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1. Delmar's Medical Terminology Video
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2. Pass Through Panic: Freeing Yourself
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3. Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster:
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4. AudioLearn: OAT (Biology, Chemistry,
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5. The Will to Live and Other Mysteries
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6. Mother-Daughter Wisdom : Creating
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7. Anatomy of the Spirit: 7 Stages
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8. The Ultimate Weight Solution:
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9. Healing Mind, Healthy Woman
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10. Animals as Teachers and Healers
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11. Healing Trauma: Restoring the
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12. Delivered from Distraction : Getting
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13. The Mars and Venus Diet and Exercise
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14. Healing Back Pain
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15. Eat Right for Your Type
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16. Real Age: Are You As Young As
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17. Why People Don't Heal and How
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18. The South Beach Diet: The Delicious,
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19. Ten Natural Remedies That Can
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20. The Tao of Fitness

1. Delmar's Medical Terminology Video Series (14 Tape Set)
by Delmar Publishers, Delmar Publishers
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Asin: 0766809765
Catlog: Book (1999-08-18)
Publisher: Delmar Thomson Learning
Sales Rank: 935451
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This series of fourteen medical terminology videotapes is designed for allied health and nursing students who are enrolled in medical terminology courses.The videos may be used in class to supplement a lecture or in a resource lab by users who want additional reinforcement.The series can also be used in distance learning programs as a telecourse.All tapes are self-contained and may be used in any order to meet the needs of the student.The videos simulate a typical medical terminology class.The on-camera "instructor" leads students through the various concepts, interspersing lectures with graphics, video clips, and illustrations to emphasize points.Tapes one and two contain introductory material to get students started on their study of medical terminology.The remaining twelve tapes each focus on the terminology related to specific body systems.This comprehensive series is invaluable to students trying to master the complex world of medical terminology.(medical terminology, med term, prefix, suffix, word building, basic word structure, Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System, Nervous System, Blood & Lymphatic System, Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Endocrine system, Urinary system, Male Reproductive System, Female Reproductive System, Special Senses, body systems, videos, distance learning, telcourse, anatomy, physiology, health occupations, allied health, nursing, EMS, Respiratory Care, Medical Assisting) ... Read more

2. Pass Through Panic: Freeing Yourself from Anxiety and Fear
by Claire Weekes
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Asin: 1565113209
Catlog: Book (1999-06-01)
Publisher: Highbridge Audio
Sales Rank: 30108
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The reassuring voice of Dr. Claire Weekes.
Dr. Weekes' "Pass Through Panic" audio tapes provide a useful follow-up to her two exceptional books on panic and nervous suffering. I discovered the availability of the tapes years after I had read the books over and over again. I do recommend using Dr. Weekes' materials in that order: books first, and then the tapes. The tapes repeat, in a most personalized way, much of the material in the books. But, here you have the advantage of her strong, decisive but always reassuring, calm voice. Panic need not rule one's life. Dr. Weekes says as much with great authority and experience in the treatment of the problem. Always with warmth (much firmness, too), she builds the listener's confidence, urging every sufferer to heed her words and knowledge. A pioneer in what we now know as cognitive therapy, Dr. Weekes dispells the commonly held fears that assail the panic-stricken person. "Listen to me," she seems to command in a rich alto voice that delivers the messages of "acceptance," "floating," and "glimpsing" that will soon become familiar, helpful terms in coping with, and coming out of, states of nervous anxiety. Here are two wonderful tools to pack with a small tape player in one's purse or suitcase on that short or long trip...just in case.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thank God for Claire Weekes
These tapes have helped me understand the anxiety and panic that I'm feeling. Dr. Weekes has a wonderful way of emphasizing her points and making you feel like you can conquer this illness. Her legacy is helping me and hundreds of others like me and for that I am grateful. Her methods and beliefs really do help to soothe the sensitized nerves of an anxious sufferer. These tapes are WELL worth the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than any current "pill" could do...
I have dealt with anxiety disorder for many years, most of those in an abject misery of non-living, until finally a counselor recommended Dr Weekes to me. Whereas a pill can help deaden the sensations, Dr Weekes has taught me how to turn off the panic button inside of myself. I still have moments of anxiety, but she has taught me how to stop the sudden rush of adrenalin from turning into blinding panic. This has given me my life, and she has my eternal gratitude. I recommend her techniques to everyone that i know who suffers from anxiety issues, I only hope that someday someone will listen to me, a person who's first recorded anxiety attack was at the age of 3; a person who knows that this is the real answer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Weekes understands how to cure panic
If anyone out there has panic attacks, and agoraphobia (fear of leaving the house, traveling, sitting through movies, restaurants, etc - feeling trapped), you must read all Dr. Weekes's books and listen to her tapes. She understands how to get over panic. I did using her books. Panic is just the "second" fear that people start adding to harmless adrenaline physical symptoms in your body. It develops into a habit that can be unlearned. I know personally at least 5 other people cured by her method of face and accept the strange feelings, because they are harmless adrenaline that you are adding your own fear to - then eventually you stop escalating it into a panic attack. It is hard but is takes practice. Her books REALLY help. I cannot promote them enough. They saved me from agoraphobia and being virtually housebound.

5-0 out of 5 stars If there is one thing better than reading her books... is listening to her audio cassettes! Dr. Weekes is such a great speaker, and she speaks very firmly, yet remains very comforting... it's like getting an audio tape from your mother (if your mother is a world-renouned doctor! lol). Hope and Help for Your Nerves is also a great book to read, by Dr. Weekes, but I would almost recommend the tapes over the book for starters, just because you can put it in and feel like she is right there with you, helping you through your anxiety. A must-hear! ... Read more

3. Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster: Relaxation/Healing Process
by Peggy Huddleston
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Asin: 0964575736
Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
Publisher: Angel River Press
Sales Rank: 122159
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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Peggy Huddleston’s Relaxation/Healing audio tape helps to calm pre-operative jitters and create the bio-chemistry that enhances healing. The tape never mentions surgery so that it can be used for deep relaxation to reduce stress.Many people who have insomnia use the tape at night as a comforting way to fall asleep.Although available separately, the audio tape is a companion to the book, Prepare For Surgery, Heal Faster, by Peggy Huddleston. If you’re having surgery, you’ll want to use the Relaxation/Healing tape and read the book one or two weeks before your operation. But if you have only one day before surgery, you can still benefit from using this calming audio tape and easy to read book. The Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster program is offered by leading hospitals across the US including NYU Medical Center in New York and several Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in California. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars If you fear surgery, read this book and relax with the tape.
For over three years,I had severe hip pain and knew I needed a hip replacement. Being a nurse, and knowing all the risks, I put the inevitable off (out of fear). A friend gave me the book and audio tape "Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster" by Peggy Huddleston. After reading the book and listening to the tape one to two times a day, I had the courage to call an Orthopedic Surgeon and make an appointment. I was scheduled for surgery eight weeks later. During the eight weeks, I reread the book and listened to the relaxation/healing tape one to two times a day. On the day of surgery, I was completely relaxed and at peace. I went into the OR confident everything would turn out well, which it did. I have made a full recovery. I continue using the tape for relaxation. This book and tape has helped my friends and acquaintances prepare for their surgery with less fear. By reading this book and listening to the relaxation tape, you will be able to face your surgery without fear.

5-0 out of 5 stars Helped me face surgery
Peggy Huddleston's "Prepare for surgery, heal faster" book was extrememly helpful to me when I recently had surgery.I have been an operating room nurse for 20 plus years but had never been the patient in surgery. Reading this book and listening to the relaxation/healing tape that is its companion gave me the coping tools I needed to under go surgery. The book explains 5 steps to prepare yourself for surgery resulting in a more positive surgical outcome. Surgery is a very stressful event no matter how major or minor the procedure is. I recommend that every person facing surgery should read the book and listen to the companion tape. You will be amazed how calm, relaxed, and comfortable you will feel before during and after your surgery.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sine Qua Non
Peggy Huddleston's book was the single most important factor in helping me through surgery. My procedure, aortic valve replacement, was a complete success thanks largely to great doctors and the preparation I brought to the experience from reading Peggy's book and listening to her tape. The staff at New York Hospital were totally agreeable to the preparation steps divised by the author. Their response was that a motivated patient with a plan was more likely to have a successful recovery. I read the book, listened to the tape before, during, and after surgery and participated in her support group system. Thank you Peggy. Your advice enabled me to endure and recover.

5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful aid to recovery
I used this tape for 2 years to deal with chronic illness and surgery. I tried many other tapes but this one induced relaxation and sleep despite my anxieties.

4-0 out of 5 stars Worked For Me
I used the book and tape prior to having a kidney removed. I also visited Peggy Huddleston in her office and had a wonderful talk with her, which calmed my fears about the surgery and aftermath. I was off of pain medication the day I left the hospital, and anyone who has had a kidney removed knows that it is one of the most painful surgeries. I am sending this to a friend who is now preparing for surgery. ... Read more

4. AudioLearn: OAT (Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics)- 1st Edition
by Shahrad Yazdani
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Asin: 0970419937
Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
Publisher: BDS Educational Innovations Inc.
Sales Rank: 156737
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OAT AudioLearn offers a complete and comprehensive science review for the Optometry Admission Test on four 90 minute audio cassettes.

Professionally narrated from over 700 pages of manuscript, OAT AudioLearn covers every fact, formula, rule, theory, law and equation in the natural sciences (Biology, chemistry, organic chemistry) and Physics sections of the Optometry Admission Test.

