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Medicines That Kill: Separates Facts From Hype On The Dangers Of Medications And Offers Healthier Options

Elizabeth Mooney
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Medicines That Kill: Separates Facts From Hype On The Dangers Of Medications And Offers Healthier Options

Carol Stream, IL – Medicines are a leading cause of death in North America, but we rarely hear about the deadly dangers both prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause. Cardiologist Dr. James L. Marcum wants to change all that with his new book Medicines That Kill: The Truth about the Hidden Epidemic (Tyndale House Publishers).

“l can still recall handing out my first prescription. The seriousness of the pen strokes hit me with full force,” Dr. Marcum said. “l was about to change someone’s chemistry. In doing so, I could help sustain him, or I could kill him. That responsibility weighed heavily on my mind.”

The number of prescription drugs given out has risen over the years. People want a quick fix for their symptoms rather than figuring out the problem. We accept prescriptions from our doctors without question and pop over-the-counter pills without a second thought about the risks that go along with using these medications. Not only can drugs have side-effects, but there could also be mistakes made in production, distribution, dispensing, and taking medications. Sometimes the drugs cause more harm than healing.

ln Medicines That Kill, Dr. Marcum shares stories of medications gone wrong and explains the dangers of using drugs without understanding how they might affect your body. He provides practical ways to come off medications (with the permission of your doctor) and seven ways to live a healthy lifestyle based on biblical principles found in the seven days of creation. Medicines That Kill encourages us to ask questions and to take control of our health by understanding what we put into our bodies.

About the Author:

Dr. James L. Marcum, board-certified cardiologist practicing with Chattanooga Heart Institute, has been named by USA Today as one of the most influential physicians in his field. He is the author of The Ultimate Prescription as well as an in-demand speaker for his role as the director of Heartwise Ministries. Currently, his radio program Heartwise airs on more than 400 radio stations across the nation. Dr. Marcum, speaker/director of Heartwise Ministries, hosts the health programs Heart of Health and BibleRx, which can be seen on secular and Christian television. He is married to Sonya and has two children, Kelli and Jake. He enjoys music and outdoor activities.

About Tyndale House Publishers:

Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.

Medicines That Kill: The Truth about the Hidden Epidemic
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414368852
ISBN-13: 978-1414368856

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The Perfection Deception: Why Trying To Be Perfect Sets Us Up For Failure

Kim Weiss
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HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher
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The Perfection Deception: Why Trying To Be Perfect Sets Us Up For Failure

Albuquerque, NM – A predictable reaction to Dr. Jane Bluestein’s new book The Perfection Deception would be the question “What’s wrong with perfectionism?” (HCI Books $14.95). The idea of perfectionism is confused by most to be a healthy drive for excellence. Dr. Bluestein, however, explains the dangers of reaching for total perfection. There is a difference between reaching for great achievement and the physical wound that develops, or the voice of the inner critic that screams “failure” even at the face of true effort and success.

Since beginning her research, Dr. Bluestein has uncovered a wide variety of places where perfectionism presents itself. There is a constant barrage of information about what a person should be, look like, and act that leads to corrosive effects on how people see their bodies, relationships, work, and sense of worth. Commercials, ads, television shows, movies, magazines are just some examples of where these deep-seated ideals of perfectionism can be found. No matter how many outlets use perfectionism as a sign of a good thing, striving for perfectionism can be dangerous. On the other hand striving to do your best is a healthy response to any goal in life. Because of the confusion this idea brings, Dr. Bluestein specifically states that perfectionism is not necessarily a positive. She wants to make it clear that perfectionism is akin to an addiction.

As a result of her work she hopes to help people recognize the various forms in which perfectionism can seep into a person’s ideals. From there she moves on to explaining how perfectionism shapes and defines our reality or identity. Dr. Bluestein tackles this issue head-on by defining the ways perfectionism affects a person’s wellbeing. In the last section of the book she works to heal those suffering from perfectionist ideals. She employs different solutions for fighting perfectionistic habits and, as a victim herself, Dr. Bluestein admits it takes time and hard work to make progress. But imperfect progress is at least an attainable goal. Some of the issues that stem from perfectionism are deep-seated and will come back to challenge you when it is least expected. Growth and change, she believes, are possible. Her life experiences have shown that with the right information and tools people can work towards a life where the need to have perfection does not run their lives. This book is in turn Dr. Bluestein’s way of delivering that information and tools to anyone in need.

About the Author:
Dr. Jane Bluestein is an educator and an award-winning author of twelve books. She is a dynamic and entertaining speaker who has worked with thousands of counselors, healthcare professionals, parents, childcare workers, educators, and other community members worldwide. She has appeared internationally as a speaker and talk-show guest, including several appearances as a guest expert on CNN, National Public Radio and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Formerly a classroom teacher in inner-city Pittsburgh, crisis-intervention counselor, teacher training program coordinator, and volunteer with high-risk teens at a local Day Treatment Program, Dr. Bluestein currently heads Instructional Support Services, Inc., a consulting and resource firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information, please visit www.janebluestein.com.

