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Book Review: Chemicalism


I am a Chemaholic! Are you? Find out here.

There are so many chemicals in our food and drinks that many of us are sick and tired. Tap water can contain plastics, weed killers, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and other toxins. Even bottled water, if it does not say “spring water” or “purified water,” is simply tap water bottled for convenience. This alone can have terrible effects on your body. Your organs are designed to purify what is in your body, and excrete the toxins, but they can become overloaded and diseased. Why not put in only the best?

Simon Kadwill-Kelly has done an amazing thing. He has put together a healthy eating and lifestyle plan, simply enough that anyone can follow it, but still with enough detail and new information that I, a certified Nutrition Consultant, learned several things. For instance, I knew that food can be addictive. But I had no idea that filling up with nutritious food and pure water, and never taking a bite of chocolate, or cookie, or a drink of tap water, would give you so much energy. And I didn’t know that it can take weeks for your body to get used to the healthy changes, during which time you may feel like you have a cold, or tired, or even experience skin eruptions and bowel movement changes. Never fear; according to Simon you will one day have energy to burn! He himself had severe sciatica (back pain) for ten years, and when he had recovered through this plan he went for an ambitious bicycle ride and still had energy when he got to his destination, so he went even further.

Chemicalism by Simon Kadwill-Kelly is a book for anyone who would like more energy or to heal themselves, and has tried diets, exercise, and pills. He lost 3-1/2 stone (about 50 pounds) using healthy, natural foods and pure water.  This is not a guarantee of results, but it makes so much sense. I am excited to try it and buy a better water purifier too because Kadwill-Kelly says you must even use purified water for making tea and boiling food. I have tried many things in the past myself, and am healthier than I used to be, but I would like to feel better. This is an easy recipe for me because I know how to cook, so I hope to have great results.


Book Review: The Alchemy of Well-Being


The Alchemy of Well-Being is one of the most interesting health books I have read in a long time. Dr. Matthew Potts has created a system whereby one can discover the root of their health and life problems, utilizing a lengthy questionnaire. This questionnaire, called the Code Breaker, delves into areas such as eating habits, thought patterns, relationships and symptoms to come up with a prioritized action plan that can help you revolutionize your life. The Code Breaker will tell you where to start and which chapters to read first for best results, which will help to prevent burnout with implementation of your action plan.

Alchemy was designed for a person like me. If you like to check off boxes and be part of creating your own step by step plan for self-improvement, then it was written for you too. Dr. Potts is even available for one on one consultations either by Skype or in person if deeper work is indicated and desired. As a certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Master Herbalist myself, I can tell you that the nutrition recommendations are right on. I found some areas where I have slipped in my own diligence and so it is a valuable reminder even if you know what you should be doing, to actually do it. The section which I believe will be most instrumental in my own situation is that of overcoming emotional blocks. Through a short series of questions I was able to reveal negative thought patterns and hope to eradicate them through a special technique you will learn from this book. Thanks to Dr. Potts for this groundbreaking, or should I say code breaking, new book.

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My latest new release is a quick read, but could have a powerful impact on your life.

Does your life feel like swimming through molasses? Have you ever tried swimming through molasses?

If that sounds too, well, sticky, try some of the other ideas in my new short e-book. If you try even one and you have an epiphany, a revelation or even just a wow moment, it’s well worth the price of admission.

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Book Review: Back to Bienville


Back To Bienville, A Journey Into Wellness

This was such a God thing–it was exactly what I needed to read as I deal with chronic fatigue syndrome myself. Melinda Matthews is clear and compelling as she describes the difficulty with which she navigated everyday life. The reader is also given glimpses of God at work as Matthews valiantly searches for help and is rewarded with direction from the Almighty. Her treatment of choice, said to be at God’s direction, when medical doctors did not help her was homeopathy. That did help her gradually. Over time she does recover with a sudden LEAP up to complete health after many years through the REAL cure and the REAL healer. This book can give hope to others suffering from this sometimes invisible illness and restore their fullness of life. 5 stars!!

