Love Food that Loves You Back: Life Fully Nourished is Delicious (Paperback)

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Love Food that Loves You Back is a book based on Dorothy Holtermann's personal experience of: Successfully losing 70lbs.Lovingly reclaiming her health and happiness.Eliminating a ten-year dependence on prescription drugs to manage anxiety, depression and insomnia.Dorothy Holtermann's previously privileged life collapsed after both of her dual residences were subject to disasters: 9/11 at Battery Park City, Manhattan and Hurricane Katrina at Seaside, Florida. Consequently, for the next decade she suffered from anxiety, depression, obesity and insomnia and became addicted to the drugs to treat these debilitating conditions.

Dorothy's wake-up call came when her doctor told her "You are not going to live your life span " and offered her a single simple solution in the form of a calorie book. After discounting the calorie counting approach, Dorothy experienced a transformation in her health and well being by exploring delicious foods that fed her body, mind and spirit. Loving the food that loved her back fueled a new life of loving self-care, better relationships, a new career, and an astonishing revelation of life's true purpose. If Dorothy can do it, maybe can do it too.

"Dorothy's extensive nutritional knowledge will contribute significantly to enhancing the longevity of our species."
- Dr. Cliff Inkles, DC NYC

"With her beautiful courageous heart, Dorothy is a force in the evolution of growth and healing."
- Dr. Adam Turner, MD

"Dorothy possesses a deep knowledge of a wide array of healing modalities to bring about the restoration of body, mind, heart, and soul."
- Tom Monte, Bestselling Author

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About the Author

Dorothy Holtermann is the founder of Birth a Book, certified integrative nutrition coach, teacher, and publisher. Her mission is to teach wellness professionals how to write and publish books that matter. She is a passionate speaker and dedicated to her philosophy that life fully nourished is life fully expressed. Excerpt. (c) Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Chapter 1 - You Won't Live Out Your Lifespan In the fall of 2012 I was badly shaken and forced to face a reality I had long denied. I was at my doctor's office being analyzed by my "team" of healthcare professionals when it became clear that my weight gain, blood work results, and complaints about various pains were getting progressively worse each visit. They were running out of new prescription drugs to give me, or organs to remove. I was being examined by Keith, my favorite team member, when suddenly he looked me square in the eye and told me bluntly, "Dorothy, you need to do something about your health." I glanced away, trying to tune him out, ignoring him. I was at the doctor's office, wasn't I? So of course I was taking care of my health! He persisted, and in a more firm tone said, "You need to hear me. You need to listen to me. This is not a joke. This is your life." I remember looking up, pretending to listen to him, mostly to be polite. I remember thinking-he has nothing to tell me that I do not already know. I was about to make a quip, or find an easy way to bow out of this awkward and highly unusual conversation. However, he did manage to get my attention with his very next sentence. I will never forget hearing these words, and feeling the enveloping fear that they generated in my body. "Dorothy, you are not going to live out your lifespan!" I thought immediately about my family and what these words would mean to them. I had two beautiful daughters that I loved deeply and who needed me. And I had been married 30 years to my childhood sweetheart; the man I treasured and desperately wanted to grow old with. Though not-so-young, I was not-too-old either. Not old enough to hear these words. My beloved family had been through a lot. It seemed like we had unwittingly managed to purchase front row seats to several of the worst catastrophes of the turn of the 21st century. We were witnesses to the attacks of 9/11 that occurred blocks from our home... A few years later, we fell victim to Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf of Mexico... (end of preview).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780692426821
ISBN-10: 0692426825
Publisher: Artbinders, LLC
Publication Date: April 14th, 2015
Pages: 158
Language: English

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.


And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.


15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.


50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.


Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.


Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.


Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.



Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.


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