Available wherever books are sold or to order directly from the publisher, contact: www.hcibooks.com or (800) 441-5569

The Perfection Deception Why trying to Be Perfect Is Sabotaging Your Relationships, Making You Sick, and Holding Your Happiness Hostage
ISBN: 978-0-7573-1825-2 $14.95

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Dysfunctional One Is John Davies’ Courageous Story — From Abuse To Living The Life Of His Dreams

Suzanne Johnson
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Dysfunctional One Is John Davies’ Courageous Story — From Abuse To Living The Life Of His Dreams

Washington, DC – For John Davies, becoming a failure in life wasn’t an option — regardless of the fact he was constantly called a loser by his family, and in spite of the statistics that show many abused people grow up to become abusers and repeat the destructive cycle. John escaped it and his passion for life, together with strength and determination, ensured it!

Dysfunctional One (Page Publishing) is John’s inspiring memoir that tells of a life that survived all the odds and went from “broken” to “successful.” From a very early age, his once loving family fell to deep dysfunction and situations in his life ran the gamut from lies, betrayal, and adultery to neglect and isolation, and spread to conspiracies, deceit, hatred and murder.

“It started when I was eight years-old,” says John, “and it haunts me to this day. I was branded the black sheep in the family, doomed and left to ruin, but like a plant thriving in sandy soil, I developed a strong sense of purpose, patience and perseverance, and grew stronger in defiance of all odds to become a better person.”

The skills John acquired along the way prepared him to survive three of West Africa’s bloodiest wars, navigate his way through crooked systems and corrupt bureaucracies, and on to lead his own young family through country after country, from one desperate situation to the next, multiple times, in order to get them to safety – and ultimately to begin life as a free citizen in America. Today, John is a highly respected, successful businessman, author and sought-after speaker living his dream life!

In 2000, John was living as a refugee in Dakar when his efforts were recognized by the Federation for World Peace and he was nominated to represent African refugees at the United Nations Millennium Conference in New York. Today, John is CEO of Global Alliance Solution, LLC on Capitol Hill in Washington DC — a company that manages corporate expansion and international strategies. John earned an MBA from Colorado Technical University and is currently working on a PhD. While living as a refugee in Senegal, he founded the Bi-Lingual Refugee School of Dakar and wrote an education program to transition English-speaking refugee children/students from an English curriculum to a French curriculum. Liberia’s National Chess Champion for ten years, John is also a rated Grand Master. He lives near Washington, DC, with his wife of thirty years and their ten children.

For more information, please visit: www.dysfunctionalone.net

Dysfunctional One
Page Publishing
Available in softcover and digital formats from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eBook, Apple iTunes, Google Play and more; for an autographed copy shipped in 1-2 business days order from the author’s website at: www.dysfunctionalone.net
$25.99
ISBN: 978-1634179041

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Rich Habits, Rich Life: Shares The Habits That Can Help Anyone Become A Success And Live Their Dream Life

Monica Foster
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Rich Habits, Rich Life: Shares The Habits That Can Help Anyone Become A Success And Live Their Dream Life

Los Angeles, CA – Dr. Randall Bell combined his passion for economics with his insights from disaster recovery to reveal the core principles of resilience and peak performance that make up “core intelligence” – considered to be the foundation of all achievement. The ground-breaking survey that was part of his research is considered to be one of the most important sociological studies ever conducted. Dr. Bell shares these findings and much more in his latest book, Rich Habits Rich Life: The Four Cornerstones of All Great Pursuits (Leadership lnstitute Press).

Dr. Bell’s insight into people and their behavior stems from his successful professional career. The “Master of Disaster” is the title he earned from his dominance and expertise in appraising properties where notorious crimes or events have taken place. Although his career began in conventional property appraisal, it was after the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles when he was called to assess the damage that he found his calling. Since then he focuses only on damaged property – caused by accident, criminal behavior or natural disaster. Dr. Bell believes there is a lesson to be learned from history – whether it be the effect of disasters on people, or the correlation in their habits.

Rich Habits, Rich Life is the culmination of Bell’s diligent research to find out why some succeed and others fail. Are there fundamental differences or traits that set successful people apart? What makes a winning strategy or leads to disaster or collapse? He included over 3,000 people from every walk of life and around the nation, from moms to millionaires, to obtain enough variety to see if certain foundational elements applied to all of us. He was able to identify a definite link between daily habits and various measures of success.

