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What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines 2nd Edition
What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines 2nd Edition
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5.0 out of 5 stars Important questions raised about the necessity of vaccinating our pets, 12 April 2016
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This book was born from the author's love and tragic loss of her precious dogs at a relatively young age and subsequent investigation into the link between vaccines and their contribution to the death of her animals. She discovered that her experience was far from unusual. Many other dog owners have contacted her since she founded the charity Canine Health Concern and reported similar experiences to herself. Some dog owners lost their dogs or they became ill or injured either immediately or very soon after being vaccinated, or within 3, 6, or 9 months after being vaccinated. She discovered that annual booster jabs are completely unnecessary, that once a puppy has been given its initial vaccinations they should be protected for at least 3 to 4 years. Sometimes injecting puppies with multiple live vaccines also lead to the dog contracting the actual disease. Our dog contracted parvovirus before she had her first annual booster jab and this Catherine has found from her own research is not unusual with 66% of dog owners reporting their animals succumbed to the disease after being vaccinated. Another reason why annual booster jabs are unnecessary is the disease are now rare in the environment, such as rabies. The possibility of introducing a mandatory annual rabies booster jab for dogs in the UK is neither necessary or in the best interests of the health of our pets. That this jab also contains mercury in the form of the toxic preservative Thirmerosol, also controversially used in human vaccines, also raises the question are our animals health suffering alongside our own as a consequence of the dubious moral practices of the pharmaceutical companies and the veterinary profession who unwittingly or wittingly are their paid masters. Catherine's book raises very important questions which we all need to address if we want to protect the health of our beloved pets who put their trust in our care.


Mummy's Still Here: A mother's fight to protect her child from abuse when the system fails him (Mummy where are you? Volume 2)
Mummy's Still Here: A mother's fight to protect her child from abuse when the system fails him (Mummy where are you? Volume 2)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad and disturbing story of a mother's fight to protect her son, 31 July 2015
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I read the first book 'Mummy where are you?' followed by this book 'Mummy's still here' about a mother who loses custody of her son to his father. The author claims her story is based on fact although for legal reasons she has had to change her name and those of her son who is referred to as 'M' and his father 'R' as well as others who are also involved in the case. It is a harrowing story which begins with her son disclosing to her and his grandfather that his father has been abusing him at the age of 5 years old. Alarmed by her son's disclosures she reports the abuse to his GP. The abuse was corroborated by medical evidence which support her son's claims. Her GP reports the suspected abuse to the authorities and from then on her story turns into a nightmare of Court cases, fleeing the country in an attempt to protect her son, a period of imprisonment, then finally losing her son after a lengthy legal battle. The author admits her story seems so counter-intuitive to what people are led to believe; to report abuse as in her case and those of other parents in a similar position to herself who she has met, the opposite has happened where instead of receiving help from the authorities the abused has been returned to the abuser, fully supported by everyone involved from the Social Services, Police to the UK Family Courts. She admits her life is now destroyed with currently no contact with her son. She finds out towards the end of this book the likely reasons why this has happened to her and her son which although helps her understand does not alter her distress or the damage done to her son. A further book is due out in the autumn.


Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different - and How to Help them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men: Why Boys Are Different - And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-balanced Men
Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different - and How to Help them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men: Why Boys Are Different - And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-balanced Men
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Important advice for parents to help boys become men, 2 Jun. 2015
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I read Steve's first book on raising boys after the birth of my two sons. The world has changed dramatically since then and Steve's latest books gives interesting and important guidance on how we can help boys become happy, well-adjusted men. Despite the alarming statistical odds being stacked against boys there is hope for their future. Male role models are vital for boys to help them make the leap from boys to men, apart from their fathers other male figures in their lives such as school teachers, sports coaches etc can help fulfill this important role. Choosing the right education and career paths for boys that will help them gain fulfillment and personal satisfaction is also important. In Steve's original book he talks about the Montessori method of teaching providing structure for boys learning. This can provide an important foundation for their future learning experience. On Steve's advice we chose a school with a Montessori nursery nearly 18 years ago. They have both moved on since then and are choosing subjects which they enjoy such as design and technology and languages. It is also important to find physical outlets for their energy in the form of sporting activities, as Steve's suggests either within the school environment or outside. It is really exciting helping boys to become men and there are lots of opportunities to help them in our society if we find the right people and environments for them to learn and flourish.


