The Case Against Sugar

I read Gary Taubes’s new book The Case Against Sugar twice. First I read it in manuscript, then in galley proof. My intention was to write a review of it to be posted around the book’s publication date, but on or just before pub date a dozen other reviews hit the web. Consequently, some of […]

Great book on ketogenic diet for 99¢

  Just a quick note to give everyone a heads up that the Kindle version of Ash Simmonds’ book Principia Ketogenica is on sale at Amazon.com for a mere 99 cents.  Grab a copy quickly because I don’t know how long this price will last. I purchased the Kindle version as soon as I was alerted […]

The Big Fat Surprise

  This review of The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz is the most difficult and demanding I have ever written. It is demanding for a couple of reasons. First, it is psychologically demanding on me because I want to write a review so good it inspires everyone to buy the book immediately and read […]

2012 Bestsellers

  I used to do these bestseller posts quarterly, but, then again, I used to post a lot more on everything than I have lately.  I had forgotten about these lists until I put out the call for ideas for blog posts.  Many of you warmed my heart by requesting more info on the books […]

Free book on heartburn

I just discovered that Dr. Norm Robillard’s excellent book on the causes and treatment of heartburn, Fast Tract Digestion Heartburn, is available free on Kindle. I don’t know how long it will remain free, but I wanted to get this post up and out so that anyone who has heartburn or GERD can grab a […]

The best low-carb book in print

I’m going to tell you about the best low-carb book I’ve ever read. In fact, it’s exactly the book I wish I had written myself.  And I’ll tell you why I didn’t in a bit, but first I want to clear up a few misconceptions I may have spread in my last post. I get […]

Wheat Belly

Over a half decade ago Professor Jared Diamond, in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Guns, Germs, and Steel, famously wrote “The adoption of agriculture, supposedly our most decisive step toward a better life, was in many ways a catastrophe from which we have never recovered.” Dr Diamond was referring, of course, to the devolution of human […]