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Steven R. Gundry M.D., author of The Plant Paradox, on tour April/May 2017

Posted By on April 24, 2017

About The Plant Paradox

• Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Harper Wave; 1 edition (April 25, 2017)

“Dr. Gundry is a true trailblazer, always at the forefront of scientific knowledge. The Plant Paradox shows the world what pioneer thinking is about and is a must-read book for anyone interested in being as healthy as nature has designed them to be.” —Alejandro Junger MD, New York Times bestselling author of Clean, Clean Gut and Clean Eats

The Plant Paradox elegantly explains how plants defend themselves from being consumed by humans, and how eating the wrong ones at the wrong times immeasurably hurts our health. An eye-opening read.” —Mehmet Oz, MD, Professor of Surgery, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University

Most of us have heard of gluten—a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we’ve been missing the root of the problem? In The Plant Paradox, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the “gluten-free” foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. These proteins, which are found in the seeds, grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants, are designed by nature to protect them from predators (including humans). Once ingested, they incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions.

At his waitlist-only clinics in California, Dr. Gundry has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases with a protocol that detoxes the cells, repairs the gut, and nourishes the body. Now, in The Plant Paradox, he shares this clinically proven program with readers around the world.

The simple (and daunting) fact is, lectins are everywhere. Thankfully, Dr. Gundry offers simple hacks we easily can employ to avoid them, including:

·         Peel your veggies. Most of the lectins are contained in the skin and seeds of plants; simply peeling and de-seeding vegetables (like tomatoes and peppers) reduces their lectin content.

·         Shop for fruit in season. Fruit contain fewer lectins when ripe, so eating apples, berries, and other lectin-containing fruits at the peak of ripeness helps minimize your lectin consumption.

·         Swap your brown rice for white. Whole grains and seeds with hard outer coatings are designed by nature to cause digestive distress—and are full of lectins.

With a full list of lectin-containing foods and simple substitutes for each, a step-by-step detox and eating plan, and delicious lectin-free recipes, The Plant Paradox illuminates the hidden dangers lurking in your salad bowl—and shows you how to eat whole foods in a whole new way.

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Photo by Drea Castro

About Steven R. Gundry, M.D.

Steven R. Gundry, MD, FACS, FACC, is the director of the International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, and the founder/director of The Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.

Find out more about Dr. Gundry and his work at his website, and connect with him on Facebook.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, April 25th: Jathan & Heather

Wednesday, April 26th: Just Commonly

Thursday, April 27th: Dreaming Big

Wednesday, May 3rd: Art @ Home

Thursday, May 4th: Wall-to-Wall Books

Tuesday, May 9th: Writing and Running Through Life

Thursday, May 11th: Library of Clean Reads

Friday, May 12th: Create With Joy

Tuesday, May 16th: Become a Healthier You

TBD: What Will She Read Next

TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for April 23rd – 28th

Posted By on April 24, 2017

Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley

Sunday, April 23rd: Writer Unboxed – author guest post

Wednesday, April 26th: Bewitched Bookworms

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Extreme You by Sara Robb O’Hagan

Monday, April 24th: Writing and Running Through Life

Tuesday, April 25th: Become a Healthier You

Tuesday, April 25th: Everyone Needs Therapy

Wednesday, April 26th: Creating My Kaleidoscope

Thursday, April 27th: Kissin Blue Karen

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I Found You by Lisa Jewell

Monday, April 24th: 5 Minutes for Books

Monday, April 24th: Reading is My Superpower – spotlight

Tuesday, April 25th: A Splendid Messy Life

Wednesday, April 26th: West Metro Mommy Reads

Thursday, April 27th: Kritter’s Ramblings

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By the Wayside by Anne Leigh Parrish

Monday, April 24th: BookNAround

Tuesday, April 25th: Bookchickdi

Wednesday, April 26th: Maureen Downing

Thursday, April 27th: Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall

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Miss You by Kate Eberlen

Monday, April 24th: StephTheBookworm

Tuesday, April 25th: West Metro Mommy

Wednesday, April 26th: BookNAround

Thursday, April 27th: Sidewalk Shoes

Thursday, April 27th: Reading is My Super Power

Friday, April 28th: #redhead.with.book

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The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day

Monday, April 24th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Tuesday, April 25th: Tina Says…

Wednesday, April 26th: Art Books Coffee

Thursday, April 27th: I Brought a Book

Friday, April 28th: Booked on a Feeling

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Red Leaves by Paullina Simons

Monday, April 24th: Joyfully Retired

Tuesday, April 25th: Kritters Ramblings

Tuesday, April 25th: Dreams, Etc.

