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Jadwiga Radon Provides Weapon to Fight Diabetes with New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “America Not That Beautiful” by Jadwiga Radon

A diabetic shares tips and tricks for dealing with diabetes in this new self-help book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Although freedom and resources enhance the U.S.’s image as a land of plenty, that reputation has a dark side: obesity. In her new book, an author and diabetic challenges Americans to change their lifestyle while they still can. As she points out, diabetics struggle with their condition, but hard work and dedication – including eating correctly and exercising – can help them beat the disease.

“America not that Beautiful” describes basic human behavior, noting that sometimes eating – a necessary fact of life – can become an addiction, especially the high-calorie types readily available in the United States at corner stores, gas stations and grocery stores. That addiction, when accompanied by a sedentary lifestyle and other risk factors, can lead to diabetes. Radon writes about her diagnosis with Type II diabetes and how she worked to fight the disease through modifying her diet and increasing her exercising. Her efforts paid off: Today she is 25 pounds lighter, her cholesterol is within normal limits and she is prediabetic rather than a diabetic.

Radon aims to provide inspiration and practical tips to fighting diabetes, sharing suggestions for daily activities and good habits, information on counting carbohydrates and tips for shopping for food. Diabetic-friendly recipes such as lima beans with sausage and deviled eggs made with avocado incorporate easy-to-find ingredients and good nutrition. The book closes with a chapter devoted to inspirational quotes from historic figures and some inspirational thoughts from the author.

Author Jadwiga Radon. who has diagnosed with diabetes in 2009, taught for 32 years before moving to the United States from Poland to be closer to her only child, a daughter. She is a retired teacher interested in psychology, history and politics. Radon, who moved to the United States in 2001 from Poland, enjoys the mountainous area of Idaho, where she lives. She is in her sixties and walks and hikes to stay healthy.

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For additional information, please visit www.jadwigasstory.com

America not that Beautiful

Jadwiga Radon

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2335-9                        40 pages                        $8.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Experience A Medical Mission Into the Depths of South Sudan Through “Ajak’s Song”, A New Book by Kenneth Waxman

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Ajak’s Song” by Kenneth Waxman.

In Kenneth Waxman’s new book, “Ajak’s Song”, released by Dog Ear Publishing, a prominent American surgeon describes his journey to a small tribal village in South Sudan with Doctors without Borders on the eve the country’s vote for independence. He uncovers many truths; about his own life journey, about the courageous people of South Sudan, and about the devastating crisis in health care that the world’s newest nation is suffering.

Today, Dr. Kenneth Waxman announces the publication of his first book, “Ajak’s Song”, the narrative of a surgeon from Santa Barbara who travels deep into the bush of sub-Saharan Africa to discover many truths about himself and about the courageous people of our world’s newest nation, South Sudan.

“Ajak’s Song” begins with the story of Ajak, a 13-year-old girl bitten by a snake, leading to disastrous consequences. Traditional healing methods don’t work, and Ajak faces amputation, which would destroy her dreams of getting married and bringing fortune to her family through her bride price. Carried in her father’s arms for two days, she finds hope at a new international health facility being established in a small Dinka village near the border of North Sudan. There, she meets Waxman, who would be her surgeon, performing multiple operations in attempt to save her leg.  Each time she awakes from her surgeries, Ajak opens her eyes and begins singing a song of hope.

Waxman shares his awe of the beauty of his surroundings, the magic of the tribal culture, and the very different and fascinating perspectives the villagers have about disease and death. He shares stories about his fellow volunteers, South Sudanese children facing death from tropical diseases, patients with violent spear and gunshot wounds, and a young Dinka man who serves as his assistant, in hopes of someday becoming a surgeon himself.  These stories provide a very personal glimpse into the heart of South Sudan, and some of the challenges the young country faces.

Photographs in “Ajak’s Song” illustrate in stark reality the medical challenges South Sudanese villagers face. Although South Sudan has now become an independent nation after decades of revolution, it is left with a terrible lack of health care, without providers or resources to fight the world’s highest rate of tropical diseases, shockingly high rates of maternal and infant deaths, and tragically untreated injuries.

As Waxman works at the clinic and gets to know its patients and helpers, the surgeon finds himself forever changed and hopeful about the country’s potential. He becomes determined to make a difference. As he writes, “I came to understand that despite the pain of the past and the trials of the present, there is an exciting future for South Sudan.”

Readers can also help change lives in South Sudan. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to Future Doctors for South Sudan (www.futuredoctors.org), a nonprofit organization that works to educate young South Sudanese doctors.

