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Eric C.

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  • The Nature Fix

  • Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
  • By: Florence Williams
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams sets out to uncover the science behind nature's positive effects on the brain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes!...and No!

  • By Paul on 03-18-17

thought this book was boring

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-18

the author bored the sh*t out if me. the facts could be laid on a few pages and save you her boring stories.

  • 10-Minute Mindfulness

  • 71 Habits for Living in the Present Moment
  • By: S.J. Scott, Barrie Davenport
  • Narrated by: J. Robin Ward
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39

Hate the negativity that often surrounds you? Feel stressed or anxious? Overwhelmed by our hectic, fast-paced modern society? These issues are often the direct result of as vicious cycle known as "unconscious living". You can be unconscious about your lifestyle choices, habits, and thoughts. You can be unconscious about your true values, life priorities, and deeper longings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • took some goodness from this

  • By Eric C. on 08-24-17

took some goodness from this

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

wrote down about 20 or so if these ideas to gain mindfulness. i liked this and would recommend

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fat for Fuel

  • A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy
  • By: Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Narrated by: John Glouchevitch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609

For over a century, we've accepted the scientific consensus that cancer results from genetic disease due to chromosomal damage in cell nuclei. But what if scientists are chasing a flawed paradigm? What if cancer isn't a disease of damaged DNA but rather of defective metabolism as a result of mitochondrial dysfunction? What if that startling truth could revolutionize our understanding of other diseases, too - and show us a radical new path to optimal health?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Summarisers everything from podcasts and blogs

  • By Nomad-Dave on 05-19-17

retraining your body to burn and run on fat

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

one of the most important actions we can do for our health. as babies, we naturally burn fat as our primary source of fuel. as children we can switch in and put of ketosis within hours. as adults, after chronic consumption of sugar and carbs for decades following a standard american diet, we need to retrain our bodies to utilize fat for fuel to reduce almost every disease that plagues us today. this is my 4th book on the subject. my love handles and the little belly fat i had is almost completely gone. my fatty benign tumor on and in my spine is noticably small to the touch in just 4 weeks. my skeptical parents cant help but notice how fit i look.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unlimited Memory

  • How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and Be More Productive
  • By: Kevin Horsley
  • Narrated by: Dan Culhane
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923

Do you ever feel like you're too busy, too stressed, or just too distracted to concentrate and get work done? In Unlimited Memory you'll learn how the world's best memory masters get themselves to concentrate at will, anytime they want. When you can easily focus and concentrate on the task at hand and store and recall useful information, you can easily double your productivity and eliminate wasted time, stress, and mistakes at work. In this book you'll find all the tools, strategies, and techniques you need to improve your memory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • required visuals defeats audio books purpose

  • By Eric C. on 07-17-17

required visuals defeats audio books purpose

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

Good info but i will have to go over the book again with the visuals in order to make sense of half of the techniques, which defeats the purpose of using audio books for me on this book

25 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Wheat Belly

  • Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
  • By: William Davis MD
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,512
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,012
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,980

Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The program works, but the listen is technical

  • By Stacey Crummie on 11-30-11

important inforation for health

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

it became a little redundant after all the other books ive read, but they illuminated why i cut wheat out of my diet as well as sugar. i personally have trimmed up and lost my love handles only 2 weeks into a ketogenic diet, which will be known as the cure to diabetes, cancers, heart diseases, alzheimers, etc.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Keto Clarity

  • Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet
  • By: Eric C. Westman MD, Jimmy Moore
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,375

Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet—one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats—which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer's and more. Simply eating a low-carb diet alone isn't enough, and Moore and Westman tell you why. Have you looked at a low-carb diet simply as a means to lose weight? What if you learned that combining a low-carb nutritional approach with a high fat intake produces a powerful therapeutic effect on a wide variety of health conditions that most people think requires medication to control? That’s what Keto Clarity is all about. Jimmy Moore, a leading low-carb diet blogger and podcaster, has reunited with his Cholesterol Clarity co-author Dr. Eric C. Westman, a practicing internist and low-carb diet researcher, to bring you the crystal-clear information you need to understand what a ketogenic diet is and why it may be the missing element in your pursuit of optimal health. This book includes exclusive interviews from twenty of the world's foremost authorities from various fields bringing their depth of expertise and experience using this nutritional approach. Moore and Westman explain why ketosis is normal and how this nutritional approach is being used therapeutically by many medical professionals. You will find a step-by-step guide to help you produce more ketones and track your progress, real life success stories, and more. The solid evidence for nutritional ketosis in dealing with many of the chronic health problems of our day is presented, including but not limited to: epilepsy, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good source of info on Low Carb, High Fat living

  • By Susan on 12-13-14

keto is the cure to almost everything

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-17

this is the first diet worthy of full scale adoption in the modern world. it will cure cancer, diabetes, heart disease, alzheimers, etc

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sleep Smarter

  • 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
  • By: Shawn Stevenson, Sara Gottfried MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sara Gottfried, Shawn Stevenson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,402

When it comes to health, there is one criminally overlooked element: sleep. Good sleep helps you shed fat for good, stave off disease, stay productive, and improve virtually every function of your mind and body. That's what Shawn Stevenson learned when a degenerative bone disease crushed his dream of becoming a professional athlete. Like many of us, he gave up on his health and his body...until he decided there must be a better way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some parts good, but be careful

  • By Brian A. Shenk on 12-05-16

excellently done

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-17

incredibly simple and useful information. fun to listen to. congruent with many lessons from my kinesiology degree

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Happiness Equation

  • Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything
  • By: Neil Pasricha
  • Narrated by: Neil Pasricha
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

In The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing, do anything, and have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction, you simply haven't unlocked the Nine Secrets to Happiness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A mix of good and bad

  • By Justin Bunker on 05-09-16

good advice for people.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

ive spent the last 9 months travelling the world and reading books all along the way. while conforms to society as is, using captilistic leaders as prime examples, something a guy with no job has interest in, the summary of the book holds many good pieces to move anyone towards happier thinking.

  • Proof of Heaven

  • A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife
  • By: Eben Alexander
  • Narrated by: Eben Alexander
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,469
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,040
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,060

On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling

  • By Kelly on 10-27-12

Good summary of what humans are learning

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-16

From a scientific basis and first hand experience, Eben Alexander does a good job explaining the connection many people have been making seemingly more and more lately of quantum physics and spirituality, as well as their connections to the originations of all faiths. If i could meet Dr. Alexander I would be compelled to see if he was interested in ayahuasca, DMT, or sensory deprivation to compare his experiences. It's further noble of him to express what most people who have experienced deeper realities have realized, that words are far more limited than we realize in communicating our experiences. His end message is a noble cause that with his background in science and personal experience should convince at least a good number of people who haven't yet seen the deeper truths of reality that the likes of Jesus, Buddha, and Einstein all refer to.

  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

  • By: Deepak Chopra
  • Narrated by: Deepak Chopra
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395

Looking for a practical guide to the fulfillment of your dreams? Based on natural laws which govern all of creation, this audio shatters the myth that success is the result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition. In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra distills the essence of his teachings into 7 simple, yet powerful principles that can easily be applied to create success in all areas of your life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wealth of Information

  • By FanB14 on 06-18-12

good easy quick lessons

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-16

good reminder for living life properly. inspiring. Worth the investment in money and time, albeit both small.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful