The Power of a Plant

The Power of a Plant Author Stephen Ritz
ISBN-10 9781623368647
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 304
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In The Power of a Plant, globally acclaimed teacher and self-proclaimed CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) Stephen Ritz shows you how, in one of the nation’s poorest communities, his students thrive in school and in life by growing, cooking, eating, and sharing the bounty of their green classroom. What if we taught students that they have as much potential as a seed? That in the right conditions, they can grow into something great? These are the questions that Stephen Ritz―who became a teacher more than 30 years ago―sought to answer in 2004 in a South Bronx high school plagued by rampant crime and a dismal graduation rate. After what can only be defined as a cosmic experience when a flower broke up a fight in his classroom, he saw a way to start tackling his school’s problems: plants. He flipped his curriculum to integrate gardening as an entry point for all learning and inadvertently created an international phenomenon. As Ritz likes to say, “Fifty thousand pounds of vegetables later, my favorite crop is organically grown citizens who are growing and eating themselves into good health and amazing opportunities.” The Power of a Plant tells the story of a green teacher from the Bronx who let one idea germinate into a movement and changed his students’ lives by learning alongside them. Since greening his curriculum, Ritz has seen near-perfect attendance and graduation rates, dramatically increased passing rates on state exams, and behavioral incidents slashed in half. In the poorest congressional district in America, he has helped create 2,200 local jobs and built farms and gardens while changing landscapes and mindsets for residents, students, and colleagues. Along the way, Ritz lost more than 100 pounds by eating the food that he and his students grow in school. The Power of a Plant is his story of hope, resilience, regeneration, and optimism.



The Omega 3 Effect

The Omega 3 Effect Author William Sears
ISBN-10 9780316202862
Release 2012-08-28
Pages 256
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We all want to live as healthfully as possible. In THE OMEGA-3 EFFECT, Dr. William Sears turns his attention to the critical role that omega-3s play in the body. Dr. Sears takes readers through each body system-including the brain, heart, joints, skin, and immune system-and demonstrates how omega-3s are essential to each. THE OMEGA-3 EFFECT also offers tips on what foods and supplements readers should incorporate into their diet, as well as several delicious recipes. Written in the wise, accessible tone that has made his books long-term bestsellers, Dr. Sears offers a practical and science-based approach to living a more healthful life.



Answers for the 4 A Epidemic

Answers for the 4 A Epidemic Author Joseph A Cannizzaro
ISBN-10 9781616387020
Release 2012-03-06
Pages 256
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Answers for the new childhood epidemics… Autism ADHD Asthma Allergies The statistics are alarming. Diagnosed cases of autism, ADHD, asthma, and allergies are increasing exponentially, especially among children. If your child is struggling with any of these conditions, you know that the search for answers can be overwhelming. After thirty years in pediatric medicine, Dr. Joseph Cannizzaro has found an unmistakable web of interrelationship among the 4-A disorders and has learned to recognize many of the patterns behind them. In Answers for the 4-A Epidemic he lays a foundation for understanding this epidemic, including... · A comprehensive overview of each of the disorders, their causes, characteristics, and commonalities · A groundbreaking integrative treatment program that includes nutrition, supplementation, medication, and detoxification



Never Enough

Never Enough Author Ron Blue
ISBN-10 9781433690716
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 224
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Veteran financial counselor and trusted author Ron Blue helps you navigate the seeming incompatibilities of money management.



Sustainable Diets

Sustainable Diets Author Pamela Mason
ISBN-10 9781317770022
Release 2017-03-27
Pages 368
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How can huge populations be fed healthily, equitably and affordably while maintaining the ecosystems on which life depends? The evidence of diet’s impact on public health and the environment has grown in recent decades, yet changing food supply, consumer habits and economic aspirations proves hard. This book explores what is meant by sustainable diets and why this has to be the goal for the Anthropocene, the current era in which human activities are driving the mismatch of humans and the planet. Food production and consumption are key drivers of transitions already underway, yet policy makers hesitate to reshape public eating habits and tackle the unsustainability of the global food system. The authors propose a multi-criteria approach to sustainable diets, giving equal weight to nutrition and public health, the environment, socio-cultural issues, food quality, economics and governance. This six-pronged approach to sustainable diets brings order and rationality to what either is seen as too complex to handle or is addressed simplistically and ineffectually. The book provides a major overview of this vibrant issue of interdisciplinary and public interest. It outlines the reasons for concern and how actors throughout the food system (governments, producers, civil society and consumers) must engage with (un)sustainable diets.



