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    1. YOU: The Owner's Manual : An Insider's
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    2. The RealAge Makeover: Take Years
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    5. Nutrition : Concepts and Controversies
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    1. YOU: The Owner's Manual : An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger
    by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz
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    Asin: 0060765313
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
    Publisher: HarperResource
    Sales Rank: 3
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    If there ever was a pair of docs who can make the small intestine seem truly intriguing, here they are. Dr. Mehmet Oz is an alternative-medicine maverick and a cardiologist known to implement acupuncture during open-heart surgery. Dr. Michael Roizen developed the RealAge concept of calculating one's biological, as opposed to chronological, age. Here they've whipped up a witty guide to the workings of the entire body, appropriate not just for those who can't tell their pancreas from their pituitary. Even Cheers’ Cliff Claven types who think they know it all will likely be humbled by the 50-question "body-quotient" quiz that starts off the book.

    With much sassy humor (they describe the adrenals as similar in shape to Mr. Potato Head's hat), they give a guided tour of the body's anatomy and major systems (hormonal, nervous, digestive, sensory, etc.) including plenty of fascinating trivia along the way. How often should you get your thyroid level checked? How much gas does the average person produce in a day? And, most importantly, how many times a year do most people have sex??Drs. Oz and Roizen know. They also reveal plenty of bizarre (and potentially life-saving) facts such as this: If your earlobe has a prominent vertical wrinkle, it's likely that your arteries are aging faster than they ought to be. If only 8th-grade health class had been this fun.

    The docs' main goal in presenting all this info is twofold: firstly, it's your body, so shouldn't you finally learn how it works? And, secondly, they want to help teach ways of preserving the body's health and youthfulness. To that end, they've included an "Owner's Manual Diet," a 10-day menu plan designed not for weight loss, but to make you feel "years younger." Its simple recipes are each meant to benefit a certain body system, such as Tomato Bruschetta, packed with the antioxidant lycopene, which has been proven to boost immunity. --Erica Jorgensen ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars We Need This Info!
    This book is in large print, has relevant information, dispels myths and gives us real, no-nonsense advice about our bodies. Very well written and put together.

    I found it to be an easy read and after skipping around I decided I'd learn more by reading it cover-to-cover. I've never had a book like this that I really read every chapter fully.

    I recommend it for everyone. The info sticks with you and I find myself making better decisions on what I eat every day AND how my body works and reacts to the food and I'm fueling it with.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Thank Heaven!

    I always thank my lucky stars when I come across an item as excellent and impactful as YOU: The Owner's Manual.It takes a subject you thought you knew everything about, and turns it all on its head!I really did think I knew my body, and WOW, did this show me new things and gave me a whole new perspective.

    A few other purchases I made on amazon which were revelations like this was include:

    NEW SEX NOW dvd

    GIANT STEPS book


    RICH DAD, POOR DAD audio cd

    1-0 out of 5 stars Who Needs Owner's Manuals?
    Listen to your friends, parents and cousins tips! You don't need this manual! Save your money to buy vegetables!

    5-0 out of 5 stars So great to be in the know!
    I loved getting taken through a tour of all the highways, back roads, and landmarks inside of my body. I feel better able to make decisions regarding my healthcare and that of my family after having read this book. It was also fun to take the quiz that tests your body of knowledge.

    I also purchased "The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book" and had a great time getting taken through the mind, how I think and how the brain works. A good pairing, I guess!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Goodbye To Fad Diets - Say Hello To Your Own Body
    This is a great book that will explain to you how your body works. You may know how a DVD player works, but do you know how your own body works? Sadly, the answer is most likely that you do not know how your own body works. Of course, it is far more complex than a DVD player. Yet, it is far more important that you know how you body works than it is that you know how that DVD player works.

    This book is your own owners manual for your own body. To be healthy you have to understand all of the various bodily functions, how they work, and what you need to do to keep everything running smoothly and in a healthy state. ... Read more

    2. The RealAge Makeover: Take Years off Your Looks and Add Them to Your Life
    by Michael F. Roizen
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    Asin: 0060196823
    Catlog: Book (2004-04)
    Publisher: HarperResource
    Sales Rank: 6594
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Dr. Michael Roizen hopes to discover a cure for the common birthday. The author of the bestselling book RealAge and Oprah guru, Roizen translates groundbreaking medical research into a series of calculations and choices that promise to reduce age-linked symptoms and diseases. The RealAge Makeover begins with a self-test of 132 health factor questions that compare your calendar age with your "real age"--based on healthy habits plus heredity, he rounds up the usual suspects (sun exposure, sleep patterns, good fats) as well as the unusual (the kind of chocolate you eat, the number of nagging unfinished tasks, your catsup consumption). Although Roizen flags heredity, he focuses on the three key factors of aging: arteries (heart attack, stroke, memory loss), immune systems (prostrate and breast cancer), and environmental stresses (lung cancer, STDs). He offers a sliding scale of difficulty in his "younger every day suggestions." Whether talking about stress,diet, or disease, Roizen offers case examples and subtle and engaging strategies such as describing the role of living beyond your means in aging or the difference between "four-legged" and "no-leg fats."Readers looking for a quick fix will benefit less than those who follow the recommendations that require focus and commitment. As Baby Boomers age and books about turning back time increase, Roizen's will remain a standout. --Barbara Mackoff ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
    As a new mom, I have more of a desire to live longer! And younger. This is what this book has allowed me to do. I actually took the test on since that seemed easiest and found myself to be 7 years older. Between the book and my personal recomendations from the Realage website I am getting younger every day. This is a MUST if you value your life and your family.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Feeling More Energetic
    I have been following the RealAge recommendations for several years and have felt more energetic and healthier with each year. This new book has increased my awareness of what I need to do and of what I need to continue to do to live a healthier life, both now and for the long term. It's up-to-date information is very, very helpful.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
    My girlfriend read this book and it has really transformed her. I always liked older women, and she was very beautiful to start with, but after using this book's techniques she has become much younger looking and feels more healthy and alive to boot. The effects were as much as those that I gained after watching the "New Sex Now" dvd transformed our lovemaking. Go for these both!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The technique in the book got me to quit smoking!!!
    RealAge Makeover is a wonderful book. It has made my RealAge younger. It makes sense. It is a great book. Best one yet. ... Read more

    3. Rachael Ray's Get Real Meals for the Carb-Frustrated
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    Asin: 1400082536
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-29)
    Publisher: Clarkson Potter
    Sales Rank: 93550
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    4. The pH Miracle for Weight Loss : Balance Your Body Chemistry, Achieve Your Ideal Weight
    by Robert O. Young, Shelley Redford Young
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    Asin: 0446577227
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-12)
    Publisher: Warner Books
    Sales Rank: 776
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Weight loss is not about fat; it’s all about acid. So forget about fat grams, cholesterol, carbs, and calories: reaching your ideal weight is simply a matter of maintaining the delicate pH balance of the blood. And in his new book, Dr. Young offers a simple 7-step diet and exercise plan to help you change your shape and shed those pounds once and for all. How ever many pounds you need to lose before you reach your ideal, healthy weight--10, 30, 100--multiply it by two. That’s the maximum number of days it will take to reach your goal with the plan. This revolutionary program explains which foods will help you obtain the best results and how the right type of water can make a big difference. Also including a specific exercise plan and menus with delicious recipes, THE pH MIRACLE FOR WEIGHT LOSS will help readers balance their body chemisty and lose those extra pounds for good. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Yet Another pH Miracle Book - **YAWN**
    Alkalizing did not produce results for me. Weight loss is still about diet, calories and metabolic rate, no matter how you disguise those factors with supplements or theories designed to sell them.

    As I've said elsewhere, if fat is an acid problem, why doesn't vinegar make you fat? Perhaps because there are no calories in vinegar? The products behind the ph Miracle can only be sold by word of mouth and in your home on a table or shelf, sort of a shrine. Why? Why can't you sell it on eBay or in your own health food store? Maybe because that would mean price competition, and at $80 a pound for some powdered veggies you can understand why competition is unwelcome.

    Beware when manipulative marketing organizations, no matter how many scholarly credentials they have, ask you to open your wallet for products or tests designed to confirm the need for the products. They're trying to help you while helping themselves to your wallet. There are plenty of watchdog sites to explain the aggressive marketing tactics used by some MLM charlatans. Books such as "Combating Cult Mind Control" by Hassan, or "Dangerous Persuaders" by Samways, or Butterfield's book on Amway ... With any MLM, you should first ask HOW will I recover my initial sales kit investment? WHO will buy these products at these prices? Take it from a Long Distance Marketing vet who took a bath ... MLM is set up for and by the people at the top of the pyramid who milk the profits. And if you encounter any alternative marketing strategies, like some warmly seductive member of the opposite sex who comes on to you in a major but false way - but won't give you the time of day when you're not BUYING something - report it to the company, the MLM marketing association, and any appropriate authorities. The public is not required to tolerate any form of harassment in sales, marketing, or employment situations. Complaining long and loud is the only way to put manipulative people where they belong. If you don't, you too could end up feeling USED and PLAYED by the GREEDY motivations of manipulative people. And there is nothing moral about pulling people's heartstrings to line your own pockets. It is un-Christian and it should be stopped.

    I lost weight when I boosted my metabolic rate to burn calories through exercise. In America we eat heavily all year round. In the summer we store fat when the heat reduces our metabolic rate and we hibernate in air conditioning, and in the winter we're supposed to burn the stored fat to stay warm, but instead we keep eating and live in warm homes. Then we complain we're fat.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Scientific Health is Yours!
    For the first time in my 47 years of life, I decided to go on a program after reading Dr Young's book.

    I must say I was impressed, and at the same time understood that not taking any incentive would mean poor health for the rest of my life. So I took up the challenge.

    I followed religiously all of your recommendations and tips and succeeded finally, oh btw I forgot to mention that my lower back used to hurt all the time and also my liver used to bother me. But now all the pain is gone thanks to this system. Here are just a few of the benefits I received: my blood pressure now is 117/84 (still can't believe it),

    I lost 19 pounds in 2 weeks, although I wasn't overweight, my skin is firm and silky and everybody is giving me compliments wherever I go, they just can't believe I'm 47.

