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    [Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection] EBOOK / PDF A.J. Jacobs Ü 8 summary Coffee is bad for youNo now they're saying it's good for youWell how can avocados be good for you? They're full of fatYes but it's the good kind of fatThere's a good kind of fat?AAAAaAAAAAaaaaaAAAYou can drive yourself nuts trying to figure out what is good for you and what is unhealthy Last time I checked being nuts was definitely UNhealthyLuckily AJ Jacobs is around to investigate using his own body as his

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    [Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection] EBOOK / PDF Now this is a writer with whom I can sit down and drink organic smoothies I consider myself a bit of a closet health nut I say closet health nut because you might not be able to tell by the size of my thighs that I am much of a health nut at all But AJ's humble uest to become the strongest most virile hunk of masculine flesh alive is one tha

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    [Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection] EBOOK / PDF Another entry in the Jacobs formula he'll breeze through a large number of activities giving very superficial descriptions background making wisecracks and recording his wife's reaction to everythingThe problem with this

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    read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ü A.J. Jacobs A.J. Jacobs Ü 8 summary [Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection] EBOOK / PDF After this book I rate AJ Jacobs as one of my favourite authors The book contains enough facts to make it a credible read However it is his OCD that adds the humour to his readers but not necessary to his long suffering family Well worth a read

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    review Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ü A.J. Jacobs A.J. Jacobs Ü 8 summary Reading this book made me realize how paranoid I really am because as I was reading it the author kept talking about how much he was freaking out his family members with the drastic things he was doing and I just kept think

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    [Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection] EBOOK / PDF read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ü A.J. Jacobs A.J. Jacobs Ü 8 summary This book is the latest stunt memoir by AJ Jacobs the man who previously worked on his mind by reading the encyclopedia and his spirit by living according to the Bible Now it's time for the body and Jacobs spent two years fo

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    [Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection] EBOOK / PDF The Good Stuff I think this is my favorite non fiction books this year Author is self deprecating and you know I adore that

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    A.J. Jacobs Ü 8 summary [Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection] EBOOK / PDF AJ Jacobs is getting tired and flabby and I'm talking about his book writing not his physical condition He has done the same gimmick for a number of books now where he transforms his life by giving his all to a specific subject and it's just not that interesting any It lacks creativity and proves him to be somew

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    A.J. Jacobs Ü 8 summary [Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection] EBOOK / PDF For The Know It All AJ Jacobs read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica For The Year of Living Biblically he attempted to follow every

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    review Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection A.J. Jacobs Ü 8 summary [Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection] EBOOK / PDF After listening to AJ Jacobs talking about his book “Drop Dead Healthy” on the Doctor’s show on Sirius radio I thought to myself I need to read this Mr Jacobs tries many different fitness exercises and nutritional trends attempting to find out what works and what doesn’t I like how he systematically lo

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Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection

review Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ü A.J. Jacobs A.J. Jacobs Ü 8 summary New York Times bestselling author and king of “immersion journalism” AJ Jacobs tackles his most challenging experiment yet a yearlong mission to radically improve every element of his body and mind from his brain to his fingertips to his absFrom the bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know It All comes the true and truly hilarious story of one person’s uest to become the healthiest man in the world Hospitalized with a freak case of tropical pneumonia goaded by his wife telling him “I don’t want to be a widow at forty five” and ashamed of a middle aged body best described as “. Another entry in the Jacobs formula he ll breeze through a large number of activities giving very superficial descriptions background making wisecracks and recording his wife s reaction to everythingThe problem with this one is that ultimately all his health interventions are lame Tim Ferris may be a huckster but at least in 4 Hour Body he put himself out on the edge and wrote about interesting things which might make real differences if they panned out while Jacobs recycles crunchy granola nonsense and works his way through a bunch of boring and tired interventions and foods many of which could never make any large difference in his health or longevity even if true He has no ambition or bravery at all I was disappointed that he was scared off by caloric restriction and wouldn t even give intermittent fasting a try despite alternate day fasting being probably the simplest diet ever and when he finally does try something a little drastic like Clomid for testosterone deficiency he seems to abandon it as fast as he possibly can despite admitting that it seemed to be effective than pretty much anything else This is a general trend with everything he reports back on he drops them as fast as possible without giving them a fair shakeI mean I don t believe that say fruit juice fasts work but if Jacobs is going to try then couldn t he at least stick it out than 3 days I felt he was wasting both his and my time That said I am amused to find out just how many eccentric exercise classes apparently can be found in Central Park over the course of a year Chapter 19 was on sleep a subject near and dear to my own self experimenting heart so I had great expectations and was disappointed to see that it boiled down to get a CPAP for snoring and apparently using his brand new Zeo less than week Or on the topic of driving and walking helmets whose net benefit I found myself uncertain of after reviewing some of the research literature he brings them up but dismisses as impossible not because they don t seem worthwhile but because they would be too embarrassing Jacobs seriously are you a man or a mouse The only things he seems to really stick with is his treadmill desk well fair enough for a writer and weirdly given his terror of embarrassment noise canceling headphones As if the photos of the headphones didn t make him look like he was autistic Some gaps just struck me as odd why would a germaphobe look into suat toilets and wash his hands excessively but omit any consideration of bidets which could remove most of the reason one would need to wash handsPerhaps unsurprisingly I reached the final chapter and was distinctly unimpressed what his two years of effort had wroughtI went for my final exam at EHE and found out I d lost another half pound ending at 1565 total weight loss 16 pounds I d gone down two belt sizes Dr Harry Fisch told me that my lipid panel numbers are so good they ll give you a heart attack HDL 48 LDL 62 I than halved my body fat percentage I can now run a mile in less than seven minutes as opposed to not at all I have a visible chestOne might think that such results while laudable did not reuire 2 years and probably were entirely due his eating less and spending some time weightlifting and runningThe evaluation of research is also weak Jacobs promises in the intro to draw as much on the Cochrane Collaboration as possible fantastic but if he did so in the rest of the book I must ve missed it boo hiss And while it s a tired sometimes overused truism in my parts of the Internet that correlation is not causation Jacobs is one of the people for whom that dictum was meantAside from the main storyline of the latest health fad Jacobs counterpoints the slow death from old age dementia of his grandfather and the unexpected death of his eccentric orthorexic aunt These are good reminders of the horrors of aging but while well intentioned Jacobs superficial and middle class humorously as ever is unable to bring out the tragedy of the material anywhere near as well as say Still Alice Do No Harm or even blog posts like Who By Very Slow DecaySo what s good Well Jacobs is intermittently funny He does go through a wide range of interventions which is mildly interesting and if nothing else makes the point that there are a lot of hucksters and idiots and people fooled by randomness out there and that there is no nostrum that will not put someone on cloud nine nor silver bullet so silly that it will not sooth someone s sickness For me it functioned as reminders the accident chapter reminded me that after a slip in my bathroom I had meant to buy anti slip pads which I ve put on my shopping list his treadmill usage has inspired me to clean off my own treadmill desk and at least use it while watching movies or playing games I had heard of the potential benefits of suat toilets but until reading the FA by the guy selling them I had not realized that it was possible to retrofit regular Western toilets to be suat toilets so I may grab some cinder blocks plywood and give it a try and his own conspicuous failure to try out IF makes me feel motivated to give it a try myself soon especially now that I ve got daily blood glucose measurements debugged So it wasn t all bad To elaborate on this one point we don t have hard precise evidence on most of the claims covered in the book but for a lot of them we can give upper bounds on maximum possible benefits For starters lifespan is in humans as it is in other species partially heritable so about a uarter of variability is off the table from the getgo And no one has ever lived longer than Jeanne Calment s 122 years while life expectancy for Jacobs is 80 above average since he s an employed well educated white man with good family longevity so he couldn t expect than 40 years for anything that past humans have tried Similarly because of the exponential increase in death risk with age the value of preventing any given disease in old age is not as high as it may seem since if you prevent a heart attack they may just die of a stroke or Alzheimer s instead which sharply limits how valuable any particular intervention could be So for example if you could prevent cancer in its entirety I ve seen estimates that this might add a grand total of 10 years to average life expectancy which is much less than one would expect Jacobs uotes one person as noting there s something like 50k industrial chemicals out there so if all cancers were caused by a modern industrial chemical and you could eliminate each chemical completely for free at the cost of a day s research or work or income then doing so would be a huge net loss since 50000 days 10 years 3652 days Not to mention that adult life expectancies have kept increasing hand in hand with the proliferation of industrial chemicals suggesting that all of them together can explain only a fraction of variance If you spend a day worrying about Bisphenol you d better have good reasons for thinking it s very likely to be harmful because the prior probability is low the harm is likely fairly minimal you can t do much about it and what you can do is expensive

