Pure and unadulterated
The ability to meditate on the material while it is being presented.
When I began my exploration of Buddhism, I suspected that many of its teachers and followers didn't really seem to get it. Adrienne Howley does get it, that The Buddha was a man, not some surrogate deity, that Buddhism is a philosophy, practice, and lifestyle, and that Buddhism is to be applied in the context of the culture in which it is presented. Religions tell us how and what to be, and that the reward comes later. Buddhism as presented here is an instruction on how to achieve relief from suffering here and now.
Exhaustive, Comprehensive, Conclusive
Mindsight by Daniel Siegel. Siegel, and especially, Lustig, have trolled vast amounts of modern research data and assembled the myriad pieces into articulate and persuasive arguments for their respective causes: mindfulness in Siegel's case and a diet based on evolutionary principles in Lustig's. Each of these authors provide modern empirical support for wisdom that has been known for millenia.
One sugary beverage a day, whether fruit juice or a pop, equals 10-12 pounds of weight gain per year. Six month old infants are being seen at obesity clinics due to the sugar added added to baby formula.
Yes and I nearly did.
Lustig presents a comprehensive analysis of the problem of modern diet, including the contributions of government and industry.
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