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181. How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Personal Success
by John Gray
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Asin: 0060932155
Catlog: Book (2000-04)
Publisher: Perennial Currents
Average Customer Review: 3.52 out of 5 stars
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Create The Life You Want

John Gray, the author of the Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus relationship classic, now presents a brilliantly innovative program for achieving personal success. The wisdom and techniques in these pages will enable you to feel greater joy, love, confidence, and peace.

Some Wise Words From How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have

  • Your experience of the world reflects your inner state.

  • Whenever you are not getting what you need, you are always looking in the wrong direction.

  • Find your soul's desire, and start getting everything you want.

  • Material success can only make you happy if you are already happy.

  • The power to get what you want comes from confidence, positive feeling, and desire.

  • You have the power to change. No one else can do it for you.

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5-0 out of 5 stars HOW TO WHAT,WHAT, WHAT?
When I first saw the title of this book, I thought it might refer to a tale on tongue twisters, but seeing John Gray's name ensured me it would be far more insightful than any tongue twister. Having read all of Gray's books, this one is outranked only by, "Mars and Venus Starting Over" (my favourite of all Gray's books) and secondly, "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus."

In this book Gray points out the importance of being at peace with one's self, taking strength from your spiritual beliefs, and the importance of meditation in our lives. For me, personally, that spirituality and peace of mind came naturally many years ago through my beliefs in Buddhists philosophies; however, whatever it is you believe in, whatever your own religious beliefs may be, you will find this book has an important message.

The author also writes of many self-defeating behaviours which keep us from obtaining our goals and the fact many of us continutally blame others for our mistakes or failures. I absolutely love Gray's unique writing style, his anecdotes and his philosophical outlook on life. He brings to this book a wealth of priceless knowledge, inspiration and spiritual eenlightment. I have followed the principles Grey outlines here for years, partly through my psychology studies and partly through my Buddhist beliefs. While there is not a "one shoe fits all approach" that will guarantee actually getting what you want and wanting what you have, the concept has certainly worked for me over the years. Yes, there have been trials and tribulations, there are in everyone's life, but my materialistic needs are few and the inner peace, contentment, and personal happiness in my life are abundant. For those who are still searching for what they want in life, and those who are never happy when they get it, I highly recommend this fantastic book both from a psychological and personal perspective. Gray has an extraordinary ability to reach out and touch his readers, providing, of course, the reader has the ability to fully understand and grasp the context of his message. I highly recommend this sagacious, thought provoking book and hopefully, you will be blessed to get what you want in life and want what you have.

3-0 out of 5 stars Probably 3 and a half.
I expected to hate this book. I got it for free because a box of books was donated to my office for our garage sale (we're a non profit agency). Surprisingly, I generally thought the book was pretty good.

Despite the fact that the phrase "love tank" is corny, Gray's point is a good one. He is trying to show people that true happiness and success isn't measured through the external trappings of wealth -- without an inner life, and an inner sense of worth, people will constantly try to fill up their emptiness with stuff. And all the "stuff" in the world won't make up for what is lacking in good relationships, a sense of emotional well being, spiritual development, and community. I agree with him there.

I don't however, necessarily accept that you need all ten types of love to be happy. I do know people who don't have a romantic partner who are quite satisfied with their lives. Same with people who don't have children. The latter especially didn't fit for me -- Gray argues that being an aunt or belonging to something like Big Sisters won't fill you; you actually have to be a parent or have a pet, because otherwise you aren't experiencing enough responsibility. In Western culture that may be true. In other cultures, like mine (I'm of Eastern European descent) aunts and uncles view their nieces and nephews as being like their own. I certain do with my little niece. So it isn't as simple as Gray puts it.

Oversimplification is the biggest drawback of this book, and the reason I didn't give it five stars. There isn't a whole lot in the book that's particularly new. The letter writing techniques he describes can be found in other Gray books. There is a wealth of material on meditiation on the market. So if you read alot of self-help, some of the material in this book might seem redundant. This fact makes the book, which is about 310 pages, seem even longer than that.

Gray has a chapter that talks about different crisises at various life stages. Although he doesn't make the comparision, this chapter is reminiscent of Erik Erikson's eight stages of man. Had Gray referred to Erikson, this chapter might've had more weight. I was also frustrated because I know, as someone who's taken developmental psychology, that some of the life stages he mentions (mid life, retirement) have been shown in some studies to not result in crisis for a number of people. He makes no allusions to any evidence or research that might contradict his beliefs. In general, I was disappointed by the lack of references to other authors who share similar ideas.

I did find that his chapters on identifying and addressing the twelve blocks were really useful for me. I can also see myself journalling with some of the questions he gives in Ch. 17 to help the reader explore their past. Some of the suggested meditations are pretty good, too. So overall, there is some material in the book I could see myself referring to in the future, either for my own personal work, or to help a client. If you like Gray, and/or you want to learn to deal with your emotions more effectively, I'd say that this book is worth reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy it for yourself AND the people you know!
This book really surprised me. I have not been a fan of Gray's, but I am now. In this new era of energy shifts and higher consciousness, John helps you get through past issues and get on with life! I have read that some think all he talks about is God, and that is simply not true. Yes, he does mention God and devote some writing to it - but what self-changing book would be complete without bringing God into the picture?
This book helped open my eyes to some of my blocks in a very subtle AH-HA way. I also see many of Gray's points in issues my friends and clients are struggling with. If you feel unease and are overwhelmed by the changes in life, this is a good book to help pinpoint some of the root causes and find the solutions.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
I have read other John Gray books and have found them wonderful - I usually instantly connect with what he is saying. I was disappointed with this book and couldn't buy into it since his message was so different. The discussions on meditation and religion just seemed so out of place and even though I consider myself to be religious (a Christian), they didn't appeal to me at all. Maybe I got caught off-guard with this one, but I don't want to keep this book on my bookshelf, let alone recommend it to others.

3-0 out of 5 stars Contradictions...
I have plenty of material possessions and wealth, but find them totally ungratifying. On the other hand, I also yearn for more: bigger, more luxurious and up-to-date models of the material possessions I have, and more wealth than I have. It's as if no matter how much I have, it's never enough. It's the same with my personal and emotional life - I have very good relationships with those close to me, but feel unsatisfied by them and find myself wanting something more from somewhere else. I neither have what I want nor want what I have. It's as if my desires are locked in a self-defeating spiral, like the heads of a two-headed serpent from Greek mythology or a Harryhausen film, eating each other, oblivious to the fact that they are not only destroying each other, but in so doing are also destroying themselves. Or something like that, anyway. This book, then, seems perfectly tailored to my needs. I have many self-help books on these kinds of subjects clogging up my spacious and highly desirable house, but experience (and my very desirable wife) has told me that none of them will satisfy me, so I don't want them any more. This book, however, seems just the thing for me. It seems to be addressing the exact issues I'm facing, so I want it. I'm worried though - if I get this book, will I then not want it? While I'm dealing with this quandary, I'll give this book 3 stars. ... Read more

182. Eat Fat, Lose Weight
by Ann LouiseGittleman
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Catlog: Book (1999-03-11)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Ann Louise Gittleman, bestselling author of Beyond Pritikin and The 40/30/30 Phenomenon helps us establish which fats are good for us, how much we need and which ones we should eat daily to help us burn fat and keep weight off.An easy weight loss and maintenance program to balance our diets naturally and safely is included.

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5-0 out of 5 stars She knows her fat!
Ann Louise Gittleman is right on the money. I found this book the most important book about dietary fat I have ever read.

I, too, used to subscribe to the "fat-free" lifestyle in sad, desperate attempts to lose weight. After finding out just how much the body needs fat, especially the right kinds of fat, I realized that I was really "abusing" my body by ignoring it's needs for essential fatty acids. I have added flaxseed oil to my daily regimen and have started to incorporate dietary changes. I do feel much better.

I also appreciate the scientific evidence that supports her claims. She sheds new light on the body's need for protein and fat, something that flies in the face of traditional nutrition advice. Since I've started to give myself more protein, I feel fuller longer and my sugar cravings are much reduced.

If you have been living the "Fat-Free Lie," you owe it to yourself to read this book. I was so engrossed in the thing that I finished it in a day. It is truly breakthrough.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I really like this book. This is more of a nutritional book than a diet book, although weight-loss is the added benefit. I found her advice sound and logical. I highly recommend this book to people who are interested in their health, especially women. I look forward to reading more of her books!

5-0 out of 5 stars Sound Advice
I have read numerous nutrition books and most of Ms. Gittleman's books as well. I think she is one of the most thorough and knowledgable nutritionists around. Her insight into our dietary needs is accurate. This book and her "Get the Sugar Out" book have changed the way I eat and feed my family. We like our results! I believe the american people are being mislead with misinformation and half truths. We have limited choices and inferior products available in most of our restaurants and grocery stores. I hope people educate themselves and find their own good health. I highly recommend " Eat Fat, Lose Weight" as well as any other book by Ms. Gittleman.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction offering sound nutritional guides.
Nutritionist and author Ann Louise Gittleman, M.S. and C.N.S., is currently a consultant to numerous professional organizations. Dina R. Nunziato, C.S.W., is a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders and weight management. They've teamed up to write Eat Fat, Lose Weight: How The Right Fats Can Make You Thin For Life. Their book is essential reading for anyone wanting to know the true role of dietary fat in weight control. Gittleman starts with the premise that Americans have done themselves more harm than good by banishing all fats from their diets. She says that "all fats are not created equal. In fact, certain fats boost the body's metabolic rate and protect the heart and nerves." She adds that "certain fats are essential to the health and vitality of every human being, regardless of age, gender, or current weight." The authors describe each kind of fat and what it does in the body. They cite statistics showing that since Americans became obsessed with low-fat and fat-free diets obesity has increased significantly, the incidence of diabetes and heart disease has increased, depression has become common, and immune system disorders are "rampant." People obviously need some fat in their diets, but "it's the type of fat that counts." They also discuss the role of carbohydrates and protein in the diet, and relationship between those nutrients and fat. Gittleman and Nunziato devote several chapters to the healthy fats and how to include them in your diet. They finish with the "Eat Fat, Lose Weight Eating Plan," and include sample menus and suggestions for items to keep stocked in your pantry for when you don't have lots of time for food preparation. They describe their book as being "about health, about achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, as well as healthy percentages of body fat, lean muscle tissue, and strong bones. It is about living well and being well throughout your lifetime." Readers will find that Eat Fat, Lose Weight lives up to the author's promises. -- Sandra I. Smith, Reviewer

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully educating book!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has tried a low-fat diet and failed. This book goes into many specifics regarding EFA's, Omega 3s, 6s, and 9s and how eating the right fats can make you thin for life by jump starting fat burning systems in your body and also by assisting the insulin energy storage system in the body to help burn more fat. It may be as simple as eating the recommended foods and taking the proper supplements. I really liked that this book wasn't just about weight loss, but overall health and how the American diet has deteriorated so that it has promoted many diseases in the last 10 years. It's a wonderful change of pace from your average diet, this is one that just might be livable for LIFE. ... Read more

183. Winning in the Game of Life : Self-Coaching Secrets for Success
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Asin: 0609603922
Catlog: Book (1999-08-10)
Publisher: Harmony
Sales Rank: 280495
Average Customer Review: 3.89 out of 5 stars
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"Tom Gegax has a particular talent for making real what others can only imagine."
-Deepak Chopra

Hungry for a different kind of winning? According to entrepreneur Tom Gegax, in the game of life, effective self-coaching is the first step to success that encompasses every aspect of life. Gegax should know, he thought he had it all until a three-ring wake-up call of divorce, cancer, and a business in crisis changed his game forever. Through a self-designed program of personal and professional evolution, Gegax recovered and now enjoys a life rich with family, friends, peak health, and a thriving company.
        Winning in the Game of Life, Gegax's integrated plan, merges the lessons of home and work into lessons of life. This unified approach helps you identify your purpose in life--your guiding mission--and teaches you the strategies that put it in play, including the Seven Take-Action Steps. Strategies for effective communication, better organization, and time competency smooth the way. Self-coaching plans for real wellness of body, intellect, psyche, and spirit plus ten lessons to ensure lifetime learning help keep you on a winning track. Integrating the best of Western business models, mind-body techniques, and spiritual wisdom, Gegax's comprehensive game plan will awaken your true potential and dismantle barriers to a fuller life.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Charming self-help guide for personal improvement.
Tom Gegax has written an easy-to-read book that covers new ground for those of us in the business world. Ever had a series of events that made you believe life might not be worth living? Read about Tom's experiences and learn from the health-sustaining and life-giving techniques he discovered in turning things around for himself, his loved ones and for his company. I wonder what kind of world we'd live in if there were more executive "coaches" at the helms of America's corporations.

