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Tempur-pedic® Lumbar Cushion with Fabric Cover, Black
Tempur-pedic® Lumbar Cushion with Fabric Cover, Black
Offered by Home Decor Shop
Price: $89.95
4 used & new from $79.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a few extra dollars, October 28, 2014
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This is the best seat cushion for a car seat. I tried the cheaper ones but found them not nearly as comfy. Even if you don't have back problems, the cushioning can be protective.


The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
by Marah Stets
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $15.72
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple Guide to a Health and Nutrition Transformation, September 28, 2014
The Forks Over Knives Plan is practical, simple to follow, and transitions you to a lifestyle that will transform your health. Instead of the gimmicks and overly-simplified fantasies of most nutrition and diet books, this plan is solidly grounded in science. By changing only one meal at a time, you will not be overwhelmed. Although the book is written as a 4-week plan, you can take it faster or slower if you like. The important thing is to get this plan and start following it today.


Claudius the God: And His Wife Messalina
Claudius the God: And His Wife Messalina
Price: $8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Time travel, September 25, 2014
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If your read I Claudius, this book is a must-read follow up to gain more insight into Claudius' important impact on history and his own tragic and painful personal life. Makes you feel like you lived in the days of Claudius


The Empty Medicine Cabinet: The Pharmacist's Guide to the Hidden Danger of Drugs and the Healing Powers of Food
The Empty Medicine Cabinet: The Pharmacist's Guide to the Hidden Danger of Drugs and the Healing Powers of Food
by Dustin Rudolph
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.00
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get truly well, September 13, 2014
As Dustin Rudolph has seen in his career as a pharmacist, just about all the patients he treats keep coming back for more and more drugs. What does this mean? That they are not getting well! And the medications themselves have many harmful side effects, as the author demonstrates. These drugs are not nearly as effective as you might have been led to believe.

So what does it take to truly recover from heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and so many other chronic illnesses? The secret lies in your food choices. The Empty Medicine Cabinet give a clear, science-based, easy-to-understand food guide to boost your health without drugs, all accompanied by wonderful recipes you'll be sure to enjoy.


I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius
I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius
Price: $8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling story, August 24, 2014
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This is such a gripping story. I loved the PBS series based on it, and finally decided to check out the book. What a great decision, it's so gripping. Perhaps because of its parallel with modern power-grabs, the story of the Roman emperors and royal family continue their fascination to this day.


Great Expectations
Great Expectations

5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite Dickins, May 9, 2014
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This is a wise and engaging book, one of the author's best. You will never forget the characters or their journeys to discovery and forgiveness.


Better Than Vegan: 101 Favorite Low-Fat, Plant-Based Recipes That Helped Me Lose Over 200 Pounds
Better Than Vegan: 101 Favorite Low-Fat, Plant-Based Recipes That Helped Me Lose Over 200 Pounds
by Glen Merzer
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.99
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three Books Wrapped Up In One, December 7, 2013
Better Than Vegan, Chef Del Sroufe's second cookbook, is a treasure trove of recipes, a philosophy of eating, and a compelling life story wrapped in with a stunning compilation of vibrant food photos.

Instructions for recipes are straightforward and simple to follow. Full-color photos of the finished dishes are also useful guides to preparation. The ingredients are familiar and easy to find in any well-stocked grocery story. Many of the recipes have short ingredient lists, and the book gives practical advice on cookware and pantry basics. Chef Del invites you to use his recipes as springboards for your own ideas.

Better Than Vegan is also sprinkled with quiet humor. For example the recipe for Big Fat Breakfast Pizza contains the advice: "Do not share with anyone who criticizes you for making pizza for breakfast." Even newcomers will be inspired to jump into the kitchen and start having fun.

The food spans a varieties of cultures. In each recipe, you can sense Chef Del's determination to prepare great-tasting foods that embody health and are fun to make. He creatively substitutes whole food ingredients for oils, meat, and dairy, using uncomplicated cooking techniques he carefully explains.

Even more, Chef Del tells you why he cooks this way, sharing his battles with obesity, yo-yo dieting, and isolation with unflinching detail. His weight issues started with his parents' divorce when he was age six, and he was on a medically supervised diet by the time he was eight. This escalated to the dangerous weight of 475 pounds when he was in his forties. Hence Chef Del's new philosophy of eating: a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet that brought him down to 230 pounds now. He shares his guidelines with 5 basic rules of nutrition and 10 dietary mistakes of excess and deficiency.

Whether you are interested in losing weight, cooking healthier, or just eating great-tasting food, you will be happy with this book.


The Pillars of Health: Your Foundations for Lifelong Wellness
The Pillars of Health: Your Foundations for Lifelong Wellness
Price: $11.26

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Have Fun While Getting Healthy, November 17, 2013
John Pierre, the well-known nutrition and fitness consultant, challenges one-dimensional views of health in his book The Pillars of Health. He describes four categories of daily choices to cultivate to achieve lifelong well-being, fun, and a deep sense of satisfaction and purpose. Even more, this book is suffused with compassion and caring for readers. You will feel like John Pierre is your personal coach, cheering you on to make better choices without demanding perfection.

The author's solutions are infused with playfulness, delight, and delicious taste. John Pierre gives you hundreds of specific, practical steps, complete with photos, stories, and recipe ideas, to strengthen each of the pillars of health, rebuilding them from the ground up if you need to. You will find out about nourishing foods, creative stimulation for you mind, fun ways to move, and a compassionate way of relating to your fellow beings.

If you want to get permanently healthy and have fun doing it, this book will be your guide.


C Crane Co COBS CC Solar Observer Wind Up Radio with AM FM Weather and built in LED Flashlight and AC Adapter
C Crane Co COBS CC Solar Observer Wind Up Radio with AM FM Weather and built in LED Flashlight and AC Adapter
Offered by C. Crane
Price: $64.95

1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and short lived, October 11, 2013
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This just stopped working for no apparent reason after a few months. I need to find the receipt so I can hopefully return it. Since I recently moved, my papers are a bit disorganized. Don't waste your money on this junk.
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Lifelong Running: Overcome the 11 Myths About Running and Live a Healthier Life
Lifelong Running: Overcome the 11 Myths About Running and Live a Healthier Life
by Ruth Heidrich
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.23
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring love of funning, October 11, 2013
Dr. Ruth Heidrich is a well-known runner who has won numerous gold medals in her 45 years of competing in marathons and triathlons. She aims to reignite your childhood habit of quick movement, and her love of running is infectious. In fact, of the many things to like about this book, Ruth's positive outlook, encouragement, and shared experiences top my list. You start out the book running across the Sydney Harbour Bridge with her, and the fun never stops.

Lifelong Running systematically busts 11 common myths about this sport, using science, success stories, and the personal experiences of Ruth and her collaborator, Martin Rowe. Although grounded in science, this is not a technical book. Ruth really wants you to get started at whatever level you are at. She describes the necessities of running as proper shoes and socks, and clothes that allow free movement and absorb sweat. Everything else is optional. Her common sense advice short circuits excuses to delay.

Whether you haven't run in decades and are looking for a way to get fit, or you love to run and want to enjoy some great descriptions of the rewards and challenges of the sport, you will get a lot out of this book. It certainly has me moving faster.


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