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Best Factor pH Test Strips for Urine and Saliva - 15 second results! - Wide Range of 4.5 - 9.0 - 100 Strips
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5.0 out of 5 stars 3-4 hrs after meals with these strips on how certain foods achieve good results - green leaf/spinach, 25 Aug 2014
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The easiest way to check on your body's acid v. alkaline levels. Everyone should do it - cancers and inflammatory diseases develop because of too much acid in the gut (such as IBS, leaky gut, both cause psoriasis, herpes, eczema etc - they all flourish in an acid environment) - so the thing is too get more alkaline because neither these problems nor cancers they function and develop in a alkaline environment. I've changed my diet to achieve this by checking several times a day, 3-4 hrs after meals with these strips on how certain foods achieve good results - green leaf/spinach,cabbage,lettuce, broccoli all achieve good results - processed meats and foods are your mortal enemy, including sausages and ham! Getting older is not the problem, it is how healthy you are that is important.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Never buy the integrated colour sets, 7 Aug 2014
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I would never buy a printer unless the colour cartridges can be changed individually - the sets where all colours are bunched are a waste of money as they colours never run out equally and when just one colour is gone the printer won't work so you're throwing the rest away.


The Savage Garden
The Savage Garden
by Mark Mills
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

2.0 out of 5 stars Despite praise in the press, unevenly written, laboured plot and certainly not very savage., 3 Aug 2014
This review is from: The Savage Garden (Paperback)
Well, here is another cry from the heart – though I would much prefer not to have to say what follows.
I read quotes of reviews; it all looked like the sort of book I would love to read. Words like ‘unputdownable’ from reviewers always put me off, but when the Times reviewers says ‘elegantly written’, ‘crisp prose’ (The Spectator), ‘beautifully written, (Literary Review) and ‘mesmerising piece of writing’ (Independent) I thought I was onto something exceptional. A Times reviewer even said it was ‘full of mystery and menace,’ - this reviewer must have lived a sheltered life to be so easily frightened.

I always give a book a chance until I am well into it before I either judge or get irritated. Here it is not the plot that I find fault with, though there is a cultural, mythological overloaded (to me it read like someone showing off all his classical education which would not sit well with readers who have not been to the hallowed red-brick universities; this Mark Mills never lets us forget). He seems to have so much knowledge and is eager to pack everything in, even if it has little to do with the story which stalls completely at times. Albert Camus’s quip that ‘some people can be over-educated’ came to mind.

The writing here is very uneven, at times it has the tone of some pompous official, staring into the distance over your head, trying to wax lyrical – ‘ Fearful he was being drawn out of his conversational depth he headed for the shore’, at other times the language is too casual – someone is ‘a bit put out’, (did Mills not have time or bother to go back and polish his writing here??) All in all I got the impression this book was written in a hurry with the author reaching for the nearest available stereotypical phrase hovering on his word-shelf.

There are long and tedious explanations on Renaissance values, uttered by the main protagonists feckless brother. (I am very familiar with this period as well as with the history of the Middle-ages). The story comes to a complete halt in chapter 16 with a tale about the old Italian aristocrat’s trip to Sumatra in an attempt to debunk Darwin’s theory by capturing and killing orang-utans. The sex scenes are also rather schematic and adolescent, with the central character portrayed as not much more than a nave puppy of a teenager seduced by the stereotypical sex hungry, middle-aged Italian woman inn keeper (this image is as old as the one of all French women wearing frilly suspenders and using a handkerchief in lieu birth control).

It is very disappointing to find this book and most of all Mark Mills’ writing here praised to high heaven by reviewers of reputable magazines and newspapers. Surely they can’t all be his friends or former Cambridge buddies?

I am forever on the hunt for authors who write really well – I learn a lot from them, both in what to do and what they don’t do well – so despite my qualms, and as I never want to dismiss an author who did win the award for best debut novel with The Whaleboat House, I am about to start reading the latter to see what all the fuss was about. In parallel to The Savage Garden I was reading The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton, which is wonderfully well written – throughout. Now here is a talent and a feel for and command of language that delves deep into the character’s hearts and minds and makes them supremely alive. I hope this talent will not be corrupted by the pressures of turning out a follow-up bestseller or adaptations for the large or small screen, something that almost ruined Paul Auster as well as the phenomenal plotter and supreme master of the German language, Patrick Süskind of Perfume fame.

