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Chocolate: A (Healthy) Anxiety Cure For COVID-19 Stress

Chocolate: A (Healthy) Anxiety Cure For COVID-19 Stress

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In this virulent climate of self-isolation and serious immune system compromises, author/chef, Mee McCormick is mindful of how a rise in anxiety can find us craving snacks. Instead of a quick fix, she goes straight to her kitchen with the intent to shift her gut bacteria – important for keeping our immune systems strong – as addressed in her new book, My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure. An expert whose personal experience healing her Crohn’s disease, gut issues and immune system challenges makes her well equipped to share the whole food recipes doctors couldn’t prescribe to help her.

Enter one of our favorite snacking foods, chocolate. Says McCormick, “Cocoa is a pre-biotic plant food – this means it feeds the good probiotic bacteria or, as I like to call them, The Good Gut Homies. These Gut Homies live in our intestines.”

McCormick says the consumption of dark chocolate has been found to lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease, protect our DNA and improve gut bacteria. She points to research at the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research where they designed a study to test whether eating chocolate could mitigate the stress-related effects on the microbiome. Dividing participants into two groups – high anxiety and low anxiety and testing their urine and blood for stress markers – each participant ate one chocolate bar (containing 74% cocoa) a day for 2 weeks. The study found cortisol and adrenaline decreased as well as their p-cresol and Hippurate; metabolites created from the Good Gut Homies. High anxiety group levels dropped down to the levels of the low anxiety group – all within a 2-week period, thus the importance of cooking with cocoa.

Take, for instance, how combining cocoa with black beans takes our gut health to another level as they also have a profound influence on our microbiome by feeding the probiotic bacteria that support the mucosal lining of the intestines. Bean eaters have been found to have an 81% decrease in the harmful gut bacteria that break down the protective mucosal lining. Supporting our intestinal lining is key in preventing leaky gut. Mee McCormick has a Chocolate and Black Bean Hummus that will surprise you with its nutritiously delicious taste and texture. Shown below is an example of another chocolate -centered dish, a super easy recipe to whip up during COVID cabin fever.

This chocolate recipe is mixed with avocado in a delicious mousse (found on page 277 of Mee’s book, My Pinewood Kitchen):

Chocolate-Avocado Mousse (Makes 4 servings)
In the bowl of a food processor, blend 4 ripe avocados until smooth. Add 1/3 cup local honey or coconut nectar*; 1 ripe banana; 1/2 cup raw cacao powder; 2 tbsp. organic coconut milk; 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract and a pinch of sea salt. Blend until the mixture is uniform. Pour into a dish and chill for 2 hours in a refrigerator or 30 minutes in a freezer.

  • If watching sugar, use an equivalent amount of stevia; however, coconut nectar is low glycemic.

Mee McCormick is a real food maven, community food advocate, a restaurateur, a rancher, a mother, and the author of My Kitchen Cure: How I Cooked My Way Out of Chronic Autoimmune Disease with Whole Foods and Healing Recipes. When Mee isn’t running her restaurant or working on her biodynamic farm, she is touring the country as a speaker and community kitchen organizer. She has appeared on national and local TV, on radio and in print nationwide. She is a regular on-air contributor to Today In Nashville and a vital part of the Nashville restaurant scene.
Visit: www.meemccormick.com or www.pinewoodkitchenandmercantile.com.

My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure/130+ Crazy Delicious, Gluten-Free Recipes to Reduce Inflammation and Make Your Gut Happy
HCI BOOKS – April 14, 2020 — $26.95
ISBN: 9780757323522
Available wherever books are sold

Trish Stevens
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Free And Fearless Depicts Power Of Human Spirit, Offers Source Of Inspiration For Challenging Times

Free And Fearless Depicts Power Of Human Spirit, Offers Source Of Inspiration For Challenging Times

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Brittany Moser was a spirited, happy-go-lucky young woman who lived life to the fullest and made it her mission to enrich the lives of everyone she encountered. A flight attendant, Brittany was suddenly grounded by a rare and incurable disease. She decided to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime, and asked her best friend — her father — to accompany her. Their unforgettable journey would eventually result in Free and Fearless: The Amazing Impact of One Precious Life, an award-nominated story that underscores the resiliency of the human spirit, puts everyday problems into their proper perspective and proves that love truly does conquer all.

“This book is not about the grief of losing a child, but about making the most out of what we are given and living our lives positively and not out of fear,” writes author (and Brittany’s father) Philip Moser. “Brittany inspired me, an ordinary farm boy, to explore life, to climb mountains and to write a book.”

In 2015, Brittany was diagnosed with Addison’s disease, a rare condition that can lead to adrenal failure. She passed away in 2017.

