REVIEW: “The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection” by Scott C. Anderson, John F. Cryan, Ted Dinan  

The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection, by Scott C. Anderson, John F. Cryan, Ted Dinan National Geographic, Copyright November 2017 978-1426218460, Hardcover, 320 Pages A composite of the academic and general reading, this book consists of a biological conversation sprouting into realms of disease, medicine, and psychiatry. Technicality, in the form…

REVIEW: “Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial” by Alison Bass

Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, by Alison Bass Algonquin Books, 978-1565125537 Copyright June 2008, Hardcover, 260 Pages Greatly informative and factually useful. Set in the psychiatric drug industry, this book predominantly explores the theme of the ever consequential tension between the profit-oriented medical pharmaceutical establishment versus the issue of consumer safety….

REVIEW: “Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients.” by Jeremy N. Smith

Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients., by Jeremy N. Smith Harper Wave, 978-0062237514 Copyright March 2017, Paperback, 368 Pages Absolutely engrossing, profoundly inspirational and a highly enjoyable book. One is left marveling at the revolutionary, formidable and ambitious Global Burden of Disease study, its extraordinary success, and its ingenious mastermind, Chris Murray. On a personal and significantly…

REVIEW: “One Breath: Freediving, Death, and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits” by Adam Skolnick

One Breath: Freediving, Death, and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits, by Adam Skolnick Crown Archetype, 978-0553447484 Copyright January 2016, Hardcover, 336 Pages A riveting narrative on the esoteric and extreme sport of freediving, and the poignant and fateful death of America’s best freediver, Nicholas Mevoli. This is a compellingly fascinating book which demystifies competitive freediving, uncovers the…

REVIEW: “The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science” by R. Douglas Fields

The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science, by R. Douglas Fields Simon & Schuster, 978-0743291415 Copyright December 2009, Hardcover, 384 Pages An unbelievably engrossing book on brain science, The Other Brain presents a scientific discourse predominantly focused on the glia, and aptly examined alongside the neuronal brain….