An informed, updated look at soy’s health benefits from a longtime soy advocate.



Holt (The Anti-Aging Triad, 2017, etc.) returns to double down on the benefits of soy in this work on nutrition.

Twenty years ago, America was undergoing a soy revolution, and medical doctor Holt explains why in a book of the same name. Now the revolution has become a full-blown renaissance, but questions about soy remain. “In this book, I enumerate the health benefits of soy for a variety of diseases,” writes Holt in his introduction, “but I describe shadows of continuing, sometimes biased criticism which comes with varying degrees of proof of claims.” The enthusiasm for soy as a superfood has been dulled in recent years by a subtle backlash in the health food community, but Holt argues that recent research has only strengthened soy’s position as “the food of this millennium.” The author explains how soy can lower a person’s risk for gastrointestinal disorders, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer while also (mildly) lowering cholesterol and aiding in weight loss. He breaks down the chemical components of soy to see how the common elements—carbs, fat, protein, phytochemicals, and nutrients—interact with the body in a different way than those of meats, eggs, and dairy. The guide analyzes the relative benefits of various soy-derived products like soy oil and soy milk and addresses how soy might apply to specific lifestyles, like those of athletes or growing children. Soy may not be the solution to every problem facing modern man, but Holt is here to show you that it’s good for more than you think. The writing is sometime technical but always clear, ensuring readers follow along with his arguments. Some of Holt’s claims sound far-fetched—“I believe that soy may contribute to slowing the aging process”—but he is able to cite research for almost all of his claims and is critical of those on the “soy bandwagon” who overstate the food’s benefits. Readers might not feel convinced to eat soy every day, but Holt is persuasive enough that even soy skeptics will likely feel the need to get some soy into their rotation.

An informed, updated look at soy’s health benefits from a longtime soy advocate.

Pub Date: May 31, 2017

ISBN: 978-1-64045-207-7

Page Count: 254

Publisher: LitFire Publishing

Review Posted Online: June 8, 2018

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Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis...



Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").

Pub Date: May 15, 1972

ISBN: 0205632645

Page Count: 105

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1972

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Noted jazz and pop record producer Thiele offers a chatty autobiography. Aided by record-business colleague Golden, Thiele traces his career from his start as a ``pubescent, novice jazz record producer'' in the 1940s through the '50s, when he headed Coral, Dot, and Roulette Records, and the '60s, when he worked for ABC and ran the famous Impulse! jazz label. At Coral, Thiele championed the work of ``hillbilly'' singer Buddy Holly, although the only sessions he produced with Holly were marred by saccharine strings. The producer specialized in more mainstream popsters like the irrepressibly perky Teresa Brewer (who later became his fourth wife) and the bubble-machine muzak-meister Lawrence Welk. At Dot, Thiele was instrumental in recording Jack Kerouac's famous beat- generation ramblings to jazz accompaniment (recordings that Dot's president found ``pornographic''), while also overseeing a steady stream of pop hits. He then moved to the Mafia-controlled Roulette label, where he observed the ``silk-suited, pinky-ringed'' entourage who frequented the label's offices. Incredibly, however, Thiele remembers the famously hard-nosed Morris Levy, who ran the label and was eventually convicted of extortion, as ``one of the kindest, most warm-hearted, and classiest music men I have ever known.'' At ABC/Impulse!, Thiele oversaw the classic recordings of John Coltrane, although he is the first to admit that Coltrane essentially produced his own sessions. Like many producers of the day, Thiele participated in the ownership of publishing rights to some of the songs he recorded; he makes no apology for this practice, which he calls ``entirely appropriate and without any ethical conflicts.'' A pleasant, if not exactly riveting, memoir that will be of most interest to those with a thirst for cocktail-hour stories of the record biz. (25 halftones, not seen)

Pub Date: May 1, 1995

ISBN: 0-19-508629-4

Page Count: 224

Publisher: Oxford Univ.

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1995

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