Book Review: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition


Buy “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition”

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Erica F. Verrillo, is an extremely comprehensive publication–over 800 pages–about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Over 15 years of hard work and much research have passed between the first edition and this new second edition. Written with Laura Gellman and consultation with several specializing physicians, this is truly everything you’d ever need to know about these conditions.

CFS/ME is a condition which is baffling at best. It can manifest by a combination of many different symptoms but there is no definitive diagnostic lab test. Therefore it is often called a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that many other conditions can be ruled out by specific tests and if the problem is none of those, it is sometimes called CFS or ME by default. It can cause complete disability, but because of the word “Fatigue” in the name, is often minimized by doctors and the public. This book gives a thorough history of episodes of this condition from its earliest recognition.

Many theories are explained as to why this occurs and how to treat it. Symptoms can range from physical to mental to sexual. They are so varied from patient to patient that it is difficult at best to make any general statements about CFS/ME. Still, it is imperative that these patients get any information that is known about it, and all the current treatments and drug information. As with any illness there are traditional allopathic and alternative holistic treatments, and all have some benefit for some people. Unfortunately, all cases do not behave identically.

Coping & management strategies range from stress reduction to rest to stimulant and alcohol avoidance. There are many, many resources given in this book either by text or by hyperlink to other websites and companies. All in all I am very impressed with this book—it is truly a treatment guide for patient and doctor or practitioner to work through together. 5 stars.



Book Review: Losing & Gaining

Losing Gaining

Buy “Losing and Gaining: How to Change Your Relationship with Food and Your Body”

Losing & Gaining: How to change your relationship with food and your body, by Chrisi Santana, is the story of one woman’s victory over her health challenges and how she got there. Formerly obese at 250 pounds and suffering from frequent hives, a migraine that lasted a month sent her to the doctor. This was not like other migraines. Normally she could lie down in the dark and sleep, and they would go away. This time it did not work, and in desperation she sought help. The family doctor prescribed painkillers, which helped short term but then began causing rebound headaches. Suffering with debilitating pain and neck spasms, she went for an MRI, which was inconclusive, and then to see a neurologist. Faced with another MRI and preventive daily migraine medication, she began to seek alternatives. After trying physical therapy and biofeedback, which trains your body to relax, she stumbled upon a dietician and food sensitivity testing. As it turns out, her sensitivity to corn and dairy were the crux of the problem. Avoiding these foods, she has never had another migraine and the hives went away. Working with the dietician, she modified her diet to improve her health and dropped much of her excess weight in the process!

Losing & Gaining is an inspiring book and Chrisi Santana has gone on to open a wellness coaching business. By sharing her story she gives others hope to solve their health problems and inspires them to keep going when the going gets tough. Her success involved learning what foods might have the offending ingredients in them, and being very diligent to avoid her triggers. Eating in restaurants is a tricky operation, but there are ways to succeed there too. Losing & Gaining can help you get on top of your weight or health problems.

Book Review: 24/6


24/6: a prescription for a healthier, happier life

While I was reading 24/6, several people commented on the title and asked me what it was about. The concept of 24/7 is ubiquitous in our global workplace, and most I have talked to say it would be great to have a day off—really off. We are constantly available by cell phone, email, or voice mail, and this has even evolved to the point where we feel guilty or are actually MADE to feel guilty if we don’t respond in what the other person feels is a timely manner—often within mere minutes. We panic if we leave home without our cell phone. And yet there are laws to protect us from ourselves if we try to use the cell phone while driving and
laws that are meant to limit work hours to what is felt to be a safe level.

Not simply a feel good religious book, the author actually presents evidence of increased illness when we do not have any margin or downtime in our lives. It increases stress, which is tied to illness, but our bodies also have built-in mechanisms to provide rest, such as sleep when much of our healing and restoration occurs. When we deflect these mechanisms, breakdowns will eventually occur.

24/6 offers a plan for restoring balance to your life by allowing God His due. By embracing His influence, and resting
as He commands, we can be healthier and happier.