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The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes,  and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food
The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food
by Diana Rodgers
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $26.46
40 used & new from $19.41

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Put The Power Of Real Food Back On Your Dinner Plate Again, March 31, 2015
You may have heard the term sustainability in the context of the food supply and healthy living in the past few years but didn’t quite know what it meant. But the author of this book is a Boston, Massachusetts-based RD-in-training and organic animal and vegetable farmer named Diana Rodgers. She's a highly-respected Paleo health blogger from [...] who has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how to attain optimal health by focusing on nutritious and delicious eating with humanely-raised animals, organic vegetables, and being willing to get your hands a little dirty to reconnect with your food again. This new book reveals the passion she has for helping others do just that.

THE HOMEGROWN PALEO COOKBOOK is so much more than a book of recipes. I'd say it's more of a primer for how food is supposed to be, why the way the food supply is done in modern times is so far removed from what life was life just a half-century ago, and what we can do to return to the old template of living and eating. Diana pours her heart and should into the pages of this book that discusses the key role of sustainability and real food in the future of how we live. You might get inspired to get some chickens for your backyard, owning your own bees for fresh honey, and even playing a few games like Chicken S*** Bingo...it can't be all work and no play, right?

Get this book and put the power of real food back on your dinner plate again!


Simple Lessons for A Better Life: Unexpected Inspiration from Inside the Nursing Home
Simple Lessons for A Better Life: Unexpected Inspiration from Inside the Nursing Home
by Charles E. Dodgen
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.23

2.0 out of 5 stars Dodgen Should Have Tried To Connect With Readers On A More Emotional Level, March 31, 2015
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I so wanted to REALLY like this book. And truth be told, there were some really great nuggets of wisdom in there that people can apply into their own lives. My expectations were high that it would be written in a conversational tone for the lay public to provide an endless array of funny and heart-wrenching stories that would inspire readers to become the best possible person they were meant to be. Unfortunately, that's not what this was.

The author Dr. Charles E. Dodgen, PhD is a clinical psychologist working with the elderly patients he features in his book. But his publisher really should have encouraged him to take off his professional cap and connect these stories on a more emotional level with the readers. It's all well and good to share about these amazing human beings as he does throughout the book so we can glean from their life experience and, as the subtitle suggests, find "inspiration" from that. Unfortunately, the reader is left to imagine that connection through the stuffy vernacular used to paint the narrative throughout the book.

The difference between a good book and a great book is all in the presentation. So many things could have made Simple Lessons For A Better Life better than just a below average read for the intended target audience of the general public looking for uplifting prose: direct stories from and about the people featured rather than curt second-hand psycho-speak about them; a more positive tone in the presentation of the words of wisdom than a drab, methodical, clinical recount; and perhaps a recap in a nutshell of the overall intended message attempting to be conveyed at the end of each chapter instead of leaving the reader to wonder on his own what it is.

SUCH high hopes...but sadly it fell so short. Let this be a lesson learned for the next book if you're given that opportunity again.


Colgate Sensitive Enamel Health Toothbrush Plus Sensitivity Relief Pen
Colgate Sensitive Enamel Health Toothbrush Plus Sensitivity Relief Pen
Price: $13.80
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Toothbrush With Slick Marketing To Suck In People With Sensitive Teeth And Gums, March 31, 2015
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I'm always game to try new toothbrushes when they are available. This Colgate Sensitive Enamel Health Toothbrush looked really nice and so I decided to give it a try. Promoted for people with sensitive teeth and gum pain, it had such potential. And while it seems to have the "cool" factor with the hidden compartment in the bottom of the brush for hiding the Sensitivity Relief Pen, it all just seems a bit too fake for a $14 toothbrush.

There are other numbing products on the market that cost less than this and it seems silly to fork out that kind of money for something you can get cheaper elsewhere. Furthermore, I understand Colgate is targeting people with sensitive teeth and gums, but these bristles are way too soft to adequately clean the teeth.

If their goal was to give you a super-soft toothbrush and a numbing agent to give you the illusion that your teeth would be thoroughly cleaned without pain, then mission accomplished. But the reality is this is just another product attempting suck in innocent people to slick marketing.


Classic Accessories 55-329-015101-EC Ravenna Cover For Pyramid Torch Patio Heaters, Taupe
Classic Accessories 55-329-015101-EC Ravenna Cover For Pyramid Torch Patio Heaters, Taupe
Price: $43.00

5.0 out of 5 stars I Thought I Was Buying The Pyramid Heater, But..., March 31, 2015
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This is a lesson in being very careful about what you order on Amazon. When I saw this product available, I was immediately drawn to it as a great heater for my front porch. So I ordered it. When I received a very sturdy, bulky cover for the heater in the mail, I remember thinking this had to be a very nice heater if the cover came in a separate shipping.

After waiting a few days, I came back on to realize my boneheaded mistake--I ordered the cover! Oops. Well, lesson learned in being very certain of what you're buying and it's not the fault of the Classic Accessories manufacturer that this happened.

The cover itself is very professional, thick, and would withstand pretty much any weather that might potentially cause harm to your heating unit outdoors. It's like a permanent raincoat to protect your investment so that the heater will work when you need it to. If you have a pyramid heater, there's no reason why you shouldn't own this cover. Now I need to go buy the heater!


