Whole: Rethinking the Science Of Nutrition

From Frank DelBalso
Title:  Whole: Rethinking the Science Of Nutrition
Author:  T. Colin Campbell
Do you want to prevent  cancer? Do you want to reverse cancer? Do you want to slow down the aging process? Have you ever wondered about the food chain in United Sates? This book will show you the way. It  goes into government policy on nutrition. It presents on new paradigm on researching disease, It shows the roll of corporations, lobbyists, the media and medical non profits on nutrition and disease. Warning: This may spoil your next dinner and you will be asking yourself “Why oh why didn’t I take the blue pill?”

The Roots of the Olive Tree

From Ginny  Pisciotta
Author:  Courtney Miller  Santo
The Roots of the Olive Tree
The Roots of the Olive Tree gives the reader entrance  into the lives of 5 living generations of firstborn daughters and their complex  relationships.  Much of the story takes place at the family home  in an olive grove in the Sacramento Valley.  Anna, the family matriarch, is 112 years old at the beginning of the story and is still going strong.  Her daughter is 90 and also healthy in body and mind.

A geneticist seeks to unlock the secret of their longevity and provide a breakthrough that would change the aging process.  As he studies their genetic make-up, we catch glimpses into their emotional lives and gradually learn the secrets they are keeping from each other and the world around them.  Mysteries about each of them are revealed little by little as we learn the reasons behind  strained relationships.  The book is divided into sections – each one told from the viewpoint of one of these daughters.  The final chapter in the book jumps ahead about 10 years and is written from the viewpoint of the firstborn son of the youngest.

The book is riveting, but it is not a feel-good kind of story.  The characters are real and flawed, yet you do care about them.