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21 08, 2011

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Rules of the Tunnel by Ned Zeman

By | August 21st, 2011|Categories: Disorders & Diseases, Giveaways, Health, Mind, & Body, Memoirs, Nonfiction, Personal Health|Tags: , , |82 Comments

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Please join Ned Zeman, author of The Rules of the Tunnel, as he tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours!

Reviewed by Jill Arent

The Rules of the Tunnel is author Ned Zeman’s story about his “brief period of madness” – otherwise known as his lifelong experience with depression and anxiety disorders seasoned with his stint with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

By all appearances, Ned had it all – a writer for Vanity Fair who divided his time between book/magazine parties and celebrity interviews, lived in New York City and Los Angeles-adjacent Canyons, and experienced more than his share of the so-called endless party lifestyle. But inside, he was a veritable ocean of insecurity and anxiety. He spent many a day self-medicating and self-therapying – on top of many a year of professional medicating and therapying. What did he have

22 06, 2011

Review: Vaccine-nation by Andreas Moritz

By | June 22nd, 2011|Categories: Health, Mind, & Body, Mathematics/Science, Nonfiction, Personal Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |23 Comments

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Reviewed by Jenna Arthur

Mercury and formaldehyde are two toxic chemicals that draw a furrow to our brow. When you think of these two chemicals, do you think vaccine? Well you should. Mercury and formaldehyde are just two of the many harsh chemicals in some of our vaccines today.

In Vaccine-nation, Andreas Moritz takes us on a controversial ride through cause and effect. Mr. Moritz gives inside facts to what pharmaceutical companies do not want us to know: that vaccines harm more then they cure. Did you know that 120% more Asthma, 317% more ADHD, 185% more Neurologic disorders, and 146% more Autism occur in children that are vaccinated? People vaccinated are more likely to contract the disease they are being inoculated against than those who have not been vaccinated.

Mr. Moritz backs his research with thorough scientific facts and research,

17 06, 2011

Review: The Longevity Project by Howard Friedman & Leslie Martin

By | June 17th, 2011|Categories: Health, Mind, & Body, Nonfiction, Personal Health|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments

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Reviewed by Poppy Johnson

The Longevity Project highlights tips, guides and real life strategies for living longer. It uses scientific evidence, in the form of qualitative studies, psychological assessment tests and advice that may help our society to live longer and more satisfying lives right now.

The books is broken up into chapters, each focusing on a key area. The Longevity Project is a study that began in September 1921 and chronicled the lives of 1500 of the brightest students in a San Francisco school. The lives of these gifted children, born around 1910, were followed and studied, to investigate why some people thrive in their old age while others become ill and die early. The researchers found that those individuals who live the longest did not find the elixir of youth in eating healthy foods or jogging several miles