Author Kenneth Waxman, a board-certified surgeon, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He did surgical training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and then joined the UCLA faculty. He helped develop the first organized trauma system in the United States after joining the University of California, Irvine, where as Professor of Surgery, he directed the trauma center, surgical intensive care and burn units. He moved on to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he developed the first trauma center on California’s central coast and directed the hospital’s surgical training program. Waxman joined Doctors without Borders in 2010.

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For additional information, please visit www.ajakssong.com

Kenneth Waxman

Ajak’s Song

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2475-2                        220 pages                        $15.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Physician Assistant Pairs Traditional Medicine Headline with Alternate Remedies to Boost Health; Elsie Taylor Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Hungry for Wellness” by Elsie Taylor.

The author of this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing offers tips to prevent disease and create healthy lifestyles by making informed choices.

Preventative health care is as simple as making correct dietary choices, getting regular exercise, reducing stress, getting regular rest and participating in uplifting activities. That’s the claim of author Elsie Taylor, a physician assistant and lifelong practitioner of alternative healing methods. When the body and its organs function in harmony, people can prevent disease, gain energy and reduce the chance they’ll develop a chronic illness – reducing the cost of health care.

“Hungry for Wellness” describes not only exercises and techniques to boost health but the theories behind them. Taylor details steps for weight loss, diets for specific conditions such as high cholesterol, mental health and its impact on physical health and tips for outer beauty and health such as skin care. She draws on principles supported by her mother and father, who were familiar with nature’s remedies and the properties of herbs. Taylor also promotes a spiritual component to health as part of whole-patient care for those who need healing. She reveals common myths about food – like some fats being healthy – and offers a chapter geared to vegetarians. Her practical advice – such as don’t drink with meals because it dilutes digestive – is written in terms laymen can follow with ease.

Author Elsie Taylor is long-acquainted with holistic approaches to wellness. Both her parents used herbs to treat their children’s minor illnesses. She attended nursing school full time while a single mom. Taylor attended Sanford University’s Primary Care Physician Assistant program, learning complementary and integrated theories, blending traditional Western medicine with such things as healing touch, herbal remedies and acupuncture. She has worked with cancer patients in San Francisco and as a primary care provider to public housing clinics in Minnesota.

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For additional information, please visit www.elsietaylorauthor.com.

Hungry for Wellness

Elsie Taylor

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1617-7                        112 pages                        $14.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Cookbook Touts Benefits of Eating to Stay Healthy; Sharmila Patil Bhagirath Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Tridoshik Recipes” by Shamila Patil Bhagirath.

Author Sharmila Patil Bhagirath bestows the fruits of her many years of research in Ayurvedic cooking upon readers interested in using food as a route to wellness of body and mind in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of longevity, uses the natural aspects of food as a way to heal.

Ayurveda is a venerable Indian tradition focusing on maintaining health and longevity using food as a medicine. Unlike many of today’s theories about health, this method of nutrition focuses not only on the nutrients contained within the food but the food’s digestibility and its post-digestion effect. In her new book, author Sharmila Patil Bhagirath explains the teachings of Ayurveda and the approach to food in addition to sharing many healthful, delicious recipes that will allow readers to maintain optimum health.

According to Ayurveda, All matter is made up of five elements (space, air, fire, water and earth). These elements are represented in the body as Vata (air & space), Pitta (fire & water) and Kapha (earth & water) which are called Tridoshas. Food also contains these five elements. Building on this connection, Ayurveda utilizes energies of the food to heal and balance the body. So if you have more water element in the body creating imbalance and disease, Ayurveda recommends using food that contains more fire element to restore this imbalance. This is the basic principle behind Ayurvedic cooking. Tridoshik recipes are the ones which balance all three doshas. Ayurveda identifies certain food, spices and cooking methods that are tridosha balancing. The tridoshik recipes contained in this book help restore and maintain this balance in the body, irrespective of one’s doshas.

Sharmila explains the different qualities of the doshas and shares the issues an imbalance can cause. After a thorough explanation of these different aspects, she dives into a huge variety of dishes that will tempt the palate of any reader.

Tridosik Recipes: The Food Alchemy provides a thoughtful approach to food that will allow readers to maintain perennial good health as they eat delicious meals. Providing recipes that are easy to follow and practical, the author makes healthful cooking reachable to even novice cooks.

Author Sharmila Patil Bhagirath, a freelance writer, hails from India, where she’s pursuing her second master’s degree from National Law School of India University in Bangalore, India. She has spent more than 15 years exploring the world of Ayurveda and shares the knowledge in this accessible collection of recipes.

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For additional information, please visit www.tridoshikrecipes.com.

Tridoshik Recipes: The Food Alchemy

Sharmila Patil Bhagirath

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1847-8                        160 pages                        $15.00 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.


About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.
Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.