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In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling Intellectual Devotional series, authors Noah Oppenheim and David Kidder have partnered with Bruce K. Young, MD, to offer a year's worth of medical knowledge and wellness wisdom. Each daily dose in this infectious volume offers insight into the mysterious terrain of the human body and the factors that impact its In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling Intellectual Devotional series, authors Noah Oppenheim and David Kidder have partnered with Bruce K. Young, MD, to offer a year's worth of medical knowledge and wellness wisdom. Each daily dose in this infectious volume offers insight into the mysterious terrain of the human body and the factors that impact its constitution. Drawn from seven diverse categories, including lifestyle and preventive medicine; the mind; medical milestones; drugs and alternative treatments; sexuality and reproduction; diseases and ailments; and children and adolescents, these 365 entries are as informative as they are functional. From aspirin to the x-ray, headaches to Hippocrates, Viagra to influenza, The Intellectual Devotional: Health will revive the mind and rejuvenate the body. Sure to please devoted intellectuals and newcomers alike, this timely volume sheds new light on an endlessly fascinating subject: ourselves.


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In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling Intellectual Devotional series, authors Noah Oppenheim and David Kidder have partnered with Bruce K. Young, MD, to offer a year's worth of medical knowledge and wellness wisdom. Each daily dose in this infectious volume offers insight into the mysterious terrain of the human body and the factors that impact its In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling Intellectual Devotional series, authors Noah Oppenheim and David Kidder have partnered with Bruce K. Young, MD, to offer a year's worth of medical knowledge and wellness wisdom. Each daily dose in this infectious volume offers insight into the mysterious terrain of the human body and the factors that impact its constitution. Drawn from seven diverse categories, including lifestyle and preventive medicine; the mind; medical milestones; drugs and alternative treatments; sexuality and reproduction; diseases and ailments; and children and adolescents, these 365 entries are as informative as they are functional. From aspirin to the x-ray, headaches to Hippocrates, Viagra to influenza, The Intellectual Devotional: Health will revive the mind and rejuvenate the body. Sure to please devoted intellectuals and newcomers alike, this timely volume sheds new light on an endlessly fascinating subject: ourselves.

30 review for The Intellectual Devotional Health: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Digest a Daily Dose of Wellness Wisdom

  1. 5 out of 5

    Siena Mirabella

    only checking this off now so that i don’t forget at the end of the year!! *trying desperately to reach my reading goal, can’t risk forgetting a book*

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lucy

    Interesting nonfiction series, giving you a page a day of information about a broad topic. Drawn from seven diverse categories, including lifestyle and preventive medicine; the mind; medical milestones; drugs and alternative treatments; sexuality and reproduction; diseases and ailments; and children and adolescents, these 365 entries are as informative as they are functional. Some are interesting, some way above my head or interest level. Some topics familiar some obscure and never heard of before Interesting nonfiction series, giving you a page a day of information about a broad topic. Drawn from seven diverse categories, including lifestyle and preventive medicine; the mind; medical milestones; drugs and alternative treatments; sexuality and reproduction; diseases and ailments; and children and adolescents, these 365 entries are as informative as they are functional. Some are interesting, some way above my head or interest level. Some topics familiar some obscure and never heard of before. They give the first ambulance in NYC in 1869. vitamin D. Jonas Salk & Albert Sabin on polio. pleurisy. acupuncture, macrobiotic diet, phlebitis, Lyme disease, hirsutism (bearded ladies), MAO inhibitors. random stuff. Just one page each. I didn't read it one page a day because it's a library book and I have to return it. It's often interesting bedtime reading but you have to pick well the one you stop on. I liked the ones on popular culture and American history better, but this is good too.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Jackson

    This is a great gap filler if you have kids in school (and if you see any value in knowing a little about a lot of things). It's a fun book to thumb through, especially for young kids or teenagers. The big gap filled is the time line on major world events and intellectual/political movements. Often history is taught in lessons that give depth, but not breadth--the lessons don't always tell kids where these events fell on the full time line of recorded history. This is a great gap filler if you have kids in school (and if you see any value in knowing a little about a lot of things). It's a fun book to thumb through, especially for young kids or teenagers. The big gap filled is the time line on major world events and intellectual/political movements. Often history is taught in lessons that give depth, but not breadth--the lessons don't always tell kids where these events fell on the full time line of recorded history.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    Great book with a lot of interesting information about our health

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

    This is my second "Intellectual Devotional." I've always loved the idea of learning at least one fact a day, and these books are made for just that purpose. Each of these books has 365 pages, and the idea is that you will read a page a day. This particular book was about health and the medical field. Some of the entries were shocking, some of them were boring, and some of them were just gross. A random sample of entries includes blood clotting, cholesterol, taste, memory, trans fat, chlamydia, v This is my second "Intellectual Devotional." I've always loved the idea of learning at least one fact a day, and these books are made for just that purpose. Each of these books has 365 pages, and the idea is that you will read a page a day. This particular book was about health and the medical field. Some of the entries were shocking, some of them were boring, and some of them were just gross. A random sample of entries includes blood clotting, cholesterol, taste, memory, trans fat, chlamydia, vaccination, prozac, dreams, colonoscopy, and neurosis. One of the big take-aways from this book is the importance of the heart. Wow, take care of your ticker or it's going to kill you. That's a guarantee. Heart disease, heart attack, high blood pressure. Ouch. Better stop eating this pizza and go for a jog. I found that reading my page a day was much better done in the morning then at night. Reading this book at night would often lead me to contemplate my own mortality, which, when you are in the process of falling asleep, can actually feel like dying (I'm slipping away, Oh no!). Then, if you are like me, you bolt upright in bed, breathing quickly, panting really, and you can't get back to sleep for an hour or two. Also, don't try to read this book faster than 1 page a day. It's dense and, if anyone can read more than five pages of this book as a time, he/she deserves an award for attention span.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sephun