Anyone who tells you vaccines are safe and effective is lying. Here's the proof.
Anyone who tells you vaccines are safe and effective is lying. Here's the proof.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Direct and to the point, 18 Mar. 2014
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I liked this book for the author's direct views about why vaccines are dangerous and ineffective. As a former practicing GP for 10 years, the author is in a good position to know why he thinks they are unsafe from the dubious toxic contents such as the use of the mercury based preservative thirmerosol, aluminium and formeldehyde, well known as a preservative for embalming dead bodies. Nice! He believes the medical profession have been seduced by big money from the Pharmaceutical companies who pay them handsomely for injecting as many of the population as possible with these toxic ingredients which has caused enormous damage to many millions of people by destroying their immune system or causing brain damage. This widespread destruction to our health has been largely suppressed by the media, the medical profession and pharmaceutical companies with lies that we are all living longer or that these conditions such as autism are better diagnosed than in the past, or that infectious illness such as polio and measles have now been eradicated thanks to the vaccination programme. This, the author claims, is a nonsense which is more likely due to better hygiene, access to food and sanitary conditions. If this was introduced into Third World countries such as Africa, instead of toxic vaccines, the author believes that the health of the population in these countries would also improve. Vernon Coleman is not alone in his views as there are other doctors, parents and patients who have also spoken about the damage that vaccines have caused to themselves or to their once healthy children, including Dr Andrew Wakefield whose career was destroyed by the GMC, and Dr Graeme Munro-Hall who has campaigned for decades about the dangers of mercury in amalgam fillings and vaccines. Anyone who dares speak out, however, is largely dismissed, side-lined, told its "all in your head" or ostracized by their own profession. With self-publishing patients and others, including animal lovers whose pets have also been damaged by vaccines have spoken out (the rabies jab also contains thirmerosol). Their books are also available to download on Amazon Kindle, including my own book "My Journey Back to Health" by Alice Hill.


The Romanovs: The Final Chapter: The Terrible Fate of Russia's last Tsar and his Family (Great Lives)
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter: The Terrible Fate of Russia's last Tsar and his Family (Great Lives)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and tragic story, 18 Mar. 2014
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For anyone interested in the author's book "Nicholas and Alexandra" the final chapter of what happened to the Romanovs will be of great interest. It is a very well written account of the last days of the Romanovs and the subsequent investigation into their murders. It gives eye witness accounts from the firing squad who murdered them and macabre details about how they disposed of their bodies. It took decades to find the truth of what really happened to the family and their servants as the new regime did everything they could to deny and cover-up what they had done. The cover up also extended to the British royal family for their part in rejecting the opportunity to give the family asylum in the UK. Through the passage of time, new investigations and developments such as DNA testing were scientists able to get closer to the truth of what happened to the Romanovs. Even then there was some controversy and confusion about what happened to a couple of the family members, including the young Tsarevitch who was only 13 years old when he was murdered and one of the Grand Duchesses. This led to various imposters such as Anna Anderson claiming they were the missing Tsarevitch and Duchess. These claims were eventually dismissed as hoaxes. It did give the surviving Romanovs, including the Tsar's mother who never accepted that her son and his family had been murdered, hope that the family had survived the massacre.


The Rosie Project: Don Tillman 1 (Don Tillman Series)
The Rosie Project: Don Tillman 1 (Don Tillman Series)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!, 2 Mar. 2014
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I really enjoyed the story of Don Tillman, a university professor of genetics, who has difficulties making friends and finding a romantic partner. He has a couple of friends, one a colleague and philanderer and his wife a psychologist who try to help Don. It is apparent to the reader that Don's love of order, routine and social awkwardness are due to Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. His answer to finding a suitable wife is to draw up a questionnaire which he can give to potential partners with the qualities he is looking for in a wife. This leads to farce and humorous incidents as Don's questionnaire starts to filter out potential candidates based on such things as what flavour of ice cream they like. Along comes Rosie who is looking for her birth father and Don offers to help her in her quest. As he does so, he starts to fall in love with her and she with him although it takes some time for them both to realise this as Rosie seems far from the ideal wife he is looking for in his questionnaire. The story is unusual as it does not follow the stereotype of hero and heroine who meet and fall in love but despite the hero's difficulties and heroine's uncertainties about him they both come to a satisfying realisation of their true feelings.


Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words
Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A tragic story, 27 Jan. 2014
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I never read this book when it was first published despite outrage in Royal circles and deep hostility towards the book's author, Andrew Morton. It was only after Diana's death in August 1997 that it was republished 'in her own words' making it clear that the book had her full co-operation. She speaks about her unhappy childhood after her parents divorced and her father's remarriage to her step-mother who she hated. After this unhappy start in life, she was then perhaps too young and naive for marriage at the age of 19 to Prince Charles. She was quite happy at that time living her life as a private individual with her friends in a flat in London and working as a kindergarten teacher. She expresses her deep misgivings about her marriage to Prince Charles even before their wedding day and was warned by her mother that the Royal Family's lifestyle may not suit her. Her subsequent deep unhappiness because of Prince Charles's love affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and indifference to her meant her marriage was doomed from the outset. Instead it became obvious to her very early on that she was cynically being used as a 'brood mare' to produce an heir and a spare. To make matters worse, she felt deep confusion at being propelled into the media spotlight without any support from the Royal Family and jealousy from her husband at being overshadowed by her popularity with the public. Her fragile emotional state led to her bulimia and suicide attempts. Despite all this she was courageous with the charities she supported, such as AIDS, the homeless and support of landmine victims. She clearly grew into her role as Princess of Wales and demonstrated that she was kind, compassionate and a deeply intuitive woman with a sense of destiny. These qualities greatly influenced her sons and their upbringing and left a lasting legacy which has impacted the current monarchy and the way it has had to reinvent itself since her death. Her story, although a tragic one, touched all who knew her personally and those of her public who were deeply affected by her suffering and untimely death.


My Teenage Son had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
My Teenage Son had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

4.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating and sad experience for mother and son, 23 July 2013
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This book is told both from perspective of the mother trying to find the cause and cure for her son's chronic fatigue syndrome, as we l as her son's and doctor's point of view at the end of the book. There was no definite cause, although mum speculated it was perhaps caused by a virus or bacteria after drinking contaminated water following a holiday in the Solomon Islands. Her son's sister had also tested positive for glandular fever, as well as her son. Symptoms included severe head and stomach ache, extreme tiredness and lethargy. One of the most frustrating experiences for her son to deal with was not being believed how ill and tired he felt - being labelled a 'school refuser' which made him feel even worse. Although the son is in his early twenties now and feels better than he did in his teens, there is a suggestion he has still not completed recovered. Mum explored everything from conventional medical treatments to alternative and many test results proved inconclusive. I wonder if Mum and son looked at a possible B12 deficiency? I know son took supplements but did not say which ones. There are books available to download on subject on Amazon Kindle.


Retire Young Retire Rich: How to Get Rich Quickly and Stay Rich Forever!
Retire Young Retire Rich: How to Get Rich Quickly and Stay Rich Forever!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Would have been more helpful to read before the financial crisis!, 24 Jun. 2013
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An interesting read from the famous author of "Rich Dad Poor Dad" which I read a few years ago prior to the current financial crisis. I read Rich Dad Poor Dad for 'personal development' as I was involved with a networking marketing business at the time. Mr Kiyosaki also recommends network marketing/starting your own home based business in this book. Personally neither Mr Kiyosaki's book or the network marketing business I was involved in at that time helped to make me rich. Far from it - I think it was more the other way around! In this book Mr Kiyosaki goes into a bit more detail about how he became rich learning the lessons of financial education from his Rich Dad, which they never teach you in school and is the reason why most children are destined for the middle classes at best. One area which became a source of his wealth was in real estate, buying property for investment and using it to make a rental income or by selling it on at a profit. He claims that he did all this with the assistance of the banks, even the government, and used debt at the Bank's expense to make him wealthy. I'm not sure how well this strategy can work in the current market conditions! He also explains how he has made his wealth through other income streams, such as his books and CDs. Mr Kiyosaki seems satisfied with his new lofty position as being part of the mega rich elite who have made their wealth not at the expense of everyone else he believes, but through becoming financially educated and seeing opportunities to make him rich that others did not take advantage of.


Vivien Leigh: A Biography
Vivien Leigh: A Biography
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent biography, 24 Jun. 2013
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I first read this biography about Vivien Leigh by Anne Edwards when it was released in the mid 1970s through a book club I subscribed to at that time. I found the actress a fascinating subject. She is described as a complicated and contradictory character to those who knew her well in her lifetime. Determined, sometimes ruthless, in her ambition both in her professional life as an actress as well as in her private life. She secured against all the odds one of the most famous parts in film history that of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind which made her an international star and won her first film Oscar. She also starred in other famous film roles as Lady Hamilton which she starred with Laurence Olivier (who she married in real life), Cleopatra, Anna Karenina and Blanche du Bois in a Streetcar Named Desire for which she also won an Oscar. Although she tried to equal her husband, Sir Laurence Olivier, on the stage she never felt equal to his talent. It was, however, her manic depressive illness which later drove a wedge between this famous theatrical couple and they later divorced. I would highly recommend this biography to anyone interested in the actress for its detailed account of her life which is well referenced by letters from those closest to her.


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