The thing I find most enjoyable these days is reading these wonderful books and contact with readers and workers at Rylander. Last week, Janis Bull, one of the faithful at Rylander brought a book to my house. She challenged me to read just one chapter and go from there. The chapter was The End of Remembering from Moonwalking With Einstein, The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, by Joshua Foer. It fascinated me. I want to read it over and over. Point being: in the earlier days, that's what people did in order to retain knowledge. Read over and over to absorb and retain knowledge. No computers then.Janis also told me how to obtain books not in our library. It's called Inter Library Loan. The End of Remembering from Moonwalking with Einstein came from Inter Library Loan. Ask our librarian, Mary Lee about this plan to secure a book not on our shelves. Happy Reading!Wheat Belly, William Davis, M.D.Since the introduction of dietary guidelines in the 1970s calling for reduced fat intake, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorbaly become heavier less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than 2.000 of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, and not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing our nation's obesity epidemic, it is wheat.No longer the sturdy staple our forebearers ground into their daily bread, today's wheat has been genetically altered to provide processed food manufacturers the greatest yeild at the lowest cost: consequently, this once benign grain has been transformed into a nutritionally bankrupt ingredient that causes blood sugar to spike more rapidly than eating pure table sugar and has addictive properties that cause us to ride a roller coaster of hunger, overeating, and fatigue. Dr. Davis sheds light on its connection to weight gain and fat buildup in all the wrong places, as well as a host of adverse health effects from diabetes to heart disease to immunologic and neurological disorders like celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and dementia. Finally, he presents a compelling argument for eliminating wheat products from the diet entirely with strategies for making the transition both simple and permanent.And, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Co-host of The View, tells her story in The G Free Diet, A Gluten-Free Survival Guide, With a forward by Peter Green, M.D.It took almost starving for Elizabeth Hasselbeck to discover what was ailing her digestive system. Since 1997, she had experienced severe stomach pain and fatigue and was close to having surgery on her intestine. Yet after being deprived of nearly all food for thirty-nine days as a contestant on Survivor, Elizabeth found herself pain free for the first time in years. Following that experience, an exhaustive search finally brought her to a diagnosis of cellac disease, and its only treatment: a lifelong gluten-free diet.Though she fought it and even self-sabotaged at times, Elizabeth has embraced her new lifestyle and grown not just to tolerate it, but to love it! Here she explains how and why gluten causes some people such debilitating symptoms and shows the way to meticulously, and yet enjoyably, avoid it.Included are tips for creating a G-free kitchen, entertaining/eating out with great food while avoiding gluten, and living with someone who is G-free. Rich with wisdom, Elizabeth gleaned the hard way, this book provides research and a road map for a renewed, healthy, energized life.I want to conclude this weeks Rylander Revie wtih a Texas Book called The West Texas Frontier or a Descriptive History of Early Times in Western Texas, Containing an Accurate Account of Much Hitherto of Old Forts, Indian Fights, and Depredations, Indian Reservations, French and Spanish Activities and Many Other Interesting Things, Joseph Carroll McConnell.Early Texas Bookshelves --
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