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Looking for Healthier, Quicker Meals? Author Kitchen Team Puts Diabetic Meals on the Table Lickety-Split

There’s a new “kitchen coach” in town and she’s teaching people with diabetes to save time, eat smart, lose weight, and win the war against diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.  Lickety-Split Diabetic Meals by registered dietitian Zonya Foco teams with the American Diabetes Association for a 3-in-1 book that is cookbook, meal planner, and self-management guide. With simple-to-follow recipes that take as little as 5 minutes, a powerful collection of inspiring tips, and useful nutrition information for losing weight and gaining health, Lickety-Split Diabetic Meals makes living with diabetes easy.

LICKETY_SPLIT_BOOK_COVERLickety-Split features 175 recipes including:

– 5-minute Almond Chicken Salad

– 12-minute Herb Salmon Spread

– 15-minute Creamy Chicken Dijon over Noodles.

All recipes meet the American Diabetes Association guidelines for nutrition and taste– proving that people with diabetes can eat well and enjoy what they’re eating. 

This complete cookbook also serves up 179 simple, commonsense health tips for making menu planning, shopping, and nutrition a part of your daily routine. For example:

– How to calculate your “family FRUIT Quota.”

– “True and False test for sugar consumption.” Yes, you can eat dessert!

– “What colors should you see on your plate?”

People with diabetes have to put more thought into what and how much they eat than most.  They know that to avoid complications from diabetes they must focus on proper nutrition, exercise, and weight control.  That’s no small task when balancing time constraints and tighter budgets. But with Lickety-Split Diabetic Meals, affordable, nutritious, healthy meals can be on the table in as little as 15, 10, or 5 minutes!

Zonya Foco’s Lickety-Split Diabetic Meals will help people with diabetes change the life they have into the life they want.

American_Diabetes_AssociationThe American Diabetes Association is the largest publisher of books for people with diabetes and books about diabetes treatment for healthcare professionals.  In the United States, 23.6 million people -7.8 percent of the population – have diabetes.  While an estimated 17.9 million people have been diagnosed, 5.7 million people are unaware they have the disease.  The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy.  Its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of people with diabetes. 

PHOTO_ZONYAZonya Foco, RD, CHFI, CSP, is the only registered dietitian and certified health and fitness instructor to have earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional designation. Zonya reaches millions of people each year through her books, television appearances, magazine articles, and health education programs. She is the author of the best-selling book Lickety-Split Meals for Health Conscious People on the Go and the host of Zonya’s Health Bites, a program appearing on public television stations across the country. She has been published in Prevention, Today’s Dietitian, Total Health, and Fast and Healthy Cooking.

Lickety-Split Diabetic Meals  (ISBN # 978-1-58040-288-0)

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A Wall Street Legend Bear, Stearns had not had an unprofitable quarter since the crash of 1929 until the credit crisis of 2007-2008 when in a matter of days it was gone.

And In A Matter Of Days Bear Stearns Was Gone…

“You just can’t make this stuff up…there has never been a more appropriate description for a situation like the one I lived through beginning on Monday, March 10, 2008. So appropriate did I find the phrase, in fact, that it was the last thing I said to the woman whose place on the Bear Stearns trading floor was directly across the table from mine on that fateful day. The day that, in my mind, became known as the ‘beginning of the end…’ ”

– Chapter One –
Bear, Stearns & Co., a storied Wall Street firm with a maverick reputation had endured many crises in its 85-year history.  Nothing however could have prepared the firm for the sudden death spiral that would lead to its takeover for a pittance.  In a dramatic showdown with JP Morgan and the Fed, this is the tragic story of how fortunes were made and lost. Anonymous, a senior executive at Bear Stearns, had a bird’s eye view of just what happened inside Bear’s offices and on the trading floor that led to the most sensational financial crisis of  our times. He recounts in detail the chain of events that led to the death spiral–from Bear’s point-of-view and from the global financial marketplace. He details the securities manipulations that precipitated the credit crisis– those same securities in our IRAs and 401Ks. Anonymous reveals for the first time how foreign demand for U.S. capital played a role in the Bear’s massacre, and provides an insider’s view of the unprecedented actions taken by the Treasury and Federal Reserve to avoid a world-wide financial crisis.

