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Be Your Own Doctor: A Positive Guide to Natural Living Paperback – July 1, 1982

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Avery; 2 edition (July 1, 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895291932
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895291936
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.5 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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132 of 133 people found the following review helpful By Elisa VINE VOICE on August 4, 2001
This book focuses on the right diet (as in food regimen, not as in weightloss diet) for the human body. And through a very interesting and logic but very simple way of writing, Ann Wigmore explains how she got, through her research, to find what's best for our body: a vegetarian diet, best if based on raw foods. But don't be tricked into thinking that this is just another vegetarian book: this book actually explains how you can help your body stay healthy and cure it if you are currently ill, by simply bringing it back to balance, with the help of natural elements.
Ann Wigmore also explains why not all vegetables are the same and why exactly organic is best, especially from a nutrition point of view. She also explains how to successfully grow your own veggies and sprouts yourself, even indoors, with very little equipment, all easy to get. And then she goes into the wheatgrass and its juices, explain how she discovered it's the most nutritious grass of all, and tell you how to sprout it and juice it properly, how to keep it, and even how to mail it to someone without making it lose its potential!
If you want to be healthy and keep healthy for many years to come, this is the book for you. I believe everyone should read this book, even people who are usually not into health books. Even my husband, omnivore and avid reader of comic books, found this book interesting and useful. Go for it, you will be amazed how simple it is to be healthy!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Steve Sorenson on July 25, 2013
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This book summed up in two words: eat wheatgrass. Yes, according to the author, wheatgrass will cure what ails you. Yet another book on the "magical cure" for all ailments.

HOWEVER, this book has something different that I have yet to find in any other similar book... she backs up what she says with evidence (though some are anecdotal), facts, scientific research, numerous testimonials from clients and experts alike and similar information on other various important nutrient rich raw foods. She goes on to explain in detail why she recommends what she recommends, how to go about trying her plan for health and a guide with recipes.

She doesn't try to sell you her own line of vitamins or products and she doesn't require that you come to her clinic (she talks about her clinic in the book, but I don't remember any overt plugs for it nor did I feel any pressure to attend her clinic - in fact I got the opposite impression - it was as if she were writing this book for people who couldn't get to the clinic and wanted to try what she does at her clinic at home).

Her approach is far from cookie cutter and she even suggests that each person should experiment for himself/herself how to best redefine his/her own diet using bio-individual and heuristic concepts (a very refreshing change from the cookie cutter fad diets available currently).

She rounds out the information with discussions about the importance of a holistic approach which includes physical, relational, spiritual and emotional (some of her ideas about the spiritual are a little strange, but she doesn't try to force any particular religion or god on anyone).

The reader can definitely feel the author's personality shine through among her words in this book and it seems that Dr. Wigmore would be a wonderful person to know.

Overall this is a GREAT book. Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carmen Rodriguez on July 6, 2013
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Have some of her books! Am always learning from them. She was a brilliant and courageous woman and doctor. Was way ahead of her time. Thank you, Ann Wigmore! Many will benefit from you!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Taira Koybaeva on March 30, 2013
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This book has a distinct spiritual sense to it. It is unpretentious and does have the fundamentalism and unfounded claims of other raw foodist books. It is not new but it is not obsolete
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