Saturday, January 31, 2009

Glad Day Daily Affirmations or Deadly Harvest

Glad Day Daily Affirmations: Daily Meditations for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People

Author: Joan Larkin

With this inspiring book of meditations, every day brings a reminder of "the wholeness and beauty of our nature, of the glad spirit that dances in each one of us. "

Addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, Glad Day speaks to the issues that touch everyone, regardless of sexual orientation: change, fear, self-disclosure, faith in a power greater than ourselves, success and failure, openness to ourselves and others. Written with a poet's grace, these daily meditations are interwoven with reference to the transforming experiences of coming out and of recovery. As the meditations foster a "daily conversation with the Spirit," they lovingly conjure the mutual trust and compassion that lead to a rich, fulfilling life.

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Deadly Harvest: The Intimate Relationship Between Our Health and Our Food

Author: Geoff Bond

With a record number of overweight people and an alarming increase in degenerative diseases, many of us find ourselves turning to meds or fad diets in an efforf to drop excess pounds or recover our health. Since most drugs come with dangerous side effects, modifying our diet would seem relatively safe and simple. But what if our foods were doing more harm than good, and fad diets only made matters worse? Deadly Harvest is an important groundbreaking book that examines how the foods we eat today have little in common with the foods of our ancestors, and why this fact is so important to our health, it also offers a proven program to enhance health, combat illness, and improve longevity.

Author Geoff Bond is a nutritional anthropologist who has for years studied both foods of the past and our prehistoric eating habits. Based upon the latest scientific research and studies of primitive tribal lifestyles, Bond first explains the actual diet that our ancestors followed-a diet that was and still is in harmony with the human species. He then describes how most of the foods in today's diets disrupt our biochemistry and digestive system, leading to health disorders such as allergies, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, obesity, and more. Most important, he explains the appropriate measures we can take to avoid these diseases-and even beat them back-through healthy eating. Contrary to what many people believe, the disorders that plague our society are not inevitable, but are the unfortunate result of modern dietary choices. Deadly Harvest not only explains why these problems have arisen, but offers a blueprint for improving our diet, our health, and our qualify oflife.

About the Author:
Geoff Bond lectures extensively both in America and Europe

Library Journal

While Bond (Natural Eating: Nutritional Anthropology-Eating in Harmony with Our Genetic Programming) holds a physical science degree and completed postgraduate professional qualifications in applied sciences, his biography lists no qualifications in nutritional science. This is troubling in a book on nutritional anthropology, in which the author attempts to develop his argument for a return to a "naturally adapted feeding pattern" coined "The Savanna Model." Bond's advice to consume a diet low in animal and trans fats, to reduce salt and sugar intake, to stop smoking, and to exercise aligns with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. However, Bond also recommends avoiding many perfectly nutritious foods, including soy, dried beans, peanut butter, skim milk, raisins, oats, brown rice, and popcorn. According to the author, "nature did not design our digestive systems to cope with starches, dairy, and sugary fruits." Eliminating major food groups such as whole grains and low-fat dairy foods is not based on sound science and could lead to deficiencies in iron, B vitamins, calcium, and Vitamin D. Overall, this book intertwines sound nutritional advice with potentially harmful misinformation. Not recommended.-Robin Sabo, Central Michigan Univ. Lib., Mount Pleasant Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
What is Nutritional Anthropology?     5
The Farming Revolution and Its Consequences     25
How We Eat and Its Consequences     51
The Science I: Population Studies and Biochemical Clues     85
The Science II: Digestive System and Dietary Clues     113
The Owner's Manual     137
Eating the "Savanna Model" Way     161
The Savanna Model Lifestyle     189
Disease and the Bond Effect     229
Conclusion     275
Resources     279
References     283
Index     319

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