Indie book reviews

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1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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July 1, 2024

LIVING WITH PANCREATIC CANCER

By Earl Campazzi
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Earl Campazzi's LIVING WITH PANCREATIC CANCER is an information-packed book written with empathy, albeit one that’s undermined by the heavy use of artificial intelligence-generated writing.

March 1, 2024

SECRETS OF HEALING THE BRAIN

By Shady J. Srour
Rating:
2.5 / 5.0

While author Shady S. Srour does not reject conventional medicine like most naturopaths, his research is so sloppy that some of the papers he references...

IR Approved
December 22, 2023

FACING ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA HEAD ON

By Caroline de L. Davies & Marguerite Boychuk
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Caroline de L. Davies and Marguerite Boychuk's FACING ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA HEAD ON is a comprehensive guide to caring for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia....

IR Approved
August 7, 2023

BIOMECHANICS OF YOUR BODY

By Tracy L. Markley
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Tracy Markley's BIOMECHANICS OF YOUR BODY is a simple yet informative guide offers something for people at all levels of physical fitness.

IR Approved
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Any woman diagnosed with breast cancer (or indeed her friends and family) will find Jennifer A. Douglas' A BREAST CANCER JOURNEY (Living it One Step...

March 24, 2023

SIMPLIFY YOUR HEALTH

By Lucas Ramirez
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Written in an engaging analytical style with sound advice and guidelines, SIMPLIFY YOUR HEALTH (A Doctor's Practical Guide to a Healthier Life), by Lucas Ramirez,...

IR Approved
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

An insider’s account of medicine, law, and justice, Dr. John B Hackert's CONTEMPTIBLE (A surgeon’s battle for justice against insurance giant Cigna and a biased...

IR Approved
October 19, 2022

A SHORT PRIMER ON WHY CANCER STILL SUCKS

By David J. Stewart MD
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

Dr. David J. Stewart’s considered prose and meticulous referencing make A SHORT PRIMER ON WHY CANCER STILL SUCKS a comprehensive, academically rigorous and easily comprehended...

IR Approved
September 26, 2022

IF YOUR MOUTH COULD TALK

By Kami Hoss
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Combining history, policy analysis, and advocacy, Dr. Kami Hoss makes an undeniable appeal for greater emphasis on oral care in IF YOUR MOUTH COULD TALK.

IR Approved
Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

Dr. Marios Michael’s UNDERSTANDING GENOMICS claims we’re on the brink of a reformation of medicine with the use of personalized, genetic based approaches to optimizing...

March 28, 2022

HOLY COW: The Miracle of Life’s First Food

By Douglas Wyatt
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Douglas A. Wyatt's HOLY COW: The Miracle of Life’s First Food, is clearly written and contains lots of useful health information. And bovine colostrum--the "first...

December 27, 2021

GRAND THEFT WEIGHT LOSS

By Michael Alvear
Rating:
3.3 / 5.0

For those looking for a very basic introduction to the theories of portion control and cognitive behavioral therapy, Michael Alvear's GRAND THEFT WEIGHT LOSS--written in...

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