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  • 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 2,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,493

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

Worked for me

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

I started Keto about 9 months ago, after reading this book. I followed a bunch of Facebook groups as well, and found many people giving Bad advice. I would read this book and educate yourself if you are thinking about trying keto.
I am female, mid 40's and struggled with 50 lb weight fluctuations most of my adult life. Since I started (and did keto strictly for 3 months, less strict for 3 more, then stopped) I am down nearly 40 lbs!
I have not been doing keto for several months but my lower weight seems stable. My appetite is definitely lower overall now as well, even when having carbs.
I have 10 lbs to go to my 'goal' so I am getting back on the keto train in the New Year. ;)
Its a huge relief to me to have found this, and understanding why and how it works was important to my success. Knowing why its different than Atkins for example.
I found it interesting and well thought out, easy to listen to and implement. If you are on the fence, I say try it. Its hard at first, but its well worth it and def. gets easier.

  • The Clever Gut Diet

  • How to Revolutionize Your Body from the Inside Out
  • By: Dr. Michael Mosley
  • Narrated by: James A. Gillies
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

People often joke about "going with their gut" but the truth is that this part of your body exercises an astonishing degree of control over your mood, hunger, and general health. Written with the latest research on the microbiome - the alien bacteria that lives in our guts - The Clever Gut Diet also clearly explains what goes on inside your stomach and intestines every day. Discover up-to-the-date science on hunger hormones and learn how our "second brain" communicates with the rest of the body, shaping our appetite and immune system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you care about your health get this book

  • By T on 10-08-17

If you care about your health get this book

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

I have been going out of my way to educate myself on health issues, and use my common sense to make up my own mind since "studies" can't really be trusted, and can be skewed to defend pretty much any health claim.

I've read a ton of health books, and this is in my top 3 favorites. Easy to follow and understand, great info and advice. (Google the author, he has like 8 books, just not on Audible, and lots of solid advice.)

5 of 5 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 2,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,575

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

Great book - Get it!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-17

I love sleeping. Ok? There, I said it. Bedtime is my favorite time of day, I love my time to unwind and get ready for relaxing myself into blissful slumber.
My partner does not. He was thinking he was fine with 6 hours of sleep a night, and suffering from insomnia off and on for nearly 20 years. A couple for just over a year, he woke me up regularly and his insomnia was quickly becoming mine, and having a serious negative impact on my energy.

I suggested he read this book and it has transformed how he views sleep and his relationship with it, and the health implications and importance of it in general.
We have made a few key changes and he says it's one of the best things he has done, he sleeps and feels 100 times better now. He has lost weight, looks younger and well rested, has more energy and our bedroom is being used for what it was meant for more often. Ahem. And no electronics to distract us from our time to relax, connect and rejuvenate as a couple and individuals.
I do not feel this book was hype, or sales-y or gave dangerous advice (low lights are not dangerous lol).

If you are looking at reviews either you or someone close to you needs help with sleep, this book absolutely gave us useful information that has impacted us both in a positive way.
If you dont like it, return it.....but I believe it will help you as it did us and is worth the listen.

  • Simple Keto

  • How to Start a Low-Carb High-Fat Ketogenic Diet
  • By: Siim Land
  • Narrated by: Siim Land
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Have you ever wanted to start a ketogenic diet? Don't know where to begin eating low carb? Or have you been pushing it off because of being scared?Whatever your reason or condition, you will most definitely benefit from this. The author, Siim Land, is a modern day renaissance man and a Palaeolithic hunter-gatherer. A holistic health practitioner, fitness expert, and an author. He has practiced the ketogenic diet for a long time, and has improved his performance, health, and well-being.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Power-Packed

  • By PC on 12-15-16

Good info

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

Reviewed: 03-20-17

All good info, short and to the point. I enjoyed it and found it an easy listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Effortless Healing

  • 9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself
  • By: Dr. Joseph Mercola, David Perlmutter M.D. (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

Do you have to tell your leg to heal from a scrape? Your lungs to take in air? Your body that it's hungry? No. Your body does these things automatically, effortlessly. Vibrant health is your birthright and within your grasp; you just have to step out of the way. In Effortless Healing, online health pioneer, natural medicine advocate, and best-selling author Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals the nine simple secrets to a healthier, thinner you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read for Health

  • By Gr8ful Lady on 01-14-19

Best around

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

A personal trainer referred me to Dr. Mercola's website a few years back and I have been hooked since. The info he provides is solid, its Not based on what's popular and "facts" are not based on the opinion of what some corporation paid for the "studies" to show.

