attack is no longer tenable. Doctors Sinatra and Bowden provide all of us with a persuasive, fact-based interpretation and vision of the true role of cholesterol in cardiovascular illnesses.” - Mark Houston M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P., F.A.H.A., F.A.S.H., F.A.C.N., Director, Hypertension Institute, Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN, and author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease
 
“The Great Cholesterol Myth is a remarkable book that will revolutionize the way in which heart disease is prevented, detected, and treated in this country.” - Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S., best-selling author of The Fat Flush Plan

Customer Reviews

Busting Anti-Cholesterol Bias Once and for All by J. Jason Boehm
As a Certified Nutrition Specialist, I sometimes have clients gasp when I recommend they choose eggs over cereal for breakfast or include shrimp in their protein intake. "But... the cholesterol!" they shriek.. Anti-cholesterol bias and misinformation runs rampant, even in this supposedly enlightened era when studies show dietary cholesterol has little to do with blood cholesterol and people are fearlessly eating egg yolks again.

Thankfully we have this wonderful, meticulously researched new book from Dr. Jonny Bowden and Dr. Stephen Sinatra that dispels those myths. Despite the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry and many doctors' determination to put anyone with even slightly elevated cholesterol on statins, the evidence suggests otherwise:
Cholesterol levels do not accurately predict heart attacks.
In fact, half of heart attacks occur to people with normal cholesterol levels.
And half the people with higher cholesterol actually have healthy hearts.

Why aren't we getting this information from the mainstream media, which persist in demonizing cholesterol for heart disease and numerous other health issues? In The Great Cholesterol Myth, Drs. Bowden and Sinatra provide a compelling case to stop fearing cholesterol. They also discuss other culprits your doctor probably isn't telling you about that can contribute to heart disease. They won't leave you hanging. They've also provided a simple yet comprehensive dietary and lifestyle action plan that helps you take the right steps to prevent heart disease. You don't have to succumb to your doctor's well-intended but wildly outdated recommendation to take statins and eat a low-fat diet.

Whether you struggle with high cholesterol or just want to knock the wind out of any so-called expert who argues you should avoid cholesterol, you must read The Great Cholesterol Myth.

Dr. Jonny Bowden Explains Why Lowering Cholesterol With Statins Is Foolish by Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Man
Nationally-known weight loss, nutritional health expert and bestselling author Dr. Jonny Bowden has been providing quality health information for years in a series of bestselling books. But as a big fan of his work, I do believe he has now offered his most significant contribution to date with the release of THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL MYTH. We all know how devastating heart disease has become in recent years which is why people tend to take the cholesterol message so seriously. But Dr. Bowden asks the question, "Why are we treating numbers rather than treating heart disease?" It seems that some simple changes he and his cardiologist co-author Dr. Stephen Sinatra suggest in this book would do a lot more to turn this tidal wave around than the continual push for statin drugs to artificially lower cholesterol--and to what end?

After his publisher wanted him to write a book about lowering cholesterol for improving heart health, Dr. Bowden had to convince them that emerging new lipid science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease. He spent months sharing with them in paper after paper that the standard prescriptions for lowering cholesterol like the outdated high-carb, low-fat diets combined with those dubious statin medications that produce some truly horrific (and under-reported!) side effects are not only ineffective but are actually making heart disease WORSE! Doh!

The medical profession has been duped by the pharmaceutical companies who have made hand-over-fist money to the tune $31 billion annually selling Lipitor, Crestor and all these other so-called cholesterol-lowering drugs. No, it's not a conspiracy theory that made this happen, but it will take some courageous people like Dr. Bowden and Dr. Sinatra to challenge the status quo, ask medical professionals the hard questions about why they obsess over cholesterol numbers, the role statin drug companies have played in perpetuating this lie, how people can truly improve their heart health naturally and so much more. If you've got "high cholesterol" and are worried about what it means to your cardiovascular health, then you need to READ THIS BOOK and see what the authors have to share about it. THIS BOOK COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!

If you or someone you care about is concerned about getting heart disease, then you owe it to yourself to read what Dr. Jonny Bowden and Dr. Stephen Sinatra share in this book..

The Green Foods Bible

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The Green Foods Bible: Everything You Need to Know About Barley Grass, Wheatgrass, Kamut, Chlorella, Spirulina And More

By David Sandoval

Paperback - 189 pages


The Green Foods Bible is a comprehensive read- it covers each and every edible green food, from grasses to algae to both sea and land vegetables. This book is the first to focus on the scientific validation showing green foods heal the body. Learn the Evolution of Green Food; How Chlorophyll could save the world, How to lose excess weight; How to delay the aging process with a living green food diet; how children benefit enormously from living plant foods; what raw foods pack an energetic punch that translates into a more energised, steady and vibrant you and much, much more.

The definitive guide to green superfoods by one of the world’s leading green foods authorities. Sandoval studied under the tutelage of the famous wheatgrass pioneer Ann Wigmore, and ever since, it has been his life’s passion to help people feel better, live longer, and increase their quality of life with the aid of whole foods. Learn how you can increase your energy, boost your overall health and overcome many illnesses with super green foods like barley grass, wheatgrass, kamut, chlorella, spirulina and others.

About the Author
David Sandoval is an internationally-renowned lecturer and authority on whole-food nutrition and disease prevention. His formulations are used by over a hundred organizations, including cancer treatment centers and leading health food companies, and by the leading personalities in the nutrition industry.

The Green Smoothie Bible - 300 Recipes

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By Kristine Miles
Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 240
Width: 140 mm
Height: 215 mm
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 21 February 2012

This is a comprehensive collection of green smoothie recipes that combine super-healthy leafy green vegetables with delicious, antioxidant-rich fruits to create nutritious and delicious smoothies so users can lose weight, improve health, and have beautiful skin. It offers 250 fruit and vegetable drinks for losing weight, detoxing, maximizing energy, and staying healthy. You know a daily diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help fight obesity, diabetes, heart-disease, and even some types of cancer. But do you find the time to eat anywhere near the recommended amount? The inviting recipes in `The Green Smoothie Bible` show you how to combine a myriad of leafy green vegetables and delicious fruit into the most nutritious drinks imaginable - transforming your health while preventing an array of diseases. `The Green Smoothie Bible` offers the fastest, easiest way to get your daily dose - or more - of fruits and vegetables in a quick, pleasing drink.

By blending fruits and vegetables together, green smoothies deliver a bigger punch of healthy nutrients than simple fruit or vegetable juices, and they also add body-cleansing plant fibres. The author presents nutrition facts and scientific evidence showing how each component in their smoothie can offer such benefits as improved skin and hair tone, increased daily energy, and a stronger immune system.

Customer Reviews

I was only interested in the recipes and had to flip through the first half of the book to get to them, but for beginners, that first half offers a lot of information about raw-food eating.

As other readers have mentioned, the recipes are very well organized. You can go according to season, but there are sections for kid-friendly smoothies, dessert smoothies, savory ones and many others; for weight loss, mood, longevity, cellular health, bones and joints etc.

Kristine's Australian raw food friends offer guest recipes, however these require a long list of ingredients and a lot of specific products available through their websites. I haven't bothered with these because the four or five ingredient recipes of Kristine's are more than sufficient.

The back of the book features several informative websites for yet more information and recipes, so you get a lot of value.

The only disappointment is that there is no appendix. I wish ingredients were cross-referenced for easy reference. I'd like to find recipes with what I have on hand or feel like eating, rather than skimming the whole book every time.

Otherwise, in every way, this is a great book".

"This is the tenth green smoothie book I've bought. It's GOT to be my last!

The book opens with with an excellent, easy-to-understand tutorial on everything you need to know about incorporating green smoothies into your diet. This section is not overly long-winded, as in similar books. As might be expected, there is a hard sell towards consuming a high-raw-foods diet. The author discloses her favorite appliance for green smoothies, and it's not one of the two big names in high-speed blenders! She also discusses her favorite brand of superfood, and why.

What I like most about this book is that the author categorizes recipes according to specific benefits. For example, she has some blends meant for enhancing bone health, high-fiber, cardiovascular health, high-antioxidant, low glycemic load, etc. A short introduction to each section explains the author's understanding of said condition which gives rise to how and why the recipes were developed as such. Yes, other authors offer a smoothie for better skin, but it may just be lumped in with other sorts of recipes. There are other types of categories, too, like savory smoothies and dessert smoothies.

Each recipe is meant to render about 1 liter of green smoothie, or two servings. The recipes are way too fruit-heavy for my personal liking. I wouldn't eat that much fruit out of hand. If you're like me and would like to use less fruit, I recommend The Healthy Green Drink Diet: Advice and Recipes to Energize, Alkalize, Lose Weight, and Feel Great I acknowledge that if you're new to green smoothies or want to teach your kids to freak out (and maybe enlighten) their friends, than these recipes would be just the thing!

Most of the recipes have ingredients that are easily found. There is minimal exotica; mostly that green superfood she likes. I also don't believe I can get my hands on a tamarillo. A little bit of maca, yacon syrup, and mesquite powder-very little. If you're not up to using that stuff, you can still get plenty of mileage out of this book.

This book is recommended for beginners switching to a high-raw diet using green smoothies. If you're a veteran at drinking 10-ingredient smoothies from, say, Victoria Boutenko's books, most of these recipes will seem really simplistic. I'd say this book would be of supplemental use, but worthwhile." Linda Vargas VINE™ VOICE

About the Author
Kristine Miles is a health professional with over 15 years' experience. She is passionate about life-long learning, plant based nutrition and living a low toxic lifestyle. Her mission is 'to promote health and wellbeing, through empowering others to lead lives free of chemicals and full of real, delicious food'. Kristine works full time as a physiotherapist in private practice, is a part time cooking demonstrator, and blogger on www.kristinemiles.com and www.greensmoothiecommunity.com. She is happily married and lives on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.

The Hallelujah Diet

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by George Malkmus

Paperback: 381 pages

Experience the Optimal Health You Were Meant to Have

Bibically Based-Scientifically Validated-Personally Evidenced Hallelujah! A diet that finally ties food and health together with common sense. Stressing the healing power of food and how its proper use restores the body to a natural state, this book provides life-changing and life-saving information, recipes,and eating plans that have been proven safe and miraculously successful.

The Healing Power of 8 Sugars: An Amazing Breakthrough in Nutrition, Sciences and Medicine

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The Healing Power of 8 Sugars: An Amazing Breakthrough in Nutrition, Sciences and Medicine

By Dr Allan C Somersall
Paperback, 291pages
Publication date: 1 May 2005

Doctors from different fields combine their varied perspectives and diverse experiences to reveal the increasing weight of clinical evidence for the therapeutic benefits of glyconutrients (the 8-essential sugars the body needs) in a wide range of medical conditions.

Customer Reviews

A Review of The Healing Power of 8 Sugars
, by Jack Kettler (Denver, Colorado)
This review is from: The Healing Power of 8 Sugars: An Amazing Breakthrough in Nutrition, Sciences and Medicine (Paperback)
The Healing Power of 8 Sugars: An Amazing Breakthrough in Nutrition, Sciences and Medicine by Allan C. Somersall (Editor)

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher (1788 - 1860)

This new book, "The Healing Power of 8 Sugars" clearly shows we are entering into the third stage in which the philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer explained that a truth will become accepted as self-evident. In this new book twenty doctors combine their wisdom and explain for their fellow doctors and especially the layman how glyconutrients (natural plant sugars) are utilized by the body in the battle against disease.

"The Healing Power of 8 Sugars" covers many subjects ranging from the use of glyconutrients during pregnancy, to child development issues to sports medicine, inflammation and disease cases. The science of glyconutrients is very technical, yet these doctors do a remarkable job of bringing the science down to a lay level without neglecting the concerns and issues that will appeal to the medical and scientific audience as well. According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Review, February 2003, "If you don't have glycosylation, you don't have life." Significantly, this book unlocks the mysteries of glycosylation (the adding of a polysaccharide (chain of sugars) to a polypeptide (chain of amino acids) in order to make a glycoprotein) and how glyconutrients are vital for this process.

As I read each chapter I would often think "that is the best yet." That is, until I started working my way through the next chapter. This book is absolutely remarkable and I predict it will become a nutritional best seller and one of the most important books of the year on nutrition. Maybe the most important of any year. There is a reason why The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which produces the highly respected MIT Review, released their February, 2003 issue entitled, "10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World!"

These doctors have put this "emerging technology" in front of the public in an easy to read work showing how glyconutrients will change the face of health care forever in the area of nutritional science. Moreover, this book will surely impact the exploding field of Glycobiology, which is the study of how sugars impact living systems. And finally, with this work, the term "glyconutrients" has entered into the public lexicon.
Enjoy, this book is a gold mine of cutting edge nutritional knowledge.

For Anyone Interested in Health or Inquiring about Glycobiology, by ddfris (USA)
As an instructor and researcher in the field of health, I have read every book I can get my hands on covering the amazing topic of glycobiology. Many are very excellent -- "Sugars That Heal" and "Miracle Sugars" for example -- but this one is my favorites! It includes the expert writing of 20 doctors in each of their own perspective specialties. It is fascinating to learn of the ways that glyconutrients are improving lives in regards to so many various aspects of health -- immune function, cardiovascular health, dental health, during pregnancy, in childbirth, for babies, for those with cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, back pain, the list goes on and on.

While other books also address these various topics, this book is especially effective in getting to the heart of the critic reading. These are doctors with prestigious degrees and medical backgrounds -- some who have practiced at the top rated hospitals in the U.S. for over 50 years! And they are the ones who have come to realize that glyconutrients, above all, allow the body to heal and repair itself.

A truly remarkable book that I have shared chapters out of for all my friends (and skeptical physicians!) An easy, straightforward read and clear picture of how glycobiology pertains to you!

Too Good To Be True?, by Peter Kenney (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
THE HEALING POWER OF 8 SUGARS is a collection of essays about the new science of glyconutrients written by an eclectic group of health professionals. The claims of health benefits due to the addition of glyconutrients as food supplements are impressive.The authors suggest their use will be most beneficial when used in conjunction with medications and treatments prescribed by medical doctors.

There are separate chapters on the effects of glyconutrients on the immune system,infectious diseases,pregnancy,cholesterol,cardiovascular disease,cancer,chronic disease,arthritis,sports injuries,dental health,natural healing and aging. Are the claims too good to be true? We will find out in due time. Meanwhile, anybody interested in achieving better health will probably benefit from reading this book.The most interesting chapter, in my opinion, is the one written by Dr. Rayburne Goen, a retired cardiologist who began taking glyconutrients seven years ago at age 85 when he suffered from numerous ailments including arthritis, high blood pressure and prostate cancer. His personal testimony is inspirational - to say the least.

Excellent reading, by Janine (New Zealand)
This is the best book I have read on subject of glyconutrients, written by 20 different doctors from their clinical use of glyconutrients and the results that have had with many different types of clients. This book would convince the skeptics about the health benefits of glyconutrients. This book is a must to read!

The Honeymoon Effect

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The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth

By  Bruce H. Lipton
Paperback, 216 pages
Publication Date: 1 April 2014

The Honeymoon Effect: A state of bliss, passion, energy and health resulting from a huge love. Your life is so beautiful that you can't wait to get up to start a new day and you thank the Universe that you are alive. In his new book, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, Bruce H. Lipton, PhD, asks readers to think back on the most spectacular love affair of their lives. It was a time when they were exuberantly healthy, when they were overflowing with energy, when they were loving their lives so much they couldn't wait to bound out of bed in the morning to experience more. It was the 'Honeymoon Effect' that was to last forever. Lipton explains that this 'Honeymoon Effect' was not a chance event but a personal creation. Just as important, he explains why honeymoons are so often short lived. This book describes how readers manifested the Honeymoon Effect and the reasons they lost it in their lives. That knowledge empowers them to create the honeymoon again, this time in a way that ensures a happily-ever-after relationship that even a Hollywood producer would love. With authority, eloquence and an easy-to-read style, Lipton covers the influence of quantum physics (good vibrations), biochemistry (love potions), and psychology (the conscious and subconscious minds) in creating and sustaining juicy loving relationships. He also asserts that if we use the 50 trillion cells that live harmoniously in every human body as a model, we can create not just honeymoon relationships for two, but also a 'super organism' called humanity that can heal our planet.

Reviews

“A truly remarkable achievement . . . a lifetime of joy all delivered in one concise manuscript. I’ve read it twice, and I loved every minute I spent with it. One of my favorite reads ever.” —Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

“Bruce Lipton has written the single best book on love—both personal and planetary—that I’ve ever read. And I’ve read a lot of them! I know Bruce and his beloved Margaret up close and personal. Their relationship is joyful, nurturing, creative, and contagious. They live in Heaven on Earth and so can you. Bruce uses the principles of the New Science he champions to enlighten, explain, and encourage us all to embody the love that we’ve always wanted.” —Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., biologist, psychologist, and best-selling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

“The Honeymoon Effect brings the magic of loving relationships right down to a cellular level and teaches us how to create them for ourselves.” —Christiane Northrup, M.D., OB/GYN physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

“If you’ve ever wondered why an exciting, new relationship loses its magic and shine, you’ll want to read this book. By understanding the science behind how we relate to others, and learning the strategies to successfully connect in the best possible way, The Honeymoon Effect is sure to bring the luster and life back to the relationships that matter most.”
—Cheryl Richardson, author of You Can Create an Exceptional Life, The Art of Extreme Self-Care, The Unmistakable Touch of Grace, Stand Up for Your Life, Life Makeovers, and Take Time for Your Life

“What a pleasure to read Bruce’s entertaining romp through the science of loving relationships! Bruce makes it clear that couples can learn a lot from the quantum physics, biochemistry, and psychology that promote conscious, loving relationships. Great reading for anyone who wants to bring a loving relationship into his or her life—or maintain one that already exists.” —Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author of The Big Leap and (with Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks) Conscious Loving

“The Honeymoon Effect is a must-read for every couple striving to create love and trust in their relationship. Bruce’s readable explanation of the science behind the magic of love is engaging, inspiring, and, most of all, enlightening!”
—Arielle Ford, author of Wabi Sabi Love

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Honeymoon for Life
, by Doug Parks (Las Vegas)
I have to admit I am a Bruce Lipton fan of the first order. I believe you will be also after you absorb Bruce's beautiful dance between Science and Experience. "The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth" is a handbook on relationships, based on the science of the mind body connection, what Bruce calls "The New Biology". Oh what a different life this would have been if I had grasped this understanding in my youth!

Bruce, better than any one else I have ever known, makes Science seem like common sense, and allows us to see ourselves with a dose of self directed humor. Apparently it is important to understand the four minds involved in every couple. Who Knew? You will read this book again and again, just for the smiles and deeper insights. Yes, Heaven on Earth is possible. It starts with understanding and grows with practice.

I know I am a better partner today, even though I am happy and single!

5.0 out of 5 stars Lipton is a genius!, by Joyful Being
I am still reading the book, just really felt moved to post a review now. I am loving Bruce Lipton's style of writing. I can sense his twinkling eyes and bright smile, as I read about scientific principles that used to put me to sleep. Most Quantum Physics books have been so dry and frankly, since they were so left brained, I usually could not read very far. He has an amazing style in combining mind and heart while delivering his message.

His writing is so personal, I feel like I'm sitting in his living room as he revels me/us with his tales. He is genuine and I am learning so much!

Perfect book that does marry science and Spirit, Heaven on Earth.

5.0 out of 5 stars With great appreciation and delight, by Gordon Dveirin, Ed.D.
At first glance, it is surprising to find the term "science" in the otherwise rhapsodic title of Bruce Lipton's new book. That is, until one realizes that the rightful place for this brilliantly imaginative scientist and author is among the "metaphysical" poets of the 17th century English renaissance like John Donne. What they have in common in their appeal to us is a peculiarly witty way of using metaphor that unites thought and feeling, the "metaphysical conceit" that "links two apparently unrelated fields or subjects in an unusual and surprising conjunction of ideas." Donne, for example, famously compared himself as lover to the travelling arm of a compass, always with his eye on the woman who stood fixed at the center of his regard even as he moved around her, and to that same arm leaning ever more closely toward her the further his distance from her increased.

With even greater precision, Dr. Lipton likens the ideal love relationship he now experiences with his life partner, Margaret, to atoms of "noble gases" so perfectly balanced around their own nuclear centers, so complete in themselves, that they bond only when luminously excited by photons that reach them like epiphanies from beams of light and carry them beyond themselves into one another's ecstatic embrace. Drawn to one another not by codependent need (a deficiency of electrons at the outer ring) but rather by their intersecting surplus outflows of photon radiance, they not only excite one another but amplify one another's light, potentially to laser intensity.

No one reading such a comparison--"my love is like a noble gas"--would accuse Bruce of sentimentality. And yet that's the point. As T.S. Eliot observed at the beginning of the modern era, what our culture now suffers from is a "dissociation of sensibility," the separation of thought and feeling. As a consequence, thought has degenerated into cold abstraction and feeling into mere sentimentality. Bruce Lipton's genius is his ability to heal this split, to make astute scientific observation and the insights it yields about our human condition juicy. He puts his magnifying glass on eros, the life force itself, so we can see it working at microscopic levels, attracting all that lives into ever expanding bonds of fruitful interconnectedness, reciprocity, and creative emergence. And then he zooms us to where this force manifests as conscious human love and offers us the hopeful evolutionary prospect of a conscious planetary community, an authentic global "we" in which the fully individuated uniqueness of the participants is never lost, but the significance of each is vastly increased in the synergistic embrace of an ever-widening and harmonious wholeness that is the future we can choose--heaven on earth. Gordon Dveirin, Ed.D., Boulder, Colorado

The Juice Fasting Bible

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The Juice Fasting Bible: Discover the Power of an All-juice Diet to Restore Good Health, Lose Weight and Increase Vitality

By Sandra Cabot, M.D.
Paperback, 260pages
Publication date: 1 October 2007

CLEANSE THE HEALTHY WAY!

In today’s world, it is vital to detox! And there is no better way than by doing a juice fast. Fresh juices are bursting with healthy ingredients: antioxidants, vitamins, natural antibiotics, beneficial nutrients, anti-inflammatories, and even enzymes that vastly improve digestion and flush the intestinal tract.
The Juice Fasting Bible helps you harness the natural rejuvenating power of juices to improve your quality of life, enhance fitness, provide extra energy and even lengthen your lifespan. It shows how you can turn your love of juice into something wonderful for your body.

The Juice Fasting Bible guides you step by step through the entire cleansing process:
•Finding the Best Fruits and Vegetables
•Choosing the Right Fast
•Handling the Fast with Ease
•Enjoying Glorious Juice Recipes
•Ending Your Fast Properly

Customer Reviews

Nice Introduction To Juicing, by BrainDoc (Eugene, OR)
I purchased a number of books on juicing after watching the movie "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead". I chose to read this book first because it was written by a physician. I managed to read it over the course of two days and I wasn't disappointed in the content. I found this book to be succinct and informative without being too flakey. The author has great information about what each of the fruits and vegetables will do with respect to health benefits. And she has a number of juice combinations listed in the book to choose from. I will go back to this book from time to time as a reference book. Overall, highly recommended for the beginner.

5.0 out of 5 stars Fasting, by Seeker93 (USA)
Good book for reviewing reasons to fast including health benefits and side effects. Good recipes to follow, and if you are not going to juice, just eat the ingrediants in the recipes: carrots, apples, oranges, ginger, spinach. All great foods for your body. Good reference book.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!!!, by C. El "Ellisbooks" (Evansville, IN)
I purchase this book because I wanted to know more about fasting and the health benefits from fasting. An excellent book and I got a lot of helpful information out of the book.

5.0 out of 5 stars Feel healthy again!, by Kat
After a series of weddings and summer holidays of which there was an excessive amount of alcohol and junk food I need to reset my system. While I was not able to do complete juice fasts I was able to integrate 1 meal replacement a day for about a week with the juices and I really feel a lot better. Also it is very difficult for me to loose or gain weight. A few weeks of integrating the juice recipes into my diet helped me loose a few vanity pounds as well as make me feel clean and healthy in general. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in creating juices for specific health concerns or for just general well being.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great info for me as a beginner in juice fasting, by ALW
So much valuable info on fasting by juice for first time faster. It also has several juice recipes which includes the health benefits for them. It also has a few examples of one, two, three, and seven day juice fasts with also explaining how to go on longer fasts.

The Longevity Project

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The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study

By Howard S Friedman & Leslie R Martin
Paperback, 248 pages
Publication Date: 28 February 2012

For years we have been told to obsessively monitor when we're angry, what we eat, how much we worry, and how often we go to the gym. So why isn't everyone healthy? Drawing from the most extensive study of long life ever conducted, The Longevity Project busts many long- held myths, revealing how:

-- Many of those who worked the hardest actually lived the longest
-- Getting married is not a magic ticket to good health
-- It's not the happy-go-lucky who thrive-it's the prudent and persistent

With self-tests that illuminate your own best paths to longer life, this book changes the conversation about what it really takes to achieve a long, healthy life.

Reviews

"An extraordinary eighty-year study has led to some unexpected discoveries about long life."
-O, The Oprah Magazine

In this illuminating addition to the burgeoning bookshelf on longevity, UC-Riverside health researchers Friedman and Martin draw on an eight-decade-long Stanford University study of 1,500 people to find surprising lessons about who lives a long, healthy life and why. The authors learned, for example, that people don't die simply from working long hours or from stress, that marriage is no golden ticket to old age, and the happy-all-the-time types may peter out before the serious plodders. If there's a secret to old age, the authors find, it's living conscientiously and bringing forethought, planning, and perseverance to one's professional and personal life. Individual life stories show how different people find the right balance in different ways, depending on their personalities and social situations. Lively despite the huge volume of material from 80 years of study, and packed with eye-opening self-assessment tests, this book says there's no magic pill, but does offer a generous dose of hope: even if life deals you a less than perfect hand, you're not doomed to an early demise if you live with purpose and make connections with the people around you. (Mar.) From Publishers Weekly

"Provocative. An absorbing and invaluable read." — The Wall Street Journal

"I recommend you read the book." — Katherine Bouton, The New York Times

"A remarkable achievement with surprising conclusions." — Andrew Weil, M.D.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Unable to put it down, by Gerry Weitz (San Diego, CA)
I was not able to put down this fascinating book that caused me to page back through my own life, looking for past lifestyles and situations that could have dramatically shortened my life. I took so many risks, some of which were very unnecessary. After reading the book I have even more appreciation for my wife, who has helped me settle down into a very responsible lifestyle that is very gratifying and hopefully, as predicted by the authors will also lead to a long life.

It is rare that I read a book cover to cover as I am very busy with my business. But this book I got very personally involved with. Though written by someone with a strong academic background, he wrote it so that a working guy like myself could enjoy it. It is a great book to share with your friends and open up discussion about lifestyle choices and the wisdom or lack of wisdom around those choices. I also believe it may cause people in the health professions to rethink the combination of life skills and attributes for a better life. Educators should put the findings of this book to use restructuring programs based on skills associated with steadiness, responsibility and moderation.

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing study that illuminates the scientific endeavor for the lay reader!, by tasha r howe (arcata, ca USA)
Even though this book does shed light on some interesting myth busters regarding health and well-being, I found the most fascinating part the detective story inside the landmark 80-year study. The authors do a great job of making behavioral science exciting for the non-scientist. You wanted to know how they eliminated one explanation, formed a new hypothesis, tested it, and then refined their explanations for various contributors to death, such as trauma, stress, and neuroticism. The self-assessments were fun and help the reader assess his/her own journey to health. The case studies were great illustrations of main points, and it was fun to read about some really famous people who started out as 12 year old genius kids identified by their teachers as having great potential. Then Dr. Terman pulls them out of their classroom and starts picking their brains for another quarter century. Another impressive aspect of the science is how Friedman, Martin, and a slew of graduate students and colleagues validated half-century old measures on newer samples of people. The statistical archaeology was fascinating! While the final stop is predictable (find your bliss and follow it with conscientiousness and perseverance, and be sure to build social ties along the way), the journey is one you enjoy going on. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the evolution of scientific thinking, history, health science, and critical thinking regarding popular myths.

5.0 out of 5 stars Loaded with bombshells, though confirms some of what we already know, by Susan Schenck
The book relates the observations from a long term study of San Francisco gifted students done by Dr. Lewis Terman. It analyzes the major factors found to be relevant, including personality, prudence and persistence, friendliness, happiness, parental divorce, catastrophic thinking, exercise, careers and success, gender, and trauma such as from war. Each chapter contains a test for the reader to discover how he or she rates in the category.

Many of the results were astounding and dispel myths we have about what leads to longevity. For example, the idea that being married correlates with a longer life is much more complex than the surface statement. Men who divorced were thought to live shorter lives not just because they didn't have a wife to take care of them. Divorced men were often found to be less conscientious. And men who were mildly worried and hence conscientious were found to live long regardless of their marital status. So there is, for many of the factors, an external (ex: married or not) as well as an internal (ex: conscientious or not) factor.