    The only drawback is that I had to go and get my lenses replaced in my reading glasses because my vision has improved so much I couldn't use them anymore they became too strong.

    I now feel very light and even enlightened, and feel at least 12 years younger, my sleep has improved tremendously, and I go to the bathroom at night only once compared to 2 or 3 before.

    Thank you very much I will recommend your book to all of my friends, boy are they unhealthy and overweight!

    This is not some fad diet though; it WILL influence your decisions to the better. Dr Young explains that it's not the fat that is making you fat but rather the acid.

    Well, I don't want to give the whole book away you will have to find out for yourself.

    Scientific Health is Yours! Go get it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Truly a Miracle
    THis is the only diet book I have read that promotes true health and a sustainable life-long diet.I lost my entire goal of 30 pounds in 6 weeks!!I feel great.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book, Amazing Insights
    This is a book that will save your health and your life.

    It is easy to see why some say Dr. Young is the Martin Luther King of health.

    The recipes are delicious.Results came for me within days.

    If you don't have time to follow this approach, at least read the book.There are many tips and facts that will change the way you think about food.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ for anyone wishing to reclaim their health!
    I have read all of Dr. Young's books and this one is his best yet!Dr. Young has brought the reader straight to the heart of his new biology...simply and with the gentleness he shows every person who is blessed to meet him.This book allows the reader to learn about the new biology with clear instructions on how to follow his protocol, while giving them a true feel for the man behind the science.Dr. Young brings it all order to be successful in achieving your goals you MUST be willing to change the way you think, live and eat.It is a true mind-body connection and he took the time to give examples on how to begin reconnecting to yourself to live the life you dared to dream possible.You don't have to suffer, be ashamed of what you eat, how you look or depend on drugs to get the results you want.You have a choice and reading this book will be one of the best choices you can make for yourself and loved ones. No matter what your situation is...Dr. Young's book will help you to achieve your ideal life!I am personally grateful for his work and energy he has put into each book.Because of them I have been living a life without chronic diarrhea, pain, high blood pressure, and GERD. Together my husband and I have lost over 42 pounds and are in the best shape of our lives.Thank you Dr. this book--it is the answer for anyone truly ready to live again.Any parent out there wanting to save your child from a life of depression, being an outcast, developing diabetes, heart disease and all the things associated with being over weight will benefit from reading this book.It is never too late to help our children! ... Read more

    5. Nutrition : Concepts and Controversies (with CD-ROM, Dietary Reference Intakes Supplement, and InfoTrac)
    by Frances Sienkiewicz Sizer, Eleanor Noss Whitney
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    Asin: 0534090524
    Catlog: Book (2003-05-15)
    Publisher: Brooks Cole
    Sales Rank: 38842
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    NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERIES, 9th focuses on nutrition principles and their application while offering outstanding coverage of the biological foundations of nutrition without assuming previous knowledge of them. Its colorful design and conversational writing style make it appealing and accessible to students and has made it the leading Nutrition text for the non-majors or mixed majors/non-majors introductory course. ... Read more

    6. Eating for Life: Your Guide to Great Health, Fat Loss and Increased Energy!
    by Bill Phillips
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    Asin: 0972018417
    Catlog: Book (2003-11-24)
    Publisher: High Point Media
    Sales Rank: 649
    Average Customer Review: 4.59 out of 5 stars
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    Did you truly enjoy the food you ate today? Do you really like the way you look and feel? Are you consistently enjoying great health and high energy?

    Bill Phillips, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Body-for-LIFE, believes your answer to all of the above questions should be, "Yes!" He feels that food should be a source of pure pleasure. A source of positive, abundant energy! A "sure thing" in a world of much uncertainty.

    Phillips, who's widely regarded as today's most successful fitness author, has firm beliefs which go against the grain of today's popular weight-loss methods. "Diets, all of them, are potentially dangerous, most always dumb and ultimately a dead-end street!" he insists. "Eventually, anyone and everyone who's at all concerned with their health must learn how to feed their body, not how to starve it."

    Instead, Phillips encourages a safe and sound solution which includes eating balanced, nutrient-rich meals, frequently throughout the day. "This is what works in the long run," he explains.

    Rich with common sense and science, Eating for Life has rhyme and reason. It is specific. There are very clear dos and don'ts which help people enjoy food and improve their overall fitness.

    Bill's approach, which he calls the "Eating for Lifestyle," has already helped thousands of people break free from the dieting dilemma and discover that, contrary to pop-culture belief, food is friend, not foe. Used intelligently, it nourishes the body and mind, satisfies the appetite, calms cravings, renews health and lifts energy.

    Like Bill Phillips' Body-for-LIFE, this is a tell-it-like-it-is book. There's no promise of a quick fix. No metabolic tricks or so-called miracles. Just straightforward, clear, concise, practical and appropriate principles for eating right... for life. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Exceeded all of my expectations!
    This book is absolutely wonderful! A detailed book based on the Body for Life eating concepts created by Bill Phillips. It is chalked FULL of meal recipes and examples, included with FULL color photographs every step of the way. Also includes shopping lists of items to make sure your fridge is always stocked with and lots of other bonues! My husband and I were both wowed by this book. Having purchased the Body for Life book and being very satisfied with it, we didn't expect this one to be as good, and certainly didn't expect it to be even better! It WAS. This book is WORTH THE MONEY! The team at EAS truely are just there with a deep desire to help people change their lives. Read the book! Give one to a friend! Check out their website! Enter the contest! You have NOTHING to loose! :)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Makes Body-for-Life much more tolerable!
    When you love food, it's hard to look at the list of allowed foods in the Body-for-Life book and turn them into something that you will truly enjoy. For that reason, you often will find yourself living for the "free day" at the end of the week.

    This book has a collection of recipies that allow the reader to return to enjoying food during the week while also eating meals that are nutritionally balanced.

    My only qualm with this book is that Phillips spends a lot of time taking low-blow shots at the later Dr. Atkins. Atkins can work for a lot of people who only want to lose weight. Phillips has a program that stresses actually getting into great physical shape as well. He doesn't need to get defensive about it, because it simply works. It's not a scheme, not a new scientific revolution -- just the simple truth. You'll know it's true if you look at a lot of other nutritional programs that are very similar.

    Anyway, without further digression, the book is a great value for the cost, and the recipies all look great. You should never find yourself bored.

    5-0 out of 5 stars finally!
    Finally, a healthy way of eating that I can follow throughout my lifetime. I've been searching for a program that would allow me to eat nutritional, good tasting food and still lose weight. I've never had a serious weight problem but after a long-term illness I gained about 15 lbs and was really in bad shape physically. I have tried every diet imaginable and still after a whole lot of suffering still didn't lose all the weight or "feel" healthy at all. This diet provides a basic, easy to follow plan that will allow anyone to not only lose weight but start to feel good again. My energy level is skyrocketing! The book recipes are simple, with basic ingredients that you can find at most grocery stores (no special nutrition house trips for some odd form of home-grown barley). The recipes are also very good, my husband can't believe we are eating diet food and who can blame him when we are eating shrimp scampi, spaghetti and meatballs, turkey burgers, french toast, quesadillas, etc... There has been some criticizing of the brand names, but I think that the wonderful addition of actually showing pictures of brand items at the bottom of a lot of the recipes makes shopping for items easier. I just take my book to the store when I'm feeling too lazy to write a list and plan my menus right there.
    My husband is losing weight, 6 lbs the first week! I'm losing lbs. and gaining muscle. My daughter is even losing and she was a nutritional nut before starting this program with us. She was already slim but couldn't lose a small amount of fat around her middle and in one week she lost 3 lbs and that middle fat is gone. The best part is that she is eating so much more than she was before and she is feeling good about food again instead of reguarding it as her enemy.
    Try the shakes. I usually loathe protein shakes, but these are really good and make me feel full of energy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Right Recipe
    I did the challenge back in 2002 and lost 25 lbs, but I had no variety in my diet--all I ate was chicken breast, cottage cheese, brown rice, and salad. Eating for Life takes care of that problem. So far I've tried the following recipes: Baked Chicken Parmesan (pg. 113), Mom's Chicken Enchiladas (pg. 114), Strawberry Cheesecake (pg. 195), Berry Dessert Crepes (pg. 199), Enriched Double Chocolate Pudding (pg. 201), Walnut Brownies (pg. 202), Egg-Cellent Enchiladas (pg. 223), Ham and Egg Sandwich (pg. 224), Denver Omelet (pg. 227), Cool Taco Salad (pg. 257), and the Tuna Salad Wrap (pg. 272). With the exception of the pudding, all of the recipes were great. I made the chicken enchiladas and cheesecake to share with my boyfriend's family and they all raved about both dishes (one tip for the cheesecake, mix the sliced strawberries with lemon juice and Splenda). The only recipe that took me longer than half an hour to prepare was the chicken enchiladas (mainly because I had to poach the chicken and shred it, buying pre-cooked chicken would solve that). Some of the recipes are really silly, like the Breakfast Du Jour (pg. 221) and the Turkey Sandwich (pg. 256), but there are plenty of interesting dishes to try. There is also a section containing 14 different ways to jazz up your nutritional shakes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Puts Atkins to Bed
    In this wonderful book, Bill Philips presents an overview of exactly what your body needs to be perfectly balanced and healthy, and then provides the recipes and eating schedule to achieve that result.

    What I particularly love about this book is that it flies straight in the face of the Atkins craze, picking it apart point by point. The fact is that humans were designed to eat carbohydrates - lots of them in fact. If your end result is losing weight, then Atkins will work just fine. But if you want to lose fat, actually *look good*, feel good and keep your muscle mass, then forget Atkins and buy this book today. The problem with Atkins that most people don't realize is that the catch word of the month - ketosis - is flowery talk for "starvation." Ketosis is what happens when your body starts eating itself - fat, muscle, even DNA breakdown in extreme cases. I've known people who have lost forty pounds on Atkins but actually increased their body fat percentage in the process. The weight they lost was muscle. These people were also miserable, not thinking clearly and completely lacking in energy.