Clarity

Clarity Author Diane Altomare
ISBN-10 9781590793749
Release 2016-03-11
Pages 224
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When was the last time you sat down and actually paid attention to your feelings? When emotions are repressed, they build up and can eventually explode. In Clarity: Ten Proven Strategies to Transform Your Life, Diane Altomare will show you how to recognize and embrace what your emotions are telling you. Emotions aren’t an enemy to be fought against—they are messages leading you to a happier, healthier you. Altomare’s ten-step program is designed to guide you through the process of accepting and loving who you truly are, from the inside out. By learning to let go of past pain and resentment, Clarity will allow you to overcome the patterns of self-destructive behavior that are preventing you from achieving your goals. Find the positive elements in aspects of yourself that you feel to be negative, and stop repeating harmful patterns in your relationships. Each step contains practical exercises, allowing you to connect with inner feelings you’ve been neglecting and pushing to the side. Heal from your past negative experiences and create a happy and productive future. Altomare’s years of experience as an integrative life coach and public speaker are the backbone of her innovative new program. Each strategy is illustrated by real life examples from Altomare’s own life and the lives of the people she coaches. Use your emotions as a guide. Be receptive—your emotions are here to teach you.



Top Ten Ways to Be a Great Leader

Top Ten Ways to Be a Great Leader Author Hans Finzel
ISBN-10 9780781414838
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 224
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Dr. Hans Finzel knows from personal experience the key success factors in every new leader's journey. He shows readers: The two most important words in a leader's vocabulary The skills a leader needs to communicate effectively Why today's effective leaders lead with vulnerability The contrast between servant leadership and slave leadership How to lead with both passion and humility The difference between making a mark and leaving a legacy In this eminently practical book, new leaders in business, education, ministry, and the church will discover how to lead well and love what they do.



The Road Out

The Road Out Author Deborah Hicks
ISBN-10 9780520953710
Release 2013-02-12
Pages 294
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Can one teacher truly make a difference in her students’ lives when everything is working against them? Can a love for literature and learning save the most vulnerable of youth from a life of poverty? The Road Out is a gripping account of one teacher’s journey of hope and discovery with her students—girls growing up poor in a neighborhood that was once home to white Appalachian workers, and is now a ghetto. Deborah Hicks, set out to give one group of girls something she never had: a first-rate education, and a chance to live their dreams. A contemporary tragedy is brought to life as she leads us deep into the worlds of Adriana, Blair, Mariah, Elizabeth, Shannon, Jessica, and Alicia?seven girls coming of age in poverty. This is a moving story about girls who have lost their childhoods, but who face the street’s torments with courage and resiliency. "I want out," says 10-year-old Blair, a tiny but tough girl who is extremely poor and yet deeply imaginative and precocious. Hicks tries to convey to her students a sense of the power of fiction and of sisterhood to get them through the toughest years of adolescence. But by the time they’re sixteen, eight years after the start of the class, the girls are experiencing the collision of their youthful dreams with the pitfalls of growing up in chaotic single-parent families amid the deteriorating cityscape. Yet even as they face disappointments and sometimes despair, these girls cling to their desire for a better future. The author’s own life story—from a poorly educated girl in a small mountain town to a Harvard-educated writer, teacher, and social advocate—infuses this chronicle with a message of hope.



Do You Have the Guts to be Beautiful

Do You Have the Guts to be Beautiful Author Jennifer Daniels
ISBN-10 0971434212
Release 2009
Pages 94
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Reading this book will alter the very way in which readers look in the mirror, and provide them with more detail than even their doctors can give them from the fanciest and most expensive tests. Doctors Ray and Daniels share some little-known miracles of the body and, specifically, how each face tells a story of what is happening inside the body. After reading this book, readers will be able to unlock the messages their faces are giving them; they will learn simple, yet effective steps they can take to look and feel better, sans pills, chemicals, or complicated recipes. The authors reveal simple, natural practices for reversing wrinkles, blemishes, greying, and baldness, and feeling young again.



The Oliver Bryan Story

The Oliver Bryan Story Author Juli Bryan
ISBN-10 1498410871
Release 2014-09-26
Pages 230
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In one instant, your entire life could be changed. One decision, one risk, one change could cost more than you ever thought was possible. In October 2012, Oliver Bryan was riding his motorcycle down a dark dead-end road in Phoenix, Arizona not wearing a helmet. When he lost control of the motorcycle, he flew off and landed on his frontal lobe, though miraculously survived. Though Bryan survived this motorcycle accident, his road to recovery was not easy. With prayers from his family, friends, and even those that didn't know him, the faith in God brought him and his family through this season of their lives.