The Fall of Bear SteArns and the panic of 2008




An Insiders Viewpoint from the Front-line of the Most Sensational Financial Crisis of Our Times Bear-Trap The Fall of Bear Stearns and the Panic of 2008

Anonymous is a senior executive with responsibility for one of Bear Stearns & Co. major derivatives groups in New York. He has been a derivatives practitioner for nearly two decades leading the development of new financial products on two continents and in both developed and emerging markets. He helped create some of the world’s most innovative structured financial products and is a chartered financial analyst. He holds an MBA and BA degrees. 

Andrew Spencer is Vice President of Communications and Director of the CMG Image Marketing and Literary divisions.

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Move over Einstein – make room for the whiz kid of Dark Energy

Just released, The Cults of Relativity – Finding Einstein, Twain and a Universe Beyond E = mc2, presents us with a whole new view of our universe and challenges everything we have learned in the past.  For anyone wishing to have the Theory of Relativity explained with a down-to-earth, honest approach – this could be the book for you.  As a warm-up for appreciating Relativity, the first chapter of Cults will show you why Mark Twain and Albert Einstein mistrusted statistics.  You will leave this chapter understanding the Twain and Einstein mindset, and why statistics cause havoc with government policies and medicine.  Under the guidance of Albert Einstein and with the help of Mark Twain, Cults goes on to explain parallel universes, the warping of time, and many other aspects of Relativity.  Finally, Cults jumps deep into the new discovery of dark energy, and explains why dark energy is so confounding for so many scientists.

The Cults of Relativity has appeal for teachers, professors, doctors, engineers, or college students studying math, physics or medicine. The author, Drake Larson, offers a unique guide for understanding how Einstein and Twain unraveled paradoxes.

Larson’s UCLA education in physics provided him the tools to transform discouraging contradictions into wonderful opportunities.  An Oakland Tribune science editor wrote a tongue and cheek article about Larson’s theories that predicted bizarre gravitational repulsions; a dark energy – this article was published in 1991 – a solid decade before dark energy was actually discovered by the experts.  Larson eloquently explains to you how dark energy envelopes our universe, while physics departments, who were sure his theories were impossible, are now busy rethinking their logic.  A direct quote from this captivating book seems to sum it up: “A novice might grasp what experts believe is unattainable.”

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Told From The Inside – How A Scientest Could End This World

Dr. Paul Boor’s Harvard training as a pathologist and scientist is evident in The Blood Notes of Peter Mallow – a suspense-filled biomedical thriller that unfolds inside the highest-level research facility for infectious agents in the U.S.  Dr. Mallow’s lab notes record his involvement in the obsession of a brilliant but troubled student who uses his knowledge in a quest for revenge that could ultimately lead to the beginning of the end of the world.  Blood Notes encourages readers to advocate psychological screening for possibly the most dangerous organisms in the bio-lab – the scientists themselves!  See this guy’s media room at:

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Nerve-Racking Treasure Hunt By Satellite

In the cleverly titled Lost and Found, author Tom Williams has written a modern-day adventure that combines an intriguing cast of bizarre yet plausible characters who search the globe for untold lost treasures using the high-tech possibilities of an orbiting satellite.  The writer’s vast background as a marine officer lends authenticity to the unpredictable dynamic energy of this fast-paced treasure-hunt that has the makings of becoming an equally exciting movie.  Reviews pouring in saying “would make a great movie!”

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Helping The Youth Of America

Adopt-An-Author is a program of great interest to parents and teachers everywhere.  It is a non-profit, nationwide service whose mission is to make reading fun again for thousands of reluctant teenagers by using best-selling thrillers, heroic non-fiction, and motivational books.

Middle and high school teachers receive numerous FREE curriculum materials and enjoy classroom interaction with best-selling authors either via phone or personal appearances.  In just eight years, this successful program has received numerous credible endorsements and has registered over 8,000 teachers, representing over 100,000 students, proving that it has returned creativity to the classroom.

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Modern Twist To The Old Style Country Music – What A Singer!

Texas native, Jerry Audley, is a rising star who made it to #1 on the Texas Music Chart in only twelve short weeks with his catchy number “Lucky Me, Lonely You.”  Audiences love the modern twist he adds to classic type country music, and Jerry credits his success to the many fans who relentlessly called radio stations across Texas in order to get his song heard.  “Lucky Me, Lonely You” was co-written by artists Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride, and Shawn Camp, and is featured on his debut release “Audley Enough.”  There are high expectations for his latest release, “If It Ain’t One Thing, It’s Your Mother.”  Hear Jerry sing; he is awesome!



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