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Never Be Sick Again: Health Is a Choice, Learn How to Choose It

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One day Raymond Francis, a chemist and a graduate of MIT, found himself in a hospital, battling for his life. The diagnosis: acute chemical hepatitis, chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivities, and several autoimmune syndromes, causing him to suffer fatigue, dizziness, impaired memory, heart palpitations, diarrhea, numbness, seizures and numerous other ailments. Kno ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Health Communications Inc
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Dec 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I have to say that, compared to most Americans, I lead a fairly healthy lifestyle. I cook almost everything my family consumes from scratch. We rarely dine out (except for a weekly foray to a local Lebanese restaurant where we can find inexpensive entrees made from fresh vegetables and lentils.) I drink unsweetened tea and water. I do not purchase food that comes in boxes. I do not purchase pre-prepared foods except for the occasional emergency carry out at a health food store. I take a daily su ...more
Heidi Harvey
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was ok

I didn't finish this book. It had alot of things that truly made sense but if you live the way this guy suggest you would literally have to live in a remote jungle or mountain region away from EVERYTHING. I am not exaggerating. Lots of good information but very very extreme.
Erin Henry
Jan 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: foodie
I'm just not convinced yet. This man was very sick and conventional medicine could not help him. Through avoiding toxins and improving his diet he did become better. His advice is just so radical, I don't see how people can implement it all. When I read it I was so overwhelmed with all the dangers in food and the environment; and his advice on what to do that I was tempted to just give up on changing anything. I almost wish he had a baby step version of his book. I do agree that we need to be be ...more
Mindi Rosser
The elusive Fountain of Youth preoccupies the minds of our population in this Dr. Oz inspired media delusion. Whole Grains or Low Carbs? High protein or Vegetarian? How can one determine the path to blissful health with the plethora of contradicting science-supported nutritional plans?

Never Be Sick Again by Raymond Francis seeks to demystify the path to wellness through its information overloaded pages. His approach to healing employs the use of a pyramid as a graphic explanation. This pyramid i
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book changed my life.

Many would tell you that, and I'm one of them. I'm not striving to seem more unique than others in my review; I just want to give this book -this great man- justice.

Raymond had suffered from a fatal illness some twenty years ago, and he was on his death bed, but he came back to full health (real one this time).

It wasn't some miraclous recovery or some miracle cure; it was simply a lifestyle. A few changes here and there took him out of bed and back on his feet with a ne
John Patrick Morgan
Jan 15, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: donated, my-top-10
At times the simplicity of the applications of the principles in the book are quite arrogant and ignorant. The promises are of epic proportions. Also the book spent lots of time on what to avoid and in comparison little time on what to seek. A large amount of solutions were directions towards the author's website.

However, the fundamental ideas in the book have given me a solid foundation to place my intuition upon and will largely impact my life through giving me a new perspective on health. Th
Toby Neal
I was so hoping this book had something new to say, but other than listing "6 pathways to health" and emphasizing that each consumer is responsible to for their own health rather than depending on the medical profession, there was litte new information to be had.