Mr. Gegax is hardly alone in dealing with these kinds of struggles. But his is a unique voice in discussing and transforming life's difficulties into opportunities. A "must read" for fast pacers whose lives have suddenly encountered what appear to be too many bumps in the road. Way to go, Tom!

Michael Wieland

5-0 out of 5 stars Life changing
I was drawn to Gegax' book by the glowing enticements of Publisher's Weekly, articles in the New York Times, Fast Company,and a piece that aired on CNBC. After having the pleasure of experiencing his book I was charmed by his ideas. He has a whole new way of looking at and integrating life and work in our modern society. It is beautiful that there is discussion in the book on "Determining Your Mission". Gegax has shared his own story. After determining his life's mission, he has turned his life into one filled with love,and joy. The timing of his book coming into my awareness is perfect for me with the coming of the year 2000. I plan to implement Gegax' "Seven Take Action Steps to Manifest Your Mission" for the new year. It is comforting to know that there is a formula that can act as a quide to help me make my life more fully enriched.

3-0 out of 5 stars Solid
This is an interesting book for someone who is just starting on a personal improvement plan. The best part about it is that Gegax's approach is holistic - he really has a strong understanding of the connection between the mind, body and spirit. The writing style is smooth and the book is easy to read. The concepts all make sense and he gives a clear plan for readers to follow in applying his steps. The parts I found most useful were the first two sections, on personal mission statements and action planning. After that, I found the book was at turns too simplistic and too far out there for me.

The caution I would give people in reading this book is two-fold. First, Gegax writes in a very autobiographical style. I learned more about him and his personal trials and tribulations than I wanted to; I'm the type of reader who prefers more theory and fewer examples. Secondly, as someone who has already read Stephen Covey and a host of other self-help/health authors, I found that alot of what Gegax had to say was old news to me.

This isn't a bad self help book to have. Some people will really value having a book that encompasses physical, emotional and mental health, and the connection between them, in one volume. If you don't mind the oversimplifications that can result in trying to bring such a range of material together, and you're interested in these sorts of issues, you may find the book of value.

5-0 out of 5 stars Planning your work, and working your plan
I heard Tom speak at a business conference in Santa Fe recently and found his ideas very compelling. The book focuses on how to put those ideas into action, and I view it to be an excellent guide for organizing how I think about work, family, friends, emotional & spritual health, etc. As a 48 year old CEO, I have discovered you can help an pld dog pick a new path.

4-0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile read on the Mission Statement alone
I thought the core of the book for me was in the first 2 chapters, where the author expressed the importance of a personal mission statement, writing about his own example as well. After that, I found the book a bit repetitious.

Nevertheless, the mission statement section was a worthwhile read alone, if only to stress the importance of having one for your own personal life. Just like many corporations are starting to have a mission statement, individuals should have a life mission statement. Once this mission statement is determined and articulated, your actions and choices in life can be measured against it. Part of your journey though is to think about and determine your mission statement, a journey/process of self-determination which only you can undergo. ... Read more

184. Dr. Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution : Nature's Answer to Drugs
by Robert C. Atkins
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Catlog: Book (1999-01-07)
Publisher: Fireside
Sales Rank: 42803
Average Customer Review: 4.79 out of 5 stars
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Long a champion of complementary medicine and nutritional therapy, Dr. Robert Atkins, author of the #1 best-seller Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, presents the scientific basis for the use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, and hormones in the treatment and prevention of many of the chronic illnesses that plague us today. These vita-nutrients harness the body's ability to heal itself, rather than resorting to conventional drugs and invasive procedures, and address the true causes of disease instead of temporarily alleviating symptoms, promoting longer-lasting and more effective healing.

In this comprehensive guide, Dr. Atkins shares vital information on more than 120 supplements, including:

  • The specific restorative powers of each nutrient

  • How to determine the optimal dosage schedule

  • How to obtain supplements that are new to the market or are available only in limited supply

  • The formula for a basic foundation of vita-nutrients that almost everyone needs every day

    Best of all, Dr. Atkins shows you how to create a personalized program to help improve or regain your health by using combinations of nutritional supplements specifically designed to help cure or prevent more than fifty common medical conditions, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or infections. Backed by cutting-edge scientific research, his recommendations are both safe and effective. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This will one day be regarded as standard medical fact.
    This book surpasses all the books I own on herbs and vitamins. It also represents a life beyond being a prescription victim of the AMA. Again Dr. Atkins puts his tush on the line by giving people advice that is no where near conventional but puts the trust in the reader, his "patient" to try to heal themselves by natural and most often benign methods that bypass pharmaceutical side effects, toxic build up and cross interaction. He once again tries to change the staus quo with his off the beaten path knowledge and pays no mind to the flack he might receive in his efforts. This man believes in what he is doing and this book is a show-case of his whole medical stand point. I love it! A must for herbalist and vitamin-health gurus! A must for those with that want to take charge of their own health! Exhaustive and extensive about vitamins, the low-down on many products that the health industry over sells, and some you may never have heard of that could actually save your life! Dr. Atkins takes you on a very informed tour of the natural health product section, and teaches you a plethora of acquired knowlwdge.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Explore the options.
    Like Dr. Murry's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Dr. Atkins book acts as a reference resource beyong compare. Many of us yearn to take our health into our own hands. With comprehensive books such as this, we can learn more and consequently demand more from our health care professionals. These are not "non-cures". Nature can provide an abundance of what our bodies need. When we are ill, we just need them in a more concentrated form. Dr Atkins solutions have validity. One site I have found where we can find the types of vita-nutrients that Atkins recommends is Papanature. His prices, service, selection are the best I have found. His documentation of these products correspond with the same information proposed by Atkins.

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you buy only one book on supplements
    This is an excellent reference book on nutritional supplements. Far superior to any I have ever read. Page for page, you get relevant, researched information.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent content, but disregard the conspiracy theory
    This book has useful and helpful information about vitamins, minerals, amino acids and their role in the body. I couldn't be happier with the technical part, very well documented. However, a big con of this book is Dr. Atkins' huge ego and conspiracy theories. He almost claims that he started the vitamin hype and the nutrition-based approach to medicine. We know this is not true. Many others deserve so much more credit. Also, he goes down a path of silly and unfounded arguments about how the government is evil and doesn't want to raise the RDA of certain nutrients. This is silly. The RDA should be as low as it can be. Otherwise food manufacturers would be adding tons of unnecessary vitamins to food, more than the bare minimum to just prevent diseases. People would feel compelled to take mega doses of vitamins without proper information about them. It's up to us to raise our intake if we want to. RDA is not supposed to be the optimum amount for everyone, just the minimum to prevent simple deficiencies that could cause diseases. Also, he uses intricate reasoning to arrive at conclusions that vitamins are not more widespread because food manufacturers lobby against them. One could argue the opposite, that vitamins are becoming widespread because their manufacturers are lobbying for people to accept them. There's always a silly conspiracy theory for any subject. Dr. Atkins chose an absurd one and he stuck to it throughout his book. I suggest the reader takes his non-medical opinions (politics, RDA, etc) with a grain of salt. But not too much salt, because sodium is bad for you :-) Otherwise, the book is excellent.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this book!
    This information on nutrition, like in all of Dr. Atkins' books, is well researched and well written. It's easy to understand and enables the reader to identify a condition then follow the instructions to alleviate it.

    We all know now that Atkins has been on the right track all along, but I had no idea how much of a role nutrition played until I took advantage of the research and resolved a long standing debilitating physical problem of my own.

    Thank you Dr. Atkins! ... Read more

  • 185. Your Body Knows Best
    by Ann Louise Gittleman
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    Asin: 0671875914
    Catlog: Book (1997-02-01)
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    Sales Rank: 159648
    Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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    There's no one-size-fits-all diet, says author Ann Louise Gittleman (Supernutrition for Women, Beyond Pritikin). That's why some people will drop 25 pounds on fad diets while others will actually gain weight, and why some folks thrive on an ultra-low-fat diet while they make others feel like collapsing. Gittleman says there are some foods that everyone should avoid, such as refined sugar, margarine, and white flour products, but figuring out which foods are good for you is a bit more complicated. She's drawn upon her extensive nutritional background and found that three factors combine to determine which customized diet you should follow. One of these factors is heritage; those with a Scandinavian, Irish, or Welsh ancestry need more essential fatty acids than others, such as those found in cold-water fish. The other two are metabolic rate (some people just burn food more quickly than others) and blood type (type O is the oldest blood type, and therefore folks who are type O should avoid dairy foods and other items introduced late in the evolutionary scheme of things).

    She includes a questionnaire to determine how fast you metabolize food, and a week's worth of sample menus to guide you along the appropriate eating plan for your particular profile. Gittleman also debunks the "fat is the root of all evil" diet myth by explaining how fat actually boosts immune function and aids weight loss. There's also extensive supplement information and helpful explanations of the often-misunderstood roles of protein, fat, and carbohydrate, along with resources for everything from amino acid testing for vegetarians to home-study courses in nutrition. This is a fine book for anyone looking to lose weight--not fall victim to the latest dieting fad. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting but could be better organized
    I took the metabolic type test in this book which determined that I am a fast burner. Since I am also blood type B and of northern European descent, my eating plan should include red meat and full-fat dairy products to keep me satiated for a longer period of time (than eating pure carbs would). However, I found that eating this way didn't really make me feel any fuller. I think the author's ideas are refreshing (that one type of diet isn't right for everyone, and that you need to experiment to find out what's right for you), but I thought the book could be better organized, especially in the section where the three eating profiles are listed.

    3-0 out of 5 stars I think the idea is good, but needs alittle work
    I would have like more indepth information regarding the menu planning. Can you mix some of the foods together, will you get the same result?? What, some of the ideas were vague.

    1-0 out of 5 stars You would starve
    I was shocked to discover that according to Gittleman I am supposed to exist on 4 - 6 oz of protein a day! Is she kidding with this? If you actually adopted her eating guides you might survive, but you would wish you were dead. Save your money, this is an extremely restrictive diet! Very unrealistic!!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not a bad read, but incomplete
    I recently read Ann Louise Gittleman's book "The Fat Flush Plan" and followed the program for a month and half with very good results. I liked her style and her approach. She's not just another nutritionist or lean person writing a book about something she never had to experience - she knows what it means, to be on a diet thinking that it's the healthiest possible and seeing fail on you, she knows what it means to be on the search for "the perfect weight loss plan" or "the healthiest diet". So when I heard about this book, I was positively thrilled.

