Jacob Lief is the Founder and CEO of Ubuntu Education Fund. His new memoir, I Am Because You Are is a powerful story about his incredible journey of founding Ubuntu Education Fund, the myriad obstacles he faced, the inspirational people he met, and the countless lives that he has changed.
FL: What prompted you to write Goddesses Never Age?
CN: Like my earlier books, Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause, I wrote Goddesses Never Age after a fairly long period of introspection, action, and research. The material for Goddesses Never Age was born out of the ashes of my divorce at midlife, and my subsequent desire to reinvent myself. At the time I was confronted with the cultural belief that my best years were behind me, and that women over the age of 50 aren’t as desirable or attractive. I realize this all sounds melodramatic, but I was concerned that I would never find love, that I would be alone forever.
The Food Babe, Vani Hari, is a revolutionary food activist and the author of a new book called The Food Babe Way. I sat down to interview her about her food investigations, GMO’s in processed foods, and changes to the food industry in America.
Whether or not your New Year’s resolution was about slimming down, we can all take the opportunity for a fresh start when it comes to our approach to health.
See my interview with Dr. Manny Alvarez at Fox News, highlighting a few easy changes you can make this year, from my new book, “The New Health Rules.”
A lot of the recipes in the book are based on dishes and meals that I cook all the time! Nothing fussy or fancy here – just simple, delicious and yummy food without too many ingredients or steps. I try to put a serving of something green on the dinner table every night – and it almost always happens.
Happy New Year to all – and Happy New You!
Tis’ the season of resolutions, of changes big and small. Time to brush up on your healthy living skills – and perhaps learn a few new ones. To help you do that, I’m kicking off 2015 with the January 6 publication of my new book, The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-body Wellness. It’s my personal compendium of integrative health’s wisest mantras.
In the introduction to her new book, The Grain Free Family Table, author Carrie Vitt shares the inspiring story of her sudden and debilitating health crisis and the nutrition-based path to healing which restored her health. Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and struggling to detox heavy metals from her body, Carrie embarked on a strict, grain-free diet, following the recommendations of her nutritionist. Over time, Carrie’s health gradually improved, and she ultimately reversed her auto-immune disease.
Dr. L: It seems like every month brings us the latest, greatest diet book. Why contribute to the glut?
Kathie: Believe me, I’m as tired of these magic formula for losing weight as anybody: “eat this number of calories or this ratio of carbs/fats/protein for Phase 1, then for Phase 2…” Almost nobody can follow these formulas for very long. Writing The Swift Diet was for me a chance to celebrate the importance of healthy whole foods, especially vegetables, fruits and legumes. I’m translating the nutritional science onto the plate.
Dr. L: Its clear that you not only feel passionate about the process of one’s unique discovery, but that your understanding comes from a deep expertise. Can you say more about this?
Holli: One of the core beliefs and guiding principles in my practice is that food has a profound effect on how we feel long after we are done eating. Not only this, but every person is different and thrives on a unique diet.
Dr L: What is Ketosis?
Jimmy Moore: Put simply, ketosis is a metabolic state that happens when you consume a customized low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet that causes your body to switch from using glucose as its primary source of fuel to running mostly on ketones and fatty acids. Ketones themselves are produced when the body burns fat, and they’re used as an alternative fuel source when glucose isn’t available. In other words, your body changes from being a sugar-burner to a fat-burner. It’s a completely normal and natural state that happens within a few days to a few weeks in most people who reduce their carbohydrate intake, moderate their protein consumption, and consume dietary fat, especially saturated fat, to satiety.