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Power to the Patient: The Treatments To Insist On When You're Sick
Power to the Patient: The Treatments To Insist On When You're Sick
by Isodore Rosenfeld M.D.
Edition: Hardcover
29 used & new from CDN$ 0.65

5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK - HIGHLY ENLIGHTENING!, Feb. 25 2002
With so many patients and physicians running on overload, the lack of adequate health care is certainly evident - at least in my country. Yes, there are some fantastic, compassionate doctors out there, at least we hope there are, but all too often we run across those who hurry us in one door and out the other quicker than a fast food restaurant. I have had some horrendous experiences with doctors in the past who, when not being able to diagnose a problem, tell you that every ailment from sore muscles to stomach pain is either hormones or stress, simply because they do not know what other "label" to put on it. We go to the doctors expecting THEM to tell us what treatment we need, not the other way around. After all, they are the professionals who graduated from medical school.
I particularly liked this book, written by a doctor, because it provides us with information on over forty very common illnesses and ailments, and the author gives us a clear understanding of the diseases and the treatment we should expect or ask for. He provided me with more information than any doctor in my community has ever provided. Rosenfeld seems like the type of doctor we all dream of finding but, alas, many of us sail through life and never do. As for his sense of humour, it would brighten the day of any patient. His warmth, compassion, concern and expertise beam through the pages of the book. If, by chance, he ever decides to relocate, I hope fate guides him to my little corner of the world - we DESPERATELY need more Rosenfeld's in the world. Readers will value the book for its expert advice and admire the author for his beside manner and compassionate, light-hearted human nature.

The Hunted
The Hunted
by Alan Jacobson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars sUSPENSE IN SLOW MOTION, Feb. 22 2002
This review is from: The Hunted (Mass Market Paperback)
The book is filled with twists and turns as Dr. Lauren Chambers, a professional therapist, goes in search of her husband, Michael, who fails to return home from a skiing trip. That is just the first step into a world of mystery, suspense and the unknown. "Hunted" is filled with excitement and the unexpected but at a slower pace than anticipated. There were parts that seemed to drag on like a soap opera in an attempt to prolong the story. Overall, it was still a book worth reading, although it lacked the punch and pace of Jacobson's "False Accusations."

Whale Done!: The Power of Positive Relationships
Whale Done!: The Power of Positive Relationships
by Kenneth Blanchard Ph.D.
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 16.93
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT LITTLE BOOK - HIGHLY INTRIGUING!, Feb. 22 2002
Positive thinking can be a powerful emotion, and that is the message revealed in this book. By researching whales as Sea World and studying their habits and emotional responses, the authors were able to apply their findings to human behaviour. Building trust, banishing negative behaviour and focusing on the positive can build strong relationships both at home and in the workplace. The book was extremely intriguing and some of the similarities between whales and the human species were both astonishing and inspirational. That, however should not surprise us. Animals in the wild do not need parenting classes or family counsellors to stress the importance of loyalty, harmony, commitment and family trust. Just as the authors have used methods of training animals, they have applied what they have learned to their personal lives to strenghten family relationships and increase productivity in the workplace without demoralizing people. That is quite an accomplishment! The book is well worth reading and most deserving of a five star rating.

When Your Body Gets the Blues: The Clinically Proven Program for Women Who Feel Tired and Stressed and Eat Too Much
When Your Body Gets the Blues: The Clinically Proven Program for Women Who Feel Tired and Stressed and Eat Too Much
by Sifu Marie-Annette Brown
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD ADVICE BUT OVERLOOK THE SALES PITCH!, Feb. 22 2002
No woman needs to be told how greatly hormone changes affect the body from adolescence through to post-menopause. Chronic fatigue, unexplained annoying aches and pains, mood swings from depression to anxiety, and weight gain are just a few of the end results. A low serotonin level can play havoc with our body and a good number of women do not know how to relieve the problem. Some physicians will pick up on it, while others will not. Quite often when a women visits her physician in her thirties, and there is no obvious medical condition to be found, physicians all to quickly point the finger at family stress, work stress, PMS, etc. Some dole out medication to treat anxiety and depression without finding the true cause of the problem in the first place; that is nothing more than a band-aid treatment. The cure can be worse than the symptoms. During the forties, fifties and beyond, unexplained symptoms are, all too quickly, automatically diagnosied as a product of menopause or post-menopasue without thoroughly doing an in-depth investigation.
Relief can often be found in alternative solutions to medication, such as changing one's lifestyle through diet, exercise, and finding stress relief through meditation, biofeedback, keeping sexual active in a loving relationship, or simply doing whatever gives YOU peace of mind and relaxation. Stress and it's therapy are an individual affair. What stresses one may not stress another, and subsequently, what relieves stress for one may not relieve stress for another. This book contains suggestions for alternate healing, as opposed to medication. The author uses a drug-free therapy for banishing the body blues. The book contains some very helpful advice; however, the one minor turn-off of the book was the fact the author seemed to be pushing the sale of her own "miracle vitamin tablet" as the cure-all for the "blues." For that the book lost a star in the rating as the book began to take on the tone of a "high-pitched sales promotion." Her blues treatment may work, but the same vitamins can also be found in any pharmacy or health food store.