    The Intellectual Devotional Health is the fourth of the series of books written by David S. Kidder. This book holds 365 entries from seven fields of medical knowledge. These entries vary from information on diseases and medicine to information about doctors and scientists that have contributed and revolutionalized the medical field. The various entries on this book are written in a manner in which the person reading it gets a good amount of information without having to read an immense amount The Intellectual Devotional Health is the fourth of the series of books written by David S. Kidder. This book holds 365 entries from seven fields of medical knowledge. These entries vary from information on diseases and medicine to information about doctors and scientists that have contributed and revolutionalized the medical field. The various entries on this book are written in a manner in which the person reading it gets a good amount of information without having to read an immense amount of pages. As a matter of fact, each entry doesn't surpass one page, which is ideal if you are a person that doesn't like reading an extraneous amount of pages. This book really did entertain me. Not only was the small amount of reading appealing to me, but the various amount of entries really interested me. My mindset before I read the book was that it was going to be some boring book that is going to have boringly redundant information. So in a way you can say that the book surpassed my expectations. I strongly feel that there is nothing the author could have done to improve this book, it is great as it is. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with a curious mind that wants to lean more about medicine and it's history. After reading this book, I have been motivated to read the other books in the series the author wrote.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Marcia Haskell

    "In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling Intellectual Devotional series, authors Noah Oppenheim and David Kidder have partnered with Bruce K. Young, MD, to offer a year’s worth of medical knowledge and wellness wisdom. Each daily dose in this infectious volume offers insight into the mysterious terrain of the human body and the factors that impact its constitution. Drawn from seven diverse categories, including lifestyle and preventive medicine; the mind; medical milestones; "In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling Intellectual Devotional series, authors Noah Oppenheim and David Kidder have partnered with Bruce K. Young, MD, to offer a year’s worth of medical knowledge and wellness wisdom. Each daily dose in this infectious volume offers insight into the mysterious terrain of the human body and the factors that impact its constitution. Drawn from seven diverse categories, including lifestyle and preventive medicine; the mind; medical milestones; drugs and alternative treatments; sexuality and reproduction; diseases and ailments; and children and adolescents, these 365 entries are as informative as they are functional. From aspirin to the x-ray, headaches to Hippocrates, Viagra to influenza, The Intellectual Devotional: Health will revive the mind and rejuvenate the body. Sure to please devoted intellectuals and newcomers alike, this timely volume sheds new light on an endlessly fascinating subject: ourselves." Not as well written as many of the earlier books in this series, but informative and brought me up-to-date in a nuber of health issues.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    It took us almost a year to finish The Intellectual Devotional: Health, eleven months to be exact. We started on October 20, 2015 and finished the last week in September 2016. My husband and I have read several of the books in the Intellectual Devotional series. I have to say that this was our least favorite, so far. Each week was divided into seven topics: Children and Adolescents; Diseases and Ailments; Drugs and Alternative Treatments; The Mind; Sexuality and Reproduction; Lifestyle and Preve It took us almost a year to finish The Intellectual Devotional: Health, eleven months to be exact. We started on October 20, 2015 and finished the last week in September 2016. My husband and I have read several of the books in the Intellectual Devotional series. I have to say that this was our least favorite, so far. Each week was divided into seven topics: Children and Adolescents; Diseases and Ailments; Drugs and Alternative Treatments; The Mind; Sexuality and Reproduction; Lifestyle and Preventative Medicine; and Medical Milestones. The reading was dry at times, and totally gross at others. However, as with all of the Intellectual Devotionals, it gave us a shared reading and something different to discuss. We also learned a little along the way. We’re on to Intellectual Devotional: American History, and then we will have read the entire series. Definitely good books for shared reading!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kimber

    Remember those daily devotional for religion same thing. But for those who what something to ponder on the way home. I got this book last. I have hardback and kindle versions of these books. I stuffed notes and research items in the hardbacks. I can add notes to my kindle versions. I enjoy them and since my kindle goes everywhere with me. I always have something to read. I have a harder time with this book than the others. I think it's me not the writers or the editors. Remember those daily devotional for religion same thing. But for those who what something to ponder on the way home. I got this book last. I have hardback and kindle versions of these books. I stuffed notes and research items in the hardbacks. I can add notes to my kindle versions. I enjoy them and since my kindle goes everywhere with me. I always have something to read. I have a harder time with this book than the others. I think it's me not the writers or the editors.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    I learned a lot

  11. 4 out of 5

    John

    THE smartest book I ever read. (so far)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Eric Weisheit

    These are great... But this one was my least favorite. Just sayin...

  13. 5 out of 5

    Bob Cantrell

    I am enjoying this book.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    day 4, 361 more to go!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tim Fawcett

    Enjoyed reading this "religiously" every morning. Now that I'm done, I need a new ritual to fill my morning void. Enjoyed reading this "religiously" every morning. Now that I'm done, I need a new ritual to fill my morning void.

  16. 4 out of 5

    A P

    essentially an encyclopedia.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Shaw

  18. 5 out of 5

    William

  19. 5 out of 5

    jenna course

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tim

  21. 5 out of 5

    Dennis Ammon

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dennis Schvejda

  23. 4 out of 5

    Michael Cook

  24. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Lizik

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kristian

  27. 5 out of 5

    Glutton4langs

  28. 5 out of 5

    Alan

  29. 4 out of 5

    Liliam Cerrato

  30. 4 out of 5

    Rhiannon

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