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Flight Of The Crow
Flight Of The Crow
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty in simplicity, 17 Mar 2013
This review is from: Flight Of The Crow (Audio CD)
Every song on this outstanding CD is awesome. Amazing vocals, haunting melodies, thought provoking lyrics. It is always great to listen to proper musicians. Truly recommended.


Lives In The Balance
Lives In The Balance
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless tune, 13 Mar 2012
Jackson Browne is one of the most extraordinary, influential singer-songwriters of his time. With this he did a song which stands head over shoulders even above his own repertoire.


Uninvited (Live/Unplugged Version)
Uninvited (Live/Unplugged Version)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding melodic and thought-provoking song, 13 Mar 2012
Alanis Morissette has got insight and perception towards everything she writes about. I appreciate her melodic, thought-provoking songs. She sings with so much honesty and emotion when live. "Uninvited" became one of my favorite songs of hers soon as I discovered it, mostly because the lyrics harmonize so well with the orchestral arrangements.


This Is The Sea (2004 Digital Remaster)
This Is The Sea (2004 Digital Remaster)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still compelling and cathartic, 13 Mar 2012
One of the most beautiful and powerful songs of the 1980s, for sure. Still compelling and cathartic after quart of a century!


Chicago [Live LP Version from Four-Way Street]
Chicago [Live LP Version from Four-Way Street]
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5.0 out of 5 stars The certain something you'll not get from today's music, 13 Mar 2012
Even today, in 2012, there is a certain something in this that modern music just doesn't seem to have.' Modern music doesn't have passion or meaning like the 70s and 80s. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as they showed the power that music can have.


When The Ship Comes In
When The Ship Comes In
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly captured, 13 Mar 2012
Arlo Guthrie has been covering Dylan's song "When The Ship Comes In" for decades. This take is one of my favorites that Arlo sings. Evidently, he caught the essence. I like this cover version even better than Dylan singing his own song.


Together Through Life
Together Through Life
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9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than you'll bargain for, 26 April 2009
This review is from: Together Through Life (Audio CD)
No self-respecting fan of Bob Dylan's music should overlook this album. I saw him in concert for the forth time of my life, last month. Bob's spirituality still comes through. I don't believe he lost it from the early '80s and still desires to communicate it for those who have ears to hear. Dylan's work is of great profundity and significance, so is this album. There's much to discover. Superb, stunning, intense songs. His lyrical and musical journey through the personal, the political and the spiritual is way beyond description. For sure, a keen observer with a powerful sense of storytelling, a great writer and composer - and a brilliant performer as well. His conscience and artistry are needed now more than ever!


Love & Thunder
Love & Thunder
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Blessing, 14 Mar 2008
This review is from: Love & Thunder (Audio CD)
I convincingly think it's blessing to listen to some recordings by Andrew Peterson who has been my favorite singer/songwriter ever since I discovered his CD "Carried Along". Peterson's gift is to put very profound and deeply thoughtful things into words and he performs his music with great skill and passion. I truly recommend all of his recordings but love this one the most.


China Study, The: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health
China Study, The: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health
by Thomas M. Campbell II
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't you dare miss to read this book, 21 Sep 2007
Every little step towards raw is a great leap forwards vibrant health. In fact, this is one of the best books you'll get on health and nutrition. Dr. T. Colin Campbell and his son Tom as co-author maintain your attention and interest by combining personal experience with profound research in an easy to understand format. I sincerely recommend "The China Study" to everyone who is interested in what a plant based diet and vigorous exercise can do for him/her.


Health Power: Health by Choice Not Chance
Health Power: Health by Choice Not Chance
by Aileen Ludington
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the read, 7 Aug 2006
Written by two authors of high academic reputation, Health Power is one of the most important and reader friendly books that distills complex scientific, medical and health issues into readable and delightful reading.

Aileen Ludington, a physician and writer, has teamed up with Dr. Hans Diehl, known as the founder and director of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in California, USA. He works in collaboration with many experts and institutions, whose names are well recognized, especially in North American and European public health spheres. I am acquainted with him through his collaborative work with Dr. T.Colin Campbell (author of "The China Study"), whose work I highly regard. Dr. Diehl's epidiemiologic studies have received numerous recognitions and as a best selling author he is a sought after guest for television and radio programs.

He has become well known to a large circle of individuals through his health program CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Program). This is a very intensive 30 day course, the goal of which is the reduction of coronary risk factors through a healthy lifestyle. The program is in demand by local communities as well as by private companies, and with a worldwide participation of 40,000 individuals it is the most widespread course of its kind. Through continuing evaluation and comprehensive program materials for the participants, as well as the cooperation of physicians and restaurants, the program continues to improve and expand.

The origin of this work is the fact that 75% of western illnesses, such as elevated blood pressure, obesity, impotence, diabetes, cancer, stroke and heart attacks are related to the high caloric, fat rich nutrition, lack of exercise; stress and in general to the poor state of our nutrition. The basis of the CHIP program is the stark reduction of the consumption of animal products, the ideal being total elimination of these.

The book "Health Power: Health by Choice, Not Chance" by Hans Diehl and his co-author Aileen Ludington has had a successful circulation of 1.5 million copies. Its appealing large format and graphic layout resembles that of a magazine. Because of this, the information is more user friendly than what is contained in Harvey and Marilyn Diamond's "Fit for Life," which people may shy away from because it is more weighty.

"Health Power" is obtainable in three different versions which address different ethnic groups - "Caucasians," "African Americans," and "Native Americans." I hope a new edition would not have to be published in three versions. Furthermore, the illustrations should be improved. The photos as presently used appear to be a bit flat.

This work book is divided into seven learning modules. In the introduction there is an overview of the hope of the authors for a new century of improved public health. The following chapters address the connections between illness and an unhealthy lifestyle; nutrition physiology in regard to the content and result of the consumption of foodstuffs; weight control; natural products for a healthy way of life; the connection between mind and spirit and a conclusion with index and literature references. It would seem preferable to me to have "applications" after each chapter - such as, questions about the previous explanations, which should motivate the reader to review the new knowledge (or at least a part of it) and make informed decisions which would lead to individual steps to be included in their daily lives.

If, in the future the two authors of this book continue to recommend the moderate consumption of animal products for those who are unable to forgo these (page 113) will need to be seen in a new edition. The same goes for their advice in using microwave cooking for vegetable preparation (p 55). Our body cannot utilize degraded nutritional elements, therefore one should advise against the use of a microwave oven. Furthermore, nothing is more dangerous for our health than animal products. Research results confirm this consistently and it is independent of their being organic or conventional products. In my view I would like to see on these two points a more radical approach.

From my perspective we have the same concept that because of well documented information and firmly grounded methodologies we have a better awareness of risks and the possibility of arriving at a healthier lifestyle. There, for me, lies the essence of this book. Additionally, I find attractive the fact that Aileen Ludington and Hans Diehl often refer to the Bible and the power of love and forgiveness, where other writers can only refer to sunlight and positive thinking. I am absolutely of the same opinion that as humans we are not made for a life of sickness and one without meaning, but with one dependent on our Creator for our answers.

"Health Power" conveys in a convincing manner how the reader can prevent deadly health risks, or can even reverse disease processes. Additionally, it contains information as to how the reader can strengthen his social and family relationships and attain a more meaningful spiritual life. In summary: This is a book which I hope will have wide readership and that the readers will receive the greatest benefit from it.


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