Remove the Toxins from Your Diet with ‘The Plant Paradox’ [REVIEW]

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Foods you eat every day are trying to kill you. Find out which ones in Steven R. Gundry’s The Plant Paradox.
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We’ve all heard the saying, “you are what you eat.” But in the era of Genetically Modified Organisms, this maxim can produce a lot of anxiety. That’s why world-renowned heart surgeon Steven R. Gundry, MD has written The Plant Paradox. Here he helps us navigate the world of food so we can eat better and live longer.   Read more of this post

Rethink the Way You Eat to Get ‘Head Strong’ [REVIEW]

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Are you chronically frustrated, sluggish, and hungry? Take charge of your life and fix your brain in just two weeks with Dave Asprey’s Head Strong. (Photo by iStock)

Every day we make countless decisions. What should we wear? When do we eat? Where will we go? If these little decisions seem to frustrate you, it’s time to fix your brain, and the bulletproof executive, Dave Asprey, is here to help us get our heads back on straight with his new book, Head Strong. 
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Doctor Takes ‘Epic Measures’ to Revolutionize Health Care [REVIEW]

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Dr. Christopher Murray uses Big Data to change the way we look at how and why people die around the globe.
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Doctors have always looked at ways to treat the health crisis of the day, from the Black Death to cancer to AIDS. What they have not done, however, is study and compare how, why, and where people die on a global scale… at least, until now. In journalist Jeremy N. Smith’s important book, Epic Measures, he introduces us to the man who has tackled this massive project and is gradually changing health care around the planet.  Read more of this post

Keep Calm, Slow Down and Open Yourself Up to Life’s Little Pleasures [REVIEW]

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Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer knows all kinds of ways we can relax. She shares them with us in her new book, 1,001 Ways to Slow Down. (Photo by Björn Söderqvist, Flickr)

Author Jane Austen once said, “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” This comes from a woman who was born in 1775, long before the Information Age, which has whipped all of us into a frenzy, hurtling us through life at the speed of light. Cell phones. Twitter. The Internet. Twenty-four hour news cycles. It gets to the best of us, which is why I love the new book, 1,001 Ways to Slow Down: A Book of Everyday Calm. Here, bestselling author Barbara Ann Kipfer reminds us about all the many ways to unwind.  Read more of this post

Alleviate Dry Eyes With Four Easy Fixes

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Dry Eye Disease is a growing problem. Here’s what you can do about it. (Photo by John Sheets, Flickr)

My eyes are killing me. They itch. They’re dry. Sometimes they water, but it never seems to alleviate the irritation. I alternate between wearing glasses and contact lenses, but when my eyes are aggravated, it doesn’t matter how many eye drops I put in, I simply want to pluck my eyeballs out of their sockets. Is this normal? And why am I having so much trouble? Read more of this post