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Wed Oct 03 00:00:00 MDT 2007Rating:5.0
This book is packed with tons of useful information. Good price. Very good reference book. I just love it-- very helpful in finding the right kind of wine with the appropriate food or vice versa. I will recommend it to all my friends. Everyone needs a book like this!!!!!
Thu Jun 07 00:00:00 MDT 2007mchlanda Rating:5.0
This book (by former Vice President) Al Gore is a(n) essential book about global warming, and climate change, it should serve as a wake up call (began with Earth In The Balance) to us to protect our environment from futher damage. The lives (and generations) we put as risk are [and will be] our own.
Tue Aug 09 00:00:00 MDT 2011quilter10 Rating:4.0
I bought this book to use for "girly" quilts. I am vice president of Quilts From the Heart, a nonprofit service organization. I am always looking for new ideas for quilts, especially if I can take a gender neutral quilt and by adding a few elements make it more feminine. This book has ideas to do just that. I also make comfort quilts for my sister's quilt ministry at her church and also comfort quilts for friends and acquaintances and this book has very good ideas.
Fri Oct 28 00:00:00 MDT 201113comingdown Rating:5.0
I only bough the books from being a fan of "True Blood" (I know...say what you will). I find the books to be a very enjoyable & easy read. I recommend them to anyone who is a fan of the show & vice versa.
Sat Mar 12 00:00:00 MST 20117daughter Rating:4.0
I have other books on dream interpretation, but what drew me to this one was it references the scriptures associated with the word as well as the meaning. The draw back to this book is that it is categorized and alphabetized vice just being in alphabetical order so that makes it a little more challenging looking up words. Other than that, I like it.
Mon Oct 01 00:00:00 MDT 2007jatnj Rating:4.0
Even if you've seen the movie, read the book - and vice versa. They're two completely different stories; only the main character names and basic premise remain the same. Still, its a lovely story and I'd recommend the both.
Wed Dec 05 00:00:00 MST 2007rida1965 Rating:5.0
I loved reading this story on how church people are just like most people. we all have our flaws and vices. The characters were funny and the story just keeps getting better.
Mon Jan 22 00:00:00 MST 2007andrea37 Rating:1.0
Save your money. This terrible book has curse words on most pages. The main purpose of the book is to convert people to vegetarians or vegans. It's one sided. It also makes you feel worse about being even slightly overweight or having any vices. They don't want you to eat cheese or drink coffee or diet soda.
Sun Oct 13 00:00:00 MDT 2013westburyknits Rating:5.0
Take your mind off of all of the hustle and bustle and unwind with two lovely stories filled with hope, laughter and the reason for the season. Christmas is so much more than baking cookies and buying gifts and Sandra's book proves it. She takes you into the lives of two best friends, each with their own unique situation. Making the decision to divide each of the girls stories within one book made for a brilliant read! I enjoyed how the background of Joss in the first story intertwined with Reese's second story and vice versa. It really makes you feel like you know them both so well that you could jump in and have a cup of coffee with them. I am anxiously awaiting the sequel!