Free and Fearless is the honest, poignant account of Brittany’s legacy and the ripple effect that her outlook on life had on those around her. Among Brittany’s valuable life lessons that Philip shares with readers are:

  1. How precious life is and how we can affect the people around us;
  2. How an open mind and a positive attitude can inspire us to do things we never thought possible;
  3. How to move out of our comfort zones and into a challenging existence that can turn each day into an exciting gift to be explored;
  4. How to not let fear control us, and to use our abilities to seek unique, positive and in-spiring adventures;
  5. To embrace change as a natural part of life;
  6. And finally, that we won’t be remembered by our things or our savings accounts, but by how we made other people feel.

“I want to share the same inspiration that I received for 32 years,” Philip added. “In the end, love truly does conquer all, and Brittany wanted us to know that.”

Author Philip Moser grew up on a farm in Angola, Indiana. After high school, he began working in different aspects of the grocery business, a career that continues to this day. He and his wife, Marilyn Wells, raised two incredible daughters, Camille and Brittany.

For more information, please visit www.freeandfearlessbook.com or connect with the author on social media at https://www.facebook.com/philip.moser.73?ref=bookmarks. A portion from the sale of each book will be donated to the National Adrenal Disease Foundation.

Free and Fearless: The Amazing Impact of One Precious Life
Publisher: Free Agent Press
ISBN-10: 1733086404
ISBN-13: 978-1733086400
Available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksaMillion.com and other online retailers

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Let Go Of Anxiety And Negativity, Embrace A Positive Path Forward With The Process Way Of Life

Trish Stevens
Julia Vaughn
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Let Go Of Anxiety And Negativity, Embrace A Positive Path Forward With The Process Way Of Life

Self-care and emotional health are more important than ever. In the face of unprecedented uncertainty, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by fear and anxiety. What can we do right now, as individuals, to begin a journey toward a brighter future?

The Fix Yourself Handbook from clinical therapist Faust Ruggiero presents a step-by-step program he calls the Process Way of Life, which aims to help readers achieve physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual balance. Ruggiero has used the Process Way of Life successfully for more than 20 years and has helped thousands of clients.

“Human beings are a product of nature. As such, we are governed by natural rules. These are called processes: deliberate and natural actions or steps that must be performed so that we can live in tune with our own natural flow,” Ruggiero writes.

Between the covers of The Fix Yourself Handbook, Ruggiero presents 52 of these internal processes and explains in easy-to-follow language how these processes can be applied to any life situation. He offers straightforward action plans to address issues methodically — prioritizing practical intellect over emotion — to empower readers to tackle problems, resolve conflicts, embrace change and rise above anger.

By understanding and learning to live according to the Process Way of Life, readers can become active players in their lives and transform anger to love and sadness to joy. The result is a much happier, healthier, more productive life.

Author Faust A. Ruggiero’s professional career spans almost 40 years. He has consistently established cutting-edge counseling programs in pursuit of professional excellence and personal life enhancement. He is a published research author, clinical trainer and a therapist who has worked in settings that have included clinics for deaf children, prisons, nursing homes, substance abuse centers and inpatient facilities. He continues to provide counseling services for veterans, first responders, law enforcement and other emergency personnel. During his tenure as the President of the Community Psychological Center in Bangor, Pennsylvania, he developed the Process Way of Life counseling program, and has adapted it into the formal text presented in The Fix Yourself Handbook. In February 2020, The Fix Yourself Handbook received the Silver Award from The Nonfiction Authors Association.

For more information, please visit https://www.faustruggiero.com/, or connect with him on social media at https://www.facebook.com/faust.ruggiero; https://twitter.com/faustinspire; or https://www.instagram.com/faustinspire/.

The Fix Yourself Handbook
Publisher: FYHB Publications
Release Date: December 2019
ISBN-10: 1734383003
ISBN-13: 978-1734383003
Available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com

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My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure

Trish Stevens
Kim Weiss
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My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure

In this virulent climate of serious strains of illness and immune system compromises, gut health and balancing the microbiome are more important than ever. Mee McCormick nails these issues in her new book My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure, as an expert with personal experience healing her Crohn’s disease, gut issues and other immune system challenges with whole food recipes when doctors couldn’t help her. Part mini-memoir, mostly cookbook, McCormick’s book offers more than 100 gluten-free whole foods recipes that can be customized for Keto, Paleo, or vegans, making it a truly “all-inclusive” eating plan. Mee McCormick’s story of healing inspires us to make smarter food choices and offers practical tips from someone who has been there; all packaged with full-color photos of recipes and the author’s working ranch, her family’s farm, and Southern lifestyle.

