Having already lost some weight, but desperately needing to lose more, I was immediately drawn to this book’s title, and once I started reading it, I was hooked!
Gemma Dale writes her frank book from personal experience, or should I say experiences which she (sometimes bravely) shares no-holds-barred with her readers. She connects with them on every level, and it is refreshing, or perhaps worrying to discover that my thoughts and cunning sabotages aren’t unique to me, she has experienced them too!
From the very beginning, when she explains where she came from four years previous, weight wise, and emotionally, warts and all, her readers are made to feel quite at home. Her experiences as a ‘fatty’ whether in photos, comments, or occasions, are such that most of us who have been there can relate to.
From there she goes on to dispel some of the weight loss and diet plan myths, and explain that the simple fact is it is calories in v exercise which is the real ‘secret’ to losing weight.
She honestly admits that sometimes she doesn’t feel like exercise, and that there really is ‘no excuse’ for not being able to fit it in, “If you want something you will find a way, if not you will find an excuse.” This comment is so true that I have in fact put it as my screensaver, just in case I find it convenient to forget.
I so loved reading the content of this book, it is inspiring and so refreshing to read, especially since at the end she admits to not being perfect. I’ve even straight away downloaded her book ‘Be Your Own Wellbeing Coach,’ so motivated I feel from her words.
If you want motivation for your own weight loss journey, want to read a very human story, and have a laugh whilst learning some solid home truths about how we sabotage ourselves, or you just want a good read, then this is the book for you.
Keep this book close to your heart and it will be its protection for life, both physically and mentally.
Everyone, young, old, fit or unfit, will benefit greatly
from reading this eye-opening book by Richard Ruhling, MD. Now retired, he
graduated from Loma Linda University in California, and has a Master’s Degree
in Public Health, is board-certified in Internal Health, and also was trained
in cardiology before teaching Health Science at Loma Linda.
However, it was life experiences, and reading studies by the
longevity and nutritionist Nathan Pritikin, who extolled the virtues of eating
a low-fat, high-fibre diet, and other then revolutionary health professionals,
which inspired him to change his lifestyle. It wasn’t long before the virtues
these changes bought about were evident to him, and he was compelled to share
these findings with others.
The emphasis is on you taking control of what you eat. It is
your choice to make sure that you eat good quality, whole grain food, and
plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to keep you in the best health possible.
Then on the flip side, he explains the dangers of consuming meat and fish. The
sources of their hidden toxins are exposed, and these findings enable the
reader to study the evidence for themselves, and realize how detrimental to
health they are. These toxins will silently ravage the body, and eventually
destroy us physically, in the manifestation of the terrible diseases such as
diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer, which are now common in our society.
He also looks as smoking, and alcohol, examines their impact
on our bodies and mental wellbeing, then offers helpful advice on how it is
possible to overcome them.
As I read through the book I quickly realized how important
the teachings of the scriptures are to the author. His faith and knowledge of the
teachings, along with scientific findings, videos and article links, are used
to provide powerful pointers, accentuating for the reader the important part
they play in achieving total mind and body health.
In the latter part of the book, he examines in more depth
the importance of a strong foundation of loving Christian family for children’s
life is important, and that on these foundations a caring and humanitarian life
can be sought.
In conclusion, in writing this book the author has quintessentially given his readers the tools they require, through examples and links, to take their destiny in their own hands and live a better and healthier life, however only they can do it.
About the Author:
At five years of age, Richard Ruhling told his father, “I want to be what you are, but why aren’t you a fireman?” So his dad took him on house calls in south St. Louis and his son saw that being a doctor was okay and people were appreciative.
After his MD and MPH, Ruhling taught Health Science at Loma Linda University which was gifted $40 million to learn why Seventh-day Adventists lived about seven years longer than their neighbors. Ruhling claims it’s what people eat that makes the body healthy or sick and most diseases are reversible if we are willing to eat more like vegans.
Ruhling agrees with Dr. Carson that Obamacare is the worse thing since slavery. His book, Why You Shouldn’t Ask Your Doctor, offers insights on eating as an obscure cause of many health issues because of delayed reactions. During yearly physicals, several executives told him that sugar, cheese or meat bothered their joints, but it’s not so easily seen by most people.
While teaching in the mid-70’s, Ruhling visited Pritikin’s Longevity Center and saw him reversing heart disease, high blood pressure and Type II diabetes with a low fat, low cholesterol diet and exercise, and his patients did better than those who took prescription drugs, but the American Heart & American Diabetic Associations did nothing to help Pritikin–no money in it for them!
Ruhling’s wife died from another MD’s prescription for a urinary infection and Ruhling visited US senators with medical literature showing that prescription drugs are a leading cause of illness and death. One senator said, “You are wasting your time–they own us,” speaking of drug company donations to their re-election campaigns.
Attending a non-denominational church, Ruhling asked the pastor if he could teach a class on prophecy. The pastor suggested that Ruhling go to the Adventist Church where they were more interested in prophecy. Ruhling didn’t tell him that he had attended an Adventist high school, college and medical school with Bible classes every semester, but he now had some differences with all denominations.
For example, he had a book submitted to Baker Book House before 9-11 saying the US would go to war with Iraq and Iran, based on Gabriel telling Daniel (8:17), his vision was for the end-times. Three verses later it explains the ram’s horns were the Medes & Persians. Now they are Iraq and Iran, but no denomination teaches this. More on this at IslamUSinProphecy.wordpress.com
Ruhling’s best selling Alpha & Omega Bible Code is based on the concept that where we find a word or phrase is first used in the Bible, it often has a meaning or context for the end-time because Christ is the Alpha & Omega, the First and the Last, and He is also the Word with a consistent meaning. His Kindle books are $2.99 and have mostly 4-5 star reviews.