Mon Oct 19 00:00:00 MDT 2009lucretiam Rating:1.0
According to a notion dreamed up by naturopath James D'Adamo, one's diet should be determined by one's blood type. Like many quacks before him, D'Adamo appealed to intuition for his brainstorm ("over the years, he recognized that each of the 4 blood types thrived on certain foods and physical activities") and anecdotes rather than controlled studies to support the validity of his ideas. His son, also a naturopath, Peter J. D'Adamo (about whom the rest of this entry is about) is a fruitcake that did not fall far from the tree. He has written several books, and travels the world promoting the blood type diet.There is no reasonable scientific basis for the claim that blood type should determine one's diet, though Peter claims to have collected "over 1,000 scientific articles on blood types and their correlations to disease, biochemistry, nutrition, and anthropology."* Even so, he's never done a controlled study on blood type diets. Yet, he claims that blood type determines body chemistry to such an extent that those with type A blood should go vegetarian and meditate, those with type O should eliminate grains and do aerobics. He suggest similar nonsense for types B and AB.According to Michael Klaper, M.D.,D'Adamo hangs much of his theory on the action of lectins, proteins found on the surface of certain foods that can cause various molecules and some types of cells to stick together. He blames lectins for serious disruptions throughout the body, from agglutination of the blood cells to cirrhosis and kidney failure....Since most people are unaware of their blood types, let alone what foods are "evolutionarily inappropriate" for them to eat, it is reasonable to assume that on most days most people eat the "wrong foods" for their blood type (e.g., Type O eating wheat, Type A eating meat, etc.). Thus, according to D'Adamo's theory, most everyone experiences repeated showers of agglutinated red cells throughout their bloodstream after most every meal - day after day, month after month, year after year. If the capillary beds in your heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, eyes, and other essential organs are subjected to barrage after barrage of agglutinated red cells, they will eventually begin to clog up. These micro-areas of diminished blood flow would at first cause scattered, then more concentrated areas of tissue damage - with eventually many micro-infarctions scattered throughout these vital structures. The brain, heart, lungs, kidneys and adrenals would soon be irreparably damaged by these processes, resulting in potentially fatal outcomes in millions of people.Such a syndrome of organ failures due to lectin-induced micro-infarctions of the brain, heart, kidneys, retinas, and adrenals would be well known to pathologists and other medical scientists. It would not be a subtle disease. In the pathology texts, there would be clear descriptions - complete with photographs taken through high-power, optical microscopes as well as electron microscopes - of damage from lectin deposits and blood agglutination in most major organ systems. The existence and intricacies of such a widespread disease would be as common knowledge among physicians and cell scientists as atherosclerosis is today. Yet, I am aware of no such descriptions in the pathologic literature. No pathologist I know has ever mentioned tissue infarction from lectin-induced red cell agglutination as a cause of any disease in humans.Peter D'Adamo's reasoning is based on speculative inferences from such facts as that type O is the oldest blood type. From this fact, D'Adamo reasons that people with type O blood should eat the kind of diet the earliest humans ate: one rich in fat and protein."Group A is the second oldest blood group, appearing around 25,000 - 15,000 B.C., when larger human settlements first appeared as farming developed."* From this fact, D'Adamo infers that people with type A blood should eat their veggies.Group B "emerged between 15,000 and 10,000 B.C. as tribes migrated from Africa to Europe, Asia and the Americas and mingled with other populations."* So, concludes D'Adamo, people with type B blood should eat a "balanced diet."Blood type has little to do with digestion or body chemistry. If you have blood group A, then you've got A antigens covering your red cells and anti-B in your plasma. Antigens are substances that evoke an immune response. Since people in blood group B have B antigens and carry anti-A in their plasma, type A blood should not be given to those in Group B, and vice versa. (Group O has neither antigen and group AB has some of each.) Furthermore, about 85% of us, regardless of blood type, carry the Rh antigen, while about 15% are Rh negative. About 90 to 95 percent of African Americans and 98 to 99 percent of Asians are Rh-positive.* Also, since pathologist Karl Landsteiner identified the four blood groups early in the twentieth century, 276 discrete red-cell antigens have been discovered.