I have only just realised that some time ago I read Mills’s House of the Hanged but stopped reading it after getting annoyed by the rather cardboard characterisation of the main protagonist’s relationship with his step daughter in a scene of something to do with playing tennis. Reviewing The Savage Garden a reader said that it was so flat it could have been written from a travel guide to historic Italian gardens. While I don’t agree with him/her, I think that it appears that, at most, a couple of day’s roaming in such a garden, (and there are many in Italy, I worked in Venice a couple of times) would have given rise to this book. The other rather strange thing is that the book is set around San Casciano, a rural area near Florence where the real-life and gruesome story of the notorious Monster of Florence took place. From the 1980s onwards a yet officially unidentified killer or killers ritually murdered around 18 people, mostly young couples of lovers. So with the author finding himself in the very same village it is not hard to imagine that he envisaged murderous intrigues lurking between the idyllic Tuscan vines.

Some may wonder why I get so annoyed with some books – it is simply because I think many writers these days get praise when it is not due – see my other reviews on my website or on Amazon.


Rousseau's Dog: A Tale of Two Philosophers
Rousseau's Dog: A Tale of Two Philosophers
by David Edmonds
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Rousseau's Dog (not a tale about a dog), 19 July 2014
ROUSSEAU’S DOG

David Edmonds and John Eidinow’s book about these two 18th century philosophers is not about philosophy or the two men’s philosophical clash. It is the very human and very public quarrel of two diametrically opposed characters, David Hume, the practical and Rousseau, a man torn by his emotions. The title Rousseau’s Dog is not to be taken at face value – people hoping to read a nice story about a dog will be disappointed, though I can’t imagine that anyone with a notion who either man was, would expect this. Here the actual dog is Sultan, the creature Rousseau cared about and loved more than people. Anyone who has ever had a dog will know that dogs have a natural capacity for unquestioning loyalty - and they don’t doubt, criticise, desert or answer back. But here there are perhaps two other dogs that come into play. David Hume, or Le Bon David as his adoring French supporters christened him, was pressured into helping Rousseau flee to England, thus making Hume into his servant/dog. The other dog of course is what Churchill called his ‘black dog’, or bouts of deep depression. Rousseau certainly was a manic depressive, and increasingly paranoid. No doubt the persecution he suffered both in Switzerland, as well as in France for his revolutionary ideas expressed in his writings made it impossible for him to ever trust a single human being again. Whilst in England, and living in self-imposed isolation, he was torn hither and thither by his overactive imagination and moods. To find that Hume had all his mail intercepted, opened and often not passed on to Rousseau would drive anyone to suspect a plot – whether in the 18th or the 21st century. Le Bon David Hume, in awe of and fearing Rousseau’s brilliant power with the pen, feared the loss of his hard-won status and gradually began to spread false rumours which showed his increasing insecurity, all the while taking on airs of the wronged benefactor. For a great man and a great mind, who, on first knowing Rousseau behaved like a star-struck teenager, the life-long bachelor Hume did himself no favours by resorting to petty subterfuge.

Some of the most telling details in this book come from Rousseau’s passion for nature and his personal relationship with a scullery maid who bore him five children and who remained by his side until he died. It perfectly illustrates the longing for a simple life after fame has struck – the similarities between a rock star who cannot cope with fame – the fame which many aspire to, but when it explodes it cannot be undone.

Anyone with even a slight notion of the 18th century Enlightenment period will find Voltaire’s poisonous quips occasionally cropping up, D’Alemenbert and Diderot, the two men imprisoned for publishing one of the greatest encyclopedias ever also appear as Rousseau’s friends and the great time of the salons littéraires in the Republic of Letters come to life here. David Edmonds and John Eidinow’s book is a great read.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Bodyfat pedometer, 16 Jun 2014
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This is a bit tricky to work out - it also seems to tick over to register 'a step' if you just happen to shake it by accident, adding step when you haven't done any! Might be good for people who don't feel like walking, they can just sit in the chair and shake the meter, then claim they've walked miles...


