As an adult, I've always known that I'm sharper at certain times of the day than others. Lamberg's book explains what many of us already know but don't understand. The Body Clock presents the facts in a straightforward way, but the underlying point is that we need to take all of this a lot more seriously than we have been. Teenagers need to go to school later. Companies need to respect the stress night-shift workers endure and protect against the consequences. Drowsy drivers are as a much of a hazard as drunk drivers. With their carefully layering of facts and approachable presentation, Lamberg and Smolensky make their case without shouting it. They let the material speak for itself. After reading this book I'll have a lot more respect for my own body clock and the consequences of ignoring it. A definite thumbs up!
In this era of hightened interest of alternative medicine, therapy, etc., this book presents a logical, if overlooked, method of enhancing your health in a simple, natural, no-cost manner. While it would be difficult to remember, much less implement, all of the suggestions made here, many make sense and will stick with the reader (no more morning dental appointments for me!). The authors have done a thorough job in documenting their findings and combining ancient wisdom with modern application. If you are interested in "thinking out of the box" and taking a proactive approach to your own health, this book will be a fascinating read.