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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

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Climb Aboard The Western Star And Witness The Adventures Of A Lifetime

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Climb Aboard The Western Star And Witness The Adventures Of A Lifetime

The year is 1979, and 12-year-old Annie’s life has been upended. Her parents have announced that their home for the next nine months will be a 53-foot sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean. The thought of leaving behind her pets, friends and a life she loves—plus coexisting in close quarters with her older brother—has left Annie spiraling through a kaleidoscope of emotions. Heartbroken at first, Annie turns to writing, and through her detailed journal of daily life aboard the Western Star, she reveals a remarkable transformation.

Girl Sailing Aboard the Western Star is the engaging, poignant result of Annie’s chronicle of her family’s adventures in the Atlantic. Readers get to experience through Annie’s eyes the raw, unfiltered angst of a girl on the cusp of being a teenager, as she grapples with feelings of isolation, resentment and uncertainty. Page after page, hints of new awakenings rise to the surface, as Annie learns how to trim the sheet, raise the main sail and navigate using a sextant. She also learns about the stars and constellations and about the amazing creatures living under the boat. The journal takes readers along as she snorkels, scuba dives and jet skis her way through The Bahamas, the Caribbean and the Virgin Islands.

Drawn directly from Anderson’s real-life story of living on a sailboat with her family, this charming coming-of-age tale shares Annie’s day-by-day emotional evolution, as she discovers new worlds above and below the deep blue sea and lives the adventures of a lifetime.

Author RA Anderson is a wanderer who has lived all over, from California to Belize, and currently, home is a town called Rome, in Georgia that is! She grew up on horseback and sailboats—“the most amazing way to grow up!”

A lifelong passion for creative writing and photography became her life. Her award-winning photographs have been featured in table books, magazines and front-page news, and her writing has been published in magazines, poetry books and children’s books. Her children’s series include If Pets Could Talk and Iceland: The Puffin Explorers.

Three boys—her heart and soul—call her Mom. She and her husband—whom she calls her “strength and passion”—are recent empty-nesters, leaving them more time to travel.

For more information, please visit ra-anderson.com, or connect with her on social media at https://www.facebook.com/raAndersonAuthor/; @ra_anderson_author Instagram;
@aruthanne Twitter.

Girl Sailing Aboard the Western Star
Publisher: My Favorite Books Publishing Company, LLC
Release Date: January 1, 2020
ISBN-10: 1950590038
ISBN-13: 978-1950590032
Available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com

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Tom Del Beccaro, The Divided Era Author, Long Ago Predicted Sanders’ Rise And Strong Super Tuesday Performance

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Tom Del Beccaro, The Divided Era Author, Long Ago Predicted Sanders’ Rise And Strong Super Tuesday Performance

Acclaimed author, speaker and former California Republican Party chair Tom Del Beccaro made a bold prediction almost exactly one year ago: Bernie Sanders would be the Democrat-ic nominee in 2020. In our country’s current anti-establishment, divided era, Sanders has gained momentum since 2016, and Del Beccaro expertly outlined five key differentiators that could very well propel Sanders to the 2020 Democrat nomination: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/bernie-sanders-will-be-the-democratic-nominee-here-are-five-reasons-why.

“Going into Super Tuesday, of all the Democrats running right now, Sanders has the most committed supporters and the largest number of volunteers,” according to Del Beccaro.

Best known for his insightful commentary and public speaking on topics ranging from for-eign policy to economic reform, Del Beccaro has the unique ability to place our current times in the broader sweep of American and world history.

He does exactly that in his latest book, The Divided Era: How We Got Here and the Keys to America’s Reconciliation. That our country has become one obsessed with choosing sides is nothing new, he explains. Del Beccaro examines the three most divisive periods of our past and contrasts those eras with our country’s two most unifying periods. The result is a fasci-nating study of the history of political unity and division in the U.S., from the Revolution to the adoption of the Constitution; the Civil War through Reconstruction; and The Gilded Age to our present Divided Era.

By using the country’s past to inform a path forward, Del Beccaro is no stranger to seeing his predictions in the political arena become reality. In 2012, Tom correctly predicted the Demo-crats would lose over 60 House seats when others predicted more than 30 seats lost. He is poised to make hundreds of appearances on news programs as the 2020 election unfolds, sharing his insights and outlook on one of the most divisive, hotly contested elections in our nation’s history.

Thomas Del Beccaro is an acclaimed author, speaker and columnist for Fox News, Fox Business and the Epoch Times. The former Chairman of the California Republican Party and former U.S. Senate Candidate from California, Del Beccaro is also the author of The New Conservative Paradigm and is the publisher of PoliticalVanguard.com, where he and other columnists publish daily commentaries.

