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Library JournalIn this book, nutritionist Garza-Hillman argues that achieving good health is easier than most people think. His philosophy is based on the idea that humans aren’t that different from other animals and that nutrition is a lot simpler than we make it out to be. The key, according to Garza-Hillman, is to take it slow. He says, ‘Remember, it’s “Approaching the Natural’ not ‘Express Elevator to the Natural.’ ” This approach may mean starting with 30 seconds of exercise and gradually adding more physical activity to one’s life. It may mean cutting out junk foods one at a time. Most of his advice seems like common sense until readers get closer to what the book deems the most natural—not everyone is going to take up barefoot running, for example.
Verdict While the idea of getting beyond the quick-fix diet will resonate with a wide audience, the book will likely have the most appeal to those who identify as “New Age” or who accept ideas like touching trees to discharge energy from our bodies.—Mindy Rhiger, Minneapolis
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