    Creating a taylored regimen utilizing a combination of different approaches that have been developed through the years is a brilliant idea - after all, metabolic typing and the blood group diet seem to have worked great for a lot of people, but they too were inperfect plans. So combining the two of them and adding the data about ancestry and body needs developed through one's "family tree" seemed like the best idea of all. But a work like this would go into very many aspects and peculiarities, since each approach has its own flaws and supposedly these could be sort of fixed by jumping in with a different approach. In other words, a book like what this book promises would have be much thicker and go into each "tool of personalization" much deeper than this book actually does. It does contain some useful info, and anyone who can fit into the categories very specifically will find it helpful. But in my case, this book didn't tell me anything that could help me taylor my food regimen to my needs - I happen to be of the blood group AB, which is the newest and least common one, so I am told to find a balance between the A group diet and the B group diet. No tayloring on that aspect. Then we come to consider the metabolic typing, and I seem to be a fast burner, except I have some key characteristics of the slow burner, like a passion for cakes, sweets and pastries, and a feeling that no meal is complete without a sweet fix. So that also puts me kind of in the middle.

    In short, this book is based on an excellent idea but it barely touches the tip of the iceberg. In order to be truly helpful and complete it would need to go much more into each approach and include research on the "exceptions".

    A good read for anyone who doesn't have much knowledge of the field of nutrition, mainly an interesting read, but not very useful, for anyone else.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A Good Effort...
    I found a lot of the information in Your Body Knows Best to be very informative, however, it doesn't compare to Eat Right For Your Type. This book came out a few years before ER4YT and doesn't have the same scientific background as Dr. D'Adamo's book. If you want a brief distillation on how blood type and metabolism relate to what you should eat, this is the book for you. However, if you want to take a much more comprehensive look at how our ancestry affects what foods we benefit from eating, I suggest you read either Eat Right For Your Type or Live Right For Your Type. I give this book three stars, because it is a good introduction to the blood type theory. It just doesn't go far enough. ... Read more

    186. Why Am I Always So Tired? : Discover How Correcting Your Body's Copper Imbalance Can * Keep Your Body From Giving Out Before Your Mind Does *Free You... ose Midday Slumps * Give You the Energy Break
    by Ann Louise Gittleman
    list price: $14.00
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    Asin: 0062515942
    Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
    Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco
    Sales Rank: 63886
    Average Customer Review: 3.97 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    "This may well be a seminal book--a courageous eye-opener that could fundamentally alter our approach to the treatment of chronic fatigue."
    -- From the foreword by Michael Rosenbaum, M.D.

    Answering the question on the minds of 75 percent of Americans, Why Am I Always So Tired?, leading nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman shows us how we canbe more alert and active by eliminating excess copper in our diets and increasing our zinc intake. The time-tested formula points out which culprits steal energyfrom us--namely trendy, low-fat diets--that make otherwise healthy people feel drained.

    This revolutionary book offers Gittleman's insights into how we can modify our diets and lifestyles to increase our energy and prevail over the chronic fatigue thatplagues us with symptoms such as: anxiety, insomnia, skin problems, frequentcolds, and roller-coaster emotions. Using her research and breakthroughfindings, Gittleman helps us eliminate these problems and access the energywe didn't know we had.

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Worth spending a few coppers on... (sorry, couldn't resist)
    In this book, Ms. Gittleman suggests that excess copper is a common cause of fatigue and other chronic health problems, especially among women. Many popular foods, such as tea, nuts, beans, avocados and whole wheat, are high in copper. Even if we don't consume excess amounts, other factors (including stress and the Pill) can cause it to build up in our tissues instead of being excreted.

    It's true that the author doesn't have a lot of evidence from peer-reviewed medical journals. Still, the idea makes sense, and her profile of the typical person with excess copper, especially the "physically tired/mentally overactive" part, describes me quite well. It also describes a good friend of mine to a 'T'. (She even has the characteristic orangish hair color.) I can't say I'm a true believer, but I figure it can't hurt, so I might as well try it. The suggested eating plan seems healthy and simple enough, and the optional supplements - B6, C, zinc, manganese - aren't expensive or dangerous.

    I agree with some other reviewers that this book is a bit light on content: it's less than 150 pages, with a fair number of anecdotes and some repetition. Also, the useful material is scattered all over the book; an index would be greatly appreciated. But if it works, it will be well worth the price.

    5-0 out of 5 stars thorough job of explaining cause, symptoms, and treatment
    Thank you Amazon Books for recommending this book in your recent e-mail. Three weeks earlier, my doctor gave me the news that my hair analysis showed a copper level so high that it was off the chart. Ms. Gittleman does a thorough job of explaining the cause, symptoms, and treatment of this condition. Her facts and advice are right in line with my doctor's explanation and treatment plan. I highly recommend this book to women who have received a medical diagnosis of CFS, yeast infection, SAD, PMS, and similar illnesses. Read the book and have the hair analysis done. You just might discover, as I did, that your illness is caused or aggravated by a copper overload.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, an answer to my problems!!!
    After suffering for many years from acne, dry skin, hair falling out, anxiety disorders, occasional insomnia and hormonal problems like bad pms, I have finally found what the causes of all these problems were; Copper toxicity! After reading Gittleman's book, I had a hair mineral analysis done and my copper levels were 5 times the normal limit! I have been following the advice in this book for 3 months and I feel like a totally new person. A very overlooked problem that could be the cause of many health problems especially for women. Go buy the book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Combat CFS & Fibromyalgia--Read this book...
    To Melissa Diane Smith and Others....

    This was an exceptional book! What you have written makes so much sense that anyone complaining of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia would be wise to buy this book and read it. I am a certified physician assistant and a candidate for the doctor of naturopathy degree for healthcare professionals and I have referred several people to this book, Syndrome X and Going Against the Grain.

    I think that all three of these books feed on each other and would be quite helpful to anyone, not only people suffering from chronic diseases.

    These books give options for self-improvement without the use of multiple medications. The American people of today need to take a closer look at their treatment plans and get back to basics and fundamentals of natural health.

    The medications and foods we eat are our biggest problems and these three books address those problems and methods of correcting them that are essentially easy, but will take determinated and an adjustment of will power....

    Thank you to the writers for giving us such eye-opening books in an easy-to-read format.

    Marge Cook
    Physician Assistant Certified

    5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
    Love her! Copper overload will not be everyone's reason for fatigue, of course, but it's possibly true for many people. She explains why the copper/zinc becomes imbalanced and what to do about it. My hair analysis of 8 years ago showed this syndrome, but no one knew what it meant. In fact, it was not considered "abnormal" nor did it merit any red flag whatsoever. I'm feeling better since implementing Gittleman's advice. Easy to do on your own. Copper can be like a toxic heavy metal for some of us. I'm less anxious, noticeably more relaxed. This was great just in itself, even if the fatigue does not improve (but it has, slightly, too). If you think this could be you--Try it! ... Read more

    187. The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change
    by Christiane Northrup
    list price: $27.95
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    Asin: 055380121X
    Catlog: Book (2001-03-06)
    Publisher: Bantam
    Sales Rank: 24186
    Average Customer Review: 3.57 out of 5 stars
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    Menopause doesn't have to be a dreaded curse of aging during which we can look forward only to hot flashes and whacked-out hormonal mood swings. According to Christiane Northrup, M.D. (Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom), menopause often marks the beginning of a woman's most sexually passionate, creatively inspired, and professionally productive phase of life.

    While this may sound like wishful thinking, Northrup backs up her good news with solid medical expertise. As an obstetrician and gynecologist, Northrup has specialized in using a mind-body approach to women's health for decades, which means she doesn't just write about hormones, but also examines how a woman's lifestyle, emotions, and beliefs are affected by menopause. With the right diet, attitude, and perhaps some supplements along the way, women can actually look forward to a resurgence of energy and a revolutionary opportunity for personal growth--one that rivals the hormonally driven period of adolescence in its scope and urgency, she claims. And yes, at just under 500 pages, The Wisdom of Menopause does explain how to have a positive and healthy menopause in concise detail. Northrup has indeed "written the book" on menopause.

    It helps that Northrup has been through menopause herself (she vowed she wouldn't write a book on it until she was on the other side). Readers have the sense that they are gleaning advice from a knowledgeable holistic doctor as well as a sage aunt whose life was radically altered by the "change of life" (Northrup divorced at the onset of menopause). After she shares her personal story of "the change," Northrup delves into a significant discussion on how self-sacrifice catches up with women in midlife. Suddenly, hormones are directing women out of the caregiver role and into an inwardly focused assessment of life and its meaning, she explains. Resentments (not hormones) are what spur the notorious surges of anger, as women reexamine the agreements surrounding their relationships with colleagues, friends, and family members.

    From here, Northrup guides readers into a thorough section on menopausal hormone changes--a discussion that is scientifically informative, yet entirely accessible. While acknowledging the need for hormone-replacement therapy and the tremendous relief it can provide (helping to alleviate insomnia, hot flashes, and depression), Northrup encourages women to avoid synthetic hormones and instead consider "bioidentical" hormones (such as estradiol, estrone, and estriol). She also devotes an entire chapter to foods and supplements that support hormonal balance. By the way, she says to skip the wild Mexican yam creams: "they certainly don't provide the documented benefits of progesterone." Be warned: some readers may find the advice in Wisdom of Menopause too alternative for their liking. For example, in her discussion on insomnia, one of Northrup's recommendations is to cover the mirror at night, following the ancient Asian design principles of feng shui. (Skeptics will find Northrup's medical assertions carefully cited and footnoted in the rear of her book.)

    Northrup gives a solid and practical diet plan that supports hormonal balance while countering the weight gain that so frequently plagues menopausal women ("focus on portion size, not calories," "eat protein at every meal," and cut down on refined and high-carbohydrate foods). Readers can also expect a thorough mind-body discussion in subsequent chapters that cover breast health, bone loss, and cultivating midlife beauty, along with chapters titled "Sex and Menopause: Myths and Reality" and "Creating Pelvic Health and Power."

    She concludes with a list of mail-order and online resources, such as retailers for bioidentical hormones, progesterone cream, Chinese herbs, soy products, weight-loss audiocassettes, lubricants, and Kegel weights. Northrup takes a truly comprehensive approach to all the effective treatments of menopausal symptoms so that women can make their own highly informed and wise choices. --Gail Hudson ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Read It Before You Need It!
    I recommend that women read Dr. Northrup's book before they need it! That way, the reader can start at the beginning of the book, read it from cover to cover, and enjoy the book. Then it can be used as a reference when the signs and symptoms of menopause begin. If that's not possible, and you're dealing with perimenopause or full-blown menopause, then skip the first few chapters. Otherwise, you'll be ready to divorce your spouse, thinking that's the answer to your mulititude of problems. Bloated? Get a divorce. Night sweats? Get a divorce. No sexual drive? Get a divorce. Instead, look for the chapters that deal with your symptoms. The information on diet and diet supplements is extremely useful. It's also helpful to be able to "talk the talk" when going to an ob-gyn. You will with this book. You'll know what tests to request and what questions to ask. I now feel prepared and educated instead of defeated.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Does she want me to morph into someone I'm not?
    As Boomers, many of my friends and I are in varying stages of peri or actual menopause. I've read Dr. Northrup's book and thought she had a great attitude toward the whole process. However, she doesn't seem to realize that most women will not accept their menopause as an opportunity to tell everyone to kiss off and go their own way as she seems to have done. She says she took a fake hormone pill due to fibroids and it "kick started" her brain and told her she needed to become someone else, someone who would use menopause as an opportunity to be selfish and aggressive. Well, honey, if you aren't that way to begin with, stopping the monthlies ain't the magic that's gonna make you that way! If you've never watched your diet, exercised, told your husband exactly what you thought, and/or struck out on your own and did exactly as you pleased, you're not going to suddenly do it now. I can't imagine anything more stressful at that time of a woman's life than doing what Dr. Northrup asks us to do and becoming a completely different person!!! No thanks, I'll take MY doctor's advice over her's.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Menopause is more than hot flashes, night sweats and HRT
    This book was recommended to me by a holistic therapist when I was talking about all the chaos that has decended into my life. She said that "its part of menopause" and refered this book. She was so right. From the moment I started reading it, I started identifying with a lot of the things that she was saying.

    In reading many of the other reviews, I feel that most the one star people never got beyond the first few chapters. They never saw the indepth discussions on building bones, the discussions on why you start gaining weight even though you haven't changed your diet or excercise, or the discussion of heart health. They were turned off by her discussions of her personal life and experience...everyone of which mentioned the tarot card references which were such a small part and only mentioned in the beginning! I thought it made her more human. Nor did I feel she was telling us to ditch everyone in our lives. What I picked up and what I really do feel is important is that we need to constantly reevaluate our live, keep what IS working and change (not neccessarily discard)what isn't and unfortunately, most of us don't do that till our lives go haywire. Menopause is a major haywire occurances.

    One of the things that drew me to the book and her attitude is that she approaches everything from an 'understand what is happaning, understand your options, decide what is best for you' point of view. In particular, in this 'here take a pill for that' world we live in, her change your lifestyle first and if that doesn't work, then let's look at the medication and surgical answers was very refreshing.

    Menopause is so much more than hot flashes and night sweats and to have one book that goes into all the health issues (physical, mental, and emotional) that we face in this stage of our lives was extremely helpful to me. I highly recommend this book...and if you don't want to hear about her personal experiences, skip Chapter 1, and only want to deal with the medical part, start with Chapter 4.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Medical Information or Rage Against Men
    While this book has some very helpful and interesting things in it (i.e., herbs, Chakras, tarot, etc.), I couldn't help feeling a thread of anger directed towards men. It took away from the book.

    I think we have to be very careful of going from one extreme to another--the one case of being/feeling subservient to men to the other case of being completely separated from men. In my opinion, either extreme is very unhealthy. While it would also be unhealthy for people to stay in relationships that are debilitating to EITHER partner, it would also be unhealthy to cut people out of our lives because of our hormones. (Although if I've understood Dr. Northup correctly, it's not just the hormones, but also the baggage we carry that's part of the problem.) Perhaps when we feel comfortable in our own feminity, we won't feel threatened by men.

    This being the case, the book should have a different title, as it's misleading, in my opinion. You think you're going to read about how to deal, accept and/or handle menopause, and instead you get a bunch of what I call "ranting."

    3-0 out of 5 stars A Good Start, but Needs More Focus to Be Truly Helpful
    This book has some very useful information, but there is no attempt to discuss the research base for complementary treatments. For example, there is research accumulating that black cohosh and flaxseeds are safe and effective measures for hotflashes and other menopause changes.

    As host of the menopause web site for, I get a lot of questions from women about these approaches. I wish Dr. Northrup had examined the better researched ones instead of discussing Tarot cards. Also, her discussion of her own divorce took away from the focus of the book.

    In many health care situations, it is often the nurse or nurse practitioner who answers women's menopause questions and I'm looking forward to a book that presents menopause from this point of view.

    Carolyn Chambers Clark, RN, ARNP, EdD
    Board-Certified Holistic Practitioner ... Read more

    188. Workouts for Dummies
    by TamileeWebb, LoriSeeger
    list price: $21.99
    our price: $14.95
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    Asin: 0764551248
    Catlog: Book (1998-12-09)
    Publisher: For Dummies
    Sales Rank: 61034
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Workouts for Dummies by Tamilee Webb, whose buffed body is the star of the Buns of Steel workout video series and frequent TV appearances, is a fine source of motivation, information, and specific workout programs. Even if you've never exercised, don't worry--the book starts with topics as basic as choosing shoes and warming up. Then it covers everything you'll need to create an effective exercise program, starting with an explanation of body types (so you don't think you'll end up looking like Cindy Crawford if you don't already) and the workouts that suit your body type. The book gives directions for stretches, aerobic exercises, muscle conditioning (using weights, furniture, exercise bands, and bars), and workouts for different locations (home, office, gym), all with illustrations. This is a lively, unintimidating workout guide, a good companion if you're just starting out. (A little self-serving, though: one chapter is devoted to "Tamilee's Top Ten Workout Videos.")

    Confused by all the For Dummies exercise books? If you want a more strenuous strength-training program using free weights and gym machines, try Weight Training for Dummies--it explains how and illustrates exercises. If you're a beginner, Fitness for Dummies is a terrific introduction to exercise and a precursor to this book, with an overview of everything you need to know to get started safely and effectively. --Joan Price ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Too much theory
    I wanted a book that gives clear guidelines on how to work out effectively, but this book disappointed me. There's a lot of unnecessary stuff on workout theory, and the chapters on exercises are poorly written.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A decent way to plan a toning workout
    I bought this thinking it would suggest aerobics moves. You know, one can only watch Richard "sweatin'" so many times. Plus, I like to aerobicize to my own music - CD's from the late 60's or even space music. Tamilee's book did not help with that.

    Where it helped was with my "tonin'" days, which alternate with "sweatin'" days. This book provides for all the major muscle groups, and provides some cautions to help you avoid hurting yourself! No rocket science here, but hey - this is a "dummies" book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good book for beginners
    Tamilee guides you through figuring out what your body type is and what sports might be suited for you.

    Where she excels, though is on working out different parts of the body, like specific toning exercises for your arms or legs, which are very effective, especially if you use weights.

    She explains the correct form and considering this is a book, it's quite well done. All in all, a good book if you're getting started.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for people who have never worked out before!!
    I love this book. This is a book for people who are basically brand new to exercising and healthy living, in a sense. The book goes through basic workouts to get anyone started on the road to health. I am an exercise sports science major with a minor in nutrition, and I have reccommended this book, as well as, Nutrition for Dummies, Weight Training for Dummies and Fitness for Dummies, to many of my personal training clients. I love the whole line of books. I love the fact that someone thought to write books that people with no background in the subject area could use, and get something great out of the reading, and especially understand it. My clients have even reccommended the books to other friends and family. I even get referals off of the books, when they are reccommmended. Good job guys. ... Read more

    189. Practical Miracles for Mars & Venus: Nine Principles for Lasting Love, Increasing Success and Vibrant Health in the 21st Century
    by John Gray
    list price: $24.00
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    Asin: 0060199504
    Catlog: Book (2000-10-01)
    Publisher: HarperLargePrint
    Sales Rank: 836417
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    "The power to create practical miraclesis now within your reach. " -- John Gray

    According to John Gray, the author of the phenomenal bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, just as the pace of life has accelerated so has your potential for change. By awakening your hidden power to create practical miracles, you can more effectively adjust to life's challenges and respond with greater peace, joy, confidence, and love.

    John Gray provides nine guiding principles for creating miracles in your life as well as new practical tools and techniques for taking charge of your personal destiny. These easily can fit into your life, and they work right away.

    • The Recharging Technique
    • The Decharging Technique
    • The Natural Energy Diet
    • The Positive Response Technique
    • The Blockbuster Process
    • The Attitude Adjustment Technique
    • The Willful Breathing Technique
    • Natural Energy Healing
    • The "What If" Exercise
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    3-0 out of 5 stars A Mixed Bag┬┐
    Albert Einstein's famous quote sums up the message of this book: "There are only two ways to live your life.
    One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is."

    A large part describes the cultural and historical changes that have taken place that now allow miracles to take place by common people - rather than by the stereotypical monks that live in the mountains.

    Smashing old and limiting beliefs with inspiring and liberating ideas, John Gray provides nine techniques that'll
    allow you to use these nine principles to create miracles in your life in a simple, practical manner.

    One technique, however, may be a bit superficial and impractical: The Blockbuster Technique.

    In this short chapter, John Gray describes a familiar way of healing: writing a mock letter to whomever you are feeling negative towards. Gray provides a chart of "blocks" that are common to most. Examples include: Resentment, Depression, Confusion, etc. Your letter should explore the feelings attached to your particular block. By exploring emotions below the "block," one can attain healing. Examples of feelings attached to these blocks: Deprived, Angry, Abandoned, etc.

    I tried this with a particular person I knew at one time. My biggest challenge with this technique? I would have been up all night writing this letter. And I would have wasted an entire notebook of paper to boot!

    In trying to figure what was not working out for me, I realized one's beliefs about oneself and others determine how long this letter will go on for. So rather than using this technique of letter-writing to feel better, go read something by Albert Ellis instead - and change your ideas that lead to these feelings. That way, you will not only feel better...but you will GET better. There is a big difference between those two.

    Regardless of the validity of writing letters, there is one fantastic part that I love: this book will teach you the
    exact technique behind energy healing.

    Yes, the mysterious stuff "those spiritual people" have used to create miraculous healings. Whether these techniques work or not, I cannot say - I still need to start applying them myself. These are not ideas that you grasp in an hour, however. There are three separate exercises involved with energy: Recharging, Decharging, and Natural Energy Healing. Each one has separate instructions, and John encourages you to take baby steps
    and learn these concepts gradually.

    John Gray has the background for this, too. From my hazy understanding of him, before he got his Ph.D. in psychology and created the Mars-Venus craze, he was a monk for nine years. His story of how he healed his own blindness is described in the book as well.

    A great book: liberating, practical, and useful. Most important, if you've always wanted to learn how to heal yourself and others via meditation, touch, and energy, you must read this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Inspiration
    This book is great, no matter what your stage of life. If you are ready to change your life and learn more about yourself and others, this book was meant for you. Miracles are possible.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not Worth the Time
    I skimmed John Gray's "Practical Miracles for Mars & Venus," but couldn't stomach the hype. The first 150 pages are about the power of positive thinking and of belief in miracles. (Gray claims that the world has matured to the point that miracles are now available to anyone, at any time. Democracy and religious tolerance are two of the enabling changes.) Gray then sketches some simple techniques for physical and emotional healing: eat right; breath deeply; use a Chi Gong exercise to "recharge healing energy" and "decharge excess or negative energy" (or stress and negative thoughts); imagine that people have treated you better than they actually did; write yourself a letter expressing your frustrations; cultivate gratitude, confidence, joy, etc.; envision the world you want; believe in yourself and your power to heal. I gather that the techniques are more completely described in Gray's "How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have." "Practical Miracles" reads like an ad for Gray's seminars, or like a verbatim trancript of a stage presentation. (On page 239 he says "Now I have written twelve bestsellers and tend to be a speed writer. ... After many years of developing my thoughts, it takes me only a few months to write them down and create a book.") Positive thinking is all well and good, but the seminar must be more inspiring than the book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Some Praticality But Not So Clear
    John Gray takes a fairly open minded stand in this book. Throughout each chapter, Mr. Gray tries to emphaize to people not to take things so seriously. By taking what you can have and enjoying the pleasures of what is given, one will find diminshed stress and the ability to heal.

