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The Big Fat Surprise
Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
Nina Teicholz - Jan 06, 2015
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In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health.For decade...
P. D. Mangan
Jan 25, 2021
@urukanguro Excellent book, definitely shows the tissue of lies.      source
The War of Art
Steven Pressfield - Jun 16, 2015 (first published in 2002)
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Internationally bestselling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire, and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it....
P. D. Mangan
Dec 17, 2020
@Hormetik His book on writing was great.      source
The Bitcoin Standard
The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
Saifedean Ammous - Apr 24, 2018
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Bitcoin is the newest technology for moneyfind out how it fits in the future.Bitcoin is the digital age's novel, decentralized, and automated solution to the problem of money: accessible worldwide, controlled by nobody. Can this young upstart money challenge the global monetary order? Economist Saifedean Ammous traces the history of the technologie...
P. D. Mangan
Nov 21, 2020
Since I've mentioned bitcoin a few times, I've had a lot of questions. This article is a good place to start for answers. And read the book by @saifedean, The Bitcoin Standard.      source
The Selfish Gene
40th Anniversary Edition (Oxford Landmark Science)
Richard Dawkins - Jul 31, 2016 (first published in 1976)
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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of i...
P. D. Mangan
Aug 09, 2020
@radioriley @RichardDawkins Yes, excellent book, also his The Blind Watchmaker.      source
The Blind Watchmaker
Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
Richard Dawkins - Sep 27, 2015 (first published in 1986)
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The Blind Watchmaker is the seminal text for understanding evolution today. In the eighteenth century, theologian William Paley developed a famous metaphor for creationism: that of the skilled watchmaker. In The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins crafts an elegant riposte to show that the complex process of Darwinian natural selection is unconscious...
P. D. Mangan
Aug 09, 2020
@radioriley @RichardDawkins Yes, excellent book, also his The Blind Watchmaker.      source
Walden
Henry David Thoreau - Apr 11, 2020 (first published in 1854)
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Originally published in 1854, Walden; or, Life in the Woods, is a vivid account of the time that Henry D. Thoreau lived alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. It is one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature. This new paperback edition-introduced by noted American writer John Updike-celebrates the 150th anniversary o...
P. D. Mangan
Aug 09, 2020
@bellidux Definitely in my top 5 of most influential books.      source
Wheat Belly
Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
William Davis - Jun 03, 2014 (first published in 2011)
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Renowned cardiologist, William Davis, MD explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor...
P. D. Mangan
Aug 06, 2020
@DrewRoyster Good book.      source
Carnivore Code
Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to Our Ancestral Diet
Paul Saladino - Aug 04, 2020
In the tradition of bestsellers like The Plant Paradox and The Keto Reset Diet , The Carnivore Code reveals the shocking truth about so-called healthy foods, and presents a complete program to reclaim your health with the true ancestral diet We are living longer than ever before, but we aren’t living better—millions of people suffer fro...
P. D. Mangan
Mar 23, 2020
The Carnivore Code. A great book by @CarnivoreMD Conclusively shows that meat is the healthiest thing you can eat, that plants are not just overrated but in many cases harmful, and explains the origin of modern chronic disease.      source
Fortune's Formula
The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street
William Poundstone - Sep 19, 2006
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In 1956 two Bell Labs scientists discovered the scientific formula for getting rich. One was mathematician Claude Shannon, neurotic father of our digital age, whose genius is ranked with Einstein's. The other was John L. Kelly Jr., a Texas-born, gun-toting physicist. Together they applied the science of information theory—the basis of computers and...
P. D. Mangan
Dec 30, 2019
@MarquisDeMarche @natstewart5 Great book.      source
The PE Diet
Ted Naiman - Jun 10, 2020
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The only difference between the HEALTHIEST people on earth, and the LEAST HEALTHY?DIET and EXERCISE.All of us WANT to achieve optimum wellness, but not all of us know how.There are some basic levers that drive health in one of two directions: towards perfection, or towards chronic degenerative disease.If you understand the principles that govern yo...
P. D. Mangan
Nov 03, 2019
I'm reading the P:E Diet by @tednaiman and it's one of the most brilliant books in health and fitness I've ever read. Seriously.      source
The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age
Richard Rudgley - Jan 25, 2000 (first published in 1998)
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An authoritative, eye-opening look at Stone Age civilizations that explodes traditional portrayals of prehistoryThe rise of historical civilization 5,000 years ago is often depicted as if those societies were somehow created out of nothing. However, recent discoveries of astonishing accomplishments from the Neolithic Age - in art, technology, writi...
P. D. Mangan
May 04, 2019
The premise of this fascinating book is that the idea that agriculture was developed and then civilization happened is mistaken. Stone Age peoples developed and used many things associated with civilization, including drugs, surgery, writing, mining, and art.      source
Dumping Iron by P. D. Mangan