    Eating For Life will give you the opposite. In the short time I've been abiding by the eating program I've been eating more than I ever have, enjoying eating as much as I ever have, and have lost weight. The most impressive results are the increased energy and clarity of thought from eating a balanced diet. These latter results were really my goal in buying the book - I'm not after severe weight loss. But if weight loss *is* your goal, Phillips provides you with many inspiring personal experiences of readers who have had success with his books. There are many full-color before and after pictures of amazing transformations, folks who were over 250 lbs. who ended up exactly in their target weights and looking amazing. (You might lose that weight with Atkins, but you will be a ball of weak, muscle-less flab when all is said and done.) Along with the pictures are the stories of these individuals, including a sample menu of what they ate before Eating for Life and what they eat now. The point is you can find someone who seems similar to your age and build and then model your weight loss after them.

    For healthy eating, this is the book to have. This is not some weird recipe book of organic foods, soy-whatever nonsense. It simply a program for eating great food, showing you what to eat, how to cook it, when to eat it, and why you should. If you take nothing else from this review, take the fact that Atkins is a marketing ploy based on terrible science. Yes it does produce weight loss, but at great expense. On Atkins you'll lose more muscle than fat, you'll be weaker than you've ever been, and you'll have as much energy as a piece of wood. It's a marketing scheme that works for all the wrong reasons. Don't buy into it. ... Read more

    7. The Fat Flush Plan
    by Ann Louise Gittleman, Barry Sears
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    Asin: 0071383832
    Catlog: Book (2001-12-06)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill
    Sales Rank: 1848
    Average Customer Review: 4.42 out of 5 stars
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    The keys to overweight are liver toxicity, waterlogged tissues, fear of eating fat, excess insulin, and stress, asserts nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman. Her Fat Flush Plan addresses these problems with a targeted diet.

    The Fat Flush Plan, filled with nutritional analysis and detailed explanations, is not a quick read. Despite Gittleman's assertion that the plan is "as easy as 1-2-3," it is quite regimented. No white flour, white sugar, margarine, vegetable shortening, artificial sweeteners, or caffeine. The diet emphasizes essential oils (e.g., flaxseed and GLA), protein (eight ounces or more, plus two eggs a day), vegetables, thermogenic spices (e.g., ginger and cayenne), water, and diuretic beverages (eight glasses/day of diluted, unsweetened cranberry juice). In its first two-week phase, the plan is a rigid, low calorie (1,100-1,200 calories/day), low-carb (no grains or starchy vegetables) diet. Phase two lets you increase your calories to 1,500 and add two "friendly carbs." Phase three, the "lifestyle program," moderately adds more dairy, carbs, and calories. Gittleman promotes walking and recommends strength training in phase three.

    The book includes 41 recipes such as Grilled Lamb Chops with Cinnamon and Coriander, Breakfast Egg Fu Yung, and Cumin Sautéed Scallops. The Fat Flush Plan is recommended for dieters willing to commit to a strict plan for weight loss. --Joan Price ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Lost Weight and Stayed Off
    I'd just like to say that the Fat Flush plan really works! Three months ago, I bough this book on a whim. I tried the Fat Flush plan for 1 week. I did not complete the 2 week program because I got a new job and was moving to a new place. Basically, my routine was thrown off.

    The first two days were difficult, I was irritable, and tired due to withdrawal symptoms forewarned by the author. But I pulled through and on the third day, I was feeling fine again. By the end of the week, I had lost 9 pounds! I have never been able to lose this much weight in such a short time in my life. The great thing was that I did not have to miss any meals or spend 4 hours at the gym.

    I still have 25 more pounds to go, but I justed wanted Dr. Gittleman to know the most amazing thing. Although I only stuck with the Plan 1 for a week, I have not gained back a single pound even though I am now keeping my diet prior to Fat Flush. It know is not the best practice, which is why I am planning to go back on the Fat Flush Plan very soon.

    For those of you who are wondering if this works, please give it a try. I feel that the ingredients in the recipes promote great health and you should do it for your health, if not anything else.

    5-0 out of 5 stars So Much More Than Just A Diet!
    The book The Fat Flush Plan is amazing! Not only does Ms. Gittleman describe each of the three phases of her weight loss plan in detail - including sample menus, she educates the reader about how the body processes, stores, and burns fat and explains how people are sabotaging their efforts to lose weight in the chapter "Five Hidden Weight Gain Factors." In addition, Ms. Gittleman includes an exercise component, tips for eating out, a master shopping list, some recipes, a frequently asked questions chapter, and a resource section on where to find the Fat Flush ingredients. She does all of this in an easy and caring manner. This plan is so much more than a diet. It truly is a long-term healthy life-style eating plan that will ultimately make you thinner, more energetic, and feel and look younger.

    In The Fat Flush Plan, Ms. Gittleman emphasizes the importance of "detox." The liver is one of the key elements to weight loss. It needs to function properly and efficiently. This is why Phase 1 of the plan is so crucial. The detox process cleans out the liver so that it can do its job better. When purging all the "toxins" from the liver and body, there may be some side effects - from mild to severe. At first the side effects may make you feel badly, but after a few days, you will begin to feel better and finally you will feel great! I was one of the lucky ones for the only side effect of the detox process I experienced was a mild headache as a result of eliminating the several diet cokes I consumed in a day.

    The Fat Flush Plan can help everyone whether you have just 10 pounds to lose or if you have more than 75 pounds to lose. It has certainly helped me. I had a little bit of extra weight that I just couldn't seem to lose. To date, I have lost 12 pounds and I am back to wearing a size 4, but best of all, I feel wonderful! My sister-in-law has lost around 90 pounds down from a size 24 to a size 10. Even my 20 year old daughter has lost five pounds and reshaped her body in less than three weeks by using the Fat Flush Kit and following Phase 3 of the Plan.

    Be sure to check out Ms. Gittleman's web site for additional information and support. She offers an online forum in which people post their tips, recipes, and can ask questions about the plan. To get there, go to then click on "support" at the top of the page. When the new page comes up, click on "Fat Flush Forum" on the left hand side of the page. The Forum will appear. Anyone can view it, but if you would like to participate, you must set up a username and password. It is so quote Ms. Gittleman, "There are no quick fixes - but the Fat Flush Plan comes close."

    4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting but Perhaps a Bit Outdated
    There is no question that Gittleman has an interesting plan here for weight loss. Her focus is upon purging the liver of toxins in that the liver metabolizes fat and so, if the liver is impaired or sluggish, then the body's ability to lose fat is affected. This is an interesting premise and one that many of the diet specialists who emphasize detoxifying diets strongly support. The main culprit in many of these detoxifying diets is caffeine, and Gittleman is no exception here. She states that caffeine stresses the liver and so should be eliminated--especially in the first 2 weeks of the diet, which are the most restrictive. This book has a 2002 publication date, and the question is whether new research supports this view or not. Actually, no. On May 18, 2004, researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and of Digestive and Kidney Disease in Bethesda, Maryland and from Yale University made a presentation to the Digestive Disease Week annual conference in New Orleans that confirmed after an extensive study of 5,944 men and women at high rsik for liver injury due to excessive drinking, hepatitis B and C, obseity, or impaired sugar metabolism that caffeine actually reduced the risk of liver damage. In other words, caffeine was actually good for the liver! As the researchers pointed out, several other studies had confirmed this same finding that "people at high risk for liver problems can reduce their risk by drinking coffee and other caffeinated beverages." So, so much for that part of Gittleman's fat flush program.
    That said, though, she does offer an interesting diet plan that probably will create weight loss--primarily because it is fairly low in calories for the first phase (the most stringent one) and because it is jam-packed with good foods, from the essential fatty acids (EFAs) in flaxseed to the two servings of fruits a day required. That plus you can eat unlimited amounts of most green vegetables, which will keep you feeling full and also give you lots of vitamins and minerals. She also restricts your daily protein intake to no more than 8 ouces a day, plust two eggs. This limit on the amount of protein guarantees that your body will not convert excess protein to sugar (through the process of gluconeogenesis, also called glycolysis) and thus undo your weight loss regimen of fat burning for fuel. She does emphasize that you must eat 2 eggs a day every day (which of course you must prepare without butter) and avoid ALL dairy products in order to lose weight. The 2 eggs a day reduce belly fat, she says, which may have more to do with that eggs are high in lecithin, which is a fat emulsifier and thus helps break down fat. So you may wish to take lecithin as a supplement in place of the eggs or to amplify their effects. And you drink a lot of water with unsweetened cranberry juice added, and you rule out nearly all diet foods and beverages in that you can only have Stevia as your sweetener. This actually is a good idea as there are concerns about aspartame (Nutra Sweet) and saccharin (Sweet 'n Low) from numerous studies, and some new studies alaso raise questions about sucralose (Splenda). Her plan is very detailed and seems to have a good basis in fact, except for here and there. There are oddities--like she says don't eat high starch vegetables, like potatoes and carrots, and then she has one carrot a day as a possibility for your vegetable selections. Also, she is a strong advocate of using conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) as a supplement, while Jonny Bowden in Living the Low-Carb Life: From Atkins to the Zone says there are concerns about CLA and don't use it. And Bowden cites new studies on flaxseeds as having an adverse effect on men's health by contributing to enlarged prostates, so Bowden encourages caution for men--but not women--in using flaxseed products. Even so, he gives Gittleman's diet a 5 star (highest) rating--so go figure. One other thing I find odd is that in the list of unlimited vegetables, Gittleman includes some that seldom make the list because they are high on the glycemic index and have quite a bit of sugar--such as tomatoes (actually a fruit) and okra. Overall, though, it appears that this diet could be a healthy one, especially for people who have lived on high amounts of sugar and processed carbohydrates. And definitely switching away from those products to more healthy and lower-calorie ones will aid weight loss, too. And because Gittleman's diet, while not actually saying so directly, is one that favors a low consumption of saturated fats, it may well find more favor with doctors and dieters concerned about saturated fats--even though the research strongly indicates that saturated fats are not the problem, but the consumption of saturated fats in conjunction with highly processed carbohydrates is. In other words, the average American diet of junk food and little else.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Left me wanting more....
    I needed either a lot more time or a personal chef to adhere to this diet. The recipes are tasty, but very labor intensive, and the demand for all fresh and often exotic veggies plus lots of fish, steak and chicken made this expensive. I did lose weight for the few days I was able to stay on the diet, but I was constantly hungry (and therefore grumpy) so my family made me stop the whole thing. I do like cranberry juice in my water, though.

