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Old 01-06-2008, 08:25 AM   #1
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I just finished "What's in This Stuff: The Hidden Toxins in Everyday Products and What You Can Do About Them." Great book- quite informative but not inflammatory at all.

I'm making a big effort to live simpler and less toxic right now and this is a book with a bunch of suggestions for making the necessary changes and gaining the necessary education to do so.

Anyone else reading some great stuff lately? I'm soon to have a bunch of time on my hands.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:53 AM   #2
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"Never Be Sick Again" Very good book and easy read....right up the whole toxin and health alley.

Also a book called "Ultra-prevention" was an interesting read by the MDs who are the med directors at the Canyon Ranch. They have a new one out now too, didn't read it...probably will at some time but after a while it's just all the same advice and information.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:16 AM   #3
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This thread is running over at the CF boards:

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=25682

Good stuff
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:25 AM   #4
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"Never Be Sick Again" Very good book and easy read....right up the whole toxin and health alley.

Also a book called "Ultra-prevention" was an interesting read by the MDs who are the med directors at the Canyon Ranch. They have a new one out now too, didn't read it...probably will at some time but after a while it's just all the same advice and information.
I must admit I had met and consulted with the nutritionist who helped coauthor the Ultra Prevention book to help with reducing CHOL and lowering blood glucose. This was 1.5 yrs ago. She recommended the standard eating plan--low fat and high low glycemic carbs which was what I was doing as a vegetarian at the time. WIthin a few months aI had met my CF trainer and e helped convince me to reverse that and start to zone etc. I also at his insistence became a carnivore after 14 yrs!! Slowly paleo crept in and now its IF. Anyway to make a long story short--the nutritionist told me to never do those things at all....I think my bloods prove the point though:

Oct 27, 2006
chol total 168
HDL 54
Chol/HDL ratioo 3.1
LDL
102
Triglycerides 61
HA1C 6.0

Oct 19, 2007
Chol total 156
HDL 63
Chol/HDL ratio 2.5
LDL 85
Triglycerides 41

HA1C 5.9
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:27 AM   #5
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I liked this book Play as If your Life Depends on it. Its sorta a paleo approach to fitness!
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I must admit I had met and consulted with the nutritionist who helped coauthor the Ultra Prevention book to help with reducing CHOL and lowering blood glucose. This was 1.5 yrs ago. She recommended the standard eating plan--low fat and high low glycemic carbs which was what I was doing as a vegetarian at the time.
Yeah I havent read it in a while, I am sure they do the "status" quo of nutritionitst, but I did like all the other information about healing and detoxifying the body naturally as a better way to treat illness (rather than mainstream medications). Then again....I never listen to anyone once they say they are a "nutritionist"...as I am pretty sure they will not like my views on how meat and fat are the staple of my diet...and if I could roll a steak in a bar of butter I would probably do so!
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:48 PM   #7
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I liked this book Play as If your Life Depends on it. Its sorta a paleo approach to fitness!
I will second this. I just recently read it.

I am currently reading The Geography of Nowhere. It's an indictment of automobile based suburbia in the US. Makes me want to pack up and move to Europe.
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