Anyway - Mercola's stuff is in my opinion the most accurate and pertinent out there. He addresses many areas of importance with good information.
Worth a listen for sure, and all very important to know now.

3 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Bulletproof Diet

  • Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Your Energy and Focus, and Upgrade Your Life
  • By: Dave Asprey
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771

TheBulletproof Diet will change what you think you know about weight loss and wellness. You will skip breakfast, stop counting calories, eat a high-fat diet, work out and sleepless, and handle stress with ease. By ditching traditional "diet" thinking, Asprey has maintained a 100-pound weight loss, increased his IQ, and reached a level of health that seemed unattainable. His 40s are truly better than his 20s, and The Bulletproof Diet brings his best hacks to the masses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Having the physical book may be better than audio

  • By Victoria Seebeck on 02-13-15

On the fence

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

I have educated myself a fair bit in the last few years on heath after being diagnosed with celiacs, and a thyroid condition. Still struggling to lose weight, I am continually listening to books about health and weight loss, and an interest in intermittent fasting caught my eye here.
I think the book is not bad. He has some good info, what I would consider to be accurate and current with what we are learning about health lately. No to sugars, no to gluten, yes to certain kinds of fat, lots of proteins and veg. Healthy gut flora and bacteria balance matters 100%. The vitamin supplement list he gives is bang on, mostly its all good stuff.
But I don't like that he has no medical background to speak of, but is giving health advice based on personal experience.
No mention of goitrogens and what veggies those with thyoid issues should never eat.
Is this the new Atkins diet? Lots of fat and protein....I feel like I've been here before.
I guess I dont regret buying the book and think there is good info in here, but by no means a bible to live by. I'd listen to a few others as well, and make your own conclusions.
The constant interruptions with endorsements were annoying, not helpful and the sales push to buy his product also a head shaker. Couple of reminders would have sufficed, and the book easily could have been 2 hours less.

29 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • Brain Maker

  • The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life
  • By: David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,310

Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise - from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome - the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells 10 to one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating science & suggestions for diet changes

  • By AudioAddict on 07-03-15

If you buy one health book, this should be it

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-15

Where was this information 15 years ago? Even 5...how different my life could have been.
I've struggled my whole life with a myriad of health issues, unexplainable weight gains, constipation, brain fog, depression. Thyroid tests come back normal, blood work always fine.
Then, in my mid 30's I began travelling to other countries for 3 - 9 months a year and Every time I came back to North America, gained 15 - 30 lbs within two MONTHs.
No one could explain this to me, and I felt helpless and alone. I felt upset and tired.
Was this because I left my beloved travels behind? I was not over eating, what was going on? I did not know.
What I did know is within 2 days of getting back I had pain in my stomach and constipation that would not let up no matter what I did. I knew that our "perfect" tap water made me feel like throwing up. I knew that I did Not eat more - but I gained 20 lbs seemly overnight. My moods fell to say the least. This happened Five Times.
I now know where ALL of this stems from. Starting with the C-section that brought me into this world, the frequent antibiotics I've been on, and a grain rich North American diet. Recipe for disaster.
Understanding your gut, how to keep it balanced and healthy, the importance of what to eliminate and what to bring in - is Imperative for all of us.
Well filtered water, glutamine, good quality probiotics, fermented foods, proper vitamin supplementation....all this knowledge is here for us all and you deserve to be informed.
Now living back in Canada once again, and less than 2 months into the changes suggested by this and other similar "gut" books, I am dropping weight, sleeping better, feeling happier and more alert.
Get this book and listen to every word. If you hate it, return it.
But I really think it can help many of us, regardless of the health issue that has driven you to look at the reviews. Cutting the grains and sugars, and re-balancing your gut health will change your life.
On a final note - science is now proving that our gut cells fire more neurones as a form of communication, than our brains. Gut feelings? They are real. Keeping this part of us healthy really matters on so many levels.
Good luck all :)