    Some of the healing techniques seem a bit undeveloped and a little out there. Mere simple words have a limited healing effect. What is needed is attitude adjustments and Gray presents that fairly well. Also, the history of change over different time periods is fairly interesting and how it relates to relationships. However, this book has some psycho babble and is not totally down to earth. Some interesting points but not too deep. I borrowed this from my liubrary and would recommend others to do the same.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Really bad
    I just felt that someone was preaching without any sense of purpose ... Read more

    190. Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal: A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health, and Vitality
    by Rosemary Gladstar
    list price: $24.95
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    Asin: 1580174256
    Catlog: Book (2001-09-01)
    Publisher: Storey Books
    Sales Rank: 14075
    Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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    Considered the mother of modern herbalism in North America, Rosemary Gladstar has inspired an entire generation of herbalists and has been a driving force in herbal education. Now everyone can share in her wisdom and enthusiasm with this practical yet evocative compendium. It offers easy-to-understand information for achieving optimal health, as well as tried-and-true advice for feeling positive and energetic - naturally. Gladstar offers intensely personal and uplifting insights into her own life and the lives of her mentors and friends, giving readers a cross-generational guide to living life with true and boundless enthusiasm. Her herbal recipes address everyday ailments, ease stress and anxiety, and promote radiant beauty within and without while nurturing longevity and well-being throughout the life cycle. An herbal apothecary at the end of the book provides an A-to-Z guide to herbs and their healing uses, along with safety precautions, dosage information, and guidelines for when to seek traditional medical help. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Definately the Best!
    I absolutely love this book! If you are looking into buying a book about family herbalism, this is the one to get. I show it to everyone who comes to my house and recommend it to everyone I speak with!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have!
    I bought this book hoping to learn more about using healing herbs. Rosemary Gladstar did an excellent job with this book and I have learned so many things from it. The recipes that are included throughout this book are awesome. If you are interested in herbal remedies and natural beauty, this is the book for you.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice book, need more though
    Ok, I am no writer so will just give my little ol opinion. Book is very nice, tons of great information and wonderful pictures.

    However, it is not a book if you want to learn how to plant a garden, keep a garden or plant herbs etc..This books is mainly full of information of what herbs do, not what I wanted, but still a lovely book..

    Now I need to find a book that can help me to grow a nice vegie and herb garden without killing everything;o)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good looking book + lots of info.
    Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal: A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health, and Vitality, is basically all her small manuals (Home Medicine Chest, Herbs for Beauty, Herbs for Children.. etc..) condensed into one handy volume with added information she doesn't include in her other books. She has been an herbalist for quite some time, and really knows her stuff. She also presents it in an easy to read and understand format while including some information about scientific properties of certain plants. Of course, you can't only have one book on herbalism, you have to cross reference, but this is a good book to add to your collection. It has a lot of good recipes, too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you only buy one herbal, this should be it
    I own many herbal books, but this one stands head and shoulders above all the others. Reading this book is like walking into a house with treasures hidden at every turn. Unlike other herb books I've read, Rosemary explains how using herbs is not just a way of treatment, it is a way of LIFE. She explains how herbs can become a part of your nutrition, medication, beauty routine, garden and home. All her recipes work fabulously well. They have obviously been refined over the years and stood the test of time. Her little life anecdotes which appear scattered throughout the book are delightful, instructive and serve to draw you further into her world. Her resource list at the end of the book is extremely helpful. Thank you, Rosemary, for sharing your world and love of plants with us. I truly hope that this book will be passed down to my kids and their kids and beyond (if it doesn't get too beat up from being in the kitchen all the time!). ... Read more

    191. Whole-Body Dentistry: Discover The Missing Piece To Better Health
    by Mark A. Breiner DDS
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    Asin: 0967844304
    Catlog: Book (1999-07-24)
    Publisher: Quantum Health Press, LLC
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A real eye opener
    This book alerts readers to information traditional dentists don't want you to know. Mercury is a known poison. Mercury in dental fillings, Dr. Breiner explains, appears to leach into your body. Can mercury poisoning cause Alzheimer's Disease? This book, written for the lay person, sets out a convincing case for banning mercury in dental fillings -- and a very convincing case for running to your dentist to have all of your silver fillings quickly replaced.

    This well-written book highlights the relationship between "whole-body health" and dentistry. It's a must-read for anyone seeking hidden causes of some serious ailments.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Book You Won't Be Able to Put Down!
    This was the second of two books about the effect of toxic dental work on a person's overall health. Thank you Dr. Breiner for getting the word out. If you have silver fillings and/or root canals in your mouth - - and if you have ANY health issues, this is a MUST READ! It is very well written and thoroughly researched. Hopfully all dentists of the future will care enough about their patients' health to pursue continuing education if the field of holistic dentistry. THANK GOD I had my amagams removed (just after reading this and another great book). Everyone should read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Update to "Some good, some bad"
    After reviewing this book again, talking with many dentists from the US and Europe, and doing even more reading. I am downgrading my opinion of this book.

    I still stand by Dr. Breiner's assertion that "silver/mercury" amalgam is bad for you. Not only is the mercury frequently toxic to many people, but amalgams are not bonded to the tooth like composites or ceramics. This requires the dentist to drill out more tooth structure to make the amalgam hold, thus leaving the tooth even weaker. Additionally, since the amalgam is not bonded, amalgam offers less physical support to the tooth (than bonded materials) and the tiny gap between the amalgam and the tooth can sometimes (but not always) lead to secondary tooth decay. (All of which lead to more tooth problems down the road).

    The issue on both root canals and fluoride is still up in the air (IMO), but something that we should all pay attention to. From what I've read, topical fluoride is okay, but fluoridated water may not be so great for you. If you require a root canal, ask around about BioCalex as an alternate form of root canal therapy.

    As for Electro-dermal screening a.k.a Electo-accupuncture According to Voll (EAV): Voll was a German scientist who did his research in the 50's (if I recall correctly). From my understanding, his research has never been verified or validated. I have many German friends who are medical doctors and they have never heard of this device or methodology of testing. As far as I can tell, EAV is a total scam that is frequently used by naturopaths and homeopaths to drain money out of people's wallets. Outside of that, EAV is completely useless.

    In a nutshell, the chapters about amalgam, fluoride, and root canal issue are a good introduction. IMHO, the rest is either completely false, dubious, or a waste of time/money.

    Personally, I would skip this book. There are better and more up-to-date sources on the amalgam, fluoride, and root canal issues. Though if you don't know anything about these 3 topics, this book might be a decent primer for you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
    I have read a very large number of books on alternative healthcare over the last 5 years and I consider this book on wholistic dentistry to be one of the best. It covers virtually ever aspect of the subject in an easy to read, interesting manner with a positive and constructive attitude. Read this book, it might change your life forever.

    5-0 out of 5 stars From root canals or amalgam fillings
    Whole-Body Dentistry: Discover The Missing Piece To Better Health by dental surgeon Mark A. Briener provides a unique education specifically written for the non-specialist general reader into how dental health affects the health of one's whole body, and ranges from the option of alternative treatments to avoid unpleasant side effects from root canals or amalgam fillings, to how to guard against the degradation of periodontal disease, to speculations on the future of dentistry. Whole-Body Dentistry is a very highly recommended and accessible instructional reference for health-conscious minded individuals looking to take the best care of all parts of their body. It should also be compulsory reading for all students of dentistry. ... Read more

    192. The Fussy Baby How to Bring Out the Best in Your High-Need Child
    by William, Md Sears, Martha, Rn Sears, William Sears, Martha Sears
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    Asin: 0912500883
    Catlog: Book (2002-05)
    Publisher: La Leche League International
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    Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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    "Let him cry it out!"
    "Are you feeding that baby again?"
    "Don’t you ever put her down?"

    Parents of fussy babies hear these kinds of remarks all the time.In fact, they may even ask themselves these questions.Faced with a baby who demands to be held, nursed, and comforted much of the time, new mothers may begin to doubt their own intuition, even as they long for a few hours of uninterrupted sleep.

    The first edition of THE FUSSY BABY, published in 1985, helped parents think about their demanding babies in a new light.These are children with high needs; children who are smart enough to ask for the high–quality caregiving that will help them develop their full potential.

    In this revised edition, attachment-parenting experts William and Martha Sears bring new insight to the tried-and-true advice that has worked for so many families over the last two decades.

    Respond to baby’s needs and will build up your own sensitivity.Trust baby to tell you what he needs, and he will learn to trust himself and eventually grow to be confident and independent.

    Look for new information on colic (the "hurting baby"), gastroesophageal reflux, and the challenges of breastfeeding a fussy a baby, along with updated references, reorganized chapters, and lots and lots of mothering tips.

    THE FUSSY BABY has carried many families through times with a high-need infant.This new edition brings that tradition of sensitive, intuitive parenting to a new generation of caring mothers and fathers. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Book of Hope!
    I am a new mother of now a 3 month old daughter. From the beginning people would always remark how alert she was being that she is so young. Ava was a very restless sleeper, so I started to sleep with her on my stomach. Now she sleeps 8-9 hours a night. Everyone tells me that I am spoiling her and that is why she always needs to be held and I should put her in her crib to sleep. YOu start to doubt what is best for your child. This book really helped to reassure that I am doing what I FEEL is best for my daughter. Never doubt your instincts is a good message this book delievers. I suggest this book to anyone, regardless if they have a high needs baby or not!

    5-0 out of 5 stars supportive, a must read for the parent of a colicky baby
    My daughter was colicky for about 4-5 months. I was really glad to have found this book when she was 4 months old. (Wish I had read this when she was a newborn.) I almost cried when I read it. All those months I had struggled with this screaming little baby and wondered if I was doing the right thing. Other people told me I was spoiling my baby and I should change the way I was dealing with her crying, but I couldn't bear to let her suffer alone in her crib.

    This book is very supportive for parents who want to nurture and calm their fussy, colicky babies. I thought that the Sears' provided nice tips for handling baby and I also found there advice on breastfeeding helpful.

    My baby is now 10 months. She is trusting, good humored, smiley, and very sociable. I feel like all my hard work has paid off. I don't think that I would have been able to do it without this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Surviving the first year of baby's life
    Even though my child was past six months by the time I had the energy to read this book, it validated the various strategies that I had attempted in order to have some relief from the screaming. My child screamed 95% of the time when we first brought her home and slept less than 8 hours a day. Many of these strategies provided me with at least temporary relief. Therefore I highly recommend the book, especially for the chapter on creative ways to soothe a fussy baby. Also, validation of the feelings of shared by parents of similar babies helps one feel understood at a time when perfect strangers constantly offer useless advice. The chapter on hidden causes of fussiness in infants is one that is still of interest to me as we as parents continue our search for answers to our struggle. I read other reviews that were not as complementary, however as a parent of one of the most difficult children that I have ever met (professionally, I deal with parents and children) this book was especially helpful to me in looking at our struggle from many different angles and feel encouraged that we will survive. Some are opposed to the idea of the "family bed" however if a child is truly difficult, parents are willing to try "ANYTHING". The "ANYTHING" is what I believe the Sears have willing explored and shared. The only thing that would have been better for me was if this book would have been on videotape or audiotape so that my arms would not have been free to consume the information contained.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I need REAL solutions!
    I am tired of buying books which don't give any sort of clear solutions to the problems they are addressing. This book basically tells me what every mother and father already know. We don't need to know it will go away with TIME. To write a book like this and basically tell us what we already know should be a crime. I should have looked at it's ranking number before I bought it, I think that says enough.