Wednesday, April 26th: A Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, April 27th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Friday, April 28th: A Bookworm’s World

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The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Monday, April 24th: Kritters Ramblings

Tuesday, April 25th: Literary Quicksand

Wednesday, April 26th: #redhead.with.book

Friday, April 28th: StephTheBookworm

Friday, April 28th: A Chick Who Reads

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Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Monday, April 24th: Read Till Dawn

Tuesday, April 25th: Luxury Reading

Wednesday, April 26th: Thoughts On Books

Friday, April 28th: Library of Clean Reads

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Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery

Monday, April 24th: Art Books Coffee

Tuesday, April 25th: Just Commonly

Wednesday, April 26th: Reading Reality

Friday, April 28th: Books a la Mode

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Hard-Hearted Highlander by Julia London

Monday, April 24th: The Romance Dish

Tuesday, April 25th: BookNAround

Friday, April 28th: The Maiden’s Court

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The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

Monday, April 24th: I Brought a Book

Wednesday, April 26th: From the TBR Pile

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The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi

Monday, April 24th: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, April 26th: 5 Minutes For Books

Thursday, April 27th: Kahakai Kitchen

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The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton

Monday, April 24th: Bewitched Bookworms

Wednesday, April 26th: Bibliotica

Friday, April 28th: Laura’s Reviews

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The Promise of Pierson Orchard by Kate Brandes

Monday, April 24th: The Book Whisperer

Wednesday, April 26th: 100 Pages a Day

Friday, April 28th: From the TBR Pile

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No Getting Over a Cowboy by Delores Fossen

Monday, April 24th: Becca the Bibliophile – excerpt

Monday, April 24th: The Sassy Bookster

Thursday, April 26th: What I’m Reading

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Beyond the Label by Maureen Chiquet

Monday, April 24th: Jathan & Heather

Thursday, April 27th: Wining Wife

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Concepción and the Baby Brokers by Deborah Clearman

Monday, April 24th: From the TBR Pile

Thursday, April 27th: Savvy Verse & Wit

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Slow Burn Cowboy by Maisey Yates

Tuesday, April 25th: Reading Reality

Wednesday, April 26th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Thursday, April 27th: From the TBR Pile

Friday, April 28th: Back Porchervations

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Holden by Delores Fossen

Wednesday, April 26th: Stuck In Books – excerpt

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The Forbidden Garden by Ellen Herrick

Thursday, April 27th: Tina Says…

Thursday, April 27th: M. Denise Costello

Friday, April 28th: Just Commonly

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Deborah Clearman, author of Concepción and the Baby Brokers, on tour April 2017

Posted By on April 23, 2017

About Concepción and the Baby Brokers

• Paperback: 236 pages
• Publisher: Rain Mountain Press; First edition (March 15, 2017)

In nine thematically linked stories set largely in Guatemala, Concepción and the Baby Brokers brings to life characters struggling with universal emotions and dilemmas in a place unfamiliar to most Americans. From the close-knit community of Todos Santos to the teeming danger of Guatemala City, to a meat-packing plant in Michigan and the gardens of Washington DC, Deborah Clearman shows us the human cost of international adoption, drug trafficking, and immigration.

A Cup of Tears, the opening novella, reveals a third-world baby farm, seen through the eyes of a desperate wet nurse, a baby broker, and an American adoptive mother. In “The Race” a young man returns to his native village to ride in a disastrous horse race. “English Lessons” tells of a Guatemalan immigrant in Washington DC who learns more than English from a public library volunteer. A teenage girl tries to trap her professor into marriage in “Saints and Sinners.”

With searing humanity, Clearman exposes the consequences of American exceptionalism, and the daily magic and peril that inform and shape ordinary lives.

Praise

“In these vivid and often heart-wrenching stories, Deborah Clearman illuminates Guatemalan culture at ground level, through characters whose struggles are palpable and moving. The collection couldn’t be more timely, or necessary.”

Julie Salamon, Wendy and the Lost Boys

“With deep respect for Guatemalan culture, particularly its variations in the beautiful, haunted town of Todos Santos, Deborah Clearman gives us these lovely, captivating stories out of Guatemala. Hers is a voice worth hearing; these are stories worth reading.”

Mark Brazaitis, Julia & Rodrigo and The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala

Purchase links

Rain Mountain Press | Amazon

Photo credit Douglas Chadwick

About Deborah Clearman

Deborah Clearman is the author of a novel Todos Santos, from Black Lawrence Press. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals. She is the former Program Director for NY Writers Coalition, and she teaches creative writing in such nontraditional venues as senior centers, public housing projects, and the jail for women on Rikers Island. She lives in New York City and Guatemala.

Visit www.deborahclearman.com.

Tour Stops

Monday, April 10th: A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, April 19th: Eliot’s Eats

Monday, April 24th: From the TBR Pile

Thursday, April 27th: Savvy Verse & Wit

Monday, May 8th: Lit and Life

Tuesday, May 9th: Bibliotica

Monday, May 15th: Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, May 18th: 5 Minutes For Books

Monday, May 22nd: Bibliophiliac

Tuesday, May 23rd: Kahakai Kitchen

Sarah E. Ladd, author of A STRANGER AT FELLSWORTH, on tour May/June 2017

Posted By on April 20, 2017

About A Stranger at Fellsworth

Series: A Treasures of Surrey Novel

Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 16, 2017)

Could losing everything be the best thing to happen to Annabelle Thorley?