AudioLearn is not a novelty. Learning through listening is a proven and powerful method of learning, best suited to memorizing massive amounts of information. It is a recognized method particularly in teaching languages and is a standard method in the majority of language schools. One of its advantages for those preparing for postsecondary tests is that the student can use the audiocassettes/CD’s almost at any time and in any situation, whether concentrating in the quiet of his study or while driving along the highway!. ... Read more

5. The Will to Live and Other Mysteries
by Rachel Naomi Remen
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Asin: 1564556204
Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
Publisher: Sounds True
Sales Rank: 232512
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As an honored physician and teacher, Rachel Naomi Remen has spent a lifetime immersed in the world of science. Yet today, after four decades of face-to-face experience with cancer patients, medical academia, and her own chronic illness, she has come to see that life is best defined not by science, but by mystery.

On The Will to Live and Other Mysteries, this bestselling author and beloved "healer of the heart" probes the universal experience of the unknown and reminds us that we all participate in life's mystery. "We have become a culture of control," Dr. Remen begins, "and have traded mystery for mastery." But "life is larger than science," she says. "Science is only one of the tools for healing. Real healing is always a work of mystery." A master storyteller, Dr. Remen shares compelling front-line stories of people who opened to mystery and found healing. She encourages us to pay attention and stay "awake," because the mystery at the heart of life can speak to any one of us at any time.

Complete with step-by-step exercises that Dr. Remen has taught to thousands of people, The Will to Live and Other Mysteries will touch and strengthen all who hear it, awakening us to our real power, and enabling us to live more fully and deeply, no matter what obstacles we face in life. ... Read more

6. Mother-Daughter Wisdom : Creating a Legacy of Physical and Emothional Health
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Asin: 0739318942
Catlog: Book (2005-02-22)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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7. Anatomy of the Spirit: 7 Stages of Power and Healing
by Caroline Myss
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Asin: 1564554074
Catlog: Book (1996-10-01)
Publisher: Sounds True
Sales Rank: 182886
Average Customer Review: 4.29 out of 5 stars
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Encoded within your body, teaches Caroline Myss, is an energy system linking you directly to the world’s great spiritual traditions and the divine energy that seamlessly connects all life. On Anatomy of the Spirit, Myss surveys our most revered wisdom traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Hinduism, and identifies seven specific levels of spiritual development – the stages of power in life. These seven great truths also grace the human body as an energetic system – a spiritual compass pointing the way to better health and spiritual guidance. With research, examples, and self-diagnostic guidelines. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Insightful, but complicated
I sought out Caroline Myss's work because of some lower back pain I've had over the past six months. I believe that physical problems can result from spiritual issues, and since I had not been in any kind of accident, I thought my problems might be the result of something not readily seen.

Anatomy of the Spirit teaches the energies of the seven chakras and compares that knowledge to Jewish and Christian traditions to illustrate their truth and universality.

While explaining the power of each chakra, as well as the physical problems that can result from improper energy flow, Myss also tells stories of friends and clients who have overcome ailments while working through spiritual conflict.

The information here can be difficult to follow and somewhat esoteric, but the personal stories really help the reader grasp the main concepts of each chakra. The book doesn't offer practical advice so much as it offers deeper insight into the spirit and how it works.

It's now up to me to use that insight and intuitively guide my way to healing my back pain. Myss is so convincing, I believe I can do it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Anatomy lessons.
Caroline Myss, Ph.D. is a medical intuitive and a specialist in energy medicine. Whenever she visits Boulder, she draws a big crowd, and her sold-out lecture last week promoting her current bestseller, SACRED CONTRACTS, was no exception. "According to energy medicine, we are all living history books," she writes in ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT. "Our bodies contain our histories--every chapter, line, and verse of every event and relationship in our lives" (p. 40). She maintains, in other words, that as our lives unfold, our biography becomes our biology (p. 40).

In ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT, Myss attempts to connect the dots between body and spirit by integrating the wisdom of several spiritual traditions, the Hindu chakras, the Christian sacraments, and the Kabbalah's Tree of Life. She draws from the ancient wisdom of these teachings to radically redefine spiritual and biological health, and to help us understand "what keeps us healthy, what makes us ill, and what helps us heal" (p. 67). The central premise of her book is that our past and present, personal and professional relationships, traumatic experiences and memories, beliefs and attitudes all become "encoded" in our biological anatomies, and then contribute to the formation of cell tissue, which generates energy reflecting our emotional strengths, weaknesses, hopes and fears (p. 34). Dr. Myss teaches us how to move through our wounds, rather than living in them (p. 60). While in her book she says that disease is the result of our negative emotions (p. 43), during her more recent Boulder lecture, Myss acknowledged she no longer believes this, and that this incorrect assertion has caused many to needlessly suffer, while trying in vain to identify the nonexistent negativity in their lives.

In her truly fascinating book, Myss reveals how we are simultaneously matter and spirit, and she encourages us to think about how matter and spirit interact, "what draws the spirit and life force out of our bodies, and how we can retrieve our spirits from the false gods of fear, anger, and attachments of the past" (p. 77). To those readers like me, who may be a bit skeptical of the anatomy lessons Myss offers here, she encourages us take from her book only what feels right to our heart and spirit, leaving the rest behind (p. 94).

G. Merritt

1-0 out of 5 stars Listen and take what you can
Not very good at all. The whole lecture comes from a christian standpoint. Caroline searches for the basic truths that all older folk-based religions possess, but realizes the christian "religion" does not have these truths. Then she begins to relate the sacraments to the chakras, saying that the truths are hidden. This may be so, but through the finding of these truths she reccomends things like praying to god for help, admitting that your anger is your own fear and asking god to help you. I find this very weak, as I do the whole christian religion. It seems the "new age" thinkers are still trying to twist christianity into the spiritually uplifting religion that every other religion is. Its funny that it has never been taught by nuns or priests the way it is being "interpretted" now.
I don't advocate asking for help from god when things go wrong. I don't believe getting angry with someone shows that I am somehow afraid of something within me-and therefore must submit to god. The church and their bible do not advocate finding your own way through the path of spirituality yet the new age idea of christianity twists it to say it does. Just drop your bible and the whole christian influence as a whole and learn from your blood. A religion that never came from it's own people, but was forced upon them can NEVER lead us to a path of spirituality no matter what you "interpret" it to be.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and Wonderful!
I recently survived a serious illness and I feel that owe a lot of this to Caroline Myss and this book that she wrote. As she says in this book, our body is a reflection of our state of mind in many ways. Because of this book, I have been focusing on bringing myself to a healthy state of mind which leads to a healthy body. In doing so, I am learning so much about my own personal, emotional, and spiritual development partially through this book but also from other incredible books like "The Ever-Transcending Spirit" by Toru Sato (this one is also a wonderfully inspirational, enlightening, absolutely great book by the way!). I love how Myss puts together some of parallels in the spiritual traditions of Hinduism, Judaism, and Christianity and tries to show us that these teachings are all trying to guide us in a similar, if not the same, direction. Wonderful, Wonderful book! Highly recommended!

4-0 out of 5 stars A bit lacking, but good
After reading many many books by several empowering authors such as Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dalai Lama, Marianne Williamson, and Tiffany Snow, that I am still reading, my life has opened up to me in such a compelling and wonderful way. There are great transforming authors, who shift the consciousness of humankind in a way never known before. The "Anatomy of the Spirit" tries to do this, but is lacking in some ways. It is a good book, but not great. ... Read more

8. The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
by Phillip McGraw
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Asin: 0743526708
Catlog: Book (2003-09-09)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Sales Rank: 52383
Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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in a way that you have never been challenged before. We both know that the endless string of fad diets has done nothing but leave you heavier than before. The Ultimate Weight Solution is an audiobook that is the product of thirty years of working with overweight patients and figuring out what really works. Giving you the real tools to permanent weight loss will change your life and its quality. I am determined to get you immediate results and do so in a way that will last a lifetime. Permanent weight loss is about changing many things in your life, and the The Ultimate Weight Solution will help you do just that -- change yourself, change the way you think about dieting, change the way you think about food, change the way you think about your health. The 7 keys that are in this audiobook will open doors to a new life for you.
-- Dr. Phil

You know all too well that the "diet" experience can be bitterly disappointing. The Ultimate Weight Solution will change the way you behave and think about food, weight loss, and, ultimately, yourself. In this landmark audiobook, Dr. Phil delivers an action-oriented plan to give you immediate results. You'll get the real reasons you've lost control of your weight, with tools to identify what to eat, when to eat, how to eat, and why you eat when you don't want to.

Congratulations! When you picked up The Ultimate Weight Solution, you took the first important step down the road to weight loss freedom. It's your health, it's your life, it's your decision. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars One of The Best ! !
Dr. Phil's "Ultimate Weight Solution" is one of the best weight loss books I've read in a long time. I'm giving this book four stars because weight loss should encompass the full gamut of an individual including spirit, soul, and body. Dr. Phil covers the soul and body beautifully, but neglects the spiritual aspects of weight loss.

Keys one and two deal with the soul which is our thoughts, will, and emotions. Keys 3-6 deal with the body and flesh, and key 7 deals with the soul. It is critical to include the missing spiritual aspect of a complete weight loss program.

Dr. Phil does an excellent job of dealing with the seven keys included in this book. There are lots of nuggets to glean from.

