Book Reviews

The Whole30 – Guide to Total Health – Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig

Whole30The Whole30 accomplishes all of this by specifically targeting people’s habits and emotional relationships with food.

The program is designed to help break unhealthy patterns of behavior, stop stress-related comfort eating, and reduce cravings, particularly for sugar and carbohydrates. Many Whole30 participants have described achieving “food freedom”—in just thirty days.

Brain Maker – David Perlmutter, MD

BrainMakerIn BRAIN MAKER, Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become “sick,” and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain’s destiny for the better.

With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, BRAIN MAKER opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.

Triggers – Marshall Goldsmith

TriggersThe 6 questions to kick-start change.  Creating behavior that lasts.  Becoming the person you want to be.

In this powerful new book, bestselling author and world-renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith examines the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life.

Plateau Indian Ways with Words – Barbara Monroe

Plateau Indian Ways with WordsIn Plateau Indian Ways with Words, Barbara Monroe makes visible the arts of persuasion of the Plateau Indians, whose ancestral grounds stretch from the Cascades to the Rockies, revealing a chain of cultural identification that predates the colonial period and continues to this day.

Culling from hundreds of student writings from grades 7-12 in two reservation schools, Monroe finds that students employ the same persuasive techniques as their forebears, as evidenced in dozens of post-conquest speech transcriptions and historical writings.