153 of 160 people found this review helpful

  • Clean Gut

  • The Breakthrough Plan for Eliminating the Root Cause of Disease and Revolutionizing Your Health
  • By: Alejandro Junger
  • Narrated by: Alejandro Junger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

The New York Times best-selling author of Clean offers a groundbreaking program to eliminate minor and major health problems - from extra weight, chronic pain, and allergies to heart disease, inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and depression. All of today's most diagnosed ailments can be traced back to an injured and irritated gut. The gut is an intricate and powerful system naturally designed to protect and heal the body every moment of every day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommend

  • By T on 04-28-14

Recommend

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

Reviewed: 04-28-14

I am very glad I got this book. I think it started a bit slow, and could have skipped the first 1.5 hours which is more about the authors personal story. But some might like the background stuff.
I am fairly self educated on healthy clean eating, and think what I heard here is solid and quality information. I think every-one, in the world, could benefit from the information provided and practicing the cleanse and re-balancing of the digestive system.
I googled the book and see he also has some You Tube videos, check them out first to see if you like his style. He also has a website selling a supplement program, but I was able to get enough info out of the book to design my own, since I dont live in North America I have to make due with what is available to me here.
All in all, a good book and worth a listen if you are looking to improve your health in a very real way.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Lucid Dreaming Hypnosis

  • Control Your Dreams, Guided Meditation, Binaural Beats, Positive Affirmations, Solfeggio Tones
  • By: Rachael Meddows
  • Narrated by: Rachael Meddows
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Control you dreams and manipulate your imaginary experience. Create incredible dreams that are vivid and colorful. You can control your dreams with lucid dreaming. Let Rachael Meddows show you how. Lucid Dreaming Hypnosis relaxes your body and mind, helping you to let go and allow your subconscious to guide your dreams. Your mind will receive deep hypnotic suggestions for positive change, allowing you to manipulate your dreams and create a vivid dreaming that you can interact with more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ok liten, but did not work

  • By T on 04-02-13

Ok liten, but did not work

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

Reviewed: 04-02-13

I have been listing to this book 5 nights a week at bedtime for months. My lucid dreaming has not changed or increased.
It is pleasant enough to listen to, and more of a meditative way to fall asleep, but didn't seem to help me with gaining more consciousness in my dreams than normal.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 2

  • By: Neale Walsch
  • Narrated by: Ellen Burstyn, Ed Asner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648

Conversations with God is Neale Donald Walsch's account of his direct conversations with God, beginning in 1992 while Walsch was immersed in a period of deep depression. He composed a letter to God in which he vented his frustrations, and much to his surprise, even shock, God answered him. Focusing on the universal truths that influences all life, Conversations with God offers a picture of the way life could be better.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh come on!

  • By Kelly on 05-04-09

Beautiful Books

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

Reviewed: 04-02-13

I like this series mostly because it is right inline with my own belief system I suppose. If you havent read the 1st book, I do suggest getting that one before Book Two...but it doesnt really matter.
I dont think it matters if this guy is talking to God, or if he is just talking to himself (one in the same if you are of that mindset) but I like the hard questions and the seemly obvious answers that we tend to forget. Great reminders for me, and us all.
I love these books, and recommend them to anyone with an open mind. I also find them quiet witty at times...turns out even "God" likes a laugh here and there.
Honestly though, I think I preferred the hard copy books, which is usually not the case with me.
Only negative for me - The voice of "God" switches between 2 people, and while I understand the point behind that it was still a bit annoying to listen to.