Two of my many favorite golden nuggets of truth in this book are:

1. "If you believe with utmost certainty that you will fail and never, ever, be able to manage your weight, then failure is what your personal truth dictates to you." Pg 11

2. "When you weight train, its like taking a little chisel to your body. Off comes blubbery thigh fat, gone is the jiggly butt. There's muscular definition to your arms you never knew you had. You're firm all over, and smaller, and better proportioned too." Pg 222

The inclusion of the questionnaires such as the "Nutritional Assessment," the "Behavioral Audit," and the "Personal Environment Audit" are powerful ways of getting the reader to personalize this book and their own personal weight loss program. The interaction leads people to draw closer to the words on the pages and to internalize the keys.

There is so much good material in this book that I really wanted to include a dozen nuggets of truth, but you'll just have to read it yourself and pick out your own favorite nuggets.

I thank Dr. Phil for writing this book. It was a combination of this book coupled with his Monday television program that motivated me to get started on my own weight loss journey.

Thank you Dr. Phil!

5-0 out of 5 stars Hello, this book is about reality (self help not diet)
I can not believe the negativity of some of these reviews. Dr. Phil may not be super thin but the book is about a get real weight not a doctor's chart weight. It is the pursuit of the model thin body that has contributed to both obesity and eating disorders in this country. I do not think that Dr Phil is fat. I think that he is about average for a man of his age (remember televison adds weight). Anyone picking on Dr. Phil's weight is part of the problem ( it really is OK not to look like a super model in this country, it doesn't make you worth less) Also, so what if he is a psychologist and not a psychiatrist. That just means in private practice he would not prescribe meds. It does not mean he is not qualified to talk about the psychological issues surrounding permanent weight loss. Anyone questioning the qualifications of Dr. Phil are just jealous of the impact he has on people.

So it is not brain surgery. Have you ever been to a psychiatrist? They always shift the focus back on you. You ask why do I do that, they say, I don't know why do you?. Because for permanent change the self control and motivation must come from you. This book tackles the fact that we are eating emotionally not just for sustenance as we should be. It tries to resolve some of these issues if not at least bring them out into the open. It has several excercises for this. We all know that to lose weight we must eat less than we need for energy. The real question is why don't we? What is the emotional reason that you as an individual keep overeating? This is the first diet book that tackles overeating from a psychological perspective. Perhaps people would feel like they got their money's worth if the book said to stand on your head 10 minutes after eating and eat as much as you want. That would be new wouldn't it?

Dr. Phil talks in a plain and simple language that really appeals to his fans. IN both self matters and this book he puts things in such a way that it cuts through the bull. If you don't like Dr Phil's style, you won't like the book. Since the book has sold 7 million copies so far he has an opportunity to make a real impact on the weight loss problem in this country. Imagine that !! Millions of overweight americans finally looking inside themselves and saying, "I am the one making the decision to be fat. I do it for the following reasons. I can change my mind and live a healthier lifestyle". "It is not because I ate a bread product with a piece of fruit and messed up a combination or magical formula, It is because I eat more than I need to, to survive. This is not normal and thanks to Dr. Phil I have an action plan to change my behavior." It puts control back in the hands of the individual. Simple or not, if he can get that message across and through his star power effect change, all the more power to him.

1-0 out of 5 stars He's good at stating the obvious. That's about it.
Why is Dr. Phil popular? Because he tells people what they already know. He just throws a few "I'm a good ol' down-to-earth no-nonsense Texan" sayings into the mix.
I bought this book because I was a huge fan of Dr. Phil. I watched his show, bought his "Relationship Rescue" and his Food Guide, and I was ready to overhaul my life just like he said. I started into the book, made goals and worked hard, and followed his food guide implicitly. He said I wouldn't be hungry. I was. He said the plan wouldn't be restrictive. It was. After the first days of excitement were over, I was miserable.
This book is all about telling you to work hard at losing weight, which I am all for. But then he tells you it's not about will power. Of course it is! It's not only about will power, but you do have to have some self-control in order to reach your goals.
This book is a paradoxical mixture of in-your-face drill sargent with telling 'em what they wanna hear.
Let's just say that the more I see Dr. Phil's milk-mustached face on billboards and watch his appearances on the likes of "Extreme Makeover", the more I start to doubt his sincerity about helping people and suspect him of milking his popularity for every penny he can.

4-0 out of 5 stars at last............
What Dr. Phil's book plainly and simply points to is that there is no quick fix to weight loss.
One person wrote about how scary it is that Dr. Phil's book content is common sense. Yes it is and it is high time someone put it in blunt, plain language.
The trouble is the diet industry has been harping on easy loss forever and loves to woo the mentality "I lost 15 pounds in one week!". If you lost 15 pounds in 7 days, it is NOT fat, it is fluid, and more troubling, lean tissue, something that no one can afford to lose. It is called starvation in many sectors of the world.
You simply cannot fool the body. If it does not get what it needs it cannibalizing itself to get it.
The diet industry also makes us believe in 'dieting' not in making behavior changes for a lifetime in what we eat and how much time we spend moving our bodies. When we diet we think about when it is all off I can let up. Well they are wrong. It is a lifetime of effort and Dr. Phil let's his reader know that.
I am perfectly happy with the thought that finally someone has had the intestinal fortitude to spell it out plainly how much we have been duped by the 'diet' industry.

5-0 out of 5 stars Changed my life!!!!
Most people think I'm crazy when I tell them that this book has changed my life, but it has. My eating habits have completely changed and I'm not even finished reading the book. I have lost 6 pounds in about 2 weeks. The book doesn't make you lose weight. It's the information inside that gives you the tools to lose the weight. I strongly suggest that anyone buy it. I bought it at a store full price and was a little leary of spending the money, but it was WELL WORTH IT! ... Read more

9. Healing Mind, Healthy Woman
by Alice Domar, Henry Dreher
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Asin: 0694516988
Catlog: Book (1996-06-01)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Sales Rank: 596714
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Every woman has access to the most powerful health care in the world. It's not a pill or a hospital or a test. It's her own mind.

Dr. Alice Domar, director of women's health programs at Harvard Medical School's famous Division of Behavioral Medicine, is a national expert in the use of mind-body methods for improving health, and has proven the effectiveness of these techniques with her groundbreaking research. Writing with noted science and health writer Henry Dreher, Dr. Domar explains how these techniques can be used for reducing stress and enhancing wellness.

Dr. Alice Domar explains the solid scientific grounding behind mind-body methods, and then examines how they helped real women with common situations such as menopause, eating disorders, and PMS.

And there's only one known side effect to Dr. Domar's methods: peace of mind. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is a must for any woman going through a crisis.
I first heard of Alice Domar and the Harvard Mind-Body Institute's Infertility Program in an article which highlighted a research study that found that infertile women who underwent a relaxation program had a higher rate of pregnancy than a control group. Living nowhere near Boston, I was very interested to discover that Dr. Domar had written a book. The book is wonderful and I recommend it to people going through infertility all of the time. I am not one to go for touchy-feely stuff, and this is not at all like that. Rather, it is a down to earth, medically-based, normal, and intelligent approach to getting our lives together. It is a very important companion to anyone undergoing infertility treatment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Not Just for Infertility
This book was recommended to me last spring by members of my infertility support group. I love this book! It was the first book to acknowledge the amount of stress, pain and depression infertile women go through. I use the relaxation techniques not just for infertility, but for every crisis in my life. The advice is practical, simple, and easy to use throughout the day. And it does seem as if the book was written just for me! The audio tapes are helpful as well. The book is a true gift. I just donated a copy to a friend going through infertility, with the stern instruction that I wanted it back. Of the 5 books I gave her, this was the only one that's on loan!

5-0 out of 5 stars It helped me get pregnant and stay that way!
After 2 miscarriages (on Clomid) I was a wreck. A friend gave me this book and without Clomid I got pregnant and delivered a healty happy boy. We're now pregnant again with #2 (another boy!) and I have re-read 2 of her chapters at least 25 times each. I wish I could meet Alice and tell her what a life changing book this was for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Overcoming Infertility
I read this book at a time in my life when I was faced with infertility problems. My husband and I had tried for two years to become pregnant and even sought the advise of a specialist. I found this book and started reading the section on inferility and the stresses related to it. I found myself totally imerged in it. At times I would sit there and cry because I felt that it was weritten for me. That was two years ago. We now have a beautiful 10 month old daughter and are so very thankful for the written advise. I have recommended this to many relatives and friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars i believe i got pregnant because of this book!
i wrote the previous review. i would just like to add how valuable this book has been to me. when i read "healing mind, healthy woman", i was struggling with over 3 years of secondary infertility. as soon as i began the relaxation exercises, i noticed an improvement in my life immediately. i was more calm and more patient with my daughter and husband. the writing exercises allowed me to recognize how i had been blaming & punishing myself, until i finally forgave myself enough to get the treatment that i needed and deserved. my fertility treatment has less than 50% success rate, but i am now pregnant after just 1 cycle! and i didn't experience any side effects from the drugs involved, even though most women reported having them. i credit the skills i learned in this book for enabling me to be at my healthiest and therefore increasing the effectivity of my treatment. i would definitely recommend this book to all women, not just those with health problems. i will continue to use the skills i learned to ensure that i have a healthy & happy pregnancy. thank you very much, ms. alice domar & mr. henry dreher, for changing my life. i wish i could have written to you both directly. i hope you will get to read this review. ... Read more

10. Animals as Teachers and Healers : True Stories and Reflections
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Catlog: Book (1997-01-14)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Sales Rank: 584204
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Susan Chernak McElroy, who owes her triumph over cancer to the love of her dog, Keesha, tells her story and gathers real-life testimonies from those whose souls have been touched by the loving energies of animals. Simultaneous hardcover release from Ballantine. 2 cassettes. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An Uplifting Tribute to our Animal Friends
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for a good animal story. If it's happy, I cry; if it's sad, I cry harder. Animal abuse distresses me almost more than anything else.

