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Nutrition Expert Offers Meal-Planning Guide; Dora Asare-Morrison Releases New Book

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Beyond Everyday Eating: A Nutrition Guide to the Ghanaian Diet” by Dora Asare-Morrison.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Beyond Everyday Eating: A Nutrition Guide to the Ghanaian Diet” by Dora Asare-Morrison.

Readers learn how to incorporate foods from across Ghana while staying healthy in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

You are what you eat. That’s a sentence that appears to have become ever more important as scientists explore the link between nutrition and good health. This new book details good eating habits and the crops found across Ghana and beyond, as well as featuring the nutritional content of foods and how to plan affordable meals that taste good and maintain health.

“Beyond Everyday Eating: A Nutrition Guide to the Ghanaian Diet” is written for Ghanaian residents, community leaders and healthcare professionals, aimed at satisfying a hunger for information about proper nutrition to stay healthy. The author writes that in Ghana, few people can have three healthy meals a day. Instead, most struggle to create one decent meal, a light breakfast and snack. Climate change affecting crop production and the expansion of urban sprawl into former farmland has reduced the amount of food produced and driven up prices. Creating healthy meals on a low budget becomes a matter of survival.

Author Dora Asare-Morrison, an experienced dietitian, gives a brief lesson on nutrition, followed by sections on food groups such as dairy, legumes, fruits, meats, vegetables and grains, as well as planning meals for specific times of day, snacks and healthy drinks. A glossary, easy-to-understand charts and reference list offer further resources for those who want to delve more deeply into this important topic.

Dora Asare-Morrison was raised in Ghana and has experience with cuisine from Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the United States. She earned a bachelor’s degree in clinical dietetics and nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh. Asare-Morrison has more than 20 years of clinical experience in acute care, sub-acute care and rehabilitation hospitals. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist, licenses dietitian in Texas, certified nutrition support dietitian and certified nutrition support clinician. She also has experience in intensive care, medical/surgical units, neurology intensive care and outpatient dialysis centers across the United States. Asare-Morrison serves as a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, affiliated with the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Practice Group.

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For additional information, please visit www.everydaynutritioninghana.com

Beyond Everyday Eating: A Nutrition Guide to the Ghanaian Diet

Dora Asare-Morrison

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2346-5               56 pages               $12 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.

Movement’s Connections to Health Take Center Stage in New Book by Laura Cox and Karen Studd

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Everybody Is a Body” by Karen Studd and Laura Cox.

Two notes experts in movement offer their insights into how movement affects all aspects of life, including mental and physical pain, in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Movement is a fundamental human activity, but increased reliance – and use – of technology has changed how people interact with the world. This new book purports that even as people can connect with each other across the globe almost instantaneously, people are becoming increasingly disembodied, leading to “dis-ease” in physical, emotional and intellectual selves. Authors Karen Studd and Laura Cox, noted experts in movement, promote awareness of the potential and power of human movement as a means of expression.

“Everybody Is a Body” aims to help readers re-discover movement and how they relate to all people, whether they are professional athletes, performers or couch potatoes. Movement is such an unconscious, constant presence that people can begin to feel disconnected from body experiences and even their own physical existence. Technology and increasing specialized movements can enhance that disconnection. The authors write that this feeling, which they describe as “not feeling comfortable in one’s own skin,” can develop into actual chronic pain and disease. Movement awareness helps avoid stress and stressful situations, contributing to better health and well being.

The book cover all aspects of movement, starting with a chapter on basic information about movement itself and including chapters on how movement relates to language, posture and moving the whole body, moving portions of the body, the beauty of rotation, core support, the dynamic expression of movement, body shape, expression of space, and awareness. Language itself is infused with references to movement, the authors point out, especially when describing emotions: someone’s heart wrenches when parting with a loved one or a person will lose his breath when taking in a spectacular view. But studying movement is not simply an academic exercise, the authors note. Understanding movement and keeping in touch with how someone’s physical being relates and moves in the world is important to experiencing life to its fullest. As the authors write, “Knowing something about who you are as a mover leads to greater knowledge about who you are as a person.”

Author Karen Studd, who teaches movement analysis, somatics and dance, is master teacher for the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, teaching internationally for training programs in movement analysis. She also serves as professor at George Mason University. Studd, known as a “body language expert,” has a master’s degree from the University of Oregon and is a certified movement analyst and registered somatic movement therapist and registered somatic movement educator. Laura Cox, a certified movement analyst and registered somatic movement educator and therapist, teaches Laban/Bertenieff movement studies, dance, kinesiology and somatics. Cox, who has a master’s degree in dance and dance education from New York University, has taught internationally and has a private practice in movement education, specializing in working with people suffering from chronic pain or injury. She’s been a faculty member of New York University and the University of Nebraska among others.

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

Karen Studd and Laura Cox

Everybody Is a Body

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1850-8                        184 pages                        $44.00 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.