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#GoddessFishBookBlast for BIOLOGY OF THE BRAIN by Kent Macleod

Today is the Goddess Fish Book Blast fro Kent Macleod’s BIOLOGY OF THE BRAIN – How Your Gut Microbiome Affects your Brain. The author is awarding a $10 Amazon/BN gift card. Please see the rafflecopter below to enter for a chance to win.

 

(FOREWORD BY SUZANNE SOMERS)
Biology of the Brain
Are you sick?
Are you plagued by chronic health problems with no cure or remedy in sight?
Are you tired of spending thousands on medications that only seem to make you worse?
Think that your drugs are a sham that are just managing symptoms and never dealing with the root cause? You’re not alone!
Millions suffer from similar ailments and health struggles just like you, only to be prescribed more medications that can actually cause harm, and in some cases, even kill you. The medical industry has it all backward!
Chronic health conditions and mental health disorders are increasing at an alarming rate, and yet we are still trying to use the same old ineffective drugs that can have very serious side effects.
We’re the blind leading the blind in the hopes that the next great pill will solve all of our problems. Meanwhile, the health of the majority of Canadians and Americans is deteriorating—fast! But there is a growing understanding in the community that there’s a bigger beast at the heart of the health epidemic…
It’s called the microbiome. And it’s intimately connected to your brain.
Microbiome health is brain health.
In The Biology of the Brain, Kent MacLeod, pharmacist, founder and CEO of NutriChem Compounding Pharmacy and Clinic, breaks down why modern medicine is killing people instead of healing them. Instead of leaving the problem as it stands, he provides you with clear, actionable steps to not only heal your microbiome, but to restore your brain health and get your life back.

From the book….

Everyone has stomach issues. All I hear from my readers is “I’m bloated, I have stomach cramping, I’m constipated, I have terrible gas, I have unexplained weight gain”. It goes on and on.

As we age, we encounter so many health problems, from bacterial overgrowth to inflammation, SIBO, (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), that’s your bloated intestines, to acid reflux with more and more people reporting esophageal cancer probably as a result of acid reflux. Acid reflux, otherwise known as GERD, (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is rampant. You see it in the swollen and irritated bellies of so many people causing terrible discomfort.

Personally, I too have been plagued by GI issues for the past several years. For me, it all started with a misdiagnosis, a nightmare so terrifying I have written about in two of my books. I was given 24-hour IV antibiotics for six days straight, night and day, medicine pouring into my veins for an infection I didn’t have.

Little did I know this antibiotic invasion of my body would upset the microbiome in my GI tract for years to come and it’s never been right since. In fact, at that time, I didn’t even know what a microbiome was let alone try to fix it. I had no idea of gut balance and that gut balance was the right ratio of good bacteria to bad bacteria, yet here I was taking IV antibiotics that were taking away all balance. How was that going to make me healthy? I had no idea that the gut and the brain were so intertwined, so interconnected.

About the Author:

Kent MacLeod is an international thought leader and award-winning pharmacist, with over 35 years of clinical experience delivering patient-centered health care. He’s globally recognized as a hormone health and nutrition expert, and he has lectured at health conferences, published research, and developed course material for many professional clinics based on NutriChem’s success.

He’s won numerous awards for his dedication to patient wellness, including the Canadian Compounding Pharmacist of the Year award, the Distinguished Pharmacy Practice Award, and the Outstanding Service Award for Innovation. He also wrote the book, Down Syndrome and Vitamin Therapy: Unlocking the Secrets of Health, Behavior, and Intelligence.

He lectures throughout North America and Europe on the gut microbiome, hormones, mental health, Down Syndrome, pediatrics, pain management, as well as pharmacology. His philosophy is to work with every patient—individually—to ensure they receive the best combination of conventional and natural therapies for health maintenance and disease management.

If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, it’s time you learn why your body is hurting and correct it the right way.

Connect with Kent here:

Website // FB // Instagram // Launch Party // LinkedIn //You Tube // Twitter

Get your print copy here:  Biology of the Brain

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#LongandShortReviews #WednesdayBloggingChallenge 11.27.19

The day before Thanksgiving and as I get the bread and cookies ready for tomorrow’s feast, I’m pondering on today’s topic: BOOKS THAT INFLUENCED MY LIFE. I’m wondering if this can be a positive influence and/or a negative one.  Hmmmm….

I’m gonna go with the positive.

  1. THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD.  I know I’ve stated at least a million times in previous blog posts that this is one of my favorite books of all time. The reason it is is also the same reason it has influenced my life. Self Motivation, positive affirmations, and believing in yourself are major concepts in my daily life. This book is the best example of all three of those traits rolled into one message: that little engine believed in himself enough to take on a monumental task, armed with just determination and self-belief, and accomplished his goal. As a child that was a profound message that I could do anything I set my mind to. As an adult, the message broadened: I could accomplish anything I not only set my mind to, but if I truly believed in myself, nothing was impossible in life. To a shy, introverted, bookworm, that concept was and is huge.
  • Under the Banner of Heaven.I read this book in less than 2 days which, believe me, I never do for a non-fiction work. But the story and the way it is told was so compelling, I had to finish it. This extraordinary piece of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities. At the core of the book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief. I was changed forever in my view of how religious fanaticism can influence people to do evil things in the name of God.
  • Pride and Prejudice. This is a no-brainer because from the very first time I read it I knew one day I wanted to write a romance novel. This book opened up an entire new world for me – romantic literature/fiction – and I’ve never looked back.
  • Naked In Death.The very first Eve Dallas/Roarke novel. This book -and the subsequent 49 – changed the way I wrote. In the past, I’d penned one standalone novel at a time. Reading this series taught me the benefits of writing series romance and how to keep readers invested in the characters from story to story.

Let’s see what some of the other authors in this blog challenge have to say about the books that have influenced them: L&SR

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, peeps.

Until next time ~ Peg

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