Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cereal Killer - A Giveaway!

I was raised in a home where the pun was the highest form of humor, so the title of this book made me laugh and intrigued me. 'Cereal Killer' by Alan Watson is a well written and entertaining book about the dangers of a low fat diet and what you should be eating to be healthy. Did you know that heart attacks were virtually non-existent prior to the 1920's and the advent of corn oil, vegetable oils and margarine? How can this be, when your medical doctor is telling you that low fat is necessary for heart health? It is time to look at the facts. Mr. Watson goes through a lot of very well written and documented books ('Good Calories, Bad Calories' by Gary Taub; 'Know Your Fats' by Mary Enig, 'Nutrition and Physical Degeneration' by Weston A. Price, and others) and simplifies them and makes the information in them understandable. He has one of the best simple explanations of cholesterol that I have seen. It is nice that at the end of each chapter he tells you which book he was basing it on. He gives you information on another book on the same topic if you want to do further reading. If you are confused about the role of fats in your diet you will find this to be a very helpful book. I am handing them out to patients right and left. My children have found this book interesting and I find them reading through some of the chapters often and I haven't assigned it.
If you would like to win a free copy of this book leave a comment and I will mail one to the winner (We will select a winner randomly) . I will close the opportunity on Friday May 14th at 5 PM EST.
If you don't win, and would still like a copy I will be happy to mail one to you (continental USA only) for $10 shipping and handling included.


  1. Sounds like an interesting book!

  2. that does sound like a good book! Have I mentioned I envy your library? In my dream house I have a room with a fireplace and floor to ceiling book shelves! Oh and now a comfy chair swing ;-)

  3. I am really interested in this...If I don't win, I'll buy one, I do have a USA mailing address...

  4. OOH, pick me!! :)

    I am a little confused...after taking off 65 pounds because of cancer, I now find myself able to eat again and confused at where to start. I know some of the weight will come back on, but I certainly don't want all of it back! I am clueless about eating healthy and I'm not great with veggies and fruits. I've gotten lazy with convenience foods. Time for a lifestyle change...the hardest kind of change!

    Love your blog...hope you will keep the posts coming!! :)

  5. oooh, looks like a great book and I would love to know more about it. This is the first time seeing your blog, I'm glad I found you - or rather, you found me! Either way, glad to be following you now!

    Blessings, Kathy k. {from EBC} =)

  6. Looks like you had a wonderful mothers day!! :)

    This book sounds interesting!

  7. As long as I don't have to give up chocolate I hope you'll draw my name out of the hat! ~MPH

  8. Wow! Pick me :-)