    5-0 out of 5 stars looking at it from another viewpoint
    Many of the ideas in this book are good; getting off of coffee, regularly drinking an anti-oxident rich drink, etc. If it's too much for you to sustain, -do it when you can-. Unlike diets that don't focus on health, a week here and there will combine to improve your health along with a healthy weight loss. ... Read more

    8. The South Beach Diet Cookbook: More than 200 Delicious Recipes That Fit the Nation's Top Diet
    by Arthur Agatston
    list price: $25.95
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    Asin: 1579549578
    Catlog: Book (2004-04-13)
    Publisher: Rodale Books
    Sales Rank: 166
    Average Customer Review: 4.09 out of 5 stars
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    The long-awaited cookbook is here!

    Great food that's good for you--that's the foundation of the South Beach Diet and the reason millions of people around the world have adopted it as their lifelong eating plan, shedding unwanted pounds in the process. Created by leading Miami cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., the diet emphasizes good fats and good carbohydrates, the kind that stave off cravings for unhealthy sugary food and promote long-term weight loss. It's not "diet" food--it's satisfying, flavorful dishes that are good for your health and your waistline.

    Whether you're already a South Beach Diet success story or brand-new to the program, you'll find a wealth of inspiration in The South Beach Diet Cookbook to keep you on track without feeling deprived. The recipes are simple enough to make every day but delicious enough to serve on any occasion: Oatmeal Pancakes, Buttermilk Salmon Chowder, Caribbean Baked Chicken with Mango, Grilled Filet Mignon with Roasted Garlic Chipotle Pepper Chimichurri, Mexican Lasagna, Sage and Rosemary Pork, Red Snapper with Avocado Salsa, Thai Vegetable Stir-Fry, and Chocolate Pie with Crispy Peanut Butter Crust. Each recipe is marked "Phase 1," "Phase 2," or "Phase 3," so you'll know immediately where it falls in the diet; there are also 25 all-new recipes from the top chefs and restaurants in Miami. Illustrated with 50 full-color photographs and packed with extras like shopping lists and a pantry guide, The South Beach Diet Cookbook is an essential addition to your kitchen shelf.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Pictures
    Okay, having read the basic bible to the South Beach Diet (ISBN: 1579546463), which I would recommend to you if you are interested in this cookbook, I wanted to try some of the meals Agatston referred to in his book.

    The author divides the cookbook into the following sections: breakfast, snacks, soups, salads, side dishes, fish and poultry, meats, vegetarian, and desserts. Each section has approximately 20 recipes, that appear easy enough to prepare and follow the 40% protein, 30% carb, and 30% fat you would expect on a diet plan like this. Also, most of the recipes included carb counts, protein grams, etc. I noticed in the dessert section (my personal favorite of any cookbook) that the recipes employ yogurt, almonds, and fresh fruit extensively. Some sugar substitutes were noted, but not a lot.

    The author also dedicates 8 pages of the book to summarizing the diet plan, a long chapter on shopping in accordance with the diet plan, and 5 pages of question and answer type stuff that addresses general questions relevant to the diet. Color photos were available for about 50% of the recipes, which is why I titled this review "Pretty Pictures." I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoyed and plans to use the SouthBeach Diet.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Another Cookbook Suggestion
    I really like South Beach by design. I have lost 40 pounds and love the fact it is a "healthy" low-carb alternative. It was great to see them (though not a suprise considering book sales) to come out with the cookbook. Overall the recipes I have made were good BUT

    1) They use a lot of ingredients I don't - aspaagus for breakfast, expensive seafood like seabass, sole and lobster and interesting but umcommon vegetables like choyote squash and fava beans
    2) They take a long time to make - and I am an accomplished cook
    3) The desserts are too limited and so-so

    The point is they worked hard to make pretty, chef like food so you feel you can eat well, but forgot how many of us love the basics - easy to follow recipes with easy to find ingredients for "regular" food.

    I highly suggest Fantastic Food with Splenda - 160 Recipes Low in Sugar, Carbs, Fat and Calories. It is compatible with SB and I love the Chai Tea, the Breakfast Cheesecake Cups (high in protein), the Three Bean and Spinach Salads, Sweet and Sour Chicken and Barbequed Pork Tenderloin. Better yet the Frozen Peach Yogurt and Key Lime Pie will truly make you forget you are on a diet. I have suggested it to many friends and they are also hooked. Delicious everyday recipes that are healthy - that's dieting made easy.

    4-0 out of 5 stars diet is more difficult than expected, so cookbook helps alot
    I just completed day 2 of Phase 1 - it has been more difficult in some ways than expected and easier in others. The difficulties are somewhat related to my not being able to clear out my house of foods that might tempt me. My 2 year old daughter who is a picky eater will only eat things such as Macaroni and Cheese, Pizza, Grilled Cheese, PBJ, Hotdogs... So every meal I make for her is done with envy that I am not the one about to consume that meal.

    I was thin before I had my daughter, all of the eating off of her plate has gotten me into the position I find myself now: 15 to 20 pounds overweight, so despite my yearnings for her food I am committed to making changes that will help me look and feel better.

    Anyway, about the cookbook, I like it (don't love it because of organization problems mentioned by other reviewers). The recipes I have tried so far have all been delicious. Our favorite so far is the Steak Kabobs with Peanut Dipping Sauce. It does not taste like diet food AT ALL. The cauliflower mashed potatoes were just okay -- I personally do not like the flavor of trans free margarine and could taste that with every bite. Rosemary Chicken was excellent.

    I do feel fortunate to be a stay at home mother, otherwise I am not sure I would have the time to effectively follow this diet. I have had to run the dishwasher three times per day with all the pots, pans, cutting boards, and bowls I have had to wash. Also my initial grocery bill for stocking up for the first several days (and purchasing other pantry items that will last a while) was close to $250.

    I think the premise of the diet is a good and healthy one so I will stick with it -- for that reason I am glad I purchased the cookbook as it gives more direction and recipes that will help to stave off boredom.

    Good luck to anyone interested in trying the diet or the cookbook -- I hope I didn't turn you off. Hopefully the days to come will be easier - I expect they will given the feedback I have heard from others further ahead in the diet than I.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Has anyone but me had problems with these recipes?
    I thank Dr. Agatston for an alternative to a low fat diet. My husband and I have both lost weight. I have tried several of these recipes and some of these are a disaster. The Zesty Crab Cakes fell all apart and the cooking time was much more than stated. I have made the Peachy Walnut Torte twice with bad results both times. The instructions aren't clear whether it is to be stored in the freeze or what. The Sesame Baked Chicken is wonderful but it takes 3 times the amount of coating for the amount of chicken called for. Some of these recipes use every bowl in the kitchen. The amounts of ingredients called for are split up when you read the instructions. It seems to me, this was put together way to fast and the recipes not tested well. I also don't understand how they divided the Class 2 and 3 recipes. There is one class 2 recipe, Aruglua and Basil Pesto Linguine, that is a class 2 with 520 calories, 21 g. fat and 65 g. carbs. Should this one even be in the book? Recipes I have tried with good results are the Chicken Salad, Mexican Lasagna, Pizza Meat Pie, Chocolate Swirled Cheescake, (With FF cream cheese, not Ricotta that never gets smooth),Flourless Chocolate Cake, Breakfast Cups and the Oven Fried Chicken with Almonds.
    This is not a cookbook for beginers. Recipes have to be read carefully. I was curious if anyone had had the same problems?

    3-0 out of 5 stars Diverse ingredients, poor organization, some bad advices
    I do not know how a cardiologist turns out to become a cook that can write a Cookbook. As a physician cooking was not part of any medical education, I know. However, the book has many delicious recipes, each list its contents in grams and milligrams without giving a reference on how such measurements were calculated. The recipes start with phase 2, then phase 3, then go on haphazardly, alternating among the three phases that the author suggests for his "South Beach Diet". More frustrating, is the scattered letters from others throughout the book without reasonable relationship to the sequence of issues. In addition, the book contains many advertisements to local restaurants while it is meager on photographs of many described recipes. After browsing through the chapters you get a feeling that the author is very sloppy in organizing the book materials, no proper chapter titling, no proper theme for choosing fonts, no proper sequence for listing recipes.

    The author does not explain the rationale of choosing two weeks for the starch-free phase One. Although, the book claims to reverse the epidemic of obesity, it contains meals that have over 500 mg cholesterol per servings (the U.S. recommended daily allowance suggests no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol), completely overlooks caloric counting, and condones drinking wine (one or two cups of red or white wine per day in phase Two).

    The author expresses his apology for banning alcohol in phase One, then condones drinking wine in phase Two. This is a serious flaw on the part of a physician who claims to reverse the epidemic of obesity. Wine drinking will interfere with the ability to exercise actively and vigorously in a matter that promotes health rather than barely maintains minimal strength. The author seems to limit his scope of dealing with obesity to the quality of dieting alone without serious consideration to exercise planning for healthy lifestyle.

    Since the author bases his approach to healthy dieting on stabilizing the blood sugar level, then why limit that to merely two weeks? If that is meant to appease readers by offering delicious and fattening recipes then the book defeats its purpose of reversing the epidemic of obesity. ... Read more

    9. Doctor's Book of Food Remedies
    by Selene Yeager, Prevention Health Books
    list price: $16.95
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    Asin: 1579543626
    Catlog: Book (2000-05)
    Publisher: Rodale Books
    Sales Rank: 7707
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    In just the last few years, scientists have found hundreds of substances in foods that go way beyond vitamins and minerals for pure healing power. In The Doctors Book of Food Remedies, you will learn exactly how to use the "healing foods" to treat and prevent dozens of conditions, from arthritis and fatigue to high blood pressure and stroke.