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review Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ü A.J. Jacobs A.J. Jacobs Ü 8 summary A python that swallowed a goat” AJ Jacobs felt compelled to change his ways and get healthy And he didn’t want only to lose weight or finish a triathlon or lower his cholesterol His ambitions were far greater maximal health from head to toe The task was epic He consulted an army of experts sleep consultants and sex clinicians nutritionists and dermatologists He subjected himself to dozens of different workouts from Strollercize classes to Finger Fitness sessions from bouldering with cavemen to a treadmill desk And he took in a cartload of diets raw foods veganism high protein calorie restriction extreme chew. This book is the latest stunt memoir by AJ Jacobs the man who previously worked on his mind by reading the encyclopedia and his spirit by living according to the Bible Now it s time for the body and Jacobs spent two years focusing on how to be healthier in all areas from his teeth to his toesWhen it comes to matters of health everyone has an opinion and they usually contradict each other Jacobs does a decent job of providing a balanced look at many of his subjects including whatever actual science may or may not be behind them through such moments as letting his toxin obsessed Aunt Marti banish his plastic shower curtain and conventional cleaning products while interviewing a medical professional who argues that our robust livers are than up to the task of dealing with the hazards modern living throws at usThough the subject of health can be a serious one the tone of this book is generally breezy and amusing with a couple of supposedly good for you laugh out loud moments thrown in It s also interesting to see the results of Jacobs experiments on himself though personal anecdote is an unreliable way of determining the overall effectiveness of a particular intervention it s the one that matters the most to us individually and the only tool we have to evaluate some of the outlandish ideas presentedI did enjoy this book and might have given it four stars if I wasn t already familiar with most of the information covered If I were someone who hadn t already spent a lot of time researching health however I would have found this a very accessible and inspiring guide to making positive health changes

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review Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection read & download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ü A.J. Jacobs A.J. Jacobs Ü 8 summary Ing and dozens He bought gadgets and helmets earphones and juicers He poked and he pinched He counted and he measured The story of his transformation is not only brilliantly entertaining but it just may be the healthiest book ever written It will make you laugh until your sides split and endorphins flood your bloodstream It will alter the contours of your brain imprinting you with better habits of hygiene and diet It will move you emotionally and get you moving physically in surprising ways And it will give you occasion to reflect on the body’s many mysteries and the ultimate pursuit of health a well lived life. AJ Jacobs is getting tired and flabby and I m talking about his book writing not his physical condition He has done the same gimmick for a number of books now where he transforms his life by giving his all to a specific subject and it s just not that interesting any It lacks creativity and proves him to be somewhat dim wittedIn this case he tries to follow all the advice books diets and research on health The problem is that there are thousands to choose from and many of them are contradictory So he focuses on some of the weird ones like the guys who live like cavemen and think we should hunt meat and eat it raw Instead of this coming across like an intelligent study of the subject it seems like one big jokeHis writing style is very self centered and that gets dull fast He s just not that interesting of a person and while he s self deprecating he also is very unaware of how disgusting or insulting he can be His subtle put downs of his wife family and friends isn t funnySo if you ve read his other books this one isn t much different and certainly is far from the best If this is your first exposure to Jacobs you may find it somewhat interesting but it s overdone and not the taut review of the subject that it could be What would make an interesting magazine article makes for a very boring book

  • Hardcover
  • 402
  • Drop Dead Healthy One Man's Humble uest for Bodily Perfection
  • A.J. Jacobs
  • English
  • 17 August 2020
  • 9781416599074