Book & DVD Reviews

Books

Total Memory Makeover
by Marilu Henner

We were thrilled to have actress and author Marilu Henner in person at the 2012 Chicago Health Freedom Expo. She is gifted with a rare condition called Highly Superior Auto-Biographical Memory (HSAM). She shared the story about her amazing memory and what her ability has taught her. She has the incredible ability to vividly recall every detail of each day of her life since childhood. Her book is about reclaiming what, in many cases, has been lost—the ability to recall the details of one’s own life. She explains there are three parts to every event: the anticipation, the participation and the recollection. She shares her understanding of this ability with the reader and gives simple, practical exercises to help improve memory skills. She candidly shares what it is like to have such a memory, why it is important and why she thinks we can benefit by taking steps to improve our own ‘remembering.’ She emphasizes that a memory must be developed and the earlier you start, the better. As we improve our memory we can learn to transform our memories to reclaim our past. This is perhaps the most valuable book on memory to have been published to date.

Taking Every "Bite" Seriously
by LaKeta McCauley, CNHP, NC

If ever there was a book that exemplified the statement made by Hippocrates “Let thy food be thy medicine” this is it. This book is a comprehensive guide to food safety and has been called the road map to optimal health. The author emphasizes the importance of reading food labels, buying organic foods and knowing what foods heal disease. This is a great reference guide filled with charts, recommended herbal remedies and recipes. It’s obvious how much research went into this book. It helps the reader learn the power of over 400 fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, seeds and sea vegetables. It identifies, thru studies and research, the proven powers found in whole foods that can prevent, reverse and heal degenerative disease and conditions.

Your journey with Taking Every "Bite" Seriously begins with food safety, navigating organic labeling, genetically engineered foods, harmful food additives, chemical pesticide residues and the dangerous synthetic chemicals found in cosmetics, cleaning and personal care products and much more. No home is complete without this revolutionary book.

Living Balanced: Healthy Mind and Body Reference Guide
by Stacy A. Kimbrell

The author’s premise is we should eat to live, not live to eat. In a clear and organized fashion the book presents the reader with information on how to achieve a healthy diet, eliminate toxins and bring your pH levels back into balance. The book is divided into three main chapters: The Cause, The Effect and The Solutions. The book reveals the source of most ailments that run rampant in the U.S. today and can help you to avoid them. The author emphasized that we are responsible for our actions and can change things for the better. You’ll explore many different ways to heal your body and restore your health. Keep this book handy to use as an invaluable reference guide that is both informative and inspirational.

DVDs

Forks Over Knives

This informative film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. It lays out the plant based way to eating for good health. Www.forksoverknives.com

Cut, Poison, Burn

A controversial and sometimes heartbreaking documentary film that puts the business of cancer treatment under the microscope. Follow the frustrating journeys of critically ill cancer patients as they try to navigate the confusing and dangerous maze of treatment and encounter formidable obstacles in the “cancer industrial complex.” This is a compelling critique of the influence of medical monopolies, the power of pharmaceutical companies and government agencies. This is essential viewing for anyone and everyone touched by cancer. Www.cutpoisonburn.com