Acid Watcher Diet by Jonathan Aviv, MD, FACS

Dr, Aviv

Acid Watcher Diet

You may ask why on earth I am posting about a book on acid. I hear you.  I have been dealing with acid reflux for a few years. It’s no fun. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about I say you are the lucky ones:) It’s not a pleasant experience. Some of us have to take medication every day to keep it under control. It can make your life miserable.

Having said all that above, I have come across this amazing book with an actual doable program for relief.  it’s a 28-day “healing” that is worth a try.  I know people who have begun experiencing troubling coughing, heartburn, bloating, and even food cravings later in life. Doctors have done all sorts of testing and not found the culprit. It truly could be acid. If this sounds like something you are experiencing take a look at this book.

The book contains easy to follow recipes and even a quiz to assess acid damage.  I think what got my attention the most is the portion of the book that tells how these symptoms can lead to esophageal cancer. Now that gets attention. No one wants that..

For those of you who follow my blog and are not interested in diet books,  you don’t have to worry, I’m not going to be focusing on any others anytime soon. But this is important.  If it helps one person it’s a good thing.

I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. Its’a great book! Oh, and the publisher is Random House. Thanks, guys.

Age Proof by Jean Chatzky & Michael F. Roizen, MD

Jean Chatzky

Age Proof

I was watching the Today Show one day last week when Jean Chatzky and Dr. Michael Roizen appeared to promote their new book. I listened for one minute and then tore off into the office to see if our library had a copy. Because I knew if they did it would quickly be snapped up after this show.

I just adore Jean Chatzky. I have been listening to her advice on money for years. And now that she’s partnered up with Dr. Roizen I’m happy. I read this book in two days of on and off reading. It’s really good. It tackles health and financial issues in a way that makes you believe you can do this. I was especially interested in the health part. And I liked how Jean and Dr. Roizen show tid bits of conversations in the margins.  I will say that he is really strict with his diet. I doubt I can be that strict. But Jean lightens it up a bit and makes it doable.

As the baby boomer generation ages, and that’s me, the health system is going nuts. Imagine how many broken hips occur yearly. And how much cholesterol medicine is sold. And how many people are being diagnosed with diabetes and heart disease. Well, these two authors are trying to help those of us with questions and issues. They do a good job of it. There’s lots of good advice. And, no, I sure do not want to break a hip. Nor do you.

This is  not a diet book. It’s not a financial guide, either. But it is a helping hand for those of us who might need a bit of tweaking.  Even deals with the stress of aging. There is that.

they’ve done a great job with this book. I borrowed my copy from the library.

Tox-Sick by Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Somers


TOX-SICK, by Suzanne Somers, has a huge message. In this important new book about disease and toxins, Somers talks about the new normal which is 68.8% of adults who are considered overweight or obese.  She tells of ADHD and how it’s increased an average of 5% per year from 2003-2011. Shocking.  And did you know that an estimated 50 million Americans now suffer from autoimmune disease?  I had heard that food allergies are on the rise, but did not realize by how much.  The most shocking fact is that 95% of cancers are caused by diet and environment. And that is a very sad state of affairs.

Writing from experiences that her family members have had, Somers presents a clear picture of what is happening to our health, and she gives plenty of information to show how we can halt it all.

I am not a fanatic about health, food, or exercise, but I found this book to be life changing.  I will not be using every single piece of advise, but I will be taking notes and making small changes.

I received this fascinating book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. Thanks so much.

Al Roker, The Virgin, And 8 Hours


Never Goin’ Back

I’ve long thought Al Roker, the weatherman for The Today Show, to be a funny guy. For years he was the overweight weather guy. Very overweight. He’s the first one to admit that. I was never a big fan. I knew there was something just “not right” about Al. He seemed such an imposter. Well, he was. Al bares his soul in NEVER GOIN’ BACK. It’s his new memoir about his battle with weight-loss. I watched Al being interviewed about his new book last week. And I actually sat back and listened. I heard him. I borrowed the book from our store through the bookseller’s loan program. And thoroughly enjoyed every page. Al’s voice comes through loud and strong and he is both witty and funny. It is inspiring because he is candid and pulls no punches. But just look at him. He looks amazing. Find out why and how he lost the weight and is keeping it off.


The Virgin Diet

I downloaded THE VIRGIN DIET onto my ipad.  I was intrigued because customers kept coming in the store, frantic to get their greedy little paws on this one. It had been mentioned in the media and the race was on.

Trouble with this one is that your food choices are severely restricted. No dairy, no gluten, no soy, no eggs, no corn, no peanuts. And that’s not all. Now, she may have it right. But I doubt this diet will fly for any length of time.


8 Hour Diet

Now we have the latest from the guy who does the EAT THIS NOT THAT series: David Zinczenko.  He has a new book out every month.  Impossible to keep up.  With this new diet book he adds a new dimension to eating and dieting. He says to eat what you want but keep it all within an 8 hour period. For instance, 9-5 or 10-6, etc. He says your body needs that sixteen hours with no food to be able to replenish itself. That makes sense, but this is another diet that is not going to fly for any length of time. And I’m sorry, eat what you want will not work for long.

The trouble with diets is that that is just what they are: DIETS. If you want to loose weight and keep it off you have to be willing and able to eat less and exercise more. That is the bottom line.  Amen.

This time each year the bookstores load up their displays with diet and health books because so many people are making resolutions to loose weight and get healthier.  If you are trying to get healthier and loose some weight, good luck!