My Pinewood Kitchen is microbiome-friendly meals with a Southern spin that follows up McCormick’s life-enhancing cookbook My Kitchen Cure. From immune-boosting smoothies to gut-friendly soups, salads, dinners, and desserts, this cookbook will become your go-to kitchen resource, freeing you from bland-tasting healthy food and the nightly question: “What’s for dinner?”

Mee first started cooking when Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Hashimoto’s brought her debilitating daily pain. When conventional treatments couldn’t help, Mee found relief in a surprising place: her kitchen. Through relentless recipe testing, she put her condition into remission and completely restored her health with gut-friendly whole foods, most of which she grew and harvested on her family’s farm outside of Nashville, TN.

Once Mee was well, she opened a farm-to-table restaurant, sharing locally grown and seasonal foods with her community—some of whom drive hours to get a taste of Pine-wood’s Grain-Free Fried Chicken. Pinewood Kitchen is unique in that every meal is created with the intention to serve everyone with the same deliciousness regardless of dietary restrictions. Whether you want to eat healthier or you have diabetes, lupus, celiac, Crohn’s, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or another autoimmune issue, you’ll find a wealth of delicious, nutritious recipes. You’ll also discover:

· The importance of intestinal health and how to improve your own gut microbiome
· Which foods are nutritional powerhouses and which you must avoid
· How to eat real food every day without breaking the bank

Mee McCormick is a real food maven, community food advocate, a restaurateur, a rancher, a mother, and the author of My Kitchen Cure: How I Cooked My Way Out of Chronic Autoimmune Disease with Whole Foods and Healing Recipes. When Mee isn’t running her restaurant, Pinewood Kitchen & Mercantile, or working on her biodynamic farm outside of Nashville, she is touring the country as a speaker and community kitchen organizer. She has appeared on national and local TV, on radio and in print nationwide. She is a regular on-air contributor to Today In Nashville and a vital part of the Nashville restaurant scene. Visit: meemccormick.com or pinewoodkitchenandmercantile.com.

My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure/130+ Crazy Delicious, Gluten-Free Recipes to Reduce Inflammation and Make Your Gut Happy
By Mee McCormick
HCI BOOKS – April 14, 2020 — $26.95
ISBN: 9780757323522
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Data Has A Critical Role In Both Healthcare Crises Such As Coronavirus As Well As Overall Better Patient Outcome

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Data Has A Critical Role In Both Healthcare Crises Such As Coronavirus As Well As Overall Better Patient Outcome

When a new viral outbreak such as coronavirus occurs, having the right data and knowing how to use it can be the keys to containing the crisis — and saving lives. With accurate data, we can identify new threats, warn at-risk populations, mobilize a rapid response, and develop effective diagnostic tests and vaccines.

In MoneyBall Medicine: Thriving in the New Data-Driven Healthcare Market, Harry Glorikian (along with Malorye Allison Branca) show through examples what a new data-driven healthcare system could look like when implemented on a global basis. The authors reveal where data and cutting-edge analytics are already advancing healthcare and creating new and evolving business opportunities. MoneyBall Medicine includes interviews with dozens of healthcare leaders, and describes the business challenges and opportunities arising for those working in one of the most vibrant sectors of the world’s economy. The authors map out many of the changes taking place, and describe how they are impacting everyone from patients to researchers to insurers, and outline some predictions for the healthcare industry in the years to come.

MoneyBall Medicine makes a compelling case for embracing technology and the use of data to revolutionize the healthcare system for the greater good of patients and healthcare professionals alike.

Author Harry Glorikian also hosts the MoneyBall Medicine™ Podcast, a series all about the data-driven transformation of the healthcare and life sciences landscape. An influential global business expert with more than three decades of experience building successful ventures in North America and across the world, Glorikian is well known for his achievements in the life sciences, healthcare, diagnostics and healthcare IT industries. He is a sought-after speaker who has addressed the National Institutes of Health, Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, World Theranostics Congress and other audiences worldwide. He holds four US patents in telecommunications with others pending.

He has written numerous articles for industry publications, appeared on CBS Evening News, and has been quoted regularly by Dow Jones, The Boston Globe, BioWorld Today, Los Angeles Times, London Independent, Medical Device Daily, Science Magazine, Genetic Engineering News and many other media outlets. He is also the author of Commercializing Novel IVD’s: A Comprehensive Manual for Success.

For more information, please visit www.glorikian.com, or listen to his podcasts at https://glorikian.com/podcast/.

