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Book Review – The Calories In Calories Out Cookbook

A Sample of the Calories In for this recipe and the Calories Out.

The Calories In Calories Out Cookbook…Plus, the Exercise it Takes to Burn Them Off is by Catherine Jones and Elaine Trujillo (The Experiment, 2014). Catherine Jones, the recipe developer on the project, said that the idea for the book came to her after a conversation with her brother who said: “All I want is a …

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Book Review: Radical Remission, The Nine Key Factors That Can Make a Real Difference

Radical Remission

Kelly Turner is a psychotherapist who specializes in integrative oncology. She has a master’s degree in social work in the field of counseling for cancer patients. During her PhD work, she studied spontaneous healing, which she calls “radical remission”. Her book, Radical Remission, The Nine Key Factors That Can Make a Real Difference, is a …

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Book Review : The Emperor of All Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies

Reading this book was a relationship… four hundred and seventy pages on the history of cancer in the western world (plus glossary and references). The subtitle is very appropriate – this is a biography of cancer. But a biography from the western medicine view of cancer. If you are interested in other attempts to treat …

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Book Review: Slow Death by Rubber Duck, by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, Vintage Canada, 2010

Slow Death by Rubber Duck Book Cover

Admittedly, I am slow to the show with this book review. I’ve had this book on my bedside reading table for several years. Yes, years! It didn’t get shuffled to the top of the stack until I learned that the authors published their latest book, Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and …

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Cancer is A Word, Not a Sentence Book Review

Cancer is a word, not a sentence

Several years ago, I heard Dr. Robert Buckman speak on the subject of humour in palliative care. The talk was funny, sensitive and compassionate. It made my partner and me both fans of his, as much as a doctor can have a fan group. When I saw his book Cancer is a word, not a …

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Book Review: Love, Medicine and Miracles by Dr. Bernie Siegel

I was surprised to be discovering this book 28 years after it was first published. It seems very current and progressive, so much so, that I had to think I must have been sleep walking to only be discovering it now. Dr. Siegel who is now retired but was a general and pediatric surgeon writes …

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“Do You Believe in Magic” Book Review

This is the first book I picked off of my big stack of books in my fall reading goal, it’s a great start to my fall reading campaign. Title: Do You Belive in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine. Author: Dr. Paul A. Offit I had a few surprises with this book. Firstly, …

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