Book: An Ounce of Prevention: Mainly for Men and the Ladies Who Care for Them
Author: Dr Anthony Vendryes
Reviewer: Dr Glenville Ashby Source: Jamaica Gleaner
An Ounce of Prevention: Mainly for Men and the Ladies Who Care for Them is an exhaustive, voluminous and well-researched undertaking. In this, the sequel to An Ounce of Prevention that addressed women's health, Dr Vendryes again proves his salt as a holistic practitioner, unchallenged, in a field rife with authors jockeying for recognition. Unburdened, stripped of scientific and medical jargon, this body of work is lucidly articulated, and markedly broad in appeal.
Dr Vendryes cuts to the chase covering a wide spectrum of health issues with enviable fluidity and authority. He does not aim to reinvent the wheel and arguably, his work falls well short of being unique. However, he captures the attention of readers, especially in debunking some commonly held beliefs. Of fatty foods, he writes, "... not all fatty foods are bad.
In fact, some types of fats, the essential fatty foods (EFAs) are essential for good health ... . Based on their chemical structure the main EFAs are classified as Omega-3."
He argues that we are suffering from a tremendous imbalance of this ingredient, the absence of which increases the chances of "heart disease, cancer, stroke, asthma, allergies and many circulatory and painful disorder".Read more: Book Review of - An Ounce of Prevention Mainly For Men