    * A food that can block the harmful effects of secondhand smoke (page 555)
    * How to stop cataracts with the carotenoids in spinach (page 123)
    * A juice that reduces urinary tract infections by 58 percent (page 545)
    * How a substance in grapefruit can help control diabetes (page 185)
    * How to cut your risk of heart disease in half with three simple foods (page 276)
    * A phytonutrient in buckwheat that prevents cholesterol from sticking to arteries (page 95)
    * The beverage that can reduce the risk of stroke by 73 percent (page 511)
    * How to stop an infection with nature's sweetner (page 290)

    Plus, 150 nutrient-rich recipes that are specially designed to fight and reverse specific health problems.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Vital Information
    This book is loaded with the ancient wisdom explained with modern science, and should make complete sense to any rational human being. I recommend it to all who are seeking alternative healing. And I also recommend Alison Savitch's "Rawfully Good" video for people interested in how to prepare gourmet raw meals that are simple and delicious.

    1-0 out of 5 stars If there is one major error, there are going to be more.
    I am very disappointed with this book. A perfect example is this: Writing about honey they say that honey contains propolis, a compound in nectar that kills bacteria.

    Absolutely not so! Propolis is resinous substance collected from the buds of certain trees by bees and used as a cement or sealant in the construction of their hives.

    If they let just one unchecked or untrue fact go into the book, you have to be suspicious of the whole book.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Go to your doctor!
    I can't believe people can justify their stupidity with this stuff. I lost my mother because she insisted on treating herself "natually" I suggest you go to a real doctor and stop trying to save money or treat yourself with a bunch of "tips" from someone who's probably only piecing together information to profit from your ignorance.

    1-0 out of 5 stars food remedies?
    Oh Come on. I've been reading/following this religiously for the last 8 months and have NO relief for my ailments. And I don't mean serious like cancer, just the measurable things like allergies and joint pain. What's up? Ever hear of quack medicine?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just good food!
    This book sticks to FOOD for healing. Now that herbs have come about to heal or not heal, it's better to not use herbs.. Food should be the prime healing for the body. If the proper food is eaten, we could all live to be 100! The baby boomers need a good nutritional book like this to keep us young. Thank you Prevention! ... Read more

    10. The Doctor's Pocket Calorie, Fat & Carb Counter
    by Allan Borushek
    list price: $6.99
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    Asin: 1930448090
    Catlog: Book (2004-11-08)
    Publisher: Allan Borushek & Associates
    Sales Rank: 801
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    title change: The 2005Doctor's Pocket Calorie, Fat & Carb Counter with 200 Fast-food restaurants ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is what I have to say about things....
    This book is absolutely the best all around calorie counter on the market. Not only does it give you calorie counts, but it also doubles as a fat and carbohydrate counter as well. Thorough, complete, and well laid out, I give it five stars easy. Also compatible with this book is "The No-Beach, No-Zone, No-Nonsense Weight Loss Plan, A Pocket Guide To What Works."

    5-0 out of 5 stars Super little pocket calorie counter.
    Each year Allan Borushek releases a new version of "The Doctor's Pocket Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter." By issuing a new version each year Borushek is able to include the newest foods on the market and at fast food chains and restaurants.

    Though there are a number of calorie counting books on the market, I like Borusheks because it is user friendly. It includes some little photos and sketches, and uses color to highlight different food items so its much easier to use than other counters. In addition Borushek includes hints to reduce fat, weight control tips, a diabetes guide and more. Lots of super useful information.

    The book lists over 11,000 food items and 200 fast food chains and restaurants. For each item it includes calories, carbohydrates and fat. At the back of the book Borushek discusses other nutrients though these are not included for each item in the book. He discusses fiber, salt, protein, calcium and more.

    At 4x6x1/2 the book is sized nicely to tuck into your bag or briefcase. And with its low price point you may want to purchase several copies. I keep one in my car so I know what I am consuming if I go to a restaurant.

    The only drawback to the book in my opinion is dietician and health educator Borushek's face in a little crown on the cover. A little cheesy. But despite that the book is a winner.

    Borushek also has a nice website where he sells a calorie counting program for your PDA, PC and/or joining an online community. He also offers his database of foods which is continually updated free at the site

    A very handy little book to have!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A very useful book
    This is a very helpful book for certain situations

    What this book is not:An exhaustive list of nutritional counts for every food.While it is not a diet book, there is some diet and diabetes information, although this is not the point of the book(and it does not recognize low carbing)

    What this book IS:A very good small sized manual containing calories, fat and carbs with an emphasis on restarunts and prepared food.

    This would be a great book to keep in purse or pocket for eating out.If you are looking for an exhuastive manual of nutrition for every possible food(IE for home reference) you should look elsewhere (including the execellent USDA websight).

    Overall, I am very pleased with this book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best!
    I've had a couple other calorie counting books, but this is the best. Most accurate, nice travel size, and glossy color pages and well-defined categories make this my favorite.
    A must have for a reduced calorie/carb diet.
    I lost 42 lbs by tracking what I ate and how often I exercised. I couldn't have done it without this little book and a dog to walk!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Small enough to keep handy!
    I love this book!I keep this in the car tucked between the seat and the console, so it's always handy when I'm starving and need to make a good choice at a fast food restaurant!For such a small book, it has a great list of most of the fast food places and items in my area.It's also easy to find each fast food place in the book. ... Read more

    11. Beating Cancer With Nutrition - Revised
    by Patrick Quillin, Noreen Quillin, Patrick Quillin
    list price: $24.95
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    Asin: 0963837281
    Catlog: Book (2001-01-01)
    Publisher: Nutrition Times Press
    Sales Rank: 4080
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    The book was developed after working with over 500 cancer patients and organizing 3 international symposiums on the subject. The information contained in BCN is both scientifically backed with references and clinically proven in the hospital with patients. This information helps cancer patients to improve quality and quantity of life. BCN had been translated into Japanese and Chinese and is being translated into Korean. BCN had become a home study continuing education course for registered nurses. BCN 2001 version will contain a 72-minute audio CD version in response to the requests from tired cancer patients who said they needed and audio version of the book to get started. BCN had sold 110,000 copies in 7 years in print, which is impressive for small publishers. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A God-send!!
    I have one word for this book... incredible! The information given in this book is not only for the cancer patient, for but anyone who wants to stay healthy (thus preventing cancer). Dr. Quillin shares information for a healthy life in such a way that no one else ever has. One's spiritual life is renewed, as well as the physical. This is a MUST HAVE for every household.

    I was diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer in October of 1999 at the age of 22. Told by numerous doctors that there was "no hope." Severe back pain and a total lack of energy kept me in bed for most of the day... weight loss was rapid. I began chemo in spite of little precedence for success in using chemo in liver cancer. One month after diagnosis, began using Immunopower (the nutritional supplement developed by Dr. Patrick Quillin). Within one month my health took a dramatic upward turn. By January of 2000 the tumor had shrunk by 50%. Two months later, it had diminished by half again. I am now totally healed... a cancer survivor. Thank you God and thank you Dr. Quillin for such an incredible book! BEATING CANCER WITH NUTRITION played an important role in my healing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Welcome to your new bible
    If the Head of Nutrition of the Cancer Institutes of America says something, you have to think he knows what he's talking about. If Linus Pauling says the information in this book is clinically proven, you have to listen! A person hit with a cancer diagnosis is initially lost, scared, and relying completely on his/her MD. That MD is probably an excellent mechanic, vital in the process, but has probably had zero training in nutrition or immunotherapy. He may even look askance at alternative and foreign medicine. Also, alternative, vitamin, supplement, nutrition, immune system information is scattered, word of mouth, attacked by the FDA, confusing. NO MORE. This book Organizes and presents all this disparate material, cites research, tells you what you need to be doing Now. It goes much further. The sections on misconceptions, toxic vitamin doses, best-to-bad foods are invaluable. The executive summary at the front is a great idea, the boxed stories of cures and the motivational blurb are written by a man who really cares and knows this stuff works. Finally, not all your food has to go through a blender, Thank you, Noreen. This is a wonderful book, your roadmap for taking charge of your health and defeating your illness. Buy it immediatly, get out some paperclips and a highlighter and change your life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars beating cancer the natural way!
    Forget toxic and ineffective chemo and radiation therapy! This book shows you how to use food and nutritional supplements to beat cancer.This approach isnt always successful and cures arent guaranteed,but it often works when conventional toxic treatments fail.The body has a remarkable ability to heal itself if you give it the nutritional fortification it needs.This book shows you how.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It' worth it!
    Beating cancer with nutrition is giving the reader all the background information about cancer and how to best fight it. In addition, Dr. Quillin outlines his approach for nutritional therapy. The reader can choose to buy the supplements seperately or can buy Immunopower, a combination of powder (for shakes) and pills. Yes, Immunopower has been developed by Dr. Quillin and is quiet expensive. But buying seperately (and I have tried to do this) is even more expensive. Unfortunately, cancer is not an easy or cheap disease to fight. Dr. Quillin talks a lot about Immunopower in his book, but only because it truly is the best thing out there to fight cancer.
    I was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in Sept. 2002. At the time, I only underwent chemo without any additional nutrition therapy. My cancer metastasized and by January of 2004 I was back in chemo. This time, I had met some increadible cancer patients who had battled cancer with the help of Immunopower. I started to take the supplements myself right away. My tumor has since dissapeared!! My doctor called it highly unusual. I am 38 years old, mother of a 5 and a 9 year old boy. My doctor initially felt, that I might at most have 2 years more to live. He is now more confident than even I am, that I will live to see my own grandchildren. My husband is now taking ImmunopwerEZ, just as an insurance.
    Health, unfortunately, is not cheap, but rather worth every last penny.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great but....
    I was just recently diagnosed with cancer and Pat provides some great nutritional information, but when he starts promoting his high priced, high powered immunopower supplement it makes me wonder just what his motives are. Selling his supplements or helping cancer victims. I doubt most cancer patients will be able afford the price of Pat's supplements. Com'on Pat we are dying here. Give us break - a price break. ... Read more

    12. Understanding Nutrition (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) (Understanding Nutrition)
    by Eleanor Noss Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes
    list price: $93.95
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    Asin: 0534622267
    Catlog: Book (2004-05-25)
    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
    Sales Rank: 24083
    Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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    This best-selling introductory nutrition text in colleges and universities has been used by more than one million students! UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION provides accurate, reliable information through its clear writing, dynamic visuals, and integrated study aids, all of which engage and teach students the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. This comprehensive text includes up-to-date coverage of the newest research and emerging issues in nutrition. The pedagogical features of the text, as well as the authors' approachable style, help to make complex topics easily understandable for students. From its stunningly restyled and refined art program to the market-leading resources that accompany this text, UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION connects with its readers and continues to set the standards for texts used in the course. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Required for a semester, but keeps for a lifetime
    Overall, I found this text to be chocked full of helpful knowledge. I was required to purchase this book for a course I took in beginning nutrition, but I will keep it forever because of the wealth of knowledge. The concepts are suburbly explained and illustrations make understanding the information easier. Even though most people buy this for a class, I believe it is easy to read and assimilate the information. The Appendices are chocked full of useful facts about the current diet and exchange lists, including food pyramids and such.

