health

Thumbs up for Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis. Health.

Another book I wish I could make everyone I meet read. (“Hey you! You with the acne! And you, who’s tired all the time! And you with the IBS! Take this book – please!”) I bought this book initially because it seemed to contain some information about the genetic changes wheat underwent some decades ago, a topic I was interested in due to rumors that some gluten-sensitive Americans could eat wheat in Europe without ill effects.… >> Read more

Your Body Doesn't Lie

Thumbs up for Your Body Doesn’t Lie by John Diamond. Health.

The book I read was titled BK: Behavioral Kinesiology: How to Activate Your Thymus and Increase Your Life Energy, but the book I link to above seems to be the paperback title with identical content.

I am a big fan of MRT (muscle response testing) and this book would be a great intro for someone who wasn’t already familiar.… >> Read more

Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux and Gerd

Thumbs up for Why Stomach Acid Is Good For You by Jonathan V. Wright and Lane Lenard. Health.

This book suffers from the flaw unfortunately found all too often among writings on alternative health: The authors really hate, hate, hate pharmaceutical companies, and retread their sins ad nauseum. Well, I agree that many of those sins are real, but the situation is quite a bit more complicated than “big pharma is evil.” In any event, I believe that presenting the politics so vehemently detracts from the actual message, which is that science is fun!… >> Read more

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

Thumbs up for Why We Get Fat and What We Can Do About It by Gary Taubes. Nonfiction/health.

Some time ago now I read – um, read/skimmed through – Taubes’s impressive doorstop, Good Calories Bad Calories. This is that, except put in a form suitable for giving your mom. And dad. And all your friends whose health you worry about, and the random strangers you meet.… >> Read more