*Maybe D'Adamo should have 276 discrete diets, one each for A+ and A-, B+ and B-, and so on.On the other hand, as Edward Blonz notes in his review of D'Adamo's Eat Right 4 Your Type:Blood type is not totally benign. For many years, scientists wondered why type O's were more likely than other blood types to develop stomach ulcers or stomach cancer. In 1993, scientists found that ulcers were caused by helicobacter pylori, a bacterium which had a special affinity for one of the unique type O proteins. A geneticist at Oxford University who checked for other significant associations between the ABO blood types and the incidence of disease, reported that there were only seven; the relationships were often weak; and most, like ulcers, originated somewhere along the digestive tract. If the ABO blood type was that much of a key, as D'Adamo posits, these relationships would be strong and plentiful.*Dr. Victor Herbert, a hematologist who studied blood and nutrition at New York's Mt. Sinai Medical Center before his death, once said of the theory linking blood type and diet that it is "pure horse manure. It has no relation to reality. The genes for blood type have nothing to do with the genes that handle the food we eat."*D'Adamo is not alone in this quackery about blood type, however. Obstetrician-Gynecologist Steven M. Weissberg, M.D., and Joseph Christiano, a personal fitness trainer, have co-authored The Answer is in Your Bloodtype: Research Linking Your Blood Type to Life Span, Love and Compatibility, Your Likely Illness Profile, Diet and Exercise for Maximum Life (1996). This pair claims that "You are what you eat, but you should "EAT WHAT YOU ARE.'' This means each of us should eat the optimal diet compatible with our blood type."* They have many anecdotes to support their beliefs.Since the diets developed by Peter are not intrinsically harmful in general, it would be surprising if he couldn't find many satisfied customers willing to testify on his behalf. All he has to do is ignore all the cases he didn't help with his diets to make his case seem stronger than it really is. Even a broken clock is correct twice a day.Some of Peter D'Adamo's dietary advice could be harmful, however. As Dr. Klaper notes: "despite widespread knowledge that many non-Caucasians are intolerant of dairy products due to the normal disappearance of lactase enzymes in their intestinal cells, D'Adamo recommends that 'Type B's of Asian descent may need to incorporate them (dairy products) more slowly into their diets as they adjust their systems to them.'" Lactase-deficient readers who follow this advice are likely to end up with "severe bouts of abdominal cramps and diarrhea."Not content with limiting his pseudoscientific advice to matters of nutrition, D'Adamo claims that blood type affects personality and character. He offers what Dr. Klaper calls "blood type astrology."In the book [Eat Right for Your Type], he tells flesh-eating Type O's that they have a "genetic memory of strength, endurance, self-reliance, daring, intuition, and innate optimism...", "the epitome of focus, drive...", "hardy and strong, fueled by a high protein diet" (is he describing a Type O "master race"?), while he paints the "more vegetarian" Type A as submissive tofu eaters, "biologically predisposed to heart disease, cancer and diabetes" (p. 97). He labels Type A's with personalities "...poorly suited for the intense, high-pressured leadership positions at which Type O's excel," (p.142), stating that, in pressure situations, people with Type A blood "tend to unravel" and "become anxious and paranoid, taking everything personally." Finally, on page 143, he saddles the group with the dark image of Adolph Hitler, "...a mutated Type A personality." D'Adamo's system seems to create a "blood type astrology" ("What's your type? O Positive? knew it! So am I!") that imposes strange, limiting stereotypes on very complex human beings.*Many people will no doubt swear by the blood type diet. For example, a vegetarian who eats a lot of wheat may find that D'Adamo's diet recommendations relieved her digestive problems and a host of other ailments. She may attribute her former problems to eating the wrong diet for a type O. However, many people with type O blood are vegetarians or eat wheat without having any digestive problems. On the other hand, some people have gluten intolerance and some have colitis. Their doctors probably advise them not to eat wheat, regardless of blood type.It could be worse. In Japan, blood type is used like a horoscope.further readingbookRaso, Jack. Mystical Diets : Paranormal, Spiritual, and Occult Nutrition Practices (Consumer Health Library) (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1993).websitesThe 'Blood Type Diet:' Fact or Fiction? by Michael Klaper, M.D.Edward Blonz, Ph.D. Book review of Eat Right 4 Your Type (1996) by Peter J. D'Adamo
Mon Jan 14 00:00:00 MST 2008laaten Rating:5.0
A wonderful story of the effect dogs have on us and vice versa.
Tue Jun 19 00:00:00 MDT 2007fwix Rating:5.0
okay, maybe you don't neeeeed it. but you will be amazed at how well willeford can craft a story. set in miami an single, aging male detective deals with solving a crime, his teenaged daughter, and the cost of living in south florida. it inspired (if you care) miami vice. willeford lived in miami and taught for some time at the univsity of miami. a great character generator and story teller. he really was a nice writer. i have no bad words to say about his other work either, this one is a very good first read.