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3.0 out of 5 stars A problem with over-selling, 30 April 2013
This review is from: The Power of Self-Healing: Unlock Your Natural Healing Potential in 21 Days (Paperback)
I was sent this as a digital copy for review by the publishers. The field is one I have a great interest in, and my bookshelves groan with some excellent books on this subject.

This one, I find, is OK. Some very good things, some intensely annoying

PROs. It is a practical and friendly book, and the style is easy. Perhaps a bit too hula hoop ra ra ra for my taste. 'Dr Fab(!)' is not really saying anything which hasn't been said before, and for my money, there are a couple of much better writers out there, saying the same stuff, with rather more impeccable referencing

Personally, when claims are made, I like to be able to see the sources of the information. My favourite, populist, clear and unfussy writers on food as medicine are Earl Mindell (very prolific) and Jean Carper. Both give more information to enable me to go off and search for the studies.

CONS
Sadly, the main problem I had with this book was that the marketing of it was overdone - when 5% of the book on the Kindle was taken up with quote after breathless quote from some people I had heard of and a lot of people I hadn't, 'sliced breading' this, I had lost a lot of interest before I even started. One fulsome song of praise is good, two probably better, but when they run into hundreds I'm afraid my cynic's rictus grin becomes a little fixed

I guess a paper copy would be better than the Kindle - easier to navigate away from what you DON'T want, and get to the meat (or at least the fruit and vegetables)
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