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Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
by Geneen Roth
Edition: Hardcover
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THE Book About Relationships, March 21, 2010
What is happening in your life is reflected in your relationship with food. This is my one sentence summary of this book. When you think of it you realize that this is actually true and obvious, yet we needed the insight of Geneen Roth to open our eyes and point that obvious fact to most of us. The most eating disorders, whether starving or overeating, stem from our psychological problems and our inability to cope with them. If we are unhappy or broken-hearted, food is often relied upon as a quick and temporary fix to the underlying bigger problem that we are not able to deal with at this particular point in time.

This book is for all food addicts, which means for most of us. In our culture food is not only there for you when you are hungry. It also plays a major role in our social life. When you want to meet someone, you often meet them for lunch, dinner, coffee, tea, desert, etc. Wherever we go, whatever we do, we surround ourselves with food and this becomes a major problem when food turns to a drug to hide from our feelings, to anesthetize ourselves, or to escape.

But this is not all the book is about. The author shows the reader how going beyond the food and the feelings will take you into spirituality -- "to the bright center of your own life."

It is true that the way we eat mirrors the way we feel. But the opposite is also true. The author of the book titled "Your Body Maintenance Handbook" states that "by reducing sugar, meat, and coffee in our diet we can reduce aggressive behavior by 50%" He further cites old Japanese joke: "If a couple starts their day with a fight, they should recall what they ate the previous day"
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The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
by Jeff Kinney
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $11.58
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not sure...., March 18, 2010
After the series of Why Some Cats are Rascals The Wimpy Kid series is the second favorite series of my kids and we have all books of both series. I also got this book today but I am not sure if the movie will live up to our expectations. The series of books was great and I wouldn't like that the film spoil the success... Well, we'll see it tomorrow evening. For now we just cross the fingers...


The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
by Mark Sisson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $18.65

108 of 151 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Following Primal Laws, March 17, 2010
According to the author "the human species reached its evolutionary pinnacle about 10,000 years ago. After that, we started to take it easy, and get soft..." For that reason the author suggests reprogramming our genes by following primal laws that were validated by two million years of human evolution. These laws that enable us to live long and healthy, be fit and lose weight, are the following:

1. Eat lots of plants and animals
2. Avoid poisonous things.
3. Move frequently at a slow pace
4. Lift heavy things
5. Sprint once in a while
6. Get adequate sleep
7. Play
8. Get adequate sunlight
9. Avoid stupid mistakes
10. Use you brain

Some of these lows are just common sense and obvious, some others require some explanations, yet others might disagree with some people's perception. This is why you need to read the book to find out what the author really means and why. The author explains how to apply these lows in our modern society that is used to consumerism and quick fixes rather then the pursuit of health. It is often not easy and for some readers this book might be revolutionary. Especially for those who like having their coffee with skim milk rather then with cream so as not to consume too much fat. Surprisingly according to Mark Sisson eating meat, eggs, and high-fat diet is not only healthy but it is also the key to losing weight, being healthy and energetic.

Yes, do eat less carbohydrates but don't get crazy working out in your gym. Intense strength sessions and sporadic sprints can be more beneficial to your health then grueling daily cardiovascular workouts.

This book certainly deserves more than a casual glance. For those interested in more reading about the natural way of living, eating, breathing, exercising and generally living the life that the Nature has intended I suggest checking the book titled Can w e Live 150 Years?
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Detox Diets For Dummies
Detox Diets For Dummies
by Gerald Don Wootan
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.48
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tox-Free Living, March 3, 2010
If you are into healthy living then this book is for you. In addition to over 30 detoxification recipes it provides a whole array of additional information on keeping yourself healthy and clean of toxins. The author went even as far as suggesting ways for quitting smoking, losing weight and fighting allergies. It is indeed a very comprehensive guide to tox-free living. From eliminating common toxins from your body to maintaining healthy detoxification habits, the book has it almost all. I suggest combining it with another healthy living guide titled "Live 150 Years" with a few additional detoxification methods (kidneys, liver, joints and bones, etc) and even more comprehensive approach to tox-free, healthy, and long living.
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A Cat Named Squeeky
A Cat Named Squeeky
by Vic Reskovic
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.34
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Power of Purr, October 28, 2008
This review is from: A Cat Named Squeeky (Paperback)
Get this book if you love cats. You will enjoy it. You need to love cats to understand the deep bonding that exists between an owner and his cat. You will enjoy reading about all those little cat-things that might be shrugged off by other people. I call it The Power of Purr. If you don't love cats... well, then also get the book and read it - it might just convert you. Otherwise you can still give it away to someone who loves cats. Believe me, they will be grateful.

This story of a stray cat reminds me a little of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, which I highly recommend as your next reading. And to better understand what makes some cats go astray read Quest for Freedom in the first book of Boszenna Nowiki's cat series.


Why Some Cats are Rascals, Book 3
Why Some Cats are Rascals, Book 3
by Boszenna Nowiki
Edition: Paperback
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take the Oregon Trail to the land of WWW!, October 27, 2008
You don't have to be a cat lover to love this series of cat adventures. Each book from the series takes you to a different world -- from the Enchanted Forest in Book One, via Ancient Egypt and the rat infested Medieval Europe in Book Two, to the Oregon Trail and the Pioneers of America in this third book of the series. Not only each part is filled with adventure that will have your child want to read more and more, they are also filled with a lot of information about the worlds that the cats visit. In a way it is a world discovery package wrapped up with a colorful story line. The WWW in this third book connects the time of Wildly Wilde West with the present time of the internet and the World Wide Web. This is a great series of books and a perfect gift for any child. It should be a school compulsory reading. For more cat stories I highly recommend Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.


Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
by Bret Witter
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.99
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74 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Symbol of Spencer, October 27, 2008
This book is for everybody. Whether you are a child or an adult, whether you like cats or not, even whether you like reading or not! It is a really heartwarming story that reads very easy and that will fill your heart with great affection. It is a story of an extraordinary cat, a librarian, and their lives in a small Iowa town. It's a story that brought the little town of Spencer onto the world map. The Japanese television filmed Dewey, and after he died, his obituary ran in over 200 papers. But most of all, this isn't just another cat story; it's a story of survival, endurance, trust, and hope. Finally, it is a story about love and living a good life. You will understand all that after you read the final few chapters.

I highly recommend this book! You will fall in love with Dewey after reading the first few pages. I promise you that! For more heartwarming stories about another ginger cat I suggest the series of Why Some Cats are Rascals ( Book 3). Read them all - you will want to share the stories with your loved ones.
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Cats: Heartwarming and Humorous Stories about our Feline Family Members
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Cats: Heartwarming and Humorous Stories about our Feline Family Members
by Lisa Duffy-Korpics
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.71
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Are you a cat lover yet?, August 15, 2008
This is a big volume with enough cat stories to make your head spin... Cats are not like dogs - they have their own rules and they demand respect from their owners. But they are also your good friends who will purr you to sleep if you treat them with the love that they demand. Most of the stories in this book are amusing and uplifting, some of them are also heartbreaking, but all of them are entertaining. If this book makes you yearn for more cats stories, you will be well served by the series of Why Some Cats are Rascals ( Book 3)


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