In the fallout of her deceased father’s financial ruin, Annabelle’s prospects are looking bleak. Her fiancé has called off their betrothal, and now she remains at the mercy of her controlling and often cruel brother. Annabelle soon faces the fact that her only hope for a better life is to do the unthinkable and run away to Fellsworth, the home of her long-estranged aunt and uncle, where a teaching position awaits her. Working for a wage for the first time in her life forces Annabelle to adapt to often unpleasant situations as friendships and roles she’s taken for granted are called into question.

Owen Locke is unswerving in his commitments. As a widower and father, he is fiercely protective of his only daughter. As an industrious gamekeeper, he is intent on keeping poachers at bay even though his ambition has always been to eventually purchase land that he can call his own. When a chance encounter introduces him to the lovely Annabelle Thorley, his steady life is shaken. For the first time since his wife’s tragic death, Owen begins to dream of a second chance at love.

As Owen and Annabelle grow closer, ominous forces threaten the peace they thought they’d found. Poachers, mysterious strangers, and murderers converge at Fellsworth, forcing Annabelle and Owen to a test of fortitude and bravery to stop the shadow of the past from ruining their hopes for the future.

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Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

About Sarah E. Ladd

Sarah E. Ladd has always loved the Regency period — the clothes, the music, the literature and the art. A college trip to England and Scotland confirmed her interest in the time period and gave her idea of what life would’ve looked like in era. It wasn’t until 2010 that Ladd began writing seriously. Shortly after, Ladd released the first book in the Whispers on the Moors series. Book one of the series, The Heiress of Winterwood, was the recipient of the 2011 ACFW Genesis Award for historical romance.

Connect with Sarah

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Sarah E. Ladd’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, May 15th: Laura’s Reviews – author guest post

Tuesday, May 16th: Books a la Mode – author guest post

Friday, May 19th: Reading is My SuperPower – author Q&A

Monday, May 22nd: Let Them Read Books – author guest post

Wednesday, May 24th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – author guest post

Thursday, May 25th: View from the Birdhouse – author guest post

Tuesday, May 30th: From the TBR Pile

Thursday, June 1st: Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot

Monday, June 5th: Suzy Approved

Tuesday, June 6th: Laura’s Reviews

Wednesday, June 7th: Reviews from the Heart

Monday, June 12th: A Holland Reads

Tuesday, June 13th: Just Commonly

Thursday, June 15th: A Chick Who Reads

Monday, June 19th: Reading is My Super Power

Wednesday, June 21st: A Night’s Dream of Books

Maureen Chiquet, author of Beyond the Label, on tour April 2017

Posted By on April 17, 2017

About Beyond the Label

• Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: HarperBusiness (April 18, 2017)

The former global CEO of Chanel charts her unlikely path from literature major to global chief executive, guiding readers to move beyond the confines of staid expectations and discover their own true paths, strengths, and leadership values.

Driven. Shy. Leader. Wife. Mother. We live in a world of categories — labels designed to tell the world, and ourselves, who we are and ought to be. Some we may covet, others we may fear or disdain; but creating a life that’s truly your own, means learning to define yourself on your own terms.

In Beyond the Label, Maureen Chiquet charts her unlikely path from literature major to global chief executive. Sharing the inklings, risks and (re)defining moments that have shaped her exemplary career, Chiquet seeks to inspire a new generation of women, liberal arts grads, and unconventional thinkers to cultivate a way of living and leading that is all their own.

Through vivid storytelling and provocative insights, Chiquet guides readers to consider the pressing questions and inherent paradoxes of creating a successful, fulfilling life in today’s increasingly complex and competitive world.

“Why should we separate art from business, feelings from logic, intuition from judgment?” Chiquet poses. “Who decided you can’t be determined and flexible, introspective and attuned, mother and top executive? And where does it state standing unflinchingly in your vulnerability, embracing your femininity, won’t make you stronger?”

Wise, inspiring, and deeply felt, Beyond the Label is for anyone who longs for a life without limits on who she is or who she will become.

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About Maureen Chiquet

Maureen Chiquet began her career in marketing at L’Oreal Paris in 1985. She has worked at The Gap, helped launch Old Navy, and was president of Banana Republic before becoming COO and President of US operations of Chanel in 2003. In 2007 she became its first Global CEO, where she oversaw the business and brand’s world-wide expansion. She left Chanel in 2016 to focus on writing, speaking, and developing new leadership initiatives. She is a Trustee to the Yale Corporation and fellow of Yale University, where she graduated in 1985.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, April 18th: Read. Write. Repeat.

Thursday, April 20th: Tina Says…

Monday, April 24th: Jathan & Heather

Thursday, April 27th: Wining Wife

Thursday, May 4th: Become a Healthier You

TBD: Cait’s Cozy Corner