Sunday, August 26, 2012

Great Sex Naturally by Dr. Laurie Steelsmith and Alex Steelsmith

I don't think it's possible for Great Sex Naturally to have had a more intriguing title. This book was written for women specifically, and authored by Dr. Laurie Steelsmith, and her husband Alex Steelsmith. As I guy, I was expecting it to be filled with Kama Sutra-like positions, and secret, little tricks you can perform with your anatomy. This wasn't the case, but I wasn't disappointed. There are plenty of sex books out there like that. This one's chief concern is to empower a healthy sexuality treated with a holistic, or whole person approach. This idea permeates the book, and offers some paradigm shifting ideas. Of course our heart health, diet, exercise, and self-esteem affect our sex lives, but at a cursory glance it just doesn't seem that way. Looking deeper, the authors make a great case for their point, that a holistic, or balanced approach to your entire life will greatly enhance your sex life as well. Great Sex Naturally is divided into two sections. The first part deals with balancing your lifestyle. The second part is about new ideas for enhancing your sex life. It seems to be written more for monogamous couples, but certainly, singles could benefit as well. This is a great reference book to keep around for the detailed information on harmonizing your hormones. There is also tons of great info on aphrodisiacs, lubricants, and pressure points which I think many people are going to find really exciting. FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Meals That Heal Inflammation by Julie Daniluk, R.H.N.

Meals that heal is a beautiful concept. So many of us, who deal with food issues, need to replace emotional attachments that no longer serve us with positive, beneficial ones. In Meals That Heal Inflammation, author Julie Daniluk R.H.N. has put together a wonderful book. It clocks in at almost 400 pages. The last half of the book consists of recipes that aren't too complicated to pull off, and very satisfying and healing. The first half is dedicated to the studies and the science of inflammation, and how it affects us. Inflammation is at the core of most of the disease and pain that we can experience throughout our lives. Inflammation is also a side effect of some pharmaceuticals prescribed by physicians to fight these same diseases and pain. That's not to say that this book takes on the conspiratorial tone some health and nutrition books embrace, far from it. Meals That Heal Inflammation offers a lot of choices. Read it, and you will find yourself armed with good information, and scientifically supported food choices. The book is set up very well, in that each chapter reiterates important points made in previous chapters. I wish more nutrition oriented books would take that approach. It clears up a lot of confusion. Actually, there were several questions I've had for years that Julie Daniluk answered for me. The sections in the book that deal with food cravings really got me thinking. The idea that the foods we crave most, are often the foods we are most sensitive too, never occurred to me before. The eating plans offered, are easily managed, well thought out, and thoroughly explained. As someone who loves training with weights, and long distance running, I'm quite familiar with inflammation in the form of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. This book has opened my eyes to some previously unconsidered options, lessened my pain, and cleared up more time to engage in the training activities I love. For that I am truly grateful, and recommending this book to anyone who trains on a consistent basis, or struggles with food and/or weight issues. I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

Friday, August 3, 2012

I'm almost finished with this book. It is brilliant, I'll be posting a review very soon. Hay House is offering an incredible deal on it if you order now. Special $10 Offer on Meals That Heal Inflammation: Eliminate Pain, One Meal at at Time. Check this out:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Worst Cussword in the English Language

"Can't" is one letter away from being a major swear word. I forbid my children, and my personal training clients from using it. Ever. "Can't" is the easiest excuse. Bob Proctor says the only worse than an excuse is a good excuse. Erase "Can't" from your vocabulary and watch it disappear from your life as well.