He makes hundreds of radio and TV appearances each year across the country that are heard and seen by millions. He has appeared on Fox & Friends, Fox Business News, Newsmax, OAN, the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal and on KRON4 in the San Fran-cisco Bay Area. He has also appeared on the Fox, NBC, CBS and ABC affiliates in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information, visit www.TomDel.com or www.PoliticalVanguard.com, or connect with him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tom.delbeccaro; or Twitter: @tomdelbeccaro.

The Divided Era
Publisher: Greenleaf
ISBN-10: 1626341990
ISBN-13: 978-1626341999
Available from Amazon.com

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Former Topgun Instructor Takes Readers On The Ride Of A Lifetime

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Former Topgun Instructor Takes Readers On The Ride Of A Lifetime

Dave Baranek knows exactly what it means to “ride into the danger zone.” In his new release, Tomcat RIO, he plants readers firmly in the cockpit of the legendary F-14 Tomcat fighter, blazing along at twice the speed of sound seven miles above the ocean and the carrier that hurled it off its deck.

Tomcat RIO is a superbly crafted book that pulls readers into the exciting world of the F-14 and Navy carrier operations. Readers can ride along as Baranek expertly shares all the stomach-dropping thrills of dogfighting and the pulse-pounding tension of patrolling the skies over Iraq with the ability to launch a 100-mile Phoenix missile at the touch of a button.

An expert in fighter tactics and aircraft carrier operations, Baranek (whose call sign is “Bio”) ascended to the command of an F-14 fighter squadron of more than 300 people, and he shares the challenges and unexpected trials that come with leading a squadron in the dynamic environment of Naval Aviation.

Full of adventures, lessons and inspiration, Tomcat RIO also includes dozens of Bio’s best and most acclaimed photos, including one that’s been hailed by photographer George Hall as “one of the best Tomcat photos ever taken.”

Bio immerses readers in rich detail, where they can practically smell the jet exhaust and feel the gut-wrenching g-forces. Tomcat RIO pitches readers into the thick of it as only Bio can tell it. Strap in, and get ready for a wild ride!

Dave “Bio” Baranek is also the author of Topgun Days and Before Topgun Days. He enjoyed a successful and satisfying 20-year career in the United States Navy, starting with assignments to F-14 Tomcat squadrons and the elite Topgun training program as an instructor, and on to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the US 7th Fleet. Baranek retired from the Navy in 1999 and is now a defense contractor. He is married and lives in Satellite Beach, Florida.

For more information, visit www.topgunbio.com, or connect with the author on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Topgun-Days-Tomcat-RIO-and-Before-Topgun-Days-102433503174069/; or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TopgunBio.

Tomcat RIO
Publisher: Skyhorse
Release Date: July 2020
ISBN-10: 1510748229
ISBN-13: 978-1510748224
Available online from Amazon, Simon & Schuster, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and others

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Expert Shares Breakthrough Secrets To Transformative Storytelling

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Expert Shares Breakthrough Secrets To Transformative Storytelling

Being a powerful storyteller can enrich both your career and personal life, and international bestselling author Linda A. Olson shares her time-tested storytelling tips in her newest release, Your Story Matters: Own Your Story and Tell it with Clarity, Confidence & Impact.

“The question isn’t whether you have a powerful story, it’s valuing the power in your story,” Olson advises.

In Your Story Matters, readers will learn the simple secrets to finding their personal story, using their story to build instant trust and credibility and embracing the greatest gift they have been given.

Olson guides readers through a step-by-step process to empower them with the five Cs — everything needed to create an impactful personal story:

• Clarity: Find your story to connect, impact and even transform lives.
• Creation: How to create your story with simplicity and ease using a simple framework.
• Confidence: Know the value of owning your story.
• Connection: Use your story as a tool to build instant trust and credibility.
• Courage: Tell your story in as little as 2 minutes to impact and transform lives.

Your Story Matters is a must-read for anyone who wants to find and harness the power in their story to help transform lives.

Also, tucked inside the book is a coupon toward Wealth through Stories LIVE, a two-day story retreat for those who are serious about experiencing the wealth in their story. One story, one transformation, impacting millions. Why not yours?

Linda Olson is the go-to story expert who helps authors, speakers and entrepreneurs impact millions with their stories. She is a TEDx speaker, multiple bestselling author and founder of Wealth Through Stories. Her mission is “To Impact a Million People a Year Through Story.” Linda and her husband, Rick, reside in sunny California. They enjoy their two married daughters and their spouses and five adorable grandchildren, who are the best part of their story.

For more information visit wealththroughstories.com.

Your Story Matters: Own Your Story and Tell it with Clarity, Confidence & Impact
Release Date: February 11, 2020
ISBN: 978-0-9819014-2-8
Available from Amazon.com

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

Trish Stevens
Teresa Hinojosa
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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

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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
Available from Amazon.com

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