Monday, July 30, 2012

Conquering Any Disease, by Jeff Primack

This excellent book was a gift from Steve (Thanks!), and it is full of useful information.   So full that it took me about three passes through the book before I realized that the only was that I could effectively use it was to fold down the corners on about a dozen pages and just start with those.

Let me get a big negative out of the way:   the author did a very poor job on references.  Admittedly, my bar is set high; as a member of the ACM and IEEE, and reader of peer reviewed engineering journals, I expect clear attribution and clear reference of assertion.   Mr. Primack didn't do this in any meaningful way.   So if this will be horribly off putting for you, don't read the book.

On the other hand, for the open minded reader who's already seen tons of evidence for plant based eating as a means for avoiding or overcoming many diseases common to the 21st century, this may be a very useful reference book.   (See, for example:  Esselstyn, McDougall, Campbell, or the PCRM.)

Lest you be concerned about how to purchase some esoteric vegetables or what have you, Mr. Primack points to a web site from which you can easily order any of the items he discusses.

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