Whether it’s fame, fortune, a happy family life, mastering a skill, or finding the right partner, Rich Habits helps us define what we personally consider success – and gives us the knowledge and tools to get there! It is an intelligent, practical and fun read that offers incredible insight into the behaviors that lead to prosperity. It is the result of over 25 years of research, including Dr. Bell’s work on high profile places ranging from the World Trade Center and Chernobyl to Hurricane Katrina.

Randall Bell, PhD is a renowned, in-demand speaker at events around the globe. He earned his PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and his MBA from UCLA. Dr. Bell is a socio-economist and the CEO of Landmark Research Group, LLC. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, PEOPLE magazine, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, CNN, and every national television network. He lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife and four children.

For more information, please visit: www.richhabits.com.

Rich Habits Rich Life: The Four Cornerstones of All Great Pursuits
By Dr. Randall Bell
Publisher: Leadership Institute Press
ISBN-13: 978-1933969237
Will be available at online outlets, www.pgw.com, or author’s website

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NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen Says Lionheart Fitness Kids Coaches Are Some Of The Most Inspiring Coaches He Has Ever Met

Dea Shandera
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NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen Says Lionheart Fitness Kids Coaches Are Some Of The Most Inspiring Coaches He Has Ever Met

Los Angeles, CA – NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen says: “Some of the best lessons I have learned were through great coaches. They were Life Lessons – not just game strategies or tactics. Lionheart Fitness Kids provides these very same valuable moments and memories, and from some of the most inspiring coaches I have ever met.”

Having “fun” is serious business at Lionheart Fitness Kids. The program, an award-winning, patented sports enrichment program delivering the FUNdamentals of sports, life lessons and nutrition for kids 2-5 years old, began with just seven children and now has reached more than 50,000 kids since it began in 2008. Lionheart Fitness Kids is currently operating in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, San Diego, Chicago and Denver and is available to children through schools, corporations and park programs.

The program is simple. It was developed by experts in the fields of nutrition, child development and physical education, with two criteria to uphold:

Teach fundamentals of sports in a fun, non-competitive environment
Train the coaches with patented methods and hold them accountable.

The end result: Healthy self-esteem, positive thinking, leadership, courage, responsibility, integrity, good sportsmanship, motor skills and social skills.

“Our program is authentic, our coaches are accountable and we always put the children first,” states Coach John. “A Lionheart coach understands that all children have greatness inside of them. It is our job to find that greatness, nurture it and inspire every child to feel special.”

Lionheart Fitness Kids just launched a special certificate program to train more coaches to handle their nationwide expansion. For more information, please visit: www.LionheartFitnessKids.com and www.mylfk.com.

Lionheart Fitness Kids founder, John “Coach John” Skoryna, has dedicated his life to teaching children life skills through fitness and nutrition and considers it an honor to be a role model for them. Skoryna is a lifelong athlete, and notably he coached a competitive hockey team in San Diego that won a national championship title and a bronze medal in the Jr. Olympics. He taught his teams the techniques he learned specific to visualization and the power of positive thinking – and now children at Lionheart Fitness Kids also benefit from his methods.

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The Marijuana Project: A Story Of Medicine And Morality – A Security Expert’s Journey Through The Ethical Weeds

Justin Stevens
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The Marijuana Project: A Story Of Medicine And Morality – A Security Expert’s Journey Through The Ethical Weeds

New York, NY – The inspiration for Brian Laslow’s fiction-based-on-fact story, The Marijuana Project (SDS Publishing), came from his own turbulent experiences while working with a brand new medical marijuana production facility in the northeast, and a successful 25-year career as an expert in the field of security.

Sam Burnett, a savvy security expert, is hiding in the catwalk of a medical marijuana production facility he has been hired to protect, caught in a surveillance plan he never thought he’d face. In fact, Sam doesn’t even approve of marijuana and wonders why he’s still working there.

He is not alone with this conflict. The FDA still lists marijuana in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, the DEA’s most restrictive level. They cite marijuana’s high potential for abuse, that it’s not accepted medical use for treatment, and lacks proper safety measures under medical supervision.

This position is at odds with many groups advocating for its legalization, both for medical purposes and recreational use.

Since 2900 B.C., when the Chinese referred to cannabis as a medicine possessing both yin and yang, the pros and cons of medical marijuana have stymied private citizens as well as state and federal agencies. With 23 states legalizing at least limited use of medical marijuana, the controversy continues over its status as a gateway drug, posing ethical dilemmas for doctors, government officials and security professionals who must protect it from a variety of internal and external threats.

This is how Brian Laslow entered the picture in 2001 as the owner of a security consulting firm specializing in risk assessment, system design, and project management services for electronic security and operational security management. Inspired by his findings inside the medical marijuana industry, Brian wrote The Marijuana Project, a fiction-based-on-fact account of his tempestuous experience while working with the new production facility in the northeast.