    I did take one more chance and also bought Dr. Marc Weissbluths, "Sweet Babies", now that's a book that is worth buying and really what all parent's of colicky infant can use. Thank God someone knows what he is talking about!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful & Supportive
    I found this book very useful - as the mother of a very fussy baby (now a very high need 2 and a half year old) I was at wit's end trying to figure out how to calm my baby and why she just didn't sleep like my friends' babies. The book reinforced the fact that my daughter was born very sensitive and I would have to work on bonding with her, creating security and consistency in her environment, and most of all to understand her and myself. ... Read more

    193. Healing Words
    by Larry Dossey
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    Asin: 0061043834
    Catlog: Book (1997-12-01)
    Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco
    Sales Rank: 42843
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    In this groundbreaking classic linking prayer and health, physician Larry Dossey shares the latest evidence connecting prayer, healing, and medicine. Using real-life examples and personal anecdotes, Dossey proves how prayer can be as valid a healing tool as drugs or surgery.

    Dossey explores which methods of prayer show the greatest potential for healing; presents compelling evidence that patients' and doctors' belief in a treatment increases its efficacy; explains that discoveries in modern physics allow us to integrate the spiritual and the scientific and make the power of prayer provable in the lab; and much more.

    Provocative, engaging, and powerfully instructive, Healing Words restores the spiritual art of healing to the science of medicine. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Nonlocal mind and the (possible) power of prayer
    It's probably tempting to dismiss this book as "New Age" claptrap. That would be a mistake.

    In fact Dossey is highly critical of the "New Age" movement. And despite some overblown cover blurbs, he doesn't claim to have "proven" anything about the power of prayer in healing; he's making suggestions and exploring possibilities, not laying down law.

    Nor, for the most part, is his speculation wild or unfounded. His suggestions are founded on two things: empirical research that seems to show prayer is effective in promoting the biological growth of certain forms of life under controlled laboratory conditions, and the theological/philosophical view that reality is ultimately a single, universal, "nonlocal" Absolute Mind.

    However controversial these foundations might be, he presents his suggestions with proper caution. And he is especially careful to avoid falling into the New Age blame-the-patient trap; he is well aware that prayer doesn't always achieve the results we might like and that this isn't because somebody has done something to "choose" or "deserve" ill health.

    On the contrary, he has a healthy sense that prayer is really (though this language isn't quite his) for the purpose of adjusting us to the Divine Will rather than vice-versa. (Anthony de Mello tells a story somewhere about a man who said, "In your country it is regarded as a miracle when God does the will of a human being. In my country it is regarded as a miracle when a human being does the will of God.") On his view, the "power" of prayer is shown as much in our acceptance of our health limitations as in their elimination.

    There are a couple of places where Dossey threatens to wander off the deep end (e.g. his suggestion that prayer can change the past), and there's a little bit of language (e.g. "Era I, Era II, and Era III") that recalls bad 1970s self-help books. But I really have only one bone to pick with Dossey: he tends at times to overstate the difference between his views and those of traditional, "classical" theism.

    There is a tendency among those (of whom I am one, which is in part how I know this) who left their childhood religions in their early teens to assume, more or less unconsciously, that our understanding of such religion was complete at that time and none of its adherents understood any of the cool things we went on to discover for ourselves. It's hard to shake one's implicit belief that those hidebound "fundamentalists" couldn't _possibly_ have known any of this nifty "spirituality" stuff; "dogmatic" religion is, of course, the arch-enemy of "true" spirituality -- isn't it?

    Dossey has a very mild tendency in this direction. In consequence I suspect he will occasionally leave more traditional religious believers with the sense that they are being misunderstood, patronized, or both.

    But it doesn't happen very often, and it hardly happens at all in this book. On the whole, Dossey's approach tends to confirm rather than undermine the great theistic religions' view of prayer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A wealth of information on prayer-based healing!
    Dr. Dossey explains in HEALING WORDS how prayer-based healing works. It has been scientifically proven in hundreds of experiments to be a balanced part of health care that can significantly decrease health problems and significantly improve our quality and quantity of life. Dossey shares some of his own real-life stories of caring for patients... including an American Indian shaman, who requested Dr. Dossey's medical help for his aching neck! This book contains a wealth of information about prayer experiments written in Dossey's characteristically down-to-Earth style. I love the way Dossey raises questions about whether some prayer experiments are ethical, and why some scientists continue to resist the mounting body of evidence that so clearly shows how prayer has a powerful effect on healing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars God, Allah, the Tao, Buddha=the non-local mind
    Dossey again displays an inquisitive intellect. This work transcends a narrow, dogmatic "god," to approach a universal "non-local" mind which encompasses and connects all existence. Dossey is cognizant of the power of words and emotion... of the impact they can have on humanity. This is not "New Age;" it is a modern compilation and interpretation of ancient wisdom. Bravo!

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the very very best self-healing books!
    I've known Larry (the author) since the old times when everyone in medicine seemed to scoff professionally at his interest in the healing power of prayer. Now, quite rapidly, science is catching up with Larry's insights, and we realize just how powerfully our thoughts, spiritual and otherwise, influence our physical bodies.

    Larry's book still stands as a classic presentation of the power of prayer in healing. His text offers a very complete presentation of the large amount of research that has in fact been conducted, to prove the power of prayer. And from reading this book, you discover from the studies, what works and what doesn't, which prayer variables are active and which don't matter ... really astounding insights come from this book - plus pragmatic guidelines for how we can all use our own minds and our link with the divine, no matter our particular religious preference, for helping us gain and maintain optimum health - and helping others as well. ... Read more

    194. The Protein Power Lifeplan
    by Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades
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    Asin: 0446678678
    Catlog: Book (2001-05)
    Publisher: Warner Books
    Sales Rank: 22084
    Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
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    Which is better for you:

    Whole wheat or red meat?

    Magnesium supplements or vitamins with added iron?

    UV-protection sunglasses or spinach and broccoli?

    A salad with fat-free dressing or one with olive oil?

    Suncreen on a daily basis or light sunbathing without protection?


    The authors who defied conventional wisdom, turned the food pyramid upside down, and helped to vastly improve personal health continue to break the rules...

    A New York Times bestseller for over a year, Protein Power sparked provacative debate with its assertion that our mainly carbohydrate-based diet - and not one rich in protein - is responsible for rampant obesity and heart disease among Americans. Now the authors of this exciting guide expand both their theory and their nutritional program, and show how The Protein Power LifePlan can combat diabetes, high blood pressure, auto-immune disorder, and more. Whether you're a Protein Power veteran looking to fine-tune your dietary lifestype or increase your success, or a newcomer to the plan, astonishing health benefits can be yours with... The Protein Power LifePlan.

    Good health is in our birthright. Contrary to popular belief, our bodies were designed by nature to metabolize and thrive on protein and fat, and simply weren't built to handle today's typical diet of carbohydrates and processed foods. The authors have linked the rise in disease to our increasing reliance on the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet that first appeared at the dinner table relatively late in human history.

    The keys to good health can be found by understanding how we evolved and by eating a diet typical of our ancestors', rich in protein and good fats and full of fruits and vegetables for the antioxident and cancer-fighting abilities.

    The Protein Power LifePlan offers:

    --A Three-Tiered Nutrition Plan designed for your level of commitment: the Hedonist, the Dilettante, or the Purist

    --The latest findings on Insulin Resistance: what it is, how to correct it, and why, once it is corrected, you will lose weight and avoid health problems associated with it.

    --Important information on supplements: vitamin E, alpha-lipoic acid, vitamin C, magnesium, chromium, and coenzyme Q10

    --Tips for obtaining the optimum health benefits of natural sunlight

    --A look at the dangers of excess iron storage and how to determine if it is a problem for you

    --A primer on fat: learn which good-quality fats can reduce elevated cholesterol, lower triglycerides, and reduce the risk of heart disease - without medication

    --Meal plans, recipes, kitchen stocking advice, and more.

    The Protein Power LifePlan gives you a blueprint for not only losing weight and feeling fit, but one designed to restore your body's innate systematic approach to good health. Comprehensive thorough, and written for results, this book will help you look and feel better then you ever have in your life. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Between extreme Atkins and moderate Zone diets
    This book is relatively extreme in the amount of protein and fat recommended. The two diabolically opposed gurus are Dr. Atkins, with a recommendation of almost 90% of calories coming from fat and protein, and Dr. Ornish, who recommends only 10% of calories via fat and protein. Drs Eades recommend a diet much closer to the Atkins diet. They recommend eating as much protein as you can, and don't worry about fat. This is good advice for obese patients looking to lose over 50 pounds, but may not be a great maintenance diet. A better long-term diet would be more like the one Dr. Sears recommends in his "Zone" books, which is 40% carbs and 60% fat and protein. In fact, my balance is about 50/50 and I'm about where I want to be. Just remember to include a good amount of protein in every meal, and avoid large carb-ridden snacks, and you'll lose weight. As far as Ornish's diet is concerned, well, SOME people have an excellent insulin metabolism system and can handle 90% carbs, but most of us CANNOT. 90% carbs is ridiculous, and is the main reason for American illnesses such as Diabetes, Hypertension, and Heart Disease, and in my opinion, even Cancer. The theoretical and statistical basis for these claims can be found in the book entitled The Failures of American Medicine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Oustanding Sequel to the Best Protein Diet Available
    Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades follow up the runaway success of their first book, Protein Power, with another avalanche of evidence that the conventional low-fat, high-carb diet is a huge failure.

    Instead of simply rehashing material from their first book (as many diet authors do), the Eades expand on the Protein Power concept to help improve long-term success on it. From a fascinating trip through the human digestive system, to new, damaging information about artificial sweeteners, this book will forever change the way you think about the power of food.

    For high-carb pundits who think humans have always been grain-eaters, the Eades' chapter on the latest paleopathological research settles the argument once and for all...we were hunters (and gatherers, but only on occasion) and our bodies are designed to thrive on protein and good fats.

    The chapter on sunlight is also refreshing...shedding new (pardon the pun) light on its healing powers when used correctly. Read this chapter before you put on sunblock again.

    In addition to these and other fascinating chapters on health, the doctors also have refined the Protein Power Plan itself. Anyone who says protein diets are too limited and boring need to read this new book. You'll see that the food choices are quite varied, and you don't have to be a dietary extremist to thrive on the plan (unless that's your choice). I've been on it for over 2 years---it's done wonders for me.

    The book gets technical at times, but the effect is more engrossing than boring, I assure you. The summaries at the end of each chapter help condense the content into laymen's terms for quick reference.

    The writing is on the wall. Protein diets are proving to be so overwhelmingly effective that it's simply a matter of time before the diet industry and the government throw out the horrifically unsuccessful "food pyramid." My advice is to get the paperback edition of Protein Power, and then a copy of the new Protein Power Lifeplan. If the doctors can't convince you of the powerful therapeutic effects of simple nutrition, no one can.

