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You, the Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger

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Anatomy and Physiology for Dummies

In short, just a very fun and informative book with several worthy goals. For one, it educates your average person in the inner workings of the human body. It does this quite entertainingly through frequent quizzes, trivia, facts, and interesting pictures- for instance ...
In short, just a very fun and informative book with several worthy goals. For one, it educates your average person in the inner workings of the human body. It does this quite entertainingly through frequent quizzes, trivia, facts, and interesting pictures- for instance the authors use a lot of elf cartoon. Corny, but fun.

Additionally, the book also gives one many helpful tips on how to keep their body running smoother and it is a pretty informative and amusing read that should enhance the well-being of many- especially middle-agers like me who want to learn more about how their bodies work so they can keep it running smoothly in the years to come. Aged readers may also be interested in Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff to keep the shoulder working well- 54% of people over the age of 60 have a torn rotator cuff.

Note: People who have read the first "You The Owner's Manual" will notice additional information on the liver and pancreas, as well as a new workout chapter.

posted by 262591 on October 29, 2008

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Good info for an uninformed american

This is a book claiming to be an outline for how to stay healthy, but not once do the authors recommend eating ORGANIC produce. It appears they too are under the spell of the big corporations of this country. This book is an easy read for the average person who knows ...
This is a book claiming to be an outline for how to stay healthy, but not once do the authors recommend eating ORGANIC produce. It appears they too are under the spell of the big corporations of this country. This book is an easy read for the average person who knows little about the human body and its functions, yet the authors are still traditionally trained medical doctors who think drugs and surgery are the best way to treat ailments of the human body. Go ahead and read this book if you'd like to continue eating your animals, dairy, coke and coffee along with your daily dose of drugs, but I recommend a more truthful and natural way of healing the body, as in many of the books written by Paul Bragg.

posted by Anonymous on November 3, 2005

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  • Posted October 5, 2009

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    Smart, simple ways to care for your body

    In the words of Oprah's favorite doctor, Mehmet C. Oz, and his co-author, Michael F. Roizen, "We're not going to make the science simplistic; we're going to make it simple." Their book describes how your body works in understandable, engaging terms and gives you an easy-to-follow strategy for making adjustments that will extend your life and improve your health. Roizen and Oz take you on a tour of your body, beginning with the heart and covering all the organs. They include a realistic diet and workout plan, fun illustrations and answers to common questions. getAbstract recommends this guide to all those well-intentioned people who know they should eat right and exercise more, but want to understand why.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2006

    Easy to understand

    Usually these health books are dry, but this book is fascinating. A must read if you want to understand your body.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

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    Good book on the basics of the Human Body

    Good book to get a basic understanding of the functions of the human body. And some good basic advice for care. A worthwhile book for your reference shelf.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

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    Drs. Oz and Roiszen strike again!

    This recording of You the Owner's Manual is packed with useful information told in an amuzing way. The two pop docs keep you smiling while giving you vital information to make changes in your life. (This would also make a great primer on similes and metaphors for a junior high school English class if it weren't for all the adult-aimed sex references!)<BR/><BR/>Worth a listen, if you want to change your eating habilts, know more about how your body works, and get healthy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2005

    Inaccurate line-drawings are the only downfall

    The content of the book is excellent. A great guide to the human body. I was disappointed in the line-drawings. I really want to understand exactly what the muscles, bone structure, etc look like. But the authors chose to use cute terms and inaccuracies in the drawings. The only drawback to the entire book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2005

    Great Book!

    This book is informative and keeps one's interest and covers everything from A to Z. These authors have a great sense of humor which keeps the reading light and on layman's terms. The man I am seeing is a doctor and was also very impressed with this book!

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