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Your Body Doesn't Lie: Introduction to Behavioural Kinesiology Paperback – May 1997


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Eden Grove Editions (May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1870845250
  • ISBN-13: 978-1870845250
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,778,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jak on Aug. 22 2010
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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. Much work has been done with behavioral kinesiology since publishing this book- most remarkably Dr. David Hawkin's work on conciousness via B.K.. I would reccomend going right to his work since it's more current and uses this knowledge to explore spiritual grounds. That being said, it's a fun, easy read with some good basics in it. Thank you John Diamond for all the work you've done!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jane Raffen on June 13 2003
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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 By Michael Garber on May 29 2003
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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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By Peter Muir on 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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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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By A Customer on May 29 1999
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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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