One of my pleasures is to pick up every book I can on animals and the psychic realm. The books that focus on our intimate connections to the animal kingdom and how we may communicate with them through our intuitive thoughts and feelings are books to not only to learn from, but to savor.

I remember that pioneer in the field, Beatrice Lydecker, whose book was revolutionary when it came out years ago. It was "What the Animals Tell Me", and I was thrilled this work was available to us. The fact that there are so many books about this subject on the market now testifies to the fact that as a people we are really ready to hear the wisdom and love that animals offer. They are not just a food source or slave labor to us any longer.

Ms. McElroy does a beautiful job of bringing forth her message of healing the relationship between people and animals. She comes from a most compassionate, wise place in her understanding of why animals are with us as our companions.

If you want an example of unconditional love, be in the presence of a beloved pet. Never have I, in my life, ever received even close to that level of unconditional love and acceptance that my animal companions have shown me. [Particularly my recently deceased, Francis, who was a very evolved being inhabiting a humble life form. I am planning a future book on this soul.]

Animals are helping us evolve to the realization of our Oneness universe. We are taught by them that there is no separation between us and them. They feel what we feel. They see the spiral of life and death as part of the Wholeness of life.

The author goes into several different topics: animals as guides or guardians, healers, in the dream state or shamanic state, and through the death process. There is no dead weight in this book---all is riveting, and should be read more than once through.

Most highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Animals as Teachers and Healers
This is the Best book that I have read and I have read quite a few books. I purchased this book in a train station in Washington, DC because I had a long time between trains returning to Pittsburgh from North Carolina. After I started reading this book, I could not stop. I read most of it in the train station and finished it when I arrived home. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the various stories about the animals. When I read some stories, I cried because of what happened to the animals. In some of the stories, animals risked their own lives to save a human life. I love animals very much and for anyone who loves animals, this is the book to read. The author, Susan Chernak McElroy is an exceptional writer and I would purchase any book she writes.

5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful tribute to animals
Susan McElroy has put together a most memorable book. It expresses the beautiful relationships and experiences people have had with animals in a way that deeply touches the heart. I could not read this book with a dry eye. Having grown up with many animals, I have long been an animal lover. Reading about the moving experiences that others have had with animals confirmed the feeling that I have often had that we are connected with them on a deeper than conscious level. This book accords animals the honor they deserve.

5-0 out of 5 stars Animals as Teachers and Healers
As an avid animal lover, I found Susan Chernok McElroy's book to be none other than touching and heartfelt.The material she used for her writings was a great teacher and healer in of itself for me, the reader.Every story leapt off the page and affected me deeply, evoking any number of a myriad of emotions ... joy, sorrow, relief, suspense, laughter.When I finished the book (which I did quickly), I felt more inspired than I had in a long time to make the earth's animal kingdom a greater and more important part of my life, whether by working for its welfare/well-being, or simply by giving my own pets more of the love they need and deserve!I plan to give this book to every animal lover I know.

5-0 out of 5 stars Valuing the Roles of Animals in our Lives
The author, Susan McElroy, uses her successful fight against cancer as the backdrop for this inspirational work. She credits her animal companions for much of the strength and wisdom she needed to be a cancer survivor.

McElroy's way of combining stories and analyzing them makes this more than just a collection of sweet pet stories. It helps you recognize the important role animals play in our lives. The inspiration, hope, love and of course bittersweet emotions we've all felt with our animals are all stirred up when reading this book. She also devotes time to the wild animals that touch our lives, even if just fleetingly.

Animals as Teachers and Healers is highly recommended for everyone who's life has been changed by the love of an animal. ... Read more

11. Healing Trauma: Restoring the Wisdom of the Body
by Peter A. Levine
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Asin: 1564556948
Catlog: Book (1999-08-01)
Publisher: Sounds True
Sales Rank: 234846
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A Complete Course in Healing Trauma Through Your Body

Are you experiencing physical or emotional symptoms that no one is able to explain? If so, you may be suffering a traumatic reaction to a past event, teaches Dr. Peter A. Levine. Medical researchers have known for decades that survivors of accidents, disaster, and childhood trauma often endure life-long symptoms ranging from anxiety and depression to unexplained physical pain and harmful "acting out" behaviors. As a young stress researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, Levine found that all animals, including humans, are born with a natural ability to rebound from these distressing situations.

On Healing Trauma, this respected therapist and teacher brings you face to face with his effective new treatment – not a "talking" cure, but a deep physiological process for releasing your past traumas and instilling a harmonious awareness of your body. Drawing on nature’s lessons, Dr. Levine teaches you each of the essential principles of his four-phase process. You will learn how and where you are storing unresolved distress; how to become more aware of your body's physiological responses to danger; and specific methods to free yourself from trauma.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 23 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders – many as a direct result of trauma. Now, you can learn how to address these and other symptoms at their source – your body – and return to the natural trauma-free state that you were meant to live in. Over nine hours of instruction to free yourself from trauma through your body’s built-in healing process. This program includes a 24-page study guide.

- A revolutionary method for releasing trauma, taught step by step
- Nature's lessons – the physiological roots of your emotions
- How to determine if you are suffering the effects of trauma
- Where trauma hides in your body and how to release it
- Specific exercises to "thaw" frozen physiological energies
- Coping with surgeries, accidents, illnesses, and other stressful events
- Emergency "first-aid" measures for emotional distress. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Begin to heal
Two years ago, I suffered respiratory failure. I was placed in a coma and paralysis for five weeks in hopes to prevent brain death / death. I lived, but have suffered an atrophied muscles, osteoporosis ( I'm a 50 year old male) and neural damage and since the trauma, I have suffered tremendous pain throughout my body. So far, no doctor, no medical testing have been able to relieve the pain or even find a cause.
I truly was contemplating suicide. My only alternative was to see if I could control the pain with my mind.
On the advise of a counselor, I borrowed this eight tape set. No matter what you have had happened to cause the trauma, I sincerely recommend this tape series! Peter Levine has a series of exercises and case studies that in some manner will be able to help victims of trauma to relieve the pain emotionally or physically.
I can't promise you 100% relief. But the series helped me.
The tape series describes some of Levine's cases, the trauma and the aftermath for each patient. What I found was (despite what the trauma was) that the patients thoughts and healing processes were appropriate to what I felt in my own situation.
I wouldn't suggest that the tape series is the stand alone cure for the traumatic incidents in everyone's lives. But, would HIGHLY recommend it as a helpful tool in conjunction with other treatment, be it medical or mental health.
I listen to these tapes when I need some extra emotional support to get through especially painful times.
John Row

5-0 out of 5 stars Refreshing insights
These tapes are for everyone. He addresses heavy duty physical trauma as well as everyday stress. It incorporates past and present experience. This audio cassette draws on meditations that I have become used to from psychology, but the wonderful difference is the author's explanation of trauma in biological terms. Animals have natural responses to stress and attack. (I particularly was interested in his explanation of immobilization as a biological defense.) Animals also have natural ways of coming out of trauma. I now have a biological context for what I once only knew as abstract psychological truths. I understand my own personal immobilization as a healthy biological defense rather than as some sort of psychic deficiency. Understanding this helps me come out of immobilization at a physical level. I am grateful to these cassettes for this insight. ... Read more

12. Delivered from Distraction : Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
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Asin: 073931761X
Catlog: Book (2005-01-04)
Publisher: RH Audio
Sales Rank: 213182
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Medication? Maybe. Marry the right person and find the right job? A must if you are an adult suffering from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). So say psychiatrists Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey, authors of the influential Driven to Distraction, published in 1994. In their new book, Delivered from Distraction, Hallowell and Ratey survey the current medical landscape concerning ADD, combining their own clinical observations with the latest research to paint a much more complex and, in many ways, positive picture of the condition than has generally been presented.

Hallowell and Ratey embrace the idea that success in life comes more from playing to your strengths than overcoming your weaknesses. In the case of a person with ADD (child or adult), these strengths often include unusually high levels of creativity, charisma, intelligence, and energy. The authors insist that, while medication and other treatments can sometimes work wonders in reducing limitations, surrounding yourself with people who promote these positive traits, be they in your personal or professional life, is the single most important element to living well with ADD. As both Hallowell and Ratey are not only experts in the field, but "ADDers" themselves, the tips and stories they share for how to do so are fresh, funny, and far more helpful than tired arguments over drugs verse no drugs or whether there’s even such a thing as ADD at all.--Patrick Jennings ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book really made me feel normal again
I loved this book of course I didn't read it all in one sitting but like you I have ADD.It validated my feeling about myself and a diagnosis of ADD. I gave it to my mom and she looks at me and goes "ok, that explains so much." I really feel like she understands how my brain works. This book is for you and anyone who loves you and anyone you want to understand you. I'm giving it to my sister who is very opposite of me type A, my way is the best way, now she will try understand how I work. I now feel normal because I understand why I do things different from other people. I just thought I was weird but I'm not I'm just more creative

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book - Updated Information
I read this book immediately following Driven to Distraction by the same authors. Both have had great impact of my understanding of ADD, and especially understanding the long-term impact of untreated ADD.

