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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,085,904 - Total Helpful Votes: 92 of 104
The Diet Delusion: Challenging the Conventional Wi&hellip by Gary Taubes
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
This is probably the most useful book on the impact of diet on health you'll ever read. Partly because Taubes succinctly overviews the diet-heart controversy, and partly because, generally, he manages to explain to the layman the research and its implications. The great value for me was his development of the alternative theory to the saturated fat/cholesterol hypothesis dominant now since the 1960s. The alternative carbohydrate hypothesis is not new, and obesity specialists had been very successful in treating obese and diabetic patients with low carb/high fat diets for decades before the 1960s. Taubes interviews scientists and reviews the research since the 1900s to the present, showing… Read more
Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conve&hellip by Gary Taubes
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good sence Good advice, 20 Nov 2007
This is probably the most useful book on the impact of diet on health you'll ever read. Partly because Taubes succinctly overviews the diet-heart controversy, and partly because, generally, he manages to explain to the layman the research and its implications. The great value for me was his development of the alternative theory to the saturated fat/cholesterol hypothesis dominant now since the 1960s. Although the alternative carbohydrate hypothesis is not new, Taubes interviews scientists and their reviews the research since the 1950s to the present, showing how the specialists that are studying blood components in relation to the major diseases - cardiovascular, obesity and diabetes -… Read more
Mr Weston's Good Wine (Vintage Classics) by T.F. Powys
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars should be rediscovered, 19 Jan 2007
all of Theodore Powy's books should be rediscovered for a new generation

his stories are the written equivalent of Stanley Spencer's paintings

they richly describe the small goings-on of country village individuals long forgotten in the uk, but are redolent of allegorical dramas on the cosmic and moral scale. quirky and engrossing, these books should be read with the possessive guilty pleasure of a dog that's stolen the juiciest bone he has ever seen.

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