Thursday, December 15, 2016

Review: The Intellectual Devotional: Health - Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Digest a Daily Dose of Wellness Wisdom by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim

Synopsis: In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling Intellectual Devotional series, authors Noah Oppenheim and David Kidder have partnered with Bruce K. Young, MD, to offer a year's worth of medical knowledge and wellness wisdom. Each daily dose in this infectious volume offers insight into the mysterious terrain of the human body and the factors that impact its constitution.
Drawn from seven diverse categories, including lifestyle and preventive medicine; the mind; medical milestones; drugs and alternative treatments; sexuality and reproduction; diseases and ailments; and children and adolescents, these 365 entries are as informative as they are functional. From aspirin to the x-ray, headaches to Hippocrates, Viagra to influenza, The Intellectual Devotional: Health will revive the mind and rejuvenate the body. Sure to please devoted intellectuals and newcomers alike, this timely volume sheds new light on an endlessly fascinating subject: ourselves. (from the online description)

Review: I enjoyed this format and concept. But perhaps it is because the information is almost a decade old, but some of it was out-of-date and other, just wrong. Particularly the nutrition advice. Other than that, this covers a wide range health and wellness topics - history of medicine and procedures, anatomy, medicines, treatments, and famous doctors. It is interesting, and uses clear prose, without a lot of jargon. Excellent book to read in the line at the grocery store or while waiting for the clerk at the post-office.

Bookmarks: 6 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-1-60529-949-5
Year Published: 2009
Date Finished: 12-04-2016
Pages: 374

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