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  • The Good Gut

  • Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long Term Health
  • By: Justin Sonnenburg, Erica Sonnenburg
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

Genetics and lifestyle are thought to be the two most important determinants of good health. But that is not the whole story. We have a second genome, our gut bacteria, that sets the dial on our bodies. Unlike our DNA, we can influence the gut bacteria, or microbiota, to optimize all aspects of our health.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make this your go-to book on microbes

  • By serine on 01-23-16

Great factual book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-15

It's rare hearing scientific theories and studies presented by scientists in an easily understood format. There was very little information presented as fact, but rather as what "they believe" or "studies show, but more research is needed". A refreshing reminder that, as powerful as science can be, there is always more to learn. Something that doesn't always come through when studies are presented by the media.

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  • The Era of the Crusades

  • By: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kenneth W. Harl
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

What were the forces that led to one of history's most protracted and legendary periods of conflict? How did they affect the three great civilizations that participated in them? And, ultimately, why did they end and what did they accomplish? In these 36 lectures, you'll look at the "big picture" of the Crusades as an ongoing period of conflict involving Western Christendom (we would now call it Western Europe), the Byzantine Empire, and the Muslim world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating background

  • By Tad Davis on 08-31-13

Good content

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-15

A lot of "um" and "uh" could get a bit distracting. But the content was great and speaker was passionate.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Decisive Battles of World History

  • By: The Great Courses, Gregory S. Aldrete
  • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
  • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

Throughout history, military engagements have altered the course of historical events. In these 36 dynamic lectures, Professor Aldrete leads you in discovering the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of events and defining our world. Across 4,000 years of history, you'll explore nearly 40 key military engagements, from the milestone battles of Western civilization to their counterparts in the Middle East, India, and Asia.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Course- Needs Battle Maps

  • By IRP on 05-23-14

Great overview of warfare

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-15

My favorite part of this was the insights and patterns I start to pick up by looking at millennia of battles so quickly.

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