Day: September 22, 2015

Review of ‘The Blue Zones Solution: by Dan Buettner | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People’

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Dan Buettner’s The Blue Zones Solution is an expansion of research into regions of the world where people live a hundred years or more, the so-called Blue Zones.

Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review of Dan Buettner’s The Blue Zones Solution by Eureka Books is a fulsome analysis and review of the book with a critique not only of the book itself but the author’s writing style. This in depth analysis goes into some detail on each of the book’s main theses, pointing out the lack of solid science to back up the author’s claims, and the often contradictory stands he takes in different places in the book.

The analysis of the section on how to create Blue Zones is the most valuable thing about the Eureka book because it points out, perhaps even better than the author does in his full work, the challenges faced in the modern world by people who want to reintroduce a pre-industrial life style in an area that is dependent on technology—especially the automobile.

It would have been helpful if this book had contained a few more resources or references a reader could use to further evaluate Buettner’s book, but despite that lack, it provides a solid basis for deciding whether reading the whole work is worth the effort. This is the next best thing to reading the book itself.  I give it four stars!