Some of the bombshells include: cheerful and optimistic children were LESS likely to live to an old age than their more staid and sober counterparts; being conscientious is one of the major factors in longevity; worrying and stress can actually be GOOD for your health; in interviewing older men, not a single one ever spoke the word DEATH in reference to his own demise; parental divorce often leads to shorter lives; pets don't increase your lifespan; and, as a former teacher, I found this most shocking of all: Kids who go into school at an early age aren't necessary getting a head start--sometimes they develop low self esteem because they are behind their peer, and can have difficulty the rest of their lives!

And of course, not all longevity wisdom had been a myth. The study also confirmed things we already knew, such as having friends you can talk to about feelings will increase your lifespan. Interestingly, however, the size of the social network seems to be more important than the quality of friendships. Also, helping others will make you live longer.

This was a very interesting book and I read it cover-to-cover without reading other books at the same time--it was that engaging! It's relevance is across the board for everyone.

The Miracle of MSM: The Natural Solution for Pain

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The Miracle of MSM: The Natural Solution for Pain

By Stanley W.M.D. Jacob
Paperback, 25-pages
Publication date: 1 January 2000

The definitive book on the amazing pain reliever MSM - by the pioneer doctor who discovered its effects and benefits

MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, is the first safe, natural, side-effect-free remedy for many types of pain and inflammatory conditions. In this authoritative look at MSM, Drs. Stanley Jacob and Ronald Lawrence reveal how to tap into the benefits of this amazing "miracle" compound. Experienced in the successful treatment of thousands of patients for pain, they explain how to take MSM--how much, when, with what foods, and in what form--to relieve pain in its many varieties, including:

Degenerative arthritis
Chronic back pain
Chronic headache
Muscle pain
Fibromyalgia
Tendintis and bursitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
TMJ
Post-traumatic pain and inflammation
Allergies
and more

"Here is something natural, a supplement that appears to be safe and is helping many people. Why shouldn't you be one of them?"-- William Regelson, M.D., coauthor of The Melatonin Miracle

About the Authors:

Stanley W. Jacob, M.D., is director of the DMSO Clinic and professor of surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.

Neurologist Ronald M. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., is a founding member of the International Association for the Study of Pain and the American Association for the Study of Headaches.

Health writer Martin Zucker has written extensively on natural healing, nutrition, fitness, and alternative medicine for more than twenty years. 

Customer Reviews

MSM is truly a miracle for pain relief! by A Customer
Dr. Jacob and Dr. Lawrence have provided laymen with a resource that is easy to understand and full of information about our body's processes. I am a 55 year old female suffering from severe osteoarthritis pain from a ski-related injury 15 years ago. I was considering having surgery to alleviate the pain, but heard about MSM from a friend, and then found this book which gave me the facts I needed. After only one week of taking the crystals (5 grams per day), my pain was almost eliminated. I have continued taking MSM for two months now, increased to 8 grams per day with 1500mg of glucosamine sulfate daily, and have reduced my use of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) to 1 per day from 3. I hope to completely eliminate the NSAID soon. My range of motion has improved so much that I am able to ride my horse in the mountains, climb stairs, jog, etc., all without pain! Thanks for the miracle!

Best book on MSM by far ... by Beth Jennings
This title by Drs. Jacob and Lawrence is by far the best word on MSM (along with product manufacturers dmso2.com etc).
I, also, prefer the hardback version of this book. It is out of print but I found that it is still available at the distributor (msmsupplement.com as mentioned by someone in another review).

I hope that there is a new, updated version of this book on the horizon, because I know that MSM is helping so many people with a variety of problems (e.g. Arthritis, Allergies, Energy, Joint and Muscle & Nerve Pain, Skin Conditions ...). I even give it to my dogs and cats now!
By the way, Dr. Lawrence (on of the authors) is the doctor of the famous actor James Coburn. Mr. Coburn now attributes his recovery from crippling arthritis pain to benefits derived from MSM.

This Is One To Believe by "earl7pearl"
These two MDs have a total of some 90 years in practice and have used MSM for their patients, themselves and their families including their children, for over 20 years. This book is really a compilation of their successes, improvements and yes, they admit about 70% improvement and about 30% of no improvement. BUT, those that did not improve, were no worse off than they were before. I appreciate their honesty and they have a section that affirms or denies some claims that have been made. This is believeable. I am experiencing about a 75% improvement in my prior discomfort.

I Love MSM by Patricia Miley
MSM is wonderful for me. I have taken MSM for nearly 2 years now (off and on). I would quit taking it, just to see what would happen. It wouldn't take long before my pain and stiffness would return to my knees. I wouldn't want to go through life without MSM. I am able to go through life without pain in my knees when I take MSM on a regular schedule. I have had no problems taking MSM and I take 12,000 mg. a day. I use a powder MSM that I put in my water, which also encourages me to drink the water I need daily. I even use a MSM soap and lotion for my skin. It has helped my skin alot. I can't say enough good things about MSM. This is the first book I bought about MSM and would recommend it to anyone. I've also read many other papers and articles on MSM, plus I've read alot on the internet about MSM. In fact I've bought this book to give to other people. I am always telling the wonders of MSM to people. I wish you well and happy health.

Definitely worth reading by A Customer
What I liked best about this book was its honesty. It says MSM is a miracle for some, while for others it does nothing at all. MSM is recommended for rheumatoid arthritis, which I have, and I find it does not help with pain or inflammation. But it does give me more energy. And as side benefits, my hair grows incredibly fast and my allergy symptoms are not as severe.

The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water

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The Definitive Guide to the World's Healthiest Substance
 
By Bob McCauley

Paperback, 151 pages

In this compelling book, Bob McCauley clearly explains what Ionized Water is, how it is made, what properties it posesses, and how these properties can positively impact your health. Discover for yourself why the author calls ionized water a powerful antioxidant, an effective alkalizing and hydrating agent, a detoxifier, and "one of the greatest health advances in human history!"
  
AUTHOR INFORMATION
Bob McCauley. was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder in 2000 and Achieving Great Health in 2005. He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health.
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
Chapter One: The Water That Becomes Everything
Chapter Two: Water—Where Life Begins
Chapter Three: What Kind of Water
Chapter Four: The Characteristics of Ionized Water
Chapter Five: Acid Ionized Water
Summary
Appendix1: Comparison Between Waters
Appendix 2: The Use and Function of Water Ionizers
Appendix 3: Top Ten Reasons Never To Consume Carbonated Soft Drinks
Appendix 4: Top Ten Reasons We Need To Drink Water
Appendix 5: Scientific Studies of the Effects of Ionized Water
Appendix 6: Testimonials
Glossary of Terms
Index
 

The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living

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The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living

By Mark Boyle
Paperback, 224pages
Publication Date: 2011, reprinted 2013

Imagine living for an entire year without money. Former businessman Mark Boyle did just that and here is his extraordinary and compelling story. How do friends and family react? What do you eat? How do you wash? Mark Boyle finds out the hard way and explores the troubling consequences of our obsession with money. Encountering cuttlefish toothpaste, seasonal foods, paper made out of mushrooms, and compost toilets, Boyle puts the fun into frugality and will inspire you to question what really matters in life.

Reviews

"The fascinating story of an important social experiment, told with humility, insight and great humor. Mark is a brave and big-hearted character whose example is an invitation to all of us to change the way we live – not just because we should, but also because we might enjoy it. Essential" Chris Cleave, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Little Bee

"Intriguing. It makes several very important points. A powerful look not so much into the past as into the future." Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy: Economics as if the World Mattered

Customer Reviews

Environmentally concerned and witty as well., by ChristineEllenNYC
I was seeking a book on environmentalism and in particular a more first-person perspective on it, only without the sentiment and Romantic sensibility. I love Thoreau, and he has plenty of sparkling cobwebs for our appreciation, but he also reflects on dead mules, bean fields, and ice bubbles. The wide-ranging mind focused on environment is the draw. I tried very many books, including the much-loved "12 by 12." For my tastes, there were simply too many sparkling cobwebs, perhaps too few dead mules and ice bubbles. I might be a cynic. More likely, I grew up on a rural farm, and although I appreciate the glory of sunlight on snow, I also know that when your heat comes from a small Franklin stove, you're not all about the glitter. You're even willing to singe a nightgown to get a spot by the stove.

I wanted something other than Romantic reflection on nature. I tried the "witty" books "farewell my Subaru" (witty, but maybe wearingly witty?) and "up a creek without a paddle" (a home in Hawaii with all the amenities is off the grid, really?). This book by Boyle was my final selection, and I highly recommend it. He offers a coherent theory for his economic and environmental practices, has a witty voice (my favorite being his "personal ad" for dating while moneyless), and combines both in wonderful sidebars that explain in detail how to make your own paper and ink from common plants (he knows that you are unlikely to do this). Finally, the free cycling movement about which he educates readers really has had an impact, as he shows in his final page listing websites for freecycling, skillsharing, and freegan activities in most major cities. Even though the freegan lifestyle is unlikely to become a mass movement, Boyle's self-deprecating, detailed, clear, and compelling case study is a great read with long-lasting benefits.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Quick Read by Matt M.
This book can provide a great deal of information for anyone at any level of trying to change their lives to become more self sustainable. The author provides dozens of links to websites and other references, and also offers a riveting tale of the hardships of living for a full year without spending a single cent.

5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and life changing book, by PPS076 (UK)
I decided to buy this book because I was in a crippling financial position at the time and needed all the help that I could get.

I was drawn in to the book from the onset and couldn't put it down. The book is well written and the information is structured in such a way that enables you to absorb a significant amount of information quickly with minimal effort. I read the book in two days.

The book activated a wide range of emotions in me throughout and it made me want to experience his journey for myself.

I viewed the world in a different way after I read it and I felt very guilty about some of the life choices that I have made throughout my life. I have now made many positive changes to my life since reading the book which has benefited me, the local community and the environment.

If you are thinking about buying this book in order to save money and are expecting to see a list of 1,001 money saving tips you will be disappointed although there are a number of areas in the book that will save you money if implemented effectively (i highlighted the money saving sections as I read through the book which is much easier than having to read it again and search for them).

Summary: A thoroughly enjoyable and life changing book that will change the way you view the world

5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing escapism from consumer society, by Sarah
Living in this consumerist society it is refreshing to have Mark's insightful and inspiring account of his time living without money. I was both impressed by his commitment to live by his values, but also by the down to earth non-judgemental way he went about it - there was no sense of a 'holier than thou' attitude, rather the book was humourous and self-deprecating as it told of his numerous adventures living without money. I'd highly recommend this book - it is unique and will broaden the mind as to what is possible.

The MSM Miracle

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The MSM Miracle

By Earl Mindell
Paperback, 48pages
Publication date: 1 November 1998

This title deals with organic sulfur - a powerful nutrient often overlooked.

Customer Reviews

Loving MSM!, by Coregon "Coregon" (OR, USA)
This really isn't a review on the book, but rather on the supplement MSM. I have taken many supplements off and on throughout my life, but MSM is the supplement I get the most benefits from and is my favorite. I have taken it every single day without fail for the last 21 years. It's a keeper and I wouldn't be without it. It helps me with joint and muscle pain and has given me complete relief from a lifetime of summer pollen allergies. Also my hair and nails grow fast while I'm taking this and my skin looks youthful. I suggest you NOT take this supplement in the evening. It gives you energy and will keep you awake all night. Also it is recommended you take Vitamin C with MSM to get the most benefits from it (or drink citrus juice with it). If you have trouble swallowing pills, know that MSM is usually in a large capsule, but it is sold in powder form and is virtually tasteless when added to juice or water. I put the powder in my dogs' water bowl for skin and joint issues. I've only named a few benefits of MSM. I recommend you read this book, you will be amazed at what one supplement can do! I'm planning to order this book for family and friends to read, since they are tired of hearing ME rave about MSM :) I have other books by Earl Mindell, and know this one will be good too.

5.0 out of 5 stars The MSM Miracle, by barbara k
I have been taking MSM for a while and I wanted to get more information as to how it works and why it works.. I am definately impressed with the content of the book. thank you for making it available to me and others wanting to learn more about their health needs...b. kenyon
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5.0 out of 5 stars MSM MIRACLE BOOKLET, by Monica Smith
Purchased this booklet for more information on MSM, especially MSM crystal products that I have heard so many good things about.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent purchase, by Nana
This is a very imformative book. I believe the information changed my life. I want to thank Dr. Lawrence and Dr. Jacob for their research on MSM and for publishing their findings.

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good information, by Victoria Hammond "bossmare" (Novato, California)
Information is still very valid, I need the stuff, or I am so stove up, with broken back, and hardware, now half removed, that I cannot even think. Asthma and allergies get handled by MSM, so I recommend this information to anyone.

The Naked CEO

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The Naked CEO: The Truth You Need to Build a Big Life

By Alex Malley
Paperback, 256 pages
Publication date: 20 October 2014

The Naked CEO's guide to achieving your dream, starting now.

From suspended schoolboy to disruptive CEO, Alex Malley, The Naked CEO, has led a life rich in successes and mistakes. Through it all he has learned a lot about what it takes to successfully build not only a big career, but also a big life.

Gain insights from a successful CEO who's lived a big life. Be inspired by his unabashed real-life stories. Learn how to dream big and have the courage to pursue your passions and be willing to fail in that quest. Take the practical tips and apply them to your own career.

Whether you're a student, jobseeker, professional, new to the workforce or just stuck in a rut, this book is your guide through the hurdles of the career journey to a big life. As a father of seven, Alex knows that this is the perfect book for parents or mentors looking to inspire the next generation.

Career-readiness is a skill that people need. It can be learned the hard way, after years on the job and many potentially serious missteps, or it can be learned ahead of time by listening to those who have been there. The Naked CEO helps graduates, jobseekers, and professionals learn the lessons and limit their mistakes.

Learn how to:
    Become a leader
    Successfully stand out and get noticed
    Harness the power of being yourself
    Network and create a profile
    Establish rapport with colleagues and turn around an under-performing team
    Get organised, spot opportunities, and learn how to say no
    Set priorities, build confidence, learn how to delegate, and more

The Naked CEO is the truth you need to build a big life.

