Since learning is such a bit part of developing – both personally, and as an online professional – I decided to answer all those “what should I read” questions with a quick rundown each week of what I’ve read, online and offline, as well as what’s caught my eye during the week and got bookmarked to read over the weekend.
Most of this week I was reading through “The China Study” by T. Colin Campbell, PhD. It’s a brilliant roundup of all the research that’s been done on the role of nutrition and ‘diseases of affluence’ like cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders like Lupus and MS. It’s truly eye opening, and I’ve just finished Chapter 13: ‘Science – the Dark Side’ which gives a scary account of the author’s personal experiences of how so much of this research never makes it to the doctor’s reading list, let alone the general public. I’ve got just over 4 chapters to go – this one’s taking me a while to get through because there’s simply so much info in it!
I also received my copy of “Healthy Teeth – Healthy Body” by Tom McGuire DDS and am most of the way through Chapter 4, leaving 2 more to go – I got that with the OraMD drops (bought the first timers special) since tooth decay seems to be one of the issues that a few Vegans and Raw Foodists have trouble with. Between that and the supplement I got from the toothsoap people, though, I’m paying more attention to my teeth than usual and they’re looking better than ever.
This week’s light relief was Janny Wurts “To Ride Hell’s Chasm” – she’s one of my favourite authors and this book did not disappoint, even set in a whole new world to the one I’ve been used to reading. It reads like a cross between a Fantasy and a Thriller. Loved it every step of the way, and reached the end (p691) WAY too quickly. 🙁
My Favourite Articles This Week
- The Real Secret To A 2-Hour Work Day – Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak This one’s a MUST READ! Seriously.
- Scheduling a 20 minute meeting with yourself – Unclutterer: great idea, one I try to do but not so formally as to schedule it.
- Skip, Scan, Stop, Save and/or Spread? | Life Beyond Code – How information gets processed in an overloaded world.
- YouTube – Back to the Future Alternate Ending This is Hilarious! Real honest Geek Humour…
- How to Create Space When You’re Always in a Rush | Zen Habits A Guest post that got me thinking.
- Twitter / Get a Widget for Your Site – That’s where the new cool flash effect at the right came from.
- Flavored raw organic chocolate bar — High on health – This was REALLY REALLY GOOD NEWS!!!!! I can still have chocolate!!! <grin>
- Welcome to Kullari Australia – Kullari Plum™. I didn’t know there was an Australian Superfood, until I found this…
- Classes :: Conscious Choice :: Dedicated To Promoting The Living Food Lifestyle In Australia I’m going to a raw food class next week. Even better, in April they have a raw chocolate class!!! If you’re in Sydney I’d love to meet you there…
- YouTube – Tiesto@trance energy 2008 – someone on twitter put me on to the cool intro effect in this video. It was.
- Giving People Permission to Die (Blog) An interesting and thought provoking article from Erin Pavlina
- Thesis Tutorial – Adding Date Based Triggers to Your Posts – Neat tutorial, especially since I’m still learning how much I can do with the Thesis Theme
- The Five Stages of Going and Staying Raw – I’m pretty much reading everything I can on the subject at the moment, this was good.
- Crop Scientists Say Biotechnology Seed Companies Are Thwarting Research – NY Times: GM Food. I don’t need to say any more, do I?
Stuff that caught my eye and I bookmarked for the weekend
For obvious reasons, there’s no descriptions on these…
From Twitter: (the names link to the twitter posts)
‘Read it Later’ posts
- None this week. I read them all except the twitter ones. Why does all the good stuff come through there while I’m in the middle of doing something, do you think?
OK, now I’ve filled you in on all that, I’m off to put my feet up for a while and get stuck back into The China Study!
- Friday Reading Roundup – 6 Mar 09