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Agree with Bill - Title Doesn't Match Content!!!
on November 28, 2012
THIS BOOK IS NOT AN IN-DEPTH SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF TRACE MINERALS RESEARCH. DON'T BE FOOLED!!!
I AGREE WITH BILL WHO WROTE ALSO A REVIEW HERE. - Puzzled??? Uh, YEAH. THE BOOK IS MOSTLY A COLLECTION OF CUT OUT NEWSPAPER OBITUARIES OF VARIOUS YOUNG TO MIDDLE AGED PEOPLE WHO DIED OF SIMILAR CAUSES. THE AUTHOR EVENTUALLY MAKES CORRELATIONS BY CHAPTER 11(WHICH IS ONLY 55 PAGES LONG OUT OF A 496 PAGE BOOK!!?) AND ATTRIBUTES MANY OF THESE DEATHS TO VARIOUS MACRO AND TRACE MINERAL DEFICIENCIES.
I just think that the title of the book should have been named differently to reflect the actual content. The book is short of elaborating into the both the area of "Rare Earths"(Trace Minerals Research) and the "Cures" which may be obtained thereof. The book is more geared towards pointing out how so many Americans including prominent athletes and public figures are dying young of similar causes. The title could have just as well been "Only the Good Die Young: The Grim Legacy of Chronic Mineral Deficiency". Now THAT would have been a more appropriate title for this book. Perhaps Joel Wallach ought to write another book that just expands on the research into the minerals themselves and any testing that has been done with them through universities or independent RESEARCH.
From the Title and information I've seen reviewed about this book, I would assume that it would be mostly devoted to explaining the science and connections between rare earth minerals(micro and trace minerals) in relation to human health. I expected in depth analysis with case studies and details on biochemical research into the uses of micro and macro trace minerals in the treatment and cure of disease. I was hoping for data to include a distillation of IN-DEPTH research from many sources all gathered together in one book. I desire to understand the applications of the use of other minerals such as Rubidium, Cesium, Strontium, Germanium, Gallium, Indium Etc... The information I am talking about is rather obscure and inaccessible.
To the medical establishment its probably considered mostly fringe science but if you study anecdotal evidence through a cursory search of the various elements, you will see that some of the rare mineral elements that we never hear about have been identified as possessing amazing health properties. I will admit that it appears that the Author does make correlations between the lack of certain minerals and disease, but again I find that the material here is severely lacking. It does not include enough actual reference to laboratory research with detailed chemical analysis. That left me feeling dissatisfied right off the bat.
Oh well. I admit that there is still some value here just not what I expected.