    The only information I disagree with is the section on vegetarianism. Surely they could have done a better job and included more than four pages! However, there are plenty of books dedicated solely to vegetarians/vegans that would be more important and informative.

    It would also have been nice to see more updated information on fad diets such as Atkins or South Beach with respect to health issues. Or even more recent scientific studies throughout the book would contribute significantly to the reading.

    Since the 2004 edition is just coming out, if you can pick up a cheap copy of this edition it is well worth the investment.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Very Balanced Nutrition Textbook
    This is a balanced nutrition textbook that combines the concepts of nutrition with exercise, disease states that are caused by nutrition deficiencies, eating a balanced meal, glycolysis cycle and other concepts. This book also has helpful tables in the inside cover of the book and all throughout the chapters of the book.

    What makes this book so good is that it goes beyond a textbook. This book can also be used by any individual looking to find ways to eat healthier, lose weight and exercise. This book goes beyond the expectations of a learning textbook and that is what makes this nutrition textbook so good. Of course its primary use is as a textbook for the professor to teach basic concepts of nutrition to its students but IMHO, it can be used for more than that.

    Additonally, this book makes the concepts easy to understand to the point that any person can follow the concepts easy. The infotract CD was also helpful as well.

    In all for a book that is primarily focused on the concepts of nutrition, it goes beyond its primary focus. It is a great book. Sometimes I wonder if the officials at Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centers fashion their diet plans by just using this book and charge you a ton on money. With this book anyone can eat more healthy and you won't have to spned a ton of money at Jenny Craig Weight Loss centers to do it

    A great book. I learned a lot about nutrition with this book. Kudos to the author. :)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Easily digestible
    I loved reading this book as the language used is very attractive.Information introduced in a very reader friendly way and different colours are used to stop you falling asleep.This book explains even tiny things and avoids complicated pionts by referring the in depth reader to Appendices at the back of the book.I recommend this book for any body intrested to get significant information in a short time.This book is very useful and easily digestible specially if English is not your first language.

    5-0 out of 5 stars understandable for a difficult subject!
    Although I found this subject much harder than I anticipated, the manner in which Whitney wrote the subject helped me understand the material. I have learned much more than I had thought I would.

    4-0 out of 5 stars An awesome book for the above average reader.
    This book is very interesting. It has extensive amount of information about everything you ever wanted to know about nutrition. From tables that display the amount of vitamins and minerals your body needs to information of various food items (ie. calories, fats, protien, etc.), this book is for you. Gaining a little to much weight? This book could be a cheaper version of a dietician. However, you may not find this interesting if your english skills are not up to par. Students in post-secondary use this book, so if your english skills are not to good, you might want to try another book. To sum it up, you could use this book but you better be ready to get out that dictionary. ... Read more

    13. The South Beach Diet Good Fats/Good Carbs Guide (Revised) : The Complete and Easy Reference for All Your Favorite Foods
    by Arthur Agatson
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    Asin: 1594861986
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-19)
    Publisher: Rodale Books
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    Based on the nation's #1 bestseller

    Published in January 2004, The South Beach Diet Good Fats/Good Carbs Guide has sold more than three million copies and has continuously topped national bestseller lists. An essential tool for success, the completely revised and updated guide will feature a new, more user-friendly format and an expanded list of foods, as well as the most up-to-the-minute new information on nutrition and healthy eating to aid the now millions of early adopters.
    The new edition will include:
    o An expanded nutritional breakdown: total carbs and net carbs, total fat and saturated fat, fiber, and sugar.
    o More food listings including meal replacement bars, other convenience foods, healthy fast-food menu items, and beverages.
    o FAQs organized by phase and designed to answer dieters' most common questions.
    o A foreword by Dr. Agatston detailing new research and outlining the changes to the diet.
    o Each food listing will now have a recommendation by phase. For example, bananas might be a food to avoid in the first 2 weeks of Phase One but will be a food to enjoy in Phase Two.
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    14. SuperFoods Rx : Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life
    by Steven G. Pratt, Kathy Matthews
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    Asin: 0060535679
    Catlog: Book (2004-01-01)
    Publisher: William Morrow
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    Average Customer Review: 4.55 out of 5 stars
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    SuperFoods Rx is based on a simple but profound premise: some foods are dramatically better than others for our health and longevity.

    Sure, everyone knows that an apple is a better snack than potato chips, but do you know that a daily handful of walnuts or a bowl of blueberries can actually improve your well-being and longevity?

    Steven Pratt, M.D., witnessed the positive results that occurred when his patients with age-related macular degeneration changed their diets to include certain powerhouse foods -- those he has identified as SuperFoods. Backed by proven research on fourteen of the most nutrient-dense foods, this book puts these tools in your hands, and on your plate, to give you more energy, greater protection against disease, and a healthy lifestyle now and for the future.

    Whether you're 63 or 23, now is the right time to start eating the SuperFoods way. By making these foods part of your regular eating habits, you can actually change the course of your biochemistry and stop the incremental changes in your body that lead to diseases such as type II diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers, obesity, and Alzheimer's.

    What are the fourteen SuperFoods? Many may already be part of your daily meals, while some may make occasional appearances. But all are supermarket-friendly nutrition powerhouses:

    Beans • Blueberries • Broccoli • Oats •
    Oranges • Pumpkin • Salmon • Soy • Spinach •
    Tea -- green or black • Tomatoes • Turkey • Walnuts • Yogurt

    SuperFoods Rx not only outlines the amazing health benefits of these fourteen foods, it also includes delicious recipes, kitchen tips, and shopping suggestions that will make the SuperFoods lifestyle simple and irresistible.

    Don't like tomatoes? Not to worry; almost all of the SuperFoods have sidekicks -- or substitutions -- that you can enjoy instead. Have some lycopene-rich red watermelon or pink grapefruit instead of tomatoes. Can't bear the thought of spinach? Choose from a list of other dark leafy greens, romaine lettuce, or orange bell peppers.

    In SuperFoods Rx, Dr. Pratt leads you from the twentieth-century world of macronutrients -- proteins, fats, and carbohydrates -- into the twenty-first-century world of micronutrients -- phytonutrients, carotenoids, and antioxidants. You'll find:

    1. Individual chapters dedicated to each of the fourteen SuperFoods, with the health benefits for each outlined and supported by Dr. Pratt's research, along with ideas for simple ways to get more of these foods into your everyday meals.
    2. Fifty original recipes featuring SuperFoods, especially developed by Chef Michel Stroot of the world-renowned Golden Door Spa.
    3. A shopping list of brand-name foods to ensure you're buying the most nutrient-dense SuperFoods available.
    4. Guidelines for formulating your daily nutrient goals and supplement recommendations.

    With Dr. Pratt to guide you through the new nutritional frontier, you will be able to choose and enjoy the foods that are most beneficial to your health, well-being, and longevity.

    SuperFoods Rx. You'll feel super.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Simple but extensive and Informative Guide
    This is a great book about foods that are packed with life enhancing properties. The idea that some foods are better than others is not new, but there are some foods, it turns out, that are especially beneficial and we should make a concentrated effort to include these tasty foods.

    The book discusses the difference between macronutrient type of analysis (protien, carb, fat...) and micronutrient (antioxidants...) analysis and shows how some foods are loaded with healful micronutrients while others are not.

    The book describes the main superfoods (beans, wild salmon, broccoli, blueberries, tea, ...) AND importantly many substitutes or related foods to these super good ones.

    There are menus, shopping lists, nutrient analysis, and overall great down-to-earth discussion and information. An excellent and simple but elaborate guide to the SUPERFOODS we have heard so much about but before this book didn't know what it was all about.

    I also can't recommend enough a remarkable book about authentic wellness called "Effortless Wellbeing". Where has this book been been all my life was all I could say after reading it. Simple, to the point, includes simple mental and physical exercises and various ideas that produce wellness naturally. Amazing reading, and a great addition to the purchase of "Superfoods Rx". HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    5-0 out of 5 stars SuperFoods for any life style
    This book certainly caught my attention, and kept it.

    Although, this book is not meant to be an end all diet, it does support and encourage the use of specific foods for preventative health issues. The discussion on synergy of nutrients alone had me convinced.

    Dr. Pratt does state that these foods improve the over all health of people who add them to thier diets on a regular basis. An alchoholic for instance, will still significantly benefit from the use of superfoods even if he/she chooses to continue drinking as long as he/she is consistant in consuming superfoods. Of course, superfoods alone is not enough. Quitting and excersise will improve his/her health even more.

    I have scheduled these superfoods into my diet as soon as I started reading the book. My brain function improved almost immediatly and my eyesight sharpened by the time I got to the chapter on Tomatoes.

    I am making this book a favorite gift to give my friends and family.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Eating Right Made Easy
    Dr Steven Pratt has made eating right easy to understand and easy to implement. I normally don't like to read nutrition books but this one I couldn't put down. I now know what I should eat and how big or small the portions should be. Which foods help your heart, eyes, inflamation etc. All the foods he talks about can be found in your local grocery store you don't need to go to a health food store unless you want organic food. If you know nothing about nutrition or know a lot, this is the book for you. He makes it so easy, even adding receipes and daily menus. I hope he will write another book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Not another fad diet!
    I LOVE this book, and a big thank you to Dr. Pratt for writing it! This book is all about making your diet well-rounded, and Dr. Pratt's 14 superfoods are foods that pack the most nutrition for your calories. This is a way to get the nutrition that most of our bodies are lacking, and still stay within our caloric restraints.

