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The Simple Heart Cure: The 90-Day Program to Stop and Reverse Heart Disease
The Simple Heart Cure: The 90-Day Program to Stop and Reverse Heart Disease
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, if long winded., 16 May 2014
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I found the book really useful and confirmed all the changes I've recently put in place. The book is long winded and could say the most important stuff in half the words. The essence is simple: loose weight, change your diet to a plant based diet, get more exercise - walking is best, ideally 1 hr a day. Take meds if you need to as an interim measure. Work closely with your doctor. Eat fish regularly, ideally salmon. Reduce your stress, eat super foods and take some supplements. Do some resistance training (weight training). The good news, if you follow the programme you can reverse heart disease.


Clean Gut: The Breakthrough Plan for Eliminating the Root Cause of Disease and Revolutionizing Your Health
Clean Gut: The Breakthrough Plan for Eliminating the Root Cause of Disease and Revolutionizing Your Health
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45 of 53 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not that different from Clean, 3 May 2013
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The premise is great - our health and well being take daily nourishment from our gut ecosystem. When it flounders due to poor diet and toxins in our environment our whole health suffers in time, often inexplicably.

The literary style is adequate for the subject matter, although a lot of the seven introductory chapters seem to ramble on too much with personal woes and the trials and tribulations of the author's life. As an aside, I could find no mention of an editor in the credits. I kept finding myself wondering when the author would stop talking about his life story and start talking clearly about the subject matter - achieving a clean gut. After three chapters, I got so bored I jumped to the programme itself which is a set of shake recipes and meal plans.

I did go back and read the skipped chapters, however although it was useful background information it felt as if the author had missed a trick to motivate the reader with this information.

It's a shame there is little empirical evidence in the book for such an important proposal - to change your diet so dramatically beyond the letters from those who've completed the programme and a handful of case studies.

As with a lot of books with a solid premise and little substantive preface, the seven chapters before the programme is introduced would have been better trimmed to two or three, with more emphasis on how to implement the programme, a basic shopping list and an idea of how much this programme costs to put into practice. Reading about the programme I couldn't help but wonder how a busy doctor, like the author himself in the earlier part of his life, would have managed to shop for these ingredients and put the programme into practise.

Living in a market town in England, lots of the things needed for the diet require shopping on-line or a trip to a bigger city / specialist health food store. An economy version of the diet for those without specialist food suppliers would be helpful. My grandma wouldn't have been able to follow the diet, however I reckon 80% of her diet followed the principles.

No doubt, the author is onto something with the premise of the book, however for the diet to find widespread appeal it needs to be eminently simple. If I can make a suggestion: please write the book so a person living in India on a basic wage can follow the diet, and focus on principles rather than prescriptive recipes.


Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear
Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good, recommended, 31 Jan 2011
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Engaging, interesting and very well written.

Max opens door you might like to take a walk through and explore. Superbly written. It's a treat to read whether you are (or aren't) a Christian.

Full of wisdom and humanity. Unlike many Christian writers, Max Lucado offers food for thought, no guilt trip, no surreptitious sales pitch, no wholier than though nonsense.

Reading the book, Max comes accros as one of those unusual breed of Christians you'd probably enjoy introducing to your friends.

Recommended


Soft Target II Tank (2013 Edited Version) Book 2 Soft Target Series
Soft Target II Tank (2013 Edited Version) Book 2 Soft Target Series
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, a good read, 30 Jan 2011
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I've read all his books. Enjoyable page turners. Great value at only £0.95 on Kindle. Lots of grammatical typos, which sort of become part of the author's style after the first hundred of them! Lol. Recommended (as a Kindle buy).


Philips 667 Digital Voice Tracer 2GB 283Hrs SLP Dragon Transcription Software LFH 667
Philips 667 Digital Voice Tracer 2GB 283Hrs SLP Dragon Transcription Software LFH 667

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good electronics, unreliable software, 30 Jan 2011
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Great little dictation machine. Dragon Software is better than nothing but not up to what it claims to be at all.
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