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review 2018-03-18 00:38
The 10-Day Bellow Slimdown
The 10-Day Belly Slimdown: Lose Your Belly, Heal Your Gut, Enjoy a Lighter, Younger You - Dr. Kellyann Petrucci MS ND
Title: The 10-Day Belly Slimdown
Author: Kellyann Petrucci
Publisher: Harmony; 1 edition
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"The 10-Day Belly Slimdown: Lose Your Belly, Heal Your Gut, Enjoy a Lighter, Younger You by Kellyann Petrucci

My Thoughts....

After reading "The 10-Day Belly Slimdown I found the book sounds good with the book offering a simple 'daily meal plans, batch cooking tips, recipes to make meal easy to make, 80 delicious new recipes, and with a sensible maintenance plan. However, I do wish there were photos. I will say this 10-Day program sounds somewhat easier than the 21-Day program. If this will help ones to lose weight, help with ones blood work and to feel good what can be better than this? Getting ones cholesterol lowered is another great thing. However, I think it is important to know that it is not just a weight loss plan but a 'life style choice.' If you need help with food cravings then there is information in this read that is there to help for you. Be ready for a super easy plans that are there to help with bloating and fat. I will say the chicken and beef broth sound good. So, if you are looking for a new way of eating healthy and possibility loosing weight then this read would be for you with a lots of excellent tools [tons of resources] to use and in the end feeling good and looking ones best.

I enjoyed reading through 'The 10-Day Belly Slimdown' where I found the read a easy read to understand by this well known Doctor Kellyann Petrucci.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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review 2018-03-16 15:54
Ever wondered about the anatomy of a leech?
Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything - Lydia Kang,Nate Pedersen

As soon as I saw Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang I knew that I had to get it in my hands. If the name alone doesn't intrigue you then I don't know what will. This book is full to bursting with historical facts about crazy medical practices through the ages. It is an excellent resource about the history of the medical profession as well as education and social change. Much like when I read Soonish, I felt that it was a little heavy with the 'relatable' humor but this was easily overlooked. (I think Kang pulled it off better anyway.) As someone who has read quite a bit about the history of medicine, I was surprised by just how much I didn't know. For example, did you know that leeches have 3 stomachs, 3 jaws, and 100 teeth in each of those jaws?! Kang sets up the different medical practices and procedures by first giving a history of the person that started it off (generally a 'medical practitioner' or someone at least purporting to be one). She then shares accounts from the patients who endured such crazy routines (like bloodletting or ingesting arsenic) paired with diagrams of the medical equipment used to accomplish such feats. (I hope you have a strong stomach for the bloodletting chapter.) I especially enjoyed the little asides about what we now know about the concoctions put together long ago to 'cure' and how the vast majority of them were either complete hokum or actually increased the chances of the patient suffering an agonizing death. It makes you wonder how the future generations will view our supposedly 'innovative' medicines and treatments of the sick. Will we be seen as medical charlatans and blind fools or will they take into account the socioeconomic and political climate that we live in and how that shapes our view on medicine as a whole? As you read this book (and I hope you will) ponder that very question because then perhaps you won't judge past generations quite so harshly...unless it's the guys who took Strychnine in order to increase their sex drive. Always judge those guys. 9/10


I wasn't lying about the leeches. [Source: Amazon]



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review 2018-03-15 11:14
Missing Microbes by Martin J. Blaser
Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues - Martin Blaser

TITLE:   Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues


AUTHOR:  Martin J. Blaser




FORMAT:  ebook


ISBN-13:  978 1443420259



From the blurb:


"Tracing one scientist’s journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront of trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health: contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances—antibiotics—threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences. Taking us into both the lab and deep into the fields where these troubling effects can be witnessed firsthand, Blaser not only provides cutting edge evidence for the adverse effects of antibiotics, he tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future."


I found this book to contain a great deal of well researched, interesting information about the effects of antibiotics (and their overuse) on our microbiome and how this impacts on our health.  I do think the author needs to consider other aspects of our environment (e.g. pollution, endocrine disruptors, pesticides etc) than just antibiotics and the microbiome, but this does not seem to be part of the scope for this book.  The writing is fast paced, and personable without irrelevant extraneous material.  The science is easy to understand and summarised fairly well, however, I would have like more in-depth details.




~ The Killers Within: The Deadly Rise Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria by Michael Shnayerson, Mark J. Plotkin

~  Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, John Peterson Myers

~ Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA by Maryn McKenna

~The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by David R. Montgomery & Anne Biklé

~ Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills by Russell L. Blaylock

~ This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society by Kathleen McAuliffe

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review 2018-03-11 22:24
It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways
It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways - Dallas Hartwig,Melissa Hartwig

This is another great book to read if you want to live a healthy, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free life. As the authors say, it's not just you are what you eat, you are what you eat eats. So if all you eat is food filled with toxins because that's part of the diet of the animals and fish you eat, then you share in their diet. These authors are the founders of the Whole30 diet, which challenges you to give up all the junk for 30 days and detox your system. Many have seen their long-time illnesses vanish because they are eating healthy foods, reducing the inflammation that causes so much sickness, regaining energy and losing weight because the carbs, processed foods, and sugars are not killing them anymore. Includes meal plans and recipes and encouragement! Don't see it as giving up stuff you love. You will only be giving up the bad stuff. See it as a sea-change in your life that will not deprive you of anything delicious.but will show you how wonderful whole, real foods can be! Take up the challenge. Your body will thank you!

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review 2018-03-11 22:02
Grain Brain Whole Life Plan: Boost Brain Performance, Lose Weight, and Achieve Optimal Health
The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan: Boost B... The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan: Boost Brain Performance, Lose Weight, and Achieve Optimal Health - David Perlmutter,Kristin Loberg


Change your diet, change your life, indeed, save your life! Grains are killing us. Go gluten-free, grain-free and feel great for perhaps the first time in a long time. Regain energy, lose those extra pounds and live a longer, healthier life. There is also meal planners and recipes to start your out on your journey to health. This is also great to help you live a life free of chemicals that are also so harmful, found in every day things like shampoo and household cleaners.

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