MoneyBall Medicine: Thriving in the New Data-Driven Healthcare Market
Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group
ISBN-10: 1138198048
ISBN-13: 978-1138198043
Available from Amazon.com

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Potentially Lifesaving Treatments That Doctors Don’t Always Want To Talk About For Chronic Conditions

Trish Stevens
Maria Jenson
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Potentially Lifesaving Treatments That Doctors Don’t Always Want To Talk About For Chronic Conditions

Far too many doctors dismiss treatments that are outside of the mainstream because they’ve not been subjected to clinical trials. But when the pharmaceutical companies themselves are conducting the trials on their own drugs, where’s the objectivity? Where’s the honesty?

Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases by Julia Schopick offers patient-based evidence to support the efficacy of four nontoxic, lifesaving treatments that have stood the test of time.

“I am the wife (now, widow) of a brain tumor patient, Tim Fisher, who survived for 15 years post-diagnosis, and 12 years beyond his doctors’ prognoses,” she explains. “Both Tim and I felt that his extra years of life were due to some really innovative treatments I found for him through my research.”

Julia’s “aha moment” came when doctors were unable to find a way to help Tim’s post-surgical suture line to heal. Through an integrative doctor friend, Julia discovered Silverlon, and it worked literally overnight. Unfortunately, none of Tim’s doctors wanted to learn more about this effective, innovative treatment.

“I decided that something really bad was going on in the world of conventional American medicine. So I set out to find other treatments to write about,” Julia said.

Honest Medicine offers valuable insights supported by patient experiences regarding four of these treatments:

• Silverlon—an antimicrobial dressing approved by the FDA in 1998 for all non-healing wounds.
• Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)—used since the mid-1980s to treat autoimmune diseas-es and some cancers.
• Intravenous Alpha Lipoic Acid—used since the mid-1970s to treat terminal liver dis-ease, and since the mid-1990s (with oral LDN) to treat some cancers.
• The Ketogenic Diet—used since the 1920s at institutions like Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic to treat pediatric epilepsy.

Written for those who are discerning and open to doing their own research, Honest Medicine offers hope and healing for those with chronic and life-threatening conditions who haven’t been helped by conventional medicine.

Julia Schopick is a bestselling author whose books include Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases, as well as The Power of Honest Medicine: LDN, an Inexpensive Alternative to the Costly, Toxic Medications Doctors Prescribe for Autoimmune and Other Diseases. She is a seasoned radio talk show guest who has appeared on over 200 shows and is often invited back. Through her writings and blog, HonestMedicine.com, Julia’s goal is to empower patients to make the best health choices for themselves and their loved ones by teaching them about little-known but promising treatments their doctors may not know about. Julia’s articles have been featured in numerous publications, including American Medical News (AMA), Alternative & Complementary Therapies, the British Medical Journal and the Chicago Sun-Times.

For more information, visit www.honestmedicine.com.

Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases
Publisher: Innovative Health Publishing
ISBN-10: 0982969007
ISBN-13: 978-0982969007
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One Man’s Desperate Search For A Cure Reignites His Faith

Trish Stevens
Karen Anderson
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One Man’s Desperate Search For A Cure Reignites His Faith

A life-limiting diagnosis, or even the ever-present dark cloud of a life-threatening food allergy, can be devastating for those affected. Where there are no concrete answers is where it’s natural to want them the most, and in his powerful true story, The Battle for Healing: How I Learned to Trust God and Fight to Triumph Over My Sickness, John Mouser chronicles his years of illness and his desperate search for answers that modern medicine couldn’t provide.

“Sickness can happen to anyone. The only thing we control is our perspective while in that season,” Mouser said. “To know God as healer, you must first need healing beyond what modern medicine can achieve.”

Mouser’s journey to find a cure led him to many doctors and specialists with whom he consulted, only to be prescribed medication to help him cope — not the solutions he sought. Throughout his fight to live, his faith was being tested. Would God give him the strength to recover? Did God even care?

Then, in an unexpected way, God healed him.

The Battle for Healing contrasts the ugliness of illness with the beauty of God’s healing power, which Mouser called “a genuine miracle.”

John Mouser, former alcoholic, addict and prisoner now resides in Rochester, MN. John has been married to his dream wife Christine for 7 years, with son Deacon Bentley and new addition, daughter Paisley Faith. Also a public speaker, Mouser has addressed audiences that have included middle school students, support groups, the incarcerated and youth organizations. His message is from a heart of compassion to help others in a journey of overcoming sin and finding true, lasting freedom in Christ Jesus. He is currently enrolled in a Bible college to become an ordained minister.

For more information, visit www.johnmouser.org.

The Battle for Healing: How I Learned to Trust God and Fight to Triumph Over My Sickness Publisher: High Bridge Books
Release date: March 2020
ISBN-10: 1946615757
ISBN-13: 978-1946615756
Available from www.highbridgebooks.com, Amazon.com and www.johnmouser.org

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