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by Jonn Matsen, N.D.

 

The Secrets to Great Health from Your Nine Liver Dwarves, the second book written by Dr. Matsen, takes a humorous yet in-depth look at the connection between liver function and health. It shows how disease can be reversed by following a diet that revitalizes the liver, the most important organ in fighting illness. With the help of hundreds of cartoon illustrations and nine fictional liver dwarves, Dr. Matsen explains how your liver is linked with other systems in your body and provides innovative ideas on how to rejuvenate your health. Topics include the medicinal properties of foods, the relationship between digestion and your immune system, and how changing your diet can greatly increase your energy levels.

 

The Secrets to Great Health also contains a summary of some the most important medical research of the last 100 years as well as delicious, healthy recipes and menu suggestions. This entertaining and educational book gives more detailed, scientific explanations about your liver and its role in sustaining or regaining great health.

 

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Not having previously been aware of this book, it was bought for me as a gift from a family friend on a whim. It turned out to be an absolute gem and I now consider it on of the best books I have read on the overall causes and effects of Environmental Illness.

Dr. Matsen graduated from Bastyr University, one of only a handful of fully licensed naturopathic medical schools in North America, over 20 years ago and has been in private practice ever since.

In this, his second book, Dr. Matsen embarks on a quest to educate the reader on the great importance of the liver for overall health. We learn of the factors, both from the environment, and within the body itself, that contribute to putting a strain on the liver's detoxifying capacity, and how an overburdened liver can have consequences for every system in the body, creating a host of symptoms.

What makes this book unique, and in my opinion highly appealing and entertaining, is the way in which Dr. Matsen chose to present often very complex medical information, in a highly readable format that makes it accessible to a much wider audience. The information is presented by 9 fictional characters, collectively called "Liver Dwarves". Each chapter is presented by a different liver dwarf who is responsible for a certain body system. For example, Burpy teaches us about digestion, Spacey discusses the brain, and we learn about the immune system from Achey. Each liver dwarf talks about a specific body system in terms of its relationship to the liver.

I have read a few reviews elsewhere that have suggested that the book is silly and unreadable. I could not agree more with this. With respect to the subject matter, Dr. Matsen could have written a book that read like a textbook and nobody would have wanted to make the ffort to get through it. The unique format of this book in my opinion makes it a very entertaining read and makes it easier to understand and assimilate the wealth of important information it contains.

The Secrets to Great Health covers everything from gut dysbiosis and leaky gut syndrome to chemical sensitivities and allergies. The final liver dwarf, Docque, presents the author's solutions to chronic illnesses which he uses in his clinic. The book includes a large section on nutritional approaches to treatment and also prvdeslots of great recipes.

This is an extremely well researched book that now has a bonus section containing almost 600 research abstracts from the most important scientific studies in natural health over the past 100 years. This addition is a fantastic reference for both natural health professionals and the layman.

I can't recommend this title highly enough for anyone who wants to learn about the real causes of the whole range of chronic health problems based on a huge base of research.

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Maff Reviewed by Maff July 30, 2007
Last updated: July 30, 2009
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Informative AND Entertaining

Not having previously been aware of this book, it was bought for me as a gift from a family friend on a whim. It turned out to be an absolute gem and I now consider it on of the best books I have read on the overall causes and effects of Environmental Illness.

Dr. Matsen graduated from Bastyr University, one of only a handful of fully licensed naturopathic medical schools in North America, over 20 years ago and has been in private practice ever since.

In this, his second book, Dr. Matsen embarks on a quest to educate the reader on the great importance of the liver for overall health. We learn of the factors, both from the environment, and within the body itself, that contribute to putting a strain on the liver's detoxifying capacity, and how an overburdened liver can have consequences for every system in the body, creating a host of symptoms.

What makes this book unique, and in my opinion highly appealing and entertaining, is the way in which Dr. Matsen chose to present often very complex medical information, in a highly readable format that makes it accessible to a much wider audience. The information is presented by 9 fictional characters, collectively called "Liver Dwarves". Each chapter is presented by a different liver dwarf who is responsible for a certain body system. For example, Burpy teaches us about digestion, Spacey discusses the brain, and we learn about the immune system from Achey. Each liver dwarf talks about a specific body system in terms of its relationship to the liver.

I have read a few reviews elsewhere that have suggested that the book is silly and unreadable. I could not agree more with this. With respect to the subject matter, Dr. Matsen could have written a book that read like a textbook and nobody would have wanted to make the ffort to get through it. The unique format of this book in my opinion makes it a very entertaining read and makes it easier to understand and assimilate the wealth of important information it contains.

The Secrets to Great Health covers everything from gut dysbiosis and leaky gut syndrome to chemical sensitivities and allergies. The final liver dwarf, Docque, presents the author's solutions to chronic illnesses which he uses in his clinic. The book includes a large section on nutritional approaches to treatment and also prvdeslots of great recipes.

This is an extremely well researched book that now has a bonus section containing almost 600 research abstracts from the most important scientific studies in natural health over the past 100 years. This addition is a fantastic reference for both natural health professionals and the layman.

I can't recommend this title highly enough for anyone who wants to learn about the real causes of the whole range of chronic health problems based on a huge base of research.

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