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5.0 out of 5 stars C-525BK ink cartidges, 16 Jun 2014
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These C-525BK ink cartridges from Premier Ink work just as well and last as long as the expensive canon ones. I would also never again buy a printer which doesn't take individual colour cartidges - so much cheaper to run as one doens't always use the same amount of each colour.

They arrived quickly.


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5.0 out of 5 stars PH Test strips, 16 Jun 2014
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Wish I had tried these years ago. Knowing your acidity levels can save your life - what doctors don't tell you is that high acidity (from eating processed foods and fats as well as red meat make your acid levels in the body very high, that and more than a couple of spoons of sugar a day is exactly what cancer cells, psoriasis, eczema and all auto-immune illnesses thrive on.
These strips are totally easy to use and one should aim at a level of 6-7 on the scale to stay really healthy.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Screen protector, 16 Jun 2014
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This product was recommended by work colleague to protect my phone and camera screens. very easy to apply and totally invisible if applied carefully. Does not interfere with clarity of picture. Arrived super fast.


One Cause, Many Ailments: Leaky Gut Syndrome: What It Is and How It May be Affecting Your Health
One Cause, Many Ailments: Leaky Gut Syndrome: What It Is and How It May be Affecting Your Health
by John O. A. Pagano
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.87

5.0 out of 5 stars TACKLES THE PROBLEM OF PERMEABLE GUT SYNDROME (LEAKY GUT) AND WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE., 20 April 2014
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THROUGH OVER-SUBCRIPTION OF ANTI-BIOTICS which kill the good bacteria in the gut, thus damaging not only the gut but also the immune system, many people today suffer from leaky gut. It often starts with IBS and skin problems but those are just the symptoms. THIS BOOK lays out clearly how you can turn things around and become healthy again. If you suffer from IBS, digestive problems, Psoriasis or Eczema, this book will save you if you are willing to make a change in your diet. I had all three condition mentioned above but have change my food - after all, it was either that or have a face full of eruptions, stomach and gut problems etc etc. My Psoriasis has been halted after just 3 weeks, I sleep well, have more energy, my face cleared up after only 4 days.


Psoriasis: The Real Way Out: A Self-Education Guide to Complete Natural Healing, 2nd Edition 2008
Psoriasis: The Real Way Out: A Self-Education Guide to Complete Natural Healing, 2nd Edition 2008
by Jerry G. Scott R.N.C.
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars THINGS YOUR BRITISH GP HAS NO TIME TO TELL YOU (or doesn't know), 20 April 2014
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I can't tell whether family doctors don't know or whether they fins it simpler to just prescribe steroids. I had a patch no bigger than my little fingernail on my leg. The dermatologist cut it out, thinking it was pre-cancerous without first checking that it was a psoriasis/dermatitis/eczema problem. I now have a patch about the size of a 50pence piece (). I was told the usual - No known cause -No known cure. I raised the question of food - no answer. Neither my doctor nor the dermatologist seem to know that an auto-immun skin problem is caused by a leaky gut and acid/ph imbalance which causes inflammation in ALL parts of the body. I had a terrible sudden eruption of red bumps and blotches in the face so I had to do something and bought this book.

In this book the link between food and auto-immum problems like psoriasis is clearly explained. I have changed my diet. I have never eaten take-aways, ready meals, drunk alcohol or pops, smoked or over eaten sugars etc and have never been even slightly overweight 5ft6/1m66 and 62 kilo/ 9.5 stone. However, in my totally healthy diet, cooked from scratch daily, there were daily huge amounts of tomatoes and peppers (nightshade vegetables). After reading this book I now understand the relationship between my skin and my old problem, my damaged gut (leaky gut). I bought the PH test kit (strips). My levels are getting a lot better after just 3 weeks of eating alkaline foods (no tomatoes) and I sleep a lot better. I can still eat as much as I want, just of the right things.
Had I gone to the doctors I would have come away with no more than an anti-biotic cream (antibiotics were the thing that causes my gut problem in the first place). Doctors rely far too much on the pharma industry. It is amazing that in this day and age no one in the medical profession is willing to admit that even cancers are likely to be caused by the wrong foods. IF YOU HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AS I - BUY THIS BOOK AND SAVE YOUR LIFE.


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