    Plus, this book is filled full of little nutrition facts that are helpful in making our diets well-rounded. For example, most people know that it is lycopene in tomatoes and watermelon that is the big cancer fighting nutrient, but did you know lycopene has to be eaten with fat for it to be absorbable in our body? Just one of the many little facts Dr. Pratt offers to enhance and maximize our body's absorption of essential nutrition.

    I love also that Dr. Pratt gives tips on how to incorporate the different foods in your diet. He makes getting these nutrients very practical and do-able.

    I have been recommending this book to everyone I know as a way to truly change their lives for the better. I consider it to be preventative medicine for future life-threatening diseases. Plus, who doesn't feel better when their diet is rich in the things our bodies need?

    Two huge thumbs up from this reader!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Here's my take on things...
    The book is an easy read and laid out pretty well. I first thought it was going to be a bunch of advice without much scientific support but I was wrong- for instance I looked up the cited references on nut consumption and risk of heart disease and found it consistent with the book. All in all I give it 5 stars easy. Othe self-help books I liked include "The Multifidus Back Pain Solution." ... Read more

    15. The Zone: A Dietary Road Map to Lose Weight Permanently : Reset Your Generic Code : Prevent Disease : Achieve Maximum Physical Performance
    by Barry Sears, Bill Lawren
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    Asin: 0060391502
    Catlog: Book (1995-06-01)
    Publisher: ReganBooks
    Sales Rank: 4087
    Average Customer Review: 3.87 out of 5 stars
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    Barry Sears looks at why Americans still have dietary problems in spite of following the advice of experts. Challenging the current recommendations for a high carbohydrate diet, Sears looks into man's history as well as the diets athletes succeed best on, to build a new dietary picture.Anyone looking for better health through an improved relationship to what they eat should put this book on their list. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I wish I knew about this years ago!
    I have been working out for years and within the last year I have been running over 12 miles a week, weight training, taking boot camp classes at my gym as well as tai box classes three times a week. I thought I was eating healthy. But I could never lose any weight. I grow up eating bread with every meal. I originaly read Dr. Atkin's boot the New Diet Revolution. I found this boot to be to strigent for my liking. I was feeling tired and weak. I read the Zone and with in the last two weeks I lost five pounds, feel energize as well as I did not suffer from any PMS. I have told my mother about this book as well as a friend who suffers from MS. They both went out and bought the book and are begining the zone plan. This book makes it easy to follow. I was amazed it even suggested what type of fast food I could eat.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great diet - don't start with this book though
    After a lot of encouragement from my mother, who has been following the Zone for two years, I decided to try this diet. I've been on it for 3 months and I've lost 28 pounds and 2 clothing sizes without really changing my modest exercise habits. I eat half as many calories as I used to, but I'm not hungry. I used to have terrible insomnia, often getting no more than 4 hours of sleep a night - that has vanished along with my nearly-constant heartburn. After two months, my blood cholesterol dropped from 200 to 180. I have energy to burn. I take a Cheat Day on Sundays when I eat all the evil things I've been craving that week - croissants, Nutella, McD's sausage biscuits, creamy desserts - and by the end of the day I feel so draggy, dehydrated, sinus-y, that it's a relief to wake up Monday morning and go back onto the plan.

    So, why don't I recommend this book? It was the first book Barry Sears (co-)wrote about the Zone, and it reads like an infomercial. The writing style is... loud. It is also poorly organized, jumping around from biochemical jargon to little tidbits of practical advice to anecdotal evidence to health claims for different conditions. And finally, this book doesn't provide any information beyond the very basics about how to actually follow the plan. If you are already convinced (perhaps by all these glowing reviews) of the benefits of the Zone and want to jump right in, the more comprehensive Mastering the Zone with its tons of practical tips is a much better place to start. If after beginning the diet you want more background information about how it works, then pick up this book. The one good thing about the early book is the more gourmet recipes (like the lamb with herbed cheese on zucchini-and-squash "pasta" - mmmm!). There are more recipes in Mastering the Zone, but for my taste they stick too strictly to the glycemic-index guide and also try too hard for one-pot meals; I've never used them.

    An issue to look out for: I found that the body fat tables in the back way overestimated my fat weight, which meant an artificially low food intake level. After a couple of weeks hovering on the edge of hunger, I got my body fat percentage measured on a machine at the employee wellness office at work and got a result of ten percentage points less! I raised my food intake and continued losing weight at a healthy clip, with no more hunger pangs. I suspect that the bodyfat-table problem may be why a few reviewers here felt hungry on the Zone. The tables probably underestimated their lean weight, resulting in recommended food intakes that were too low.

    The bottom line: even if all the health claims aren't sound, this is a balanced low-calorie diet that's easy to follow indefinitely without hunger, and what can be wrong with that - unless you are Nabisco Foods or something? Just try to start with Mastering the Zone instead.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Eh.
    "The Zone" is a good instructional manual for people who have extremely poor diets, but for the average person with a modicum of common sense, it's quite useless. This is the first diet "manual" I've read and no doubt it will be my last. I picked up a lot of good information reading "The Zone," and indeed, I did loose three pounds in about three weeks. Many of the recipes are tasty - if you have an hour to cut up eight cups of fresh broccolli, that is. But counting out the various "blocks" took an inordinate amount of time and energy from my already busy schedule. Once I replaced the time I spent planning Zone menus, grocery shopping, prepping my meals, and other minutiae with daily cardio exercise, *that's* when I started to notice results! Now I just follow a simple routine of limiting my caloric intake. One thing that was very misleading about "The Zone" is that the authors claim that the dieter should not feel hungry. Not so. Make no mistake: this diet hinges on portion control and calorie counting, and I, like many people I know who are on the Zone diet, was famished beyond belief, particularly during the first two weeks. Bottom line is, if one is healthy and fit, nixing carbs from your diet doesn't matter, 'cause ultimately, it's about how many calories you put in your body and how many you work off.

    4-0 out of 5 stars It works for me
    First of all, it's not for everyone. No diet is, I suspect. If you hate having to keep track of portions or if you freak out about the fact that all the recipes are "4 block" but you need a "3 block" meal and you don't like to multiply the amounts by 3/4, you will hate this diet. Save your money and try something else.
    I'm a 35 year old woman. I've been on the Zone for about 2 months. I've lost 20 lbs (all of it fat), my blood pressure has dropped and I feel great and have lots of energy. For the last 5 years I've been struggling with excess weight that I couldn't lose with a combination of exercise and (mostly unsuccessful)attempts to eat less. I was kind of dubious at first about the Zone, but it has done wonders in terms of helping me eat sensibly without getting hungry between meals. My skin looks a lot nicer as well.
    There are many misconceptions about the Zone. It's not Atkins, it's not South Beach (although they do share some similarities), and it's not a magic diet in which you eat unlimited amounts of food. (And in response to the previous reviewer, glycemic index is mentioned many times in the book.)
    It is a portion control diet. You will need to eat appropriate amounts of protein, carbs and fat at every meal. It seems weird at first. It takes work. You will need to do more food preparation than before, or at the very least you will have to learn about portion sizes. Exercise is strongly recommended. You will probably be consuming fewer calories than before unless you were already on a very low calorie diet. Yes, you lose weight because you eat less, same as any other diet. (I never understood why some reviewers seem to think that this is a bad thing) If you do it right, however, you will be eating quite a lot of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein sources. It is not difficult to stay in the Zone when you go out to eat. You probably won't get the Atkins bad breath or constipation. Yes, it's a bit of a pain keeping track of amounts, but it's not really that different from counting carb grams or fat grams. And once you know the amounts, you really don't have to do much measuring.
    I have to admit I'm not a big fan of the recipes in the book, so usually I just find appropriate recipes in other cookbooks or cook without recipes. There are a lot of good low fat, low carb meat recipes - all you have to do is add enough fruits and vegetables and you have a good meal without the annoying 'everything mixed together' aspect of some of the book recipes

    1-0 out of 5 stars Inadequate and out-of-date
    "Sears proposes consuming meals combining foods high in protein but low in saturated fats with foods composed of complex carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables, while reducing the amount of carbohydrate such as pasta, and bread."

    What Sears doesn't realize is that the new terminology regarding carbohydrates has switched from "complex" and "simple" to using the glycemic index. There are many "complex" carbohydrates that are high on the glycemic index...the term "complex" is very relative. And now he's saying that pasta is not "complex"???? Pleeeease...don't buy this book. It is inadequate and out-of-date. Sears needs to simplify this book and market it to the people who really need this type of diet, not to athletes who need higher-carbohydrate diets. ... Read more

    16. DietMinder Personal Food & Fitness Journal (A Food and Exercise Diary)
    by F. Wilkins, D. Wilkins
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    Asin: 0963796836
    Catlog: Book (2000-09-01)
    Publisher: Memory Minder
    Sales Rank: 2641
    Average Customer Review: 4.63 out of 5 stars
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    The DietMinder is a deluxe food diary with plenty of room to record quantities and food counts (calories, fat, carbs, protein, etc.) of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. A special area for daily totals makes it easy to see at a glance how you are doing. Each "day" consists of two pages with space for exercise details, too. There are other helpful sections in the book such as the Favorite Foods listing which provides food counts on over 100 common foods and has space to add your own favorite food information.The Goals section of the DietMinder is also important. Here you can list your starting statistics, state your goals, and even paste a "before" picture. This is a great way to stay motivated! The DietMinder can be used with virtually any food or fitness program. It has been proven that keeping a food journal helps people focus and stay more committed to improving their eating habits. It really works! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Most Important Dieting Tool Out There
    I became aware of the importance of recording what I eat while partaking in a "Rapid Results" program at my local gym (with a personal trainer). I was given a small pocket-sized food log, in which I recorded what I ate and when. This really forced me to take a look at my eating habits, and change them for the better. However, with the small food log I was using, I couldn't record other useful information, such as fat grams, protein, carbs and fiber. So after I filled up that food log, I purchased the Diet Minder's Food and Fitness Journal.