Also I bought it as a Kindle book and I don't think that's the way to go with informational books; it was too hard to skim and skip as I like to do with such topics. The writing style was a bit pompous and heavy-handed and I had to read
Valerie Snow
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
First, let me say that there is no way that I could fully implement this lifestyle. However, this book is packed with useful information that has increased my awareness of what I am eating and feeding to my family. I hope to make better and better nutritional choices as time goes by. I am also hoping that others begin to be more aware of our agriculture and food industries. I hope that consumers continue to demand better, healthier food, so that it becomes more readily available and affordable. ...more
Jul 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book changed my life. I read it in it's entirety in a few hours. Francis elegantly explains the reason for all disease. He then proceeds to describe all of the ways people become sick using personal anecdotes and demonstrating how we can avoid sickness. Yes Raymond Francis owns a heath products business and Yes he promotes his business in his book (and rightfully so). But that doesn't make the information in this book any less valuable. Not only that, but he suggests other brands you can bu ...more
Oct 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
This book is truly one of those eye-opening and life changing books. It's hard to get through at times because of so much information, but if you truly break down and analyze every section, it will be a book worth reading. I'd recommend this book to anyone serious about taking charge of their health. Truly a must read.
May 06, 2017 rated it liked it
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Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
great writer! Makes you realize lots of things related to your health.
Alaeddin Hallak
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has forever changed my view of health and disease. It's an absolutely essential read for everyone. Period.
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great book. I highly recommend
Sandra Munger
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Interesting concept - keep your cells healthy and you will not have any disease. Somethings I didn't agree with and he missed a major item. But following this would probably help your health
Aisha Alhammadi
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
one of the most beneficial books that i came across. the amount of information in it is very awakening. just one concern that its not upgraded or updated since it's published in 2002. medicine and research are improving by time and scientist make all the possible efforts to cause no harm. i advice every individual to read such books. well done to the author and his good investment in such crucial topics.
Jun 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lena by: Rose Hillbrand
Shelves: book-club
2009 book review
well, i’m gonna cheat and post my reply before i’m all the way through this book. but i’m finished with the last pathway, and so i only have the conclusion left. anyway, this book was definately an eye opener. i’m not really much into self help books, and i’m very skeptical of them, including this one. but, i have been sick a lot the last couple of years, so i thought i’d read it with an open mind and try out some of the suggestions. there is so much information it’s hard to proc
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I became aware of this book from a podcast Dr. Liz Lipski's podcast called "Access to Health Experts." You can find a link to that podcast at her other website Dr. Lipski has her doctorate in nutrition and she interviews some of the most noted health experts in the field of integrative and natural medicine. Dr. Lipski interviewed Raymond Francis and I have to say I was so impressed with the interview I had to get the book. I have recently been looking into alternative ...more
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I will admit that I have become more jaded with my own health journey. As I continue to read alternative health books I am distraught at the mis-information taught to me in college. I am disturbed that my doctors have lost the ability to think for themselves and open their minds to new (and some really old) ideas about health care. This book really solidifies my belief that modern health care is really death care. Heath care waits until you are sick and then smothers your symptoms with no regard ...more
May 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book will change the way you think about health and illness. Yes, there are some ideas that are kinda out there, and most people would not be able to implement many of them even if they wanted to (not practical at all). But the main messages, that health is a choice and that people have much more control over their health than most realize, and that all illnesses have some very fundamental things in common, are spot on and important concepts to understand in my opinion. That being said, I t ...more
Xi Wang
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I remember I felt chronically fatigue last year, and was exhausted simply after lecturing and didn't wanna do anything else, until I realized it might be the problem of my diet after reading the book. The modern meat, dairy product, make believe food and so on are highly toxic, the book raises the awareness of what I am eating and really is an eye opener. It shares the spirit with traditional Chinese medicine in many ways, our body should be treated as a whole system rather than just curing the ...more
Mohammad alshawan
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good book ,it gives us a choice on how to live a healthy life .
Joscyln Day
Mar 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone...
Recommended to Joscyln by: my cousing
My son just deleted all that I wrote but anyways I'm only on page 50 right now and it has over 300 pages but I really like what I have read so far about this guys theories on health. I don't have much time to read but I think this is an excellent book for anyone really interested in living a healthy happy life.
Susan Margaret
Nov 05, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: health
It's an ok book, but it could have been written in 200 pages instead of 343. Some of the information is a bit repetitive. I was amazed to learn that the "fresh" produce in the grocery stores is not actually "fresh" or necessarily full of the vitamins that we expect. I would recommend this book. It is fast and easy reading.
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's very interesting, although not well referenced. I have read enough books on health that the information he shares resonates with other things that I've read which are well referenced. I think if someone is interested enough in restoring or improving their health - his recommendations have validity.
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It points out exactly why so many people are getting sick and why their excuses aren't working anymore. It shows that you can't just blame sickness on your genes so you can live an unhealthy life. If you aren't ready to take responsibility for the decisions you make regarding your health, you may not like this book. Otherwise I would definitely recommend it.
Haider Shamsali
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this book has changed my life . it is amazing book
Mar 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
I met the author recently and was fascinated by his story and enthusiasm.

This book has the potential to change and possibly even save your life.

While I am aware that he is also trying to sell you supplements, he makes an incredibly convincing case for why you need them.

Jan 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book explains in detail how our bodies work. Every disease we have is because our cells aren't healthy. This book teaches us what we have to do to become healthy again. Thanks Brandon for giving it to me.
There are only two diseases - 1) deficiency, and 2) toxicity in our cells!
Cheam Baker
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Audacious title. Much hate for the American medical establishment, but if you can make it past those two this book is packed with eye opening health learning and many small things you can do to live better and healthier.
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Raymond Francis, DSc, MSc, RNC, is a chemist, and a graduate of MIT, and a registered nutrition consultant. Raymond is an internationally recognized leader in the field of optimal health maintenance, chairman and CEO of Beyond Health Corporation, the publisher of Beyond Health News, host and producer of the Beyo

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