Novel Health & Wellness

What Will Your Next Meal Be?

Learn why diets don’t work and how to eat based on your individual nutritional needs.

In these pages are the nutritional secrets of an ancient practice for eating in harmony known as Chinese dietary therapy.

Obesity rates have soared, bringing with it a host of chronic health problems: diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and digestive disorders, to name a few. Stress is a major factor is most Western diseases/conditions and can be fatal when not addressed. Degenerative conditions are a result of undernourishment brought on by excessive lifestyles and kill more people than cancer. 

If only you knew what you needed to eat to ease your stress, quiet your mind, and provide sustainable, nourishing energy/vitality throughout each day.

In my book, you will:

  • Discover your individual nutritional needs based on your unique constitution via a proven, ancient therapeutic model.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your unique constitution and how to achieve and maintain health and wellness (lose weight, treat illness, balance your emotions, etc.).
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the disease process according to your unique constitution, which foods can help you heal, and which foods are making you sick(er). (For example, learn how apples moisten dry lungs and how ginger warms Cold.)
  • Improve your relationship with your food (and your family’s as well).

Don’t miss out on the section Food Combining for Maximum Effect, to help you balance out your meals. AS AN ADDED BONUS, I’ve included Recipes for Health & Healing, as well as an abbreviated encyclopedic section, The Nature of Foods, where food properties are discussed in greater detail, AT NO EXTRA COST.

What readers are saying:

“Wow! Your book is amazing and has officially joined our recipe book window sill in the kitchen!” Robbie Grayson, Nashville, TN, Founder/CEO, Traitmarker

“Got my book and just love it!” Theo B., Nashville, TN

“I display it on the bookshelf at the clinic and introduce it to my patients.” Dr. Luo, L.Ac., Jacksonville, FL

ISBN# 978-0578180113       $20.00 USD

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Responsibility

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Something has been nagging at me since I watched the news the other night – the concept of crowdfunding. It’s strange to me that it has become acceptable for so many people, including writers and authors-to-be, to ask for free money from strangers to help with a book/situation/health condition. (I get asking for help with disaster relief.) But is that money truly free? No. You have a responsibility to spend that money on what you campaigned for and nothing else (or you might end up in legal trouble). I don’t understand how people  can ask for money to help publish a book, then ask them to spend more money to buy the book. 

There are so many affordable and even free options out there; you just have to do the research: Lulu Press, Amazon KDP, Lightning Source (Ingram), just to name a few; these are great options. Check their criteria to see which one fits your needs best. I’ve always used Lulu Press and have had good results. They pay me on time every month, without a hitch. To get your book into bookstores, libraries  and other public venues, Ingram Spark is the way to go. There are a few up front expenses that you must budget for: book cover (eBook or hard copy), editing (developmental or finishing touches), and layout. And there are so many options out there for these, you certainly can find what you need to fit your budget.

On the news the other evening, there was a blurb about a new website, GoFraudMe. Its purpose is to expose fraudulent crowdfunding campaigns, mainly on GoFundMe. I searched through the site and read about several campaigns where people have fraudulently collected a lot of money (one was for over $400K for a homeless guy who never saw the money) and spent it NOT on the issue of the campaign or just plain faked the health issue or situation. Luckily, the folks at GoFraudMe are bringing these cases to law enforcement and many are or have been charged with the crime of fraud, some as felonies. So be careful where you donate your money. 

That said,  if you have a campaign to help with publishing your book, make sure that money only goes towards publishing and keep receipts/details of your expenses. I’m thinking that because others have paid for the publishing and other miscellaneous expenses (editing, layout, etc.), that you cannot claim them on your federal taxes, as these were not paid for with your money. Might want to check with a tax specialist to be sure, or call the IRS, to be safe. 

I did read about a new crowdfunding option to publish one’s books on one of the author blogs I follow. A new site where crowdfunding campaigns can lead to a publishing contract is Inkshares. This is a legitimate site where, if you navigate their process successfully, you can land a publishing contract. After a quick read, I surmised that this might be a more plausible option; they will offer a publishing contract if you can secure a pre-order of 750 books. According to their FAQs page, they write: “We publish any work that successfully hits a pre-order threshold on our platform.” Sounds like a good deal if you’re on SM and have 750 friends who might be willing to ante up. Certainly is worth looking into, don’t you think? 

Inkshares appears to be a safer, smarter crowdfunding option for those who choose this road. I still question the integrity of asking the public to pay for both the process and the finished product. When it comes down to it, as writers, we have a responsibility to be both self-sufficient (to earn a living this way) and to provide work that is worthy of the price we charge. That, in my opinion,  is our responsibility. 

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