I am really conflicted about this book. I believe that about 80% of the book has some good info, good alternatives, and provides the reader ideas to further investigate and explore. However, Dr. Coldwell's presentation is such a turn-off, that he really does himself and his book a disservice. He constantly throughout the book bashes the medical preofession as greedy little money mongers that are only perpetuating chemo, surgery, and radiation to get your money. This was a major turn off for me and, completely unnecessary as well. In addition, Dr. Coldwell glorifies himself as one of the few people who know how to cure cancer. This type of presentation - bashing the medical professional and holding yourself on high - repeatedly throughout the book, is both annoying and a turn off. The reason I give this book review 4 stars (and not 1 star) is because there are many alternatives he presents that are worth exploring. Read the book for the cancer treament alternatives and try your best to ignore the soapboxing and you should be OK. I agree with 80% of what Dr. Coldwell says (about diet, stress, exercise, etc.), the other 20% strikes me as out in left field . . . but at least it provides ideas for one to investigate further.
This is a great listen for a book on general heath topics ranging from exercising, to doctor visits, to supplements, to organic whole foods. Surprisingly, this was written by a traditional western medical doctor but who does a nice job of separating fact from fiction but incorporating the latest thoughts from all parts of the world, but eastern and western thought. I really felt like he did a good job of trying to keep his own opinion to a comfortable minimum and instead focus on what science has shown. I can pretty much summarize his recurring theme . . . if you want to live long and healthy, exercise regularly and eat most whole organic fruits vegetables, fruits, and nuts, and fish and stay away from supplements, processed foods, etc. and go easy on the meats. I give this book 2 thumbs up. Very balanced and touches on just about everything that is relevant.
This audio book is about to change my life. I have struggled with being overweight all of my life. As most people like me, I have tried every diet, at least once. I'm here to tell you that they all work, as long as you stay on them. I have always had these nagging questions in my mind...Why me? Why do I eat less than my thin husband, and not lose weight, What diet is best for me and why are there so many of them? What is the actual reason that I get fat, and stay fat, and others don't, when their lifestyle and eating regimes are similar to mine? This book answers it all, and goes a step further, maybe more times than necessary. Just as there is a scientific reason and solution for many things, there is the same for obese people. The answer is here..it might not be the answer you want, but it is here for you (and mainly me) to take it and run with it if you truly want to change your life enough to embark on it! Thank you Gary, for your hard work and passion, to put this extremely valuable information out there for me!