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  • The Plant Paradox

  • The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
  • By: Steven R. Gundry MD
  • Narrated by: Christopher Solimene
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,211
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919

Most of us have heard of gluten - a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we've been missing the root of the problem?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful Narration But Interesting Content

  • By Tim Brownson on 08-26-17

He puts it all together!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

I am a physician, a Functional Medicine, Neuroplastician, the new name for a Psychiatrist who is truly interested in her patients’ wellness, from a Biological, Nutritional, Psychological, Social, and Developmental, and Point of view . A doctor who wants to know what the cause of your troubles is, so that we can stop the cause, not just throw a medication at a symptom. Dr. Gundry puts the Nutritional piece together, a huge uniting cause underlying nearly every medical condition. He does this from an in-depth, comprehensive, evolutionary perspective that is easy to grasp, and practical too! I have read countless books on the microbiome, autoimmunity, elimination diets, and leaky gut, but this one ties it all together! Absolutely brilliant, and everyone ought to read it! I love it too, that the included recipes are for one or two servings, and easy to make when one is on the go! Clearly he developed them out of his own experience as a busy physician, which I totally relate to! And, which nearly everyone can relate to nowadays! I can’t say enough about this book! It alas gave me the answer to why my wrists swell up after I eat a chicken breast! It’s because I’m reacting to the lectins in the corn and soy that the chicken ate! Now that I eat Pasteured Chicken, I don’t get this reaction. Pastured chickens roam out on the pastures and eat bugs and seeds. May sound gross, but that’s their natural diet, and so are free of high levels of inflammatory lectins. So glad I have an explanation now. We all react to whatever the animal we are eating, ate. Get the book, read it and”digest it!” it will help not only your digestion, but your whole body and brain too!
Debra A. Hill, MD
Orange County, CA

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  • Eat Fat, Get Thin

  • Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health
  • By: Mark Hyman
  • Narrated by: Mark Hyman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721

Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fatphobia, revealing the immense health and weight loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other delicious superfoods. In his new book, best-selling author Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explains how to Eat Fat, Get Thin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book. Where are the attached PDFs?

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-27-16

Best Guide To Nutrition I've read!

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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: 02-18-17

Debra A. Hill, M.D.
This books is extremely informative with a solid basis in research and science. It has clear explanations regarding the dietary recommendations and easy to follow guidelines with lots of additional free online information on the associated website. If you are looking to improve your health, lose weight and keep it off, and reverse the effects of various chronic diseases as well as decrease the need for and possibly eliminate various medications, then this is the right book for you!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hold Me Tight

  • Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
  • By: Dr. Sue Johnson
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Johnson shares her groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships. The message of Hold Me Tight is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Sensible book on Repairing Relationships!

  • By Debra on 11-05-12

Most Sensible book on Repairing Relationships!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

If you could sum up Hold Me Tight in three words, what would they be?

Meaningful, Palpable, Useful!

What did you like best about this story?

An actual self help book that has substance and can help! I am a Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, and am generally not impressed by self help books, but this one actually allows one to use some general principals and tailor the solutions to one's own marriage or relationship for deep, and long lasting changes. Debra A. Hill, M.D., Laguna Hills, CA

What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

Excellent reader. Clearly a professional!

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Hold Me Tight?

I liked the description of the emotional dances called "Find the Bad Guy," or the "Protest Polka," or "Freeze and Flee." By giving these names to the "demon dialogues" as the author calls them, it gives a couple the opportunity to unite against these "demons" by giving them a name. When two people are united against something, it propels them to want to work together to avoid the problems, and takes the blaming away. I loved the premise that troubles in the relationships are linked back to a break in the safe feeling of attachment to one another, because that safe attached feeling is what love is really all about! When that is threatened, we become scared and angry, want to plead for attention, and if it happens over and over again, we freeze up our feelings and flee. Through the seven suggested conversations, the author shows how to get through these tough experiences to reconnect, heal and feel a "lifetime of love."

Any additional comments?

None of the other marriage books make any sense. Once you read this one, it stands head and shoulders above all of the others. There's a lot in it, and it can be a rather emotional experience for one to read the book, as the reader will see many examples of dialogue between couples that are very real and palpable that they will no doubt relate to that were painful when they themselves were in the midst of them. It's a good idea to take it slow, and read the book several times to take it all in. It is an excellent adjunct to being in couples therapy and I use it all of the time in my own private practice. Debra A. Hill, M.D., Laguna Hills, CA

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