Reviews

Alex Malley brings great enthusiasm, experience and wisdom to the crucial task of understanding what it takes to be the best possible you. An invaluable handbook for anyone seeking to acquire the secrets of all round success.
--The Honourable Richard Alston

Life's journey is different for every one of us, and clearly Alex has made an extraordinary journey that will help so many people realise that energy and determination are every bit as important as paper qualifications.
--Lord Jeffrey Archer, author

Intellect and skill alone will not make you a real leaders. The best leaders that I have observed build relationships through a set of principles which mobilises and unleashes the competencies of those around you, as Alex Malley illustrates in this book. If you get that right then you have a chance to succeed.
--Don Argus AO, FCPA, Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia Advisory Board

The Naked CEO is an inspirational how-to guide for young people looking to get ahead in business and in life. It's a practical and motivational toolkit that I believe gives our next generation every opportunity for success. I look forward to seeing how these young entrepreneurs change our world for the better.
--Mark Bouris, Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road and host of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia

I have experienced great success and great failure in my professional life. If you have never known failure you can never really know success and this book will help you understand how to make the most of your failures.
--John Brogden AM, CEO, Financial Services Council, and Chairman, Lifeline Australia

The book has a number of hints, tips and real-life situations and stories that provide the DNA for successful leadership and management.
--Bernie Brookes, CEO and Managing Director, Myer

The lessons of leadership in this book are invaluable and inspirational. Dreams can come true so dream big and don't give up. This is a must read for anyone who aspires to be a leader. I loved it.
--Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, journalist, author and businesswoman

And many more...

Customer Reviews

Mentor on your pocket
, by Julie
This book is a great pocket mentor valuable advice with lots of case studies.

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, by Amelia Malley
Great read!

Solid foundations and good practical advice., by zawilski
The book covers all the basics and offers real-world insights. I enjoyed Alex's candid commentary on his own career - both the highs and lows as well as learnings along the way.

4.0 out of 5 stars Naked and No Longer Afraid, by spsanders (USA)
The business and life basics we needed to know when joining the real world.

The Natural Way To Vibrant Health

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By Dr N W Walker

Dr Walker explains in detail how processed foods destroy our health and shorten our lives, how firmness of body needs to be accompanied by mental soundness and character…then one’s entire being might possess ‘Vibrant Health’.

The One Minute Cure - The secret to Healing Virtually All Diseases

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By Madison Cavanaugh

Paperback: 116 pages

The One-Minute Cure reveals a remarkable, scientifically proven natural therapy that creates an environment within the body where disease cannot thrive, thus enabilng the body to cure itself of disease. Over 6,100 articles in European scientific literature have attested to the effectiveness of this safe, inexpensive and powerful healing modality, and has been administered by an estimated 15,000 European doctors, naturopaths and homeopaths to more than 10 million patients in the past 70 years to successfully treat practically every known disease -- including but not limited to cancer, AIDS, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease. hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, herpes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and asthma.

Reviews:

The One-Minute Cure contains thoroughly researched material that indeed offers compelling evidence of a veritable cure-all for all diseases. Unlike other self-proclaimed 'cures' promoted by others in the name of profiteering, the author clearly has no other agenda than to bring this hope of healing to every man, woman and child who's in need of it. ---- Cheryl Jeter, Alternative Frontier Newsletter

I've never been this impressed with any health breakthrough that has surfaced in the natural health arena in the last few decades. The One-Minute Cure, which is validated by volumes of irrefutable scientific evidence, may quite possibly be the panacea that we've all been looking for. I believe it's the definitive answer to the cause, prevention and cure of a great many diseases that plague the world today. --Mark Chancellor, Medical Journalist, Los Angeles, California

The pH Miracle

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by Dr. Robert O. Young & Shelley Redford Young.
From AOL Time Warner Books
354 pages
Forward to this book written by:Jane Clayson Co-anchor for "The Early Show"

Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health

This straightforward and exceptional guide presents the basic steps needed to regain excellent health. Also offered are 150 simple and delicious recipes to make a transition diet all that easier. Your health depends on an alkaline environment created by eating foods such as tomatoes, avocados and green vegetables together with smaller portions of mildly acidic foods in an optimum 80/20 balance. Such an approach has been proven to be of life-changing benefit no matter what is your age, gender, or state of health.

The pH Miracle is not just another viewpoint on what is healthy living. Instead it is a major work showing why it is critical that we alkalize our bodies and how you can begin to achieve this.

The revolutionary, proven diet program empowers readers to take control of their health . Forget counting calories, fat grams, and cholesterol. Forget blood pressure, blood sugar, and hormone levels. The single most important health measurement is the pH level in the blood. THE pH MIRACLE unlocks the surprisingly crucial role pH balance plays in weight loss. For example, if the blood becomes overly acidic from eating too much of the wrong foods--wheat, meat, and cheese - it can lead to weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more. The Youngs' proven program explains which foods to eat, which to avoid, and which supplements can help on the way towards optimal health and weight loss. In just weeks, readers will find they have more energy and will have shed pounds and inches. Also sprinkled throughout the book are short testimonials of people who were able to reverse cancer, improve their digestion, and lower their cholesterol by following these recommendations.

Chapter 1

    A new day is dawning. A day of truly holistic health, vitality, and well-being. A time of energizing our very cells, maximizing the life force of our bodies. An era of naturally lean and strong physiques! The pH Miracle is your key to letting that light into your life. It first helps you understand the revolutionary science I (Rob) call The New Biology, then explains the practical ways to change your diet and unleash the full power of your body to heal itself.

    In truth, the light came over the horizon more than a hundred years ago. But the radical work of some great pioneering scientists has been overlooked by a mainstream medical model so deeply involved with its own myths that it was blind to larger truths. Until now. Now we're going to peel off the blinders and look at an entirely new model of human health—and disease. Working from decades of exhaustive research - my own as well as the work of those early (ignored) pioneers — we'll discover the basic pathways to illness and wellness. You'll get the science, of course, but also the practical applications that will allow you to put the science to work for you.

     It's all about balance. The universe operates by keeping opposites in balance, and the universe contained within your body is no exception. When imbalance occurs, we get the signs of disease: low energy, fatigue, poor digestion, excess weight, foggy thinking, aches and pains, as well as major disorders. The pH Miracle is about reclaiming balance (health): energy, mental clarity, smooth operation of all body systems, clear, bright eyes and skin, and a lean, trim body. With the program in this book, all that will be yours within weeks.

     All you have to do is take a look around you to see that most people with our modern lifestyles are suffering from imbalance. They are obese. Tired. Prematurely aging. Perhaps you are too. Chances are at least one person you love is suffering from one of the top three killers in the United States — heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. When I ask the audience at one of my lectures how many of them have a family member with one of these big bad three, 70 to 80 percent raise their hands. In fact, half of us will die from heart disease or diabetes. A third will die from cancer.

     If you're like most people in our culture, at this point you're thinking, Well, you have to die of something. We've forgotten that it is natural to die — and to live — healthy! In fact, it is your birthright to live healthy, right up until the day you die. Making that vision a reality is the great gift of this program. And believe me, it has nothing to do with mapping the human genome, cutting-edge medical technologies, or even more powerful — and dangerous — pharmaceuticals. The good news is, the answer is much, much simpler than all that. And available right here and now. Today.

    The obvious clue is right there in the top three killers (cancer, heart disease, and diabetes). All are directly linked to diet. In fact, eight of the top ten causes of death in America today are (not to mention that diet is obviously the cause of the obesity of 60 percent of Americans). Eating the proper foods and getting the best nutrients, in balance, will help you avoid all that—along with the misery and poor quality of life that so often precede death, sometimes by decades. The simple secrets to finding the right combinations are what The pH Miracle is all about.

    Even mainstream medicine agrees: "Foods contain nutrients essential for normal metabolic function, and when problems arise, they result from imbalances in nutrient intake and from harmful interaction with other factors. For ... adult Americans who do not smoke and do not drink excessively, one personal choice seems to influence long-term health prospects more than any other — What We Eat" (from the 1988 "Surgeon General's Report on Health and Nutrition": Emphasis added).

    Since that landmark report from C. Everett Koop (and even before, depending on the circles you run in), Americans have been following one diet craze after another not only in an attempt to drop the excess baggage most of us are carrying around but also as a way to find our way back to good health. The result? We (as a country) are fatter than ever. And we're certainly no healthier.

    The problem is that while diet is the key not only to slimness but also to overall health and well-being, it has to be a diet that properly balances our body chemistry. But each and every one of the diets Americans have tried—including not just the "average American diet" but also such supposedly healthful regimens as low-fat diets, the food pyramid, and vegetarianism — create wildly imbalanced body chemistry. Even if one way of eating does get rid of extra pounds (usually temporarily) or lower cholesterol levels or lessen digestive trouble for some people, it does not fulfill the promise of simple good health. We're so used to our modern medical machinery, in fact, that good health seems anything but simple. I'm here to tell you: It is simple.

    Forget cholesterol counts. Forget calories and fat grams. Forget blood pressure, blood sugar, hormone levels, or any of the other markers of health you're used to at the doctor's office. It turns out that the single measurement most important to your health is the pH of your blood and tissues—how acidic or alkaline it is. Different areas of the body have different ideal pH levels, but blood pH is the most telling of all. Just as your body temperature is rigidly regulated, the blood must be kept in a very narrow pH range—mildly basic or alkaline. The body will go to great lengths to preserve that, including wreaking havoc on other tissues or systems.

    The pH level of our internal fluids affects every cell in our bodies. The entire metabolic process depends on an alkaline environment. Chronic over acidity corrodes body tissue, and if left unchecked will interrupt all cellular activities and functions, from the beating of your heart to the neural firing of your brain. In other words, over acidity interferes with life itself. It is (as we'll see in more detail in the next chapter) at the root of all sickness and disease.

    If that's not enough to get you interested in balancing your body pH naturally, nondestructively, keep this in mind: Over acidity is also what's keeping you fat (more about that later).

    The goal, then — and what this program allows you to do — is to create the proper alkaline balance within your body. The way to do that is by eating the proper balance of alkaline and acid foods. That means 80 percent of your diet must be alkalizing foods, like green vegetables. (That percentage will go down somewhat once you've successfully rebalanced yourself.) That leaves much smaller portions of acid foods (such as meat and grains) on our plates. In addition, carefully chosen, high-quality supplements will help you achieve and maintain pH balance. You'll learn more about all this in detail in later chapters.

    That's it. That's all there is to it. Get at least three-quarters of your plate covered with alkalizing food, use the supplements as explained in The pH Miracle, and you'll be good to go.

    The following chapters get into the details of why, and the remainder of the book shows you specifically what and how. You'll get the benefit of my own exhaustive research and the work of the great minds that have gone this road before me, and you'll also get Shelley's real-life, practical expertise in how to make all this happen for you.

    Bottom line: This program will bring you increased quality and quantity of life. I guarantee you'll see immediate improvement. Your energy will increase, you'll find new mental clarity and powers of concentration, you'll build strength and stamina, and you'll lose excess body fat while increasing muscle mass. You'll have bright eyes and clear skin. You'll look better. You'll improve your athletic performance. Your entire body will function more efficiently. Whatever health challenges you've been facing will improve and most likely evaporate altogether. In short, you'll regain all the effortless energy and wellness you thought was lost with your childhood. With the healing, wholeness, and rejuvenation that this program brings, you'll experience, possibly for the first time in your life, vibrant personal health.

    Over and over again, we've witnessed joy, relief, and renewed peace of mind in those who have turned a serious or chronic illness around, those who lost weight they had been battling for years, those whose cholesterol levels dropped, skin cleared up, itching stopped, energy returned. I've seen people who no longer required insulin injections for their diabetes. People whose aches and pains disappeared. Even people who had been diagnosed with cancer whose tumors vanished and who were pronounced cancer free. We hear frequently from people who haven't been able to work for months or years who are returning to work, people whose allergies are letting up, people whose infections clear. People who are well, whole, and energetic again. People like Sharon and her husband. I'll let her tell their story:

    I was up to a record 192 pounds. I was depressed and tired and had attempted almost every diet known to humankind. I would lose weight and then gain it right back when I returned to my old eating habits. I became more and more discouraged. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired—and fat! I knew it was time to make some major lifestyle changes.

    So, once again I stepped onto the diet roller coaster by going to a local weight loss organization. It worked for the first few months. I lost thirty-two pounds, traded in my diet sodas for water, and started to exercise. I thought I might really have the problem licked this time.

    At this same time, my husband applied for a life insurance policy. The findings of the company's physical exam scared us to death. His cholesterol was practically off the charts at 340. He had fatty growths in his shoulder. He was at his heaviest ever, too: 227 pounds. For someone who is five-nine, that's quite a load to carry around. The report made him out to be a walking time bomb. An accident waiting to happen. Just like me, he realized he needed to make some serious changes. But he was confused about what and how.

    Before he could take action, we moved into a new house and went on a vacation. I went back to my old eating habits, stopped exercising, and regained twenty of the thirty-two pounds I had lost. When things settled down again and we realized we had to take action, that's when The pH Miracle came into our lives.

    We shared the same first thought: How on earth could we change our lifestyle so drastically? And the same second thought: We had to try. That night we committed to the program—and immediately headed over to a favorite local restaurant to pig out on our last barbecued pork ribs and mud pie. The next morning we changed our diets— and changed our lives. We've never looked back.

    My husband's cholesterol dropped to 242 in six weeks, and is now under 200. He had been experiencing arthritis in the hips and had been thinking about surgery. But the pain has disappeared! For the first time in my life, I'm not depressed. I'm no longer a compulsive eater; no longer do I eat until I get sick—and then eat some more. I'm not a slave to my addiction to sugar and breads. Now the foods I crave are avocados and soybeans. We both would still like to lose a few more pounds, but we don't worry about it anymore. We know our bodies will reach an optimum weight. And we'll never regain it because we no longer crave the foods that made us sick, tired, and fat in the first place.

    It turns out the weight loss is almost a side benefit. What we've really gotten out of this is feeling better. Our minds and bodies are stronger. We no longer feel sick and tired all the time. Even our relationship has benefited. We have a more fulfilling life. We can more fully enjoy the best things in life—mainly, our kids.

    Speaking of our kids, we are now gradually working them into the program, too. They've been raised on fast food and pizza, candy bars and soda pop. And they've been addicted to sugar, bread, and meat—and been tired, obese, and depressed as a result, just like so much of their generation. Who would have thought they would ever be drinking green vegetable juice for breakfast? We feed them healthy meals, and they take supplements as well. They still have some sugar now and then, but we know this is not an overnight process. The whole family is headed in the right direction.

    Robert Louis Stevenson wrote: "There will come a time when we will sit down to the banquet of our consequences."
    We were. And we are. I like this way much better.

    Besides the huge volume of tales like this one — which I'll share more of throughout the book — I've seen the scientific proof of such transformation with my own eyes, though nothing is more persuasive than the radical changes in people's everyday lives. I've observed thousands of blood samples, including pH levels, from people all over the world, and seen the transformation that occurs — right down to the individual cells—when people change the way they eat.

