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Book Review: Health, Wellness and Longevity


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Buy Health, Wellness and Longevity Now

Health, Wellness & Longevity by Steve Dimon reflects a wealth of research. So much more than an Eat This While Avoiding That premise, Health Wellness & Longevity goes through every possible topic including where food comes from, GMOs, macronutrients, water, sugar, grains, types of dietary fat, detoxing, how to eat for health, micronutrients, techniques for healing, and so much more. The appendices include doctor testimonials to prove the efficacy of Dimon’s methods. His expertise comes from the self-learning he undertook after suffering a stroke. Using these techniques he was able to heal himself and he wishes to spread the word and coach others to do the same.

You will be surprised to learn of the healthiness of chicken skin and dark meat. The brain contains a high percentage of fat, as do certain other areas of the body, so to be healthy it is not recommended to adopt a low fat diet. Something else you may not realize is that pharmaceutical companies, lobbyists, and government subsidized farming have a powerful on your health. Profit is the reason your doctor receives free drug samples to hand out to patients—thereby getting them dependent. It’s also the reason the government has paid farmers to grow, or even not to grow, certain crops. Be wise and learn the cultural factors that affect our diets.

Are eggs good or bad? What really causes cancer? Are GMOs and irradiated foods really safe? Steve Dimon will help you to evaluate all this and more in Health, Wellness and Longevity in a user friendly understandable way. I am always looking for ways to improve my health so I enjoyed listening to this audio book. It will provide you with many facts and methods to improve your own health.

Book Review: The Alchemy of Well-Being


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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M157BN3

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.

New Book Release–The Sunlight Diet–12 pounds lost!!


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New Health Book!

You’ll love this one . . .

Go to Amazon today & download my new book, The Sunlight Diet.  Here’s the link.

So far I have lost 7 12 pounds of very stubborn weight through these methods. I believe in this multi-faceted method to normalize your weight.

Mary Blowers

 

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


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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: Clean Your Plate, America’s Grand Obesity Plan


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Buy “Clean Your Plate: America’s Grand Obesity Plan”

Clean Your Plate – America’s Grand Obesity Plan, by John Bressler, is a cleverly written satire of the AMA, the food and drug corporations, and even the U.S. Government. While he states that he loves his country, his claims throughout the book are shocking as he describes an insidious plot to make Americans fat and dependent. Even illegal aliens are used in the plan for cheap labor to grow the genetically modified food. Clothing sizing, BMI calculations, and the food pyramid are all suspect as they tie into the common goal.

While Clean Your Plate is called fiction, it may be closer to the truth than we’d like to think. John Bressler hints that anyone doing a little internet searching can find stories like these billed as fact. His point is well made that Americans eat too much and subsequently “open themselves up” (pun intended) to lifestyle diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, and their associated surgeries. There are indeed many “Frankenfoods” manufactured by chemical corporations. It’s said that our bodies don’t know how to process them and store them as fat. The “bottom” line is that it’s prudent to take a look at what you’re eating. Is it food? How much fat does it contain, and how many vitamins? And what was your food eating when it was alive? The natural food of cows is grass, but they are routinely and calculatingly fattened up on grain to increase and speed market profits. This is just one example of how good nutrition is sacrificed on the altar of corporate profit. My husband and I personally have made a move in recent years to more natural fruits and vegetables rather than processed food and I recommend this book as an eye-opener to anyone who thinks they may need a diet change.

Reviewed by Mary DeKok Blowers for Readers Favorite.

Book Review: Sober Mercies


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Buy “Sober Mercies: How Love Caught Up with a Christian Drunk”

Sober Mercies, by Heather Kopp, was a frightening look behind the scenes of the social alcoholic. She thought for the longest time that she couldn’t be an alcoholic, because she was a Christian, and she couldn’t believe she was like those people who went to meetings. But she carried mini wine bottles in her purse, had a secret stash at home, and blacked out, forgetting whole evenings until her husband told her how unreasonable she’d become. There was almost no situation she could survive without alcohol, and every night she began drinking at 4 or 5 p.m. Amazing that her husband stood by her as he was frequently embarrassed and the object of her drunken tirades, not to mention the expense of her addiction. Heather tells how this all affected her relationships with her first family, her children, and her step children, how it affected holiday traditions, even kept her from taking trips because she was afraid she’d have trouble getting enough alcohol. Her lies and deception will shock you as you hear the great lengths she went to to hide her drinking from friends, family, even her husband, until she could hide it no longer.

Not your typical drunk-turned-sober story, anyone who has ever wondered if they might have a drinking problem should get this audio book, Sober Mercies, by Heather Kopp. I was so embarrassed for her as she outlined her strategies to get and hide alcohol and the intricate lies she told. It was humbling, and yet enlightening, and kept me listening to find out if she, her marriage, and her children, would survive. Would people respect her? Could she ever respect herself? One of the “Mercies” of the title is that God still loves us despite our issues, baggage, and sins.

Reviewed by Mary DeKok Blowers for Readers Favorite.

Book Review: Please Receive Your Healing From Heaven


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Buy Please Receive Your Healing From Heaven: Note to the Western Church

The premise of Please Receive Your Healing From Heaven is that, in broad terms, believers are not enjoying the fullness of blessings available from heaven. Cyndi White sets out to show believers how to do this and receive healing; physical, spiritual, mental, and also healing of our lives. Her belief is that churches do not teach this fully in the Western world, but she has pointed us to some resources that may be of assistance. She maintains that people can learn these skills and that they should be taught to all to be open to and to take advantage of them to better their lives. Who couldn’t use a few more blessings?

I have spent some time in Pentecostal churches and am familiar with the type of ministry Cyndi White recommends. They are surely uplifting and encouraging. I feel she makes a good point in Please Receive Your Healing From Heaven that if children were taught these concepts and skills at an early age, much traveling down “the wrong path” could be avoided. Man still has free will to decide which path to take, and therein lies the danger, but if they choose the path of the Holy Spirit, great things are possible. I think this information is worth reading and applying to your own life. It certainly cannot hurt and if it helps you will surely be blessed by reading it. Once learning and applying it for yourself, you can then go on to teach your children, and encourage others to learn the same way.

Reviewed by Mary DeKok Blowers for Readers Favorite.

A Review of My Book by a Reader


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I hope you’ll check out my book, Fatigue: When Waking Up is Hard to Do

One satisfied reader wrote this:

“By S. Hughes “Susan Hughes” (Pennsylvania USA)
(REAL NAME) This review is from: Fatigue: When Waking Up is Hard to Do (Kindle Edition)
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! The author managed to organize a ton of helpful information (based on mind, body and spirit) regarding the possible causes of and remedies for fatigue into a very readable, understandable format. It is a short read where every word is significant with basically no meaningless filler. This will prove very helpful, not only for those with ongoing fatigue, but also for those who are merely seeking a healthy lifestyle and don’t know where to begin. It made a lot of sense on its own but the author includes many helpful links so that the reader can seek out additional information if necessary. I’ll be re-reading this periodically because, honestly, I don’t know of anyone who would not benefit from the info provided.”

If you read it, please consider placing a review on Amazon, or any other site where you can. Thanks.