Health, Sports, Fitness

The Diet Myth:The Real Science Behind What We Eat

Health, Sports, Fitness

Reviewed April 2016

You can make your 'own cheese', the 'ultimate selfie', with a swab from your armpit, navel and between your toes for an appropriate microbe sampling to apply to the milk.

And if you can get past this idea, the author, Tim Spector, a British professor of genetic epidemiology presents a subtle, comprehensive, imaginative, yet scientific look at a subject that many obsess over, their diet.

'Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond'

Health, Sports, Fitness

Reviewed Dec. 2013

Essentially this book is a 'fountain of youth' manual for those with the discipline to follow it. Your lifestyle certainly and maybe your life could depend on it.

Not only is the formula designed to lengthen one's life, but more importantly, improve the quality by expanding and maintaining one's options of activities.

It is to change the trajectory of aging from one of a progressively steeper decline to one of a gradually descending plateau ending precipitously. The result is that your 'good' life is longer and your 'bad' life is shorter.

Meatonomics:How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much

Health, Sports, Fitness

Reviewed Jan. 2016

The title of the book reads like a criminal charge and David Robinson Simon, a lawyer by training, keeps hammering away in his prosecutorial style at the animal food industry through the whole volume. I also noted it humorously ironic when quoting the author as “Simon says”, a children's game denoting authority of the statement and the need to follow any instruction preceded by that phrase.

Orr: My Story

Health, Sports, Fitness

Reviewed August 2014

This is foremost a book about values, a code of conduct, responsibility and having fun. Those who grew up in small towns or rural areas in the decades before or a decade or so after the 1940s may find themselves nodding in recognition and remembrance of those times as a child.

A certain stoicism in the face of one's accomplishments was common. Celebrating in front of opponents, particularly incidental accomplishments, is “disrespectful” says Orr.

The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

Health, Sports, Fitness

Reviewed Oct. 2014

This is one of the most densely written books I have ever read. And by dense, I don't mean hard to decipher, but packed with enthralling facts, theories, descriptions, comparisons, extrapolations and ideas about what is “normal”.

As such this book is particularly difficult to selectively highlight, so many things seem noteworthy.