    HOW WE CAME TO EAT THIS WAY

    All this healing occurs because people are willing to take responsibility for their own health and make the necessary changes. That was a mission Shelley and I were on for ourselves starting over twenty years ago. But it took quite a while to realize that what seemed in popular thought to be optimal was still leaving us tired, seemingly prone to every passing cold, and just not able to get the very best out of life. Eventually, through trial and error—experimenting on ourselves—we developed The pH Miracle program, and found, finally, the way to get fully, permanently, holistically healthy-physically prepared to live life to its fullest.

    We had always been active, and on the lookout for ways to improve our health. By 1980, we were on what we thought was an ideal strictly vegetarian regime-mostly complex carbohydrates, along with some simple carbs (sugars), proteins, and fats. We were conforming to what seemed to be the best possible nutrition for our bodies and raised our children this way.

    We ate the best of all foods sold in our favorite health food stores. Yet still we felt that afternoon fatigue. Our athletic endurance seemed to have plateaued, and we weren't getting any further improvements. We didn't have the strength and stamina we wanted. We were slowly but surely getting one common sign of aging after another. And it all seemed to be getting worse as we grew older.

    What we didn't know then was what havoc all this was wreaking on our body chemistry, how it dangerously acidified our bodies, inviting all the disastrous consequences explained in upcoming chapters. Thank goodness the whole family had stayed generally healthy, but with what we know now we can see we were lucky. We were setting ourselves up for a lot of potential trouble.

    It took a long time to realize what was going on—and what we could do about it. When we did figure it all out, what a dramatic difference! For one thing, though neither of us was overweight to begin with, we both shed pounds. I lost about twenty pounds — and four inches around my waist. Shelley dropped about fifteen pounds, and is now the same size she was in high school (nine). More important, we felt much better. Not only that, but I also could see astounding changes in our blood, including the pH levels. One good thing about the roughly fourteen-year journey we went through in developing this program was that it gave me time to come to some new (to me) laboratory techniques with which I could chart our progress (which I'll describe more fully later in the book).

    Since we were essentially healthy to start out with, I was eager to test the effects of the dietary changes we were making on people facing serious health challenges, such as diabetes, cancer, obesity, heart disease, lupus, gout, and arthritis. Sure enough, in my studies I could see the same sweeping improvements in their blood. They all reported feeling better and losing weight. And in many cases, even the dire conditions healed or disappeared! Witnessing these amazing results, I knew we'd stumbled upon more than a way of eating that just happened to be right for us and our family. We'd found something we wanted to share.

    We've been fully on The pH Miracle diet for more than five years now, and there's no doubt in our minds: We'll never go back. We've gained too much we'd never want to give up. Even as we get older, we keep feeling better. And we know we're protecting ourselves from the ravages of the diseases that claim so many of our fellow Americans. We've found a way to ensure that we'll be there for each other, for our work, and most of all, for our children, over the long haul. And able to truly enjoy every minute of it.

    Good health should be second nature to us, but for many people it seems very difficult to maintain. The pH Miracle changes that forever. It will empower you to regain what is rightfully yours, encourage you to take responsibility for your own well-being, and restore the great gift of wellness to you.

    I know, there are lots of formulas out there for getting well. And many of them have good track records and positive reputations. Often, that's because they deal partially (perhaps unknowingly) with what you're going to learn here. Also, you can get a lot better without getting completely well, so you might think the job is done without ever reaping the greatest rewards. Once you experience the full, vibrant wellness that comes with this basic change to your diet, you'll know just how tremendous the difference can be. So we invite you to begin this journey and experience the results for yourself. Awaken to the light of a new day!

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The Raw Family: A True Story of Awakening

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By Victoria, Igor, Sergei and Valya Boutenko

New Edition! Has 33 recipes, more pictures, nice pocket-size format.

An inspiring story of a family that became desperately ill with serious diseases, like juvenile diabetes, arrhythmia, asthma and arthritis. By changing their diet radically to a Raw Food diet, all four of them went from desperation and sickness to complete healing and happiness. Written in a very unique format of a family chronological biography. Contains 30 colored pictures and 33 delicious raw food recipes.

The Raw Food Revolution Diet

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By Cherie Soria, Brenda Davis, RD, Vesanto Melina, MS, RD

Paperback: 256 pages
Illustrated edition - May 30, 2008

Discover how a raw foods diet will balance your weight naturally. This collection of recipes for imaginative, delectable, accessible and enticing cuisine is a far cry from a discipline limited to salads and sprouts. You'll be able to enjoy delicious, easy-to-prepare meals without feeling deprived. And you'll experience how raw foods can improve your health and make you feel more alive. Practical tips make it easy to choose the raw diet plan that's right for you with handy menus to get you started. A "How To" section on putting together a raw food diet that is nutritionally sound ensures that you receive the nutrients you need as you achieve your natural weight.

About the main Author
Cherie Soria, acclaimed raw foods chef and instructor, is the founder and director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. She is the author of Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies. Brenda Davis is a registered dietitian, international speaker, and expert in the field of plant-based nutrition and diabetes management. She is the coauthor of The New Becoming Vegetarian, Becoming Vegan, Defeating Diabetes and Dairy-Free and Delicious. Vesanto Melina is a registered dietitian and nutritional consultant on raw, vegan, and vegetarian diets. She is the coauthor of The New Becoming Vegetarian, Becoming Vegan, The Food Allergy Survival Guide and Raising Vegetarian Children.

Reviews

"This is my third raw food cookbook trial, but only the second one I actually want to use. The first was the Raw 50, which didn't capture my attention, the second was Ani's Raw Food Kitchen, which offers simpler recipes that I found some natural appeal in, and now I find myself with this book in my hands, wishing I had discovered something like it many years ago.

I don't think I am uncommon in my foodie ambitions. I want to eat healthier, enjoy good food, and not feel too restricted by any particular diet. I am intrigued by the raw diet, but nowhere near ready to dive in head first. I currently enjoy a salad and a smoothie almost daily, but raw food is still on the lesser half of my diet. It would be great to start incorporating some more raw snacks and the occasional raw meal, but it seems many raw cookbooks are filled with (numerous) sales pitches for the raw diet and time-consuming recipes instead of practical guides and easy recipes that will safely appeal to newbie taste buds.

The Raw Food Revolution does start by explaining the health benefits of the raw diet, especially from a weight loss perspective. Yet, the book moves on to explain how to get the nutrients you need, the types of food and equipment you will use, and starter menus. All in all, the introduction is 100 pages, and well worth every sentence. Then, the recipes begin .

The recipes are very unintimidating and any potential questions that a newbie or veteran may have about an ingredient or process are addressed right then and there. But, what I found most fascinating about this cookbook is that it truly isn't focused on being 100% raw. The authors encourage and even aid readers in easing into the raw food diet by offering "almost raw" techniques and emphasizing that it isn't essential to demand that every single ingredient is raw, particularly when first starting out. For this reason, the recipes are not surprisingly a bit more appealing from both a taste and preparation perspective.

I just recently received the book, but have already ear-marked at least thirty recipes that I want to trial. On the tops of that list are the Mangoes in Lemon-Ginger Sauce, Basic Nut Cheese, Apples and Walnuts on Baby Greens w/ Poppy Seed Dressing, Broccoli with Bon Bon Sauce (I do love broccoli!), Figgie Nutins' and Carob-Banana Pudding. I immediately made the Banana Endurance Drink, which according to the author balances potassium-rich bananas and sodium-rich celery (yeah, celery, but I decided to chance it) to replenish electrolytes and energize muscles. I added a generous dash of nutmeg to my servings, which I think rounded this tasty, yet simple beverage out nicely!

Though many raw cookbooks claim it is okay to gradually become raw, their recipes, tips, and pitches take on 'all or nothing' or nothing air. It was refreshing to discover this nutrition-first cookbook which I am sure will actually help this avid home baker to increase her raw food intake (at least a bit) rather than running in the other direction to a pile of fresh-from-the-oven cookies."

Alisa Fleming, author, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook, www.godairyfree.org

"Cherie Soria, Brenda Davis, and Vesanto Melina are highly professional people in the plant-based food field and know as much as anyone about this topic. If you want to consider really getting healthy and staying healthy, this a very good place to start."

T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University, author, The China Study

"The Raw Food Revolution Diet is a smart and prophetic contribution to the most important dietary trend in the 21st century. The authors' acute and stirring presentation is fueled by the science that supports this common-sense approach."

Brian Clement, PhD, Director, Hippocrates Health Institute, author, Hippocrates LifeForce

"Whether you want to follow a totally raw diet or just add more raw food to your daily intake, this book provides sound fundamentals to get you started and delicious recipes to keep you inspired."

Joel Fuhrman, MD, author, Eat For Health

"The Raw Food Revolution Diet is brought to you by a trinity of authorities on human nutrition: Cherie, Vesanto, and Brenda. They've written the perfect book for your health, the health of the planet, and the health of the animals. Read, eat, and enjoy the rest of your life."

Howard Lyman, LLD, author, Mad Cowboy

The Raw Gourmet

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By Nomi Shannon.

From Biblical times to now-the fastest growing nutrition and health movement in the world.

Finally, a healthy book designed for the busy consumer who seeks good nutrition but is unable to make tremendous sacrifices in time and budget to obtain it. The Raw Gourmet, a full-color beautifully executed and comprehensive food book contains recipes that bring us the tastes we crave and the live enzymes we need to survive on this planet in this millennium.

Filled with source information and recipes for all occasions from simple to gourmet, this complete book is all the novice or experienced raw fooder or vegan will ever need on their kitchen bookshelf. The flavors of raw cuisine will bring your taste buds to attention with recipes like apple pie, yam pie, nori rolls, stuffed mushrooms, spinach mousse, many vegetable and salad recipes plus dressings, soups, dips, entrees and more. The Raw Gourmet goes giant steps further than anything else you have read in showing how to prepare food for ourselves and our loved ones in less time than conventional cooking with flame.

Whether you'd simply like to add more fruit and vegetabe servings to your daily life, or want to change your lifestyle in a more dramatic way - this book is for you.

    * Learn about nutrition as prevention against disease
    * Combat aging and restore vigor
    * Effortlessly obtain 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day
    * Balance your weight easily and naturally
    * Enjoy delicious food that is naturally high in fiber
    * Learn everything you need to know about a raw food kitchen
    * Know what simple items to have on hand to create meals in 15 minutes or less
    * Enjoy extravagant and healthy desserts
    * Includes a three week cleanse menu plan, properly food combined recipes and more..

"Foods that are fun and foods that heal were once thought of as incompatible. Within these pages lives a tapestry of delectable, healthful recipes which will eradicate any former notion that you may have had. Nomi's heart,as well as the experience that she gained here at the Hippocrates Health Institute, really come through in this easy to follow, step-by-step book for better living." - from the foreword by Brian Clement, author of Living Foods for Optimum Health, and director of Hippocrates Health Institute.

The Raw Transformation - Energising Your Life With Living Foods

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By Wendy Rudell

Paperback, 20.3cm x 25.5cm, 296 colour pages
     
This visually lively gourmet raw food recipe book provides all the information you need for increasing your health and well-being through a raw foods diet. The recipes will motivate anyone who wants to have more energy, vitality, and abundant health without feeling deprived of their former cuisine. In addition, the book introduces readers to the ways that we can transform our physical bodies and our consciousness through a combination of living foods, yoga, meditation, breath work, and much more.

The first third of the book introduces raw cuisine, giving information on nutrition and the benefits of adopting this lifestyle. It connects raw food to other modalities, to enable the whole process of physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation.

The next two thirds of the book features over 300 raw food recipes that are surprisingly diverse and easy to make. These recipes include entrees such as Indian Vegetable Curry and Pad Thai, desserts such as Banana Coconut Cream Pie, and a wide variety of salads, breads, crackers, side dishes, shakes, smoothies, soups, dressings, marinades, dips, and much more. Unlike many natural foods recipe books, this one uses only familiar, easy-to-find ingredients.

The book ends with a list of sources for blenders, juicers, kitchen gadgets, organic and specialty foods, as well as health retreat centers. It also includes a glossary and recommended reading list.

About the Author
Wendy Rudell has spent the last 35 years living a very healthy lifestyle and pursuing her interest in all the healing arts. After working as head chef of a large vegetarian restaurant in British Columbia, Canada, and attaining a teaching degree, she became a coordinator and instructor for a Pritikin program in Maui that focused on reducing the effects of degenerative diseases. From 1984 to 1990, she owned and operated a raw food product manufacturing and distributing company on the the island Kauai.

Returning to the continent, Rudell attained a teacher training degree in Hatha yoga from the Vancouver Yoga Institute and later studied Ashtanga yoga for three years. She graduated from the Arica Institute as a trainer, and became a licensed massage therapist and practiced in Hawaii for 12 years. She also worked as a qualified colon therapist, gourmet raw food chef, and yoga instructor at the Tassa Hanalei Retreat Center on Kauai for 3 years.

At the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego, California, Rudell implemented a complete program of lifestyle changes designed to teach guests how to live a raw foods lifestyle when they returned home. This included teaching gourmet raw food cuisine, theory and application, breath work, yoga, meditation, and nutrition. Rudell currently lives in Cabo San Lucas, where she provides a similar program at a health resort, integrating bio energetic medicine with the other modalities.

Rudell has developed Transform 2000, a process of awakening the mind/body/spirit and transforming our consciousness. (Visit the website at www.Transform2000.com.) She recently purchased 750 acres of land in the Cabo area to develop into a conscious community based on a raw food lifestyle and high spiritual values.

The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Cookbook

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The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Cookbook: Juice, Smoothie, and Plant-Powered Recipes Inspired by the Hit Documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

By Joe Cross
Paperback, 256 pages
Publication Date: 26 August 2014

Whether it's your first Reboot, or your fourteenth, or you just want to eat healthy and feel energized, "The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Cookbook" is full of inspiration. Use the recipes in this book as a substitute for recipes in Joe's Reboot plans. Or these are just great recipes to have on hand to combine with your favorite healthy grains or meat, or to enjoy on their own! "Before I started juicing, I was overweight and taking medication to treat an autoimmune disease. By drinking only fresh vegetable and fruit juices while making my film, "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead," I lost the weight, got of the medication and began to feel better than ever! To keep healthy and happy today, I drink lots of juice and eat a balanced diet centered around fruits and vegetables. My recipes will help you feel great, too!" - Joe Cross

Reviews

''Joe Cross has spread the message of better health through better nutrition the world over. By sharing more of his healthy recipes, he is encouraging people to consume more micronutrient rich produce, with disease-fighting and anti-cancer benefits.'' -- Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

''Joe's Reboot cookbook is a total inspiration! The fun, easy recipes will help anyone, even families with picky eaters, get more healing, yummy foods into their body. Follow the plan, make a few changes, and you'll feel better in no time!'' -- Alexandra Jamieson, co-creator Super Size Me, Author, Women, Food and Desire

''This is what we've all been waiting for: Joe Cross's take on what to eat when we're not juicing! The dishes are as delectable as they are healthful, and these sophisticated results come from blissfully simple recipes. Plus, Joe regales us with more juicing wisdom, too - it doesn't get better than this.'' -- --Victoria Moran, author of Main Street Vegan

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Joe changed my life with juicing, by J. Cox
Bought this book the first day it came out. I juice fast many times a year and it has great recipes for that. What is really helpful is the cookbook part so when you are done with a juice fast you have recipes of what to eat to maintain being healthy. This year I have lost 30 pounds and kept it off.

5.0 out of 5 stars We feel great and plan to do 2 more weeks, by Amazon Customer
My wife and I are doing the juice diet and I have lost 15 lbs in two weeks. She's lost 13 lbs. We feel great and plan to do 2 more weeks . This book is a must have if you plan to do this.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book., by Larry (San Antonio, Texas)
This is the most successful health and diet plan I have done so far. Great book.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great plan, great recipes, by Vicki Michalski (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Great plan, great recipes, and you can also sign up to get more recipes through email. Book is simple to follow.

The Relationship Cure

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The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide for Building Better Connections with Family, Friends and Lovers

By John M. Gottman
Paperback, 336pages
Publication date: 1 August 2002

A groundbreaking, practical program for transforming troubled relationships into positive ones

“This is the best book on relationships I have ever read. . . . John Gottman has decoded the subtle secrets that can either enrich or destroy the quality of our ties with others.” Daniel B. Wile, Ph.D., author of After the Fight: Using Your Disagreements to Build a Stronger Relationship

“John Gottman is our leading explorer of the inner world of relationships. In The Relationship Cure, he has found gold once again.”William J. Doherty, Ph.D., author of Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart

“When he says his five steps will help you build better connections with the people you care about, you know that they have been demonstrated to work.” E. Mavis Heatherington, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Virginia

From the country’s foremost relationship expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. John M. Gottman comes a powerful, simple five-step program, based on twenty years of innovative research, for greatly improving all of the relationships in your life—with spouses and lovers, children, siblings, and even your colleagues at work. In The Relationship Cure, Dr. Gottman:

* Reveals the key elements of healthy relationships, emphasizing the importance of what he calls “emotional connection”
* Introduces the powerful new concept of the emotional “bid,” the fundamental unit of emotional connection
* Provides remarkably empowering tools for improving the way you bid for emotional connection and how you respond to others’ bids

Reviews

 "John Gottman is our leading explorer of the inner world of relationships. In The Relationship Cure, he has found gold once again. This book shows how the simplest, nearly invisible gestures of care and attention hold the key to successful relationships with those we love and work with."
-- William J. Doherty, Ph.D., author of Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart

"This is the best book on relationships I have ever read -- a truly impressive tour-de-force. John Gottman has discovered the Rosetta Stone of relationships. He has decoded the subtle secrets contained in our moment-to-moment communications. By introducing the simple yet amazingly powerful concept of the "bid," he provides a remarkable set of tools for relationship repair. By the middle of the second chapter you're likely to say to yourself, "Oh, so that's what's happening in my relationship with my partner (or colleague, boss, or sister), and now I know what to do about it."
-- Daniel B. Wile, Ph.D.,author of After the Fight: Using Your Disagreements to Build a Stronger Relationship

"The Relationship Cure is another in John Gottman's superb series of books on improving intimate relationships. What distinguishes Gottman's writing from that of other self-help books is that it is based on research findings from his extensive studies. When he says his five steps will help you build better connections with the people you care about, you know that they have been demonstrated to work."
-- E. Mavis Hetherington, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Virginia

"The Relationship Cure is both profound and practical, based on decades of research and clinical experience. The rich array of self-exploration exercises and guidelines offers a life-changing program for creating more rewarding emotional connections with friends, colleagues, and life partners."
-- Shirley P. Glass, ABPP, author of Treating the Trauma of Infidelity

"The Relationship Cure is engaging and imaginative. The deceptively simple but powerful concept of the 'emotional bid' reveals ways in which we can connect with significant others in our lives."
-- Andrew Christensen, Ph.D., coauthor of Reconcilable Differences

"I always expect to learn something from John Gottman, and I have never been disappointed. The Relationship Cure is original, insightful, and immensely helpful. I love the concept of emotional bids. Gottman not only helps the reader recognize how he or she may be short circuiting connection and communication, he gives them very good practical advice, as well as examples of wrong and right ways to deal with even the most aggressive or passive partner interaction."
-- Pepper Schwartz, Profesor of Sociology, the University of Washington, Seattle and author of Everything You Know About Love and Sex is Wrong

From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D., is the cofounder and codirector of the Gottman Institute and the James W. Mifflin Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (Three Rivers Press, 2001).

The Revive Cafe Cookbook

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The Revive Cafe Cookbook: Delicious and Easy Recipes from Auckland's Healthy Food Haven

By Jeremy Dixon
Paperback, 192pages
Publication date: 23 December 2011


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 


 









 

 

 Inside this cookbook you will find 75 great recipes, 5 step-by-step cooking guides and more from the
Revive Cafes that you can cook at home.

Customer Reviews

Favorite cookbooks for a healthy diet by Chris L.
I Love all three of Jeremy's cookbooks and use them in my kitchen 85% of the time now. As a recent convert to gluten free vegan I can eat nearly everything in his books making meal planning super easy. The recipes are tasty, and not too time consuming or complex to use for everyday cooking. The back section in which he gives formulas for adapting your own... salads, wraps, pizzas, etc. suits my husband's non-recipe cooking style easily. Each book is filled with new and tasty recipes. I highly recommend them.

Revive Cafe Cookbook by Chestene
Great Cookbook, bought all 3. Jeremy Dixon is truly blessed on cooking and sharing them with us. If you have not heard of Jeremy, one day you will. I recommend all his cookbooks, easy step by step and great pictures. Thank you Amazon for having his cookbooks and Thank you Jeremy Dixon for sharing your receipes!!! Chestene

Practical, tasty by Gillian Ford
This series of cookbooks is very helpful for those trying to change their life-style to a healthier one. I recommend it highly.

Inspiring, Helpful and Easy to Follow by MeMyselfAndI
Recipes are Very simple but Very tasty. I have been in a cooking rut for awhile now, and a fellow vegetarian turned me onto the Revive Cafe cookbooks. Everything this friend makes is outstanding, and much of it is from, or inspired by, the recipes in the Revive series (she owns all three books and gives them frequently as gifts because they're that good). The end-product is truly restaurant quality flavor. I am eating a raw cabbage salad as i type which is a spin off of one of the recipes in this book and it is delish! I am so happy I got this book. There is a fantastic section in the back that gives you some basic things you can prepare ahead of time and keep on hand to cut down on prep-time for the recipes in the book (like date puree for sweetener and onion relish for cooking, salad dressing, sauces). I highly recommend this book to both the novice and veteran vegetarian cook.

The Secret of Quantum Living

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The Secret of Quantum Living

By Frank J. Kinslow
Paperback, 218pages
Publication date: 7 March 2010

For years people have been waiting for a book that merges the abstract Eastern philosophy of inner peace with the scientific applications of quantum physics. Well, that book has finally arrived! The Secret of Quantum Living is a straightforward guide that offers profound spiritual insights and a practical, easy-to-apply process for healing and harmonious living.

Join Dr. Frank Kinslow on a journey to deep inner peace through what quantum physics calls the “implicate order.” Within the pages of this powerful book, you will learn Dr. Kinslow’s process of Quantum Entrainment® (QE) and discover how to enrich and enliven all areas of your life. You’ll be able to resolve problems or challenges you face by applying QE to your finances, your relationships, your sex life . . . and even your eating, sleeping, and exercising habits. You will also uncover ways to dissolve anger issues, negative thinking, physical pain, and emotional discord. And the great news is that anyone can practice QE! It doesn’t require previous training, and it’s so simple that a child can do it.

The Secret of Quantum Living is fun to read and exciting to apply. You’ll begin seeing results from your very first session. Give it a try . . . you’ll be surprised how quickly the process works for you!

Customer Reviews

By Nicholas Farrugia
Highly readable. This book offers practical advice on most important aspects of our life. It teaches how to be aware of 'awareness' resulting in rising above our 'problems', be it healthwise, relationships, financial etc

Easier and more profound than ever., by Charles Franz
With the help of the knowledge that you will find between the covers of The Secret of Quantum Living, the third book from Frank Kinslow, there's a great chance that your life will be transformed. Not the wild, rollercoaster ride kind of transformation, but a gentle and peaceful kind that brings joy to all parts of life.

I have explored a number of healing techniques and have seen many interesting and pleasing results from all of them. Nothing, however, has impressed med quite as much as the method dr Kinslow has developed. Nausea and sickness getting replaced by a sense of peace, Fibromyalgia pain vanishing in minutes and severe calcification and deformation of a persons back and neck normalising over night, after twelve years of constant pain - a few examples from the past few months. But spectacular healing events aside, the most important part seems to be the sense of peace and wellbeing that comes with the application of this method. I've had the pleasure of meeting mr Kinslow and he seems to emit a sort of strange wellbeing that inspires healing in the people he encounters. Read this book and find out what it's all about. A hint: It's about doing nothing and watching everything getting done for you, leaving you laughing in the process.

Amazing System!!! Can't Say Enough!!!, by Raven "ArtRaven6" (USA)
I am awestruck at how easy this system is, and is by far more effective and powerful than the energy healing work i used to do...and that was awesome!

I was able to master the technique in two evenings of just following the directions in the book. I soon began to help others with it, as the author aptly suggests, and found a lot of feed-back returning to me from people saying that little "miracles" were showing up in their lives, on many levels. I am trying to maintain a list, but it's hard to keep up!

My only criticism is that the way the theory is presented in this book gets way too convoluted. Funny, though, when my mind was just preparing to snap, over it, Dr. Kinslow pretty much wrote not to worry about it, because the tech will work anyway! He also has a video out on YouTube that explains it simply and clearly!

QE, added to two or three other mainstays in my life, let me know that a human can reach full potential in one life-time and make a huge difference in their world, powerfully and pleasurably! Yes there ARE short-cuts in life, and this is one of them! Thank you Dr. Kinslow!

Praise to Frank Kinslow, by Eduardo Homem (Portugal)
Truly, a masterpiece. This book starts you in spiritual practice as you are reading it. Dr. Kinslow explains the most difficult matters in simple words and we, at last, understand those subjects that always were eluding us. It is a book charged with energy. When I reached page 25 I was full of enthusiasm. The exercises are crystal clear explained and very simple to do. Buy this book. It will change your life.

The Sprouting Book

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The Sprouting Book: How to Grow and Use Sprouts to Maximize Your Health and Vitality

By Dr. Ann Wigmore
Paperback, 128pages
Publication date: 22 October 1987

Written for everyone who is interested in good nutrition at a low cost and with great taste, this highly practical and fully illustrated book provides readers with all the information necessary to start and maintain an indoor sprout garden. The book discusses a wide variety of sprouts and sprouting methods, explains the sprouts importance in a healthy diet and presents a wealth of simple and delicious recipes.

Customer Reviews

Sprouting for any level of gardening by A Customer
Terrific! A wonderful book on sprouting for many a skill level. Getting started couldn't be easier, as she provides several methods, along with helpful charts and recipes. Sprouting is a simple way to lead a nutritious lifestyle, and this book details the process quite well. (p.s. - the section on composting is an added bonus!)

Ann Wigmore Rocks by Tangerine
Seriously, she was really a pioneer...and did many great things for others, unselfishly, to promote global healthcare. As to the book, another great Wigmore book with easy, clear and precise ideas one can readily put into motion...and soon be eating delicious sprouts all year long, using her funky recipes. If you're a city-dweller, she also explains how-to for apartment living. Great book to offer to any beginning living-foods vegetarian you may know. Good investment. Reasonable price.

The Sprouting Book by Amazon Customer
Great book - lots of info on all types of sprouts - why to grow sprouts, how to and what to do with them - love the recipes. While i have done some sprouting - this book has certainly expanded my horizons. I've been experimenting with many different kinds of sprouts.

A must have for any health-concious person by Alexandra Hess
Simple, practical, useful - must have for any health-concious person out there. I started growing 3 types of sprouts right away using the jar method without having to purchase any new equipment (just rinsed out a couple of berry jam jars) and now I successfully produce a couple of cups of lentil, fenugreek and sesame sprouts a week.

The Sunfood Diet Success System

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By David Wolfe

Hardcover: 624 pages
Eighth Edition - 1 December 2009

Since its first publication, The Sunfood Diet Success System has been the definitive book on the raw food lifestyle. Now after more than seven years, David Wolfe has rigorously rewritten the entire book, beginning to end, in order to offer the most complete, up-to-date nutrition information possible. No where else will you find the kinds of empowering information and insight that is present on every page of this truly inspiring work.

The Sunfood Diet Success System is a groundbreaking book in the field of raw-food nutrition. The book describes exactly how to adopt, maintain, and stay centered on an 80, 90, or 100% raw-food diet by balancing different types of foods through David Wolfe's innovative Sunfood Triangle. Success is inevitable with day-by-day menu plans, delicious recipes, and the best information available on detoxification, fasting, mineralization and success technology all neatly bundled into one book.

Each chapter is filled with inspiring quotes, facts, and tips. Dozens of beautiful, never-before-seen full-color images have been added to this brand-new edition, including many stunning Kirlian photographs. The Sunfood Diet Success System also includes a comprehensive listing of raw-food restaurants, healing retreats, and organizations. Be prepared for nothing less than total transformation!

Reviews

“David Wolfe, in a beautifully authentic way, plants the awareness of the power of a live-food diet and healthy thinking that is transforming to each individual and to the very planet itself.”
 - Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., author of Conscious Eating and Spiritual Nutrition

“Anyone can benefit from David Wolfe’s knowledge and understanding of raw-food nutrition.”
 - Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power

“This breakthrough book not only demonstrates a profound understanding of Nature’s physical laws of health-building, but also masterfully integrates the under-recognized motivational, mental, and emotional components needed to create overall success in life. A unique contribution to the field and I highly recommend it to all success seekers.”
 - Viktoras Kulvinskas MS, author of Survival Into the 21st Century

“This book advocates a simple, yet profound, plant-based diet that would heal many illnesses, support the growing organic food industry, shut down the abusive animal-farming cartels, and reverse much of the damage humans have done to this planet. It is a wonderful book and receives my highest recommendation.”
 - John McCabe, author of Surgery Electives: what to Know Before the Doctor Operates and Plastic Surgery Hopscotch

The Superfruit Juice Book

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By Louise Elliott
 
For anyone who’s ever wondered what makes one fruit more superior to another, this is the book with all the answers. Proved throughout time and ancient cultures to be health-giving and medicinal, Superfruit treatments are as age-old as they are modern gold!