The Power of Nutrition with Enzymes

The Power of Nutrition with Enzymes Author Humbart "Smokey" Santillo ND
ISBN-10 0964195283
Release 2010-04-15
Pages 144
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In "The Power of Nutrition with Enzymes," Dr. Smokey Santillo explains everything from the functions of enzymes to their myriad benefits for optimal health and longevity. This is the most accurate, comprehensive guide available for the layperson and an excellent, practical guide for professionals. As one of the world's leading authorities on food enzymes, Dr. Santillo is uniquely qualified to write and teach about this highly important topic. In working with more than 30,000 patients as a naturopathic physician, he has witnessed first-hand the benefits of food enzymes, and the many maladies that occur in their absence. Dr. Santillo has scoured the literature to bring you the important, useful information: how to preserve your body's natural enzyme stores, how to get enzymes from the right foods, and how you'll benefit from adding them to your diet. We've all heard about vitamins and minerals, even phytochemicals--but we don't hear about enzymes much in the media. Dr. Santillo highlights the critical importance of these natural keys to unlocking energy and vitality for all people in modern society. Enzymes are a part of all metabolic processes, from the working of our cells, tissues, and organs to the functioning of our digestive system, endocrine system, immune system, and every other system. Even minerals, vitamins, hormones, and neurotransmitters need enzymes to be present in order to do their own work properly. Enzymes are the true labor force of the body. If you're interested in longevity, vitality, superior health, losing weight, or overcoming sickness-or if you feel that after taking vitamins and minerals for years, you haven't really benefited as much as you'd like to--this book is for you. The human machine has an innumerable amount of enzymes, and we will be hearing more and more about them. As we grow more health-conscious, we will certainly strive for a greater enjoyment of life. More energy and a stronger mind and body are needed to face the stresses the future will bring. Enzymes can be instrumental in achieving these goals. You'll be amazed by what these little creations of nature can do! The Power of Nutrition with Enzymes will help you: --Learn how to increase the absorption of all nutrients, supplements, and foods using enzymes --Use enzymes to combat obesity, hormonal imbalances, all infections and allergies --Use enzymes for sports injuries, strengthening your immunity, and increasing endurance --Learn how to overcome anxiety and depression by using enzymes Table of Contents Foreword Introduction: The Power of Nutrition with Enzymes Enzyme Basics: What, Where, When, and How Enzymes and Digestion Predigestion and Predigested Foods Interacting Systems in Body and Mind Aging and Longevity Inflammation, Disease, and Allergy Who Needs Enzymes Juicing and Juice Plus+(R) About the Author References Index



Brave Enough

Brave Enough Author Nicole Unice
ISBN-10 9781496407016
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 240
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Find the courage to be who you are—not who you wish you were. Is fear holding you back from becoming your best self? Does it add stress to your day and keep you up at night? What could be different if you let go and started living brave today? Bravery doesn’t have to mean cliff diving out of your comfort zone. Life is about being brave enough—for yourself, for God, for your tasks, and for your calling—right where He’s placed you. A brave-enough life is one lived fully and confidently, with your shoulders relaxed and free from the weight of responsibility and the burden of trying too hard. Nicole Unice, author of She’s Got Issues, wants that life to become a reality for you. She challenges you to get real about where you are right now—the places where you feel too scared to change, too tired to endure, or too worried to let go. Through personal stories and practical application, Nicole will lead you on a journey to harness all of your misspent doubts, concerns, and fears—and discover what God is saying about who you can be. Don’t miss the companion Brave Enough DVD Group Experience (UPC 031809201381)!



