4 out of 4 stars
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The book blurb got me revved up and I’m happy to announce that I wasn’t disappointed at all. Health Tips, Myths and Tricks: A Physician’s Advice is written by Dr. Morton E. Tavel, MD - a specialist in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. The gazillion health advice from shady sources out there, calls for an informed view from a seasoned professional. This book is a compilation of health tips, myths and tricks from a physician’s perspective. It’s aimed at helping the layman make informed health decisions and purchases. To avoid getting ripped off by ‘’snake oil’’ salesmen masquerading as scientists with a miracle cure for all that ails humanity.
Dr. Tavel uses his wealth of experience in the medical profession to dispel popular health myths, give helpful actionable tips and expose tricks used by con-artists to scam gullible consumers and sell them useless drugs and supplements. It also contains invaluable counsel for those looking to lose weight. For a minute, I considered switching to a water only diet after reading the tips section. I definitely left the book wiser than I met it. It’s a book I intend to read again from time to time.
The book is divided into sections and chapters. Each chapter addresses a specific topic, I believe this makes for easier reading as readers can focus on topics that appeal most to them. The language is easy to read and understand. It doesn’t inundate one with verbose medical jargons that will have you scratching your head for its meaning.
What I loved most about the book is the brevity and conciseness of each chapter. Dr. Tavel gives a lot of information in each chapter without overwhelming the reader with unnecessary medical terms and lingo. I really like this because it allows me to go back to chapters that are of interest to me.
I found some information in the book a bit contradictory. This is probably my least favourite part of the book. There were instances I wondered his stance on certain topics. It was without a doubt professionally edited, though I caught a few errors, the formatting is top notch. I have no inhibitions to rating the book 4 out of 4 stars. It contains sound medical advice that will help whoever reads it make informed decisions on some medical and health issues. I strongly believe it will appeal to everyone. It contains no foul or profane words. However, I wouldn’t advise an alternative medicine practitioner to read it; it might seem like a personal attack on their craft.
Health Tips, Myths, and Tricks
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