    Five stars...and deep thanks to the doctors for restoring me to my high school weight while making me feel years younger.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Eat better, don't feel hungry and still lose weight!!
    I hadn't tried a diet in many years and have steadily put on pounds. Most diets don't work as we all know. You may lose a few pounds at first, but then you can't seem to lose any more. They mess up your metabolism and cause your body to go into starvation mode. Which means it hangs onto the fat as if your life depended on it. After seeing the great results many I know have had with the protein diet craze I decided to try it myself. Even though I have only lost a few pounds so far I know this should work. The biggest flaw with most diets is that you have to limit your calorie intake so much you are hungry all the time. Also, your body is used to taking in so many more calories that it goes into starvation mode. Then it takes forever to lose the weight. I know that if I stick with it (and I think I will)this should work because you don't have to feel hungry on it. I am a little leary of Atkins plan though. A friend told me about his plan of starting at only 20 carbs a day before I had read this book. Me and my husband both felt sick within the first couple days. It is extreme. I like the Eades approach of 7-10 effective carbs per meal. I think it is a much healthier way to go. We switched to this method and now we feel fine after having done it for a week. As for protein diets being unhealthy, I think it is completely in how you do it. I have heard people say you can eat all this bacon, hamburger (without the bun, of course) and so on. I think that is asking for trouble if that is all you eat on this diet. We all know there are healthier choices of protein: skinless chicken breast, turkey, lean pork, and of course fish and other seafood. That doesn't mean you can't indulge occassionally. Since we have been on this diet we have actually been eating more vegetables than ever, no ice cream, and no fast food. How could that be unhealthy? If you read it you will discover which vegetables you can have more of without going in excess of the carb allotment. Spinach, leaf lettuce, cucumbers, broccoli, and cauliflower are some of the best ones. You can also have more mushrooms (which is great for me.) As far as berries go there are many that are low in carbs that you can have some of when you have a sweet tooth. You get to subtract the grams of fiber from the total carbs per serving so you can have more of those that are lower in carbs.
    I have also seen the new food pyramid, which someone else mentioned. While it doesn't completely agree with this plan it does show some of the high carb foods that should be eaten very sparingly: white rices, pasta, potatoes, white bread, and sweets. That part is in complete agreement with this plan. Although I know that many are criticizing these protein diets as unhealthy. I felt that way too before I started on it. Being very overweight is unhealthy and it perpetuates itself. You are tired so you don't do as much as you could, which leads to gaining more weight. Or, you are depressed because you are overweight so you figure, why not eat what I want anyway? If you follow this plan I feel certain you can lose weight, lower your blood pressure, and have more energy. If that is a problem, which it is for many that are overweight. Atkins diet I'm sure you could also lose weight on and maybe faster at first since it is so strict. I don't think I could have stuck with that. This way I feel that I will be more likely to stick with, lose weight, and be healthier. Since you can eat more vegetables on it. The middle part of the plan and the maintenace even allow for more carbs, so when you lose your weight you will be rewarded in being able to allow even more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Looking forward to it!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Eades do it again!
    This is without a doubt the best diet I have ever tried...and the most medically/scientifically sound. I do wish they would stop dumbing down the process for determining protein intake, etc. For that reason I prefer the first book for accuracy's sake, but this one is LOADED with updated information that makes it a good companion to the first.

    I had tried Ornish's plan in the past and my LDL levels were off the map as a result. I switched to PP and the return to health has been nothing short of miraculous in the eyes of my numerous doctors (one of whom is currently on this plan himself after watching my improvements!) I have PCOS and hypothyroidism. Ornish made the PCOS problems worse and did not help me in any way at keeping blood lipids in a reasonable range. The Eades's diet is amazing--it has totally made it possible for me to lose weight and conceive a child. I don't have enough stars to rate this book.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I wish I could give a good review
    If I had received the book from the third party seller as promised I may be able to give a better review; however, Allnewbooks have yet to send a copy after more than one month. They recieved payment in less than one day, debited my account no problem, but seem to be less than willing to libe up to their end of agreements. Do yourself a large favor and order all products from someone else. ... Read more

    195. Lose Those Last 10 Pounds : The 28-Day Foolproof Plan to a Healthy Body
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    Asin: 0767904702
    Catlog: Book (2001-03-13)
    Publisher: Broadway
    Sales Rank: 208907
    Average Customer Review: 4.54 out of 5 stars
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    Fight those last 10 pounds and WIN!America’s most popular fitness guru presents a sure-fire weight-loss program guaranteed to get results–in just twenty-eight days.

    As everyone knows, the last 10 pounds are always the hardest ones to lose.Now award-winning fitness expert Denise Austin offers a fat-blasting, foolproof28-day program that shows you how to jump-start your metabolism, develop healthy eating and fitness habits, and shed your body’s most stubborn pounds–forever.

    Whether you are stuck in a dieting rut, or simply need to shape up for a special occasion, you can reach your ideal weight in just four weeks and feel healthier and stronger than ever before. Denise’s innovative approach combines cutting-edge fitness techniques such as kickboxing and yoga with 28 days of slimming recipes, such as Morning Glory Smoothies, Tuna Teriyaki, Lemon Herb-Roasted Chicken, Black Bean Quesadillas, and even Filet Mignon.Her weekly formula for success includes:

    Only three thirty-minute fat-blasting aerobic workouts

    Two thirty-minute yogaPilates-based workouts to keep your body and spirit balanced

    One-minute “Fidget-cize” exercises to help you burn calories anytime, anywhere

    Three healthy, tasty meals and snacks for every day of the week with easy-to-follow recipes

    Week-at-a-Glance exercise plans and grocery lists

    So get ready to rev up your metabolism and start building a body you’ll love! With her infectious enthusiasm and trademark energy and flare, Denise will champion you every step of the way toward a slimmer, healthier, happier you.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Another great motivator by Denise!
    Here's another great book to get you going to lose those last difficult ten pounds! Denise's style is so down-to-earth and friendly, that you think that she's coaching you personally. She takes the reader day-by-day through the right exercises, food, and motivation necessary to shed those last 10 pounds in a month. Her recipes are tasty, low-fat, and kid-friendly (my kids love "Denise Chicken"). I've thoroughly enjoyed her other books, and television series, and this one is a very welcome addition to my library.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
    Denise Austin has written a very clear, step-by-step book for losing the last 10 pounds. I am on Week #2 of her 28-day plan and have lost 5 pounds already. I feel great and know that I have developed muscle as well. Her instructions are quite clear, and she keeps each day interesting by doing different exercises. (I particularly like the toning exercises! ) I have a very sedentary job and now have incorporated her "Fidgetcizers" into my daily routine. Only downside is that some of the recipes contain uncommon foods. I just spent extra time going through the 4 weeks and creating my own meal plans for each day, eliminating those foods I did not like or had no idea what they were!

    5-0 out of 5 stars My first copy is worn out -- coming back for a second
    We started this program 6-10-00 and lost 38 lbs at low point of 3-10-01. As of 12-08-01, I have given back 7 lbs but am still down 31 lbs. This program works.

    One positive not mentioned in other reviews is that the the meal plan rationalizes grocery shopping. Prior to this meal plan, my wife spent time figuring out what to prepare and went to the grocery store nearly daily and sometimes more than once in a single day.

    With Denise's plan, she does the main shopping once a week. I prepare the grocery list. The grocery list is sorted by aisles in the store, an extra bit of work to make up but more than justified by the overall time saving. There is some time (and likely even monetary) savings in the grocery shopping component of your life with this plan.

    Most of the menus require preparation, on the order of 2 hours per day. For example, even a trivial breakfast of strawberrys and yogurt requires washing and cutting up strawberrys. The food is generally good and varied.

    It is really the meal plan that has the highest time commitment impact, not the exercises.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It works, and it's Healthy
    My wife came to me and asked me to help her get in shape. Being a workout fanatic most of my life, helping her with the exercise part was easy. But the eating part was tougher. I eat healthy but don't have any set receipes or methodology; so I bought Denise's book and followed it religously for the first three to four weeks, doing all the shopping, cooking etc. She lost more than 12 lbs, looks wonderful and really has liked the food. We still use the book has a guide but mix in receipes from other sources like Cooking Light magazine etc., but we maintain Denise's daily intake of calories (about 1500) and fat -- about 25 percent -- for my wife. Denise is so upbeat, sensible and fun to read and watch. Besides being beautiful, she is full of common sense about eating and exercise. If you want sensible, good food -- not "diet" food, buy this book and follow it. It works. Thanks, Denise. You're the best.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best books yet!!!!!!
    This review is mainly to tell you what the others (teacherwhocares & T.M.) didn't tell you. First off, I thought that this book was very helpful with tring to increase my recipe library and to also increase what I know about Fitness & Nutrition and the basics about exercises. I found this book to be very helpful!

    The others that I meantioned earlier (teacherwhocares & T.M.)in this review must have been looking for some negetive things of some sort, or they just wanted to 'pick' on her book for whatever reason.

    First off, the shopping list the is in week 1, you WILL use all of the things that are on the grocery list unless you decide to discontinue to use it in the middle of the week.

    Second, the typical day that Denise Austin is talking about in the book is HER TYPICAL DAY! Shoot, if everybody was a fitness personality, buiness woman, wife, mother of two, and a avid fitness expert it would look kind of silly for her to just SIT AROUND THE HOUSE AND EAT BON-BONS ALL DAY! She does all those exercises to help give her energy throughout the day and if the person who wrote the review would at least TRY those exercises that Denise recommends then she/he would find them to probably be helpful. I don't exercise for "2 obessive hours a day" and I also do SOME of the 'fidgetsizing' that Denise talks about in her book everyday and it really works!

    I think that people who are CLOSED MINDED shouldn't ever think about picking up this book, because that will mean more 'bad reviews' that shouldn't even be here! If you are serious about fitness and nutrition and are flexible enough to try new foods, then this book is worth EVERY PENNY!!!!!!!!! ... Read more

    196. Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles
    by Caroline Myss
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    Asin: 1591791359
    Catlog: Book (2004-09)
    Publisher: Sounds True
    Sales Rank: 28430
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    Invisible Acts of Power is an exploration into the nature of generosity, compassion, and the acts of service we do for each other and those that have come our way.

    Caroline Myss explains how, as we move from visible acts, such as caring for a friend, to invisible acts, such as prayer and healing, we act divinely – without desire for credit or reward. She chronicles the many ways you can create small yet profound miracles, gain a greater sense of spirituality, and transform your own life and others’ in an instant. ... Read more

    by Rosemary Gladstar
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    Asin: 0671767674
    Catlog: Book (1993-11-10)
    Publisher: Fireside
    Sales Rank: 39751
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Herbal Healing for Women explains how to create remedies -- including teas, tinctures, salves and ointments--for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman's life. A complete women's health-care manual, this book discusses:

    • common disorders and the herbs that are effective for treating them
    • how to select and store herbs
    • preparation of hundreds of herbal remedies
    • an alphabetical listing of herbs, including a brief description of the herb, the general medicinal usage, and when necessary, warnings about potential side effects.
    It is this emphasis upon safe herbology that impressed me most about this book; for example, Gladstar very carefully distinguishes between the safe external applications of Pennyroyal herb and potentially lethal internal misuse of Pennyroyal oil. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Pleasure!
    This book is a pleasure to read and a gem for every woman concerned for her health. As an acupressure practitioner I find Rosemary Gladstar's advice invaluable, and her recipes and herbal suggestions complement nicely my books on Chinese herbs. The teas, tinctures and salves are easy to make, and the explanations are clear and knowledgeable. The Materia Medica at the end of the book is extremely useful. I particularly enjoyed Ms. Goldstar's suggestions for younger women's skin problems, have made - without any problems and with common kitchen appliances - the range of facial prducts described in the book, and am enjoying them immensely. Not only are they better than any commercial brand of skin care (because they only contain the best and purest products) but one has the satisfaction of taking an active role in caring for her own health and beauty. Even if you already own several herbal books, do not miss this one. It will become your favorite!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A gift to women of every age
    I wish I'd known about this book 10 years ago, when my interest in herbal healing and nutrition took off. I am SO glad I bought it. Ms. Gladstar's personality, compassion and expertise are almost palpable in this book. You almost feel that she is right there beside you, gently guiding you as you move on your healing journey. I found, within the pages of this book, more understanding of my womanhood and its challenges and transitions and pains/discomforts those entailed, than I ever found in any gynecologist's office. It's clear from her books that Ms. Gladstar is not only a healer, but a gifted teacher as well. She is able to transmit the philosophy that using herbs is a way of life and not simply emergency medicine. I noticed that many of the herbs and recipes in the book (and every last one of her recipes is a therapeutic masterpiece!) use herbs that are fairly easy to find. No exotic weeds here! Her years of experience are evident in how well her herbal blends work. I'm thankful that a herbalist of her caliber is generous enough to share so much knowledge that has been refined and proven over the years.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must for all women who use herbal remedies
    Rosemary Gladstar is a highly respected herbalist. Here she has provided a very useful book that will be enjoyed by any woman interested in herbal remedies. Unlike similar books, this one is appropriate for the novice and the experienced herbalist. Well written and beautiful, this will be a welcome addition to your bookshelf.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Indespensable, and a great bargain!
    this is the best [price] you can spend on your health! I own a herb store and have been working with herbs for years but periodically pull this book out and learn something new every time. I've told dozens of people to buy this book, for themselves and others. The recipes are simple and really effective. As both a beginners guide and for an experienced herbalist it just can't be beat. buy it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for women going through the change
    I found the herb resipes very helpful. She haves simple directions and easy to understand instrutions. Plane english.
    A great book for any women looking for an alteritve to terditional medisions. ... Read more

