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Lots of gems but bad nutrition advice
on July 20, 2007
There is good advice in this book, particularly regarding sleep, which according to the author's bio is his speciality. Sleep is one of my biggest problems so from that perspective the book is helpful. There are is also good advice on meditation, visulaization, etc. presented very concisely, which I like.
However his nutrional advice follows the low-fat, semi vegetarian mantra. Get with the program, Dr. Zeff. Thanks largely to Sally Fallon, people are waking up to the fact that a diet high in good traditional fats is what you need -- particularly if yours is a nervous, high strung personality.
The other problem I have with the book is the feeling I'm being talked down to, like a child. The truth is I don't fully believe in the HSP premise to begin with - although I find it useful to think about. I believe HSP's are one end of a spectrum of personality types, not that it's a definitive trait -- as Elaine Aron, originator of the term, insist it be in order to have validity.
In summary there's plenty of good advice here, but the bad dietary advice and patronizing tone are turn-offs.