by Chris Masterjohn
I just received my advanced copy of Tim Ferriss's The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman.
Tim's last book, The 4-Hour Workweek, was #1 on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week bestseller lists, and has been translated into 33 languages.
Last year, Tim contacted me through Dr. Michael Eades and asked me to write a critique of The China Study for his new book as a case study in junk science.
It looks like my critique got relegated to the bonus material that will be available on the web site using a password found in the book, which isn't surprising considering the book in its final cut is 571 pages long. Given how well his last book did, this may prove to broaden the influence of important China Study critiques. I've updated my original review with links to Denise Minger's critique and my most recent analysis of Dr. Campbell's rat research.
My name is nevertheless found in the index, right below "Mark (weight fluctuation)" and right a above a much more awkward m-word. On page 512, he discusses my work on Activator X and vitamin K2, the findings of Weston Price, and the important interactions between vitamins A, D, and K2. He gives a nod to natto, gives goose liver pate a "yum," pays his respects to hard cheeses, and recommends cod liver oil, grass-fed butter, eggs, sauerkraut, and kimchi.
If his chapter on how to get eight hours of sleep in two hours has any merit, I might actually be able to read and review this book before it hits shelves on December 14.
Here's the trailer:
Click here to learn more about the book. If you think you'll want it, pre-ordering it now will help boost the shelf space that retailers will be willing to use to promote it.
Based on ten years of self-experimentation and interviewing hundreds of elite athletes and dozens of MDs, Ferriss claims a lot of seemingly impossible stuff is possible. If a tenth of the crazy superhuman things he claims are possible actually are possible, this book will be well worth it. It will certainly be entertaining, regardless.
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