Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Safe, rapid weight loss

Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen provides a blueprint for safe, rapid weight loss in his book Dr. A's Habits of Health.

He gives seven signs that suggest you maybe using carbohydrates to get energy rather than burning fat.

  • eating refined, processed foods and drinks 
  • trouble concentrating and staying focused 
  • skipping meals 
  • struggling with cravings and low blood sugar 
  • irritability if meals are missed or delayed 
  • difficulty staying asleep 

A large meal before bed keeps your body from burning fat and keeps you awake. By eating a small amount of food more often during the day, you lose weight and  control hunger. You  reduce blood insulin and lower total cholesterol levels as well as reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol.  Eating smaller meals more often depresses glucose levels and increase bile acid secretion to help in digestion.  You also reduce serum uric acid levels that may be a factor in coronary heart disease. You feel comfortable rather than having fluctuations in fullness.

Dr. A shows you how to exercise.  Exercise is important but exercise alone won't help you lose weight. The amount of work to burn off calories is enormous. For example, you'd have to run 33.8 pounds to burn just one pound.

He suggests you need to change the foods in your home. Eliminate certain foods in your refrigerator including dairy products and mayonnaise. Get rid of processed meats and bacon, sugary sodas and beer and wine. Don't eat high calorie foods with fat and sugar like peanut butter, jellies and salad dressings.

Instead of processed foods, use brown rice, canola or olive oil, natural, non-flavored oatmeal, whole grain, high-fiber breads, walnuts and beans. Add variety with spices and herbs. Keep track of what you eat in a journal.

Dr. A uses a low-glycemic, portion-controlled approach to support optimal health and reduce weight. Dr. Andersen recommends a color-coded shopping system. He uses a color code to help you choose acceptable carbohydrates, proper fats, and proteins. Increasing the amount of raw vegetables is a key to weight loss. Dark green foods are lowest glycemic and are the best foods for weight loss and optimal health. Red foods should be avoided.

He teaches how to sleep better and reduce toxins in the body and home. He also suggests the NEAT system which makes small motions a part of our regular life patterns. For example, simply moving from sitting to standing can substantially increase energy consumption.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Harness your energy: Enhance your health

Providing people with the tools needed to improve their well-being

CAMBRIDGE, England– How can a book bring together physics, meditation, martial arts and Reiki healing?

In their book Nourish the Flame Within, co-authors Lynette Avis and David Brown describe the core of what binds the universe together: energy.

'In Nourish the Flame Within, we discuss how energy is the root of all these things," said Avis. "We discuss how people can harness the power of energy to create healthier, more balanced and meaningful lives for themselves."

Nourish the Flame Within is a guidebook that explains the benefits of understanding energy and how doing so can lead to a healthier and enlightened life. It is designed to help people understand the relationship they have with energy, how energy impacts their lives and how they impact energy while focusing on themes and ideas such as:

  • The meaning of life.
  • How energy connects the universe.
  • The benefits of meditation, martial arts and Reiki healing.
  • How people can achieve goals and reach their true potential.

"Nourish the Flame Within is designed to help anyone interested in improving their health and well–being," said Brown. "It will benefit anyone on the journey of self-discovery."

Nourish the Flame Within
By Lynette Avis and David Brown
Paperback, $51.87: ISBN: 978-1-4772-1913-3
E-book, $3.99: ISBN: 9781- 4772- 3000-8

Available at www.amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, authorhouse.com

About the authors:

Author Lynette Avis is a Reiki master teacher and spiritual coach who assists people in understanding energy and how it can be used to live a healthier life. Through her writing, Avis aims to help people appreciate the role energy can play in life.

Author David Brown is a life coach looking to help people realize their physical, mental and spiritual potential. Through this book and his own ideas and concepts, Brown hopes to bring together science, martial arts and self-development.

Let love guide your life

A story of what it takes to truly be happy

DES MOINES, Iowa – Enjoy life, never take anything for granted and never let anyone steal your dream.
This is the message author Sandi Lorraine hopes to spread in her book, Love's Enduring Choices.
Lorraine's book chronicles the story of a 25-year-old female tasked with carrying on her grandparent's legacy. Love's Enduring Choices tells of the struggles she encountered while dealing with a difficult relationship and determining how she wants to live the rest of her life.
"There are several scenes in Love's Enduring Choices that I experienced in my own life," said Lorraine. "I watched friends and neighbors suffer the same problems as the characters and the heroin experiences the same problems I faced."
In Love's Enduring Choices, Lorraine focuses on themes and ideas such as:
  • Watching and learning from others.
  • Not worrying about what others think.
  • Enjoying the simple things in life.
  • Focusing on what makes you happy.
"The characters are everyday people that need to be loved, valued and respected," said Lorraine. "My book provides people with a relatable story and gives them the courage to try something on their own."

Love's Enduring Choices
By Sandi Lorraine
Hardcover: $29.99
Paperback: $19.99
E-book: $3.99
ISBN: 978-1-4691-8336-7
Available at www.amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, xlibris.com

About the author:
Author Sandi Lorraine grew up in the Midwest before getting married and moving to the big city with her family. Living in two different worlds taught Lorraine not only how to accept the different aspects of people, but how necessary it is. Now Lorraine uses her life experiences as inspiration for her writing. Two of her books have been published and two more are in the process of being published.