Content tagged with "health"

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Book Review
May 31, 2021
316

“This is a sobering book. It’s about dying, and what we can and should do at the end of someone’s life. But it’s a necessary book. The American medical system is designed to keep people alive, no…”

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Book Review
April 4, 2019
220

“I love Atul Gawande, but I didn’t love this book. It wasn’t what I expected, which I normally take as my own fault, but I don’t think it’s what anyone would expect from this book. But, first, the book…”

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
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Book Review
January 7, 2016
296

“A shockingly good book about the history of the greatest disease Man has ever known. The author tracks the history of cancer from when it was first identified in 4,500 BC through to the present day….”

Every Body Matters: Strengthening Your Body to Strengthen Your Soul
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August 18, 2020
102

“A good look at the Christian/Biblical teachings behind physical fitness and a health diet. Turns out, sloth and gluttony are the two deadly sins we tend to cast a blind eye to, because they’re…”

Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome
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December 9, 2020
275

“This book could be boiled down to three words: ‘Eat more plants.’ That’s it. That’s the whole book. This is one of situations where someone has a small idea, and they just beat the hell out of it for…”

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
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November 11, 2019
156

“Thrilling story of a cholera outbreak in London in the 1850s, and the physician who tracked down the source. At the time, illness was thought to come from ‘bad air,’ but a physician named John Snow…”

An Introduction to Community & Public Health
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Book Review
April 10, 2017
123

“A client is considering a project having to do with community health, so I read this for background. It’s an introductory textbook and succeeds in providing a broad view on the topic. I was surprised…”

The Mindful Diet: How to Transform Your Relationship with Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health
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Book Review
October 17, 2016
42

“I did not write a review for this book.”