Would highly recommend both books, plus ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life - it's amazing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Celebrate Children with ADHD!
We offer many thanks to Edward Hallowell for providing valuable insight into children and adults with ADD, ADHD and non-traditional learning styles. Dr. Hallowell busts open many of the myths about ADHD and offers proactive, hopeful solutions to parents.

This philosophy is the foundation of our own unique approach called Celebrate! which we restore a child's confidence, purpose and joy by focusing on the child's natural gifts, talents and passions.

Like Dr. Hallowell, we believe that children with ADHD have many superior qualities that offer them unique advantages versus other children. The key is to take stock of their unique qualities, turn negatives into positives and focus their energy on their strengths. Above all, let's enjoy our children.

Delivered from Distraction is a very insightful book that will give you lots of tips on how to better celebrate and enjoy your child.

5-0 out of 5 stars A gift to AD/HDers
Dr. Hallowell has given us a GIFT in this optimistic, realistic, encouraging book.Yes, there is a dark side to ADD (prison, alcoholism, unemployment...) but it's about time we heard about the strengths - intuition, creativity, the ability to connect with others, and the kind of risk-taking that changes lives for the better.Thank you, thank, thank you.

If you'd like the unabridged version, it's available from, and the reader, Dan Cashman, is superb.The same abridged version read by Dr. Hallowell is also available.

5-0 out of 5 stars how to control ADD

The two authors who both have ADD give much insight into treatments for ADD.They highly recommend physical exercise saying, "Ten minutes of exercise is equal to one Prozac and one Ritalin."Besides describing the usual types of treatments they offer various balance exercises and drawing drills to help rewire the brain.They offer a method of modifying AA's twelve steps to control ADD.They talk about other disorders like bipolar illness that often occur together with ADD.They have a whole chapter illustrating the subtle differences between the two.Basically ADD people are consistent with their moods, bipolar people cycle through periods where they might be quite functional.
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13. The Mars and Venus Diet and Exercise Solution : Create the Brain Chemistry of Health, Happiness, and Lasting Romance (Mars & Venus)
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Asin: 1559279192
Catlog: Book (2003-02-01)
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Sales Rank: 480152
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"The magic key to health, happiness, and romance is waiting for you in your local health food store," says relationship guru John Gray, Ph.D. Not only do men and women have different communication and love styles, they gain and lose weight differently and need different diets, asserts Gray, author of the bestselling Mars and Venus series. Though he does not have credentials in exercise, nutrition, or weight management, Gray creates a program that, he claims, balances each gender's brain chemistry, resulting in health, weight loss, stress management, and romance.

Gray analyzes the specific brain chemicals, hormones, and reactions to stress that affect men and women differently and influence relationships. He recommends an eating plan involving at least three meals a day; replacing breakfast with a low-calorie, nutritious breakfast shake; taking amino acid supplements; drinking "cleansing nutrients"; and avoiding junk food. The exercise prescription is only seven pages long (out of 314), consisting of his "bounce, shake, breathe, and flex" program. This may stimulate brain chemicals, but it doesn't do much for cardiovascular or muscle conditioning. Gray seems more concerned with avoiding getting too much exercise than getting enough or the right kind (according to exercise professionals). --Joan Price ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Super information!
I read the book, thought "why not try one more that will fail," and tried it. The first week I just did the cleansing drink and morning shake and my lifetime of depression was "gone" and my energy was great!This was enough motivation to start the diet.I have lost 20 lbs in 40 days, I am not hungry or feeling deprived, and not working out to exhaustion.The last time I was able to lose weight was 6 years ago through starving and working out 3 hours a day--I knew at 54, I was NOT going to do that again.But, I have a lot of questions (which as he assures you in his book he is available to answer) that aren't being answered (could be a new book, John!).Also, a cookbook of recipes with the right amounts of carbs, proteins, and healthy fats would be GREAT!Ingredient amounts for Venus and alt. amounts for Mars for dishes : )This book has FINALLLLY given me answers!Thank you!

3-0 out of 5 stars Subject Matter is excellentbut book is very wordy
The underlying facts brought forth by Dr. Gray are very interesting but as I read the book I just kept getting the feeling that a lot of it was there for the sake of filling pages up with print.I believe Dr. Gray could have written a much more effective book by shortening it in 1/2.Thin is In.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointed
I bought two copies of this book after hearing him on COAST to COAST AM.I planned to give one to my sister.Well I should have read the reviews from normal people first.I notice the excellent reviews all come from other authors or co-authors or those somehow in the diet or doctor field.I am having a difficult time getting anything out of this book.I find it's presentation frustrating, and a lot of gobblety gook.I tried to find specific information I heard on the show and am having an aweful time doing so.I like a book where I can go to a chapter you "think" is about what it says it is about, and goes to the point without fancying up and saying a lot of nothing in the text.The highlighted text on each page throughout the book is very distracting.The font is too small (age I assume).I am sooo disappointed.;(

Harvey Deutschendorf (Edmonton, Alberta CANADA)
Just when you thought you had read everything there was on dieting, John Gray comes up with some fascinating new insights. Linking diet to brain chemicals, sex drive, psychological wellness and gender in a comprehensive, yet easy to understand manner; this book goes far beyond the other diet books out there. While filled with interesting material, the beauty of this book lies in making dieting as simple, or complex as the reader chooses. The author is fully aware that for most people, diets need to be simple, straightforward, easy to use, and provide results in a short period. I have been using his breakfast shake formula for 3 months now and have noticed a marked increase in my energy level, mental alertness...and yes..even my sex drive! I highly recommend this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Good Salesman, Bad Advice
Dr. Grey, with a PhD from a university closed down by the State of California as a diploma mill, is a great salesman and story teller. Although his thesis in his new diet and exercise book is intriguing, Grey does not give any references whatsoever as to from where his theories about hormones and their role in nutrition come. Some facts in the books seem dubious, "..the brain uses 20 percent of the calories we consume."
However, because the caloric intake of his nutrition system should be less than the reader would normally take, participants in the system should show a loss of weight over time. And because the theory is novel, a reader will also tend to believe everything Grey says, as believe they "feel" better.
I would feel safer about his nutrition ideas if he had added an appendix of references to scientific or even to popular literature that could confirm his ideas as good science. ... Read more

14. Healing Back Pain
by John E. Sarno, Dr. John E. Sarno
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Asin: 1559275871
Catlog: Book (1999-12-01)
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Sales Rank: 200613
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Do you have to "baby" your back?
Does back pain keep you from living a full life?
You may be suffering from TMS, or Tension Myositis Syndrome.
And you don't have to take it anymore!

Dr. John E. Sarno, M.D., a medical pioneer whose program has helped thousands overcome their back conditions without drugs or dangerous surgery, identifies stress and other psychological factors in back pain, and demonstrates how many of his patients have gone on to heal themselves without exercise or other physical therapy. By learning how to recognize TMS and its causes, you could experience sweet relief within two to six short weeks.

o How anxiety and repressed anger trigger muscle spasms
o Why self-motivated and successful people are prone to TMS
o How people "train themselves" to deal with back pain
o Techniques to finally rid yourself of back pain

With case histories and the results of in-depth mind-body research, Dr. Sarno describes how patients can recognize the emotional roots of TMS and sever the connections between mental and physical pain-and how, just by listening to this program, you may start recovering from back pain today!


Do you have back, neck, or shoulder pain that won't go away?
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5-0 out of 5 stars This book transformed my life
I've always considered myself the most skeptical of skeptics, but Dr. Sarno has earned my lifelong gratitude. I've suffered from severe, chronic back pain ever since I was attacked by a combative mental patient when I working as an R.N. This book liberated me. Since I read it, I've been Advil and Tylenol free for over a month, I've returned to lifting anything I want, doing vigorous aerobics, jazz dancing, and most important of all, I'm able to sit when I work (I'm now a writer), when I'd been forced to stand and write for months now due to the pain. Yes, the book is a little like Tinkerbell. You have to believe for it to work. But Dr. Sarno's common sense theories had the ring of truth for me from the first time I read them. I realize now that my accident wasn't the "cause" of my pain, it was the "trigger" and that has made all the difference in my life. Give this book a try! It's been an answer to my most fervent prayers for me.

I found Dr. Sarno's theories regarding the epidemic of back pain to be incredibly innovative, yet making a lot of sense. I read the book after seeing Dr. Sarno's interview with broadcast journalist John Stossel (who related his own success after treatment by Dr. Sarno, to the skepticism of his MD brother, who was also on the show) and after I had tried every treatment available short of surgery for disc herniation (lumbar) and "severe disc degeneration" (cervical). I even had a morphine pump surgically implanted to deliver non-systemic morphine to my lumbar discs 24 hours per day, with minimal success, and still must take massive doses of oral pain meds and muscle relaxants to get through the day, so I was ready to try anything.... My complaint with this book is that very little information is given on implementing Dr. Sarno's theories. He articulates what he states is a new diagnosis for back pain: Tension Myositis Syndrome, or TMS, which is basically that back pain results from the brain subliminally causing the pain to distract patients from psychological distress; particularly convincing was his observation that thousands of people have herniated discs and other structural problems detectable by an MRI but never suffer any pain. His main treatment as set forth in the book, primarily from the experiences of his patients, seems to be to "talk to your brain" and let it know that you know what it is doing. I just can't get the hang of talking to my brain or any of the other exercises offered as successful by the patients quoted. When I called Dr. Sarno's office -- because his primary suggested method of treatment is to attend his lectures -- a message simply gave the names of doctors, none near me, who treat back pain using his methodology. I further left a NY area phone number, as he requested for those who live near the Big Apple, and indicated that I would travel to NYC for treatment, and there was never a response. Thus, I highly recommend the book for its theory of the cause of back pain, but do not read this book expecting to receive much information on the how-to of achieving cure through Dr. Sarno's methods. This left me hanging, and highly disappointed....Nonetheless, I would recommend that any sufferer of chronic back pain read the book for the theories, SOMEONE is bound to come out with a book which gives more information on implementing a cure for TMS. The book is certainly worth the purchase price for the glimmer of hope it provides.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Works and Should Be Required Reading
Several years ago I was off work for nine months because of what the doctors diagnosed as repetitive motion and then disc problems. AFTER major sugery, when they told me I'd be out of work and in excruciating pain the rest of my life, I found this book--it was next to one of those "how to live with excruciating pain" books.