    This book contains everything you would want in a food journal and more. First, there are sections in the beginning in which you describe your current physical condition and your goals (there are even places for you to put "before" and "after" pics. Then, on the pages where you record your daily records, there are sections to record calories consumed (as well as fat, carbs, protein and fiber), water consumed, snacks consumed, Vitamins/supplements/meds, physical activity, calories burned during physical activity, weight, and any notes you wish to add.

    The Diet Minder's Food and Fitness Journal is perfect for anyone who wants to keep track of what they eat (or how much they exercise), especially if your on a "special" diet where you have to have a certain fat/protein/carbohydrate ratio. It is small enough to take anywhere, but large enough to comfortably record necessary information.

    From personal experience I believe that recording food intake and exercise is extremely important when it comes to health and weight loss(of course there are also studies that prove this to be true!). Doing so motivates you to stay with your plan, and try harder to reach your goals. It also gives you a dose of reality when you have to record that piece of cake you had after dinner that just tacked on an extra 350 calories!

    I highly recommend this journal to anyone who wants to lose weight and improve his or her health.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must for anyone embarking on a lifestyle change.
    I've always hated the idea of writing down my food intake and counting calories but this journal actually makes it a pleasure. Since I have gotten this book I am able to track every little thing which has been really great. Since starting this journal I have lost over 30lbs.

    One aspect it provides is an incentive when I hit a plateau. Seeing how long it takes my body to acclimate to a lower weight makes getting over those plateaus just a bit easier. By tracking my progress in this much detail I can see where problems spring up and deal with them before they sabotage me.

    Another plus that this journal has that I have not found in others is a space for fiber intake. As this is a very important part of my lifestyle change it has been a godsend.

    While I wouldn't attribute my weight loss to keeping this journal, (that comes mostly from eating right and exercising) I will give credit to the designers for making it easy to use and a wonderful helper on my way to a healthier life. I will never be without one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Thanks for the MemoryMinder(s)!
    I'm not sure at what juncture I went from "Foxy" to "Boxy" but any delusions I might have had to the contrary were shattered when my teenage son quietly took me aside and whispered, "You're not wearing THAT, are you?"..."Oh...doesn't look good, huh?" "No, it doesn't." "I'm not that overweight!... Am I?"

    Thus I started on the harrowing, fraught with temptations, Road to Recovery. Unfortunately, the Road was littered with diet books, diet plans, a lot of "I'll start Monday(s)" and a few too many candy bars. My 25 extra pounds wanted to stick to me like a bad hairstyle on a special day.

    Finally, I realized that the only time I had any success in sticking to a diet was when I wrote down what I ate. But the 79 cent notebooks I used to record my daily food consumption always seemed to get lost after a few weeks and I would go back to my old eating habits.

    Enter the DietMinder. Realizing that if I wanted to be healthy and lose weight I decided I needed to take more stringent measures. But I truly believe that "diets" don't work and the only sensible thing to do was to be sensible about how much and what, I ate. So after reading some of the other reviews here, I decided to order my own DietMinder. To make a long story short, IT WORKS! Here, at last, is a journal that gives you a permanent place to record what you eat, how much, calories, etc. There is a small, but certainly adequate, area in which to record what vitamins/supplements you take, the amount of exercise you do, etc. Without having to be fanatical, the journal offers a lot in the way of flexibility. You don't HAVE to write down how many grams of fat you eat or how many carbohydrates, but you CAN if you WANT to. You can record you blood pressure, your cholesterol, your measurements, etc., and there is a small "Favorite Food Facts" list in the back.

    As of today, I am into my third DietMinder and it has been exactly six months since I started recorded what I eat. No special diets, just a complete awareness of what I am eating. The journal is just enough a reminder that I don't stray from writing down what I eat and gives you a psychological edge by making you aware whether you eating habits are healthy or not. [We all know that without some self-discipline that piece of cake you eat gives you an automatic excuse to eat everything because, after all, now you've blown everything]. The result is that, seemingly effortlessly, I've lost 21 pounds and can easily fit into Size 10 blue jeans (with the button, not the elastic waist)!

    And to keep me honest, well, I anticipate buying many more DietMinders. As they say, try it, you'll like it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Thanks fo the MemoryMinder(s)!
    I'm not sure at what juncture I went from "Foxy" to "Boxy" but any delusions I might have had to the contrary were shattered when my teenage son quietly took me aside and whispered, "You're not wearing THAT, are you?"..."Oh...doesn't look good, huh?" "No, it doesn't." "I'm not that overweight!... Am I?"

    Thus I started on the harrowing, fraught with temptations, Road to Recovery. Unfortunately, the Road was littered with diet books, diet plans, a lot of "I'll start Monday(s)" and a few too many candy bars. My 25 extra pounds wanted to stick to me like a bad hairstyle on a special day.

    Finally, I realized that the only time I had any success in sticking to a diet was when I wrote down what I ate. But the 79 cent notebooks I used to record my daily food consumption always seemed to get lost after a few weeks and I would go back to my old eating habits.

    Enter the DietMinder. Realizing that if I wanted to be healthy and lose weight I decided I needed to take more stringent measures. But I truly believe that "diets" don't work and the only sensible thing to do was to be sensible about how much and what, I ate. So after reading some of the other reviews here, I decided to order my own DietMinder. To make a long story short, IT WORKS! Here, at last, is a journal that gives you a permanent place to record what you eat, how much, calories, etc. There is a small, but certainly adequate, area in which to record what vitamins/supplements you take, the amount of exercise you do, etc. Without having to be fanatical, the journal offers a lot in the way of flexibility. You don't HAVE to write down how many grams of fat you eat or how many carbohydrates, but you CAN if you WANT to. You can record you blood pressure, your cholesterol, your measurements, etc., and there is a small "Favorite Food Facts" list in the back.

    As of today, I am into my third DietMinder and it has been exactly six months since I started recorded what I eat. No special diets, just a complete awareness of what I am eating. The journal is just enough a reminder that I don't stray from writing down what I eat and gives you a psychological edge by making you aware whether you eating habits are healthy or not. [We all know that without some self-discipline that piece of cake you eat gives you an automatic excuse to eat everything because, after all, now you've blown everything]. The result is that, seemingly effortlessly, I've lost 21 pounds and can easily fit into Size 10 blue jeans (with the button, not the elastic waist)!

    And to keep me honest, well, I anticipate buying many more DietMinders. As they say, try it, you'll like it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Must have diet journal!!
    This journal has been very helpful with my diet. I have lost a total of 44 pounds and the dietminder has helped me very much. I highly recommend this journal to any dieter. ... Read more

    17. Bobby Flay's Good Carb Grilling : 75 Healthier Ideas from the Fire
    by Bobby Flay
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    Asin: 0743272722
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-10)
    Publisher: Scribner
    Sales Rank: 690710
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    18. The Volumetrics Eating Plan : Techniques and Recipes for Feeling Full on Fewer Calories
    by Barbara Rolls
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    Asin: 0060737298
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Sales Rank: 576747
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    19. The New Glucose Revolution Pocket Guide to the Top 100 Low-Glycemic Foods
    by Jennie Brand-Miller, Kaye Foster-Powell, Johanna Burani
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    Asin: 1569245002
    Catlog: Book (2003-06)
    Publisher: Marlowe & Company
    Sales Rank: 14241
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    Book Description

    The glycemic index (GI)—an easy-to-understand measure of how different foods affect our blood glucose levels—is revolutionizing the way we eat. Medical experts and health authorities now advocate using GI values in making daily food decisions—so it’s never been more important to understand how to choose and benefit from low-GI foods.

    Clearly written by the leading experts on the glycemic index, this completely revised and updated A to Z guide offers in-depth entries for the top 100 foods with the lowest GI values. It includes comprehensive explanations of each food’s GI value and glycemic load (which is clearly explained), its carbohydrate, fiber and fat content, helpful nutritional information, and handy eating tips. Also included is an at-a-glance Low GI Food Finder as well as a comprehensive A to Z table of GI values. ... Read more

    20. Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition (with InfoTrac)
    by Eleanor Noss Whitney, Corinne Balog Cataldo, Sharon Rady Rolfes
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    Asin: 0534589952
    Catlog: Book (2001-07-11)
    Publisher: Brooks Cole
    Sales Rank: 32837
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    The Sixth Edition offers enhanced coverage of such topics as diet planning, the energy nutrients, vitamins and minerals, digestion and metabolism, weight management, life cycle nutrition, assessment and the nutrition care process, medical nutrition therapy, and complementary therapy.Whitney, Cataldo, and Rolfes incorporate the latest research in genetics, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and the Dietary Reference Intakes and Dietary Guidelines. New "Healthy People 2010" material (integrated throughout) reflects the latest health goals for the next decade. Also included are current recommendations from the American Heart Association for the prevention of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Every chapter in this accessible, visually exciting book is designed to inform your students and involve them in nutrition.Students will find many features, activities, and unique Web resources to help them apply chapter concepts. For example, a new "Think Nutrition" feature reminds students to consider nutrition issues when encountering clients with varied clinical diagnoses . . . while case studies, clinical application exercises, and other features teach students how to apply their knowledge in the field. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars A student's opinion
    This textbook is actually one that is recommended for the Nutrition course at my university. I found it very useful and informative for all aspects of the course. Information was displayed in a clear and colourful manner, which made taking it all a lot easier. The study questions at the end of each section came in very handy when revising for exams. In addition the lists of resources relating to each topic were helpful, enabling you to look at other sources for further reading. I found the 'highlights' in particular useful as they covered particular points (such as eating disorders or osteoporosis) in depth and related it to the different aspects of nutrition.
    Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone with a more than cursory interest in nutritional science as it provides a great of information on the subject.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Normal and Clinical Nutrition
    I found this Nutrition book to very helpful. It is very informative and easy to understand. I enjoyed this book and will most likely keep it because it can be very helpful in the future. It contains information that is very helpful ... Read more

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