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The Pleasure Trap

Mastering the Hidden Force That Undermines Health & Happiness
Narrated by: Chef AJ
Length: 9 hrs
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The authors offer unique insights into the factors that make us susceptible to dietary and lifestyle excesses and present ways to restore the biological processes designed by nature to keep us running at maximum efficiency and vitality.

©2003 Douglas J. Lisle and Alan Goldhamer (P)2018 Douglas J. Lisle and Alan Goldhamer

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Disappointed

I had heard rave reviews but basically the solution to heal yourself is to water fast. Not helpful for long term freedom from the pleasure trap. Excellent ideas but no practical advice on how to live day to day and it clearly states that to achieve freedom is almost impossible like giving up drugs. Only a small few can actually achieve it. Not helpful.

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A life changing book

The information in this book is the answer to so many of my Healthwise and weight loss problems

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  • Erin Greener
  • 11-07-2018

The single best read on healthy living

Thank you Dr Alan Goldhamer and Dr. Doug Lisle for this amazing document, you have captured essence of human nature so eloquently when it comes to the struggle of healthy lifestyle decision making and made it understandable and achievable for all of us. Thank you Chef AJ for pushing for the audiable version and doing such a lovely job narrating this incredible body of work, you should be in the Veganism Hall of Fame, oh wait, you are! All of you please keep creating new content, we adore you guys and find it so motivational. J. Greener

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  • Marathon
  • 30-07-2018

Very interesting information

This book contains information we all can learn from. It was interesting to listen to once. The problem is that I would like to review all the points within the book, but do not want to listen to the whole book again. All the stories are interesting but I am not interested in hearing them again. I think it would help the audio reader if there was a summary at the end where it would be possible to go back and reveiw all the points

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-07-2018

Now I know it’s not my fault

All my life I thought I was weak willed and morally flawed. Thanks to this book I understand that I’ve got a body beautifully programmed to survive a famine but I’m in an environment of abundant crap food. It’s a relief.

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  • clandestine
  • 23-12-2018

By far the BEST health & nutrition I've read

I am truly amazed at how comprehensive this nutrition book is. I plan to listen to it again from an entertainment perspective alone. The authors go through in detail how we humans went from gathering food to eating highly processed food. It covers science, medicine, biology, the animal kingdom, our microbiomes, nutrition, fitness, sleep, drugs (including caffeine), societal pressures, socio-economic factors, making the transition, handling unsupportive friends and loved ones, debunking myths. They talk about addictions and how food addiction is a very real thing as well. And just like how most addicts need complete abstinence from the drug of choice in order to be completely free of the effects, they recommend a complete and immediate overhaul in eating habits and to abstain from unhealthy eating as well. Yes, they do recommend a way of eating, that of a Whole Food, Plant Based diet, which is one I support and do with reasonable success, even after trying other meat diets like paleo and keto. But this book is much, much bigger than the way you eat. The authors explore many philosophical and theoretical examples to support their claims, as well as hard facts and raw science. I will definitely recommend this book to others.

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  • JLS
  • 28-08-2018

Great life altering content. Highly recommend!

The content is rich with evidence backed information. This can save your life in profound ways. The reader was a pleasure to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-10-2018

average

very repetitive, saids same thing in hundreds of ways. For people that already follow a WFPB lifestyle there is no new knowledge

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  • Nebraska High Plainsman
  • 07-10-2018

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This may be the most important book I'll ever purchase. I'm on a journey to a much better life because of it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-09-2018

A book worth multiple reads.

Very informative. Easy to listen to and follow the points. Contains many life changing inspirations. A book worth listening to / reading multiple times.

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  • Jean E.
  • 17-08-2018

This is a must read

This is a comprehensive presentation of how our Western diet is creating chronic disease. Everyone needs this information. Chef AJ does a great job reading.

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  • Bob
  • 08-04-2019

This review is for the audio not the book.

I'm finding it hard to stay interested in her. She pronounces her words too much or something. It's annoying

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  • Joe Doyle
  • 07-08-2018

Boring !!!!

Was looking to read this book for many months. Had listened to 10 chapters of 20 on Audible and was so bored but hoped the book would improve, it didn't. I'm now on chapter 16 and have just about given up, just hoping for a couple of gems of wisdom. Probably the most boring and useless book I've ever read.

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  • Delectable
  • 04-04-2019

Top Marks All Round!

No fluff! Excellently written! Easy to finish! The passion of the narrator Chef AJ is palpable! It seemed like she was narrating facts, truths, science and philosophies she absolutely believes in not simply reading a book. Everyone needs to hear this!