Within two hours of starting to read Dr. Sarno's Healing Back Pain I could turn my neck. Within two weeks the pain was completely gone, and I've been a ball of fire since. I wish I could thank him in person. Buy this book, if you can, do it before you commit to major surgery.

5-0 out of 5 stars Healing Back Pain by Sarno
This book links the mind and pain sensations to the gastrointestinal tract. There is an association between the pain signals and the gastrointestinal tract; however, the curative
result is in controlling inflammation. The author provides a good
analysis of peripheral nerve involvement in the management of
pain. Specific coping strategies are cited, as well as
testimonials in the form of numerous letters from satisfied
followers and adherents. The author cites Vitamin C in megadoses
as a preferred treatment option. He relates pain to specific
anger as an undercurrent which magnifies the pain sensations
in proportion to the degree of anger/resentment present.
The author describes the oxygen deprivation in muscles and
specific trigger points for pain. These ideas complement
existing knowledge in conventional medicine,as well as
known oxygen therapies in Europe.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still doing great after five years!
I like to check in every now and then with my progress and I have to say that since reading this book and implementing its suggestions in 1999, I have been free of back pain for five years. I NEVER take it for granted. I biked 35 miles just today without so much as a twinge. I had suffered with back pain for ten years after being attacked by a combative patient at work (I was a psych nurse) so it was pretty much a miracle to stumble on Dr. Sarno's book and his theories. I'm an incredibly practical person who tends to pooh-pooh a lot of holistic medicine, but these theories are based on common sense. If I ever feel even a twinge of discomfort, usually re-reading the Prologue is enough to make me better. Thank you, Dr. Sarno, for changing my life! ... Read more

15. Eat Right for Your Type
by Peter D'Adamo
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Asin: 0694520888
Catlog: Book (1998-08-01)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Sales Rank: 208409
Average Customer Review: 4.15 out of 5 stars
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New York Times best seller

“I found the information in Eat Right For Your Type absolutely fascinating.”

- Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom


Noted naturopathic physician Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo introduces a revolutionary new way to eat - and to live. In Eat Right For Your Type, he explains his groundbreaking diet plan based upon blood type. Our blood type is a roadmap to our inner chemistry - and each blood type processes food, handles stress, and fights disease differently. Find out what you should be eating, and how you should be exercising in accord with your own type. For instance,

For Type O:Focus on higher protein, eliminate grains, and perform energetic aerobic exercise

For Type A:Go vegetarian, exercise more mildly, and ease tension through meditation

For Type B:Vary your diet with a diversity of food groups (including dairy), and exercise moderately by swimming or walking

For Type AB:You have most of the benefits and intolerances of Types A and B. Utilize relaxation exercises

From A to O, Eating Right For Your Type is as simple as A, B, C!

Read by Polly Adams.

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4-0 out of 5 stars This Eating Strategy Worked for Me
In July I was diagnosed with Adult ADD. I was also almost 20 lbs overweight. One and a half weeks after I tried eating mostly the foods recommended for my blood type I noticed my brain stopped racing and I felt more focused. Not all Adult ADD can be helped with diet but mine certainly was. About 2 months later I was 14 lbs lighter and I didn't diet. I simply mostly ate the recommended foods without being a slave to them. In 6 months I lost 19 lbs and now not only feel good but like the way I look. This book works for me. I now notice what happens to me physically when I eat certain foods. I love clams but recently they had my mind buzzing so I will eat them very sparingly. My weight varies by 2 lbs from day to day but stays in a comfortable range for me with no effort. It has also worked for my cousin who has a different blood type from mine. My Psychologist says eating can't be related to blood type but all I can say is that this book worked for me effortlessly and I recommend it freely to others.

4-0 out of 5 stars Health Concerns in Following the Blood Type Diet
I came away from reading Dr. D'Adamo's book, "Eat Right For Your Blood Type", feeling very enthused and eager to get started on the plan. The theory makes much sense, and, as explained in the book, is based on very extensive and meticulous research. However, I think it's a real disservice to present this theory as a simple "one plan fits all" type thing. There are so many variations in people's personal health situations within each group, and these definitely need to be addressed on a much more specific basis, I feel. Just today, for example, new information came out that a study has shown that people who eat more yogurt don't have as much coughing and deep congestion from colds/flu etc as non-yogurt-eaters do. What does this mean for me as a type O? Do I still stay away from the yogurt, as a dairy product that is not good for my system, or might yogurt somehow be beneficial for O's as well, in regards to helping decrease congestion? And what about a type O who has problems with estrogen-related breast cysts? Won't the increased estrogen effects , from the high meat intake(with all of its natural fat-even in lean cuts) encourage more cyst formation? My sister, as a type A wanting to lose weight, embraced the A diet with great enthusiasm and much care, at the author's statements that following the correct diet for one's blood type would help to stabilize a weight problem. Even with the careful limitations she placed upon herself about quantities etc, she's been unable to lose weight, and says she was much more successful at losing on a type O diet! In my own case, I am concerned about the possible harmful effects of the high protein intake, as a type O with slight kidney deterioration, since studies have shown that a high protein diet can be harmful to the kidneys. I'm sure many other readers of Dr. D'Adamo's book have numerous questions and concerns too. And who do we turn to, medically, that is well enough acquainted with Dr. D'Adamo's theory, to be able to give care and guidance that is good and valid (based on their intimate knowledge of the theory)? In most cases, it would probably be naturopathic doctors, but I've found that, even though they often know of the theory, most are just not well acquainted with it.

It just seems to me that Dr. D'Adamo needs to address many more specifics for his readers, regarding health concerns/problems in relation to the blood type diets. And, as a real service and concern for his readers, couldn't he provide a list of doctors in various areas of the U.S. who are well-acquainted with his theory, --the same way that certain other doctors like Dr. Whitaker, who publishes a health newsletter, provide names of doctors throughout the U.S. who support and are knowledgeable about their theories.

I do hope a follow-up book by Dr. D'Adamo, with alot more specific health information for the followers of his blood type diet, is in the plans ! Diane Kurt

5-0 out of 5 stars Life and Health Improving
I had been a vegetarian for a few years, and my energy level was low. I also was having digestion problems, specifically acid reflux. There were some other problems also. A friend told me about this book, and I bless her. I bought the book, and it was a revelation. I started eating according to the book for my "O" type. I feel a lot better. Half my maternal grandmother's stomach was removed because of bleeding ulcers. Now I don't have to deal with that, just eat right for my type. I am very happy and thankful Dr D'Adamo wrote the books.

5-0 out of 5 stars This stuff really works
I recently finished Eat Right for a second time to be sure that I was selecting the right foods for my blood type and to understand more about the D'Adamo research. Well, the verdict is in...I've tried the highly beneficial, the neutral and the avoid foods alone and found that I have exactly the types of reactions that were stated in the book. With the beneficial and neutral foods I can exercise longer without breathing problems. With the avoid foods I break out in hives, wow who knew!!! Highly beneficial information, great piece of work.

5-0 out of 5 stars No More Zits!
I eat milk/cheese/corn --> I get zits; :-(
I stop --> They go away. :-)

I eat wheat --> I get hemorroids. :-(
I stop --> They go away. :-)

Dr. D'Adamo helped me lose 40 pounds in 1 year.
...without exercise! :-D

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16. Real Age: Are You As Young As You Can Be?
by Elizabeth Anne Stephenson
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Catlog: Book (1999-04-01)
Publisher: HarperResource
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Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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Remember your high school reunion? Even though everyone was the same chronological age, people no longer looked the same. Some stayed young and exuberant, whereas others looked as if they had aged ten years more than everyone else. Did you know that: X Financial stress can make your RealAge two to thirty-two years older? X A tablet of aspirin a day can make your RealAge 1.9 years younger? X Flossing daily and seeing a dentist and dental hygienist every six months can make your RealAge 6.4 years younger? RealAge offers a revolutionary program that calculates the aging effect of different health behaviors ranging from diet and medication to stress control and chronic smoking, and enables you to assess your own biological age. Most important, it shows you how to design a specific path to improving or reversing your own aging trajectory, and it's easier than you think. The RealAge program is based on cutting-edge scientific research. Dr. Michael F. Roizen and his team have pored over 25,000 medical studies, evaluating what they tell us about aging and the prevention of aging. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Finally - a simple, easy to understand way to better health!
Dr. Roizen's approach -- laid out in clear and simple English by co-author Elizabeth Stephenson -- is compelling, easy to understand, and easy to act upon. It gets past a lot of the mumbo jumbo and conflicting health advice we get bombarded with every day, through a startlingly simple concept -- "Real Age" -- that distills the best scientific research available into a comprehensive health program a child of 5 could understand . For the first time, you will see how focusing on two or three key things can really make a significant difference in your overall level of personal health, allowing you to ignore the stuff that is "nice to do", but really not all that important. (And some of it, like flossing your teeth or taking Vitamin B does not require Herculean feats of athleticism). Everyone should take the Real Age test and learn how to start living a healthier life starting tomorrow. One caveat: While I would give the book a 5-star rating, the Real Age web site deserves only 2 stars -- I encountered significant delays getting on to it, and then it took forever to fill out the questionnaire. This part still needs some work. I'm sure there are millions out there who would love to be tracking weekly progress on their Real Age -- but not if takes this long to log on!!

