Lights Out

Lights Out

Sleep, Sugar, and Survival

Book - 2000
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We all know we don't get enough sleep. What we don't know is that there is a killer connection between sleep, food, light, and health. And that when it comes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression, you need to rethink everything you know. Based on years of research at the National Institute of Health, Kept in the Dark will tell you: -- Why weight-loss is as easy as the flick of a switch -- Why researchers can give mice cancer just by leaving the lights on -- Why exercise can really give you a heart attack -- Why Type II diabetes has increased four-fold and why you're next -- Why you're overproducing sex hormones but you're too tired to want sex -- Why infertility plagues Baby Boomers -- Why we're a Prozac Nation and still fight depression constantly -- Why you'll go the way of the dinosaurs if you don't eat and sleep in sync with the spin of the planet
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c2000.
ISBN: 9780671038670
Branch Call Number: 613.794 WI
Characteristics: x, 354 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Formby, Bent


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Oct 24, 2017

This book is crazy. I mean it's literally like the ravings of a lunatic. There are sparks of truth in there, but maddeningly tangled in a web of gibberish. The tone of the text is more like being yelled at, rather than spoke to.

This is her message: It's not just that we all eat too much sugar because we have the lights on too long. No, it's a conspiracy. The government wants us to be fat.

The author has no credentials whatsoever, and the book has the feel of a self-published text. She originally claimed to have a degree in anthropology, but has since admitted she never finished it.

Here's the final word: if the author has found the secret to wellness, she must be a paragon of health, right? Google her and see what she looks like.


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