Monthly Archives: December 2013

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH

cropped-vitruvian-heart-woman1.jpgSome of my friends believe they can make better choices to attain maximum health and yet I see them regularly exercising and eating wisely. These are two very important actions in the scheme of health and living longer. After seeing parents and relatives die young from smoking, heart disease, diabetes and obesity, they vowed to make personal choices that correlate with better health.

 Other people I know do not exercise and eat wantonly. A common breakfast choice by one particular person is a bacon/sausage omelet with a side of pancakes. This person is more than 100 pounds overweight, has high blood pressure, out-of-control diabetes and has had a heart attack. His choices and health issues provide a view of factors seen in many who contribute to current world statistics placing heart disease as the leading cause of death in women and men.

Coronary artery disease, also called atherosclerosis is a disease in which arteries narrow because of metabolic abnormalities related to lifestyle choices. In the United States, 18% of all deaths are from coronary artery disease. Inflammation is a large component of this disease in conjunction with the accumulation of LDL-cholesterol fat inside blood vessels. Increasing weight leads to Type 2 diabetes and diabetes contributes to the disease process.

You have probably read or heard this scenario so many times you find it boring. Some people say they have tried everything and can’t lose weight. Losing weight is not magical. It doesn’t matter what time of day you eat, whether you drink water before, during or after meals. It doesn’t matter whether your largest meal is in the evening, whether you graze all day, or eat one meal per day. What matters is how much you eat and what you eat. In other words, it is important to balance your food intake with your energy output.

We all need to eat for energy. Without proper food, our body processes are impaired. But when we eat more food than we burn off each day, the body stores that extra food as fat. If the stored fat isn’t burned, it continues to accumulate — that is how the body evolved to survive during times of sparse food.

 Consider these examples:

If you eat one scoop of ice cream (about 400 calories) in addition to your daily calorie needs, you must walk one hour just to burn off that extra 400 calories. If you don’t exercise to burn the extra fuel, your body will store the calories as fat.

Even eating one extra little banana per day (about 100 calories) can add up. In one month you will have consumed 3100 more calories than you needed to maintain your energy needs. At the end of one year, your scale will show you are up by 10 pounds.

One weekly meal that includes a bacon cheeseburger, fries and a shake (about 1500 calories) can put you on the road to obesity. Over a year, without significant additional exercise, that daily fast food meal alone can add up to a 20 pound weight gain per year.

The first step in taking control of your health is to learn how. Making a healthy lifestyle change is within your power. By making healthy changes in your diet and adding exercise to your daily routine, you will begin the road to better health and possibly even extend your life. Just like adults, obese children show signs of early heart disease. Teaching kids to eat right and exercise can also reverse the negative effects of their overeating.

Your Heart is a health guide. Scientific studies over many years support healthy food choices like the Mediterranean diet and vegetarian eating, too. Choose to eat healthy.

Make 2014 the year for better health choices for you and your family. Don’t smoke. Avoid sweets and all fried and fatty foods. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables and add exercise to your day.

Beginning today Your Heart is available at a reduced price in both paperback and Kindle through December 24th. To purchase, click on Kindle Heart book or Paperback Heart book

Happy Holidays

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Holiday Sale: Heart Health Guide

Tis the Season of Good Cheer

This year give a gift that will last all year and maybe save a life.

winter holidayIf you know anyone with health issues that might benefit from a paperback science-based health guide, consider giving them:

Your Heart – Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease in Women, Men and Children.

The book is available free as a Kindle e-book through December 15th Your Heart E-book but for those who are not e-readers, Your Heart is also for sale through Amazon at the reduced price of $9.99 through December 24thBuy Your Heart the paperback

The Twelve Days Before Christmas Book Sale

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

For centuries, the Twelve Days of Christmas have been celebrated in many ways around the world. The traditional festive days begin December 25 – Christmas Day – and extend through January 5th.

Decorating homes with garlands, lights and trees brighten the darkness of winter. Many families give gifts on Christmas Eve or Day, others on the twelfth night. Giving to others is a long held tradition even for the nonreligious. The season of giving also presents a marketing opportunity for merchants with sales beginning after Halloween and extending into the New Year.

Like other merchant authors, I am offering a Twelve Days Before Christmas Sale on Amazon.
Below is a summary of my books. Sales details are at the bottom of this page.

 A LITTLE ABOUT MY BOOKS

Your Heart Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease in Women, Men & Children

Through years of medical practice, I wanted a book I could offer people to help them take control of their health. Once I retired and had more time, I wrote that book because I still sincerely want to provide people with the information to make healthy choices. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in adults and it can be prevented. If you are healthy and want to stay that way, or if you are overweight, have diabetes or heart disease, this science-based health guide reveals the causes of heart disease with actions to improve health.

Your Heart Book Cover- Finalwfontchg.2 (Small)The information in Your Heart covers: healthy eating, weight control, suggestions for physician consultation and laboratory studies to identify silent diseases that contribute to heart disease. If you know someone with a history of heart problems or someone with weight or diabetic problems, this could be a valuable reference. As a gift It provides information for improved health and longer life to all ages. Because early heart disease is evident in overweight children, the book contains information on how to keep kids healthy, too.

 Eyes of a Pedophile: Detecting Child Predators

Using the life of a notorious violent pedophile as an example of pedophile behavior, this true crime book is written to educate people and help protect children. Even if you do not usually read true crime, consider reading this to educate yourself and others.

Few families are spared. If the pedophile isn’t prosecuted, he will continue to harm children over a lifetime. This incurable mental disorder is found throughout the world in all cultures and results in harm to children everywhere. Men with the desire for sexual satisfaction from children are found in all professions and ages, pubescent teens to grandfathers.

SWEoaPCover5Most children are victimized by people they know; family members, family friends and those in positions of power. Pedophiles often seek jobs as teachers, preachers, priests, coaches, camp counselors, daycare and volunteer positions to allow them easy access to children. The purpose of the book is to educate people about how these men operate, so they may be more aware of risk situations, keep children safer and prosecute perpetrators.

Your Heart Kindle FREE Download December 13-15

Your Heart Kindle Reduced Price $2.99 December 16-24 (Usual price is $6.99. The price change is scheduled for December 16th but may take 24 hours to appear on Amazon.)

12 Days – December 13 – 24 Kindle price for Eyes is $2.99.

12 Days – December 13-24 Paperback books for Your Heart and Eyes of a Pedophile are both $9.99 (Usual price is $13.99.)

Wishing you good health and safety in 2014.