The story follows Sam Burnett, a conservative and highly principled family man who constantly travels the country as a greatly sought after security expert. While looking to spend more time at home with his children, he is approached by a consortium looking to open a medical marijuana production facility nearby. Sam accepts their offer, and over the next two years, while designing, implementing and operating their entire security program, he finds himself facing one moral conflict after another.

Does Sam favor using medical marijuana to relieve a variety of physical symptoms, easing anxiety and providing pleasure? Or does he see it as an invitation to more serious drug use, mental instability and irresponsible, even dangerous, behavior?

You could call it a security expert’s journey through the ethical weeds.

At first, Sam realizes that whether he approves of it or not, medical marijuana needs to be protected from ending up in the wrong hands and that taking the job means he can be home much more than before. But even what Sam learns about medical marijuana–that it can help people suffering from a variety of ailments–is at odds with his religious upbringing and his own conservative views about drug use, legal or otherwise.

When his son’s best friend is killed in a car accident caused by a driver under the influence of medical marijuana, Sam reaches his breaking point. He ends up taking matters into his own hands, which leads to a potentially dangerous confrontation with his employers and a group of unknown provocateurs.

In the end, he must decide if he can personally continue to participate in the protection and perpetuation of this industry.

Sam Burnett’s dilemma is indicative of the decision that millions of people in America are currently struggling to make. His story will resonate with all those struggling to make sense of this changing landscape in our society.

About the Author

Brian Laslow (a pen name for obvious reasons) has over 25 years of experience in the security field. He started his career as the owner of a security installation company serving residential and commercial clients. Since 2001, he has been an independent security consultant providing risk assessment, system design, project management, and ongoing security management services for a wide range of commercial, industrial, and government clients. This expert speaker in the field of security has extensive experience with building security programs from the ground up.

Brian wrote a successful book on security consulting and speaks frequently on topics relating to physical security, risk assessment, system design, and publishing for consultants. He holds multiple certifications from the security and consulting fields.

The Marijuana Project is fiction-based-on-fact from Laslow’s findings in the medical marijuana industry and as a highly respected security expert, both of which lend realism to an already gripping plot. For more information, please visit the website at: www.themarijuanaproject.org.
The Marijuana Project
By Brian Laslow
Published by SDS Publishing
Publication Date: November 25, 2015
Price: $19.99; 240 pages, paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1518805479
ISBN-10: 1518805477

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Some Dive, Some Survive, And Others Thrive. Rich Habits Rich Life Offers A Fresh Perspective For Success

Monica Foster
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Some Dive, Some Survive, And Others Thrive. Rich Habits Rich Life Offers A Fresh Perspective For Success

Los Angeles, CA –Over 5,000 people, from every walk of life and from all fifty states and around the world, participated in Dr. Randall Bell’s survey for his soon-to-be-released book, Rich Habits Rich Life: The Power of ‘Me We Do Be’ Habits, Rituals and Routines (Leadership lnstitute Press). This landmark research detailed the daily habits of professionals, students, stay-at-home moms, retirees, the unemployed and millionaires – and scientifically identified the link between everyday habits and various measures of success – making it one of the most significant sociological studies ever conducted!

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to success. Some might define it as wealth or fame, finding the right partner, having a happy family life, completing a degree or even mastering a musical instrument – while others may see it as beating a life-threatening illness. What is so compelling about Rich Habits is that it lets us define what success means to us individually, while looking at the foundational elements that apply to us all. So what makes a winning strategy or leads up to disaster or collapse? Why do some waste their success, while others continue to elevate?

Rich Habits is fun, intelligent and practical, and delivers fascinating insight into the behaviors that lead to disaster, recovery or prosperity. Just as one bad habit can ripple out with destructive consequences, so a good habit – even something as simple as making our bed, waving at a neighbor, or having dinner as a family – can ripple out and become something wonderful!

In his book, the result of over 25 years of research, Dr. Bell masterfully links classic behavioral research with his work on high profile cases – including Chernobyl, the World Trade Center and OJ Simpson – to reveal why some dive, some survive, and others thrive. He explains that all behaviors can be organized within the four cornerstones of ‘Me We Do Be,’ and his book helps connect the dots to create a whole new outlook for success.

Randall Bell, PhD has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, PEOPLE magazine, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, CNN, and every national television network. He is a renowned, in-demand speaker at events around the globe. He earned his PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and his MBA from UCLA. Dr. Bell is a socio-economist and the CEO of Landmark Research Group, LLC. He is married and has four children.

For more information, please visit: www.richhabits.com

Rich Habits Rich Life
By Dr. Randall Bell
Publisher: Leadership Institute Press
ISBN-13: 978-1933969237
Will be available at online outlets, www.pgw.com, or author’s website

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