Jarrow Formulas Greek Yogurtein, Coconut Cream, 16 Ounce
Jarrow Formulas Greek Yogurtein, Coconut Cream, 16 Ounce
Offered by NutriCelebrity
Price: $22.99
8 used & new from $19.95

2.0 out of 5 stars Is This Supposed To Be A Serious Health Product? REALLY?!, March 29, 2015
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With the rise in popularity of Greek yogurt, it was only a matter of time before a product like Jarrow Formulas Greek Yogurtein Coconut Cream product was created. The front packaging boasts of being hormone-free, high in fiber, gluten-free and lots of various proteins. They also claim that it tastes great and mixes easily and I have no doubt that's true. They instructions recommend you mix two scoops of this product with water, milk, almond milk, rice milk, soy milk, or your favorite beverage. Okay great.

But looking at the ingredients and Nutrition Facts in this "health" product, I was appalled! While it does indeed have Greek yogurt powder and whey protein in it, the so-called VitaFiber concoction as this ingredient called isomalto-oligosaccharides which is a really nasty, cheap sweetener product known as a sugar alcohol that can impact your blood sugar and stomach issues. And the coconut meal has a HUGE amount of sugar from sucrose, fructose and even the corn-based maltodextrin. There are several other sweeteners, proteins and flavors in this product to make it what it is. Incredible!

The product has more carbohydrates (17g) than protein (15g) and there is virtually no healthy fats in the dry product. Adding in their recommended liquid besides this product adds in even more carbohydrates making this very dastardly on your blood sugar and insulin levels as well as increasing inflammation. None of this is good for metabolic health. Don't be duped into thinking this is a serious health product. It's not even close.


Conair YOU Pro Cordless ThermaCell 3/4 Inch Straightener
Conair YOU Pro Cordless ThermaCell 3/4 Inch Straightener
Price: $19.99
4 used & new from $19.99

1.0 out of 5 stars A Great Idea, But Very Poorly Executed Product, March 29, 2015
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When I got this Conair YOU Pro Cordless ThermaCell hair straightener in the mail and gave it to my wife, she looked at me with excitement about a product we could use on cruises and while traveling. We had high hopes it would be a great way to take care of her hair while on the go. But reality quickly sunk in when attempting to put the wacky battery into this thing became a huge ordeal. It's not exactly user-friendly. Once we finally figured it out (the instructions were not very clear at all), my wife let this thing warm up to try it on her hair. Completely and totally useless! As others have noted, it doesn't get anywhere close to being hot enough to straighten her hair. What a great idea for a product, but this one is very poorly executed by a supposedly respected hair product company like Conair. SHAME ON YOU! Customers deserve better.


Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker
Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker
Price: $5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT mix of humor and practical advice for ANY speaker, March 27, 2015
EXCELLENT mix of humor and practical advice for any speaker worth his salt. You can never know too much about delivering a quality talk. Get this book!


iCooker® Coffee Mug - Camera Lens Thermos Travel Mugs for Men & Women - Model 1:1 Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM Lens - Latest Generation Refreshments With Drinking & Quality Stainless Steel Insulated - Best for Morning - Cool Personalized Photo Plastic Mugs with Lid - Lenscup Insulated Tumbler, Vacuum - Cool Dishwasher Safe Customized Cup Holder for Photography - Awesome [12oz]
iCooker® Coffee Mug - Camera Lens Thermos Travel Mugs for Men & Women - Model 1:1 Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM Lens - Latest Generation Refreshments With Drinking & Quality Stainless Steel Insulated - Best for Morning - Cool Personalized Photo Plastic Mugs with Lid - Lenscup Insulated Tumbler, Vacuum - Cool Dishwasher Safe Customized Cup Holder for Photography - Awesome [12oz]
Offered by KitchenXpress
Price: $10.99
8 used & new from $8.28

4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Gift For Any Cameraman Or Photographer In Your Life, March 26, 2015
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I got this iCooker Coffee Mug in the shape of a camera lens as a gift for a friend of mine who is a professional cookbook photographer. He did some work for me on an upcoming cookbook project I'm working on and this looked like the perfect present for him since he's always got a lens like this in front of his face taking photographs. The picture on the Amazon page looks a lot more authentic and realistic than the actual product you get. It's wrapped in plastic to help product it inside the cardboard box. But it's not as shiny or vibrant as the photo. It looks very plastic. Even still, it didn't deter me from wanting to give this creative gift to my camera-loving friend who laughed and enjoyed it.


Honeymoon For One: Traveling Alone to Scotland for Christmas
Honeymoon For One: Traveling Alone to Scotland for Christmas
Price: $2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Hapless Attempt At Creating Drama, March 22, 2015
Juvenile, poor writing, jaded characters, and a hapless attempt at creating drama. It was a nice premise, but poor execution. Take some fictional writing classes and learn from this mistake. There might be potential there with some fine tuning. Good luck!


Gaiam Sol Sticky-Grip Yoga Mat (5mm)
Gaiam Sol Sticky-Grip Yoga Mat (5mm)
Price: $42.99
4 used & new from $34.58

5.0 out of 5 stars OMG, This Yoga Mat Is HUGE!, March 20, 2015
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As a fan of yoga, my biggest frustration has always been the mat. At 6'3" tall, none of them are ever long enough--UNTIL NOW! And it's not just able to reach across my tall body doing a plank position, but it's also thick for comfort and doesn't move around when I thrust my feet forward from down dog. If you're a yoga enthusiast and sometimes get out of the moment because of the flaws in your mat, get the Gaiam Sol Sticky-Grip Yoga Mat to let those cares fall by the wayside. Namaste!


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