The coined term ‘Superfruits’ describe fruits with extra-special health benefits, as well as potential therapy for common illnesses and serious conditions, such as cancer and heart disease. Fruits such as Goji, Noni, Pomegranate, Acai and Mangosteen are claimed to have superior nutritional attributes compared to your average fruit in the bowl, but to what extent?


Without over-inflating the promises, author Louise Elliott highlights the philosophy ‘Let the farm be your pharmacy’ in her scientific exposé of natural plant-based medicine, with some grinding facts about the dismal extent of Western health.


Good news though, for those seeking a new lease on life - the drinking of Superfruit Juices can energize your body, repair your cells, prevent illnesses, and give your whole family a vitality edge!

Foreword
 

It’s my aim for you, by reading this book and understanding the hows and why’s of drinking Superfruit juices, that you will seek out and receive the wonderful benefits available and the share this knowledge with your family and friends.

How did the debacle start where wholesome, natural treatments were dismissed for chemical medicines? Why is there a moral division as to who has the right answers: orthodox or alternative medicine? And why can’t two roads meet?


Prior to ‘modern medicine’, mankind had only its natural surroundings to derive healing remedies from – and mostly, people survived! The Medicine Man, the Elders and the grandparents knew the secrets; they had the power to care and people sought their wisdom.


As mankind matured, they learnt how to derive the actual medicinal component from the plants, through concoctions, balms and crude extraction methods Emerging scientists, Doctors and the ‘Amazing Fix-It-All Potion’ caravan entrepreneurs possessed the secrets. They too had power to care, but also the power of ‘share’ – the latter with a price!


Today pharmaceutical companies are very much wealth driven. If a natural therapy or substance is not patentable, then frequently drug companies will contradict its validity – that is, until the medicinal component has been extracted, mimicked, altered, synthesized and reproduced. Then they have the financial interest to begin supporting it.


Unfortunately doctors are targeted by pharmaceutical companies, where a financial incentive or gift is awarded for the prescription of their medicine.  Obviously not all Doctors are so easily romanced, however a prescription for a natural alternative treatment certainly does not have the same multinational power to flatter.


I believe Drug prescriptions can sometimes be replaced by non-drug, natural alternatives. Yet as GP’s have a duty of care to their patients, they will always prescribe what has been approved by their authorities.


As new research emerges, confirming the efficacy of naturally derived, medicinal treatments, it is only a matter of time until patients will have the option for ran alternative therapy, as will doctors have the proof to prescribe.


Currently the public is readdressing the age old wisdom concerning natural plant therapies. As being revealed by modern science, potent healing properties already exist in everyday fruits, vegetables and herbs, and there are extraordinary benefits obtainable from Superfruits too.


In my career as a Health and Fitness Consultant, I quickly changed from merely instructing people to get fit, to actually educating them why they should get healthy. For when clients were simply instructed to “eat this food” or “exercise as shown”, they became disempowered, causing long-term reliance on the trainer.


Once a person understands the value of food and deliberate movement, this informed knowledge becomes a powerful tool to make positive lifelong and self-empowered changes.


It’s my aim for you, by reading this book and understanding the hows and why’s of drinking Superfruit juices, that you will seek out and receive the wonderful benefits available and the share this knowledge with your family and friends.


There are other Superfruits that are not listed in this manuscript, but are currently being tested by science and exposed by cultural application. I’ll endeavour to research them and add the knowledge to further reprints of this book.  But for now, why not get out there with a questioning mind, and… Live informed, be empowered and thrive!


About Louise Elliott
 
Louise Elliott grew up in the Gold Coast hinterland on sprouts-and-Vegemite sandwiches, goat milk and “green” drinks. Apart from tastebud malfunction, she now enjoys coaching others about healthy, holistic lifestyles.


Preferring to address herself as a ‘balanced health-nut with an achievable lifestyle standard’, Louise’s approach to health education is as politically-irreverent as it is wholesome.


With a passion for kids and families, she has developed seminars that tackle health issues in a humorous, easy-to-understand manner. Children love her crazy antics and learning about complex topics, like the Human Immune System, with army hats and tinsel wigs!


Whilst adults are amazed with hilarity how conditions like Osteoporosis can be tackled by ‘banning the toilet’ - who would have thought? University accredited in Science (Human Movement Science), with further tertiary qualifications in exercise and nutrition, Louise writes for Australia’s health magazine, Options, concerning various health topics.

The Thyroid Solution

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The Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health
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Author: Ridha Arem
Paperback, 464 pages
Publication Date: 28 January 2008

It's sometimes called a hidden epidemic: One in ten Americans--more than twenty million people, most of them women--has a thyroid disorder. At any given time, millions of people have an undiagnosed thyroid disorder and experience a chronic mental anguish that almost certainly arises from the very same source. Yet many primary-care doctors still don't recognize the importance of the thyroid in mind-body health--and its especially crucial role in women's well-being. The Thyroid Solution is a must-read for anyone who suffers from a thyroid condition. It's the first mind-body approach to identifying and curing thyroid imbalances. Written by a medical pioneer and leading authority in the field of thyroid research, this groundbreaking book offers Dr. Ridha Arem's practical program for maintaining thyroid health through diet, exercise, and stress control--and through his revolutionary medical plan, which combines two types of hormone treatments with astounding results. Inside you'll discover - The thyroid basics--what it is, where it is, what it does - How thyroid hormones affect the brain and alter mood, emotions, and behavior leading to brain fog, weight gain, loss of libido, infertility, anxiety, and depression - What tests to ask your doctor to give you--and what they mean - The vital connection between stress and thyroid imbalance - The benefits of antioxidants and essential fatty-acid foods and supplements - How to recognize and cure the deep and lingering effects of a thyroid imbalance Filled with remarkable patient histories and interviews that document the dramatic results of Dr. Arem's bold new treatments, The Thyroid Solution now gives you and your doctor the tools you need to live a life with peace of mind . . . and body.

Reviews:

"This book has had a profound impact on the way I think, on how I see patients, and on my perception of the connection between the brain and hormones." --Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D., Ph.D. Author of Awakening Intuition

"At last, a nationally known endocrinologist with impeccable credentials discusses vital issues of thyroid disease and treatment never previously addressed in print. Dr. Arem provides solid explanations for symptoms of hypothyroidism in patients with normal blood levels of thyroid hormones and particularly addresses the needs of women who have thyroid and hormonal disorders." --Gillian Ford Author of Listening to Your Hormones and The Link Between Thyroid and Depression "This book will be of tremendous help to the many people with thyroid disease and residual depressive symptoms. Dr. Arem elegantly addresses the important interplay of thyroidology and psychiatry." --Lauren Marangell, M.D. Baylor College of Medicine

5 out of 5 stars. This book saved my life. By EQ 
After receiving radioactive iodine therapy for hyperthyroidism, I experienced a near-complete emotional and mental breakdown soon after: I could not stop crying; I had vivid, violent nightmares; it was extremely difficult to get up in the morning; I had no control over my emotions, and I picked fights with my boyfriend almost constantly. The "possible slight depression" I was warned about in hypothyroid pamphlets from my doctor was much different than what I was experiencing... In my mind, I was going crazy--and I didn't know what to do. A friend came across this book and it was only then that I realized my symptoms were related to severe hypothyroidism and I went in to see my doctor sooner.

My RAI treatment had taken effect very quickly and my thyroid levels were extremely low, which explained my symptoms. Doctors like to warn you that you may "gain weight," an easy physical symptom, but they do not warn you that you may feel like you are losing your mind.

I have struggled with thyroid disease for 18 years, having a sub-total thyroidectomy in my teens for hyperthyroidism, only to have the disease recur in my early thirties. The endocrinologists I have seen during this time treated me based on my TSH, T3 and T4 levels from blood tests--but they never explained to me the level at which my emotional and mental health depends on the balance of these levels. I realize now how dangerous it is to give patients incomplete information.

This book connects the endocrine system to the whole person: the physical, mental and emotional health, with the physical, mental and emotional everyday life of the patient. Without an understanding and an explanation to the patient of these synergies, medicinal treatment alone becomes inadequate and the patient suffers.

If you have thyroid disease or plan to undergo RAI or surgery for treatment, please prepare yourself and read this book. You'll be glad you did.

The Untold Truth About The Cause of Disease

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By Ian Blair Hamilton & Cassandra Hamilton

The Untold Truth About The Cause of Disease exposes the funamental health necessity that has been almost completely ignored by the existing health paradigm. It provides key knowledge to enable us to to maintain immunity in these difficult times, to maintain a healthy old age, and to protect against degenerative disease of all kinds.

Includes food charts, stories by people who have chanegd their lives, scientific data and much more. Simply brilliant.
   

The Untold Truth About Virgin Coconut Oil

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By Ian Blair Hamilton & Cassandra Bond.

The Untold Truth About Virgin Coconut Oil is a comprehensive exposé of the multinationally successful plan to remove this amazingly healthy oil from the marketplace. The book includes the complete story plus everything you need to know about virgin organic coconut oil in relation to other oils we are told are healthy for us.

This very important subject has wide ranging effects on our personal health choices and should be read by everyone who uses any form of edible oil.

 

The Vegetarian Guide To Diet & Salad

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By Dr N W Walker

The fundamental purpose of eating is to replenish the cells and tissues in the body. This book is both a nutritional guide and a cookbook with a wide range of recipes for a balanced natural food diet, particularly relevant for vegetarians. The pitfalls of overindulgence in certain food elements, especially oil and sugar, have been well documented. Why not start eating today in a way that promotes increased health and healing of your body.

Norman Walker covers the effects of different foods and explains other topics such as food combining and colon therapy. He clearly explains the nutritional elements in food (enzymes, amino acids etc) and covers the effects that specific foods have on the human body.

Both a recipe book and nutritional guide, "The Vegetarian Guide to Diet and Salad" belongs in every kitchen.

"In order to regain and maintain the proper balance of health, most of the food we eat must contain live, vital organic elements. These elements are found in fresh raw vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds... The fact that for generations millions upon millions of people have lived and are living who have rarely if ever eaten anything but cooked foods does not prove that their being alive is the result of eating cooked foods. As a matter of fact, they are in a state of decadent existence which is confirmed by the toxic condition of their bodies. Else, why such a high rate of heart trouble, diabetes, cancer, emphysema, premature senility and premature deaths? " ~ Dr Norman Walker

 

Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management:

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Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management: from the Simple to the Ultimate

By Bernard Jensen
Paperback, 192pages
Publication date: 14 March 2012

Considered the definitive work on the relationship of intestinal flora to tissue health, this enduring classic has sold over 1 million copies. Dr. Jensen's recommendations have motivated multitudes of people to take responsibility for their health and well-being, and his protocols have helped them find relief from numerous bowel- and tissue-related diseases.

Readers are given an in-depth explanation of the benefits of detoxification and a concise understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the bowel. A few of the various fasts and cleansing options presented include:
* 11-Day elimination Regime
* Master Chlorophyll Elimination Diet
* Watermelon Flush
* Weekly 1-Day Fast
* Juice Fasting

The main focus of this book is on the Ultimate Tissue Cleansing System, Dr. Jensen's premier program for bowel management. This treatment cleanses and strengthens the bowel and balances intestinal flora, allowing nutrients to be assimilated more efficiently by the body. Additionally, the protocol helps to protect tissue health and the health of all internal organs. A follow-up rejuvenation schedule and maintenance program ensure continued success.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars  I bought two copies to give to friends whose bodies were killing them inside., by Where Waldo? (Detroit, MI)
I have followed the suggestions in this book for over 20 yrs. I am a healthy, robust 70 year old very active with the strength and stamina of fit men in their 40's. This book is a must for anyone serious about taking charge of your health.

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative Book, by Fancy Nancy
This book was recommended to me by a friend who is already familiar with bowel cleansing. The book is very detailed and explicit on the cleansing process. I wanted to learn more about colon cleansing because of digestive issues.

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting, by Diane Z.
I have been on a new journey and this book has helped me see the direction I will be going very informative

5.0 out of 5 stars amazing freedom from cancer results, by Sharon Craig -
I had been without other options for face cancer & suffered from open sores and scabs for 2yrs, until tried to choose cleaning my colon using dr jensens guide to bowel management. HALLELUJAH! am never choosing NOT TO DO this and risk chemo or cutting my face off. it is 12 yrs cancer free yrs later & was looking to get new copy cause after 10 yrs of cleansing at beginning of EACH year my book fell apart.BETTER book than my face&life falling apart! JESUS healed me with WATER! & prayer & disciplined cleansing of poisons that create disease, sickness,& yicches CANCER. DEATH BEGINS IN THE COLON! CHECK OUT COLEMA BOARDS OF CALIFORNIA FOR EQUIPMENT&SUPPLEMENTS TO USE WITH 7dayPROGRAM

5.0 out of 5 stars This book is clear and gives detailed information on how..., by J. Hagstrom
This book is clear and gives detailed information on how colon health relates to the health condition of the rest of the body. It really helps you focus on why you need to eat healthy whole foods. It really inspired my spouse and I to clean up our diets and to do other things and we have experienced improved health.

Upon a Clay Tablet

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Upon a Clay Tablet, the Definitive Guide to Healing with Homeostatic Clay, Volume I

By Jason R. Eaton
Paperback, 354pages
Publication date: 16 October 2009

Upon a Clay Tablet is the definitive guide to using therapeutic clay, and represents a lifetime of both practical experience and scientific inquiry. Volume I comprises a two book set designed as an introduction to healing clays. Book 1 includes a book of short stories and correspondences. Book 2 is an exploration into clay therapeutics, and provides extensive information on some of the best healing clays in the world, and the some of wonderful people who have learned how to use them. Book two also includes a section of some of the most convincing scientific studies ever conducted designed to document some of the therapeutic properties of healing clay. "Never again will mankind lose the ancient and profound art of healing with the living earth," notes Jason, who founded Eytons' Earth to preserve the knowledge of clay therapy and to freely provide this knowledge for the benefit of the people of the world. "This is an art form that should always remain in the hands of the people and be used for the people." Upon a Clay Tablet teaches a return to origins, a return to the land itself, and explores the use of water, earth and sunshine as the most powerful substances in nature to support vital health.

Customer Reviews

Great Book!! by Lana J. Owen
Excellent book! Well written, easy to read, and full of great info. I'm ready to buy the next Volume!

Great by Granny Jane
Very interesting and very informative. Am awaiting Volume II. Some of the case histories are really interesting. Would recommend to anyone interested in alternative therapies.

