Review by BiljanaH -- Health Tips, Myths, and Tricks

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Review by BiljanaH -- Health Tips, Myths, and Tricks

Post by BiljanaH » 09 Mar 2018, 20:36

[Following is a volunteer review of "Health Tips, Myths, and Tricks" by Morton E Tavel, MD.]
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Health Tips, Myths and Tricks, A Physician's Advice by Morton E. Tavel, MD is a book that answers some of the most popular questions about nutrition, health and fitness at the age of the internet. We all googled one or more of the issues explained in this book at least once in our adult life.

The book is user-friendly mainly in two ways. First, Dr Tavel writes in an easily readable, so-called plain English for all with no medical background to understand and absorb. Second, it is written to be read either from cover to cover or, more likely, in small chunks as a lexicon. A reader can scroll down the well structured laid out table of contents, find a question of interest and read only the required chapter.

Dr Tavel’s guide consists of 62 chapter divided into three parts. The first part is packed with Tips on health and wellness that readers can learn and then apply to their daily life not only to improve wellbeing and, say, lose weight but also to save money. One can read what a good breakfast is and what are the benefits of it; are the coffee and chocolate good or bad; or what is the truth about olive oil and artificial sweeteners.

In the second part of the book, Dr Tavel debunks the Myths, so the reader can finally find out the facts about energy drinks or fortified food; or should we buy organic food and who should follow the gluten-free diet.

The third part is about the Tricks used in marketing to extract the money from the consumer in exchange for a questionable product that is, in many cases, useless and in some cases could be even dangerous. The Tricks cover the examples of dietary supplements, alkaline water, body detoxification methods, and much more.

The most compelling part for me was the third part that explains and teaches us how the scams are done but also how to search for information, critically question the presented ‘facts’ and how and where to verify these ’facts’.

Health Tips, Myths and Tricks contains a tremendous amount of research data presented in a conversational but methodical way that is easy to adapt and digest. It is a practical read with concise chapters and actionable advice.

I give Health Tips, Myths and Tricks 3 out of 4 stars because some of the examples contained too many detailed and redundant information. At the same time, I recommend the book to everyone who wants necessary information on some of the most popular questions of modern-day health, wellness and nutrition.

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Post by Eva Darrington » 11 Mar 2018, 00:40

Good review. Like you, my favorite part of the book is the tricks section. I appreciated the expose of TV hucksters. That's a good point that some of the information is redundant. I think it would be best used as a reference book. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Kat Berg » 11 Mar 2018, 08:59

Nice review! You actually made me want to check this book out :)

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Post by DancingLady » 11 Mar 2018, 19:09

This sounds very helpful for people who are needing a basic education on health and wellness. I know I didn't learn much of value in school and have had to do my own research to learn more in-depth about nutrition especially. I hope this can make its way into the hands of many people who are really struggling for lack of real, understandable knowledge on how to eat better and improve their health.

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Post by BiljanaH » 18 Mar 2018, 12:25

Eva Darrington wrote:
11 Mar 2018, 00:40
Good review. Like you, my favorite part of the book is the tricks section. I appreciated the expose of TV hucksters. That's a good point that some of the information is redundant. I think it would be best used as a reference book. Thanks for the review.

Thanks, Eva! I appreciate it. I agree it contains pointers to where to look for more information and what kind of information.

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Post by BiljanaH » 18 Mar 2018, 12:27

Kat Berg wrote:
11 Mar 2018, 08:59
Nice review! You actually made me want to check this book out :)

Oh, thank you! That's a great compliment :). Do let me know your thoughts on it.

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Post by BiljanaH » 18 Mar 2018, 12:31

DancingLady wrote:
11 Mar 2018, 19:09
This sounds very helpful for people who are needing a basic education on health and wellness. I know I didn't learn much of value in school and have had to do my own research to learn more in-depth about nutrition especially. I hope this can make its way into the hands of many people who are really struggling for lack of real, understandable knowledge on how to eat better and improve their health.
Thank you. I'm the same. I know a thing or two about healthy eating and nutrition but all the knowledge I gained in my early twenties when I started to develop an interest in my own health and eating habits, etc. I learned from this book and that's the main reason for the recommendation.

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