His latest book, Turkey Soup for People who are Chicken about End-Times is subtitled, How 9-11 Points US to Judgment in 2019. It shows how judgment fell on Egypt for killing Israelite babies and how the US has aborted 60 million and enslaved most people in substance abuse and negative lifestyles. Christ said, “when you see Jerusalem compassed with armies” and we should see that sign this coming April, the month of Passover. A sudden calamity as in Egypt is expected like when God took Israel to a covenant and said, “I am married to you,” Jer 3:14 and the book offers insights to Christ’s wedding parables, not a rapture!
About the Book:
Richard Ruhling, MD graduated from Loma Linda University, a community featured in National Geographic (11/05) as the only ‘Blue Zone’ for health in N America. After a Master’s Degree in Public Health, he got Internal Medicine and was board-certified, also getting Cardiology training before teaching Health Science at Loma Linda. While there, National Institutes of Health was funding his school $40 million to learn why the community lived 7-11 years longer than other non-smoking groups. It’s about eating habits, which is an important aspect of this book.
At a cardiology convention, Ruhling heard Pritikin report how his diet helped reversed most diseases and 85% of patients got off drugs for blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. This was an awakening to real healthcare…
Medical care is not healthcare; it’s the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Adverse Drug Reactions make medical care the leading cause of death, but the media doesn’t report it, preferring to do ad$ for drug companies.
Ruhling confirms a UCLA study by Dr. Breslow that 7 health habits give a 30-year advantage over people who break all the rules. Health is a by-product of obedience to laws of the body.
Ball games are often won or lost in the last plays of the game. The game of life is similar–if we depend on drugs to relieve symptoms, we may die sooner or end in a nursing home where the average number of prescriptions are 9-13 and people are so spaced out they can stand in the hallway, filling they diaper and think everything is ok. We don’t have to go that way.
This book shows how food can be your best medicine and most diseases are reversible. This can empower us to be the captain of our own ship in important dimension of health.
Health, Happiness & Destiny Come from Wise Choices–Follow Me to a Better Life! Richard Ruhling, MD
So, you like I wonder, what is a Z-isms? Well Z-ism is “A
personal insight, wit or experience one shares to positively impact the lives
of as many people as possible to leap beyond limits.” This is what the author
Matt Zinman defines it as, and this is what he has achieved in this
inspirational book. He has called upon his various life experiences, and those
of others, given guidelines, and inspired his readers to begin a new chapter of
life, armed with the tools needed to achieve success.
In order to write this motivational piece he asked himself
what he wished his younger self would have known, what life lessons he had
learnt which others would benefit from knowing, and lastly what lessons could
he take forwards and use as a guide to living his best life?
Upon reflection on these things this book was born, and
throughout writing it the author has not only examined his life experiences but
also candidly laid before his readers the impact they have had on him. In
becoming the man he is today he realised that he had a burning need and passion
for these experiences to be shared, and that the lessons learnt could help
others to achieve their full potential.
By identifying people either as Spiders or those who get
caught in their webs, he encourages us to examine the type of person we, and
those we surround ourselves are. Then he offers advice on how to improve
ourselves, fulfil our dreams, be aware of our shortcomings, and yet be
sensitive to others. He provides all the inspiration and motivation which is
needed to become who we really want to be, teaching us how to build and
reinforce confidence, and instilling in us the importance of a healthy
lifestyle, exercising, sleeping, and eating well.
In doing these things, Matt Zinman encourages his readers to
improve themselves, and their world, go forward positively and make the
changes. He also encourages us to call upon our own experiences to strengthen
our resolve and listen to our gut instincts.
To facilitate this, in the final chapter he sets down a
formula for success which he suggests is instigated in bite sized chunks, and
worked upon to make our dreams and aspirations come to fruition.
In writing this book Matt Zinman has provided each and every one of his readers with a blue print for success, both in business, and in life, it is now up to us to embrace it. Highly recommended!
About the Author:
Matt Zinman is a personal success trainer whose varied experiences as an entrepreneur, athlete, single parent, caretaker, consultant and nonprofit founder drive him to be a difference-maker and positively impact as many people as possible.
In addition to his earned insights about self-discovery, relationships, mindfulness and life enrichment, Matt is CEO of The Internship Institute, which he established in 2007 to bridge the gap between education and employment while cultivating opportunity for students, veterans, businesses, nonprofits and communities. The organization enables students to gain essential work skills and provides employers with the know-how and resources to “Make Experience Matter.”
About the Book:
Z-isms [Zee-iz-umz] (Noun) Pearls of wisdom, original wit or personal experience shared to positively impact as many people as possible; Insights to Live By.
What do you wish your younger self knew? What life lessons would you share to benefit others? These are among the core questions Matt Zinman poses as inspiration to provide readers with insightful guidance to create and live their best life.
Richly authentic, deeply personal and highly motivating, Z-isms offers new ways to better ourselves, our experiences and our encounters. Matt keeps it casual, as though in private conversation with readers, freely sharing life experiences that are essential to overcoming the common challenges we all face.
Z-isms also offers practical tools like the Self-Care Report Card and an adaptable Life Enrichment Action Plan (LEAP) that deliver on its purpose.
What do you wish your younger self knew? What life lessons would you share to benefit others? These are among the core questions Matt Zinman posed as inspiration to provide readers with insightful guidance to create and live their best life, along with practical tools like the Self-Care Report Card and a Life Enrichment Action Plan (LEAP).
Richly authentic, deeply personal and highly motivating, Z-isms offers new ways to better ourselves, our experiences and our encounters. Matt keeps it casual, as though in private conversation with readers, freely sharing his own life experiences and challenges.
It’s impossible to read this book and not be better for it.