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BookTrib Q&A: Dr. David Friedman on Diet Myths, “Food Sanity’ and Living a Food-Positive Lifestyle

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Every year, a new diet trend guaranteed to help us live healthier lifestyles an shed some pounds emerges. But even with all the diets out there, a lot of the time they are replications of the tried and true methods we know: counting calories and exercising. Some focus on carb-loading, others on protein, and most just completely contradict what we think we know. With all the advertisements, celebrity endorsements and more, it can be enough to drive one insane! This is where Dr. David Friedman comes in— his goal is to help us sort through all the craziness and live longer, healthier, food-positive lives. Dr. Friedman’s book, Food Sanity: How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction, sheds a light on different…

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Go Half-Crazy Over Whole Foods: New Prices, New Books

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Something amazing happened yesterday for those of us who try to eat healthier, but stumble at the price of the -better-for-us foods: internet giant Amazon.com, Inc.— who bought the Whole Foods Market chain— dropped the retailer’s prices by 43 percent. The store, where once the cost of a banana was about the same price as the cost of a gallon of gasoline, now has prices that rival other grocery store chains on some, not all, food items. Over time, Amazon intends to have the prices in Whole Foods Markets as competitive as other brick and mortar change, but to continue serving up the same quality and socially conscious foods the store is known for. Now that Whole Foods had become…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Mark Hyman and Eat Fat, Get Thin

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A revolutionary new diet program based on the latest science showing the importance of fat in weight loss and overall health, from # 1 bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman. Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the immense health and weight-loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods. In his new book, bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explains how to EAT FAT, GET THIN, and achieve optimum wellness along the way. Offering practical…

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Jump For Joy! Giveaways!

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Comment for a chance to win one of this week’s brand spanking new titles. Normal Norman by Tara Lazar What is “normal?” That’s the question an eager young scientist, narrating her very first book, hopes to answer. Unfortunately, her exceedingly “normal” subject—an orangutan named Norman—turns out to be exceptionally strange. He speaks English, sleeps in a bed, loves his stuffed toy, goes bananas over pizza, and even deep-sea dives! Oh, no: what’s a “normal” scientist to do? A humorous look at the wackiness that makes us all special— and a gentle reminder that “normal” can’t ever be defined!     Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy by Deborah K. Heisz An eye-opening shift of perspective on the secret of authentic happiness:…

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Buzz Off Spaceman! Gotta Check Out These Giveaways!

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From fat-burning books to ones featuring mystery and quick-witted characters, this week’s giveaways are sure to light a fire under you. Enter to win, don’t delay! Fat-Burning Machine: The 12-Week Diet by Mike Berland and Gale Bernhardt Are you ready to change your body for life? Do you want to step on a scale and feel happy? Do you want to look in the mirror and feel proud? Do you want looser-fitting clothes? Do you want more energy? Do you want to sleep solidly through the night? No games. No gimmicks. No shakes. No starvation. Just a straightforward and simple, doctor-approved approach to eating and exercise that throws out decades of bad science and will transform you from being a fat-storing person into a permanent…

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Cozy Up to These Giveaways!

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Cozy up to this Week’s Giveaways, whether it’s a steamy romance, or an insightful look into your life’s work, there’s something to keep even the chilliest people warm this winter. Enter to win, and take home one of these great reads! The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil by Maya Shetreat-Lein In the tradition of Michael Pollan, Mark Hyman, and Andrew Weil, pioneering integrative pediatric neurologist Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, reveals the shocking contents of children’s food, how it’s seriously harming their bodies and brains, and what we can do about it. And she presents the first nutritional plan for getting and keeping children healthy—a plan that any family can follow. New alarming studies show the dramatic rise…

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Look at the Size of Those Giveaways!

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Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With or Without a Man by Patrice C. Washington Now widely available, the popular, award-winning, self-published guide to help women get out of debt, rebuild their credit, and fulfill their financial dreams. Patrice Washington rationalized her excessive spending. “I work hard, I deserve this.” “I bought it on sale.” But at twenty-two, the recent college graduate was $18,000 in debt and sinking fast. It was time to take control. Patrice educated herself about finance, adopted a new attitude toward money, and most importantly, adjusted her spending habits. By twenty-five she was debt free—and used the wisdom she gained to start her own successful real estate and mortgage brokerage—and…

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s Amazing Giveaways!

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This week’s books will have your heart racing, your blood pumping and your mind reeling. From thrillers to exercise companions, there’s a tremendous amount of thrills going around this week! Comment for a chance to win one of these exciting new titles. Fat-Burning Machine The 12-Week Diet by Mike Berland and Gale Bernhardt Are you ready to change your body for life? Do you want to step on a scale and feel happy? Do you want to look in the mirror and feel proud? Do you want looser-fitting clothes? Do you want more energy? Do you want to sleep solidly through the night? No games. No gimmicks. No shakes. No starvation. Just a straightforward and simple, doctor-approved approach to eating and exercise that throws out decades…

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Everyday People, Meet Robert Irvine: The man who will change your life

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Oh, Food Network, how you slay me. If you’re anything like me, Food Network has been your go-to resource for anytime-of-the-day television for years now. And a massive, British component of that success has been the muscular man-machine that is Chef Robert Irvine. Irvine began his cooking career in the Royal Navy at the age of 15. Nearly 45 years later, he has become one of the most recognizable figures in the industry as the host of the insanely popular Food Network show, Restaurant Impossible. But cooking isn’t his only passion. He was also labeled one of the “25 Fittest Guys in America” by Men’s Fitness in 2007 and is a constant advocate for healthy living. That’s why foodies everywhere…

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5 benefits of adopting the high-fiber African diet

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It has long since been a rallying cry for the health-conscience: “Eat more fiber!” There is also evidence to suggest that returning to your roots – i.e., eating the foods your direct ancestors ate – will improve your personal health. Now, thanks to the positive results of a recent study, we know that Black Americans who switch to a high-fiber African diet dramatically decrease their risk for colon cancer. That got us thinking: What other benefits are there in adopting the fiber-intensive African diet? Well, check these out: 1. Keep that heart pumping and happy In short, there’s an inverse association between heart attacks and the amount of fiber one ingests. If you opt for a high-fiber diet, studies show…

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52 strategies to change your life—gradually and permanently

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 So, I lost eighty pounds over the course of a year and a half. Two things make it worthwhile: one, stepping on the scale and seeing the actual numbers. And two, hearing friends and family tell me, “you look great!” And yeah, I revel in that, because it’s quite an accomplishment. Eighty pounds worth of accomplishment, as a matter of fact. Just as I’m enjoying my moment, they’ll ask me, “How did you do it?” As if there were some kind of pill that I took, or a magic weight-loss booth that I locked myself into. The actual answer is simple: diet, exercise and most of all, patience. The diet and exercise part is easy (“You mean if I stop…

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Live Interview: New Year New You with Elisa Zied

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Missed it? Watch our Live Chat with health author and registered dietitian Elisa Zied   What if you could eat your way to a younger you? Now you can, says nationally recognized dietitian and nutritionist Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN (as seen on CBS’s The Early Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and CNN’s Showbiz Tonight, Parents, Redbook, Woman’s Day and more) – and in just 7 days, to boot. In her forthcoming book, YOUNGER NEXT WEEK: Your Ultimate Rx to Reverse the Clock, Boost Energy and Look and Feel Younger in 7 Days (Harlequin Nonfiction; Dec. 31, 2013), Zied identifies the coping habits that sabotage your vitality and the proven plan to get it back by: ·         Settling down with…

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