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Your Body Doesn't Lie: Introduction to Behavioural Kinesiology [Paperback]

John Diamond
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May 1997 1870845250 978-1870845250

A simple muscle test can tell you what stimuli can strengthen or weaken you--how your body responds to stress, posture, specific foods, emotions, and your entire social and physical environments. Based on the role of the thymus gland in regulating body energy, this laboratory-tested method can guide you into a more vital, healthier way of life. Begin benefiting now from Dr. John Diamond's unique, personal synthesis of developments in psychiatry, preventive medicine, kinesiology, nutrition, and music therapy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading June 13 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the first of Dr. Diamond's books that I read, and it's easy to see why it became a best-seller. Dr. Diamond looks in detail at some of the aspects of our lives that affect us negatively, and gives simple, effective ways of overcoming these stresses. I have incorporated Dr. Diamond's suggestions in my normal working day for many years now, and I have found them to be enormously beneficial.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and inspiring - essential! May 29 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I first read this book in the early 1980s, and I have referred to it ever since for its highly practical suggestions on ways to reduce stress and enhance creativity. I have also used Diamond's discussion of "Stress and Cerebral Balance" as a text in teaching communication in college courses. While I understand that the use of kinesiological testing by those not professionally trained has turned out to be a more difficult and complex matter than suggested in this early work, the results of Dr. John Diamond's research are as relevant today as they were when this book was first published in 1979. This book truly laid the groundwork for Dr. Diamond's wonderful subsequent writings, which have developed and refined his work. And here, as always, Dr. Diamond's prose is wonderful reading -- robust, down-to-earth, and entertaining!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Health Classic June 2 2003
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This book is a classic of its kind. Although it is probably best known for its discussion of the kinesiological muscle test, it is ultimately more important for showing that stimuli, whether physical or otherwise, effect our Life Energy constantly for better or worse. Furthermore, these effects tend to be the same for all observers: uncousciously, this painting, that food and so on all effect us the same, regardless of what we think in our conscious minds. This, of course, is a remarkable discovery, and the implications of it have been explored more fully by Dr. Diamond in many of his subsequent works. In short, this has to be one of the most important health books of the twentieth century.
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When I first read this book in the early 80's, it profoundly changed my life. The idea that there is an innate body wisdom that guides us, physically as well as ethically and spiritually, was a revelation to me. And the fact that this body wisdom could be known through objective means was a real eye (and heart!)opener. Dr. Diamond's pioneering work with the thymus gland is the basis for much of current immunology as well as mind-body therapy and interpersonal ethics. This is a classic that everyone interested in holistic health should read -- as well as everyone who practices holistic medicine or purports to to use kinesiological testing therapeutically.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST book out there for beginners. Jan. 27 2000
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This book is excellent for beginners. It tells you the how's, what's where's and why's. It gives you are start on how to do it and the basics about why it works. I am an experienced muscle tester and this book started me off well. The person who wrote the 1 star review probably didn't invest any time into the book. If you put nothing in you get nothing out. But this book doesn't even require much investment. It is very easy to read, I finished it for the first time in 2 days. I still keep coming back to it. For a more advanced book, go to "Your Body Can Talk". That is much more in depth.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't get through it... May 29 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I just never really could "get into" this book. It doesn't "read well" - explanations were cumbersome and borderline boring. The author tells us quite a bit about how the world we live in is not healthy for us - perhaps true; but I am not yet willing to live in a bubble to stay healthy...
While I expected more information regarding muscle testing for body weaknesses and determining alternative health needs, the author focuses more on proving what substances are bad for us - white sugar, auto exhaust, flourescent lighting, synthetic clothing materials, the list goes on...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Has Changed My Life Jan. 29 2000
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I first read this book in 1984. At that time I knew nothing about the work of the thymus gland in the body, and how it is affected by so many factors. Reading this book has helped me greatly in knowing how cooperate with my body to keep it healthy. It is truly valuable to know how to build the immune system and increase our life energy by making choices in our everyday lives that will help! I appreciated the chapter on stress and cerebral balance. Being a musician, it reinforced my own belief that classical music helps keep the mind and emotions in balance. In the last 16 years, I have proven the truths in this book over and over, from the ideas about foods to those about fabrics and circumstances. I have re-read this book many times, and so have my daughters, and friends. I am so happy to find that I can order copies for others from Amazon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Diamond Urges Us to Accept the Responsibility for Being Well
In this self-help manual, Dr. John Diamond urges the need for us all to take back the responsibility for being well. Read more
Published on March 6 2011 by L. C. Henderson
1.0 out of 5 stars Warning for Christians exploring this stuff...
In reading John Diamond's "Your Body Doesn't Lie", I wasn't too familiar with Applied or Behavioral Kinesiology and wasn't sure what the whole thing was about. Read more
Published on Aug. 25 2010 by Lyndon Unger
2.0 out of 5 stars Skip this and get to what counts
This is a great book full of groundbreaking research, but you can really sense how 'dated' it is and steeped in 70's pop culture self help promotional style. Read more
Published on Aug. 22 2010 by Jak
1.0 out of 5 stars A word to the sane (would give zero stars if I could)
The world is divided into various types of people with regards to applied kinesiology:
The sceptical: Any sceptic worth their salt who spends five minutes investigating this... Read more
Published on April 16 2004 by Fontwell
1.0 out of 5 stars A dubious premise
This book is premised upon the validity of applied kinesiology. While applied kineosology may be useful for a practicioner who needs intuitive guidance on which of two qualified... Read more
Published on April 21 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars An Important Work By An Early Leader In Kinesiology
From George Goodheart's pioneering work in the 1970's has evolved Applied, Clinical and Behavioral Kinesiology. Read more
Published on May 28 2000 by Bruce Boatner
4.0 out of 5 stars Good beginners book
This book is a great beginners volume on the basic physical aspects of this subject. I found the book lacking in the mental/emotional realms that could be delved into using these... Read more
Published on May 25 2000 by tamingchaos
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