How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food
How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food
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4.0 out of 5 stars GETTING BACK TO THE BASICS, Feb. 19 2002
I do not think there is any question that most of us "know how to eat" as the title implies. As a matter of fact, many people know how to eat only too well and have the shape and health problems to prove it. It is more a question of what to eat and how much. This book is not your basic cookbook, although it does contain recipes. It is, rather, a matter of "how to cook". From how to roast a chicken to making soup stock, the book contains a lot of "how to's." The book is well written and the author's writing style is unique and enjoyable. However, some of the recipes did not exactly meet my expectations taste-wise, and that was the one downfall of the book. As for the instructional aspect of "how to cook", the book was excellent and would be most beneficial for those who are novices in the kitchen.

Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children
Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children
by Michael Thompson Ph.D.
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE SOCIAL ASPECT OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT, Feb. 19 2002
For parents with a desire to learn more about the psychological development of their child and the profound impact of peer pressure, this book contains some valuable information. The book deals with various aspects of development such as rejection, neglect and acceptance. The book helps the reader to understand how those elements can have a psychological influence on the child and their social interaction with others.
An extremely important section of the book deals with the school system itself and how changes need to be made to better adapt the learning environment to a childs emotional needs if the child is to development in a positive and socially acceptable manner. The book has been well researched and would be of particular interest not only to parents, but anyone invovled with the care and education of children.

The Three Pigs
The Three Pigs
by David Wiesner
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 15.67
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5.0 out of 5 stars CUTE AS....A PIG'S EAR!, Feb. 18 2002
This review is from: The Three Pigs (Hardcover)
Who hasn't heard of the old-time favourite classic for children, "The Three Little Pigs"? This delightful book has all the adventures of the original three little pigs and then some. The illustrations and cute adventures which take place in Wiesner's book are sure to produce a smile or two. You will find a dragon, the cat-in the fiddle and the cow jumping over the moon - and who said, "pigs don't fly?" This is a beautiful book that is bound to warm the heart of any young child. It makes a terrific bedtime story or anytime story and what a wonderful way to share one of those special moments with your child.

8 Minutes in the Morning: A Simple Way to Start Your Day That Burns Fat and Sheds the Pounds
8 Minutes in the Morning: A Simple Way to Start Your Day That Burns Fat and Sheds the Pounds
by Jorge Mauer
Edition: Hardcover
58 used & new from CDN$ 0.39

4.0 out of 5 stars EIGHT MINUTES - BUT IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING, Feb. 18 2002
Eight minutes - now, that is something that really appeals to someone who lives in fast-paced work world. No more strenuous workouts or time consuming and expensive trips to the gym. What I like about the book is the total combination of exercise, nutrition and lifestyle changes. While you may be prepared to devote eight minutes each morning to getting back in shape, what really needs to take place is a permanent change in your routine if the weight is to come off and stay off. Eight minutes of exercise will definitely not help if you continue to eat burgers and fries for lunch and munch-out on half a cheesecake for a bedtime snack. So, if readers are misguided into thinking eight minutes of exercise is all it takes, they should take into consideration, the nutritional information and suggestions for long-term lifestyle changes that are also mentioned in the book. Overall, I really like the concepts presented here and the book is one worth reading.

Top Secret Restaurant Recipes: Creating Kitchen Clones from America's Favorite Restaurant Chains
Top Secret Restaurant Recipes: Creating Kitchen Clones from America's Favorite Restaurant Chains
by Todd Wilbur
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC RECIPES TO TICKLE YOUR TASTE BUDS!, Feb. 18 2002
Although I have travelled a great deal over the years, in my little corner of the world we are not blessed with such restaurants as the Hard Rock Cafe, the Olive Garden, etc. and this book is the next best thing to being there. Many "clone recipes" can be found on the internet, and some in other knock-off cookbooks, but none come so close to the real thing as the recipes in this book. Red Robin's Mountain High Mud Pie is sinfully delicious, calories and all, and the Watermelon Ribs from the Hard Rock Cafe are absolutely mouth-watering. If you are looking for the next best thing to being there, this book is certainly it! Not all the recipes are quick and easy but they certainly are worth the time and effort.

Simply Romantic Nights: Discover Intimacy in a New Light with Book(s)
Simply Romantic Nights: Discover Intimacy in a New Light with Book(s)
by Dennis Rainey
Edition: Paperback
19 used & new from CDN$ 24.39

2.0 out of 5 stars CUTE AND WHIMSICAL...BUT NOTHING TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE!, Feb. 14 2002
The book earned two stars because it brings out the importance of strong communication in romantic relationships. However, there was nothing new or exciting found among these pages that we have not heard at least a thousand times before. While some of the suggestions might lead to romantic nights, I found them to be extremely childish in nature. If you are in your twenties when everything love is new and you have not yet had to cope with the everyday trials and tribulations of life, these ideas might work. However by the time one reaches their forties, fifties and beyond, you have probably already tried all the cute little suggestions found here and are looking for something more substantial on a higher maturity level. Personally, I would be far more intrigued by an intimate candlelight dinner for two, or spending a romantic week-end for two at my favourite get-away, as opposed to leaving each other "little cutsey coloured cards." For many, there is certainly nothing in the book that will start your heart racing or your hormones raging!

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