    198. Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding
    by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
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    Asin: 0671427644
    Catlog: Book (1985-07-01)
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Sales Rank: 368010
    Average Customer Review: 4.29 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good book but beginner beware!
    I like the section on the history of bodybuilding. It shows how people went from being fat powerlifters to creating a cut physique. Most of these guys are big but don't have veins all over them, which is better than some of today's "champs." I have to commend Arnold for building a big but still proportionate body. Arnold's "beginner" programs will kill a beginner and may even stress an experienced bodybuilder into overtraining. Good book, lots of different exercises, good photos, interesting history.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Any questions about bodybuilding? This is your source.
    What I find most valuable about this book is that it provides you with almost every movement done in body building. This is especially helpful in learning how to do a particular movement correctly and without hurting yourself. Everything is explained and illustrated very well. True the nutrition side is lacking but as mentioned in other reviews but that is not the focus of the book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A Classic but dated
    I bought and read this book about ten years ago. I used it to start a weightlifting program. There is alot of good information in this book. However, the book is somewhat dated. As I learned from other serious, competitive body builders, there is too much training advised in this volume. Even people who juice don't train this much - and you don't have to to achieve great results. For example, Dorian Yates trains alot less than what Arnold advises in this book and he was Mr. Olympia for a number of years. Consequently, you better off purchasing a more recently published book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for a Beginner and a Advanced body builder
    I love this book. I have read many body building and fitness books but this one covers every thing. Evrything you need to know about any body part is in here. Arnold didn't hold back. It is very creative and makes you want to create a a training schedule for yourself. My brother and I actually fought over this book and it fell apart on us so I had to order a new one. I highly recommend this book to any person who wants to do weight lifting.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    This book was the original motivator to get me into the gym in the early 90's. I recall sitting day in and day out reading and re-reading this book. While it might not be the most up-to-date, it still hits all the key areas. Let's face it, there are only so many different workouts you can do to hit a particular muscle. This book covers them all. Lacking in diet information should not sway your decision to purchase, as you can find in depth diet information from EAS for free. I lost the book and am finally ordering my second copy. Can't wait to start looking it over again. ... Read more

    199. Becoming a Father: How to Nurture and Enjoy Your Family
    by William Sears, William, M. D. Sears, Gwen Gotsch
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    Asin: 0912500964
    Catlog: Book (2003-06-02)
    Publisher: La Leche League International
    Sales Rank: 98454
    Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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    This book, written especially for the often-neglected male half of the parenting team, is a father's guide to making wise investments in his children and family.

    In BECOMING A FATHER, author Dr. William Sears shares his own story of maturing into fatherhood, discovering the joys of being an involved dad, and weathering the changes that children bring to a marriage.

    This book discusses the father's role during childbirth, different ways a father can interact and bond with his child, discipline, balancing the demads of a job with the needs of a family, and more!

    New information in this revised edition includes additional information for families where both parents work along with updated information on support during childbirth, co-sleeping, and breastfeeding.

    Dr. Sears understands the concerns and conflicts of both fathers and mothers. Reading this book will help both partners understand each other better as they share the important work of raising children. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A practical "what to do" manual
    Now in a newly revised edition, Becoming A Father: How To Nurture And Enjoy Your Family by physician and author William Sears is an informational guide and a practical "what to do" manual written especially for fathers, and concerns everything from what a man should do during his wife's labor and childbirth; to proper discipline of young ones ranging from toddler through teens; coping with the demands children place on upon a marriage; balancing family and career needs; being a role model, and more. Becoming A Father is enthusiastically recommended reading for new and "about to be" fathers, and has much to recommended it to veteran fathers (and even grandfathers!).

    4-0 out of 5 stars The ONLY Book My Husband Read
    Yes indeed. Why? I do not know. But, my husband read this book cover to cover. It was the ONLY book he read to prepare for the birth of our daughter.

    His issue, and mine, has a lot to do with Dr. Sears' consistently characterizing Dad as "helper", someone secondary in importance to Mom and incapable of being motherly.

    His writing style is kind of folksy if you like that.

    If you are really liberal and politically correct,you will not appreciate this book or this man for that reason and for the way
    you may perceive his views on gender identity and development in children.

    If words like conservative, traditional are anathema to you, leave the book on the shelf.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Common Sense For a New Father
    I enjoyed reading the book. I have used many of the ideas from Dr. Sears book to raise my two children. I own five other fathering books but this is by far the best and most practical one.

    Lets face it, there is little support or literature for fathering. I think society expects men to raise their children just like our dads did. Most of the available fathering literature is written by men with one or two children and psychology degrees. Dr. Sears has six kids and is a busy pediatrician.

    Especially if you are a first time father, do your child a favor. Buy and read this book.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Dated and demeaning assumptions
    Dr. Sears is the acknowledged leader in the attachment parenting movement, with many well-received books to his name. Like his other titles, _Becoming a Father_ emphasizes early bonding, positive discipline, and respect for the child's physical and emotional needs. To the extent that all fathers need to hear this message, this is an excellent book. So why the low rating? Because despite his child-positive message, Dr. Sears is caught in a time warp when it comes to models of masculinity. Underlying his arguments for an active role for fathers are assumptions that this reader found frustratingly rigid and occasionally downright offensive. An example:

    "The growing child should see that important family matters require a mutual decision-making process that involves both mom and dad, but I believe that dad is primarily responsible for making decisions." (p. 194)

    Even more troubling is the author's attitude toward homosexuality, which seems to be informed more by conservative religious values than by current medical knowledge:

    "'I don't want my son to grow up to be a pansy,' exclaimed John, a new father. His sentiments are shared by most men." (p. 200)

    For those readers who aren't already aware of the meaning--or should I say "demeaning"?--of this slur, Dr. Sears goes on to define a "pansy" as "an effeminate boy." Given the author's 1950s-style ideas of masculinity, I'd hate to think how he would judge a boy who, after watching his father wearing a younger sibling in a sling, asked for a doll to play with. He concludes:

    "I am personally concerned that our society tends to approve of lifestyles [sic!] such as homosexuality. Society sees this as an 'acceptable alternative.' I can accept a person as a homosexual without having to approve of the morality of homosexuality." (p. 208)

    If this "love the sinner, hate the sin" attitude reflects your own beliefs, you will probably get a lot out of this book. But if you take a more egalitarian view of male-female relationships and don't believe--and most mainstream doctors do not--that weak paternal role models "cause" homosexuality, you may want to look elsewhere for advice on fathering. To be fair, there is much of value in this book, but the truly helpful ideas can be gleaned from Sears's array of other works (such as _The Baby Book_) or from other attachment parenting guides, like Katie Granju's _Attachment Parenting_.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must-read for the anxious first-time father.
    This book provides a non-nonsense look at what a man can expect (and how he can contribute most effectively) during pregnancy and as a father. There is a particular focus on the first few months of fatherhood - which are frankly the months that worry me the most as my wife enters month nine!

    Sears' presents a straightforward philosophy based on nurturing the child (often by taking care of the mother). He presents nurture as fundamental to (1) providing a structured, trusting environment so that the child may develop and learn, (2) building a solid foundation for a well-disciplined child, and (3) establishing a relationship that allows your child to assume values that the parents want rather than those from other role models.

    As I reflect on the book, most of it seems to be common sense, but it certainly was not obvious before my reading. I would recommend this book to all men about to have a child. ... Read more

    200. Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson
    by Joan Borysenko
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    Asin: 0446392243
    Catlog: Book (1991-05-01)
    Publisher: Warner Books
    Sales Rank: 239355
    Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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    From the bestselling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind: an accessible guide to healing the destructive effects of guilt.

    The reaction by parents, teachers and peers to our own actions often determines our sense of self - how confident we feel and how secure we are about our place in the world.When self-blame and pessimism begin to overtake self-esteem and optimism, the rest may be emotional, physical and spiritual distress.

    In Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Answer, Dr. Joan Borysenko, a Harvard Ph.D., explores this mind/body connection as she offers personal and professional advice for journeying toward recovery and self-love.

    Here at last is an insightful and uplifting approach for turning the teachings of guilt into the lessons of love.
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Light headed
    The worst book on guilt I have read so far. A salad of pseudo sience and new age bla bla.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Know Yourself
    This book is a keeper. Borysenko gently holds a mirror up for us to peek into our essence and see through our masks. We are a kaleidoscope of feelings, a symphony of thoughts drumming our consciousness, and much, much more. Joy comes with the observer, with insight into our humanity, with unraveling the heartless assumptions we have made about ourselves, and with letting go of the shame we carry. An articulate, important book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Having coffee with Joan
    That's what this book will feel like to you: surely you must be sitting in your favorite coffeeshop across from Joan Borysenko, bending heads over a couple of Cafe Mochas! Joan tells it like it is, but with compassion, and a relation to what happened to her. I've had suspicions about the source of guilt in my life, but Joan's stories were the push to clarity. Years of talk therapy coalesced for me with this book. I had the good fortune to meet Joan once. Her energy is so friendly; you'll swear you've known her all her life. Thank the Source for inspiring this woman to teach us!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Anyone who suffers from obsessive guilt . .
    . . should read this book. Joan Borysenko, PhD., appears to be highly versed in the knowledge of guilt, as she suffered from this disease herself.

    This book is rich in different forms of psychology, both past and present, but it also mixes the spiritual with that psychology. I think, with most psychologists, that is the factor that is missing. There's the physical, the mental, and the spiritual. Too often, doctors leave the latter out of their practice, and I believe, as Joan Borysenko illustrates, it is a mistake.

    This is not just merely a self-help book, but a book that gives you a lot of detail and insight on unhealthy guilt. The aurthor uses examples from her own life, as well as from some of the people she has come across in her practice, to give the reader further understanding. There's exercises for the reader to try, as well as meditations.

    If you've EVER suffered from obsessive, unhealty guilt and low self-esteem, this book is MUST.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Balanced and very helpful
    Joan Borysenko is often dismissed as a New Age airhead, and her recent books are mostly a rehash of her earlier ones. But I think this is her strongest book, for several reasons. Guilt is a powerful component in many people's psychological makeup (especially women's). While pop psychologists tend to dismiss guilt as simply an unhealthy vestige of an overly strict religious upbringing, this does justice to neither the force of the emotion nor its positive components, compassion and responsibility. Borysenko avoids oversimplifying these issues, distinguishes the healthy from the unproductive aspects of guilt (her discussion of "New Age Guilt" is worth the price of the book), and offers positive guidance on how to learn the lessons guilt can teach us. A major contribution to Western philosophy it's not, but I found this book the most balanced, sane, and practical discussion of guilt that I've ever read. ... Read more

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