A brilliant book edited by Nancy J. Meyers and Carolyn Raffensperger, this is an absolute must read for anyone interested in saving our environment. Every politician should be made to read this book and understand its teachings of how to use the Precautionary Principle in making decisions in our everyday life as well as public policy. Click on the book to get it from Amazon.com.
If you have an interest in antioxidants, nutrition, aging, science or just want a good book to read, this is it. Author Nick Lane presents a captivating vision of the world in which we live in and how oxygen helped drive evolutionary forces that led to life as we know it. It will make you rethink the way you look at health and illness and give you a deeper insight into how life came about. An absolute must read.
Last summer at a conference called Boulderfest, I had the privilage of being on a panel with John Abramson, M.D., author of the book Overdo$ed America. His speech ended with a thunderous standing ovation from the room of 250 health care practitioners from around the country. His book uncovers the packs of lies that have been perpetrated by the pharmaceutical industry which has been selling the American public a bill of goods that only helps enrich their pockets yet does little to improve the quality of life.
Every person in this country or any other, that take medications should read this book and they should buy a second copy for their primary care physician to read. I recommend this book to everyone I work with and at every lecture I give around the world.
Another fabulous book that should be on every health care practitioners bookshelf and should be read by anyone interested in the causation of disease. It is a must read that will open your eyes about the relationship between infection and diseases like schizophrenia, coronary heart disease, cancer, and much more. Dr. Paul Ewald writes in an easy to understand and flowing manner which makes the read enjoyable. Click on the book to go to Amazon.com and pick up a copy.
Last year, while travelling to Baden-Baden to speak at a conference, I decided to pick up a book at the airport bookstore in Atlanta. Something not related to health, science or business. The book I picked was The 5 People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Alblom, the author of Tuesday’s With Morrie.
I was so impressed by the book, I decided to buy a dozen of them and give it as my Christmas gift to some of my good friends. It is an easy read, but it is so uplifting and well written that I had to write about it here.
Without giving anything away, it is a story about a man who worked in what he thought was a meaningless job. Instead he finds out that he touched more lives than he could have ever imagined. If you don’t shed a tear while reading the last few chapters, than you’ve lost your heart.
If you can only read one book this year, read this one.
Dr. Bruce Lipton, a cell biologist, has written an incredible book about the field of epigenetics and and how it effects all of us. Written for both lay persons and professionals in the field of health and science, I highly recommend the book The Biology of Belief.
If you saw my copy of the book, you would see about 50 flags popping out from the pages and tons of highlighted phrases, comments and quotes.
Here is an example of something I found quite profound (there are hundreds):
“In fact, only 5% of cancer and cardiovascular disease patients can attribute their disease to heredity. [Willett 2002] While the media made a big hoopla over the dicovery of BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes, they failed to emphasize that ninety-five percent of breast cancers are not due to inherited genes. The malignancies in a significant number of cancer patients are derived from environmentally-induced epigenetic alterations and not defective genes. [Kling 2003; Jones 2001; Seppa 2000; Baylin 1997]”
How may of you have thought that “It’s the Gene’s Stupid?” when talking about the etiology of disease. Lipton counters with the brilliant comment “It’s the Environment Stupid”.
Insightful, fun to read and a valuable addition to anyones library.