Great book and delivered on time. by Helene
This is a great book. There are many uses of clay that I would not know about if I did not read the book. I enjoyed the stories in the book which are true. I also enjoy all the research the author has done. The way to prepare water for the clay is hard to do, but I understand it needs to be done. The author had great results with a variety of diseases and getting people well. I highly recommend this book.

Jason really knows his stuff... by Feral Grrl
Part of me thinks the beginning was a little silly- he offered fiction stories (based on fact?) to demonstrate some uses of the clay. I thought they were cute, but know that in so doing some people may think his credibility is undermined... But when you got to his research it was very well done. I would very much like the sequel to come out!

Vegetarian cook book : recipes for peace and wellbeing

 
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Vegetarian cook book : recipes for peace and wellbeing

By Tim Maples
Paperback, 77pages
Publication date: 1989

The purpose of this book is:

1) To provide an excellent vegetarian cookbook that presents quality recipes that will help you prepare and enjoy vegetarian meals.
2) To provide a cookbook that is attractive, eeasy to read, has wipeable covers, easy opening spine and recipes in cutout boces for easy filling.
3) To make money to support the activities of the Pacific Peace and Prosperity Institue

Food has a vibration that nourishes our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Lacto-vegetarian recipes contained within this book are considered synonomous with a healthy and peaceful life.

Please add love to your preparation of these dishes within your joyous kitchen environment.

Warming Up To Living Foods

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By Elysa Markowitz

This living food expert shows you how to warm raw and living foods without destroying enzymes and micro-nutrients. Her innovative approach will provide you with a limitless array of tasteful, mouth watering food choices to fit your particular dietary needs and preferences.

Water Can Undermine Your Health

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By Dr N W Walker

This book will show you how to protect yourself and your family from the deadly bacteria, viruses, chemicals and parasites that are present in public water supplies.

What Makes Love Last?

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What Makes Love Last?: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal

By Emeritus Professor John M Gottman & Nan Silver
Hardback, 282pages
Publication date: 4 September 2012

In this insightful book, celebrated research psychologist and couples counselor John Gottman plumbs the mysteries of love and shares the results of his famous "Love Lab" Where does love come from? Why does some love last, and why does some fade? And how can we keep it alive? Based on laboratory findings, this book shows readers how to identify signs, behaviors, and attitudes that indicate a fraying relationship and provides strategies for repairing what may seem lost or broken.

Reviews

“In an easy-to-understand format full of anecdotes, imaginary dialogues, and analogies to game theory, Gottman explains lack of trust in a relationship … The practical tools to evaluate current relationships and step-by-step methods for avoiding betrayal, repairing relationships heading toward crisis, or healing a relationship after a crisis will be useful to couples who want to look honestly at healing chronic hurts and improving the state of their relationship, and are ready for a system to help them.”—Publishers Weekly

"Instructional and enlightening..."—Kirkus Reviews

Customer Reviews

5-out-of-5 stars Gottman does it again - exceptional research, practical advice! By Dr. Kathy Nickerson

"As a relationship expert myself, I am constantly reading books about healing from affairs, repairing marriage, and regaining trust in a damaged relationship. Dr. Gottman is truly a psychologist's psychologist; he has been researching couples and relationships for almost 40 years and every single one of his books contains practical advice. This book is no different and what really makes it stand out from all of the other relationship books on the market is that it is based on research, not hunches or guesses.

In this book, Gottman discusses the impact of betrayal on a relationship and how repeated betrayal erodes the foundation of a marriage. He describes how partners who have lost trust in each other frequently end up in very negative cycles of continued arguments. Gottman goes on to give readers many practical tools and tips, including how to measure your current trust level, how to analyze your contribution to an argument, how to rebuild trust, and much more.

Quite simply, if you or someone you know is working to repair their marriage after an affair or trust injury, there's no better book on the market. I couldn't recommend it more highly."

Kathy Nickerson, PhD
DrKathyNickerson.com

5-out-of-5 stars Most meaningful research based Relationship Advice I've ever read by Leo Ostapivon October

"While writing mine HOME FINANCES for COUPLES. Resolve Money Problems in Marriage and Learn Easy Steps to Manage your Family Budget I've read several relationship books, this one is in TOP 3. Here is my review:

Loving partnership gives us wonderful gifts that make life worth living: a sense of purpose, greater health and wealth, and, of course, loving care and nurturance. We all desire to have it. But, how to make it last for decades? "What Makes Love Last" is very different from any other relationship book I've read before. Dr. Gootman knows his subject in depth.

POSITIVE IMPRESSIONS
- Conclusions and recommendations are based on the objective data from scientific studies
- Number of useful assessment metrics and tests (measure trust metric, accessing sex and romance, "is this a real thing" quiz, etc)
- A perfect balance between sientific and general writing style.
- Lots of valuable advice (I took about 3 pages of notes)

SOME VALUABLE NOTES
- The Zeigarnik effect about unresolved issues (people remember uncompleted or interrupted tasks better than completed tasks)
- Negative comparisons lead to betrayal
- Relationship killers are founded on two building blocks: deception (not revealing your true needs to avoid unpleasent conflict) and a yearning for emotional connection thats seems unavailable from the partner
- Attunement : ability to understand each other at a deep level and lovingly express that knowledge to each other
- Not to give advice unless asked. Just being there and listening is an enormous contribution
- Turn to each other during sliding door moments. Do not move onto negotiating a compromise until you can say to each other Yes you got it. That is exactly my position and what I am feeling.
- Stick to "I feel" "I need" statements instead of "You don't...", "You should"
- When partners are upset, their negative emitions line up like dominos. What else are you feeling ? Is there more you want to say?
- Listener: pause and breathe, write down what your partners says and any defensiveness you are feeling, remember your love and respect (in this relationship we do not ignore one another plans, I have to understand this hurt)
- The sexually active partners had a closer friendship and were commited to making sex a priority.
- Most women want sex sex when they already feel emotionally close, but for men sex is a way of becoming emotionally close.

-Five dimensions of interview to predict risk of divorce:
* Positive vs negative past memories
* I vs WE statements
* Still remember love map detais of memorable moments and partner's inner world
* Telling how they struggle and overcome difficulties instead of chaos description
* Feeling of satisfaction with the relationship vs disappoitment

- When a man realizes how critical it is that he make his wife feel secure, their relationship reaps enormous benefits.
- Description of trust game (Individual who risk trusting others benefit more than those who are suspicious)
- Enduring love comes when we love most of what we learn about the other person and can tolerate the faults they cannot change

CRITICS
- Beside sex chapter the book has too brief advice on "How to improve it" after the measurement was take.
- It's age resistant relationship advice, but still it would be good to mention some modern family challenges (Dual income household, impact of Facebook and mobile...)
- Money and household economics is often an issue, the book has no mentions of money problems and dealing with them

CONCLUSION
The book provides unique relationship assessment tools and illuminates what it takes to create a relationship that is mutually satisfying and adds profound meaning to your life."

Leo Ostapiv

Why Christians Get Sick

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By Dr George Malkmus

In this book Dr Malkmus also answers: Can people be free from physical problems? What can a person do to avoid sickness? Is cancer and other physical problems avoidable? 

Will You Still Love Me?

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Will You Still Love Me?

By Valya Boutenko
Board Cover, 32pages
Publication date: 5 January 2012

Will You Love Me Still? is a story about unconditional love between a young girl and her rambunctious cat. These delightful illustrations and heartwarming tale will leave readers of any age smiling.

Customer Reviews

Great Book by Crystal Tucker
Not only did I like the book, but my two sons loved it as well! I originally wanted this book for my 2 1/2 year old. One of the plus's about this book is its sturdy construction. This book will survive for quite some time and is very durable. As I read this book to my "baby", my older son was at our dining room table doing his homework. As I read allowed to my youngest Shaunnessy, in the corner of my eye, I would see Lancer (my oldest) fidgeting at the table. Lancer was actually trying to position himself closer to us to hear the story himself. After I completed the story, Lancer asked if he could read it himself. Of course I said sure. For a book to grab his attention and want to read it himself, is fantastic since he does not like to read at all.

Even thought the story is about a girl and her cat, the story itself has great meaning to both myself as a parent as well as to my children. Lancer and I have recently discussed things that children may do and get in trouble but no matter what their parents still love them very much. This book reinforced that concept for my family. The illustrations captured both my attention as well as that of my two sons. My boys liked the book so much that later in the evening, I could hear Lancer talking to Shaunessy in his bedroom. I opened the door a crack and seen the two of them on his bed and Lancer was actually reading to his baby brother! That has never happened before!

I would recommend this book to anyone.

Attachment Parenting at Its Very Best by Karen Ranzi, M.A.
Valya Boutenko has written a most prescious and loving children's story about the love and acceptance of a cat on the grounds that no matter what negative situation the cat turns up, true unconditional love is never in question. I see this as extending way beyond the immediate story itself and into the lives of our families throughout the world today. In today's society in which both parents are often away from their children for many hours of the day, "Will You Love Me Still?" is a call for attention, kindness, and unending love. Children can sometimes attract notice through their negative doings, observing if a parent or important other will become alarmed and angry by their actions or ....will demonstrate that love exists with permanence.

Attachment Parenting refers to following the needs of the child, rather than the child following the needs of the adult. This beautifully written book speaks out for Attachment Parenting, whether it be unconditional love of a cat or a child. Thank you Valya for your deep love of cats and children, and to Katya for the gorgeous illustrations that will be cherished by all children. I am excited to recommend "Will You Love Me Still?"

Librarian Mom thinks this cat is very similar to her kids... by Christi Halls
I'm a librarian raising kids (5 & 7) who, I know this is shocking, loves to give books as gifts. For baby gifts, instead of cute little clothes the baby will grow out of in a minute, I give board books. And instead of books everyone gives (even if they are super good like Sandra Boyden, Goodnight Moon...) I love to give a super good book that is also unique and not as well known. Will You Love Me Still? fits the bill for me. The illustrations are not the super slick, super polished, well known publisher type -- instead, they are full color color and charming. For example, the illustrator has put funky wallpaper on the wall, and the expressions on the cat's face for each situation she gets herself into are spot on. I'm not sure how the illustrator does this, but she makes the naughty (kid like) white cat stand out as the star that she is, on every page. The cat gets into situations every parent is familiar with, my favorites being cutting out the curtains to make a costume (I especially like how the cat sticks out her tongue in concentration)and the cat with a huge spaghetti mess all over her head. In a world with books about kids killing kids(i.e. Hunger Games, which I personally love, but the message...) this book stands out as something every child needs to hear: no matter what bad thing you do, yes, I will still love you.

Good at any age! by zelenchic
My 12 year old daughter feels very needy as she has both her physical and mental growth spurts. She continually ask me, 'would you love me still if....." so when we were gifted this book, it just felt very right in our family. I had Lucy read it to me and she was amazed to see a book was written with the same questions she had! So while this book is written for little children, it may be just as good for 12 year olds!!! Lucy has now taken the book to her Woldorf school and reads it to the second grade class with much delight. Probably because thru it all she knows she is loved.

Great book and highly recommended! and, as artists, we do love the graphic illustrations. They keep the kids engaged.

Your Right To Be Beautiful

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By Tonya Zavasta

Paperback - 362 pages

Advice on how to become more attractive often comes from those blessed with exceptional beauty to begin with. Yet a woman born to beauty instructing others on how to become beautiful is like a winner of the lottery teaching people how to make a fortune in diligent enterprise! In contrast, Tonya leads by her shining example to empower you to take responsibility for your own appearance and health. Placed by a physical disability in a disadvantaged position, Tonya was nevertheless able to fulfill her long-cherished dream of becoming beautiful despite adversity and being over the age of 40.

It is biologically possible to look beautiful at any age. This book contains revolutionary ideas that will help you to reveal this latent beauty. Your newly discovered loveliness will surprise and delight you. Those who know you will remark on the positive change in your appearance.

Though you may have thought that you didn't pull "beautiful" in the gene lottery, you'll learn that beauty is not an accident; it can be yours through making right daily choices. Your Right To Be Beautiful shows you how to cultivate your natural beauty, which is your birthright--without expensive products, cosmetic surgery or advice from costly consultants.

Would you like to:

· Learn to adopt a lifestyle that can take you to the pinnacle of health and realize your beauty potential?
· Boost your self-confidence and self-esteem as the result of a greatly improved appearance?
· Gain the advantages that attractiveness brings to your relationships with others?

There is no natural beauty without 100% natural food. The lack of beauty, especially in so many people over forty, is most often the result of the consumption of devitalized and denatured foods. Cooked food depletes the body's enzyme reserves and damages its rejuvenating power. On the hand, the Rawsome diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds in their raw state will help your body to make the most of its revitalizing abilities. By restoring the integrity of every cell and by facilitating the operation of every organ, it will bring your weight to its ideal mark, refine your features and add delicacy to your face. The book introduces women to the unexplored world of the raw food lifestyle through preparation techniques that create nutritious meals that are delicious, filling and satisfying.

Your Right to Be Beautiful: How to Halt the Train of Aging and Meet the Most Beautiful You, offers revolutionary solution to our rapidly aging society on how to restore health, to regain youthfulness and to reclaim physical attractiveness.

News Release - April 2004

The Raw Food Lifestyle was Brought to the Forefront as "Your Right to Be Beautiful" was named a Finalist for Book of the Year Awards!

BR Publishing is pleased to announce that Your Right to Be Beautiful: How to Halt the Train of Aging and Meet the Most Beautiful You (ISBN: 097424340X, 352 pages) is a 2004 Health Book of the Year Award finalist for ForeWord Magazine's annual contest. Award winners will be announced at this year's BookExpo America in June.

Six years ago, ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards was established to bring increased attention to the literary achievements of independent presses and authors. A jury of librarians, booksellers, industry professionals and reviewers judged the books. They select finalists based on editorial excellence, originality of subject matter, accuracy, author credentials, and professional packaging. This is the first time a book on the raw food lifestyle has been recognized by the judges.

I wanted to tell you THANK YOU! Your book Your Right To Be Beautiful was the most informative book I have ever read on health and aging. I just happend to be in the health food store and picked it up. I have always been interested in health and aging and have often wondered why people age the way the do. Your book explains it all! Thank YOU! Your book was so honest and upfront. I loved it! Not only that, but before reading this book I really thought I was eating correctly. MAN WAS I WRONG! I WAS SHOCKED!

Mira Jackson

 I am about 1/3 of the way through your book "Your Right To Be Beautiful" and read it as often as I can. Not to flatter you but it has been one of the best books on health that I have ever read and I have been studying health for over 20 years. Paul Bragg is one of my favorites and you are right up there with him. Keep up the good work!! -Mark Biggerstaff