Big Hunger

Big Hunger Author Andrew Fisher
ISBN-10 9780262339520
Release 2017-04-14
Pages 360
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Food banks and food pantries have proliferated in response to an economic emergency. The loss of manufacturing jobs combined with the recession of the early 1980s and Reagan administration cutbacks in federal programs led to an explosion in the growth of food charity. This was meant to be a stopgap measure, but the jobs never came back, and the "emergency food system" became an industry. In Big Hunger, Andrew Fisher takes a critical look at the business of hunger and offers a new vision for the anti-hunger movement. From one perspective, anti-hunger leaders have been extraordinarily effective. Food charity is embedded in American civil society, and federal food programs have remained intact while other anti-poverty programs have been eliminated or slashed. But anti-hunger advocates are missing an essential element of the problem: economic inequality driven by low wages. Reliant on corporate donations of food and money, anti-hunger organizations have failed to hold business accountable for offshoring jobs, cutting benefits, exploiting workers and rural communities, and resisting wage increases. They have become part of a "hunger industrial complex" that seems as self-perpetuating as the more famous military-industrial complex. Fisher lays out a vision that encompasses a broader definition of hunger characterized by a focus on public health, economic justice, and economic democracy. He points to the work of numerous grassroots organizations that are leading the way in these fields as models for the rest of the anti-hunger sector. It is only through approaches like these that we can hope to end hunger, not just manage it.



No Kale Required

No Kale Required Author Nancy Oglesby
ISBN-10 099851411X
Release 2016-12-20
Pages 102
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How many books have you read about diet and lifestyle? I've probably read 50 and I've tried just about everything. On average, I failed at the three-week mark every time! Getting healthy is exhausting! You worry about every little thing! Did I measure this? Did I drink enough water? Am I getting enough protein? What time am I supposed to get into bed? Low Carb, High Carb, Paleo ... Am I supposed to have raisins? How many nuts in a serving? I read that I should limit fruit, is that right? High Intensity Interval Training or yoga? Both? When I work out, how much time do I need to shower, fix my hair and get to the office? Can my kids eat the same stuff? Meditate? Seriously? HELP!!No Kale Required focuses on healthy dietary shifts giving you tons of one-at-a-time simple changes and ideas that will allow you to integrate them easily. Once a change becomes second nature, you can add in another. Some of your choices are simple, some are more complex. Pick and choose depending on YOUR lifestyle and health needs. Think of each one as a stepping stone on your very personal journey to wellness.



Reinventing Project Based Learning

Reinventing Project Based Learning Author Suzie Boss
ISBN-10 9781564845382
Release 2014-07-21
Pages 270
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This newly revised book explores proven strategies for overcoming the limitations of the traditional classroom, including a wealth of technology tools for inquiry, collaboration, and global connection to support this new vision of instructional design. The book follows the arc of a project, providing guided opportunities to direct and reflect educators own learning and professional development. In the expanded second edition, educators will find new examples of the latest tools, assessment strategies and promising practices that are poised to shape education in the future.



Interrupted

Interrupted Author Kathrine Lee
ISBN-10 154114810X
Release 2016-12-15
Pages 142
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Kathrine Lee...has an amazing ability to cheer people on to become who God designed them to be by communicating life changing stories wrapped in God's truth.-Lysa TerKeurst, President of Proverbs 31 Ministries and New York Times best-selling author The world can be full of challenges. Often, we must fight to see the good in the world. Kathrine Lee refuses to give up the fight. She believes there is good in the world, despite the pain and challenges we face. Learn how she found the spiritual strength and courage to stand up to disappointments and pain and find her path forward. A path that leads to joy, hope, and adventure. Lee left the church at a young age and wandered through dark valleys until she found her way back to the light. Once there, she became a passionate crusader for love and justice. In Interrupted, Lee discusses how she made the decisions that have given her such a fulfilling, satisfying spiritual and emotional existence. She shares her concern for anyone-but especially women-who has not felt the transformative power of God's grace. As Lee writes, that pain can be turned into an amazing purpose! Proceeds of her book will help her continue her work with Pure Hope Foundation, her nonprofit that assists in the restoration of those victimized by sex trafficking. "



Building a Better Teacher How Teaching Works and How to Teach It to Everyone

Building a Better Teacher  How Teaching Works  and How to Teach It to Everyone Author Elizabeth Green
ISBN-10 9780393244151
Release 2014-08-04
Pages 320
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book "A must-read book for every American teacher and taxpayer." —Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World Launched with a hugely popular New York Times Magazine cover story, Building a Better Teacher sparked a national conversation about teacher quality and established Elizabeth Green as a leading voice in education. Green's fascinating and accessible narrative dispels the common myth of the "natural-born teacher" and introduces maverick educators exploring the science behind their art. Her dramatic account reveals that great teaching is not magic, but a skill—a skill that can be taught. Now with a new afterword that offers a guide on how to identify—and support—great teachers, this provocative and hopeful book "should be part of every new teacher’s education" (Washington Post).