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A must read: Eat Right - Electrolyte by W. Rex Hawkins, MD.

Recommended by Jay Kenney, Ph.D., Nutrition Research Specialist at the Pritikin Longevity Center the book is a clear and concise synopsis on the role diet plays in disease development, and in the prevention and treatment of many diseases.

Dr. Hawkins focuses particular attention on the role sodium, in addition to fat, protein, and processed foods play in diseases ranging from hypertension, heart disease, osteoporosis, kidney stones, other renal disease, Chrone's, other gastrointestinal disease, obesity, and others.

Throughout, Dr. Hawkins includes information and research to support his statements, and gives a clearer picture of the over medicalization of our society, and the choices we have in controlling our health and well being.

For anyone looking for a better understanding of the role diet plays in many of the prevalent diseases encountered in our society, and the benefits of a low-fat, low-sodium, low-processed food, high-fiber, high-complex carbohydrate diet plays Eat Right - Electrolyte is a must read.

Written by Dr. Sternlicht for on 3.23.06