2-0 out of 5 stars Could be dangerous to your health
At best, this book just rehashes common-sense recommendations for taking care of yourself -- wear your seat belt, quit smoking, exercise regularly, and don't eat a lot of junk food -- so it's relatively innocuous. But, where weight is concerned, I feel that he's perpetuating stereotypes that could be detrimental to one's general health. He toes the party line -- above-average weight is bad, losing weight is good -- and his RealAge quiz attaches a disproportionately large penalty to a high BMI (try taking the RealAge quiz on his web site twice, changing nothing but the weight you report, and you'll see what I mean). The facts of the matter are that dieting doesn't work and usually makes you fatter, and that a fat person who exercises, eats a balanced diet, and otherwise takes good care of him/herself can be just as healthy as a thin person. I'm afraid that this book (like so many others on the market) will discourage fat people: they'll figure "I'm too fat, so why even bother?", rather than making the moderate lifestyle changes that would optimize their health and fitness, so the overall effects of the book will be negative. (I come from a long line of farm wives who, by modern standards, were "morbidly obese," but who led active lives, ate well, and survived into their 80's and 90's in vigorous good health -- so I'm doing my best to emulate them!)

2-0 out of 5 stars Ignores detoxification and other things
I thought this book had some useful information when I first read it several years ago. After I read it, I stopped taking selenium supplements and decreased my daily dosage of vitamin C to 2,000 mg. Then I got a tumor in my neck (spring 2000), and most recently a breast tumor. I read that selenium actually inhbits the growth of tumors, so I am upset for having followed Roizen's advice. Also, I learned that one can take up to 10 GRAMS of vitamin C per day with very beneficial results. This vitamin also helps prevent and fight cancer. Finally, Roizen completely omits any mention of the need for regular detoxification. He says it's okay to drink tap water! I have lost my respect for this author and am now selling his book. It's out of date.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not a great read but some worthwhile stuff
"Real Age" is a nice addition to the self-help health book market with a unique approach that draws a line between your chronological age and your "real" age. The book is basically a schmorgasborg of practical info, none of which is really earth-shattering. Its the tables scattered throughout the book that show your real age adjustments for doing/not doing certain activities that makes this book. I found it both encouraging and empowering to see how things in my control can benefit my long-term health (though not all real age elements are under one's control). While some of the info is sophomoric(touting the benefits of a personal trainer), some of it is useful (detailed breakdown on vitamins) and make this a worthwhile check-out at the local library.


17. Why People Don't Heal and How They Can
by Caroline Myss, Caroline, Ph.D. Myss
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Catlog: Book (1997-11-01)
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Average Customer Review: 3.79 out of 5 stars
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Why do some people heal while others don’t? For over 20 years Caroline Myss has studied this question, working with thousands of patients as a "medical intuitive." Now this respected figure in the field of holistic medicine shares the startling truth about the hidden barriers to healing on Why People Don’t Heal.In association with Norman Shealy, M.D. (founder of the American Holistic Medical Association), Caroline Myss has developed a unique approach to the study of "energy anatomy" – the electromagnetic channels that connect mind and spirit; the "circuitry" that is crucial to the self-healing process. We do not heal because we use our illnesses (or "wounds") as a way of gaining intimacy and even personal power. This fascinating new look at the energetics of healing will teach you how to get out of the victim mentality that is the first obstacle to wellness. Covers the fundamentals of human energy anatomy, the links between personal power and illness, toxic connections to the past, and much more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Power sources: spiritual, emotional, physical, etc.
Be sure to read the introduction! Myss parallels the symbolism of the sacraments of the Christian church, the Tree of Life of the Kabbalistic tradition and the Hindu chakras. The Tribal, Individual and Symbolic ages are explained. The archetypes, made widely known to us by Jung, are uplifted as a way to see the events of our lives in symbolic terms. The 3-page Epilogue "Snow White and the Seven Chakras" might be read first as another introduction to the scope of the messages of this book, then re-read as a review. Many personal stores are recounted, including Myss' own healing experience, as examples of the principles cited. This book is uplifting and informative. It ties together things we have read in many other books into a helpful whole.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great book for healers
I am a Chi Gung master and a Shaman with over 30 years experience in esoteric healing and energy work and I spend most of my time working with and healing plants, animals, and people around the clock and as an intuitive healer myself, I recognize Caroline's skill and methods as very beneficial for any healer. I highly recommend this book to anybody who wants to gain a deeper insight into who they are and how the healing process can work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Self Identification is the only way...
There has been millions of research to justify everything Caroline teaches. She's not critizing the wounded and neither is she arrogant. Facts are facts, and she delivers the facts in a way that people who are not serious about making some changes will easily get affended, because that's the easy thing to do other than looking at themself and saying, "Hey, I brought this on myself. And I could fix it myself." Carolyn is terrific! But if you are not serious about self improvement, don't bother.

2-0 out of 5 stars She is not a healer
Mind/body/spirit authors and healers are often accused of "blaming the victim." Good spiritual and mind/body healers do no such thing, but some do imply that if you're sick, it's your fault. And if you don't get better, it's because you don't want to, or don't try hard enough.

Caroline Myss doesn't just imply that illness is our fault, she wrote this whole book to tell us so. By downplaying or ignoring the social, economic, genetic, and environmental determinants of health, she turns what should be a hopeful message of empowerment into a club of guilt and blame.

Of course, our own behavior and attitudes play a large role in health. And yes, illness does bring some advantages that some people cling to. But people have good reasons for adopting the behaviors and attitudes they do. We adopted those behaviors before we knew better, because they seemed necessary at the time. And we maintain them because our lives are set up to maintain them.

Change is hard, especially if you don't believe you can do it, or that your life is not worth the effort. People need hope, support, and belief in themselves if they are to change. So when people need to change, to improve their health or their lives, you don't want to start by making them feel bad about themselves. That's why this book, far from helping people heal, is likely to add another layer of suffering to their lives.

My book, The Art of Getting Well, was partly written in response to Why People Don't Heal. (I have been called "the anti-Caroline Myss.") My book explains that illness is not our fault, but it is our responsibility to do the best we can to maximize our health and our lives.

It's often the conditions of our lives that make us sick, and many times the key to getting better is improving our quality of life. One element in this improvement is learning to value, love and forgive ourselves and our bodies. Myss takes the opposite approach; she blames. She is not a healer.

David Spero RN

2-0 out of 5 stars Not Completely Useless, But ...
We all know people with legitimate illnesses who seem to wallow in their misfortune. However, we all suffer from illnesses, and we all age -- some of us dwell on our ailments, others are stoic to the point of self-neglect. The author is obviously a charlatan, who has positioned herself as the Camille Paglia of New Age Healers.

As others have pointed out,she has no credentials, and isn't even a healer -- she is a professional busy body, telling others where to get off, and it is sad that people have actually gone to her in their desperation. There are plenty of New Age healers who aren't charlatans, who have a genuine gift of love and will to help others.

She basically says that some people need their illnesses for attention or whatever, and that others experience spiritual growth through their physical travails. None of this is exactly news. I just worry that people who come down with cancer or whatever will think it's their own fault if they don't heal, as she seems to think.

This book isn't really a waste of time -- but it is mean spirited, reduces a complex topic to a formula, and is completely lacking in a spiritual element. Which is ironic, because she is preaching spirituality. Scary. ... Read more

18. The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss
by Arthur Agatston
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Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
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Average Customer Review: 3.81 out of 5 stars
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For years, cardiologist Arthur Agaston, M.D. urged his patients to lose weight for the sake of their hearts, but every diet was too hard to follow or its restrictions were too harsh. Some were downright dangerous. Nobody seemed to be able to stick with low-fat regimens for any length of time. And a diet is useless if you can't stick with it.

So Dr. Agaston developed his own. The South Beach Diet isn't complicated, and it doesn't require that you go hungry. You'll enjoy normal-size helpings of meat, poultry, and fish. You'll also eat eggs, cheese, nuts, and vegetables. Snacks are required. You'll learn to avoid the bad carbs, like white flour, white sugar, and baked potatoes. Best of all, you'll lose that stubborn belly fat first!

