'The Blue Zones' by Dan Buettner

I was first alerted to this book when I read 'PROTEINAHOLIC' by Dr Garth Davis. It was one of the books he turned to when he began to investigate how he might be able move to a more healthy diet. Essentially, Dan Buettner has identified 5 places in the world where people appear to have a greater than average longevity and where the chances of them reaching 100 are significantly higher than might be expected elsewhere. In each case, he, and other researchers, set out to verify that the ages were accurate and then to investigate what might be the main factors contributing to their longevity. Also, whether there were factors which the areas had in common. The five Blue Zones discussed in the bo

'The Vegan Bible' by Marie Laforêt

This review has been organised by the VEGAN lifestyle ASSOCIATION []. It has not been paid for and the copy of the book I received was sent free of charge. This is my genuine and unbiased review of the book. It is published by Grub Street Publishing - I am well aware that there are now more and more people who are wanting to become vegan – or are in the middle of the transformation. For many it is not easy – they have usually been brought up to believe that it is important to base our diet around protein – and animal protein at that. Also that we need meat and dairy products to provide us with essential amino acids, essential fatty

'WATER' The Elixir of Life by Lesley Una Pierce

As a Biologist, I am only too well aware of the importance of WATER to all living things. It is the presence of WATER in its liquid state that allows the earth to support life. Indeed, when scientists are looking for evidence of life on other planets they they initially try to establish whether there are signs of WATER - either now or in the past. All life processes take place in aqueous solution - so, quite simply, no WATER no life. That said, some organisms have the remarkable ability to survive periods of drought in a dormant state but can only return to activity when WATER is available. From the point of view of our health and well being we are encouraged to drink plenty of WATER (NOTE