The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick - A Book Review
A Review of Gene Stone's Secrets of People who Never get Sick
Like everyone else I could always feel a little better, be a little healthier and make a few changes in my lifestyle to extend the years in my life. With that in mind there are millions of books out there that claim to work miracles, whilst there is also an equal number that actually do give you some interesting ideas to change your lifestyle and make you a healthier and happier person.
When I picked this book up I was impressed by the fact that the author had undergone just about everything he had written about in the book as well as many alternative treatments that I personally would never consider. Let's just say he was a braver man than I!
So it was with great anticipation that I began the 212 page journey that was going to make me a healthier and happier Ted.
Get your own copy of Gene Stone's Book - And make up your own mind
Gene Stone not only just interviews people who have undertaken some unconventional methods to change their lifestyles he also partakes of their remedies and discovers what are the benefits they have accrued. Some unusual, some practical and some just way out there. All thought provoking. Want to feel better and enjoy better health, then one of these secrets may be just what you are looking for.
So, What are the Secrets?
The premise behind the book is that Gene Stone, who has written many books about his experiences in the world of alternative health, would interview 25 people who never got sick and find out what the secrets of their immunity to diseases such as the common cold were. Once he had discovered their secrets he would share them with the world in the hope we could all benefit from the wisdom of those who didn't fall prey to everyday germs.
About half way through this book I found my mind wandering, because what I was finding was that rather than show me some secrets I could use, it was covering well trodden ground in the alternative health care field. Within the 25 chapters of the book there are such well known 'secrets' such as eating less, garlic, vitamin C, reducing stress in your life, yoga, probiotics, running and lifting weights. In addition, 'secrets' such as having a positive attitude and a large circle of friends were also expounded upon.
To be honest, these are commonly known techniques for better health and as such wouldn't require the reading of this book to understand.
What's you medicine
When unwell, do you prefer alternative or conventional medicine?
Some unusual advice
The 'secrets' that did come as a surprise were such joys as eating dirt, immersing your head in a Hydrogen Peroxide solution (provides a barrier against germs in your nasal and mouth cavities) and having a freezing cold shower everyday (because hot water is a modern invention for bathing and has weakened the immune system). I can honestly say I won't be adopting any of these techniques.
The positives for this book is that it reaffirms many of the long held beliefs that a good diet, some diet supplements such as garlic and probiotics, combined with exercise, a positive attitude and good genes (which disappointingly you can't control) will on the balance of probability, keep you healthy.
Gene Stone writes in an easily understandable style and does sprinkle the book with gems such as picking your nose and eating it can actually be good for you because it strengthens your immune system and also cleans out what blowing your nose alone may miss.
The author has reaffirmed the path I am currently on, so for that I am grateful. He also advocates chicken soup as one of the secrets to better health, so it's not all eating dirt and sticking your fingers in your nose.
A nice light, informative read, especially if you are new to the field of alternative medicines. It even covers the 5 blue zones of the world.
Don't know what a blue zone is? Then I guess you will just have to read the book. (Or cheat and do a google search!)