Entertainingly written, but after looking ahead at the diet portion of this book, it is not for me. I won't be wasting my time, so can't give this a rEntertainingly written, but after looking ahead at the diet portion of this book, it is not for me. I won't be wasting my time, so can't give this a rating. Nothing against the book - I do believe that diet is a major player in the host of auto-immune diseases plaguing our nation. However, the diet is very heavily focused on fish and did not look like it could be modified for a vegetarian.
Book description: The average American diet (even when we're making what we think are healthy choices) is inflaming our immune systems. But with Dr. Chilton's revolutionary, all-natural dietary program, you can learn how to choose foods that will help prevent, treat, and reverse the effects of this secret epidemic in as few as seven days....more
Aside from the very misleading title, this is a solid, informative book. Comprehensive, but nothing new. Very common sense advice which could have beeAside from the very misleading title, this is a solid, informative book. Comprehensive, but nothing new. Very common sense advice which could have been summed up far more succinctly, but if you know nothing on the subject it will give you a good general background.
Book description: In clear, everyday language, William Meggs, M.D., explains what causes inflammation, its relationship to disease in the body, and what steps readers can take to minimize their risk....more
A fascinating look at the lives of single women over the last 150 years or so, through the eyes of a young journalist coming to terms with the by nowA fascinating look at the lives of single women over the last 150 years or so, through the eyes of a young journalist coming to terms with the by now outdated expectation that women must be married to lead happy and fulfilling lives. She also writes about the lives of 5 other women writers who served as her role models. I think there is much more that could be said about this topic, since she looks mostly at women who did not want to marry and have families (some of them did anyway) and made choices that fostered their independence. To me, a spinster is someone not independent by choice, and who has not come to terms with their unmarried and unloved state. A spinster, to me, has neither husband nor boyfriend nor female partner. She throws all single women, divorced, widowed, and otherwise into the spinster category. So I was kind of expecting something else from this book, but judged on what it is, she writes well and it did make me think from time to time.
Book description: “Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman’s existence.” So begins Spinster, a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single. Using her own experiences as a starting point, journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick invites us into her carefully considered, passionately lived life, weaving together the past and present to examine why she—along with over 100 million American women, whose ranks keep growing—remains unmarried....more