Dr. Agaston's diet has produced consistently dramatic results (8 to 13 pounds lost in the first 2 weeks!) and has become a media sensation in South Florida. Now you, too, can join the ranks of the fit and fabulous with The South Beach Diet.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow and I saw results immediately
I've always been intimidated or annoyed with diet books -they are sort of like reading manuals, which I also hate. But this book is concise and really easy to follow, and the fact that the diet is so restrictive and unambiguous in the first two weeks makes it easy to stay on track. They key is that you are allowed to each as much as you want as long as you stay away from the sugars and the refined-foods carbs. But, you still end up eating a lot less than you used to because you aren't hungry. I can't say that at first I wasn't finding it hard to resist a huge pile of pancakes, but I was losing about a pound a day and that is an amazing motivator. Also I found that my energy level for my cardio workouts was down at first. I'm a victim of the high tech world and I've gained 25 pounds in the last six years. I'm going to South Beach in a few months, which was a great motivator to loose weight, and I'm achieving amazing results with this book. All my pants were loose on my after the first four days - it's like after all this time my body is saying "thank you!" for eating right and is rewarding me with rapid weight loss. This is a healthy diet that encourages the consumption of food in a satisfying quantity in its most natural state - not overly processed or refined or sugary. It's the type of food we are meant to be eating.

4-0 out of 5 stars Just Finished Book - My Two Cents
I just finished this book last night, and wanted to share some of my thoughts. I have yet to start the diet (I'm waiting until after my birthday - who in their right mind starts a diet on their birthday?), but I am hopeful. As an extremely hypoglycemic individual, I've long held that fats and proteins go a long way towards preventing hunger - Dr. Agatston merely validates what I believe to be true about blood suger, carbs and hunger. Being a female over 40, I have found shedding excess pounds extremely difficult (I need to lose about 15+ lbs. - which is a lot when you are only 5' tall). I have read a slew of books about weight loss in women over 40, and they noted that women in perimenopause and menopause stages tend to store carbs as fat, and process proteins differently. Finally, my own Dr. reccomended the diet, as research has shown that perimenopausal and menopausal women have the best long term success on low carb diets (he had just returned from a conference when he told me this, and had just recieved the latest and greatest info on obesity and diets).

Yes, half the book is recipies and yes, the principles of the diet could have been stated in a much shorter book (in the early days, apparently the diet was explained on a sheet of paper or two). But don't let that sway you. I was impressed with the variety of the recipies, and feel that I got a good 2 for 1 deal: a diet book AND a decent cookbook. Many recipies are from the top chefs in South Beach. I don't understand the people that found this book confusing - I found it clear and easy to understand. I enjoyed the antedotes; I suspect those who did not were men. As a general rule, I think women enjoy "chit chat" and stories more than men, thus would appreciate that part of the book.


4-0 out of 5 stars SBD Working Well for Me. . .
Since I have a LOT of weight to lose, I found the quick start very encouraging. I probably lost close to a lb. a day. I do agree that the transition from week two to week three is misleading. I'm going to try and take a middle ground.

Another reviewer commented that they lost energy after about 4 days. That is common on Atkins too, since that is when the body starts having to burn fat because of the low carbohydrates.

The biggest problem with the book is that all the recipies are for four. That's great if you are putting your whole family on a diet, but not very practical for someone who lives alone. For example, if you make the Oven Roasted Vegetables, you have to eat it for four days. It doesn't appear back in the diet for several days, so do you let it go bad? No, you work it in. That eliminates a lot of the variety.

But, I am going to stick with it because I am seeing really good results. . .I have also learned that I can go out to dinner and order Salmon or Steak and Steamed or Grilled Vegetables and not go off the diet and still lose weight.

4-0 out of 5 stars My Friends Have Had Luck, as for me....
My friends recommended the diet so I've been giving it a go for a couple of days and so far like what I'm eating and feel good. I also purchased the Amazon recommended title the "Emotional Intelligence Quickbook" and I read it in the last couple of nights. It's really great and I can absolutely see the connection between my emotions and my eating. Good recommendation Amazon!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great diet, easy-to-read book
The reason why low-carb diets are so popular is that you get to lose weight without feeling hungry. And the South Beach diet seems a lot healthier and just more reasonable than the Atkins diet. My partner and I have both lost weight, and it fells like this diet has been a "secret weapon," because it has been so easy. This is definitely a diet that you can stay on indefinitely - especially since it starts out strict for the first two weeks, but then becomes a lot more "liveable."

The book is really easy to read and easy to understand. And the menus in the second half of the book, even if you don't follow them exactly (you don't have to) are really good for giving you an idea of how to eat, especially for the first two weeks. ... Read more

19. Ten Natural Remedies That Can Save Your Life
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Catlog: Book (1999-04-20)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Sales Rank: 1179511
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Dr. James Balch's book Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A to Z Guide to Supplements established him as one of the most trusted authorities in the fields of alternative and naturopathic medicine. Now, his potentially life-saving wisdom is made more accessible than ever in a groundbreaking new volume that will revolutionize the way Americans think about their health.

Throughout his career in medicine, Dr. Balch has committed himself to helping patients take charge of their own well-being. But how can people remain in control of their health if their doctors are unable (or unwilling) to teach them the basic principles of healthy living? Many health care providers are still woefully uninformed about preventive health measures and effective natural remedies, relying instead on conventional courses of medication and surgery-which are frequently more difficult, invasive, and expensive.

In Ten Natural Remedies That Can Save Your Life, Dr. Balch empowers readers to take action and protect their own health. He provides them with a better understanding of how the healthy mind and body funtion and suggests natural remedies for some of the most serious medical problems that face Americans today. Dr. Balch also offers a twenty-five-point exam that isolates the biological stresses in our everyday lives and helps us to eliminate them, so we can experience a higher standard of wellness than ever before.

With plainspoken common sense and examples from the case histories of Dr. Balch's own patients, Ten Natural Remedies That Can Save Your Life reveals the simple, proven remedies that really can save your life-naturally.
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5-0 out of 5 stars natural remedies that can save your life
This book is rather indept concerning just one of the remedies,
and I know that it would be a valuable asset to others as well
as myself.

Thank You.

5-0 out of 5 stars We are all in agreement here!
This book does the job of explaining WHAT our bodies need and WHY these Ten are the most important. Balch has helped us by picking the Ten Natural Remedies that are the most important ones. That way we can keep our focus a little better. Taking too many supplements throughout the day can get a little overwhelming. There are also combinations aimed at covering these areas of need. A site where my family has had great satisfaction in both service and product choices/quality is PapaNature. I feel the same way about praising them as I do about praising the work of the Balches. They also have additional documentation that exactly parallels Balch's topics in this great book.

4-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book for every house
I couldn't put this book down once I started it. It is really wonderful, and I have already started taking a few of the supplements the author suggests. I say "a few" because I found that the author could have done a much better job expressing/analyzing his ideas (that's why the four stars). For example, I am under 25, and there are a few things which left me in question as to whether I should start using them or not. If you are not sure of something, like me, you should see the book with your doctor and then proceed. If the author could expand a little bit more on his ideas, it would make the perfect book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent - current and need to know information!
I have spent the last two years of my life changing from a drugs/medicine/surgery patient, to a take-hold-of-my-own-life "doctor", arming myself with more information than I learned in all my years of schooling. Dr. Balch is right on - need I say more?

5-0 out of 5 stars The title of the book says it all!
For anyone who is tired of having medical information doled out by a resistant medical hierarchy, here is some straightforward information to get you on the path to wellness. To reduce this book to a commentary about "grass clippings" (wheat barley grass), as a previous reviewer did, is a real injustice. Dr. Balch mentions the truly cutting edge information about numerous therapies unknown to most of us,including oxygen healing therapies like ozone treatments as one of the "10 Natural Remedies That Can Save Your Life."

Very quietly, even conventional MD's are using hyperbaric oxygen chambers and other oxygen-related treatments to treat patients with the so-called "flesh eating bacteria." Why? Because ozone and many other oxygen therapies are the ONLY treatments known to "kill the bugs, not the body." In other words, where antibiotics fail to destroy these "killer bugs," and severely damage the immune system, ozone re-invigorates the body by giving oxygen on the cellular level. Don't take my word for it; do a search some time on PubMed or some other medical search engine and see what you come up with!

Medical quackery? HA! Within the next decade, the Mayo Clinic and the rest of the shrines we have built to the bloated medical bureacracy will ALL be using innovative natural cures like the ones Dr. Balch recommends in this very readable book.

His first book, "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" has sold in excess of 4 million copies. "10 Natural Remedies That Can Save Your Life," especially at the amazingly low price is a steal.

This is a great book, especially for those not familiar with the world of natural remedies. ... Read more

20. The Tao of Fitness
by Jerry Lynch
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What does a 2,500-year-old Chinese spiritual tradition have to do with sports and fitness?On The Tao of Fitness, author and teacher Jerry Lynch takes Taoism's "natural wisdom" - an effortless philosophy for aligning with the flow of nature - and shows you how it can transform your favorite fitness activity or team sport into a real spiritual opportunity.For more than 20 years, this psychologist and authority on Eastern philosophy has helped athletes from the NBA, NFL, PGA, Olympics, and major universities succeed at their games, as well as the biggest game of all - "the game of life."Now you can explore his program for inner and outer achievement, beginning with your next workout.Any sport or physical exercise, Lynch teaches, can serve as a "moving meditation" that can help you explore core spiritual issues, such as ego, self-doubt, commitment, self-mastery, fear, and patience.Looking to the Tao Te Ching, as well as Zen and Western psychology, Lynch offe! rs gentle practices to enhance and complement your own fitness program.Complete with meditations, visualizations, and insights about the true nature of success, The Tao of Fitness is your inner guide to becoming a better athlete - and perhaps a better person in all of life. ... Read more

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