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Wheat Belly
Wheat Belly
by William Davis
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.99
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best diet book ever!, June 24 2012
This review is from: Wheat Belly (Paperback)
Truly a transformational book in revealing what profit does to food and what large non-accountable corporations do to achieve the bottom-line. Written for both non-medical and medical people with fairly balanced anecdotal evidence (weak in my view but gets to the point) and well-referenced research to point out truly the evil nature of modern wheat. What an eye-opener! A great reference source. Page 210 is the essence, but the entire book is readable and mixed with humourous remarks and analogies. The world needs to unite against wheat!

Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About
Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About
by Kevin Trudeau
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 8.50
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a dangerous author!, Jan. 23 2012
This guy should be banned from publishing such untruths. He is on the verge of convincing the ignorant from following some of his very biased and wrong beliefs. How could he possibly claim that immunizations are dangerous when millions of lives have been saved due to it! Where would western medicine be if we did not have antibiotics and modern advances in treating diseases? Sure, healthy diets and eating organic foods free of pesticides are the way to go, and I support his claims to better lives due to it, but to eat those things and to claim cures for diseases, is a far stretch of imagination, if not ludicrous. Where did he find research for that? or to just claim it based on "experience" not unlike what naturopathic medicine is based on--just a lot of beliefs and not on any rigorous scientific evidence. When he makes billions as he claims he did, then this kind of money should afford him the ability to carry out trials of these natural medicines that he claims can save lives, instead of contradicting with assertion that they don't have sufficient funds to carry out research with these naturopathic medicines... What a waste of my time. It seems every other page encourage you to check his website, and hence another way of paying more to be a member of his brainwashed followers.

Retail Superstars
Retail Superstars
by George Whalin
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars an inspiration for all small business owners, June 9 2010
This review is from: Retail Superstars (Hardcover)
Not exactly a guide on how to become a super retailer but certainly inspirational to get a superficial view of how some of these small businesses are so successful. The problem is that we don't know how well these companies actually do because there were no numbers to explain exactly how much money these companies are actually making. It would be helpful to expand the book and dive further into details of how these companies in fact perform financially, and if the managers/employees/owners can reveal their bits of wisdom.

The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
by George Friedman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 20.06
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wild predictions for future, June 9 2010
Let just say that I shook my head so many times in disagreements that I wanted to drop the book, but I kept on reading because some of his ideas do have some validity. I don't agree that China will only be a minor influence in future geopolitics. The reasons are that China is united in language, and in a way religion. There is a certain asian confucious understanding that if the central government plans major changes, the people would follow. Hence this paternalistic and centralist country can make major shifts in many areas--military, technology, and economy--much faster and easier than more democratic countries. China has its tentacles all over the world, and will be able to sense the shifts in power and influence. It might not be aggressive in invading another country like the USA on Iraq, but it will be able to influence collaboration--even with "evil axis" countries...due to the culture of harmony instilled in asian minds. As for Mexico being a major force against the USA, it is just ludicrous. Mexico is such a corrupt and ineffectual country that they will have a hard time making any major paradigm shifts such as building a military force capable of attacking the US. These are just some of the predictions that he made that just didn't make sense to me. He also has little faith in dramatic changes that a single president can make. I hope Barack will prove him wrong.

Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller
Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller
by Jeff Rubin
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting and provocative, June 9 2010
I found the book easy to read and the predictions soberingly realistic. The problem that I find is that the statistics on the actual available petroleum supplies--is difficult to predict how long the oil will continue to lubricate the world's present economy... Is it really 50 yrs from now, I have read somewhere that there could be another 200 yrs worth of oil on earth...so these dire predictions might not come about for a while. Despite that, the problem is not so much oil per se, but the fact that corporations are putting profits ahead of socially and ecological accountabilities and responsibilities. Companies/individuals and corporations must be held acccountable for all of the havoc that they wreak on the earth, on our environment and our health... What we need is a world court where these individuals/corporations could be indicted for their neglience of manufacturing products for consumers without any regard for the environment and the people on this earth. Effluents and air pollution doesn't affect just locally, but affect all over the world...

10 Conversations You Need To Have With Your Children
10 Conversations You Need To Have With Your Children
by Shmuley Boteach
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 16.92
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the few good guidebooks for parents, June 9 2010
I must say that reading this book led me to many wonderful books by Boteach. I find that his best book is "Parenting with Fire". This one is more for families with older kids, not todders... But I plan to review it once my kids are older. It would be a good addition to anyone's personal library. The religion bit is a bit hard to swallow for an agnostic but other parts are wonderful. I find that his writing is simple yet informative. I also heard him on tv once and he didn't seem like the same person--he has a dry sense of humor and makes odd comments that I couldn't understand why, he seems to have an internal issue that has not been resolved--it could be due to the fact that the author's father left and moved to another part of the country, affecting his internal sense of balance and self-esteem. He had the appearance of a man who has not reached the epitome of contentment or happiness... even though his books do show his wisdoms despite a young age.

Parenting With Fire Lighting Up The Family
Parenting With Fire Lighting Up The Family
by Shmuley Boteach
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great book to inspire parents!, June 9 2010
I felt really inspired to interact with my kids more effectively and connect with them more intimately. The problem that I find is that with very tired parents, it is very difficult to be energetic all the time. The book deals with what seems to be older kids... Our kids are little and yet they are just full of energy and constantly want to do all kinds of things, and get easily bored... So it is difficult to keep up with them and difficult to get a wide range of activities to stimulate them. So in a way Mr. Boteach inspires us to do all those but he comes up short with concrete ideas to give to parents--especially with young kids. We like certain rules like no tv during the week, no boyfriends/girlfriends and no sleepovers... These are very sensible rules. You cannot possibly control unspeakable traumas to young kids when they are not near you. Anyhow, this is one of the best books to read for parents.

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
by Martin E. P. Seligman
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.71
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4.0 out of 5 stars authentic but not transformative happiness, June 9 2010
I would say that it is an interesting read on the research on happiness. There were some solid advices given on how to become happier... But it doesn't help to deal with internal conflicts of emotions... I would say that "Change your questions, change your life" by Marilee Adams is far more transformative and make a huge impact on me as a reader. By change the internal mental questions, it actually lead to greater happiness. Martin would do well to use this technique that Marilee teaches so incredibly effective.

The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want
The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want
by Sonja Lyubomirsky
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.00
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lead a happier life!, June 9 2010
The book is a great compilation of research done on happiness. The problem is that the author is too wordy at times, as well as colloquial in her tones. I felt that she had many very good ideas on how to bring about happiness--but they are often buried in the stories or long paragraphs. It would be much better to highlight the points and support it with evidence or anecdotes... Overall better and more memorable than other happiness books that I read.

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know
by Meg Meeker M.D.
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 15.16
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great book for fathers with daughters, June 9 2010
I find that most of the advices in here are helpful. The only part I found difficult to absorb is how the author tries to convert readers to become religious, so that "God" replaces the father at times when the daughter needs "someone" to listen to, to talk to and to pray to. It may be a good idea, but for atheists and agnostics, this seems like a very foreign and difficult concept to take seriously. Any other ideas Meg? Despite this, the book is easy to read and the advices well-thought out.

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